Librarian – Digital Scholarship (S02466P)
Why choose us?
The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries is seeking a strong, diverse candidate pool for this position. The successful candidate will join a culture of diversity which reduces barriers to learning and the pursuit of knowledge, celebrates the University’s student body diversity, and commits to positively impacts our culture of inclusion in the UTA Libraries. We are an active partner in UTA’s deep engagement with our vibrant megacity. We welcome new colleagues to strengthen our vibrant mix of staff, reflecting our campus commitment to the Principles of Community.
Your job with us…
The Digital Scholarship Librarian contributes to democratizing access and provides leadership for planning and oversight of digital project work. Actively provides consultations; serves as a digital engagement research and service partner through community consultation and sustainable planning for digitally created projects to advance the libraries open initiatives. Reports to the Director of Open Archives and Discovery.
What you bring…
Requirements: Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Preferred: Master’s degree in library and information science or related graduate degree. Two (2) years of increasingly responsibility in management or an academic library setting. Two (2) years supervisory experience of student, staff, and professional librarian and/or archivist employees. Experience in the following areas: digital projects management, web and interface design, digital curation of institutional repositories, or metadata. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Experience with needs assessment, partnership development, and grant writing. Management experience with competing priorities and work with inflexible deadlines. Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including digitization standards, processes, and technologies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work enthusiastically with flexibility and creativity in a student-centered environment. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors. Working knowledge of various metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS) and controlled vocabularies (TGMI &II, Getty). Ability to influence, negotiate and liaise effectively with a wide range of colleagues in a complex organization. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication. Advanced project planning and management skills. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff. The ability to provide leadership in project management and experience in working with disparate groups to achieve mutual goals and completion of projects. Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with effective time management skills. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills, as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to pay attention to detail. Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions. Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking.
About the University
The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution. With a projected global enrollment of close to 57,000 in AY 2016-17, UTA is the largest institution in The University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was recently cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fifth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2017 Best for Vets list.
Within a 25-mile radius of the center of Arlington is a dynamic community of over 2 million people. The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers call the city home, and their stadiums are in the heart of the entertainment district, which includes the Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor theme parks. Arlington is recognized as the entertainment capital of Texas. Arlington is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, which feature internationally renowned cultural and arts districts, restaurants, and a vibrant night scene. The nearby Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport is a major hub with nonstop flights to myriad national and international destinations.
Please submit applications at http://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/13035 and include a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, transcript, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. This job may close at any time. This is a non-tenure track position.
This position will include non-traditional work hours such as evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the university community.
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, it is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. The University is committed to the Affirmative Action Program in compliance with all government requirements to ensure nondiscrimination. The UTA campus is accessible to persons with disabilities.