Engineering Librarian

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Created: June 23, 2015


 The Engineering Librarian’s primary responsibilities include faculty support for the College of Engineering with issues related to scholarly communication; providing data support services to faculty and students; promoting the use of Libraries’ services and resources; and strengthening the libraries’ partnerships with members of the UT Arlington community to increase knowledge sharing. This Liaison position takes the Lead for Design Thinking, and coordinates with the FabLab and Heads of Outreach & Scholarship to develop strategic priorities, professional development, and projects that aid fellow liaisons to integrate design thinking and creative technologies into University curriculum and their own disciplines.

1. Instruction and Research Services
a. Develops and provides curriculum and programming that integrates the FabLab and design thinking into the engineering disciplines
b. Provides data services to faculty and students, including support for data management plan development, data analysis, and data visualization
c. Connects faculty to hands-on teaching opportunities in the Libraries’ creative spaces
d. Develops and maintains online teaching materials and guides and participates in digital learning initiatives
e. Works closely with other disciplinary liaison librarians  to plan, develop, maintain, and assess innovative instructional and outreach programs
f. Provides research assistance and instruction in locating and evaluating information in a variety of formats
g. Extends services through office hours, embedded librarianship, and social media

2. Scholarly Communication
a. Develops evidence-based collection strategies in assigned discipline areas
b. Assesses the scholarly communication climate and information resource needs in assigned discipline areas
c. In partnership with the Director of Scholarly Communication, provides publication consultation services to faculty and students
d. Collaborates with key stakeholders on the implementation, management, and promotion of the campus institutional repository.
e. Develops and maintains tools, resources, and education programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options, agency specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns.
f. Works with the Department of Digital Creation and Director of Scholarly Communication to support scholarly communication

3. Other Liaison Services
a. Develops and maintains a working, interactive, and dynamic relationship with faculty, students, and staff in assigned disciplines
b. Provides a vehicle for expression of faculty opinions, concerns, and advice relating to the Libraries 
c. Conducts periodic service and resource needs assessments in collaboration with the Libraries’ assessment librarians
d. Promotes Library services and resources in collaboration with the Libraries’ Marketing Department
e. Participates in and facilitates the relationship between engineering faculty members and students and the Libraries’ cross-disciplinary professionals, including the Director of Scholarly Communication, the Off-Campus Services Librarian, and the First Year Student Success Librarians
f. Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the Libraries’ Director of Grants and Research

4. Community Building
a. Assesses collaboration needs of assigned discipline areas
b. Develops mechanisms for students and faculty to connect with each other and address common research and professional interests
c. Develops opportunities for distance education students to connect to on-campus UT Arlington students, staff, and faculty
d. Connects faculty to community building techniques and support the integration of these strategies into curricula

5. Other Duties
a. Serves on Libraries, university, and professional committees
b. Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to keep up with current trends
c. Completes other projects and duties as assigned

• Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program
• Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment
• Current knowledge of print and electronic resources within the engineering disciplines
• Knowledge of the application of technology to the design and delivery of research services and instruction
• Strong affinity for UTA Libraries’ core values

• Subject area background (coursework, degree, or work experience) in engineering sciences field.
• Experience with data services, particularly GIS
• Experience with design thinking, fabrication technologies, and how these apply to engineering disciplines
• Experience assisting faculty with scholarly communication issues
• Experience promoting scholarly communication support services
• Experience providing library instruction services
• Knowledge of information literacy theory and practice, various teaching methodologies, and learning styles
• Experience with current and emerging technologies and their applications in academic libraries, including Springshare products, integrated library systems, ILLiad, and teaching tools
• Creativity and experience designing instructional/informational materials, both in print and online
• Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, e-science, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
• Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated organizational and time-management skills.
• Competency with Microsoft Office products and Windows Operating System.

• Non-traditional work hours. May require weeknight and weekend hours. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs.
• Ongoing professional development will be expected of the successful candidate, which may require overnight travel. This is a non-tenure track position.

Strong affinity for the UTA Libraries’ core values:
o We value community.
o We value learning, discovery, and knowledge creation.
o We value excellence.
o We value risk-taking and innovation.
o We value transparency of communication and integrity of action.
o We value service.
o We value collaboration.
o We value flexibility.

All applicants MUST apply on-line at the UT Arlington job site to be considered. is a direct link.


Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 20:04 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:41 UTC