The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Librarian II - UT System Consortia Resources Librarian

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $4,583+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-09-13-01-0086
Job Status Deleted
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

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

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: Salary statement Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


The UT System Consortia Resources Librarian is a UT System Digital Library (UTSDL) staff member responsible for managing electronic resources through consortia life cycle, and for administering restricted UTSDL website, from granting authorization to developing fiscal data. This work supports all 14 UT institutions.

Essential Functions

Provide central role in managing UT System Digital Library electronic resources through the consortia life cycle. Manage renewal of electronic resource subscriptions, including business changes, verifying title lists, maintaining accurate data, and invoicing with UT System libraries, vendors, and publishers. Communicate and work productively, building rapport and trust, with UT System libraries located across Texas, vendors, and publishers. Maintain open lines of communication, using multiple avenues such as email, web pages, telephone, in-person, virtual meetings, and other avenues as needed. Work independently as a customer service contact on UTSDL related functions, such as online access issues. Resolve content, business, fiscal issues between UT System libraries, and vendors, and publishers, both individually and in consultation as appropriate. Propose solutions and take responsibility to implement them, including the improvement of workflows. Direct UT System libraries on renewal work, including big journal packages. Maintain current awareness of and strict adherence to State of Texas and UT System rules and regulations. Partner with colleagues on policy reviews. Administer restricted UTSDL website. Develop and maintain electronic resource and fiscal data critical for UT System libraries on restricted SharePoint site. Continually improve data and functionality needed for site users to be successful. Provide training for users. Assist with authentication and authorization issues. Conduct continual assessment projects. Participate in UTL, UT, and UT System activities to further their broader missions. Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations, particularly those related to electronic and consortia librarianship. Keep current with developments in librarianship, particularly related to collection development, licensing and acquisitions.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Experience with subscription and purchase management in an academic or research library. Experience negotiating and monitoring licenses to meet institutional requirements. Demonstrated experience establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. Demonstrated excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with colleagues and others in a rapidly changing and diverse environment. Ability to work independently and as a team member, in-person and virtually. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with subscription and purchase management in a library consortia. Experience negotiating and monitoring licenses, meeting consortia requirements. Awareness of e-resource management tools, trends and practices, evolving business models, and collection assessment to work with other libraries. Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, FileMaker Pro or other software used for invoicing.

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. Commitment to provide excellent customer service.

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