Sunday, June 21, 2009

Information Resources Program Coordinator (Librarian)

The University of Texas at Arlington
Information Resources Program Coordinator (Librarian)

Monthly salary: $4583 negotiable depending on qualifications.
Purpose of position: The Coordinator provides leadership in administering a materials budget to anticipate and meet the needs of the University community. This budget is over 5,000,000 U.S. dollars. Works closely with other program areas and branch libraries to coordinate shared activities.

Essential functions: Within the context of the Library organization and in consultation with other program areas, the incumbent plans for the continued growth and development of the Information Resources program. The Coordinator works with the Library administrators and other program coordinators to develop long range and strategic directions and initiatives. Develops the specific long range and operational goals related to Information Resources. Develops and implements mechanisms to assess progress toward goal and unit effectiveness. Develops budget proposals in relation to the Program goals and makes resource allocation decisions within the resources assigned. Monitors resource use and ensures compliance with appropriate fiscal and other regulations. Determines staffing needs and deployment including the need for staff increases or re-allocations, training and staff development, individual goal and performance expectations. Provides regular feedback on performance and conducts annual performance management reviews and makes recommendations for salary adjustments as appropriate. Plans and carries out a variety of statistical evaluations, surveys, and collection management programs for short and long-range needs and prepares narrative and statistical reports based on these evaluations with recommendations. Receives academic department accreditation and new program inquiries, gathers data, and completes forms or reports; represents the University Library on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Monitors national and international trends and developments relevant to acquisitions, intellectual property rights, licensing, preservation and digital resources and provides initiative in supporting open access efforts and scholarly communication changes. Responds to the needs of the Program's primary customers, both internal and external. Participates in professional associations, workshops, conferences, and meetings; contributes to the advancement of the profession and the status of the UT Arlington Library. Other functions as assigned.

Required qualifications: American Library Association accredited Master's degree. Extensive and increasingly responsible and varied post-MLS professional experience in research academic libraries. Minimum of 5 years work experience in the administration of at least 2 of the following areas: acquisitions, collection management, preservation, or serials and electronic resources. Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience. Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated successful leadership and the ability to work productively with a wide range of individuals and groups. Able to articulate a well-developed vision for the future of collections, both print and electronic, in an academic library. 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, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated.

Preferred qualifications: Proficiency in assessment techniques. Experience in the selection and evaluation of digital resources, including license negotiations, approval plans and financial management. Thorough understanding of the current issues in scholarly communication including copyright, open access, and intellectual property. Experience implementing electronic resource management systems (ERM). Second advanced degree in a related field such as Information Systems, Higher Education, or Business, with emphasis in Management, Finance, or Accounting. Excellent computer skills.

Working conditions: May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. May occasionally work weekends or evenings. Security sensitive position; criminal background check conducted.

Applicants MUST apply online at If you need to use a computer with Internet access, you can come to our office at 140 West Mitchell Street, B200, Arlington, TX 76019 (Monday-Friday, 8AM to 4PM). For questions and assistance, call 817-272-3461. This job may close at any time. UTA is an EO/AA employer.

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