The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Librarian I - Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $3,833 - $5,000
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-08-06-01-0088
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

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


Develop and manage the collection of materials in all formats from and about the Middle East.

Essential Functions

Develop the Middle Eastern Studies collection in all formats to support curricula and research. Provide reference in all appropriate mediums including individual and small group research consultation. Develop content for subject-specific guides via web, Drupal, course management systems and social media as appropriate. Provide outreach to faculty and administration in subject departments. Collaborate with faculty to achieve information literacy learning outcomes for courses, providing instruction sessions and assignments, research guides and tutorials. Actively participate in UT Libraries and other local committee and project team efforts.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

American Library Association Master's degree in Library and Information Sciences with specialization in or extensive knowledge of the history, and culture of the Middle East. Fluent in Arabic or Persian. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Fluency in Arabic. Reading and translation competency in Persian and Turkish. Experience as a Middle Eastern Studies Librarian. At least one year of collection development experience in Middle Eastern Studies, including knowledge of Middle Eastern publishing, vendors and book trade and experience acquiring library materials from a variety of sources in and about the Middle East. Knowledge of history, culture, economics, politics and literatures of the region. Experience providing research consultations for students and faculty in an academic setting. Experience designing and providing library resource instruction sessions and collaborating with faculty on student learning outcomes. Experience designing web accessible research guides. Experience with an integrated library system. Prior experience instructing and training library staff. Demonstrate potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs, and initiatives. Evidence of excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills. Grant writing and project management experience. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Able to collaborate.

Working conditions

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

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