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Academic Librarian Positions

Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication

The Associate Dean for Collections and Scholarly Communication works in close collaboration with a team of senior leaders to advise the dean and advance the library’s strategic and operational goals. All leaders at this level are expected to advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued and the workplace culture is welcoming and inclusive. In this position, you will be responsible for providing leadership and vision related to scholarly communication, collection management, and faculty development. You will also ensure the effective and strategic administration of programs and activities related to teaching, reference, and academic outreach; copyright, digital scholarship, and the institutional repository; cataloging, acquisitions, and ILS discovery. 
 
Associate Deans are encouraged to find creative ways to integrate library initiatives with the campus vision and priorities, so you will cultivate partnerships among the three University Libraries and across the entire University. Effectiveness in this role also means staying current on developments in the field and maintaining a national and international profile/presence to represent the institution in important conversations about the future of scholarly communication. This position is responsible for overseeing multiple departments where approximately half of our faculty are currently assigned, as well as a number of staff. Coaching managers and navigating personnel issues will be a prominent aspect of the role and will require understanding multiple perspectives, balancing multiple interests, and managing difficult conversations.  The position requires someone who can work effectively across organizational lines to accomplish shared goals and communicate effectively with people from all backgrounds. Working in a fast-paced, future-oriented research environment requires adapting to changing needs and priorities while using interpersonal skills to maintain positive relationships.

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Benefited Staff Positions

Digital Library Specialist

Create and manage usable items for use in online collections of the J. Willard Marriott Library.  This includes digitizing and post-processing a wide range of media such as film, audio tape, transparencies, books, and loose leaf material.  Some troubleshooting of hardware and software issues may also be required.  Must work and communicate well in a team environment and act as a lead on some projects. 

We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.

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Digital Library Specialist (Grant)

Coordinate an 18 month grant funded project organizing and digitizing slides of Right Whales in the Atlantic Ocean.  This will require supervising a small group of three student employees to meet deadlines required by the grant as well as shaping existing field data into usable digital library metadata.

We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources.

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Acquisitions Editor

The University of Utah Press is seeking candidates interested in a career in scholarly publishing, who understand the intricacies of manuscript acquisitions, have exceptional language and communication skills, and would enjoy a collegial work environment at the University of Utah Press. The Press is located in the Marriott Library, at the heart of the U of U campus, and publishes up to thirty new titles annually in such varied disciplines as archaeology and anthropology, American Indian studies, Mormon studies, religious studies, folklore, western and Utah history, environmental studies, natural history, nature writing, linguistics, creative nonfiction, and poetry. The work is intellectually stimulating and challenging, requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, demands the ability to assess manuscripts across a variety of academic disciplines, and is rewarding for those who are devoted to the world of print and electronic publishing. This position is currently designed as a hybrid of on-campus and remote work. Specific telecommuting arrangements will be based on the needs of the position and authorized at the discretion of the supervisor.

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Administrative Coordinator

The Administrative Coordinator is responsible for the complex calendar management and project work of up to four Associate Deans and the Dean of the Libraries. If selected for this role, you will be involved in substantial independent coordination and prioritization of requested executive level work. Calendar management will involve an extensive number of meetings, both in-person and via various electronic platforms. This includes re-scheduling and coordinating with executives, faculty, staff, and other professionals, both on and off-campus. Using independent discretion, you will need to determine meeting priorities, adjust scheduling, and address urgencies using professional courtesy and judgement. 


You will also responsible for creating and implementing checklists, crafting communications, attending meetings and taking minutes, coordinating and planning select events, as well as addressing various administrative projects. In addition, you will coordinate and arrange all catering activities held within the Administration Suite and serve as the Dean’s liaison for events hosted on behalf of the Dean of the Libraries. Working in our environment requires adapting to changing needs and priorities while using interpersonal skills to maintain positive relationships.

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Digital Operations Coordinator

Provide key project and supervisory support for the Assistant Head, Digital Operations. This includes leading a team of part-time technicians, acting as liaison with clients when projects launch, and staying current with the latest digitization technologies, equipment, and techniques.

This individual will be responsible for duplicating analog still image formats to digital formats as well as duplicating various analog media to digital formats. Duties may entail technical planning, development, integration, verification, validation, and support for software tools and applications. This individual will be required to coordinate projects with various library departments, university clients, and clients external to campus in a professional and timely manner that enhances and expands the Marriott Digital Library.

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Library Operations & Circulation Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Library Operations & Circulation Supervisor and in collaboration with the Operations & Protection Services team, the coordinator performs a wide range of duties in library services. For a minimum of 35 hours per week, is responsible for coordinating the patron experience at the library’s two entrance service desks, including broad responsibility in circulation, billing, and cashiering. Assists with creating and updating training materials for the department, and helps train department staff on assigned functions. Ensures and maintains a professional presence while implementing quality customer service to a diverse clientele in areas of reference, information access, and wayfinding. Ensures library policies and procedures are properly followed. Promotes the careful and professional arbitration of user conflicts. Resolves or reports any patron conflicts and technical problems. Helps ensure the highest level of excellent user focused services, in person at the service desks and in all other forms of communication (verbal, written, email, phone). This position is required to work onsite full-time. 

We seek qualified applicants who also bring perspectives and experiences that will enrich and strengthen our organization. We especially invite applications from candidates who may not have followed a traditional educational or professional path. All candidates should be prepared to discuss how they see themselves contributing to the University’s equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies should honor and reflect this diversity. We are therefore interested in identifying and interviewing candidates who have experience with underserved or marginalized communities and communities of color and who are committed to advancing our mission to provide equitable access to information resources. 

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Student Positions

Please note: For the Marriott Library to be able to appropriately monitor hours worked, part-time employees are generally asked to restrict their work with the University of Utah to Library employment only, unless an exception is granted. Please contact Jordan Waite for questions about this policy.

 

Library Operations & Protection Services Assistant I

This is a customer service position at the J. Willard Marriott Library that works to maintain a welcoming, safe and secure environment for all patrons and employees, and helps to provide effective access to resources and collections. The position also plays a vital role in protecting the library’s collections and cultural property. Reporting to the Library Operations & Protection Services Manager, assistants help maintain a safe and secure environment by conducting facility rounds, monitor users’ activities to ensure compliance with library policies, assess and report suspicious activities to the proper campus agencies, and act as first responders in emergency situations, i.e., fire alarms, security alarms, and first aid calls until the appropriate emergency responders arrive on site. This position is also responsible for providing exceptional patron service in-person, over the phone, and through email as well as facilitating the fulfillment of electronic and physical library resources. These positions are responsible for managing patron accounts, cashiering functions, and lost and found, and generally providing a one-stop service opportunity for the library. 

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Knowledge Commons Desk Staff

Serve students, staff, and faculty in the Knowledge Commons, the Marriott Library’s central service point for technology and reference assistance. Work with a team of students and library staff to answer questions in a variety of areas including campus and library services, research, computer software, printing, mobile device configuration, classroom support, and equipment checkout. 

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Facilities/ARC Assistant

This is an on your feet position that will have you moving throughout the Marriott Library and working in our high density storage facility, the Automated Retrieval Center (ARC).  You would be responsible for fulfilling requests for the more than one million items housed in the ARC and ensuring that patrons receive the items they need in a timely manner. 

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Marketing & Communication Aide (work-study)

Assists the Marketing & PR Assistant and Marketing & PR Director with tasks that relate to marketing library events, services, and promoting the library through communications. 

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Facilities Assistant

Are you interested in helping us take care of one of the University’s largest and most visited buildings? We are looking for energetic individuals who enjoy a balance of working together on projects and individually on assigned tasks in the areas of facilities management and maintenance. Different projects provide opportunities to work with many different people and departments on diverse tasks. 

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UU Student-Systems Administration

As part of an upper-tier team, assists in administering Windows systems and the infrastructure supporting them to meet student, staff and teaching needs in a thriving central campus hub. Experience & knowledge with specific Windows and Information Technology preferred qualifications (listed below) are helpful, but training and mentoring will be provided to help applicants develop more advanced skills and knowledge.

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at Marriott Library if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

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Internships and Other Opportunities

Special Collections Cataloging Assistant

The Special Collections Division seeks a detail-oriented person to help catalog 20th and 21st century literature and other rare materials to make them accessible to library patrons on campus and across the world. The employee will have a chance to work behind the scenes in Special Collections and gain valuable experience in metadata creation. If working with historic materials in an intellectually stimulating environment appeals to you, consider applying for this position.

This cataloging project is anticipated to last two academic years. Preference will be given to candidates who can commit to seeing this project through completion. This is a term-limited position and must be done onsite. (September 2021 through May 2023)

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