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Job #1303017

Faculty, Head Librarian

Job #1303017
This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.

Position Information

Location Elgin Campus
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; some weekend and evening work; schedule may vary.
Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale.
FLSA Status Exempt
Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Unless, otherwise provided by law, a criminal record does not automatically disqualify an applicant or employee, nor does it automatically deny a person’s access to any of the College’s online systems. Determinations of suitability will be made consistent with College policy, practices and all applicable laws and regulations.

Job Purpose

To manage and supervise Library Services faculty, staff, operations, budget, facility and resources of campus library, and to provide reference services and information literacy instruction services to students and faculty.

Reports To

Dean, Library Sciences

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides basic reference services, online services, and selective dissemination of information needed for students, faculty administration, staff, and the community.
  2. Participates in Library Services collection development.
  3. Serves on the Library Leadership Team, and participates in Library Services, IRT, and college-wide committees and meetings.
  4. Develops and maintains library policies, procedures, and services, and may coordinate college-wide library responsibilities; including reference, off-campus/extension services, information literacy, collection management, access services, library technology, and web presence.
  5. Participates in subject specialty credentialing programs.
  6. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues in the college, local, state, regional,and national library and academic communities.
  7. Coordinates library activities with community agencies as appropriate.
  8. Manage library services functions, including selection, supervision, development and evaluation of Library Services faculty and staff; the coordination of library functions and services with other library, IRT, campus, and college activities and services.
  9. Makes recommendations, reports, and actively participates in strategic planning, budget preparation,expenditure, and assessment. Gathers and reports data on Library Services functions and services.
  10. Participates in facilities design, and management, and Library Services public relations.
  11. Participates in the development and delivery of the LS information literacy instruction and library instructional program.
  12. Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Dean, and/or Associate Vice President, IRT.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

  • Interest in and commitment to an adult teaching and learning environment; effective presentation and teaching competencies.
  • Supervisory practices and principles.
  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
  • Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in Library Services.
  • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
  • Maintains competencies in teaching and learning areas including technological skills appropriate to position.

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

  • Must demonstrate an understanding of the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
  • Maintaining an established schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and possible multiple campus locations.
  • Must demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching, the integration of technology into teaching, and service in the profession and/or the community.
  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to exercise tact and discretion, and attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Effectively assisting student learning.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to, and knowledge of, a diverse student body.
  • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

Computer Skills

Required

  • Experience with the Internet and institutional systems in an automated workplace.
  • Ability to use personal computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, productivity databases, presentation design, and web-authoring/design.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students.
  • Work is routinely performed in a library setting.
  • Able to push a fully loaded book cart, and place and remove books from shelves.
  • Occasional lifting of 10 pounds of books in a book carton or book bag.
  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling, and manual dexterity.

Work Experience

Required

  • One year work experience managing staff and services in academic environments such as college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.

Preferred

  • Two or more years managing staff and services in academic environments such as college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.

Education

Required

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

Other

Required

  • This is a Security Sensitive position. Pre-Employment Criminal History Checks are required.Official transcripts are required. Reliable transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.

Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

Transcript Requirements

Transcripts
Applications are complete upon receipt of an official transcript. ACC only accepts transcripts that are mailed directly from educational institutions. Educational Institutions must mail transcripts to the Highland Business Center, Attn. E.M. Breedlove, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php

Foreign Transcripts
Applicants who have degrees earned from educational institutions located outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service prior to applying for Faculty and/or Adjunct Faculty positions. If the transcripts are in a foreign language, applicants also need to have their transcripts translated prior to applying for ACC job opportunities.
Foreign Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php

ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 90 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.

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