Jobs at the Libraries

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.  

Qualifications & Experience


  • 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.    


  • 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

Salary:  Starting at $43,104 

Job Posting Closes:  12/10/2014


UTSA Libraries University Archivist

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic applicants for the position of University Archivist.  Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, this provides leadership in the management and use of the university’s digital, multimedia, and paper-based records and publications. 

Responsibilities include managing the identification, appraisal, acquisition, description, storage, access, preservation, and disposal of university archives and publications, regardless of format.  The position collaborates with relevant partners in planning, creating, and managing digitized and born-digital university content.  The University Archivist leads departmental efforts to capture, preserve, and make accessible web content administratively and culturally significant to the university, including material created by the administration, academic departments, and student organizations. 

This position provides reference assistance in support of the academic and research uses of the collection; and initiates outreach and instruction to teach library users how to effectively and efficiently locate information, appropriate research methodologies, and specific resources and discovery tools.  The University archivist also engages in outreach activities, products, and events that encourage faculty, staff, and the general public to use university archives collections and services; and supervises interns and volunteers.   

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences or a Master’s degree in Archival Science or an equivalent advanced degree. 
  • Successful candidates are expected to have knowledge about the issues pertaining to the management of institutional records and records management principles and knowledge of trends in digital preservation management and preservation reformatting.  
  • Candidates are also expected to have experience with archival processing and descriptive practices and standards, particularly with minimal processing
  • Experience in digitizing and working with digital content management systems; and experience selecting, capturing, and preserving at risk web content. 
  • Candidates should also have six months of experience in the following: digital preservation or information management, including familiarity with tools and workflows to support ingest and management of born digital records
  • Experience working with records retention schedules
  • Experience working with diverse groups of people at all levels in an organization

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with CONTENTdm and large-scale digitization in an academic environment
  • Experience with metadata extraction, transformation, and repurposing
  • Demonstrated experience with Archive-It
  • Demonstrated experience in curating digital content in archival repository and digital content transformation tools
  • Experience working in an academic environment that successfully demonstrates collaboration with administrators, faculty, students, and alumni


$43,104 (flexible, depending upon qualifications).  This is a full-time A&P, benefits-eligible position.

Closing Date


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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.

The UTSA Libraries Special Collections preserves the legacies of UTSA, San Antonio, and South Texas through a rich array of primary sources.  Strengths of the collections include UTSA’s institutional history, San Antonio history, architecture, Mexican cookery, women and women’s history, and the Texas-Mexico border region.  The department has a growing digitization program, is a leader in social media outreach and web archiving, and actively engages with current and retired faculty.  

Peer Coach

Exciting job opportunity at the UTSA Libraries! Become a Library Peer Coach and put your experience as a UTSA student to work!

The UTSA Libraries is recruiting students for the Library Peer Coaches Program. The Library Peer Coaches serve as ambassadors for the Libraries in a variety of ways. They offer library assistance to other students by staffing service desks and providing roaming reference service. Peer Coaches also participate in engagement events where they meet and greet students and inform them about specific library services.

Start date

January 12, 2015


$9.25 / hour


14–19 hours per week


  • able to work the Spring and Fall semesters, 2015
  • sophomore, junior, or senior student status
  • UTSA full-time student with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • outgoing; enjoys meeting people and helping other students

Sound interesting? Submit an application on Rowdy JobsApplications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Questions? Contact Ellen Blumberg at

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.