FabLab Coordinator – Technology Lending

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published January 30, 2023
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/20757
Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $30,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $39,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Job Summary:

The Creative Spaces and Services’ Coordinator for Technology Lending facilitates the efficient operation and assessment of services related to the onboarding, maintenance, vending, and inventory of and support for use of items in the Libraries’ technology lending program. The Coordinator serves as a proactive ambassador for the Libraries and University providing extraordinary customer experiences for the UTA community, guests, partners, and colleagues within a dynamic, high-volume, 24/7 environment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the Libraries’ technology lending program including onboarding of devices into Alma; maintenance, vending, and inventory management of, and support for use of items in the Libraries’ technology lending program.
  • Maintains close working relationships with the Library Systems and Technology and Community Engagement departments within the Libraries to collaboratively develop and execute workflows for reimaging, inventory, and circulation of technology.
  • Evaluates statistics and reports to make data-driven decisions for the continual improvement of the lab.
  • Collaborates with Creative Spaces and Services leadership to hire, train, and supervise 10+ student employees within the department as well as develop and implement policies and procedures related to technology lending.
  • Oversees effective scheduling of student employees throughout each semester, including training, inventory, and maintenance schedules.
  • Serves as a backup for student employees to ensure adequate staffing of the space and services.
  • Engages in cross-departmental strategic, communication and functional task forces within University Libraries.
  • Performs other duties assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Two (2) years related experience.
  • Experience with maintenance of functional technologies, such as laptops and tablets, as well as creative technologies, such as digital cameras and embroidery machines.
  • Previous experience with circulation services and inventory processes.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of related experience with one (1) year of supervisory experience
  • Experience developing and implementing policies related to technology lending
  • Previous teaching experience, demonstrating the use of multiple teaching methodologies
  • Experience with current and emerging technologies and their applications in academic libraries and how knowledge of how they apply across disciplines
  • Experience designing instructional/informational materials, both in print and online
  • Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to use creativity to design instructional/informational materials, both in print and online
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors
  • Be an advocate and ally for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion
  • Ability to innovatively use technology and evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement best practices to improve the user experience
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Advanced customer experience skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
  • Ability to follow through on projects
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking


Working Conditions

This position will include non-traditional work hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community. Some positions will have permanent overnight shifts. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. Exposure to standard office conditions. Proficiency in all phases of work performed. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Manual dexterity. Light lifting and moving. May work around chemical fumes. May work around chemicals. May work around electrical and mechanical hazards. The library has various locations across campus.



Our future colleague will also have an affinity for our Guiding Principles. These principles define HOW we do our work. These are our Guiding Principles exemplified through how we treat our colleagues:

We Care. We care about you, your success, your growth, your passions and all that you bring to the table.

We Empower. We empower our staff to be creative, think outside the box, work autonomously, and provide resources necessary for success.

We Take Ownership. We take ownership of our organizational culture and YOU take ownership of how our culture is shaped.

We Are Extraordinary. We are extraordinary because we attract and hire extraordinarily talented individuals like you!


APPLY NOW – We can’t wait to welcome you to our team.

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EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.