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Librarian - Department Head of Access and Discovery

Librarian - Department Head of Access and Discovery

University of Texas at Arlington Job Location: Texas Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 05-06-2021

Librarian – Department Head of Access and Discovery (S02698P)

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 Department for Access and Discovery is a central service hub for acquisitions, metadata, resource delivery, and stacks management. The department head provides leadership for integration and innovation of intelligent workflow in these service areas and ensures excellent access and discovery services to the library community. https://library.uta.edu/dept/access-and-discovery/orgchart 

What you bring…


Master’s degree in a relevant discipline 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.


Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Three (3) years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated commitment to advancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations. Demonstrated budget planning and management skills. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Demonstrated success in advocating for implementing innovating services, and process. Knowledge of copyright and fair use. Project management skills. Experience in e-resources management. Experience using Alma or other integrated library systems. Experience with controlled vocabularies and metadata schemas. Working knowledge of cataloging principles and tools.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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 innovatively use technology and evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement best practice for acquisitions in an academic library. 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. 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.

The Community

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/14073 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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