The Library Specialist serves as a proactive ambassador for the Libraries and University providing extraordinary customer experiences for the UTA community, guests, partners, and colleagues within a dynamic, high-volume, 24/7 environment. Engages in a team-based leadership model to provide extraordinary customer service in person and virtually in support of the research, teaching and learning needs of the UTA community.
1.Provide excellent communications and customer service to the University and external communities. Assist users in discovering and accessing library resources. Initiate proactive problem solving and advocate for solutions that promote transformative learning experiences.
2.Contribute to University and library planning and the establishment of policies and procedures; keep abreast of and follow pertinent policies. Create and maintain accurate records. Analyze and organize information and technology resources in order to meet users' needs.
3.Safeguard legal and ethical use of library resources. Encourage and support colleagues, students, and faculty by engaging in intra- and inter-departmental events, programs, and initiatives. Act as a project manager for library initiatives that includes establishing routines, priorities, and workflow, verifying work, and coordinating other staff, as assigned.
4.Conduct and report on project based research and assessment for administrative, instructional, and informational purposes. Report equipment, security, and repair needs in the library through efficient and effective communication to appropriate parties.
5. Practice sound internal control of University property including financial and purchasing activities. Performs other duties assigned.
High School graduation or GED.
Two years related experience.
Computer literate and technologically adept.
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Two years of general work experience in a library environment.
Experience with online searching, reference resources as well as a variety of online citation and full-text databases
Public services or customer service experience in an academic library or related environment
Experience promoting services to an external audience
Experience with needs assessment and program development and the ability to provide leadership in project management.
Time management skills
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
Customer service 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 follow through on projects
Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University ...offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community.
UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes.
Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years.
With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity.
UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.
For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu