Librarian – Assistant Department Head Access & Discovery (S02181P)

at University of Texas at Arlington (view profile)
Location Arlington, United States of America
Date Posted October 5, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $60,000
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Job Summary Librarian – Assistant Department Head provides leadership for the departmental units with direct oversight of the acquisitions team while assisting the Department Head of Access & Discovery in providing stewardship in sustaining the library’s acquisitions budget and “in-time” access to all learning resources that the library has purchased and leased.

  Essential Duties and Responsibilities Works with the Department Head to oversee policy development and strategic initiatives. Assists in preparing usage reports, budget reports, accreditation reports, and other projects and reports. Develops partnerships and collaborates with other university and library departments in order to create innovative learning resources development. Provides leadership in managing the acquisition budget, life cycle of learning resources. Lead in resource reviews, licensing, and vendor negotiations. Promotes Open Access, Open Licensing, and Fair Use of learning resources. Provides leadership in data driven decision making. Coordinates efforts to demonstrate return-on-investment for learning resources. Collaborates with Subject Librarians to proactively respond to campus teaching and research needs. Participates in cross functional campus or Library teams. Participates in professional growth activities. Performs other duties as assigned.

  Required Qualifications Master’s degree from an accredited institution. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.

  Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree. Two (2) years supervisory experience. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Knowledge and ability for budget management and forecasting. Experience creating budget reports and managing data.

Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors. Ability to innovatively use technology and evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement best practice for acquisitions in an academic library. Advanced project planning and management skills. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff. Effective time management skills. 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 analyze situations and make sound decisions. Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking.