Job Posting: Arts and Humanities Librarian – University of Texas at ArlingtonPosted: April 4, 2014
The incumbent serves as the Libraries’ liaison to faculty and students within the English and Modern Languages Departments. Chief responsibilities are to provide research services, information literacy instruction, outreach and promotion of library services, and knowledge management services.
Liaison Services. Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with ENGL and MODL faculty, students, and staff. Provides a vehicle for expression of ENGL and MODL faculty opinions, concerns, and advice relating to the Libraries. Develops and maintains website content. Conducts periodic service resource needs assessments in collaboration with the Libraries’ assessment librarians. Markets Libraries’ services and resources in collaboration with the Libraries’ director of Marketing and Communications. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between ENGL and MODL faculty members and students and the Libraries’ digital humanities librarian. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between ENGL and MODL faculty members and students and the Libraries’ director of Scholarly Communication. Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the Libraries’ director of Grants and Research. Participates in professional development activities to enhance skills and knowledge. Instruction. Works with faculty to integrate Libraries’ resources and information literacy into the curriculum. Develops collaborative learning sessions that promote Libraries’ resources and technology. Collaborates with other librarians to create instruction sessions that incorporate active learning strategies. Develops teaching materials and research guides. Works closely with other librarians to plan, develop, maintain, and assess innovative instructional and outreach programs. Knowledge Management. Develops and assesses the ENGL and MODL collections. Analyzes use of ENGL and MODL research databases and recommends renewal or termination. Makes recommendations regarding new ENGL and MODL database trials and subscriptions. Makes recommendations on reference collection development and management, including purchases, transfers, and withdrawals for both print and electronic resources in ENGL and MODL. Reference. Provides reference desk assistance as needed. Provides reference assistance online through digital reference initiatives. Serves as second-tier referral for advanced reference assistance. Provides individual research consulting services to ENGL and MODL faculty and students. Other. Serves on Libraries, University, and professional committees. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up with current library trends.
Completes other projects and duties as assigned. Includes non-traditional work hours such as evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays depending on the needs of the university community. Other functions as assigned.
Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited program at time of hire. Bachelor’s degree in English, Modern Languages, or related humanities field. Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the arts and humanities disciplines and of the application of technology to the design and delivery of research services and instruction. Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment. Strong affinity for the UTA Libraries’ core values — community, learning, discovery, knowledge creation, excellence, risk-taking, innovation, transparency of communication, integrity of action, service, collaboration, and flexibility. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. Competency with Microsoft Outlook, MS Office, Windows Operating System, and file management. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Empl Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Advanced degree in English, Modern Languages, or related humanities field. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language taught at UT Arlington, preferably Spanish or French. Public services experience in an academic library. Knowledge of and experience with information literacy theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and learning styles. Experience with emerging computer technologies and their applications in academic libraries. Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. Creativity and experience designing instructional and informational materials, both in print and online. Familiarity with Blackboard course management software including Collaborate. Familiarity with the grant writing process. Experience using Summon discovery service system.