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 14-08-06-01-8078
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 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


Responsible for the management of collections within the University of Texas Digital Repository (UTDR).

Essential Functions

Works under the supervision of the Scholarly Communications Librarian to manage the receipt and uploading of repository materials, both individually and via batch processing. Follows accepted and locally-adopted metadata standards when describing and editing metadata in UTDR. Assists with identifying publisher copyright and self-archiving policies. Manages record keeping for the repository and assists with development and maintenance of documentation for the repository. Maintains good working relationships with library and campus UTDR users and serves as a consultant for collection administrators and submitters. Periodically reviews repository submissions for quality control purposes. Assists with the maintenance of related websites and blogs. Supervises a student worker responsible for uploading content to UTDR.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school or GED graduate. Four years of library experience. At least one year of experience working in an academic library. At least one year of experience working with digital repositories or digital library collections. At least one year of experience creating and editing metadata. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. Strong time management skills and attention to detail. Comfortable with technology and able to learn new technologies quickly. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstration of excellent customer service. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Experience with creating and editing Dublin Core metadata. Experience with DSpace. Experience with WordPress and/or Drupal. Familiarity with publisher copyright policies and the SHERPA/RoMEO database. Familiarity with scholarly communication issues. Familiarity with XML and HTML. Supervisory experience.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Use of manual dexterity Work performed on concurrent multiple projects under pressure of rigid deadlines or time limitations. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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