Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Head Librarian, Architecture & Planning Library

The Head Librarian is responsible for the operations and management of the Architecture & Planning Library. Responsibilities include the planning, organization, implementation and assessment of all activities including faculty relations, user services, personnel, budget, resource development, and policy-making. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to build successful partnerships with the School of Architecture and across campus as well as taking a leadership role in related professional organizations. The position reports to the Associate Director for User Services, University of Texas Libraries.

The Architecture & Planning Library is located in historic Battle Hall, recently named as one of America’s favorite buildings by the American Institute of Architects. See Collections support the research and teaching of the School of Architecture, including Architecture, Architectural History, Community & Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design, Urban Design and related disciplines. The Architecture & Planning Library houses the Alexander Architectural Archive which includes more than 90 collections of architectural drawings and other artifacts emphasizing the Southwest United States. The Architecture & Planning Library and Alexander Architectural Archive have a staff of two full-time professional librarians, five classified staff and 15 student assistants. For more information, see and

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Successful management experience at the professional level in an academic or research library. Resource development experience including donor relations and grant writing. Collection development, reference and instruction experience in one or more of the following areas: architecture, architectural history, community or urban planning, historic preservation, interior design, or landscape architecture.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing budgets. Experience leveraging emerging technologies to improve and maintain sustainable services. Experience leading and managing change efforts. Experience working successfully with faculty and and/or college administrators. Experience managing archival or special collections. An advanced degree in an applicable subject area. Demonstrated leadership in library, university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, creative energy, resourcefulness, and a strong commitment to public service. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills.

Salary and Benefits: $60,000 annually negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by October 31, 2007. Interested candidates must complete an online Application of Employment ( Please refer to job posting number 07-09-25-01-0080 ( and follow applicant instructions given online which includes submitting the following additional materials: a letter of interest, a full resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references. Send these additional materials to Carol Johnson ( via email. An email confirmation will be sent within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed.

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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