Librarian - Assistant Department Head (S01963P)
Why choose us?
Librarian - Assistant Department Head (S01963P)
The University of Texas at Arlington
Job Location: Texas
Apply By: 12/19/2019
Date Created: 11-20-2019
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 Librarian – Assistant Department Head assists the Department Head in providing innovative leadership for planning, development, project management, implementation, assessment and support of staff and peer-based user services across the Central Library, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, and the Science Engineering Library. https://library.uta.edu/dept/user-success-and-services/orgchart
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 or the equivalent experience.
Preferred: Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in management of public services with at least one (1) year in an academic library or college or university setting. Two (2) years supervisory experience. Experience providing reference, circulation, and instruction services in an academic library. Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools. Experience with partnership development and grant writing. Experience with formative and summative assessment of library services. Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. Knowledge of reference and bibliographic print resources as well as a variety of online bibliographic and full-text databases. Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management. Knowledge of current learning, teaching and information literacy practices, especially active learning and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes. 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. Ability to use creativity to design instructional/informational materials, both in print and online. 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. Effective time management skills. Advanced customer experience 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/11044
and include a letter of interest, 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.
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