Faculty, Reference Librarian -- Lone Star College -- Cypress, TX

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Location: LSC-CyFair
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
More info: https://hcm.lonestar.edu/psc/hcmprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_S...

Job Description
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The librarian's role encompasses the general areas of learning facilitation, personal and professional development, and institutional and community service. Reference services include developing or acquiring instructional materials and providing assistance to the community in the use of research and technology. Under the supervision of Library Director, provides appropriate professional reference and research and reader's advisory assistance. Develops and maintains assigned library collections; provides one-on-one and group instruction for library users.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Works with the campus and system librarians to incorporate library-developed instructional tools into the online course management system
  2. Provides reader's advisory and reference services during the day, evenings, and weekends to meet student, faculty, and community research needs; Uses library catalog, the internet and databases to meet these needs
  3. Maintains the reference desk schedule, including the schedule for Library instructional classes
  4. Establishes annual objectives in consultation with supervisors
  5. Teaches students, faculty, and other library users to access and use print, audio-visual, and electronic information resources; Plans, organizes and delivers research instruction in ways that maximize student learning, information literacy and technology
  6. Promotes the use of general and subject-oriented print and electronic research guides and other instructional materials
  7. Evaluates, acquires, and provides access to information resources in a variety of formats to support student learning, and specific programs or courses
  8. Meets institutional service and professional development goals as determined in collaboration with dean/director
  9. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer service, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively use computer technology in the performance of the job and in the classroom
  • Ability to teach information literacy courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs
  • Understanding of the importance of information literacy in developing student learning in an academic institution

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/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 3 years' library experience in higher education, preferably at a community college
  • Thorough knowledge of library automation systems, including circulation and acquisitions functions
  • Experience with curriculum and instruction and formal teaching

Salary
Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications

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, wellness programs, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.

Special Instructions
All applicants for Full Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty positions are required to provide a cover letter and unofficial transcripts for consideration for employment with Lone Star College.

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

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