The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Senior Library Specialist

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $2,778+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Flexible from 700AM to 600PM
Posting number 13-09-13-01-8078
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-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


Manage the ordering of continuing resources subscriptions of the University of Texas Libraries. Assist in tasks related to access and discovery of electronic content.

Essential Functions

Create and maintain order records in Sierra for continuing resources in all formats. Order continuing resource materials from domestic and international vendors, using a variety of methods: fax, phone, online, email, and printed purchase orders. Follow up on complex order situations and problems. Document processes, workflows and best practices as they relate to this position under the guidance of the Continuing Resources Coordinator. Work with the Discovery and Access unit to update 360 Resource Manager (ERM) with order information and status and turn on access to new resources as it becomes available. Work with bibliographers on orders and order queries. Work with professional staff, vendors, distributors and publishers to solve subscription and standing order problems.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Four years of applicable library work experience. Extensive library acquisitions experience. Work experience with an integrated library system (ILS), such as Sierra. Demonstrated experience with library materials order processing, such as placing orders with vendors, or handling invoices or similar financial documents from vendors. Knowledge of the continuing resources order and receiving process as well as knowledge of e-resources. Demonstrated proficiency using MS Word, Excel and Outlook or other equivalent e-mail program. Strong commitment to customer service. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree. More than four years library experience. Knowledge of Electronic Resource Management Systems (ERM). Experience working with an OpenURL linking product. Experience with library-oriented vendor and/or publisher web sites, including the ability to interpret information provided by such sites regarding institutional purchases. Experience with continuing resources/serial vendors. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to initiate and/or follow through on tasks to completion with minimal supervision. Demonstrated ability for accurate record-keeping. OCLC experience. Experience manipulating data file formats (converting text files to word files, etc.). Understanding of basic electronic file-transfer procedures (FTP). Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation and independent judgment in order to set priorities to meet work deadlines. Ability to effectively and appropriately react and adapt to changing work processes and priorities. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented work environment. Supervisory experience. Experience related to the job functions.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Work performed on concurrent multiple projects under pressure of deadlines or time limitations. Work as a team member and independently, direct patron contact. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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