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Welcome to the employment listings at the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library. Opportunities are available for full-time and part-time work, as well as academic librarian, workstudy, teaching assistant positions.

Please note: although this webpage is updated often, we can't always take down the listing immediately after it is filled; there can be a delay of a day or so. To confirm a job listing please contact Jordan Waite at 801-581-7709.

Academic Librarian Positions

JobNumber: PRN00566F

The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks innovative applicants for the Head of the Special Collections Manuscripts Division/Manuscripts Librarian. This is an excellent opportunity to work in a collaborative, energetic and enthusiastic environment with a deep respect for the past and a vibrant vision of the academic library in the 21st century.

The Manuscripts Division is a growing archival research collection of over 2700 collections focusing on Utah, the Intermountain region, and the American West. The Head of Manuscripts/Manuscripts Librarian is a tenure-line position that reports directly to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and oversees the Manuscripts Division of Special Collections.

The Head of Manuscripts
  • supervises a highly motivated staff of three full-time and five part-time employees and two dedicated volunteers;
  • manages the collection development of the division including 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st century subject areas;
  • is responsible for the organization of the collections, their arrangement and description; the digitization of written and non-written archives; and the preservation and security needs of the division's holdings;
  • assists with coordination of department-wide reference service in all its aspects, including scheduled Special Collections reference desk shifts;
  • administers the selection, training, motivation, evaluation and retention of the division's staff;
  • works with library computing to develop techniques to enhance the development of technologies, in conjunction with building-wide efforts, that enhance the access to Manuscripts Division collections;
  • coordinates activities with Special Collections division heads, library departments, University of Utah departments and administrative units; and,
  • maintains a strong and open level of communication and cooperation with the State of Utah's manuscript collecting institutions.

Required Qualifications:
  • MLS/MLIS degree and/or a Ph.D in a field related to this position,
  • knowledge of archival principles, processing, preservation and collection management techniques and technologies,
  • ability to work with donors and attract new collections,
  • experience in supervising a staff of full-time and part-time employees and volunteers,
  • excellent written and verbal skills and strong interpersonal skills,
  • research reference experience in an academic library setting,
  • ability to respond creatively and cooperatively in a dynamic, highly productive work environment,
  • motivated to meet the University's tenure-line requirements for promotion and continuing appointment,
  • able to pack, lift and move heavy collections,
  • can successfully complete a criminal background check, as required by Utah state law.(

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Certified Archivist
  • competency in acquiring manuscript content from individuals and corporations as donations and/or budget items
  • experience and competency in archival management
  • successfully arrange meetings with donors and raise funds to support collection development and processing
  • knowledge of developing technologies as they do, can and may relate to manuscript content management, access, preservation and outreach.
  • experience in writing and securing grant funding
  • vision and experience in providing library services and resources in a variety of user environments

Salary $68,000 - $72,000 depending on qualification.


Application Procedures:
Full position description and application procedures can be found at:

Applications received by August 30, 2013 will be given first consideration.

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JobNumber: PRN00697F


The J. Willard Marriott Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader to serve as the Associate Dean for IT Services. This position reports to the Dean and University Librarian of the Marriott Library and is a member of the Library's leadership team.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on a long history of strategic and sustained technological innovations, and to coordinate their operations and assessment. IT Services is a new department of the Marriott Library and consists of a variety of units and services including client and server administration, website development, computer classrooms and labs, desktop support, media collections and services, and application development and system integration. The AD for IT Services will play a key role in continuous evaluation of the impact and value of these services in supporting the University's mission, its evolving academic programs, research interests and user needs. The AD for IT Services must possess significant personnel and project management skills to successfully garner the substantial strengths of the IT Services units to generate creative solutions for our technology future.

IT Services units interact with all areas of the library to collaborate, innovate, and maintain library-specific services and systems integral to collections, research, teaching, publishing, and a variety of outreach programs and initiatives. Thus the AD for IT Services must be dedicated to public service, and prepared to engage with all of the library's activities to fully understand the entire range of information technology needs. The AD for IT Services must also possess the technical and conceptual knowledge to represent the library in broad conversations about IT, and advance the campus-wide development of emerging instructional technologies as well as systems to enable emerging research needs, including the management and preservation of data.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, Library and Information Science, or Management of Information Systems, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience and proficiency in developing and administering information technologies;
  • Thorough understanding of the changing nature of the academic technology environment;
  • Familiarity with relevant industry standards and methodologies;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to facilitate technical communication among a variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, analytic, and problem solving skills with the ability to work collegially with internal and external campus constituents;
  • Appreciation for the importance of diversity in the workplace and the ability to flourish in a culture that values diversity of thought and backgrounds;
  • Strong commitment to collaboration, a respectful work environment, teamwork, and customer relations;
  • Record of successful budget management;
  • Proven leadership in the profession;
  • Ability to meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Significant, demonstrated successful managerial and administrative experience in a large research library or in a related academic or research setting, with an emphasis on digital library issues;
  • Knowledge and understanding of research library organizations and the interrelationships of divisions;
  • Thorough understanding of current issues and trends facing research libraries, including the impact of digital collections and archival/preservation needs;
  • Record of accomplishment in applying emerging information technologies to library operations;
  • Grant management experience.

The University of Utah offers an excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.


The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information see

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Application Procedures:

The position will remain open until filled. An initial review of applications will begin on February 7, 2014.

Please submit the following using the link below: a cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; resume; and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone number of three references.

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Full-Time Positions

There are no full-time positions available at this time.

Part-Time Positions

JobNumber: PRN03239N

Mountain West Digital Library - UALC

The Mountain West Digital Library is seeking a part-time Web Development Assistant to monitor, improve, and maintain the MWDL website portal at This position will begin before the end of May and run through the summer and fall semesters of 2014 at an average of 10 hours per week at the University of Utah Marriott Library. Continuation of the position beyond December 2014 is possible, depending upon funding. A background in web development and coding is required for this position.

Through the University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library, the Mountain West Digital Library (MWDL) offers students opportunities to learn about and contribute to a regional collaborative digitization initiative and web portal. MWDL provides access to cultural heritage materials about the Mountain West region of the United States through its online portal at Over 900,000 resources in over 600 digital collections are shared by 152 partner organizations, including universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, and government entities in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Montana, and other parts of the U.S. West. Many of the resources are primary source materials about the region, including photographs, maps, sounds, videos, pioneer diaries, public records, and scholarly texts. Target audiences include students at all levels, historians and other researchers, and genealogists.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic degree program at the University of Utah. Preferred: Graduate school enrollment in a discipline related to digital access to multimedia cultural heritage resources, such as History, Communications, Computer Science, Educational Technology, Linguistics, Anthropology, Sociology, Business, Public Administration, Visual Arts, or Geography. Computer Science major or minor would be very helpful.

- Strong knowledge of web coding including HTML, CSS, PHP, and JavaScript required
- MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) familiarity required
- Dreamweaver at advanced level required
- Photoshop strongly recommended, entire Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred
- Experience with web usability, search engine optimization, and Google Analytics a plus
- Curiosity and adaptability to new technologies and unfamiliar tasks
- Researching skills and interest in digital libraries preferred
- Strong writing and communication skills preferred


The Web Development Assistant will work at the offices of the Mountain West Digital Library, in the Marriott Library building on campus, under the direction of the MWDL Director. Responsibilities will include:
- Maintain and improve the MWDL website:
- Update the website to utilize HTML5
- Create landing pages for partners and collections
- Create topic browse pages for the MWDL portal
- Implement PHP and JavaScript code as needed
- Conduct geospatial mapping projects using Google Maps and other technologies, such as Google Fusion Tables
- Post news to MWDL's blog and Facebook page about website developments
- Prepare and conduct usability testing of MWDL's portal
- Collect and analyze usage statistics through Google Analytics and prepare quarterly reports
- Optimize the MWDL portal for crawling by search engines
- Work collaboratively on special projects with MWDL librarians and interns

For full consideration, applicants are required to submit a 3-5 page writing sample by Friday, May 2, 2014. Interviews will be held during the week of May 5-9.

Please provide contact information for three references.

For questions regarding the writing sample, please contact



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JobNumber: PRN03166N

Computer Support - MAC

Preference given to current University of Utah students.

Excellent level knowledge of Mac OS X and iOS and all forms of hardware and media used in the labs and the staff computers. Demonstrated ability to use graphics, web design, and advanced software packages. Experience with scripting, programming languages and UNIX. Knowledge with Apple specific management software including Apple Software Restore, Apple Remote Desktop, etc. Experience with training, presenting and creating documentation for students, staff/faculty and technology professionals. Must work well and effectively both in independently and a team environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows (XP, Windows 7) and multi-platform environments helpful.

Assist students, faculty, and staff with Apple related issues. Which includes troubleshooting software and hardware, fixing broken computers, replacing or trading computers out. Respond to staff and patrons on issues with software or hardware though the problem ticket system, meetings and e-mail. Manage the software that is placed on the computers by creating overloads of programs to be distributed across campus using Radmind. Erase, Test, Image, run Radmind and place computer's around at different labs that we mange around campus. And assorted projects & tasks, based on knowledge, skill & demand assigned by supervisor.

This position has to decide when a computer needs to be pulled and brought up to our area to be troubleshot or to be left where it is and fixed there. Give input to supervisor on what software or hardware is needed for students, staff and faculty. Consider many options when working on a person's computer like how many copies to have of their data while working on their computer. Consider how much time each project has taken and distribute it effectively across the day. When troubleshooting a computer we must decide if it needs to be taken in for repairs or if it's software issue that can be repaired by reimaging it. Consider the overall safety of the Mac's that we mange by correcting permissions and decide where the best place to put files that can't be seem or modified by the patron.

M-F Daytime Hours; some evenings and weekends required.



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JobNumber: PRN03206N


Must be currently enrolled as a University of Utah students.


Essential Duties / Tasks:

- Complete daily/weekly check lists.
- Performs routine maintenance including minor carpentry.
- Paint walls, doors, and other exposed surfaces as necessary.
- Follows supervisor's instructions to ensure work orders are completed timely.
- Setup auditorium for events.
- Rearrange furniture around the building.
- Work in our Automated Retrieval Center (ARC).
- Assists in maintaining tools and equipment.

Judgment / Decision Making:

This position will be required to report all building issues to the Building manager or Plant Operations.

Morning Shift: M-F 6:30am to 10:30am
(Note: Must be able to work the same schedule during summer)



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For additional information about any of these positions, please call:
Jordan Waite 801-581-7709
Kristeen Arnold 801-581-7707

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