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Library Associate - Baylor Health Sciences Library, Dallas, TX - Texas A&M University Health Science Center (1/21/2021)

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.”

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education.

What we want

The College of Dentistry is looking for a Library Associate to serve as a member of the Library team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Job Summary: The Library Associate I, under general supervision, provides advanced customer support and performs complex library functions in one or more library units.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Seven years of related experience in a public or academic library or archive.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. Knowledge of email and complex and varied library online research database searches and/or processing.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Basic keyboarding skills.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ability to move medium weight boxes, books, heavy book truck or similar items.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Responsibilities:

  • Provides advanced customer service support for library customers including virtual reference and chat venues. Responds to complex, non-routine resource questions as a subject matter expert.
  • Provides support for complex questions in research resources and databases and instructs library customers on accessing an extensive range of library online catalogs, research guides, physical collections and other electronic reference databases in various specialist areas of study.
  • May create and edit department publication
  • Reviews and evaluates databases as well as specialized applications
  • Handles complex interlibrary and document delivery requests
  • Provides input for processes and workflows and monitors them for efficiency
  • Open and/or close the library as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


Reference Librarian  - Collin College, Preston Ridge Campus (1/21/2021)

Location:

9700 Wade Blvd, Preston Ridge Campus

Frisco, Texas, 75035

United States

We are searching for an experienced Reference Librarian

Job Purpose:

Provide library reference services and instruction to Collin College students, faculty, staff and the general public. Explain and assist students, faculty and staff in the use of the library databases, streaming audio and video, library catalog, electronic books and other features located on the library homepage. Develop, evaluate and maintain the library collection and serve as library liaison in assigned discipline department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Explain and assist in the use of reference sources, books, periodical indexes, Internet and online databases to locate information. Demonstrate the procedures for searching library catalog. Assist students, faculty and staff in finding scholarly sources for research.
  • Schedule and provide library instruction and orientation through class presentations, workshops and web-based instruction.
  • Serve as liaison between the library and teaching faculty on matters of curriculum support through collection development and bibliographic instruction. Assist teaching faculty in the design of library assignments.
  • Select and develop collection of reference and circulating materials, including books, periodicals, DVDs, software, CDs, eBooks and other electronic materials in support of curriculum. Develop online library collections.
  • Assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials.
  • Assist in the development of operations guidelines and policies and procedures for library services.
  • Supervise functional areas of assignment, as needed. Supervise operations and personnel when the Library director is unavailable.
  • Develop and deliver a range of traditional and innovative library services. Develop web-based resources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordance with college policies, procedures and Core Values.
  • Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in library science, or library and information science from a regionally accredited American Library Association institution.
  • Three (3) years of reference experience post-degree in an academic, public or special library.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of reference in emerging technologies
  • Knowledge of trends in library services
  • Knowledge of online databases and integrated library systems
  • Knowledge of liaison faculty's subject area
  • Knowledge of library collection
  • Knowledge of College policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of ALA standards for reference services
  • Computer and applicable software skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Instructional skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Troubleshooting skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Ability to integrate technology into instruction
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students and faculty
  • Ability to develop lists of library materials
  • Ability to conduct reference interviews
  • Ability to evaluate new library database products
  • Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
  • Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly having to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for the Sedentary Work category and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated Light Work. Positions in this class typically include talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, walking and repetitive motions, plus stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching. Relatively free from unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment. Little physical effort required.

***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.***

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of the positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employer actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

Employment Type: Full-time Staff

Compensation Type: Annual

Compensation Range: $52,088.00 - 59,901.00

For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783 or email employment@collin.edu.

Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.




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