POSTING DATE: October 22, 2012

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


Mabee Learning Resources Center (LRC)


Director of the Library and Collection Development Librarian


The Coordinator of External Library Services is responsible for   assessing and articulating goals and needs for external campus patrons.  Work with other library staff to provide library materials to student and faculty at external campuses.  Provide reference services to patrons from all campuses.  Fill in as needed in absence of other librarians.  This position is based on a twelve (12) month contract.


1.  Assess and articulate electronic and traditional library resource needs of the distance learning community, the services provided them, including instruction, and the facilities utilized.

2. Assess the availability, appropriateness, use, goals, and objectives of existing library support for distance learning.  Involve the distance learning community in this evaluation.

3. Develop written profiles of distance learning community’s information needs, statements of immediate and long-range goals and objectives for distance learning, and outlines of the methods by which progress can be measures.

4. Promote the incorporation of the distance learning goals and objectives into those of the library and of the originating institution as a whole, and make recommendations as necessary.

5. Participate with administrators, collection development librarian, and teaching faculty in curriculum development and course planning for distance courses to ensure that appropriate library resources and services are available.

6. Ensure that regional and other accreditation agency requirements are met and provide written documentation describing this adherence.

7. Make regular visits to distance teaching sites to promote library support services to the distance learning community, give bibliographic instruction, evaluate available resources, and develop cooperative services and relationships with administration, faculty, and other librarians.

8. Work with external campus deans to develop and maintain cooperative/compensatory agreements providing access to library and other information services for distance users.

9.  Develop methods of providing library materials and services from the main library to the distance              learning community.

10. Supervise and ensure prompt delivery of materials and documents requested by distance library users under fair-use and copyright laws.  Promote/provide alternative methods of acquiring resources when necessary.

11. Provide traditional and emerging reference and bibliographic instruction services and resources to all Wayland patrons.

12.  Serve on faculty and university committees.

13.  Work at main reference desk and circulation desk as scheduled or in absence of other librarians and staff.

14.  Share weekend/evening hours with other librarians.

15.  Provide bibliographic instruction to patrons and assist them in their use of library equipment.

16. Establish and maintain effective working relationships.


The above statements are not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this job.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by Director of the Library and Collection Development Librarian.

QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

Master’s Degree in Library Science or Information Studies or equivalent from ALA accredited program.

Experience & Knowledge:

1. Experience with delivery of library instruction in a variety of settings.

2. Knowledge and experience in providing print and electronic reference services.

3. Knowledge and experience with standard desktop computing applications, the Internet, web publishing and bibliographic databases.

Skills & Abilities:

1.  Good oral and written communication skills.

2.  Ability to deal effectively and tactfully with students, faculty, staff and others.

3.  Computer proficiency with programs such as Word, Excel, Access, library automation, e.g. Sirsi. 

4.  Exhibit skillful, pleasant, and tactful manner in receiving telephone calls and meeting students, employees and visitors.

5.  Work independently, receiving minimum of supervision and guidance on established procedures.

6.  Able to acquire a thorough working knowledge of policies and procedures.

7.  Ability to use administrative reporting channels appropriately.

8.  Anticipate problem and use sound judgment and tact in handling confidential matters.

Physical Demands &  Working Conditions:

1.  Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. of boxed books.

2.  Ability to travel to other campuses as necessary.

3.  Extended desk and computer work may be required.

4.  Work desk is openly located on the 2nd floor main stacks area.

5.  Work areas are well lighted, ventilated, heated and air-conditioned.

6. Other physical demands may be necessary as required by duties listed above.

Additional Requirements:

Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement

3. Current Resume

4. List of Current References

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #389
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981


Position will remain open until filled.

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purposes.