Systems Librarian-Law School Job at Texas Southern University, Houston, TX

  • Texas Southern University
  • Houston, TX

Job Description

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Systems Librarian-Law School

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under general supervision, responsible for the functional management of the Integrated Library Management System (OCLC WorldShare Management Services) and coordinates the use and integration of electronic research resources and technology in faculty teaching and research and in library collections and services. Oversees library operations and services during weekend and evening hours. Teaches two sections of legal research courses during the academic year.

Essential Duties Summary:

  • Manages the library’s integrated library management system, including installment of software upgrades, etc.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for issues related to the operation and implementation of the integrated library management system.
  • Participates in IT projects pertinent to the skills and interests of the Systems Librarian.
  • Maintains an awareness of current trends and developments in library automation and information technologies.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for all library services during the evening and weekends, including the coordination and supervision of circulation, reserve, collection management and photocopy services. Ensures compliance with University and library policies and procedures.
  • Provides general legal reference and research services to students, faculty, and public library patrons, with particular emphasis on electronic resources. Performs on-line database searches.
  • Manages the development and teaching of computer-assisted legal research instructional programs. Provides electronic current awareness service for faculty.
  • Participates in the process to review, evaluate, and select electronic resources for library collection development.
  • Assists in the development and updating of the content of the law library Web pages.
  • Serves as library liaison with database vendors. Acts as liaison to faculty regarding electronic research projects.
  • Recommends policies and procedures and coordinates user services with other library departments.
  • Prepares user aids such as bibliographies, user guides, research and instructional-based pathfinders, exhibits, newsletters, and blogs on the library to assist patrons using the library. Develops documentation and guides for electronic resources.
  • Assists in training and supervising student workers for the department.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
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Hiring Range:

$48,273.00 - $60,341.00


Juris Doctorate degree with two (2) years of Information Technology experience ORMaster of Library Science (MLS) ORMaster of Library and Information Science (MLIS) ORMaster of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

Required Licensing/Certification:

Valid Texas Driver’s License preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Policies, library procedures, and practices.
  • Banner and other job-related software systems.
  • Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.
Skill in:
  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective customer service.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Strong management.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Coordinating work of others.
  • Analyzing documents.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Work independently.
  • Communicate effectively.
Work Experience:

Previous law library or library work preferred.

Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Limited standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.
  • Stoop, bend or lift.
  • May require work evening and weekends.
UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures Open Until Filled (overrides close field) :


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

Job Tags

Work experience placement, Local area, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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