The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

Librarian I - Liaison Librarian for Social Sciences

Hiring department UT Libraries
Monthly salary $4,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 18-02-23-01-0088
Job Status Open
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Terminates on 03/31/2020
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Occasional after-hours work required for provision of instructional programming and participation in events and professional development.

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: Statement of salary requirement Instructions for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the online application has been completed.

Additional Information


The Liaison Librarian for Social Sciences is responsible for providing proactive and innovative services to Social Work, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology Health Education, Special Education or other social science departments, as assigned.

Essential Functions

Serve as the point of contact for in-depth research support to assigned departments, research centers and others conducting research related to assigned subjects. Plan and conduct information/digital literacy services to assigned departments, create and maintain research guides, and collaborate with Teaching and Learning Services colleagues to develop innovative approaches for meeting the basic information/digital literacy and research support needs of students. Provide data-related support to scholars (data discovery/access, data management, data sharing, etc.). Serve as a consultant concerning scholarly communication issues (publishing, open access, copyright, etc.) Maintain an awareness of evolving research methods in the social sciences and offer guidance concerning relevant technology and tools. Consult with Scholarly Resources colleagues concerning social science collections. Support faculty and students in the design, creation and sharing of open educational resources. Actively collaborate with other UTL liaisons on shared projects to support interdisciplinary research, and participate in UTL, UT, and UT System activities to further their broader missions. Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations, for skill development and contribution to the profession.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program, conferred by May 2018. Experience providing research support to students in an academic library setting. Experience facilitating information/digital literacy sessions in an academic library setting. Demonstrated proficiency with information resources and tools important to social sciences scholars. Demonstrated experience in establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. A willingness to take on new challenges with a creative approach to troubleshooting problems. Ability to communicate effectively, in person and in writing. Ability to work independently, and as a team member, in a rapidly changing and diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Degree from a social science discipline. Experience working in social services, special education or mental health settings. Experience providing graduate-level research support. Experience providing services to or working with faculty. Familiarity with research methodologies in the behavioral and social sciences. Experience providing data-related research support at various stages of the research life cycle. Demonstrated interest in digital scholarship methodologies and practices in the social sciences. Demonstrated awareness of scholarly communication issues and practices in the social sciences.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Occasional standing for long periods, when teaching or presenting. Light lifting and moving, as needed within office environment. Work under stress. Work as team member. Work independently. Regular, punctual attendance.

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