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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: PRN01040F

Description:
The J. Willard Marriott Library is seeking candidates for their Diversity Librarian Residency Program. The program is intended to increase faculty diversity at the Marriott Library and to encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to choose the University of Utah as a place to launch their careers in academic librarianship. This two-year residency will be the incumbent's first professional library position; it will orient the Resident to academic librarianship through a broad range of activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in future library positions and contribute fully to the profession. This program is designed to meet the Resident's professional goals and interests in conjunction with the library's priorities.

The Resident will be supervised by the Diversity Residency Coordinator, who will provide oversight and consistency throughout the experience. During the first year, the Resident will rotate through the library's four departments: Research and Learning Services, Special Collections, Information Technology Services, and Scholarly Resources and Collections. The Resident will have meaningful work assignments that contribute to each department's success. Each rotation will build the Resident's understanding of the library's mission, role, and structure; the Resident's practical skills in meeting stakeholder needs; and the Resident's ability to adapt to new situations and work with many different groups. At the end of the first year, the Resident will have a solid grounding in the profession and a strong sense of how to integrate into a new organization. The Coordinator will work with the Resident to develop a personalized professional development plan that includes service activities, committee assignments, conference attendance, and training opportunities at the library, campus, regional and national levels. The Resident will also benefit from mentoring relationships with faculty throughout the library.

The Resident and Coordinator will jointly decide on additional projects for the second year, including placement in a library department that meets the Resident's interests. The residency will culminate in a capstone project (such as a paper or presentation) designed to showcase the Resident's competencies in an area of specialization.

Job Responsibilities include:

- Use of multiple technologies to advance library goals. Potential activities include the creation and maintenance of online teaching and learning tools, assessment, development and maintenance of print, multimedia and digital library collections, or maintenance and development of the library's web presence and discovery tools.
- Participation in the design and delivery of outreach and instruction programs to the university community.
- Provision of high-quality in-person, phone, and online reference and basic technology support.
- Participation in and contribution to library and university committees and initiatives and ability to communicate the results effectively to multiple library stakeholders.
- Participation in multiple professional development activities, including the completion of a comprehensive capstone project, which will be designed based on Resident interests and library needs during the second year of the project.
Required Qualifications:
The position requires a two year commitment to begin no later than July 2015.

- An MSI, MLIS, or MLS from an ALA-accredited institution by July 1, 2015.
- Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities in a timely and efficient manner.
- Ability to take initiative and work independently when appropriate.
- Willingness to listen to and incorporate feedback from supervisors and colleagues.
- Demonstrated interest in and understanding of the mission of academic libraries and a desire to contribute to the profession.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and motivation to take advantage of opportunities across the library and campus community.
- Knowledge of and interest in emerging trends in academic librarianship and ability to apply this knowledge to improve and advance library services.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and community members from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

Other:
For full consideration, please apply by February 13, 2015.

For more details about Salt Lake City, UT, the University of Utah, and the J. Willard Marriott Library, please visit: lib.utah.edu/info/diversity-residency

Salary:
$53,000 annually. This is a two-year career-line faculty appointment.

Information:
Excellent benefits are calculated at approximately 35% of salary including TIAA-CREF, medical, dental, generous paid sick and vacation accrual, sabbaticals, and professional development time. Marriott Library is an ARL library with holding of approximately 3 million volumes, 68,000 periodicals in electronic and print formats, 153,769 ebooks and over 400 databases. The university, with a student population of 31,000+ is situated on a 1,500 acre campus in Salt Lake City. The library has recently completed a large-scale renovation which includes a state-of-the-art Knowledge Commons and a center to create multimedia digital content. Teaching facilities, used by campus and library instructors, include 20 classrooms, labs and seminar rooms and a 200 seat auditorium. Salt Lake has a population of over 1 million and offers residents a wide variety of cultural entertainment and recreational activities, all located along the Wasatch Mountain Range. Information can be found on the web at http://www.utah.com/, www.slcgov.com/visitors and http://www.saltlakecityutah.org/relocate.htm. *About the U* The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 25,000 undergraduate students and over 7,500 graduate students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the University prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. The University of Utah's Strategic Plan June 2012 outlines seven core commitments, including Student Success and Engagement, Research and Teaching Excellence, Diversity, the Pursuit and Practice of Sustainability, a Collective Global Vision and Strategy, Building Community, and a Broadened Sense of Leadership. The Marriott Library is actively engaged in responding to these core commitments through its many programs and services. The University of Utah is deeply committed to enhancing the success of diverse faculty, students, and staff, as part of our broader goal to enrich the educational experiences and success of all members of our University community. The campus offers services to support our diverse faculty, staff, and student body through the Women's Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, American Indian Resource Center, Center for Ethnic Student Affairs, International Center, Center for Disability Services, and Veterans' Support Center. The most current data regarding the University's student and faculty demographics can be found on the Office for Equity and Diversity's website: http://diversity.utah.edu/data/2012-2013-data Salt Lake City is home to a population of 189,000, while the greater Salt Lake metropolitan area has a population of more than 1,145,000. As well as boasting quick access to numerous year-round outdoor activities and natural beauty, the city is full of opportunities for cultural and social engagement. The city's offerings include more than ten museums, dozens of art galleries and a monthly gallery stroll, the Utah Symphony; Utah Opera, multiple professional theatre and dance companies, an active music scene, and a host of cultural and arts festivals. Sports fans will find professional basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer teams.

Application Procedures:
Complete the online application including a detailed cover letter addressing how your experience matches the qualifications; curriculum vitae; and names and contact information, including email, mail and phone numbers, of three references. Applications received by February 13th; will be given full consideration. QuickLink to apply: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/37781

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 addition information: http://regulations.utah.edu/human-resources/5-106.php.

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

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Full-Time Positions

JobNumber: PRN07637B

Department:
Book Arts/RedButte Press

Description:
Coordinate Book Arts Program (BAP) Programming for Adult and K-12 community members; Teach BAP community and K-12 courses and sessions; Coordinate Special Collections (SPC) exhibitions; Reports to and assists the BAP Managing Director in administrative, programmatic, and development initiatives.

Qualifications:
Experience Requirements: intermediate bookbinding skills; one year of experience teaching bookmaking and/or other arts to community and/or K-12 students; demonstrated exceptional communication skills; demonstrated design sensitivity and eye for fine-tuned detail; competence with Photoshop, InDesign, and Office software.

Physical Requirements: lift up to 70 lbs., move heavy printing equipment and exhibition cases, stand for 7-8 hrs at press or bench.

Duties:
Adult Outreach Coordination: (20%)
Develop annual community event programming plan with other BAP staff
Invite visiting artists for community workshops
Coordinate contracts, W9s, invoices, reimbursements, lodging, airfare, supplies, & other concerns
Coordinate, compose, & distribute visiting artists' itineraries
Write, collect, & edit copy for annual BAP events calendar
Coordinate all PR and Marketing for community programming & exhibitions
Coordinate web presence and support all content needs of Creative Director
Oversee registration, participant letters, & collect all workshop related revenue
Track participants, expenditures, & other statistics reporting for grants/development
Support grant/development initiatives as needed

K-12 Outreach Coordination: (20%)
Oversee Treasure Chest (TC)
- Curriculum development oversight
- Liaison to TC instructors
- Ongoing design of all forms, both digital + physical
- Track TC appointments, expenditure, & annual statistics for TC program
- Upkeep teacher's kits & coordinate repair of books
- Research + purchase new books
- Oversee all supplies + preparation for @ 4,000 students/year
Oversee Educator Outreach
- Compile Educator email list & maintain communication
- Coordinate & teach educator workshops
- Oversee marketing & production of promotional material for K-12 programs
- Teach K-12 studio visits + outreach classes
- Coordinate collaborative efforts with off-campus entities
- Track participants, expenditures, & other statistics reporting for grants/development

Instruction: (15%)
Provide studio visits & interdisciplinary sessions
Teach BAP workshops & non-academic classes
Provide teaching assistance for workshops & academic classes

Supervision: (15%)
Directly supervise part-time employees and interns

Administrative Assistance: (10%)
Track all programmatic statistics for annual and grant reporting
Upkeep BAP mail list and oversee mailings
Provide tours for development parties
Administrative office duties
Interface with university, local, and national community

Exhibitions Coordination: (10%)
Coordinate all aspects of installation/deinstallation; direct, hands-on oversight of responsibilities for all Book Arts Program exhibits
Seek & facilitate and/or curate exhibitions for the Special Collections Gallery (SPC) gallery
Coordinate with supervisor and SPC division heads to schedule exhibitions in the SPC Gallery

Rotating/Shared FTE Duties: (10%)
Assistant printer and binder for the Red Butte Press
Upkeep studio
Monitor for Open Studio

Other:
Preferred Experience: one year of exhibition experience including packing, reception, installation, and production of exhibition support materials; intermediate letterpress printing skills; previous events coordination experience; grant writing experience.

Hours:
40

Pay:
31,600

Date Posted:
01/29/2015

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Part-Time Positions

JobNumber: PRN04283N

Department:
Cataloging and Metadata Services

Description:
Must be a current University of Utah student.

Qualifications:
Six months clerical or customer service experience required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Duties:
This position is responsible for analyzing, describing and entering data for digitized library materials that are in text and image formats; records statistics for items processed; and performs other projects as they arise, such as updating existing digital collections.
Assigns subject headings to digital collection(s) items. The ability to identify the subject of photographs and textual documents, to assign appropriate subject headings and keywords, and to identify authors and titles. The ability to use the internet and other reference resources to discover accurate and relevant information about digitized objects. The ability to summarize the textual content of a written document in a digital collection

Other:
Required Experience, Education or Knowledge: The ability to perform detailed and often repetitive work on a computer. Experience using a computer and Windows software; and willingness and ability to learn and use new software as required. English language skills (grammar, spelling, written and oral) a must. Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships within the Department and the Library. Knowledge of and interest in the history of the western United States, especially Utah, is preferred. Knowledge of, or experience with, metadata cataloging would be a plus. This position requires a person who is well-organized and can keep track of multiple assignments in a professional library environment.

Hours:
19

Pay:
8.65

Date Posted:
03/16/2015

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JobNumber: PRN04355N

Department:
PC Computing

Description:
Must be a current University of Utah student.

Qualifications:
Excellent communication skills (written and oral), ability to work well in a team environment, ability to meet deadlines, successfully deal with unanticipated crisis situations, and develop innovative solutions to address difficult situations required. Working knowledge of PC hardware, operating systems and software installations. Experience supporting users on Windows 7 and Linux workstations in a networked environment. Experience with Macintosh and/or Unix and experience with Windows 2000/2003 servers and domains helpful. Responsible for setting high customer service example for colleagues.

Duties:
Essential Duties / Tasks:
- Assist staff, faculty, and students with PC related issues, including troubleshooting software and hardware problems.
- Assist the Lead Computer Technician in keeping the Staff and Lab PCs in good working order. This includes installing software, hardware, securing machines and communicating to appropriate individuals the status of the spare parts kits.
- Ensure reported problems are reviewed and solved within the timeframe set by the Head of the Group.
- Communicate fully with the Head of the PC Group and others in the group to keep them informed of the status of machines and software in the labs. This includes communicating the solutions of problems to appropriate individuals and groups.
- Continue efforts to document processes, problems, and solutions. This may include working on web pages and documentation for this and other CMS groups.
- Assist with keeping the various inventories current.
- Learn process and assist with the development of operating system and software package installation.
- Learn process and assist with server and network support.
- Help to define, develop, and support new services.
- Provide support for other groups, internal and external.

Judgment / Decision Making:
- Determines own workflow based on priority such as responding to eTickets, phoned in problems and assigned projects. Arranges tasked based on the nature of each problem and how critical it is.
- Interacts independently with patrons, staff and others, training and troubleshooting PCs.
- Determines whether parts or whole PCs need to be replaced and whether software needs to be reinstalled or the PC reimaged.
- Determines the best course of action related to a problem to enable the best uptime for services such as keeping classroom PCs in operation while classes are scheduled or staff PCs in service based on the needs of the individual staff member.

Hours:
19

Pay:
12.15

Date Posted:
04/10/2015

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JobNumber: PRN04309N

Department:
Digital Operations

Description:
Must be a current University of Utah student.

The main function of this position is to prepare and scan books and loose leaf materials, and post process the images for upload online. It requires someone who is self-motivated, pays close attention to detail, and can meet deadlines.

Qualifications:
One year of computer operations experience or equivalency required; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills are also required. Previous customer service experience is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Duties:
Essential Duties / Tasks:

- Scan text, images, artwork, etc. using flatbed scanners and Canon cameras.
- Import objects in image editing software, correct color and process images as required.
- Burn digital images to CD or DVD.
- Record technical, item, and structural metadata into a spreadsheet.
- Import items into CONTENTdm.
- Maintain production area in a neat and orderly condition.
- Exhibit the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Judgment / Decision Making:

- Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisor and contribute to resolve issues.

Other:
Qualifications: Required Experience, Education or Knowledge:

- Ability to work effectively with supervision and as part of a team.
- Sensitivity to and experience in handling library or archival material.
- Ability to operate a PC and Mac computers and scanners.
- Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PhotoShop.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to work 19-25 hours per week
- Working knowledge of cameras

Hours:
19

Pay:
9.43

Date Posted:
03/30/2015

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Internships

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Questions?

Contact:

Human Resources
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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

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The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.