Library Specialist – ILL

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published May 23, 2022
Location Arlington, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements High School diploma and two (2) years related experience
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $26,820
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade


Job Summary:

A member of the Resource Delivery team, the Library Specialist for ILL Lending identifies, locates, retrieves and delivers electronic and physical materials to external borrowers through the ILLiad platform.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes ILL Lending requests in a timely and accurate fashion. Maintains up-to-date and accurate account information in appropriate systems.
  • Updates records, resolves problems with internal and external constituents and insures timely returns of loans.
  • Invoices for lost or damaged materials, maintains accurate records and quality work, and provides quality control and oversight of student employees’ work.
  • Collaborates with Stacks Management and User Success and Services in Document Delivery. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma and 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 and experience working in the resource sharing / ILL unit in an academic library. Experience with Interlibrary Load management systems such as ILLiad.
  • Experience related to database management and record keeping.
  • Experience with OCLC WorldCat searching.
  • Experience with shipping and receiving. Knowledge of electronic delivery systems. Understanding of Microsoft Access.
  • Familiarity with software used to convert document format types. Familiarity with scanning and editing software.
  • Experience with the Document Delivery (or Resource Sharing) and Circulation.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries’ values through daily actions and behaviors
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent 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
  • Excellent 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.