South Texas College

Job Announcement 2012-4004



Department:         Library Services

Reports To:           Vice President for Information Services and Planning

FLSA Status:         Exempt     

Salary:                   Commensurate with Education & Experience

Starting Date:       Immediately

Closing Date:        Open until filled.  Screening to begin July 16, 2012



The Dean of Library Services and Instructional Technologies is responsible for the overall administration and operation of library services and instructional technologies at all South Texas College campuses and service locations. The dean provides visionary leadership in guiding the library staff as it responds to the evolving higher education environment of teaching, learning and scholarship.  The dean works with various campus constituent groups to recommend and foster the development of the library as an Academic Commons that will blend existing library resources with emerging technologies to serve as a central point for active and engaged learning in support of student learning and student success.  The  dean works with campus and academic leaders to foster information literacy as a key component of student learning.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.   Administers all aspects of library services for the multi-campus district

2.   Maintains the library as a user-friendly, multimedia learning center.  Actively consults with faculty, students, and staff in utilizing library resources and developing programs to serve their educational needs

3.   Works with academic leaders in integrating information literacy into and across the curriculum in support of the teaching and learning goals and objectives of the college

4.   Maintains awareness of developments in informational technology and instructional media and their relationship to the library as teaching and learning resource

5.   Participates in a variety of campus, regional and statewide committees and represents campus issues, ideas, and concerns as appropriate

6.   Actively participates in district-wide planning activities

7.   Oversees library lending, collection maintenance, service agreements, and all user services

8.   Works with the division of Information Services and Planning to update and expand library services to an online environment

9.   With the advice and active, regular input of faculty and staff, selects books, periodicals, audiovisual materials and other information resources to support the campus mission and curriculum

10.  Maintains up-to-date holdings, records, and files necessary for access and inventory of library holdings; collects, evaluates and reports data, regarding library's collections, in a timely and accurate manner

11.  Supervises all library staff, including support staff and student employees; develops and provides training in conjunction with other appropriate offices (e.g., I.T., Financial Aid)

12.  Plans the library budget in consultation with the Vice President and campus librarians

13.  Performs other duties as assigned



Supervises all library staff, instructional technologies staff, including support staff and student employees


QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.   Relevant supervisory experience

2.   Experience with online library services and systems

3.   Demonstrated excellence in supervision and interpersonal relations

4.   Experience leading library services in a multi-campus setting, preferred

5.   Experience in a community college setting, preferred

6.   Subject to a national criminal background check under STC policy



*Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution, required; doctorate degree, preferred

*Relevant supervisory experience in a related work environment required

*Doctorate with experience in a community college setting and experience leading library services in a multi-campus setting is highly preferred.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to students,  top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


HOW TO APPLY: Submit letter of intent, STC application, resume, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required BEFORE assignment begins) and five professional references with addresses and phone numbers to:




2501 W. Pecan Blvd.

McAllen, TX  78501


No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by South Texas College on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.


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