Librarian – Digital Projects

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published February 16, 2023
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Master’s degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $50,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $64,000
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Institution Name: University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

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Internal Job Posting No: S04345P

Salary: Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $64,000.

Benefits: UTA Offers comprehensive insurance and retirement programs


Job Summary:

The UTA Libraries’ Digital Projects Librarian focusing on Digital Humanities oversees external research and/or curriculum-focused digital projects wherein the Libraries partners with UTA faculty and/or students. This position focuses on project management and collaboration to ensure the successful development and implementation of digital projects. This position also involves serving as an advocate for open access and associated issues pertaining to scholarly impact and communication, as a member of the Open Partnerships & Services department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Digital Project and Partnership Management

  • Builds relationships with Humanities and Social Science scholars at UTA to advance Libraries’ partnership opportunities.
  • Assesses digital projects proposed for Libraries partnership according to established criteria.
  • Develops project plans for accepted partnerships, including establishing timelines, assigning tasks and resources, and planning for sustainable project futures.
  • Collaborates across multiple Libraries’ departments and external partners to complete digital projects successfully.
  • Investigates and seeks funding where applicable to support digital project partnerships.
  • Advocates and educates about open access options for offering digital projects to the public.
  • Coordinates limited length projects that may include 2-4 full time staff members depending on project size and need
  • Hires, trains, and supervises 1-2 student assistants


Liaison Duties

  • Acts as subject liaison to academic department(s). This includes providing information literacy instruction, student research consultations, and faculty research support.

Other Duties as Assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or related graduate degree.
  • Experience with Digital Humanities projects (including research and/or curricula).
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience as a researcher or librarian on Digital Humanities projects.
  • One (1) year of experience in one of the following areas: scholarly communication, digital project management, or research implementation.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to engage in advanced project planning and management skills, involving designing, leading, and completing a project within its intended scope and timeline.
  • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication technologies and standards used in digital projects.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, such as copyright and open access.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Be an advocate and ally for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion.
  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ Guiding Principles through daily actions and behaviors.
  • 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 changing university environment.


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.