This position is responsible for providing professional reference/information services to patrons, teaching library information and research classes to both undergraduate and graduate students, participating in the development of the library’s instruction program, and building relationships with the university community to meet their teaching, learning, and research needs.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities includes: - Preparing guides, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills, including facilitating access to collections - Working with students, faculty, staff, and other library users to locate and interpret library resources in all subject areas - Developing expertise in designated subject disciplines and maintaining current awareness of new reference initiatives - Serving as bibliographer for collection development in designated subject disciplines and recommends materials for purchase - Serving as liaison with the faculty in designated departments - Collaborating with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students and promotes awareness of library services and resources - Participating in assessment of library services - Keeping abreast of activities and changes in the profession - Participating in the Reference rotation including some nights and weekends - Participating in professional activities, professional development, scholarly research, publication, and service activities as outlined in Academic Policy Statement 900417, Faculty Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor it...s historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.