The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applicants for a Library Specialist II – Technical Services. Reporting to the Library’s Technical Services Manager, The Library Specialist will provide a high level of paraprofessional and advanced technical skill and perform duties essential to the operation of the University Library. Utilizing a knowledge of general Library services, the Library Specialist will be responsible for performing specialized duties related to the Library technical services, including cataloging of Library materials – e.g., monographs serials, periodicals, on-line journals, musical scores, electronic-based materials, media, and other print/non-print materials – and conducting database maintenance to ensure the integration and accessibility of the J. Conrad Dunagan Library’s electronic resources.
General Responsibilities: • Edit and/or create original and copy cataloging records that accurately describe library materials in multiple formats; original records to be contributed to OCLC, a shared international bibliographic database • Build Library of Congress Classifications numbers • Assign Library of Congress Classification numbers to previously unclassified library collections • Share responsibility for name, subject, title, and series authority control work • Edit large scale record sets and import records into the library management system • Create and update OCLC local data records to ensure accurate serial holdings information is available for resource sharing activities • Maintain currency with national, regional, nad local cataloging policies, standards, and practices such as the Marc 21 Format for Bibliographic Data; RDA (Resource: Description and Access), and Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2d edition (AACR2); Library of Congress Name Authorities; Library of Congress Subject Headings (LSCH); Library of Congress and Dewey classification systems, and the OCLC Bibliographic Formats and Standards • Participate in training and other professional development opportunities to enhance job skills and gain expertise • Operate and maintain all library software and equipment • Other duties, as assigned
WORKSCHEDULE: Generally, the hours for this non-exempt classified position will vary Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and weekends to meet the needs of the department.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered. Link to posting at the UTPB Careers site: https://utpb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2410.
Please include all required documents with your submission.
**Unofficial transcripts of college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire and before a letter of appointment may be issued.
The University offers an excellent compensation package which includes a broad range of employee benefits including free health insurance (employee only) as well as a generous retirement program.
The University of Texas Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
UT Permian Basin participates in e-Verify.
• Associate’s degree • A documented work history showing a record of increased responsibilities, setting of work priorities, handling multiple assignments, meeting deadlines, and working with confidential information • Functions at an expert level using various university and library systems • Expertise in most aspects of the library’s automated and on-line catalog systems, including database maintenance functions • Strong organizational skills to oversee, manage, and lead work flow • Ability to work independently, with minimal or no supervision, to take initiative, handle emergency situations in a professional manner • The ability to successfully complete a criminal background check
• Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years of prior library experience
Internal Number: S249P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.