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.
Academic Librarian Positions
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.
- 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.(http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-130.html).
- 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.
Full position description and application procedures can be found at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/24692
Applications received by August 30, 2013 will be given first consideration.
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.
- 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.
- 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 http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html.
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.
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. https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/28250
There are no full-time positions available at this time.
Priority given to current University of Utah students.
Ability to follow and understand written and verbal instructions in English.
Required general knowledge of computer applications.
Proficiency in handling and organizing information.
High level of attention to accuracy and detail.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Essential Duties / Tasks:
- Under supervision, use of library software to ensure accuracy and accessibility of library materials and information.
- Perform repetitive library record work with attention to accuracy and detail.
- Assist with various data maintenance projects.
- Organize and track assigned projects.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Provide support for other department operations as needed.
Judgment / Decision Making:
- Identify and report data discrepancies and issues for resolution.
- Determine appropriate processes for adjusting library records on different types of materials accordingly.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, Daytime Hours
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.
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)
Excellent English comprehension and written language skills
Computer literacy and typing skills of at least 35 wpm
Proficient in searching the Marriott Library catalog and databases
Willingness to learn complex procedures and new technology
Employee will be assigned tasks in any of the following areas of the department; Lending, Borrowing, Document Delivery or RapidILL.
Verify ownership and availability of materials from the Marriott Library's collection using several software programs
Retrieve books and journals from the library's collection and the ARC
Scan or photocopy articles using various types of equipment and different technologies
Search and download articles from microfilm, microfiche and online databases
Other duties as assigned
Judgment / Decision Making:
Attention to detail is expected in a fast paced working environment = Accurate verification of ILL requests and complete, precise scanning of articles.
Self Motivated = When the assigned work in one area of the department is completed, the employee will seek work in another area.
Ability to prioritize a multitude of work related tasks = Most articles need to be supplied to reciprocal partners and patrons within 24 hours.
Good problem solving skills = Able to recognize incomplete and incorrect citations.
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:30-1:30
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420 Wakara Way
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112.
For additional information about any of these positions, please call:
Jordan Waite 801-581-7709
Kristeen Arnold 801-581-7707
All library employees are expected to comply with our Organizational Competencies.
Related Library Documents:
- Marriott Library Strategic Plan 2010-2013
- The 21st Century Library as Knowledge Commons
- Visual, Information, and Technology Literacy Task Force Report