Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication, the Librarian – Director for Open Archives and Discovery advances the creation and management of open digital projects for Special Collections and Archives at UTA Libraries, participates in digital scholarship strategic initiatives by providing leadership and broad engagement on project design through implementation, and consults across colleges and disciplines on digital exhibits, digital lifecycle management, and emerging digital technologies.
Engage in a culture of creation and provide leadership and vision. Collaborate with key campus stakeholders to conceive, develop, and implement digital products and collections that align with the Libraries and University goals, and objectives. Actively recruit a variety of new communities, to plan, fund, and execute collaborative digital initiatives with the user in mind. Advise and communicate with Libraries personnel, stakeholders, and broader community. Implement policies, workflows, instruction, and consultations that support solutions for academic and professional success. Create, provide democratized access, disseminate, store and preserve digital content. Lead and develops cross departmental project teams to create digital content (including born-digital and digitized text, images, and multimedia), employing industry standards for digital production and quality control. Create and coordinate metadata, data curation, storage, and dissemination solutions to make UTA unique materials accessible. Responsible for personnel management and the coordination of professional and technical development overseeing the department's continuous improvement; hire, empower, catalyze, and evaluate department staff and students. Partner with Assistant Department Head in preparing budget requests, grant lifecycles, monthly and annual reports, and white papers. Establish and adapt policies, best practices, guidelines, workflows and project management MOUs, to meet the needs of internal colleagues, instructors, researchers, and wider community members, while balancing priorities and leveraging space and equipment. Conduct ongoing planning and assessment in support of the department's functional workflows and strategic initiatives. Promotes campus engagement around the creation and use of digital collections to be used for teaching and hands-on research projects. Performs 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 information science or related graduate degree. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in management of scholarly communications with at least three (3) years in an academic or research setting; three (3) years of supervisory experience; two (2) years of demonstrated project or personnel leadership experience. Demonstrated expertise and experience in the following areas: digital projects management, web and interface design, digital curation of institutional repositories, or metadata. Experience with grant writing and partnership development. Working knowledge of various metadata schema (e.g. Dublin Core, EAD, MODS) and controlled vocabularies (TGMI &II, Getty). Experience with current and emerging technologies and their application in academic libraries, including digitization standards, processes, and technologies. 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 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. The ability to provide leadership in project management and experience in working with disparate groups to achieve mutual goals and completion of projects. Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with effective time management 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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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.