Project Manager for Information Discovery
The University of Texas Libraries €€ The University of Texas at Austin
The Project Manager for Information Discovery is responsible for
coordinating the development information discovery framework for the
University of Texas Libraries <http://www.lib.utexas.edu/> .
This position will interact with responsible staff in different library
units to develop strategic directions and coordinate the discoverability of
library resources through existing and planned technical infrastructure from
existing and emerging commercial or open source discovery tools. Duties
include assisting with the oversight and planning of records and files
related to the University of Texas Google Books project. Providing strategic
leadership within the library on issues related to discovery and the
integration of different resources and data streams to promote a long-term
coherent strategy for improving the functions of the networked library.
Provide regular collaboration and consultation with staff in multiple units
and with library administrators on issues surrounding information discovery
framework for the University of Texas Libraries. This position will be
expected to keep abreast of national and campus discovery issues interact
with vendors and national leaders in and outside of the library community on
issues related to discovery, information architecture, data integration, and
online information productivity tools.
The University of Texas operates Innovative Interfaces online catalog,
circulation, acquisitions, and cataloging modules; Ex Libris OpenURL,
federated search, and ERM modules; and utilizes D-Space, EZ Prozy, and
The position reports to the Associate Director for Research Services.
Working hours are Monday through Friday,
8am to 5pm. Occasional holiday and overtime work may be required.
Required Qualifications: Masters degree in Library or Information Science
from an ALA accredited graduate program. Three years¹ experience directly
participating in, or administering, library discovery infrastructure such as
federated search tools, OpenURL resolvers, OPACs, Web-based search systems,
and similar integrative or discovery technologies. Experience with current
commercial and open source discovery tools. Knowledge of developments within
the electronic information industry. Knowledge of current and emerging
information standards, protocols, and practices.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience developing or implementing new
integrative approaches to discovery. Proven ability to assume a strategic
role as an information architect charged with improving the discoverability
of electronic resources important to the campus community and with the
integration of these resources into personal workflows through the
utilization of existing technologies. Demonstrated excellent analytical,
interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated record of
accomplishment coordinating new programs across administrative lines.
Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, and national programs
and initiatives. Experience with Information Technology in the higher
education or library environment. Ability to forge working agreements on
complex assignments across units. Ability to exhibit and foster flexibility,
exercise initiative, communicate effectively with staff who may or may not
possess a technical background. Demonstrated excellent judgment. Experience
completing projects within established deadlines and budgets.
Salary and Benefits: $60,000 - $80,000 annually depending on qualifications
and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits
package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement
plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental,
vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered
annuity programs also available.
Recruiting Schedule: To receive full consideration, complete application
materials are due by September 15, 2007. Interested candidates must
complete an online Application of Employment
<http://www.utexas.edu/hr/empl/getting_started.html> . Please refer to job
posting number 07-07-31-01-0080
080> and follow applicant instructions given online which includes
submitting the following additional materials: a letter of interest, a full
resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses
(including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references.
Send these additional materials to Carol Johnson
([log in to unmask]) via email. An email confirmation will be sent
within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online
application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed.