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Faculty Reference Librarian-Open Education Resources

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-Tomball
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-Tomball, located north of Houston and founded in 1988, offers a wide range of programs including the college system's only veterinary technology program and leading health sciences programs.

Campus address is 30555 Tomball Parkway. Tomball, Texas 77375-4036.

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.
Is responsible for open and affordable course content advocacy by collaborating with librarians, faculty, students, staff, administrators and the wider OER community. Responsible for guiding faculty in the finding, assessment, creation, adoption and dissemination of OER resources.

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:
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in Open Education Resources for higher education
Experience leading a successful initiative involving multiple stakeholders from various units across campus
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
Commensurate with education, qualifications and experience

Work Schedule & Conditions:
Equipment used includes, 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
Master's degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum 3 years' library experience in higher education, preferably at a community college
Thorough knowledge of library automation systems, including circulation and acquisitions
Experience with curriculum and instruction and formal teaching
Experience with Open Education Resources, to include Creative Commons, Copyright and Licensing
Experience in Instructional Design
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:
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.

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