ADDITIONAL WORK HOURS INFORMATION: Occasional night and weekend shifts. An e-mail 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. Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis for any employer.
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.
Serves as lead administrator and head bibliographer for the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, including serving as key member of the leadership team of LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections, a formal partnership between the Benson and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies.
Primary administrative responsibility for all Benson Collection departments, including: Rare Books and Manuscripts, Public Services, Bibliographers, and, Digital Scholarship. Provides leadership and vision in strategic planning and implementation. Monitors day-to-day library operations and activities. Works with LLILAS Benson Director, Chief of Staff and Senior Administrative Associate to develop and manage Benson budget, including endowments. Supervises and promotes the professional development of Benson Collection staff. Conducts annual performance reviews. Serves on the LLILAS Benson leadership team. Represents the Benson Collection on the University of Texas Libraries Administrative Council and other committees as appropriate. Sets priorities for collection growth for both physical and digital collections. Selects materials, acquires books, and reviews and manages approval plans. Provides leadership, professional development and guidance for the Benson bibliographers. Works strategically with the Benson Archivist on rare materials acquisitions. Evaluates gift materials. Prepares and presents relevant collection statistics. Serves as a liaison with UT faculty, visiting scholars, and visitors on development and use of collections. Serves as the Benson Collection's principal contact for library matters. Represents the Benson Collection with the University of Texas Libraries, UT-Austin administration, patrons, donors and other stakeholders. Represents the Benson Collection at events. Represents the Benson Collection at regional, national and international meetings and conferences concerned with Latin American librarianship.
Other related functions as assigned.
Advanced professional or academic degree that brings expertise relevant to library operations. Specialization in or thorough knowledge of the history and culture of Latin America/Caribbean. Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese. Demonstrated experience in collection development and management. Experience supervising and professionally developing staff. Experience managing budgets. Sufficient experience and expertise to be able to lead and supervise a staff increasingly oriented toward digital scholarship and to provide leadership in decision-making and strategic planning necessary for expanding an outstanding collection of rare archival materials. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, using tact, diplomacy and discretion at all times including ability to communicate with diverse populations. Work in a collaborative manner. Interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, students, researchers, donors and the public. Organize short- and long-term priorities and projects and work with multiple deadlines. Work independently and as a team member. Independent decision making and problem solving ability. Flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
PhD strongly preferred. Experience working in a leadership position at a research library. Experience in strategic planning. Experience in policy development. Thorough knowledge of and commitment to digital scholarship initiatives. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent written, communication and problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Awareness of and application of trends. Experience related to the duties.
May work around standard office conditions Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Lifting and moving Occasional after hours and weekend work. Commitment to provide excellent customer service. Work under stress, on concurrent multiple projects, and under pressure of deadlines and time limitations.