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Instruction program for training in active teaching techniques, instructive reference and pedagogy/andragogy

Job Description


The Hourly Instruction Librarian Program was created in 2016 to:


- Provide new career librarians with an Instruction Apprenticeship/Service Learning Program for training in pedagogy, 21st century active learning and instructive reference

- Fulfill a need to provide faculty librarians with a backup system within a rapidly growing information literacy instruction program 

- To provide temporary instruction librarian staffing during time needed to post, hire, and train new  faculty librarians as retirements or resignations occur




  • Provides point-of-use instructive reference at library reference desks, and research and information services to students, faculty, and staff, including in-person, chat, email, phone assistance

  • Provides classroom information literacy/ library instruction to ACC students in a classroom setting using ACC LS content

  • Maintains records, reporting statistical student learning outcome data to track instruction in both the classroom and at the reference public service desk

  • Maintains internal wiki pages, special information literacy team projects, reports, and other duties as assigned

  • Contributes team feedback for peer observations, attends apprentice program and district-wide training sessions

Program Description

Hourly Instruction Librarians (HILs) are assigned to teach at campuses within one of three Campus Regions:

  • Central: Eastview, Elgin, Highland Campus, Rio Grande
  • North: Cypress Creek, Northridge, San Gabriel, Round Rock
  • South: Hays,, Riverside, South Austin


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Courtney Mlinar
Head Librarian / Associate Professor
Elgin Campus Library
Austin Community College
1501 W HWY 290
Elgin, TX 78621

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