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

Outreach and Programming Librarian

St. Edward's University's Munday Library is looking for a collaborative, dedicated, creative, and conscientious person to join our small team. We seek applicants with a passion for innovation and providing the best possible patron experiences.

Munday Library is the heart of the University's intellectual experience. We inspire our students to be lifelong learners and are committed to supporting their work and growth. In addition, we offer robust research assistance to our diverse faculty. We acquire, preserve, and facilitate the use of credible resources, teach the effective use of information, support the discovery, analysis, and creation of knowledge, develop innovative services, and apply new information technologies to achieve a single overarching purpose: to serve the needs of our users.

With primary focuses on programming, outreach, marketing, and community engagement, this position will depend on creativity and commitment to service. The successful candidate will aspire to develop innovative approaches to outreach and programming and cultivate and celebrate the centrality of the Library to campus research and scholarship. This full-time position reports to the Library Director. Available immediately.


Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Plan, develop, manage, and evaluate a full schedule of diverse programming, in collaboration with library staff
  • Serve as point of contact for campus outreach events
  • Maintain a regular, robust, and engaging social media presence for the library
  • Actively market library programming and services through both internal and external channels
  • Address patron requests as needed via in-person visits, telephone, and email
  • Engage with faculty, students, and staff to provide library services, which may include research assistance, library instruction, and collection development
  • Create and maintain digital learning objects, such as knowledge base articles and research guides
  • Participate in internal and external university committees
  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • Minimum one year experience with public-facing services in libraries
  • Relevant experience in programming, event-planning, and marketing
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including the ability to prioritize, set goals, and meet deadlines
  • Experience with social media platforms and knowledge of social media trends
  • Sincere enthusiasm for community building and engagement
  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills including a professional, positive, and approachable demeanor
  • A genuine interest in collaboration with a passionate team of dedicated colleagues
  • A genuine passion for working with students
  • Ability to be a supervisor and mentor to student employees
  • Excellent research skills and familiarity with a wide range of information resources
  • Availability to work evening and weekend hours as needed to meet the demands of our primary user groups
  • Personal commitment to supporting and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • 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 history background check required.

Preferred:

  • 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
  • Basic web editing skills
  • Basic graphic design skills

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

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit an online application at; https://stedwards.applicantpro.com. 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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

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.

ABOUT ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY

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; https://www.stedwards.edu/human-resources/benefits-summary

OTHER ITEMS TO KNOW

Sponsorship:

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 #: J2020137

Posted:08/17/2021

Available:08/23/21

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