Faculty, Head Librarian

Austin, TX
Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job

To manage and supervise Library Services faculty, staff, operations, budget, facility, services, and resources of a campus library, provide reference and information literacy instruction services and serve as part of a district-wide Library Services Department and Management Team.

Position Information
Location Hays Campus
Note: Northridge Campus Hours 40 hours/week as assigned; Generally Monday-Friday,8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m. Some flexible hours. Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Dean, Library Services 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.

Description of Duties and Tasks

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

  • Supervises, trains, coaches, directs, coordinates, and disciplines personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions supervised.
  • Manage all library services functions, including selection, supervision, development and evaluation of Library Services (LS) faculty and staff; the coordination of library functions and services with other library, Information Services (IS), campus, college activities and services, and oversight of the library as a physical facility.
  • Serves on the Library Leadership Team, and participates in LS, IS, and college-wide committees and meetings.
  • Develops and maintains campus library budget, policies, procedures, and services, and may coordinate college-wide LS district-wide responsibilities; including reference, off-campus/extension services, information literacy, collection management, access services, library technology, emergency preparedness, and web presence.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of the LS information literacy instruction and library instructional program.
  • Makes recommendations, reports, and actively participates in strategic planning, budget preparation, expenditure, and assessment.
  • Participates in facilities design and LS public relations.
  • Gathers and reports data on LS functions and services.
  • Provides basic reference services, online services, and selective dissemination of information needed for students, faculty administration, staff, and the community.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues in the college, local, state, regional, and national library and academic communities.
  • Participates in LS collection development.
  • Participates in subject specialty credentialing programs.
  • Coordinates LS activities with community agencies as appropriate.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Dean, and/or Associate Vice President, IS.

  • 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.

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


    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.
    • 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 creativity and innovation in teaching, the integration of technology into teaching, and service in the profession and/or the community.
    • Maintaining an established schedule, including some evenings and weekends, and possible multiple campus locations.
    • Must demonstrate sensitivity to, and knowledge of, a diverse student body.
    • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.

    Technology Skills

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

    Required Work Experience

    • Two years supervisory experience (managing staff and services) in a public services library setting.

    Preferred Work Experience

    • More than two years work experience managing staff and services in a public services, academic or community college library.

    Required Education

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

    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Reliable transportation may be required for multiple campus locations.

    Physical Requirements

    • 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.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with students.


    • 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.

    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 60 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.


    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


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