Library Specialist – Events

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published February 28, 2023
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements High School graduation or GED
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $30,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $32,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Job Summary:

The Library Specialist creates excitement around the products and services offered by UTA Libraries while introducing our student body to experiential learning opportunities through innovative programming. Responsible for the libraries’ community engagement programs, the library specialist provides extraordinary customer service in person and virtually in support of the Community Engagement department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide excellent customer service and deliver impactful experiential learning programs to engage our campus community. Balances many varied tasks and events throughout the planning and execution process. Demonstrate good judgment in making decisions and managing monthly themed experiential learning events and supplemental programs.


  • Supervise student event staff. Monitor student event planning progress, act as support during program development and facilitation, provide opportunities for mentorship and professional development.


  • Conduct outreach and develop experiential learning programs in collaboration with campus partners.


  • Promote library and departmental services to the campus community with targeted marketing and in-person campaigns.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School graduation or GED.
  • Two (2) years related experience.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two (2) years of event experience.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with creative and maker’s technologies
  • Public services or customer service experience in an academic library or related environment
  • Experience promoting services to an external audience
  • Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Leadership skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Be an advocate and ally for equity, diversity, justice, and inclusion
  • Customer service 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
  • Collaboration and coordination skills
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking


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.