Jobs at the Libraries

UTSA Libraries Rare Books Librarian

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic, service-oriented applicants for the position of Rare Books Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the individual in this position develops and manages collections of rare books and other printed materials, provides outreach and instruction, and manages digitization activities for the rare books unit.

Responsibilities

Collection development responsibilities include selecting and acquiring printed material for the rare books collection; working with dealers, donors, and others in identifying and acquiring collection material; managing collection budgets and funds; documenting policies and procedures; and planning and implementing collection-related projects, including digitization.

The individual in this position provides reference assistance in support of the academic and research uses of the collection; and initiates instruction to teach library users how to effectively and efficiently locate information, pursue appropriate research methodologies, and use specific resources and discovery tools.  The Rare Books Librarian also engages in outreach activities, products, and events that raise awareness and encourage faculty, staff, and the general public to use Special Collections and services.

Required qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science. 
  • One year experience working in a special collections.
  • Experience providing outreach and instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with trends, issues, standards, and best practices in the care and management of special collections.
  • Experience digitizing printed materials.

Preferred qualifications

  • Bibliographic knowledge of Spanish or German.
  • Experience working with book dealers and familiarity with the antiquarian book trade.
  • Experience providing outreach and instruction in a special collections.

Salary

Commensurate with experience. This is a full-time A&P, benefits-eligible position.

Closing Date

01/31/2015

Visit https://www.utsajobs.com for more information and to apply. 

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Special Projects Librarian

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks a Special Projects Librarian to assist with the implementation and support of major library-wide digital initiatives. 

The Special Projects Librarian will support projects by learning, configuring and training staff on new applications, helping transition projects into daily operations, creating and maintaining project documentation, coordinating project communications, developing written content and metadata, and conducting user testing on new and existing applications.  

Required QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Degree must be completed prior to start date.  
  • One year of experience in an academic library setting.  
  • Experience with digital technologies such as content management systems, web analytics software, and project management applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully within a collaborative environment with diverse groups.
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.    
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical ability.    

Preferred QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of project management. 
  • Knowledge of chat reference services.
  • Knowledge of library system architectures, data standards, and standard system interfaces used in Academic Libraries.

For full job description, see posting in the online applicant system, STARS  https://www.utsajobs.com/

Salary

Starting at $43,104 

Job Posting Closes

12/10/2014

About the University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

The University of Texas at San Antonio is one of the fastest growing higher education institutions in Texas and the third largest institution in the UT System. Serving the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas, UTSA has about 30,000 students enrolled in 66 bachelor’s, 52 master’s and 24 doctoral degree programs across its three campuses: Main Campus, Downtown Campus and Hemisfair Park Campus. As a multicultural institution of access and excellence, UTSA aims to be a premier public research university providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.

The UTSA Libraries include the John Peace Library on the Main Campus, the Downtown Campus Library, and our Applied Engineering and Technology Library recognized by the New York Times and USA Today as the nation’s first bookless library on a university campus.

The John Peace Library is nearing the end of a four year renovation process informed by fresh thinking on collection management and student intellectual engagement. The libraries are well integrated into the intellectual life of campus through active partnerships with the Writing Center, Teaching and Learning Center and Tomás Rivera Center for Student Success. In support of UTSA’s ascent to premier research university status, the UTSA Libraries are proud to preserve the legacies of San Antonio and South Texas through our growing Special Collections featuring primary resource materials on San Antonio authors, architecture and urban development, Mexican cookery, women and women’s history, and the Texas Mexico border region.