Coates Library -- Trinity University

Instruction/Liaison Librarian


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.††


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:

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.


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

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

Aimee Babcock-Ellis
Graduate Assistant
Nonprint Media Services Library
University of Maryland College Park
301-405-9236 †fax 301-314-9419
(cell) 518-225-7127
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