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Librarian II


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Librarian II

  • 499658
  • Professional Staff
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Jun 17 2024 at 12:00 CDT
  • Library

Job Summary:

The Librarian II is responsible for developing, preserving, and promoting rare book collections at TCU to faculty, students and staff along with the general public.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:

1. Builds the department’s rare book collections by selecting and purchasing material in multiple formats (manuscripts, maps, books, etc.) and that align with collection development policy and support TCU’s curriculum.
2. Creates accurate and detailed bibliographic records for rare books and special collections material.
3. Supports use of TCU rare book collections by working directly with students, faculty, staff, and researchers; provides reference services.
4. Partners with reference liaisons to identify opportunities to promote these collections in support of the curriculum; Demonstrates interpersonal skills and strong customer service approach.
5. Promotes the access and use of rare book collections to the university community and the public through outreach events, social media posts, and library instruction sessions. Curates displays and exhibits (physical and online) highlighting rare book collections.
6. Ensures preservation of special collections materials by developing guidelines and practices for handling and storage; Monitors environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, and light levels in storage areas. Assists the director and dean with building security for special collections material.
7. Assists the director in developing relationships with donors, accepting gifts, and maintaining donor records.
8. Supervises one or two non-exempt library employees and some TCU students.
9. Contributes to the overall operation of the library by participating on committees; develops reports, attends meetings; maintains skills with professional development activities; works effectively with colleagues in a team-based environment.
10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

• Masters in Library Science/Information Science (ALA Accredited)
• 3 years library experience including 1 year in a supervisory capacity
• Experience with rare book collections (can be concurrent)

Preferred Education & Experience:

• 2nd master’s degree in History or Literature, working knowledge of a second language, knowledge of the history of books and manuscripts, familiarity with book repair and conservation techniques; familiarity with copyright and privacy laws, knowledge of digital humanities
• Experience providing instruction and/or research services in a humanities discipline

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

• Valid Driver’s License.
• Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.

Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:

• None

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of computer applications as they relate to library special collections.
• Skill in all aspects of library special collections operations, including acquisition, arrangement, preservation, access, and reference.
• Skill in oral and written communication.
• Skill in use of Microsoft Office.
• Ability to train and lead staff
• Ability to promote use of material to campus and researchers.

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.
• There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
• This role is an on campus, in-person position.
• 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. 

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

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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