Creative & Instructional Technologies Librarian, UT Libraries

at University of Texas Libraries (view profile)
Published September 13, 2023
Location Austin, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Creative---Instructional-Technologies-Librarian--UT-Libraries_R_00029244
Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements MSIS/MSLS or other graduate level degree. Current students expected to graduate by December 2023 are welcome to apply.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 52,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary

Description

General Notes: The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.

Purpose: The University of Texas Libraries seeks a Creative & Instructional Technologies Librarian to advance the mission of UT Libraries’ inclusive makerspace, The Foundry, located in the Fine Arts Library. This position will primarily work with faculty and students from across campus and disciplines to advance creative inquiry through workshops, interdisciplinary course-integrated instruction, and point of need consultations.  This position will partner with Foundry staff to identify outreach opportunities and contribute to day-to-day operations of the Foundry. This position will also support adjacent instructional technologies within the library. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to provide chat reference services, serve on internal library committees, partner with Libraries staff on creative and instructional technology services, and engage with the academic library maker community.

Responsibilities

  • Incorporate the Foundry makerspace into teaching and research across campus.
  • Contribute to development of instructional and creative technology for the UT Libraries.
  • Participate in and support unit, department, division and Libraries-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Professional development and professional contributions.
  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • MSIS/MSLS or other graduate level degree. Current students expected to graduate by December 2023 are welcome to apply.
  • Experience working in a library, cultural heritage organization, or museum setting.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting or working with instructional technologies or teaching with technology.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a creative educational environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and judgment in working with patrons from diverse populations.
  • Punctuality and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work on multiple, overlapping projects with limited supervision and as a member of a cross functional team that is committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in fine or performing arts.
  • One year of post-graduate professional work experience.
  • Experience providing library instruction.
  • Experience working in creative educational environments or makerspaces.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to creative pedagogy and the creative arts as evidenced through volunteer, professional, or educational experience.

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the qualifications. 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.