Full-Time Director of Learning Resources – Lufkin


POSITION: Full-Time Director of Learning Resources – Lufkin

EMPLOYMENT DATE: Until Filled

QUALIFICATIONS:

      Required:                        

  • Master’s degree in Education, Technology, Library Science, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Three or more years’ full-time experience in a higher education setting.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Working knowledge of the Internet and commonly used computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Training and technical skills such as highly proficient use of online search and online resource database technology.

      Preferred:

  • Current skills in a wide range of technologies common to academic librarianship.
  • Ability to analyze trends in academic librarianship and to extrapolate their appropriateness to the College’s current and future needs.
  • Knowledge of current trends in small academic libraries.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse staff and student population.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Understand how to work successfully as a team within all levels of the organization and know how to contribute to the mission of the college.

It is the intent of the basic job requirements, duties, and responsibilities that these minimum requirements should therefore, be referred to as a guide for, rather than a limitation to the services required.

JOB DESCRIPTION:         

The position will report to the Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for job responsibilities and other College related activities as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Collaboratively plan, coordinate, and evaluate learning resources and instructional media services. Such services include library acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, circulation, reference, information literacy/bibliographic instruction, interlibrary load and document delivery, stack maintenance, use of audiovisual materials, and access to informational and instructional computer hardware and software;
  • Develop and maintain an atmosphere that fosters learning and encourages students, faculty, and community members to use the facilities and services;
  • Formulate, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures for the use of the Learning Resource Center and instructional media materials, equipment, and facilities;
  • Collect data, analyze efficacy of services, and prepare reports as directed;
  • Orient, supervise, and evaluate personnel;
  • Support a comprehensive tutoring and tutor training program;
  • Schedule use of the Anatomage Table;
  • Manage the use of the library’s computer lab;
  • Maintain a supportive learning environment in the Learning Resource Center;
  • Oversee the administration of the Learning Management System and coordinate faculty training;
  • Develop, maintain, and promote a digital resource hub for faculty professional development;
  • Prepare and administer the annual budget;
  • Collaboratively define and implement planning to continuously improve the library, tutoring center, and computer lab;
  • Collaborate with librarians, faculty, and administrators to build the collections; provide needed equipment, facilities, and services; and promote and encourage use of the Learning Resource Center;
  • Lead outreach activities to promote student engagement with the Learning Resource Center and its services;
  • Lead librarians and staff members in efforts to educate students and faculty in the effective use of the Learning Resource Center and its services;
  • Develop, implement, and assess the unit plan for the Library/Learning Resource Center to promote continuous improvement;
  • Develop cooperative partnerships with other libraries and learning resource centers on the regional, state, and national level;
  • Work collaboratively with staff to develop and implement processes for outcomes assessment, including assessment of learning outcomes and assessment of unit plan goals/outcomes;
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty to encourage use of resources and services, promote the Learning Resource Center’s services through outreach activities, and foster open communication with other offices/departments of the college;
  • Collaborate with faculty and industry partners to leverage unconventional equipment and resources to create a distinctive learning environment in the Center;
  • Collect, analyze, and use relevant data to inform decision about the Center’s operations, policies, and strategic direction;
  • Promote use of Learning Resource Center services and ensure appropriate marketing of the services to all constituencies of the College;
  • Maintain knowledge of current developments and trends in technology, best practices and innovations related to Learning Resource Center operations, and the Center’s role in supporting student engagement and success; and
  • Establish personnel responsibilities, accountability standards, and work schedules for assigned staff.

CONTRACT & SALARY:

 Annual salary of $55,000 – $58,000, in addition to excellent employee benefits. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States must be verified for successful candidate.

SCHEDULE:                                   

A letter of interest, completed application form, a resume, and college transcripts are required for an applicant to be considered. Screening of qualified applicants will begin and continue until the position is filled. This is a security sensitive position and an appropriate background investigation will be made on applicants being strongly considered for the position. Please download and save the application to your computer before completing. The application may be downloaded via our website at http://www.angelina.edu/hr-jobs/ or application forms may be requested from Human Resources. Please submit the complete application packet to: Human Resources, Angelina College, P.O. Box 1768, Lufkin TX 75902-1768, fax to 936-633-3230 or e-mail to ewalker@angelina.edu.

Angelina College is a great place to work and Lufkin is a great place to live! From the arts to the outdoors, Lufkin offers a wide variety of entertainment activities. We have many parks and our residents enjoy spending time walking and biking on the beautiful Azalea Trail. Golfers have a choice of four different courses. Lake Sam Rayburn provides opportunities for fishing and boating. Families often enjoy spending a day at Ellen Trout Zoo. For those who prefer shopping and dining, Lufkin has a wide variety of shops and restaurants offering everything from antiques to clothing and home-style cooking to fine dining. Our downtown area offers quaint boutiques and is the scene of many community events. Spending a day at a museum doesn’t require a long drive to the big city. Lufkin is home to the Museum of East Texas, the Texas Forestry Museum, and the Naranjo Natural History Museum. The arts come alive with organizations like Angelina Arts Alliance, which hosts the performing arts from around the world.

With all that it offers in recreation and entertainment, Lufkin really is a great place to live.

Angelina College is a comprehensive community college of 5,200 students located in Lufkin, Angelina County, Texas, and serving twelve counties of East Texas. Lufkin is a city of 38,000 people, situated about 120 miles northeast of Houston, 112 miles southwest of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 165 miles southeast of Dallas.

Angelina College reserves the right to extend search or not offer position advertised.

ANGELINA COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY