Director of Library and Learning Services
Lake Tahoe Community College is recruiting for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as the Director of Library and Learning Services. Reporting to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Director will take a lead role in the integration of the Library and Learning Services areas to include exam proctoring, group study areas, the Writing across the Curriculum Center, and the Math Success Center. The Director will maintain the Library and Learning Services environment, plan for new or renovated facilities, and coordinate and establish Library and Learning Services performance standards to provide efficient and effecting learning assistance.
This position is a 214-day contract over the period of 12 months, including summer hours, with evening and weekend responsibilities as needed.
- Provide vision and leadership in the development and provision of Library and Learning Services that support students and faculty in their academic success.
- Provide leadership for faculty and staff to assure that instructional programs, resources, and services promote the welfare and best interests of students in a manner consistent with the Library and Learning Services mission and core goals of the College.
- Create positive experiences for library patrons by effectively and efficiently performing job tasks; present a positive image of the Library in attitude and communications while performing duties in both the public and staff areas.
- Provide one-on-one reference assistance to students and other patrons and develop and provide in-class training for students and faculty around Library and Learning Services resources and information literacy.
- Supervise the performance of the Library and Learning Services areas, which include but are not limited to planning functions, personnel functions, budget management, program reviews and assessments, accreditation, scheduling, communication and liaison functions.
- Develop, implement, and oversee tutoring programs, design and deliver training for students and staff who provide learning support, and develop programming and resources to support the academic skills development of specific populations.
- Recruit and conduct intake of tutors, monitor and evaluate the progress of learners and tutors, and effectively match tutors and learners.
- Design and implement the provision of the Library and Learning Services areas for on-campus, hybrid, and distance education students, in consultation with faculty, directors, and deans.
- Coordinate library support for online courses through the integration of library content and services into online learning management systems.
- Recommend, train, and assist patrons in the use of the online catalog and other electronic tools.
- Serve on internal and external committees for Lake Tahoe Community College as part of participatory governance; work in full partnership with faculty and staff members and departments to develop and assess academic program development and review.
- Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, and curriculum development.
- Work with individuals and organizations in the community to make them more aware of the Library and its services, and promote partnerships with the Library throughout the community.
- Master’s in library science, library and information science from an American Library Association accredited institution, OR the equivalent.
NOTE: Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.
Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above
Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, personnel management/supervision, budget development, and administrative practices in academic libraries and related programs.
- Familiarity with peer and professional tutoring, a writing center, workshops, supplemental instruction, and academic coaching.
- Ability to evolve services in response to evolving technologies, user expectations, and patterns in learning and research collaboration.
- Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a college environment.
- Strong organizational skills; up to date computer and instructional technology skills.
- Knowledge of higher education in the community college environment.
- Knowledge of the online learning environment and continued development of new technologies in support of distance learning, including Canvas, LTCC’s learning management system.
- Experience supporting classes, cohorts of students, and individuals with a focus on skills and strategies that promote student success.
- Knowledge of best practices in Library and Learning Services, including the guidelines and standards published by American Library Association (ALA), Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and other recognized organizations.
- Tutoring experience, teaching experience, learning center experience; grant writing; experience with online delivery of content; and experience building programs that promote self-efficacy and perseverance.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required.
- APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Send the following materials to Human Resources:
- District application
- One page statement per discipline demonstrating equivalency IF you are claiming an equivalency
- Letter of application indicating reasons for interest in position (limit to 500 words or one page please)
- Supplemental application
- Transcripts of all post-secondary education (copies acceptable)
- Current resume
- Applicant demographic survey (optional)
Note: The District will only consider materials listed above in the selection process, any additions to the application packet will be discarded.
Applicants may be required to submit official transcripts upon offer of employment. Every effort should be made in the application to demonstrate the applicant's ability to meet the qualifications listed for the position.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration, complete application packets should be received by noon on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
After reviewing applications, those applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for June 28 and 29, 2017. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
Preferred start date is August 2017, or as soon as mutually agreed.
Starting salary: $64,030 – $96,174 annually, dependent upon education and experience
The District provides a comprehensive benefit program for employees and their families as well as membership in the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS). Most benefits apply to employees and dependents.
Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) is an evolving, dynamic, California community college in South Lake Tahoe. The waters and surrounding forests of Lake Tahoe are a national treasure, and the LTCC campus, featuring 164-forested and creekside acres, is a microcosm of the region’s natural beauty. Located 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is Northern California’s highest altitude college. This enthusiastic college community serves students from the bi-state, multi-jurisdictional watershed, including students from neighboring Nevada communities.
The progress and stability of Lake Tahoe Community College are rooted in an institutional commitment to student success and constant efforts to realize opportunities related to the region’s unique geography and history. LTCC currently offers 21 associate in arts degrees, 13 transfer degrees (AA-T and AS-T), 32 certificates, and 21 short-term departmental certificates. Students planning to transfer to a four-year university have a wide variety of options, as LTCC offers the equivalent of the first two years of a four-year university program. In addition to the quality programs for traditional students, LTCC has expanded its career and technical education offerings and innovative summer programs. The Intensive Spanish Summer Institute (ISSI) draws approximately 500 students from across the United States for a one-week immersion experience in Spanish language and culture. LTCC’s regionally accredited Fire Academy prepares students for Firefighter I certification in California.
LTCC, a single-college district, is widely recognized as the hub of culture and education for the surrounding community and is working toward its vision of becoming “California’s premier destination community college.”
LTCC currently serves approximately 5,971 credit and non-credit students each year who enroll in courses for transfer preparation, career and technical education, and foundational skills.
As an open-door institution, LTCC strives to minimize the barriers to college participation for those within and outside of its service area. Ensuring access to higher education is central to the core mission of LTCC:
Lake Tahoe Community College serves our local, regional, and global communities by promoting comprehensive learning, success, and life-changing opportunities. Through quality instruction and student support, our personalized approach to teaching and learning empowers students to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Originally granted full accreditation in January 1979, LTCC’s accreditation status has been maintained through the regular process of self-evaluation and review by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), with the latest reaffirmation in February 2013. The University of California, the California State Universities, and other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for equivalent and transferable courses satisfactorily completed at Lake Tahoe Community College.
Thanks to our community, LTCC has an opportunity to revitalize the campus. A $55 million General Obligation Bond (Measure F) was passed in November 2014. The bond is supporting LTCC renovation and modernization (classrooms, laboratories, and technology), leveraging state capital outlay and scheduled maintenance funding. In addition, the community support of the bond inspired a generous donation from a longtime Tahoe resident, providing for the construction of the Lisa and Robert Maloff University Center. With this exciting new University Center, access to upper-division level educational opportunities and academic support services are made possible through partnerships with other institutions. LTCC is currently in talks with several regional colleges and universities toward the objective of providing collaborative baccalaureate and graduate programs, providing a local gateway to a four-year degree.
LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.
If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this position, please call the office Human Resources at 541-4660, ext. 226.
NOTE: All persons hired by Lake Tahoe Community College are required to prove employment eligibility in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, obtain a current tuberculosis clearance and submit to a criminal history background check prior to beginning work.
SEND ALL INFORMATION AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THE HIRING PROCESS TO:
Lake Tahoe Community College District
One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4660, ext. 226; FAX: (530) 541-8611
All inquiries are considered confidential.
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