Faculty, Head Librarian
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Closing Date: 08/05/2014
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|Hours||Must maintain an established schedule. Some positions may also include evenings and weekends.|
|Position Focus||Technical Services and Automation|
|Salary||Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale|
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Provide leadership, management and supervision of the college's Technical Services and Automation (TSLA) department and those functions within Library Services. Manage/oversight for collection development functions of Library Services overall (9 campuses in 2013) including acquisitions, processing and cataloging for print, audiovisual and digital resources. Participates in the design of existing and new campus library collections (2 campuses in 2014) and the integration of new materials budgets into the overall Library Services budget. Management and supervision of TSLA human resources functions including hiring, training and supervising technical services and automation faculty and staff. Participates in the design of and monitors annual library materials budget and assists in the process of designing materials budget for new campuses. Provides backup support for library technology/systems and ensures the integrity of the library's online public access catalog. Committed to innovative delivery of library services to better serve students, faculty and staff.
Dean, Library Sciences (Services)
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Participates in Library Services collection development.
- Serves on the Library Leadership Team, and participates in Library Services, IRT, and college-wide committees and meetings.
- 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.
- Participates in subject specialty credentialing programs.
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues in the college, local, state, regional, and national library and academic communities.
- 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.
- Makes recommendations, reports, and actively participates in strategic planning, budget preparation, expenditure, and assessment. Gathers and reports data on Library Services functions and services.
- Participates in facilities design, and management, and Library Services public relations.
- Participates in the development and delivery of the LS information literacy instruction and library instructional program.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Dean, and/or Associate Vice President, IRT.
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.
- Supervisory practices and principles.
- Interest in a commitment to an adult teaching and learning environment; effective presentation and teaching competencies
- 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.
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends, standards, technologies, best practices in cataloging, metadata creation and cleanup as well as technical services operations such as shared bibliographic cataloging workflows, patron driven acquisition workflows, batch loading of vendor records including familiarity with bibliographic authority control services and coordination between library OPAC and additional information access portals
- Knowledge of and experience with technical services and automation issues and functions including library material acquisitions, cataloging, serials and continuations in print and non-print; MARC; new standards and data models such as RDA and FRBR; electronic data exchange; policies and procedures related to growth and acquisition of library collections; access to information in all formats; and, applications of technology to technical services practices including integrated library systems, bibliographic utilities and the Internet.
- Experience with management of/oversight re: server management (LMS;) programming and applications for library data management and taxonomy support; and, related skills in the areas of networking, scripting, programming, and applications for data/record management such as FTP, Excel, report writing and software networking.
- Knowledge of and experience with the managerial aspects of negotiation and contractual skills.
- Experience with establishing and maintaining relationships/doing business with print and online vendors including online service providers such as OCLC, Baker & Taylor, ILS vendors
- Understanding of the comprehensive mission and philosophy of higher education (ex. community colleges,) best practices in student learning and a sensitivity to, and knowledge of a diverse student body.
- Experience with and a commitment to creativity and innovation in the integration of technology into teaching and learning and information literacy using library materials and resources
- Experience with and a commitment to attention to detail and follow-through.
- The ability to work collegially with internal and external campus constituents, peers, students, faculty and staff.
- Knowledge of and experience with effective planning, organizing, and communication - implemented through knowledge of and experience with communication techniques and the use of interpersonal skills and the ability to exercise tact and discretion
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.
- Must demonstrate an understanding of the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
- Must demonstrate creativity and innovation in teaching, the integration of technology into teaching, and service in the profession and/or the community.
- Must demonstrate attention to detail and follow-through.
- Must demonstrate the ability to design and deliver content for student learning.
- Must maintain the confidentiality of student information.
- Must demonstrate sensitivity to, and knowledge of, a diverse student body and diverse faculty and staff.
- Must be committed to and possess the ability to interact and communicate with faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds.
- Maintain an established schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and possible multiple campus locations.
- A record of accomplishment and responsiveness in applying emerging information technologies to library operations including:Experience with the Internet and institutional systems in an automated workplace.The ability to use personal computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, productivity databases, presentation design, and web-authoring/design.Experience with and proficiency in administering information technologies, automated library systems, and data management.Knowledge of cloud computing, database management, and knowledge bases.
- 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.
- One year work experience managing staff and services in academic, technical services and automation or technical services and automation support environments such as college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.
- Two or more years work experience managing staff and services in academic, technical services and automation or technical services and automation support environments such as community college, college or university settings or public library or teaching and learning environments.
- Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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.