Sunday, October 11, 2009

Digital Assets, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

Digital Assets, Instruction and Outreach Librarian,
Fine Arts Library
University of Texas Libraries – The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an enthusiastic and creative information professional to become the Digital Assets, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian. The successful candidate is responsible for instruction, outreach and managing digital assets for the Fine Arts Library. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to build strong faculty relationships with the College of Fine Arts and across campus in regards to digital asset management and services, organize and strengthen the Fine Arts Library instruction program, and build a lively and diverse outreach program. The successful candidate will facilitate patrons’ image discovery and use by providing general reference, instruction, and orientation to digital asset resources, tools, and technologies including DASe and ARTstor. The successful candidate will work closely with catalogers, database managers, and reformatting technicians. The successful candidate will develop and run the instruction program, coordinating course integrated library instruction sessions, related tours, and staff training on new resources and technology. The successful candidate will coordinate external communications for the Fine Arts Library, including publications, publicity, and participate in exhibit and event development and serves as liaison to the University of Texas Community and to the wider Austin community. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, innovative, and proactive. The position reports to the Head Librarian, Fine Arts Library, The University of Texas Libraries.

The Fine Arts Library is located in the Doty Fine Arts Building in the heart of the College of Fine Arts. Collections and services support the research and teaching of the College of Fine Arts which includes art, music, theatre and dance and audiovisual services for the entire campus community. Fine Arts Library digital assets include an image collection, an audio archive, and other discrete collections.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience working in a Fine Arts Library or Visual Resources Collection. Experience providing public service in an academic setting. Academic degree or significant coursework in the arts or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of arts information and the needs of art students and faculty. Experience in instruction and in using technology to deliver information services. Experience organizing and describing information. Demonstrated ability to make effective use of communication technologies. Demonstrated ability to interact and network effectively with diverse internal and external clientele. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment. Eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of and familiarity with digital assets in the fields of the fine arts. Experience managing projects. An advanced degree in an applicable subject area. Experience supervising staff. Demonstrated potential for leadership in library, university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of well developed organizational, time, and project management skills. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Knowledge of information literacy or active learning concepts, experience developing instructional materials. Experience in writing and editing, exhibit development, marketing, or related external communications activities. A strong commitment to public service. Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills.

Salary and Benefits: $46,000 annually. 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 consideration, application materials should be submitted by October 20, 2009. All interested candidates must complete an Online Application by going to: ( Please refer to job posting number 09-09-29-01-0080 ( and follow applicant instructions given online. An email confirmation will be sent to those who apply online within 2-3 working days, along with a set of job-related questions that applicants will be asked to return to the department in order to complete their application materials. For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact: Library Human Resources: [512-495-4360].

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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