The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Professional Librarian - Communication Librarian

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $3,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-12-19-01-0080
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

WORK HOURS INFORMATION: Some nights and weekend hours required due to class or other event schedules. Early career applicants are encouraged to apply. An email confirmation will be sent, within 2-3 working days, to those who apply online along with a set of job-related questions that applicants will be asked to return to the department in order for their application materials to be complete.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for consideration: Provide a statement detailing your salary requirements Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


To provide strategic and interdisciplinary approaches to the selection, teaching, discovery, and delivery of digital and print information resources within the Reference and Information Services (RIS) department of the University of Texas Libraries.

Essential Functions

Provide reference in all appropriate mediums including individual and small group research consultation, and staff the Ask a Librarian virtual and in person reference services. Manage collections in support of relevant curricula and research. Develop content for subject-based web pages. Provide outreach to faculty and administration in subject departments to exchange information about reference services and collections. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes in course-specific ways, including providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides, and/or tutorials. Provide marketing and assessment of library services. Work closely with RIS staff on departmental initiatives, actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts, as well as pertinent professional organizations and staff development opportunities. Responsible for additional subject areas as necessary.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. A degree in or one year of collection development experience in one or more of these disciplines: Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Radio-Television-Film. Experience providing library instruction, or creating library instruction materials such as assignments, research guides and tutorials for college-level students and faculty. Experience providing reference service in an academic library or research environment. Evidence of a strong commitment to user-centered services. Extensive knowledge of academic electronic information resources and an awareness of current issues in academic library services. Evidence of excellent communication, public speaking, teaching, writing and analytical skills. Demonstrated willingness to respond to new opportunities with initiative, creative energy, and leadership. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

A master's degree in Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Journalism, or Radio-Television-Film. Two to four years of successful professional library experience with responsibility for one or more of these subject areas. Two years of experience providing library instruction to graduate students, faculty, and staff. Experience collaborating with faculty on instruction or outreach projects. Experience using new and emerging technologies for public service and instruction in an academic library setting. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of problem solving skills. Experience related to the duties. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological, team-oriented and change-ready environment. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Work under stress, work as team member and work independently. Regular and punctual attendance required. Ability to work on multiple, overlapping projects. Committment to provide excellent customer service.

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