Information Literacy Coordinator Librarian -- University of Houston-Downtown -- Houston, TX

Information Literacy Coordinator Librarian - (STA008435) Information Literacy Coordinator Librarian D0025 Library

The Information Literacy Librarian Leads face-to-face instruction design and provision, including planning assessment, and promotion. Designs instruction and teaches library instruction classes, and collaborates with faculty and other librarians to integrate information literacy concepts into their classes. Facilitates involvement of other library staff in library instruction. Represents the needs of the face-to-face instruction programs in planning and resource allocation with the Public Services division.


  • Oversees logistical aspects of providing face-to-face instruction on campus, including responses to the requester, scheduling involvement of other library staff in the provision of instruction, instruction room conditions, and other factors as needed. Teaches classes as needed.
  • Daily supervises and leads in developing and maintaining information literacy competencies at different student levels, including student learning outcomes and assessment.
  • Collaborates with classroom faculty to integrate appropriate information literacy competencies, concepts, and skills into library instruction sessions, assignments, and course content.
  • Provides reference assistance in a variety of formats to the University community and members of the general public.
  • Collaborates with other related Library units as needed to support instruction, including Web Management and Distance and Online Learning.

Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Direct Reports: Full-Time employee(s)
  • Delegation of Work: Regularly assigns work to subordinate(s)
  • Supervision Given: Provides recommendations on hiring employees, promotions; salary increases; scheduling work hours of other employees; coaching and counseling; training; handling employee grievances and complaints; and granting time off.


  • Knowledge: Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices to support the creation of a learner-centered environment
  • Skills: Candidate must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Abilities: Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community


  • Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment; lobby customer service island or reception area: computer laboratory; classroom, training room, auditorium; library environment
  • Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. The position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about sitting, (70%) walking, (15%), standing (15%), etc.

Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.



  • Required Education: Advanced/master’s degree in library science. Degree awarded by an ALA-accredited institution
  • Required Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of job-related experience.
  • License/Certification: None Required

About University of Houston Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown – the second largest university in Houston - is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff. Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and nine master's degree programs. Over 15,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 56,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD—the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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