Digital Resources Professional -- Lone Star College -- Houston, TX

Lone Star College-University Park
Digital Resources Professional, Library #19000396

Position Summary:
The Digital Resource Professional’s role encompasses the general area of learning facilitation by providing research assistance, information and digital literacy instruction, and reference services in a variety of modalities (in person, phone, chat, email, asynchronous and synchronous online, via the learning management system). Through ongoing professional development builds and maintains skills and subject expertise in the identification, evaluation, selection and specialized instruction of digital resources. Develops, coaches, and monitors part-time reference staff.

Job Functions:

  • Develops and implements innovative programming to support the learning needs of the students and faculty, including establishing and maintaining a synchronous/asynchronous online presence
  • Evaluates, recommends, introduces and maintains innovative technology to assist with student learning and success
  • Plans, designs and teaches research instruction incorporating information and digital literacy learning objectives
  • Provides class, group and individual research assistance for special assignments and research papers in a variety of formats – individual consultations, group/class instruction, embedded as a resource in face to face, hybrid and online courses
  • Instructs and assists students, faculty and community members in locating, evaluating and accessing the wide selection of digital resources in the library
  • Liaison with academic departments and individual faculty to provide support for student research
  • Liaison with academic departments and faculty to maintain and development a current and relevant digital collection that supports student learning and specific programs or courses
  • Design and maintain online research tutorials and guides
  • Coaches and develops others
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Salary: $60,590

Required: Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and at least 5 years recent related experience.


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