Architecture Public Services Librarian— Texas Tech University

Post date: Mar 30, 2021

TITLE: Assistant Librarian - Architecture Public Services Librarian

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Architecture Public Services Librarian provides oversight and direction for the circulation, reference, and reserve areas at the Architecture Library branch. This position serves as a collaborative member of the Architecture Library Team and the User Centered Services Unit (USCU) in the shared mission to support and enhance students’ use, access, and engagement with the Libraries resources, services, and spaces.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively with the Architecture Library team, User-Centered Services Unit and other Libraries departments to support branch operations and services

  • Oversee department scheduling for staff and student assistants; serve as a back-up in the absence of the Senior Library Associate

  • Oversee reference training of staff and student assistants

  • Contribute to the planning and teaching of information literacy modules in support of the College of Architecture program and curriculum

  • Maintain and analyze pertinent statistics related to circulation, reference and instructional services

  • Contribute to the curation of web content and subject-based online resource tools (LibGuides, handouts, tutorials)

  • Serve as the primary contact for the College of Architecture El Paso campus to support access, instruction, and services for distance students and faculty

  • Follow and uphold policies and procedures of the Libraries and the University; implement and assess internal policies in conjunction with USCU for the betterment of services

  • Serve as one of two Emergency Action Coordinators for the Architecture Library

  • Serve on committees and teams as assigned

The Architecture Public Services Librarian is a member of the Texas Tech University Libraries faculty whose responsibilities include actively pursuing academic publishing, professional development, instruction, and service to the Libraries, University, and community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library program. Preferred: Subject expertise and/or degree in architecture, art, or a related field; Knowledge and understanding of public services functions, best practices and current trends in an academic library setting; 1 to 3 years of successful supervisory experience; Information literacy teaching and instruction assessment experience; Competencies using integrated library systems (Alma); Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student and community members; Strong service orientation; Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; state higher education holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state

or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University (www.ttu.edu) is a tier one research university with an enrollment of over 38,000. Texas Tech recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance, Texshare and is a founding member of Texas Digital Libraries. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 3.7 million volumes and is ranked 54th among ARL Libraries.

Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 300,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. Select Faculty. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, diversity statement, current vita, and names and contact information of three professional references. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Submission of applications is preferred by May 15, 2021.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.