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Assistant Librarian for Systems

Texas A&M International University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 1, 2023

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Assistant Librarian for Systems & Technology

Job Title
Assistant Librarian for Systems & Technology

Texas A&M International University

Killam Library

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Laredo, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

A fixed-term, non-tenure-track faculty position, the Assistant Librarian for Systems & Technology will create content for and maintain the library's website. The Assistant Librarian for Systems & Technology will provide support for library systems and leadership in the implementation of new and emerging technologies within the library.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, test, and implement new technologies.
  • Plan, develop, troubleshoot, and coordinate digital tools, software, and other library technology.
  • Develop strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects and initiatives.
  • Maintain and update OpenAthens to ensure off-campus access to digital resources.
  • Serve as system administrator for the integrated library system.
  • Maintain various library services platforms.
  • Provide systems support for all library systems, software, and technology.
  • Create content for and maintain the library's website.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and engage in, continuous professional development to keep up with trends in emerging technologies, digital tools, and software solutions.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Information Technology.
  • Participate in special projects and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
  • Education - Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Evidence of professional librarian experience.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems, and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, digital initiatives, and emerging web technologies.

Preferred Education and Experience
  • Two years of related experience.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Experience with ILS systems, such as Alma/Primo VE.
  • Experience creating and/or maintaining websites using HTML, CSS, and/or Javascript and familiarity with content management systems (e.g. Cascade or similar).
  • Demonstrated experience administering and/or implementing a library services platform
  • Demonstrated project management skills.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of
  • Technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries

Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, and manage responsibilities.
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Communicate and interact effectively, orally, and in writing, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.

Other Requirements

Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends. By Texas A&M University System policy, the initial appointment is up to three years and is renewable thereafter for up to five years for each appointment extension. This position requires an on-campus presence for a full 40-hours a week, and the work schedule will vary, as deemed necessary by the Director of Killam Library.

Starting Salary: $52,000

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023. The application will remain open until the position is filled.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANT: During the application process, you have only one opportunity to enter the requested information, upload documents, and submit the application. You will not be able to make changes or add additional documents once you “Submit” the application materials. The software does not allow you to “Save” your application and return to complete the process at a later time. The page "My Experience" has an area provided under Resume/CV to drop or upload files.

Be sure to include:
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter
  • At least 3 current professional references and their full contact information
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Applications received by Texas A&M International University must have all job application data entered. Failure to provide all job application data could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. “See resume” is not an acceptable entry in the job application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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