First Year Experience Librarian

Position Description

CURRENT RANK:
Lecturer
POSITION:
First Year Experience Librarian
WORK UNIT:
Learning and Outreach
REPORTS TO:
Dean

General Description:

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the First Year Programs Coordinator, the First Year Experience Librarian is part of a team that focuses on information literacy instruction and outreach to first-year students. This team also works with the larger Learning and Outreach unit to provide leadership and direction in support of the Texas A&M University Libraries’ instruction and outreach program. The First Year Experience Librarian will work with team members to provide information literacy activities aimed at early undergraduate students and participate in the unit’s core functions of teaching, learning, outreach, instructional assessment, advocacy, and professional development. This position includes occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

The librarian has particular responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Works collaboratively with the first-year experience (FYE) team to provide instruction and outreach to early undergraduate students, especially in FYE courses;
  • Contributes teaching to a growing library instruction program coordinated through the Learning and Outreach (L&O) unit,
  • Works strategically with partners in the Libraries and across campus to plan instructional programming that furthers the educational mission of the Libraries and the University;
  • Measures instructional outcomes, promotes integration of library instruction into the curriculum, and assesses programming in support of student success;
  • Enhances library instruction to meet the needs of the evolving educational landscape, including potential services and resources for distance education students;
  • Supports and promotes the Libraries’ and Texas A&M University’s shared vision and values.

General Duties:

  • Instruction: Designs, delivers, assesses, and promotes library instruction and outreach programs to support a comprehensive Libraries-wide information literacy program. Works collaboratively with the FYE team and the rest of the L&O unit to deliver library sessions aimed at early undergraduate students, especially first-year students. Builds on current skills and knowledge of information literacy theory and practice in order to share with colleagues and enhance the overall quality of the TAMU Libraries’ instruction program.
  • Outreach: Participates in outreach activities aimed at first-year students through existing programming and new opportunities.  Develops and assesses innovative ways to promote the Libraries and its services to students through the use of technology (e.g., web applications, online tutorials, chat, gaming, videos, etc.) and other forms of communication (e.g., brochures, handouts, etc.).
  • Serves on committees or undertakes special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.