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Math, Science, Engineering Reference Librarian

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Math, Science, Engineering Reference Librarian
UIW Mission

University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Reference Librarian is an administrative position in the Mabee library and provides a full range of reference, research and instructional assistance to undergraduate, graduate students, faculty and administrators, as well as community residents. This position is responsible for reference services during some weekend and evening hours and occasional assistance with circulation. This position will perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Reference/Research Assistance
Description of Job Duties

Provides high-level reference and research assistance to students and faculty. Consults with individuals one-on-one and in groups.

Job Duty Name Information Literacy
Description of Job Duties

Teaches information literacy classes on demand and via scheduled outreach events. Works with instructional designer and other librarians to create online modules for library instruction in the assigned disciplines. Information literacy sometimes includes bibliographic management software training and/or includes specialized software used for research in the life and physical sciences, math, engineering and nutrition.

Job Duty Name Faculty Collaboration
Description of Job Duties

Collaborates with faculty to develop instructional materials and set course objectives for classes offered in the curriculum.

Job Duty Name Outreach
Description of Job Duties

Promotes library services, resources and facilities through liaison work and scheduled outreach events.

Job Duty Name Collection Development
Description of Job Duties

Acquires and de-accessions electronic and print materials from the library collection. Works closely with faculty to acquire needed resources in support of the curriculum. Works closely with library technical services staff to assure acquisition of resources both in electronic format and in print.

Job Duty Name Administrative Responsibilities
Description of Job Duties

Helps manage the Mabee Library assuring high level access and services during assigned reference desk hours. Sometimes acts as the administrator on duty, providing oversight for circulation and reference functions, supervising student workers and maintaining an environment conducive to study.

Job Duty Name Special Projects
Description of Job Duties

Works with librarians or other academic staff/administrator/faculty on special projects that will further the mission of the university


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Excellent interpersonal communication skills; proficient database searcher; excellent oral, written, presentation and communications skills; ability to teach concepts to groups and one-on-one; Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education

An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.

Required Work Experience

Previous reference service experience in an academic library. Experience working with research and reference resources in the science disciplines, a strong commitment to public service and teamwork.

Preferred Qualifications

Supervisory experience; fluent in the use of the major academic databases in the math and life science disciplines. Experience with creating online modules for information literacy (coursework examples accepted).

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
Work Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm. Some occasional evening and weekend shifts.

Physical Demands

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number AS488PO
Job Type Full Time
Job Category Administrator
Desired Start Date 09/18/2017
Position End Date (if temporary)
Reports to Director of Public Services
Open Date 08/23/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant

UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts 1
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Masters of Library Science or equivalent ALA certified masters degree
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How many years of experience do you have working in an academic library?
    • none
    • 0 - 2 years
    • 2 - 4 years
    • more than 4 years
  3. * Describe your supervisory experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe your experience assisting students and faculty with library research needs. Name specific resources used when working with these individuals.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you able to work evenings and weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UIW Website
    • Chronicle
    • Indeed
    • Glassdoor
    • Personal Referral
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  7. If you selected other, please tell us where?

    (Open Ended Question)