The Department for Access and Discovery is a central service hub for acquisitions, metadata, resource delivery, and stacks management. The department head provides leadership for integration and innovation of intelligent workflow in these service areas and ensures excellent access and discovery services to the library community.
Provides leadership, and coordinates with the AUL and Dean, in administering the University Libraries' collections budget to proactively meet the needs of the University community. Supports budget sustainability and advances Open Access through collection acquisition and management strategies. Supervises and mentors a team of librarians and Library Specialists and facilitates excellent performance and professional development for staff. Leads departmental activities pertaining to organization, management, task assignment, and strategic planning. As a member of the University Libraries' Department Heads and Directors leadership group, advocates for the libraries' strategic imperatives, is a supportive colleague, and provides library-wide leadership and communication to stakeholders. Explores new and emerging technologies and workflows which will enhance library services and promote the mission of the UT Arlington Libraries. Develops and manages relationships with library vendors and related stakeholders. Coordinates with colleagues and stakeholders across the organization to prioritize access to unique library materials and 24/7 access to purchased and licensed content. Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in a relevant discipline 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. Three (3) years of supervisory experience. Demonstrated commitment to advancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations. Demonstrated budget planning and management skills. Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. Demonstrated success in advocating for implementing innovating services, and process. Knowledge of copyright and fair use. Project management skills. Experience in e-resources management. Experience using Alma or other integrated library systems. Experience with controlled vocabularies and metadata schemas. Working knowledge of cataloging principles and tools. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 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 innovatively use technology and evidence-based decision-making practices to develop and implement best practice for acquisitions in an academic library. 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. 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.