Director of the Library/Learning Resource Center – Full-Time – Lufkin


POSITION: Full-Time Director of the Library/Learning Resource Center – Lufkin

EMPLOYMENT DATE: Until Filled

QUALIFICATIONS:

      Required:

  • Master of Library Science degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Three or more years’ experience in an academic or public library.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse community.

      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 work independently.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities.
  • 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:

  • Plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate learning resource and instructional media services. Such services include but are not limited to acquisitions, collection development, cataloging, circulation, reference, bibliographic instruction, interlibrary loan and document delivery, stack maintenance, use of audiovisual materials and equipment, and access to informational and instructional computer hardware and software;
  • Formulate, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures for the use of the Library/Learning Resource Center and instructional media materials, equipment, and facilities;
  • Orient, supervise, and evaluate personnel;
  • Prepare and administer the annual budget;
  • Collaborate with faculty and administrators to build the collections; provide needed equipment, facilities, and services; and promote and encourage use of the learning resource center;
  • Administer the automation system and public access workstations. In this capacity, the Director often works in consultation and cooperation with IT personnel;
  • Responsibilities include but are not limited to purchasing, installing, troubleshooting, and evaluating software and hardware;
  • Develop cooperative partnerships with other libraries and learning resource centers on the regional, state, and national level;
  • Develop and maintain an atmosphere that fosters learning and encourages students, faculty, and community members to use the facilities and services;
  • Lead librarians and staff members in efforts to educate students and faculty in the effective use of the Library/Learning Resource Center and its services;
  • Develop and implement the unit plan for the Library/Learning Resource Center to promote continuous improvement;
  • Assist students, faculty, and community members with research, reference requests, and address other Help Desk questions;
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty to encourage use of resources and services, promote the Library/Learning Resource Center’s services through outreach activities, and foster open communication with other offices/departments of the college; and
  • Collaborate with faculty and industry partners to leverage unconventional equipment and resources to create a distinctive learning environment in the Center.

CONTRACT & SALARY: 

Twelve (12) month assignment with an annual salary of $50,000 – $60,000, in addition to excellent employee benefits. The College is willing to negotiate an alternate schedule arrangement with corresponding salary adjustment. 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