Instructional Design Librarian

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Created: September 13, 2013


Position Announcement Instructional Design Librarian University of Houston Libraries

Responsibilities: The University of Houston Libraries seeks an innovative and learner-centered Instructional Design Librarian who understands the changing environment of technology, information literacy instruction, and public services in an academic library. The Instructional Design Librarian will apply learning theories, design principles, and technology to develop, implement, and maintain general and course-specific learning objects, instructional modules, and other library instruction materials. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in developing a comprehensive online learning plan that includes e-learning objects that are accessible through course management systems and the library website. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collaborating with the campus Faculty Development & Instructional Support team and campus IT, and coordinating efforts among library departments including Web Services. In addition, the Instructional Design Librarian will participate in the assessment of instruction practices and lead assessment efforts around online learning. The position will be a member of the Instruction Management Committee and will assist in developing the overall instruction program and teaching face to face learning modules for standardized lower level instruction. The position will report to the Coordinator of Undergraduate Instruction and Outreach and reside within the Liaison Services Department.

Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.



* ALA accredited MLS degree * Demonstrated experience with curriculum development * Demonstrated experience with the theory and application of various instructional design models * Strong collaboration and project management skills * Library instruction or other teaching experience (face to face and online) * Knowledge of information literacy competencies Preferred:

* Education, study, or experience in instructional design, education theory, or similar field of study * Experience with web design and graphics * Experience with design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, Apple iLife, or Camtasia * Familiarity with current and emerging technologies and their instructional applications Salary: $50,000 – $55,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Library Information: The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes. Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff. Additional information about the University Libraries is available at:<> .

The UH Libraries’ Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, improving outreach, and increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document are available at The Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the University and the further the Tier One effort ( We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic imperatives.

General Information: The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges and schools offering close to 80 degree programs with an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research university campuses in the nation.

Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by Forbes as topping the list of America’s coolest cities ( ).

For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see: For information about housing and living in Houston see:

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send letter of application, names of 3 references, and resume to Damon Camille, Training, Assessment, and Statistics Coordinator, University of Houston, 114 University Libraries, Houston, Texas 77204-2000. Applications may also be submitted by email to:<> .


Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or<> .





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Rachel E Vacek

World Wide Web Digital Library Federation


Published: Friday, September 13, 2013 14:00 UTC

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