Librarian IV - Head of Content Management

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Librarian IV - Head of Content Management Hiring department UT Libraries Monthly salary $6,916+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 18-09-26-01-0082 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

Required Application Materials
  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Statement of salary requirement Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information Purpose Manage operations, staff, and initiatives for the acquisition, description, and processing of content for the UT Libraries in all formats and languages

Essential Functions Oversee staff and workflows for ordering, receiving, describing, and processing of library content in all formats and languages. Coordinate operations and workflows between the unit and other library units or departments. Contribute to fostering ongoing growth and professional development of staff. Promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement of services, workflows, and best practices. Seek out and engage in appropriate campus, regional, and national partnerships and conversations. Participate in development and grant opportunities for relevant projects or initiatives when appropriate.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications Master's degree from ALA-accredited program. Minimum 5 years professional experience as supervisor or manager of relevant operations (acquisitions, cataloging, and or metadata creation) in an academic library. Evidence of implementing current and emerging best practices related to acquisitions and bibliographic description. Demonstrated ability to develop, evaluate, and enhance production-oriented processes. Experience with an integrated library system and or a library service platform. Familiarity with materials budgeting, expenditure processes, and consortial acquisitions agreements. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and stakeholder interests effectively. Demonstrated aptitude to learn new tools and technologies and creatively problem solve. Demonstrated effectiveness at working collaboratively on projects and initiatives. Successful experience supervising and developing staff. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to engage professionally at a leadership level and on a national and/or international scale. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated experience working with content vendors. Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, CONSER, or SACO). Familiarity with existing and emerging metadata standards and schemas, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, schema.org, linked data, and BIBFRAME. Experience with formal assessment and evaluation methods.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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