Library Specialist – Serials

at The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries (view profile)
Published November 8, 2022
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 31,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 33,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary


Job Summary:

The Library Specialist is a member of the Acquisitions team within the department of Access & Discovery. The Specialist provides fiduciary service in sustaining the library’s acquisition budget and “in-time” access to all information resources that the library has purchased and leased.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains accurate holding records of library serials in both print and electronic formats by updating relevant catalog records, electronic collections and portfolios. Update the unified library system throughout the life cycle of serials from acquisitions to renewal or cancellation. Processes invoices in a timely fashion.
  • Maintains the database A-Z list on LibGuide. Troubleshoots access issues with serials and e-resources.
  • Collaborates with the Stacks Management team on print serials check-in and pulling for bindery. Handles bindery shipment pre- and post-processing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School graduation or GED.
  • Two 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
  • One-year experience working with serials or continuing resources in an academic library
  • Advanced use of Excel
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and/or MARC records
  • Experience with Alma


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 coordinate and follow through on projects
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking


Work Schedule

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm


Working Conditions

This position will include non-traditional work hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community. Some positions will have permanent overnight shifts. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel and/or overnight accommodations. Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Manual dexterity. Light lifting and moving. The library has various locations across campus.



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.