Staff - Librarian III - Outreach and Instruction

Job description


The Librarian III – Outreach and Instruction is responsible for coordinating and overseeing library outreach to academic departments and to the community. Coordinates the development of content and training in library instruction; develops, promotes, implements, maintains, and evaluates library services for distance education and dual enrollment students and faculty; and oversees library programming and library art gallery activities. Supervises and trains assigned staff.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates the development of content and training in library instruction in accordance with pertinent guidelines.
  2. Coordinates district-wide services to distance learning and dual credit library users to include the creation, evaluation, and deployment of related information products, training of campus librarians in related services, and cultivation of good working relationships with related departments in the college and partner independent school districts involved in distance learning and dual credit.
  3. Oversees and coordinates outreach, library programming and art gallery activities district-wide, including budget development, planning, marketing, and related activities.
  4. Works with the library administrative team to provide progressive, team oriented leadership.
  5. Facilitates the use of library resources, materials and equipment, including the use of electronic information resources by library users.
  6. Provides library and information literacy instruction to students.
  7. Assists in developing and maintaining assigned circulating and reference collections through collection development.
  8. Serves on departmental and college teams and committees.
  9. Serves as Library Services Liaison to academic departments and/or other college departments.
  10. Develops and maintains print and electronic self-instructional guides to library resources and services for patron use.
  11. Develops and maintains subject guides and related subject specific electronic resources.
  12. Coordinates the collection of data regularly reported by campus library staff.
  13. Provides an environment that fosters personal and professional employee development.
  14. Provides library instruction in accordance with Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) guidelines for academic libraries.
  15. Assists in developing and implementing district-wide services and procedures.
  16. Builds and maintains good public/working relations with those with whom the position requires interaction.
  17. Keeps abreast of and follows current library policies, procedures and protocols.
  18. Keeps abreast of current developments in specific job related fields.
  19. Provides research assistance and library services to the college community (students, faculty, staff and community users).
  20. Recommends for hire, supervises, trains, assigns schedules, and evaluates assigned staff; provides guidance concerning personal and professional development.
  21. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  1. American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science required.
  2. At least three (3) years of library experience required.
  3. Recent academic library experience, preferred.
  4. At least one (1) year of supervisory experience required.


Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  1. All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
  2. Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
  3. Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, internet research skills, and library information systems.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of traditional reference materials, office equipment and automated library information systems.
  4. Ability to operate presentational equipment commonly found in classrooms.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of planning, developing, and implementing virtual services and instruction for distance education students.
  6. Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, within stated deadlines.
  7. Ability to work independently as well as a team player within department and with others.
  8. Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
  9. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; willing to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation.
  10. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
  12. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  13. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  14. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers, and the general public.
  15. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  16. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphics.
  17. Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  18. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Physical Requirements:

  1. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
  2. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  3. Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
  4. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  5. Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
  6. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  7. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
  8. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  9. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  10. Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
  11. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  12. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  13. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  14. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
  15. Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
  16. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  17. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, including color, depth perception, and field vision.
  18. Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.


Working Environment:

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.


Title IX Statement:

Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”





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Job No:
Posted: 4/12/2018
Application Due: 4/30/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with Experience and Education