[Web4lib] Position announcement: Coordinator for Digital Library Services, UT Arlington Library

Sarah Jones sjones at uta.edu
Thu Oct 25 14:13:40 EDT 2007


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The University of Texas at Arlington


Digital Library Services Program Coordinator  

Posting number 07-10-10-01-0100 


Monthly salary: $ 5271 negotiable depending on qualifications. 


Purpose of position:  Visionary leader to serve as Head of Digital Library
Services. Management of web site development & maintenance for both public &
staff; operation & development of the Digital Media Studio; planning &
execution of digitization projects. 


Essential functions:  Administration of the Digital Library Services Program
Area, including: planning, budget preparation & oversight, assessment &
evaluation, staff training & development, management reports and the
monitoring of personnel and other resources. Coordinates Digital Library
Services with other Library depts. to provide development & maintain support
for web products, digitization, the Digital Media Studio, off-campus access
to electronic resources, & support for other online resources. Creatively
builds new services and relationships that anticipate and respond to the
changes in the direction of higher education and the technology revolution.
Participates in the Library's planning and assessment activities. Identifies
joint program initiatives and assigns program staff and resources to these
as appropriate. Monitors national & international trends & developments
relevant to the program area and initiates changes as indicated. Develops
and implements mechanisms to assess progress toward goals and unit
effectiveness. Develops budget proposals in relation to the program area
goals and allocates the resources assigned. Serves on the Library Management
Team, the Coordinators Team, and other teams and committees as appropriate.
Responsible for design, execution, and effectiveness of a system of internal
controls that comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and


Required qualifications:  Master's degree from an American Library
Association accredited institution. At least 5 years of post-MLS
professional library experience in a research or academic library, 3 years
of which includes supervisory experience. Minimum 3 years experience in a
four-year academic setting. Demonstrated leadership, communication, project
management, and technology skills. Knowledge of trends impacting libraries
and technology, particularly web-based services. Knowledge of hardware and
software requirements for web sites, digitization projects, and digital
media labs. Experience in database-driven web site development using Java
and MySQL on Linux and Windows platforms. Experience in the planning and
execution of digitization projects. Experience with the operation,
maintenance, and development of a Digital Media Studio. Equivalent
combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as


Preferred qualifications:  Second advanced degree in a related field. 3
years experience in the management of large, complex web sites, especially
academic or academic library web sites. 3 years experience with complex
technology projects. Additional Requirements: Applicants must include in
their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name
of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title,
summary of job duties and 2) Education: If no high school diploma or GED,
list highest grade completed; If some college or college degree, list school
name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not


Working conditions Exposure to standard office conditions. Repetitive use of
a keyboard at a workstation. Security Sensitive; criminal background check
Professional development, conferences, and training may require travel
and/or overnight accommodations. The position may work non-traditional
hours, such as nights, weekends, and some holidays. The Digital Library
Services Program Area is located in the basement of the Central Library. 


Applicants MUST apply online at http://www.uta.edu/jobs/.  If you need
assistance or need to use a computer with Internet, you can come to our
office at 140 West Mitchell Street, B200, Arlington, TX 76019
(Monday-Friday, 8AM to 4 PM).  For questions and assistance, call
817-272-3461.  This job may close at any time.  Please check
http://www.uta.edu/jobs/ for a list of currently open positions.  UTA is an
EO/AA employer.


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Sarah Jones
Digital Library Services
The University of Texas at Arlington Library
sjones at uta.edu 
Office: (817) 272-5317
Cell: (817) 821-6844
Fax: (817) 272-3924

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