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Emerging Technologies Librarian, Texas A&M International University (Killam Library), Laredo, TX


The Emerging Technologies Librarian, under general supervision, performs professional tasks in one or more functional areas within the Library. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, evaluate, recommend, test, and implement new technologies.
  • Provide leadership, coordination, and administration of RIO, Killam Library’s instance of Digital Commons.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services and policies that support open access, preservation and broad dissemination of University research and data.
  • Plan, develop, troubleshoot, and coordinate digital tools, software and other library technology.
  • Provide support for the Killam Library’s OER initiatives in collaboration with faculty, staff and campus stakeholders.
  • Maintains knowledge of, and engages in, continuous professional development to keep up with trends in emerging technologies, digital tools and scholarly communication issues.
  • Develop strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for interdisciplinary digital projects and initiatives.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Information Technology and other academic departments.
  • Teach and promote the library’s instructional program based on goals and strategies derived from professional library standards and frameworks for information literacy.
  • Attends meetings, participates in special projects and serves on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education – Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience – Two years of related experience in an academic library setting.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience implementing or managing digital repositories
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication, open access, and open education.
  • Experience facilitating instruction or workshops

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Digital collection management software and security.
  • Scholarly communications topics, trends, and technologies.
  • Information literacy practices, including familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and manage responsibilities
  • Multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and research skills.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Interact effectively and professionally with the general public.
  • Use basic print and electronic reference tools.
  • Work independently and as part of a team.

Licensing / Professional Certification – None.

Physical Requirements – None.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervision of Others – This position may supervise employees.

Other Requirements – Work beyond normal office hours and/or work on weekends.

Starting Salary: $52,800

How to Apply:

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First review of applications will be June 9, 2021