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TITLE:Liaison Librarian
Learning Resources
 
DATE POSTED: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Director, Learning Resources Center

SCHEDULE:

Part time position of 25 hours per week, primarily weekday afternoons and evenings. Responsibilities require flexibility that can include weekend hours on occasion.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning. The Learning Resource Center is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative librarian with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to public services in research libraries. Reporting to the Director of the Learning Resource Center, the Liaison Librarian will work with library patrons as well as liaison with specific academic program by supporting the program director and faculty involved. The ideal candidate will be a creative, collegial, enthusiastic and experienced librarian with a solid record of collaboration and innovation. The ideal candidate should have excellent people skills, including a willingness to listen, flexibility, the ability to inspire, and in inclination to seek consensus. The liaison librarian will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about academic libraries and a commitment to continual professional development thru scholarly research and publication, presentations, and service participation. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Serve as Library Liaison to several academic programs.
  • Serve as embedded librarian in some online classes.
  • Work with student workers in their capacity of reference aides, ILL clerks, Serials clerk, archive aide, etc.
  • Regularly assess the library service points and revise policies and procedures accordingly
  • Ensure that the stacks and print collection remain in good order and good condition.
  • Actively participate and contribute to the development and implementation of library wide strategic planning and goals.
  • Generate and analyze statistics on the use of facilities and collections. Provide data for reports and analyses related to collections development and maintenance as required by university offices and external agencies, including accreditation bodies.
  • Stay current on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources.
  • Participate in professional development of self and others.
  • Assist patrons with their research at the reference desk. Reference work includes some weekends and evenings.
  • Assist patrons in the use of technology, including laptops, network connectivity, and printing.
  • Partner with other staff in the library to ensure excellent customer service. Other responsibilities
  • Develop and promote new resources in electronic media and technology.
  • Offer bibliographic instruction to academic departments as requested.
  • Participate in library, university, and outside professional committees and other scholarly and developmental opportunities.
  • Pursue professional growth and development.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree is preferred. MLS or a Master’s Degree will take precedence.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative programs and services that advance organizational goals.
  • A talent for rethinking practices in light of new expectations.
  • Strong computer-based skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, e-mail, web searching and basic computer troubleshooting.
  • Experience with automated library systems.
  • Superb attention to detail.
  • A professional demeanor coupled with an optimistic and positive attitude.
  • An enthusiastic commitment to ascertaining and delivering services that best support the university and its curriculum. This requires a keen focus on the needs and desires of faculty, staff, and students, and the ability to establish goals, priorities, and operations that best meet these needs.
  • A commitment to involving staff in addressing problems and solutions, and an ability to foster a sense of investment and ownership in the libraries’ mission and challenges.
  • Relevant professional experience including successful management/supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Strong knowledge of technologies as applied to resource sharing and information delivery services.
  • Knowledge of internet, print, and online resources.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with students from a wide range of cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to public services. Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with automated library systems
  • Experience with Instructional Technologies
  • Experience with Educational Technologies
  • Library instruction experience, especially in a classroom setting
  • Library reference experience Physical Demands
  • Must be able to move books
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: May 15, 2014

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, and a current résumé to:

Leslie Bowman Director

Learning Resource Center

P.O. Box 7001

Longview, TX 75607

lesliebowman@letu.edu

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.

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