Library/Learning Resource Center Director, College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA

Salary: $131,799.00 – $194,726.00 Annually
Location: Visalia/Tulare/Hanford, CA
Job Type: Management
Job Number: 6324-m-03/24
Department: Learning Center
Opening Date: 3/15/2024
Closing Date: 4/15/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

General Description

Sequoias Community College District is seeking an equity-minded candidate to join our Library/Learning Resource Center as a Director, Learning Resources Center serving our students at the Visalia, Hanford and Tulare Campuses.

Under the direction of the Academic Dean, the Director of Learning Resources will be responsible for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of library and learning resources for the College of the Sequoias District. The Director of Learning Resources functions as a reference/academic librarian, and supervises faculty, staff, curriculum, facilities, budget and related tasks for the assigned programs, directs all assigned learning resources and coordinates the operation of the library/LRC services for the District.

Sequoias Community College District is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the District has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Commitment to Equity:

Sequoias Community College District is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and values candidates who have the ability to serve students from diverse academic, cultural, socioeconomic, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds, as well as those students who have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Sequoias Community College District seeks to promote and maintain an environment that is built on mutual respect and free from discrimination by employing staff who are equity-minded, collegial, and guided by their dedication to helping students achieve their educational goals. Ideal candidates will share the Sequoias Community College Districts’ commitment to be knowledgeable about and implement equitable learning and teaching methods appropriate to serve students from all backgrounds, demographics and experiences.

Job Duties

Job duties of the Director, Learning Resource Center include:

  • Directs all Learning Resources, including facility use, individualized instruction, web site development and maintenance, grant management and other designated programs and services, and fosters a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
  • Coordinates the operation of the Learning Resource Centers for the District.
  • Works closely with the Academic Dean and designated administrators to assure that library services and learning resources in District center campuses are fully supported and effectively supervised.
  • Regularly visits the Tulare and Hanford Center sites to confer with faculty and staff working at the center locations, assuring that their needs are met.
  • Provides leadership and administrative support in the development and implementation of student technology support.
  • Provide leadership in developing access to electronic information resources and multimedia products, collection development, and otherwise working with faculty to augment materials and informational services that support the teaching/learning functions of the District.
  • Coordinates the introduction of technological advances in information access into the Library/Learning Resources Center and supervises ongoing programs to instruct faculty, staff, and students in such use.
  • Supervises, directs, supports and evaluates the performance of personnel in assigned areas. Promotes employee training and development.
  • Ensures that the Library/Learning Resources Centers’ practices are consistent with District policy procedures, local, state and federal laws, and other contracts or agreements.
  • Serves in additional librarian capacities (reference, collection development and instruction) as needed.
  • Recommends the establishment of academic and classified positions in assigned areas of responsibility, participates in the development of position descriptions, job announcements, search and selection processes.
  • Coordinates and provides leadership in curriculum development and program planning and review.
  • Submits recommended curriculum and catalog changes to the Office of Academic Services.
  • Serves as a member of Curriculum Committee and Instructional Council as a non-voting member, Management Council, and other academic committees as assigned.
  • Conducts regular department meetings.
  • Works with faculty in developing the schedule of courses and submits all scheduling information for courses in a timely and accurate manner, complying with District requirements.
  • Assists in planning the District budget by organizing and submitting the Learning Resources budgets to the Office of Academic Services.
  • Acts as a resource to faculty on matters related to curriculum development, improvement of teaching, learning and librarianship.
  • Communicates Library & Learning Resources department needs, issues, and concerns to the assigned academic Dean.
  • Acts as liaison to the college administration so they may understand the operational, philosophical, practical and professional practices, successes and challenges.
  • Communicates to Library & Learning Resources staff the concerns, policies, etc. of the administration.
  • Produces reports assessing the effectiveness of library and learning resources programs and areas of operations such as SLO’s, assessment reports, Program Review documents, and accreditation self-study reports.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or the equivalent; and
  • Three years of leadership experience in library and learning resources in an academic setting, preferably at an institution of higher education and/or in managing the daily operations of a library and learning resources facility.

Knowledge and Abilities:

The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

Knowledge of:
  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive library/ learning resource Center.
  • Principles and practices of Information Competency.
  • Current instructional technology.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, management and supervision.
  • Management and operation of a full-service community college library that serves multiple centers.
  • Purpose, mission and goals of a community college district.
  • District organization, operations and objectives.
  • Laws, regulations, restrictions and requirements related to area of assignment.
  • Community college curricula and the curriculum development process.
  • Modern pedagogical and instructional design methodologies.
  • Budget preparation, implementation and administration.
  • Needs, interests and concerns of diverse groups of community college students.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Ability to:
  • Be an equity-minded librarian in an academic setting and provide leadership, direction and support to academic and classified staff in a community college.
  • Plan, organize, direct, review and evaluate the development, implementation and evaluation of the College’s Library/Learning Resource Centers.
  • Optimize the delivery and accessibility of learning resources and distance education services to students, faculty and staff.
  • Prepare and administer budgets.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and technological advancements in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Foster teamwork with excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Facilitate change in a productive and positive manner.
  • Work cooperatively in an environment of participatory governance.
  • Interpret, apply and explain District policies and legal regulations and requirements to faculty, staff, students and public.
  • Select, assign, orient, train, supervise, counsel, discipline and evaluate the performance of direct reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.
  • Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socio-economic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

Working Conditions:


  • Indoor environment.
  • Frequent contact in person and on the telephone with management, supervisory, academic and classified staff.
  • Travel between sites and work occasional evening hours.

Physical Abilities

  • Ability to sit for long periods
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
  • Ability to read normal and fine print.
  • Ability to provide information in person or on the telephone.
  • Ability to communicate over the telephone and in person.
  • Ability to remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Application Procedure

  • To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
  • An online job application.
  • Equity Narrative (included within the online application).
  • Letter of interest, which addresses how the applicant’s experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. Official transcripts are required for employment.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Linda Reis at

COS does not support H1-Visas.