The Librarian – Assistant Department Head assists the Department Head in providing innovative leadership for planning, development, project management, implementation, assessment and support of staff and peer-based user services across the Central Library, Architecture and Fine Arts Library, and the Science Engineering Library.
Works with the Department Head to oversee personnel, space planning, policy development, and strategic initiatives. Assists in preparing budget requests, monthly and annual reports and other projects and reports. Develops partnerships and collaborates with other university and library departments in order to create innovative user services within the Libraries' service areas at all three (3) library locations. Supervises the department's functional units and initiatives including hiring, training, and supervising staff within the department. Fosters a positive working environment and models the Libraries' values through daily actions and behaviors. Coordinates the department's continuous improvement which includes ongoing planning and assessment, grant writing, staff leadership, development, and strategic planning. Serves as the Libraries' liaison to various libraries users and potential users within a subject discipline. Support faculty issues relating to scholarly communication; collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy into the curriculum; promote the use of Libraries services and resources; and connect members of the UT Arlington community to each other to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing. Serves on library, university, and professional committees. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up with current trends and best practices. Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited institution. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or a related graduate degree. Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in management of public services with at least one (1) year in an academic library or college or university setting. Two (2) years supervisory experience. Experience providing reference, circulation, and instruction services in an academic library. Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools. Experience with partnership development and grant writing. Experience with formative and summative assessment of library services. Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. Knowledge of reference and bibliographic print resources as well as a variety of online bibliographic and full-text databases. Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management. Knowledge of current learning, teaching and information literacy practices, especially active learning and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSANDABILITIES: Ability to work enthusiastically with flexibility and creativity in a student-centered environment. · Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. · Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' values through daily actions and behaviors. · Ability to use creativity to design instructional/informational materials, both in print and online. · Ability to influence, negotiate and liaise effectively with a wide range of colleagues in a complex organization. · Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication. · Advanced project planning and management skills. · Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff · Effective time management skills. · Advanced customer experience skills · Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. · Ability to pay attention to detail. · Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations. · Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions. · Ability to excel in a
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About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.