The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Professional Librarian - Mexican Materials Bibliographer

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $3,833 - $4,500+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-03-17-01-0080
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

ADDITIONAL WORK HOURS INFORMATION: Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm or as arranged with supervisor. Periodic evening and weekend shifts. 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 administer the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection's (BLAC) renowned Mexican materials at the University of Texas Libraries, selecting information sources in all formats with particular attention to e-resources.

Essential Functions

Collection management and development of Mexican materials. Manage an annual budget in excess of 80,000 dollars. Make periodic trips to the region in pursuit of materials that are not captured by the book trade. Evaluate collection growth and shelf allocation for rare and circulating materials. Update collection development policy. Scholarship and faculty support including faculty liaison to the University of Texas' Mexicanist scholars, and expand digital scholarship by promoting the use of digital tools and resources in research and teaching. Manage the serials collection and the gifts and exchange program. Fund raising and public representation of the collection. Public Service responsibilities include reference duties with periodic weekend shifts, collaboration with other LLILAS and BLAC staff in public education programs with the local Hispanic community, and provide orientation to the numerous Mexican researchers who visit the library.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Minimum of an American Library Association Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences or a social sciences or humanities discipline with specialization in or extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Mexico. Ability to read, write and speak Spanish. Ability to work in a collaborative environment with faculty, staff, students, and researchers. Available for international travel. At least 3 years professional experience working in a university, library or archive. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. preferred. Three or more years working in a university setting, preferably in a research library. Knowledge of colonial U.S. Southwest. Demonstrated ability to manage a collection budget. Proficiency in the use of bibliographic tools and resources. Experience with digital collection development and working with faculty and students to facilitate the use of digital tools and resources. Demonstrated ability to establish and meet goals. Professional initiative. Ability to multitask. Experience providing public service to research library patrons. A record of research and scholarly excellence. Demonstrated ability to teach courses drawing on library materials, either alone or with a faculty member. Ability to deepen relations between the library and academic worlds.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Sorting, positioning printed materials. Walking/mobility through collection to provide patron support. Exposure to molds, allergens. Work under stress, as team member and independently. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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