Director, Library Joint Use

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Distance Education Programs, Instructional Technology & Design (Campus), Librarians & Library Administration
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


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 essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • 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-CyFair

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.

Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.

Campus address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Job Description

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 externally.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Develop vision and long-range planning strategies for the library. Provide strategic direction and leadership for the libraries and learning resources
  2. Represent campus library on LSC-wide and Harris County Public Library committees and participate in local, state, and national activities, continuing education, and relevant conferences and workshops, as budget allows
  3. Collaborate with HCPL leadership to enrich lives and serve the educational needs of both students and the community in a joint library setting
  4. Forecast, develop, administer, and assess approved library allocations and expenses, balancing fiscal responsibility with a budget that supports the College's mission and goals
  5. 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 the community
  6. Collaborate with colleagues in administrative, educational, and instructional services at the College and System level to ensure effective learning resources, programs, and services.
  7. Develop procedures and administer policies that support Harris County Public Library, the College and the overall LSC mission, purpose and value
  8. Regularly evaluate and provide reports and updates on programs, collections, and the effectiveness of services
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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 allows
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Expertise in library technology applications
  • Ability to implement effective fiscal and strategic planning strategies
  • Ability to work autonomously and have a high degree of judgment
  • Advanced organization skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent decision making, conflict resolution, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people and establish and maintain effective relationships with colleagues and community
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to take initiative and understand all of the policies and procedures
  • Multi-tasking abilities
  • Ability to promote diversity and maintain a positive attitude in demanding work environment
PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

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 office equipment
  • 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
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution
  • At least 5 years experience
  • Experience must include at least 3 years in a manager- or director-level position
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 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
Salary

Hiring salary range is $74,380 - $85,537.

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:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. 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 resume submitted.

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.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which 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.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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