Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Mexican Materials Bibliographer

The University of Texas at Austin Libraries invites applicants for the position of Mexican Materials Bibliographer. The Mexican Materials Bibliographer will administer the Nettie Lee Benson Collection’s renowned Mexican materials, selecting information sources in all formats, with particular attention to e-resources, provide instruction and serve as a liaison to the University’s Mexicanist scholars. The position reports to and supports the activities of the Bibliographer for Latin American Studies.

  • Collection management and development of Mexican materials, managing an annual budget in excess of 80,000 dollars.
  • Make periodic trips to the region in pursuit of materials that are not captured by the book trade.
  • Evaluate collection growth and shelf allocation for rare and circulating materials.
  • Update collection development policy.
  • Provide scholarship and faculty support including faculty liaison to the University of Texas' Mexicanist scholars
  • Expand digital scholarship by promoting the use of digital tools and resources in research and teaching.
  • Manage the serials collection and the gifts and exchange program.
  • Fund raising and public representation of the collection.
  • Public Service responsibilities include reference duties with periodic weekend shifts, collaboration with other LLILAS and BLAC staff in public education programs with the local Hispanic community, and provide orientation to the numerous Mexican researchers who visit the library.

Required Qualifications:  Minimum of an American Library Association Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences or a social sciences or humanities discipline with specialization in or extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Mexico. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with faculty, staff, students, and researchers. Available for international travel. At least 3 years professional experience working in a university, library or archive. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ph.D. preferred. Three or more years working in a university setting, preferably in a research library. Knowledge of colonial U.S. Southwest. Demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget. Proficiency in the use of bibliographic tools and resources. Experience with digital collection development and working with faculty and students to facilitate the use of digital tools and resources. Demonstrated ability to establish and meet goals. Professional initiative. Ability to multitask. Experience providing public service to research library patrons. A record of research and scholarly excellence. Demonstrated ability to teach courses drawing on library materials, either alone or with a faculty member. Ability to deepen relations between the library and academic worlds.

Salary and Benefits:  $3833—$4500 negotiable depending on qualifications.  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:  All interested candidates must complete an online application by going to: . Please follow all instructions given. When applying, refer to job posting # 13-03-17-01-0080  An e-mail confirmation will be sent to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that candidates will be asked to return in order for their application materials to be complete.
To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by April 17, 2013.  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.  Early career applicants are encouraged to apply.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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