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Faculty Reference Librarian

Company name
Lone Star College System

Location
Kingwood, TX

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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:

Students Matter

Inspire Excellence

Act Intentionally

Better Together

No Fear!

Trust!

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.

Lone Star College-Kingwood

Lone Star College, located in the north metropolitan Houston area, is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in the country featuring six comprehensive colleges and 10 centers with over 95,000 credit and non-credit students each semester, an annual budget exceeding $500,000,000, and 7,300 employees spread over a 2100 square mile area.

LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region.

Lone Star College-Kingwood, an innovative and dynamic community college located in the pine-forested suburbs of northeast Houston, has an opening for someone interested in working with a diverse group of colleagues who want to make a difference in the lives of students and grow professionally. Kingwood focuses on fulfilling individual dreams and enhancing community life and offers unique programs in respiratory care, computer gaming and dental hygiene.

Campus address is 20000 Kingwood Drive. Kingwood, Texas 77339-3801

Position Summary:

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.

Job Functions:

Works with the campus and system librarians to incorporate library-developed instructional tools into the online course management system

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

Maintains the reference desk schedule, including the schedule for Library instructional classes

Establishes annual objectives in consultation with supervisors

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

Promotes the use of general and subject-oriented print and electronic research guides and other instructional materials

Evaluates, acquires, and provides access to information resources in a variety of formats to support student learning, and specific programs or courses

Meets institutional service and professional development goals as determined in collaboration with dean/director

Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & 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:

Minimal physical effort is required.

Salary:

Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications

Work Schedule & Conditions:

PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment.

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.

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Duration of Job Posting:

Position posted until filled

Required:

Master's degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred:

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

Benefits Marketing Statement:

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization recognized for the 3rd year in a row as a Great College to Work For. We offer a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness program, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.

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 (please use the apply button below)

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

Company info

Lone Star College System
Website : http://www.lonestar.edu/

Company Profile
Lone Star College System, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, is nationally recognized, globally connected and locally focused. Known for its innovative and visionary thinking, Lone Star College System is the fastest-growing community college in the nation and a major contributor to the local and regional economy. LSCS offers associate degrees and certification in many areas of study at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university like UT. Through its progressive partnerships with many four-year universities, LSCS also offers seamless opportunities to obtain bachelor's and master's degrees at one of its two University Centers.

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