Emerging Technologies Librarian



Job description

Laredo, TX

Req#: R-035590

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coordination and administration of RIO, Killam Library’s instance of Digital Commons.
  • Serve as the library resource for planning, development, troubleshooting, and coordination of digital tools, software and other library technology.
  • Teach and promote the library’s instructional program based on goals and strategies derived from professional library standards and frameworks for information literacy.
  • 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.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate sustainable services and policies that support open access, preservation and broad dissemination of University research and data.
  • Provide support for the Killam Library’s OER initiatives in collaboration with faculty, staff and campus stakeholders.
  • Partner with the Office of Information Technology and other campus departments to research, evaluate, recommend and test new technologies.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Office of Information Technology and other academic departments.
  • 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 facilitating instruction or workshops with undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Familiarity with scholarly communication, open access and open education.
  • Experience implementing or managing digital repositories

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of scholarly communications topics, trends, and technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy practices.
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Digital collection management software, security, and public safety issues.

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

First review of applications will be March 10, 2021

How to apply

Apply online

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), a Member of The Texas A&M University System, prepares students for leadership roles in an increasingly complex, culturally diverse state, national, and global society. TAMIU provides a learning environment built on a solid academic foundation in the arts and sciences. The University offers a range of baccalaureate and master’s programs and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Business Administration. In addition, the University pursues a progressive agenda for global study and understanding across all disciplines. Through instruction, faculty and student research, and public service, TAMIU improves the quality of lives for citizens of the border region, the State of Texas, and national and international communities.