Technology Librarian

Full time

Created: April 8, 2019
Houston, TX
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Description

Technology Librarian - (STA004372) Technology Librarian Department Name:D0025 Library 

Description

 

The Technology Librarian assists with planning and implementing the library's technology services, including the library web site, discovery services, digital content repositories, the library computer lab, and electronic classrooms. As a member of an active library team this position also participates in reference, instruction, and collection development.


DUTIES

  1. Assists with access, discovery, problem resolution, and assessment of all library technologies
  2. Provides technical support for library staff, library computer lab, and electronic classrooms
  3. Ensures that the library's web presence is accurate, up-to-date, and accessible
  4. Provides reference services and instruction to faculty and students
  5. Serves as subject librarian and faculty liaison to selected departments


MARGINAL DUTIES

  1. Works in collaboration to conduct annual inventory of hardware
  2. Performs all other duties assigned


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
 

Direct Reports: None
Delegation of Work: N/A
Supervision Given: N/A


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
 

Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of technological trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to academic libraries.

Skills:

  1. Strong organizational, project management, and communication skills

Abilities

  1. Ability to work independently and as a team member


WORK LOCATION AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 

Primary Work Location: Works in an office environment 6 to 8 hours
 

Physical Demands: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements. May be exposed to dust when working with computer hardware or the library print collection.

Position is physically comfortable; individual has discretion about walking (15%), standing (15%) and sitting (70%). 

Position will require occasional stooping , kneeling, reaching, and crouching. Ability to speak, hear and see. 

Work environment involves minimal exposure to physical risks.

 

 

EEO/AA

 

Qualifications

 

Required Education: Master's degree in Library Science/Information Science from an ALA accredited program
Required Experience: Minimum of one (1) year of job related experience

License/Certification: None Required 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience supporting computer labs
  • Experience with library discovery services and link resolvers

 

  

About University of Houston Downtown

 

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community's wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes.  UHD employs over 1,100 faculty and staff. 

 

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 43 areas and eight master's degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities and Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences and Technology; and University College. UHD boasts over 44,000 alumni and is noted nationally as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Minority-Serving Institution.  As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD—the University of HoustonUH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria 

Required Attachments by Candidate: Resume, Cover Letter/Letter of Application

 

Schedule

: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting

: Apr 8, 2019, 11:54:35 AM

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External

: Ongoing


Last updated: Monday, April 8, 2019 20:14 UTC