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Director, Library Services, Southwest College

Houston Community College

Job Description

We are currently seeking a College Director, Library Services, who will advance the institution痴 proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity
You: You thrive in a busy, complex environment where you can work with people at all levels of an organization, and you池e looking for an opportunity to do what you do best while continuing to learn and grow in your career.

Your mission: You値l direct and lead library services in an assigned HCC college, including supervising librarians and support staff, and overseeing and assessing college library services effectiveness.

Your work: A Team Effort
You値l collaborate with other College directors of library services and with the Executive Director, Library Resources and Services, to provide effective library services and resources consistently across the District. Also within this collaboration, you値l complete program reviews, annual planning reports, learning assessment reports and administrative-unit analyses. You値l hire, supervise, schedule and evaluate college library faculty and staff, and work with District and College administrators to advocate for the libraries and ensure that the library departmental needs are included in the HCC strategic planning and budgeting processes. Serving on a District-wide HCC Library Council under the leadership of the Executive Director, Library Resources and Services, will also be a component of this position.

Leading the Way
You値l participate in the development and maintenance of a strategic plan for HCC Library Services that aligns with the organizational strategic plan, values and mission, and one that complies with HCC Library Guidelines and Procedures. You値l develop and administer the departmental budget, continually assess the effectiveness of library services, collections and instruction, and report assessment results and usage statistics regularly.

Professional Development Opportunities
You値l continually seek to improve library effectiveness by keeping abreast of new technologies, methods and approaches. At HCC, we support job-related professional growth that will enable you to advance your career goals, increase institutional effectiveness and improve the quality of our programs and services. You値l discuss with your supervisor the training programs, conferences, courses and/or other relevant professional development activities you plan to participate in throughout the year.

Next steps: If you always have the student experience in the forefront of your planning and execution, if you池e a collaborator, an innovator and a person who gets things done, apply today!

Job Summary

The College Library Services Director is responsible for the leadership and administration of Library Services in an assigned HCC College, including supervision of Librarians and support staff, oversight and assessment of College Library Services effectiveness, and other related operational functions. Serves on a district-wide HCC Library Council under the leadership of the Executive Director, Library Resources & Services. Represents the interests and needs of the assigned HCC College Library Services.

Essential Functions

Manage the provision of Library Services at an assigned HCC College.

Work cooperatively with other College Director, Library Services and the Executive Director, Library Resources & Services to plan for and to provide effective library services and resources consistently across the District.

Participate in the development and maintenance of a Strategic Plan for HCC Library Services in conjunction with the institutional Strategic Plan that will address such factors as library collections, personnel, technology, facilities, and other factors needed to ensure the advancement and support of effective teaching and learning at HCC.

Continually assess the effectiveness of library services, collections, and instruction and reports assessment results and usage statistics regularly.

Work with District and College administrators to advocate for the libraries and to ensure that the Library departmental needs are included in HCC strategic planning and budgeting processes.

Monitor and ensure compliance with HCC policies and procedures; monitors and ensures compliance with HCC Library Guidelines and Procedures.

Develop and administer the Departmental budget.

Hire, supervise, schedule, and evaluate College Library faculty and staff.

Work with other College Director, Library Services and with the Executive Director, Library Resources & Services to complete Program Reviews, Annual Planning Reports, Annual Learning Assessment Reports, Administrative Unit Analyses and submits to the appropriate assessment coordinators and administrators in a timely manner.

Plan and conduct regular meetings of College Library faculty and staff.

Provide opportunities for College-based faculty and staff professional development.

Monitor the equipment inventory assigned to the Department.

Continually seek to improve library effectiveness by keeping abreast of new technologies, methods, and approaches.

Perform other duties, tasks and assignments as required.

Education & Experience

Master痴 degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution

5 years of work experience in a Public Services unit in an academic library with at least 1 year supervisory experience in a library setting Experience in all functions of a public services library is preferable

Special Skills

MS Office Programs

Information Management Systems

Budget Management

Working knowledge of all library public services functions: reference and information services, library and information literacy instruction, marketing and communications, library circulation and interlibrary loan, library reporting and statistics, assessment of library programs


Delivering High Quality Work

Accepting Responsibility

Serving Customers

Supporting Organizational Goals

Driving Continuous Improvement

Acting with Integrity

Thinking Critically

Managing Change

Communicating Effectively

Working Conditions

General office. May frequently be required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier, file cabinets, and calculator. Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events. May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

SECURITY SENSITIVE: This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code

ァ 51.215

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We池e proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Be a part of a dynamic community dedicated to providing the resources, guidance and inspiration needed to create the ultimate student experience: from registration and financial aid applications to the first time they arrive at one of our Centers of Excellence or log in to their first class, from academic success planning to providing a safe environment, and from connecting them with community networks to launching them into the career of their dreams. Make their student experience exceptional.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

  • Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City痴 55.
  • 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don稚 forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation痴 top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston痴 cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

    If this sounds like the role for you and you池e ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran痴 status.The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact(713) 718-8565.

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