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Librarian I


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Librarian I

  • 499529
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Apr 22 2024 at 09:45 CDT
  • Library

Job Summary:

The Librarian I is responsible for providing research assistance to library users by facilitating access to information resources and teaching research skills, as well as supporting departments in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences through information literacy instruction, collection development, and various orientation sessions.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Assists TCU library users in finding books and journals, answers factual questions and helps define research topics by staffing the Reference/Information Commons Desk and responding to email Reference questions, while applying accepted customer service techniques.
2. Prepares and teaches the use of online resources, such as the library catalog, indexes, and Databases by conducting hands-on classes and individual instruction; developing and maintaining library web pages related to nursing and health sciences (liaison) responsibilities.
3. Participates in building the Library’s collections by collaborating as necessary with departmental faculty in assigned departments in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences for ordering books, video material, electronic resources, evaluating databases; selecting items for addition or withdrawal in order to meet the needs of the students and faculty.
4. Contributes to the overall operation of the library by serving on committees and task forces; representing the library via campus and other external groups as assigned.
5. Functions as an effective, proactive liaison to the faculty and students of the assigned departments in College of Nursing & Health Sciences and the by expanding and promoting the information literacy component of the various programs and classes.
6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Masters of Library Science (ALA accredited).
• 0 - 1 year experience in a library environment.

Preferred Education & Experience:

• None

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• None

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of academic library print and electronic resources.
• Knowledge of major nursing and health sciences databases used in academic libraries and ability to use them effectively.
• Skill in Microsoft Office Products and web search engines.
• Ability to listen to and analyze library users’ requests and determine best sources for finding the information
• Ability to communicate well with both faculty and students.
• Ability to plan and deliver research/instruction services to nursing and health sciences departments.
• Ability to support campus wide library instruction program.

TCU Core Competencies:

University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):

• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information.
• Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
• Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
• Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting.
• Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment:

• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.

AA/EEO Statement:

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 

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Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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