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Digital Resources Professional

Houston, 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!
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.
Campus Marketing Statement:
Lone Star College-North Harris
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow's workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit

Lone Star College-North Harris, nestled on 200 acres of piney woods, is the original and largest college in the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. family. Serving the community for more than three decades, LSC-North Harris offers more than 60 programs of study, including university-transfer and numerous education courses and programs. LSC-North Harris is keenly focused on leading-edge technology in emerging technical job fields.

Campus address is 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive. Houston, Texas 77073-3499.

Position Summary:
The LSC North Harris Library is a collection of books, archives, electronic resources, and other technology based resources including a makerspace and visual production studio. The Digital Resource Professional aids in the selection of resources that support course goals, the research needs, and lifelong learning opportunities for the students and faculty on the North Harris Campus and Centers.

The Digital Reso urce 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. Creates and provides lifelong learning opportunities for students, faculty and the North Harris community.

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
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Ability to effectively use technology in the performance of the job and in the classroom, including computers, laptops, eBook readers, tablets, pads and other mobile devices, as well as online and virtual technologies
Ability to present class, group, and individual research assistance for special assignments and research papers in a variety of formats
Understanding of best practices in information and digital literacy instruction
Ability to use assessment measures and statistical data to evaluate programs and services offered
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Ability to adapt quickly to change
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other software as required
Strong customer service skills
Physical Abilities:
Minimal physical effort is required


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:
Posted until filled

Master's degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and at least 5 years recent related experience
Experience with curriculum, instruction, learning styles and teaching methodology
Experience with online learning and information literacy instruction, embedded librarianship, and digital learning tools
Experience in a higher education setting, preferably community college
Experience with emerging digital technologies like 3D printing, virtual / mixed reality, and a willingness to learn new technology based competencies
Experience with providing instruction on use of technology both formally and informally
Experience with library programming, and planning and executing workshops and events
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 22-23 days paid holidays and up to 12 annual vacation days, full comprehensive benefits package, wellness program, professional development opportunities and more.
How to Apply:
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.
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