DIRECTOR, MARY & JEFF BELL LIBRARY - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi Texas

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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

United States

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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is seeking a collaborative individual to serve as the Director of The Mary and Jeff Bell Library. This individual will work with library staff and campus faculty, staff, and administrators to design and implement and assess effective library operations, programs and services, identifying expected outcomes and the means by which outcomes will be assessed. The Director is responsible for the maintaining high levels of awareness regarding the importance of effective library operations, programs and services throughout campus, enhancing the visibility of quality library programs and services. The Director works closely with library staff to review existing services and operations and to implement enhancements to existing services as well as to develop new programs and services to meet university needs.

The Mary and Jeff Bell Library provides resources and services to assist users with their research and information needs. Over ½ million items are listed in Portal, the online catalog, and many more items are accessible through our electronic resources. Over 200 online databases and 62,000 electronic journals contain scholarly material to assist students in completing research projects or assignments. The Library provides both in-person and electronic Reference service, instruction to classes on how to use the Library's resources, InterLibrary Loan to obtain items the Library does not own, a Media lab for accessing audio-visual material, and over 100 computers for use in research or the completion of course assignments. Laptop computers are also available for use within the Library. Special Collections and Archives houses a wealth of resources focusing on Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend, and South Texas. The Atrium of the Library contains popular magazines and a selection of daily newspapers. Group study rooms and a Very Quiet Study Area are available for student use. A valid SandDollar card is required to check out items.


  • Oversee the development of policies and programs for the Mary and Jeff Bell Library.
  • Coordinate all library activities, projects, programs and services.
  • Actively participate in the development of new programs and services to address changing community needs and take advantage of new and innovative technologies and opportunities for enhancing the academic experience.
  • Coordinate the human resources program within the library, including recruitment, evaluation, development and retention of a diverse and highly qualified staff. 
  • Administer, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the planning and assessment activities of the library.
  • Ensure timely completion of documentation related to the assessment of library personnel, programs, operations and services.
  • Actively participate in university strategic planning and assessment efforts. 
  • Ensure effective communication within the library and with the campus community and other stakeholders. 
  • Serve as records retention officer for the campus.
  • Oversee records management plan for the campus.
  • Provide training to campus personnel.
  • Ensure timely destruction of relevant records.
  • Identify state records for archival management.
  • Collaborate with Texas A&M University System records officers and ensure compliance with system records retention regulations. 
  • Administer budget for the library to ensure effective use of resources in the provision of resources and services.
  • Allocate resources to ensure efficient operations, provide opportunities for staff development and training, and enhance the library's physical and virtual environment. 
  • Ensure library facilities are safe and secure.
  • Provide public spaces conducive to study and learning.
  • Ensure the adequacy, safety, and security of staff work spaces.
  • Develop and implement procedures to ensure the safety of library collections.
  • Address facilities maintenance needs. 
  • Participate on university, system, and state committees and councils as required by position. 
  • Participate in scholarly/creative and professional service activities.  

REQUIREMENTS:  ALA accredited Master's degree in Library Science or the equivalent. Seven years professional library experience, including five years in a managerial role. Additional education may be used to substitute for the experience requirement.  Experience in strategic planning in the library context, as well as in assessment of library programs, operations and services in a university context. Experience with assessment documentation software. Experience with institutional repositories. Budgeting and facility management experience. Experience working with integrated library systems and end user applications. Demonstrated experience in provision of library services to distance learners.  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with library personnel to advance library mission, vision, goals and objectives within the context of the larger university. Demonstrated experience in personnel management and dedication to the professional development of librarians and library staff.  Working knowledge of records retention and management. Knowledge of copyright rules and changing copyright requirements and licensing for use of materials in classroom instruction, electronic reserve, interlibrary loan, and web based course management tools.  Capacity to understand the impact of technology and the changing landscape of scholarship on academia and libraries. Innovative, energetic, and committed to extending the programs, services, and collections of academic libraries to meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and staff. Knowledge of the impact of ADA requirements on the library service environment, physical space, and access to physical and electronic collections. Demonstrated ability to explore, develop, and implement new models of acquisition of and access to scholarly resources and collections.  Ability to collaborate with academic units, academic support units, non-academic campus departments, and university partners to enhance library policies, programs, and services and address dynamic institutional and user needs. Ability to work with a diverse constituency of students, faculty and staff across all academic and administrative units with the University.  

TO APPLY:  All application materials must be submitted on-line at:  This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon an acceptable background investigation.  Review of applications will begin February 18, 2013. Applicants must attach the following to complete the application process: 

1. CV 
2. Transcripts 
3. List of References:  Contact information for references, including email and phone numbers. 
4. Cover Letter:  Letter of application specifically addressing the qualifications and how they meet our expectations. 
5. Other Doc:  Evidence of research or scholarly activity.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

Keyword Phrases

  • Library
  • Director
  • Corpus Christi
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 7 years
Salary: Competitive
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume