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Coates Library -- Trinity University

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*Instruction/Liaison Librarian *

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POSITION DESCRIPTION



Trinity University seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking individual to join its
information literacy program.  The successful candidate will join a team of
energetic, creative librarians whose work earned them the ACRL Excellence in
Academic Libraries award in 2007. This is a perfect professional opportunity
for those who value the teaching mission of the library, enjoy frequent
interaction with bright students and faculty in the library and the
classroom, and also wish to participate in professional and scholarly
activities as a faculty member.

 SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES



The instruction/liaison librarian is one of a team that supports an
innovative information literacy program at Trinity University. The
University selected information literacy as its Quality Enhancement Plan
(QEP) for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
reaffirmation of accreditation in 2007.  More information about the
campus-wide information literacy effort is available at:
http://php.trinity.edu/qep/info_lit/



Primary responsibilities include teaching information literacy skills and
concepts in assigned liaison areas, working with teaching faculty in those
areas to develop departmental-specific objectives, and providing
instructionally focused reference service.  The position will provide
support primarily to humanities and/or social science departments; he or she
also will coordinate collection management for government information.



 Duties will include collaborative teaching, instruction sessions,
workshops, and web-based tutorials.  Outreach will be central to this
position.  One-on-one contact with teaching faculty and departmental
workshops tailored to specific disciplines will be expected as will preparation
of guides and tools to advance student learning, assigned reference desk or
office hours, and collection development in assigned subject areas.  This
position reports to the Assistant University Librarian/Head of Public
Services.



This position will be expected to meet standards of librarianship,
scholarship and service for promotion and tenure.



REQUIREMENTS:



*Required:* ALA-accredited MLS, with significant exposure to information
technology and sources.   Bachelorís degree in a liberal arts discipline.
Excellent interpersonal skills, not only in one-on-one assistance, but also
in creating and delivering presentations and developing outreach programs to
our users. Knowledge of print and electronic reference sources, as well as
skill in searching web-based resources.  Strong communication skills, a high
energy level and self-confidence are also musts, as is the ability to work
effectively and with initiative, both as a team member and as an
individual.  The successful candidate will demonstrate his or her interest
in professional development and faculty activities.



*Preferred:*  Track record of participation in or development of innovative
instruction programs, particularly those that use technology to enhance
student learning.  Evidence of creative approaches to service problems, and
an ability to understand and interpret to the teaching faculty studentsí
experience of the library.  Experience in teaching or instruction in an
academic setting.



*BENEFITS INCLUDE*: Trinity paid TIAA/CREF when qualified, comprehensive
insurance options, 20 days vacation, and generous professional development
support.  This is a 12 month, tenure-track faculty position. Tenure in the
Trinity Library is awarded primarily on demonstration of professional
excellence.



Trinity University is a nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences
institution characterized by a demanding curriculum, distinguished faculty,
exceptionally bright students, and a campus that is among the most modern
and beautiful in America.  Trinity is located in what Will Rogers called one
of America's four unique cities.  Combining Old World charm, a multicultural
heritage, and numerous cultural and historical attractions, San Antonio is a
friendly, affordable, enchanting city in which to live and work.  Additional
information can be found at http://lib.trinity.edu.



*TO APPLY*:  Submit a detailed resume, application letter addressing
experience and interest, and the names, phone numbers, email and postal
addresses of three references to: Diane J. Graves, University Librarian,
(send email applications to [log in to unmask]) Trinity University Library,
One Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX, 78212-7200.  Review of applications
continues until the position is filled.  Trinity is an EEOC employer.









Michelle S. Millet, Associate Professor

Information Literacy Coordinator

Coates Library, Trinity University

One Trinity Place

San Antonio, TX 78212-7200

(210) 999-7693


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Aimee Babcock-Ellis
Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services Library
University of Maryland College Park
301-405-9236  fax 301-314-9419
http://lib.umd.edu/nonprint/
(cell) 518-225-7127
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