St Edwards University
  • LIBR - Library
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Research Support Librarian

The Munday Library

St. Edward's University of Austin, Texas invites applications for the position of Research Support Librarian. The Research Support Librarian provides customer service, instruction, community engagement, and robust research support for students and faculty, this position will depend on creativity and commitment to service. This position will serve as the primary librarian during evening hours. Must be self-directed, able to work with minimal supervision, comfortable supervising student workers, and able to communicate effectively with team members.

Essential Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as the primary librarian during evening hours (and possible weekends, as needed)
  • Engage with faculty, students, and staff throughout the St. Edward's community to provide library services including research assistance, programming, and occasional library instruction
  • Address service requests as needed via in-person visits, telephone, email, and CRM
  • Supervise student workers
  • Create and maintain digital learning objects, such as knowledge base articles and research guides
  • Work with library colleagues and campus partners to generate topical programming, create materials for and lead workshops, and promote relevant events
  • Work with library colleagues to write and review policies, procedures, and best practices, especially with regard to research assistance, patron interaction, and other public services
  • Assist as needed with resource sharing services including interlibrary loan, course reserves, and TexShare
  • Serve on relevant library and campus-wide projects and committees
  • Communicate openly and regularly with supervisor and colleagues
  • Perform other duties as assigned

For consideration, an ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science or foreign equivalent:

  • Minimum one year experience with public-facing services in academic libraries
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices in librarianship
  • Sincere enthusiasm for community building and engagement
  • Reliable availability for evening work hours
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices in librarianship
  • Experience providing research assistance and academic library instruction
  • Personal commitment to supporting and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including the ability to prioritize, set goals, and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and best practices for producing and publishing online content
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with the use of a major LSP or ILS
  • Experience creating library instruction materials and administering related programming
  • Experience with Canvas, or equivalent LMS
  • Experience with CRM or help desk systems, such as Salesforce or Zendesk
  • Experience using and teaching standard technology supported by academic libraries, such as Adobe Creative Suite, citation management tools, analytic software, and others

For detailed information, please scroll to the bottom of the page to download the job description.

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package!

United Healthcare Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available)

Sun Life Financial Dental Plan

Sun Life Financial Vision Plan

Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Pet Insurance

Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave

Retirement Plan (TIAA) Employee 5%/Employer Match 7%

Tuition Benefits

Paid Holidays

Services & Discounts


Interested applicants should submit an online application at; For full consideration, please submit all application materials:

  1. A current resume or CV;
  2. A cover letter addressing the candidate's interest in and qualifications for the position;
  3. A statement on the candidate's ideas, contributions, and goals for advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion while serving in this position; and
  4. The contact information for three professional references


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,000 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized learning, and exciting internship opportunities. The community atmosphere extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students. An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Reference #: J202019

Posted: 06/11/2021

Available: Immediately

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