Librarian – Assistant Director of Acquisitions (S04791P)

University of Texas at Arlington
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:$78,000
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Posting Number S04791P

Position Title Librarian – Assistant Director of Acquisitions (S04791P) Department Library Location Arlington Job Family Library Position Status Full-time Work Hours Standard Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm.

  • This position will include non-traditional work hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community.
  • Some positions will have permanent overnight shifts.
  • Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs.
  • Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations.
  • Open to External and Internal FLSA Salary Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $78,000. Duration Funding expected to continue Pay Basis Monthly Benefits Eligible Yes Benefits at UTA

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    Job Summary

    Provides oversight for acquisitions and collection development operations. Serves as the unit lead for the Acquisitions team that provides stewardship in sustaining the library's acquisition budget and “in-time” access to all information resources that the library has purchased and leased. The incumbent provides leadership in managing the life cycle of library resources including electronic resources and physical materials, and works collaboratively with liaison librarians for collection development, outreach, and scholarship.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and staff oversight for functional area focusing on acquisitions, e-resources management, and serials.
  • Develops procedures and workflows for training and efficiency.
  • Coordinates library resource reviews, licensing, and vendor negotiations.
  • Oversees gift material acquisitions.
  • Adheres to pertinent laws and regulations to practices sound internal control of University property.
  • Maintains positive and beneficial professional relationships with vendors.
  • Provides leadership in data driven decision making for collection assessment and budget forecasting in collaboration with the Director of Access & Discovery and Library administration. Coordinates efforts to demonstrate return-on-investment for library resources.
  • Collaborates with Subject Liaisons to proactively respond to campus teaching and research needs for collection resources.
  • Acts as subject liaison to an academic department(s).
  • Assists users in discovering and accessing library resources.
  • Troubleshoots collection access and discovery related issues.
  • Safeguard legal and ethical use of library resources. Promotes Open Access and Fair Use.
  • Performs other duties assigned.
  • The library has various locations across campus. This is a non-tenure track position.

    Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited program or a related graduate degree.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
  • Professional experience in knowledge management involving electronic resources, serials, and/or information resources acquisitions.
  • At least two (2) years of staff supervisory experience.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and ability for license review and negotiation
  • Knowledge of the evolving scholarly communication climate and open access initiatives
  • Experience working with Alma
  • Experience working with Gobi, WT Cox, or other subscription/monograph agents
  • Experience with handling a collection budget
  • Experience creating statistical reports and managing usage data
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced project planning and management skills, involving designing, leading, and completing a project within its intended scope and timeline.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors.
  • 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 changing university environment.
  • Working Conditions Special Conditions for Eligibility Working Title CBC Requirement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

    EEO Statement

    It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

    ADA Accommodations

    The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected].

    Posting Detail Information

    Number of Vacancies 1

    Desired Start Date Open Date Review Start Date Open Until Filled Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Accepted Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

    Requirement Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest degree you have attained in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program (Please specify in your resume)?
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree or higher
  • None of the above
  • How many years of experience do you have as a Librarian?
  • None / less than 1 year
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 5 years or more
  • How many years of supervisory experience do you have?
  • None/less than 1 year
  • 1 to 2 years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 5 years or more
  • Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Cover/Interest Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Optional Documents

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