Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of
Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position.
A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional
communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship,
respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is
designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in
creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding
of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact
on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence
in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace &
Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-Houston North Greenspoint
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer
and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC
is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community
college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head,
Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of
higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact
of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university
centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is
continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of
Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
LSC-Houston North Greenspoint is a state-of-the-art, full-service
location designed to serve the greater Greenspoint area. Its
proximity to local businesses and public transportation has created
a location ideal for working and non-traditional students. The
facility offers a selection of day, evening and weekend credit
courses, including university-transfer courses, certificates,
computer/office skills, and developmental studies.
The location address is 250 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E., Houston, TX
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
The Director, Library is responsible for providing leadership and
strategic direction while advancing the role of the library and
learning center in information & digital literacy, lifelong
learning, and the overall mission for the college. The position
provides leadership for all library operations including
instruction, resource allocation, strategic planning, staffing,
program development, and evaluation of library resources and
services. This position plans for and responds to students,
faculty, community, and technology needs and represents the library
and learning centers both internally across Lone Star College and
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Develop vision and long-range planning strategies for the
library. Provide strategic direction and leadership for the
libraries and learning resources.
- Ensure representation of the Library in College and System-wide
planning, governance, task forces, and committees. Represent campus
library on LSC-wide committees and participate in local, state, and
national activities, continuing education, and relevant conferences
and workshops, as budget allows.
- Collaborate with HCPL leadership to enrich lives and serve the
educational needs of both students and the community in a joint
- Forecast, develop, administer, and assess approved library
allocations and expenses, balancing fiscal responsibility with a
budget that supports the College's mission and goals.
- Develop and direct information and digital literacy education
initiatives and curriculum for the college. Direct programming
initiatives supporting information & digital literacy, student
success, and personal enrichment for students, staff, faculty, and
- Collaborate with colleagues in administrative, educational, and
instructional services at the College and System level to ensure
effective learning resources, programs, and services.
- Develop procedures and administer policies that support both
the College and overall LSC mission, purpose, and value.
- Regularly evaluate and provide reports and updates on programs,
collections, and the effectiveness of services.
- Oversee the operational aspects of LSC’s library services and
human resources to meet the needs of students, faculty and the
community. Provide resources and services that effectively serve a
diverse population of library users with fairness and respect.
- Evaluate trends in learning resources, educational technology,
information literacy, and digital literacy instruction, and remain
current in all aspects of library and learning resources services.
Remain current in all aspects of library and learning resources
services appropriate to the community college environment through
review of professional literature, participation in local, state,
and national activities.
- Advise and assist in the planning and design of library and
learning resource facilities, equipment, and infrastructure
components. Lead the incorporation of technological advances in
information consumption & creation and supervise the ongoing
instruction of the use of technology.
- Maintain compliance with local, state, and federal laws and
guidelines, including but not limited to accrediting agency
guidelines, copyright laws, FERPA and privacy of library records,
American with Disabilities Act, and emergency procedures.
- Recruit, hire, evaluate, and direct activities and staffing
levels of library faculty and staff. Develop opportunities and
encourage participation in professional development activities at
campus and System level, as well as externally as budget
- Develop, collaborate, and evaluate cooperative relationships
with libraries and other external agencies to ensure that
agreements enhance the resources and services provided to the
college and district students and faculty.
- Serve as part of the College Emergency Management Team in
planning programs and activities that will promote the safety of
the campus community as well as the ability of the campus to
respond and recover in the event of an emergency.
- Responsible for other reasonable related duties as
- Expertise in library technology applications
- Ability to implement effective fiscal and strategic planning
- Ability to work autonomously and have a high degree of
- Advanced organization skills and excellent verbal and written
- Excellent decision making, conflict resolution, and
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people and establish
and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to take initiative and understand all of the policies
- Multi-tasking abilities
- Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude
in demanding work environment
The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to
do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending;
carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or
driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to
perform the work.
WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
- Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a
Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general
- Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to
carry out the functions of the position
- Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal
exposure to safety hazards
- Bachelor’s degree and least 5 years of related work experience,
or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Experience must include at least 3 years in a manager- or
- Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from
an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
- At least 3 years of continuous professional and management
experience in a college or university library setting
- Experience with grant writing and/or grant management
Hiring salary range is $74,380 - $94,090
Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted
full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall
in that range is determined by your related experience and
education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star
College, the resume submitted in the application process will be
utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined
below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed
to determine an accurate starting salary.
Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work
experience. The resume should include the following information for
each position listed:
- Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
- If the position was full time or part time
- If the position was paid or unpaid
- Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree
Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in
the Lone Star College job description should be included in the
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part
of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work
environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full
comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number
of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition
waiver, professional development opportunities and more.
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How to Apply
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY
We will not accept application material received via fax, email,
mail, or hand delivered.
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Lone Star College provides the federal government with information
from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is
authorized to work in the United States.
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Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are
subject to a criminal background check.