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
The J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah seeks an experienced and dynamic leader for its Development department. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Director is responsible for development and advancement for the library at this university of 32,000 students. The Director works collaboratively to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and special gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. The Director of Development serves as a member of Executive Council, the library's leadership team.
Plans, coordinates, and implements fundraising activities for the Marriott Library, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and tracking gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Fosters a culture that includes timely, accurate, and comprehensive strategic planning that encourages and grows development initiatives.
Works closely and collaboratively with University Office of Development.
Collaborates with Library's Public Relations unit and the University's Marketing and Communication Department.
Produces case statements, reports, prospect research materials, and annual narratives.
Serves on the Library's Executive Council (senior leadership team), to build strong Library programs, services, and relationships that benefit the University's students, staff, and faculty as well as the broader community.
Coordinates the Marriott Library Advisory Board.
Supervises Development Specialist.
- Bachelor's or advanced degree plus a minimum of five (5) years' experience in fundraising, donor relations, marketing, presentations, and donor-related public relations.
- A proven track record of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting donors and gifts.
- Extensive understanding of standard fundraising as well as fundraising in academia.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively identify, cultivate, and solicit varying levels of gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
- Diplomacy, leadership skills, and the ability to work with diverse constituents.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to adapt and react quickly to changing situations.
- Political perception to establish good working relationships on campus, in the community, and beyond.
- Ability to meet goals and objectives through excellent organizational skills, effective planning, impeccable attention to detail, and strategic execution.
- Ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to make "cold" calls to prospective donors.
- Demonstrates ability to successfully implement creative fundraising projects beyond standard approaches.
- Experience with compiling prospect and donor histories and constructing fundraising reports.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of executive management including ability to travel and participate in evening and weekend work-related activities.
Library and University Profile:
http://lib.utah.edu/pdf/Marriott Library Profile.pdf
Salary and Benefits:
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 position will remain open until filled. An initial review of applications will begin on February 14, 2014. Full consideration will be given to applications received by that date. Please submit application materials at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/288467. Please include your resume, cover letter addressing your experience for the position, and names and contact information of three (3) work related references.
Monday - Friday, 8-5, with some evenings and weekends.
This position will order, receive, and process materials of various sorts, maintain data in the Library ILS system. This position will need experience in bibliographic record maintenance, use of OCLC and must be accurate and detail oriented. This position must demonstrate good writing and oral skills.
Five years library experience or equivalency; knowledge of specialized library techniques and principles as well as research and organizational skills required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required. Must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Duty: Order Monographs (Percent of time: 30)
Tasks: Order books by using our book vendor YBP and act as backup to other workers in the order group, whether for creating purchase orders, filing, receiving or loading files.
Duty: Copy cataloging (Percent of time: 25)
Tasks: Will download records for analyzed series, bib records for monographs and serials yet to be ordered etc.
Duty: Departmental Documentation (Percent of time: 5)
Tasks: All department processes are documented, either briefly or at length and maintained in Staffnet.
Duty: Catalog Maintenance Projects (Percent of time: 40)
Tasks: Catalog maintenance projects for all types of materials, some for cleanup, some may be migration problems, some may be to back up other staff, such as massive withdrawals or transfers from other libraries.
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Library Information and Security
Responsible for the security and maintenance of the Marriott Library facility and its operations during assigned evening and weekend hours. Serves as contact person for Security, Facilities, Circulation issues while on duty. Serves as liaison with Campus Police, Plant Operations and Environmental Health and Safety to guarantee the safety and protection of library patrons, staff and collections. Reports building issues to appropriate library and campus staff. Interprets change records, financial records, and book location data displayed in the circulation module. Applies knowledge of library science principles to optimize production and quality and quantity of work. Enforces library policies and procedures and regularly patrols library. Maintains, restocks, and documents statistics on sanitization products in the library for patrons and library staff. Provides information about the library and the University campus. Promotes the careful and professional arbitration of user conflicts. Resolves or reports any patron conflicts and technical problems. Coordinates building emergencies and maintenance problems while on duty.
Assists in supervision of the part-time security staff. Ensures and maintains a security presence while implementing quality customer service. Is responsible for interacting with all library evening assistants and ensuring the highest level of excellent user focused services, in person at the exits and all other forms of communication (written, email, phone). Makes recommendations on hiring and scheduling, including personnel matters such as training, performance reviews and determining disciplinary action.
Experience Requirements: Basic knowledge of library science techniques and principles in order to provide oversight to the J. Willard Marriott. Demonstrated skill and tact in dealing with customers and co-workers. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Reliable attendance, self motivation, accuracy to detail, diligent performance, and respect and concern for people of all ages, races, nationalities and backgrounds. Ability to coordinate work with others and establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team based environment and across teams. Ability to work independently with in a framework of assigned responsibilities. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to deliver high quality, welcoming and consistent service. Demonstrated initiative and ability to analyze situations, initiate suggestions and be a productive member of the Marriott Library staff.
Duty: Manage Library Security & Information during evenings and weekend hours
Percent of time: 50%
- Supervise the part-time security staff during evening, weekend hours and as assigned.
- Responds to building emergencies and coordinates evening repairs with University Plant Operations.
- Assists in the training of Security employees on security procedures as well as building and circulation procedures and issues.
- Assists in the hiring and evaluation of part-time employees.
- Makes recommendations on scheduling of part-time security staff.
- Maintains documentation of security and building incidents while on duty.
- Contributes to Security Database by documenting building rounds, lost and found and problem patrons
- Participate fully in staff meetings, trainings and planning sessions.
- Make certain that all departments are locked and/or armed during various scheduled lockup rounds.
- Properly secures building at closing hours.
Duty: Security and circulation response Percent of time: 20%
- Reviews and resolves circulation issues such as disputed fines, removing fines and disputed lost books during the evening hours.
- Actively staffs level 1 and level 3 Security/Information desks.
- Ensure and maintain a security presence while implementing quality customer service.
- Remain available to all security staff while on duty to answer questions, respond to immediate situations and resolve concerns.
- Maintains, restocks, and documents statistics on sanitization products in the library for patrons and library staff.
- Assists patrons with reference and online database help as required.
- Ensure adequate security by conducting and coordinating hourly rounds of all public areas.
- Ensure building and contents are secure at night, including arming and securing Special Collections.
Duty: Ensure quality patron service Percent of time: 10%
- Oversees the departments commitment to quality customer service
- Assist in creating and modifying department schedule to ensure proper coverage during evening and weekend hours including closing procedures.
- Maintains knowledge of library staff and general responsibilities for other library departments.
- Ensure proper training and professional development of library Security Officers.
- Provides relevant departmental training.
Duty: Backup for C*CURE Administration Percent of time: 10%
- Maintain security systems, card access, alarms, and protocol during evening and weekend hours.
- Maintain Marriott Library alarm response protocol.
- Ensures that doors are secure, armed and locked throughout the building.
- Monitor CCTV systems during evening hours and closing procedures to establish that the building is secure.
Duty: Supervise all other service desks and part-time staff during the evening and weekend hours Percent of time: 10%
- Remain available to all library staff while on duty to answer questions, respond to immediate situations and resolve concerns.
- Coordinate with Reserve, Circulation, SCS, and Knowledge Commons service desks to ensure the highest level of excellent user focused services.
- Ensure outstanding and consistent customer service by setting the tone for service attitude and conduct while on duty.
- Help resolve any public service issues with appropriate individuals.
Work Schedule: Sunday - Thursday, 5pm - 2am
Library Safety and Security
Must be currently enrolled as a full-time University of Utah student.
Required Experience, Education or Knowledge:
Demonstrated good human relations, communication, conflict resolution and problem solving skills. Demonstrated commitment to provide excellent customer service. Demonstrated ability to remain calm in a stressful situation.
Essential Duties / Tasks:
These positions are customer service positions, and will provide a wide variety of building-related information at the building's entrances as well as by answering the library's main informational phone line. Officers will be expected to provide directional assistance for the library as well as the University campus.
While providing a security presence at the building's entrances, individuals will be responsible for the circulation of library materials, and initiating conversation with individuals after the book gates are set off to ensure that library materials are checked out.
Issues computer guest passes to community patrons and enforces university computer acceptable use policies.
Officers will provide a security presence by monitoring the building's entrance, and conducting regular building rounds.
Officers are expected to enforce all Library and University policies, and respond to emergency situations that may require immediate attention.
Officers are required to document all incidents that occur within the building whether it is building-related or with individuals.
Responsible for opening the building each day as well as clearing and securing the building each night.
Judgment / Decision Making:
Officers may determine when computer policies are being violated and determine if the individual must be banned from computer use.
Officers must respond when Library or University policies are being broken and may decide if the individual should be banned from entering the library for up to 72 hours.
Officers will be first responders to medical emergencies and direct emergency personnel to locations throughout the building.
Officers are responsible for noticing problems with the building and directing them to Plant Operations.
Security officers will work closely with Campus Police while enforcing Library and University policies and will be responsible for contacting Campus Police if State or Federal laws are being broken.
Officers may be responsible for total evacuation of the building and will serve as the liaison with emergency personnel to communicate when the building may be re-entered.
There are two open positions to fill these hours:
Monday 7:00am-10:00am; noon-6:00pm
Friday 10:00am 6:00pm
Visit the University of Utah Employment Portal for Full-time and Part-time positions at the Marriott Library
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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