Head of Resource Sharing, UT Libraries

at University of Texas Austin Libraries (view profile)
Published February 5, 2024
Location Austin, Texas
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Head-of-Resource-Sharing--UT-Libraries_R_00031531
Cover Letter Requirements Required
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $70,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


The Head of Resource Sharing provides leadership and innovation for the Interlibrary Services (ILS) unit within the University of Texas Libraries (UTL). ILS collaborates with external higher education and research libraries to share library resources and to evolve interlibrary loan infrastructure and standards.  With skilled resource delivery expertise, the ILS team works to obtain access to non-UTL resources for UT researchers and provide interlibrary access to UTL resources for all researchers.

Resource Delivery Responsibilities

  • Lead the borrowing, lending, and document delivery activities within ILS.
  • Continually improve services and workflows to effectively manage staff and funds, which can include the development of new user services.
  • Monitor budget, tracking income and expenditures.
  • Develop and maintain ILS service web pages.
  • Plan and implement annual staffing needs.
  • Maintain excellent customer service, keeping accessibility of physical and electronic content in mind.
  • Produce and archive ILS data.

Supervisory Duties

  • Set priorities for direct report and the department, conduct annual evaluation, and provide opportunities for professional development.

Professional Development and UT Libraries Support

  • Participate in UTL and campus committees and outreach activities to further the mission of UTL and UT.
  • Participate in and contribute to professional library and scholarly organizations.
  • Keep current with developments in librarianship, particularly as related to resource delivery, collection development, OA trends, and scholarly communication.

Scholarly Resources Department (SRD) Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Work with the SRD team to plan, manage, and communicate matters relating to the strategic provision of scholarly resources.
  • Centralize collection activities in order to realize efficiencies with limited resources, including fund management.
  • Realign and simplify collection programs and workflows.
  • Coordinate collection development through Interlibrary Services purchasing workflows.
  • Communicate and collaborate with liaisons as appropriate for coordination of collection-related activities.
  • Prepare regularly scheduled and on demand statistical reports of ILS data for subject liaisons and Collections team as required.

Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS, or equivalent, and four years of relevant experience, or a bachelor’s degree and six years of relevant experience.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • OCLC Worldcat searching experience.
  • Experience with training staff.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Commitment to creating a welcoming library environment for all library users and staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both in person and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently make decisions, manage workflows, and solve problems.
  • Leadership skills with an emphasis on collaboration and relationship building.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interlibrary Service experience.
  • Experience recruiting staff.
  • ILLiad Customization Manager and Alma staff interface experience.
  • Reference experience.
  • Experience working with multiple departments or portfolios to reach a goal.
  • Experience creating and managing digital files.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Experience with invoices, purchase orders, accounts receivable and payable.

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

Salary Range

$70,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office and library conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Lifting objects, bending, kneeling, walking, standing.

Work Shift

Monday - Friday, between the hours of 7am and 6pm, as arranged with manager. This position is onsite, with the possibility of working remote 3 Fridays a month.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

During your application, you will be asked the following questions.

  • Please give an example of when you collaborated with others to create or modify a workflow so the workflow could be more flexibly staffed and/or effectively managed.
  • What are your strengths as a manager?
  • Please give an example of when you learned to use a new (or new-to-you) software.  What tools and opportunities did you take advantage of in order to become a master user and help others learn the software?