Online Learning Librarian -- University of Houston-Downtown -- Houston, TX

Position Title: Online Learning Librarian

Position Description:
The Online Learning Librarian plans, delivers, and implements the library's online information literacy initiatives using technologies and tools such as learning management systems, content tools and presentation tools. The librarian will also instructs students on how to access, evaluate, and use information found in the library's collection and on the internet in a way that promotes student academic success.


  • Creates and implements an innovative and effective program of online information literacy initiatives, which include learning outcomes for assessment purposes
  • Communicates and meets with faculty and staff to promote integration of the library's online learning resources and services into academic programs
  • Provides reference services and one-on-one instruction in the use of library resources through various delivery methods to students, faculty and other affiliated patrons, including assisting them with software, hardware and creating lesson plans for classes
  • Plans, organizes and delivers online library instruction and, in collaboration with instruction librarian, in-person library instructional sessions and workshops
  • Serves as subject librarian and faculty liaison, performing collection development through reviews, selection and marketing of library resources, and provides outreach to campus constituencies in order to expand program of online information literacy instruction

MARGINAL DUTIES: Performs other duties as assigned


  • Direct Reports: None
  • Delegation of Work: N/A
  • Supervision Given: N/A


  • Knowledge: Knowledge of instructional design principles in an online environment
  • Skills: Knowledge of accessibility and universal design principles
  • Abilities: Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position


  • Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment; lobby customer service island or reception areas; computer laboratory; classroom, training room, auditorium; library environment
  • Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment, which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about standing (15%), walking (15%), sitting (70%), stooping, kneeling, reaching, handling, speaking, hearing and seeing.
  • Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.
  • EEO/AA

Type of Library: Academic

Location: Houston, TX

Required Education: American Library Association accredited Master's degree

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of job-related experience
  • Experience with Blackboard Learn
  • Experience developing digital content, working with technologies and tools such as learning management system, content capture tools, and presentation tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience interacting with or serving online user populations in an academic setting
  • Familiarity with Adobe Captivate, Camtasia Studio, or similar e-learning content software

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