Librarian – Collections Development



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Job description

Longview, TX

Reposted Job: Initially posted on 09/10/2018

Margaret Estes Library
Librarian, Collection Development

LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Director of the Margaret Estes Library
SCHEDULE: Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities may occasionally require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends.

LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education and integrating faith with learning. The Margaret Estes Library is seeking a customer service-oriented librarian with knowledge of both digital and print collections in academic institutions. Under the administrative direction of the Associate Provost, the employee will collaborate, co-lead, and manage library services with other staff members. This position holds faculty rank commensurate with candidate qualifications.


  • Lead and manage collections assessment and development for both print and digital collections in collaboration with faculty and staff
  • Generate and analyze statistics on the use of facilities and collections for strategic planning and accreditation purposes
  • Design, develop, present face-to-face and online instruction in information literacy
  • Manage interlibrary (ILL), reserves, and serials programs
  • Provide and manage reference services
  • Meet library needs of faculty, staff, residential and global students
  • Oversee digital licensing and manage library information systems
  • Stay current on library trends through library literature, social media, and other professional sources
  • Collaborate with other departments for special projects and offerings
  • Oversee the R.G. LeTourneau Museum and Archives
  • Assist in continuing transition to expanded digital resources
  • Other duties as assigned


  • An earned master’s degree is required; Master of Library Science (MLS/MLIS) is preferred.
  • Candidates with experience in higher education preferred.
  • Experience in academic libraries is preferred.
  • Knowledge of print, digital, open source media, and other multi-media educational resources.
  • Experience in developing and presenting information literacy training preferred.
  • Superb customer service skills are required.
  • The ability to work independently is required.


  • The person frequently communicates with students, faculty, and community members and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • The person operates computers and other productivity equipment and machinery.
  • The person must be able to evaluate digital, print, and archive material, including those in various font types and sizes.
  • The person frequently moves audiovisual and library equipment and books weighing up to 50 lbs.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU’s 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology offers EAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering with concentrations in mechanical, electrical, materials joining, biomedical, civil and computer engineering and TAC/ABET accredited degrees in engineering technology with concentrations in mechanical, electrical and materials joining. The School of Engineering and Engineering Technology has over 500 students and 25 full-time faculty, with the Materials Joining program representing 10% of total enrollment. The hands-on education and research takes place in a recently renovated $1.2M and 11,000 ft2 lab named after Prof. Kielhorn, in whose name this position has been established.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Colleges,” and the engineering program is ranked nationally. 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 to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. 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 over 190,000, 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 for more information.


How to apply

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 or from Academic Affairs, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX 75607-7001. Send completed application, a current resume, and graduate transcript to:

Dr. Steven D. Mason, Provost, LeTourneau University, P.O. Box 7001 Longview, Texas 75607-7001FAX (903) 233-3201 Phone (903) 233-3200
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Claiming every workplace in every nation as our mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact.