SERVICE ALERT: A construction project on the entry level of the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) will result in occasional noise that could impact user experience. Consider floors 3, 4, and 6 as alternative quiet study options, and for collaborative study areas, please use floor 5. Earplugs are available at the PCL desk upon request.
The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.
If you’d like the chance to be part of the Libraries, we offer employment opportunities as staff, professional librarians, graduate research assistants, and student workers.
Benefits of working as a full-time staff member at the Libraries:
The University of Texas at Austin offers a competitive benefits package that includes insurance coverage and retirement benefits in addition to other programs and services. Read more about Prospective Employee Benefits.
The Libraries aims to create a work life balance for employees, offering telecommuting and flexible schedules when possible.
The university offers an average of 14 paid holidays annually, as well as vacation and sick time accruals monthly.
After one year of service, employees are able to take advantage of the Staff Tuition Assistance Program, which covers the cost of one undergraduate or graduate course per semester.
Staff IDs provide free access to all CapMetro services.
The university provides various resources and discounts to employees.
Reporting to the Vice Provost and Director of UT Libraries (UTL), the Director of IDEA ensures alignment with the University’s and University of Texas Libraries’ organizational core values and leads the change process necessary to strengthen and enhance IDEA in the Libraries. As a member of the UTL’s Executive Team, the Director of IDEA will ensure that UT Libraries provides a welcoming environment that values the diverse people, ideas, and perspectives of the UT community. The Director of IDEA will also create and promote equitable processes and structures that enable UTL staff from all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities work together for the common purpose of advancing the mission of the Libraries. The ideal candidate for this position will have a track-record in managing organizational change and supporting initiatives to lead all aspects of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
The UT Libraries is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) that are reflected in our diversity statement. We welcome and respect all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices. See: https://www.lib.utexas.edu/diversity
The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by January 31, 2023.
The Scholars Lab will be a PCL-based campus-wide resource that provides infrastructure, UT Libraries subject librarian and domain-situated expertise, and opportunities for learning, consultation, collaboration, and research presentation to enhance multidisciplinary research and digital scholarship. It is scheduled to open on the entry-level of the Perry-Castaneda Library in Fall 2023.
This newly created position will be instrumental in designing, launching, and offering services in the Scholars Lab. The Scholars Lab space will be under construction when this position begins, and the Scholars Lab Librarian will take an active role in shaping the service plan. After the opening, the Scholars Lab Librarian will support the goals of the Scholars Lab initiative by offering consultation and instruction, promoting and advertising Scholars Lab services, and providing a venue for other UT Libraries departments and experts to teach. The Scholars Lab Librarian will serve as the public point of contact for Scholars Lab spaces, developing and supporting campus partnerships, as well as maintaining room calendars and assessing space use.
This position is a member of the Digital Scholarship Team in the Research Support and Digital Initiatives Department. The Research Support and Digital Initiatives department is comprised of subject liaison librarians and functional experts who work individually and collaboratively to support the research lifecycle, promote sustainable, scalable digital scholarship and digital collections, and advance new modes and emerging models of scholarship.
These positions are available for currently enrolled university graduate students to work in various areas of the Libraries from circulation to IT. Some positions may include benefits such as a monthly stipend and in-state tuition.
Interested in working for the Libraries this semester? Please check our internal Hourly Students page, as well as HireUTexas for current opportunities! We are currently hiring for several different departments, so we advise checking back frequently for new opportunities.