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Associate Librarian - Architecture Image Librarian-- Texas Tech University Libraries

posted Jun 28, 2017, 8:49 AM by Lars Hagelin
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Texas Tech University Libraries seek a dynamic and collaborative individual for the position of Associate Librarian - Architecture Image Librarian. The successful candidate oversees the architecture digital image collection. This position will serve as a team member within the Architecture Library, contributing to reference and instruction. This position is tenure-tracked and reports directly to the Architecture Librarian.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Architecture Image Librarian is responsible for the continued development of the digital image collection of the Architecture Library.
  • Oversees the acquisition, metadata creation, and management of the image collection for architecture and related fields, using image and metadata standards 
  • Contributes to reference and collaborative projects as a team member of the Architecture Library as assigned 
  • Participates in the development and teaching of library instruction/visual literacy embedded modules mapped to the College of Architecture’s curriculum 
  • Supervises student assistants within the image library 
  • Works on digital initiatives in coordination with the University Libraries 
  • Maintains a professional working relationship with the College of Architecture faculty and students 
  • Demonstrates professional growth through engagement in scholarly pursuits, publishing, and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Libraries’ standards for promotion and tenure 
  • Engages in service to the Libraries and University, and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements 
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library program. Preferred: Degree in architecture, visual arts, art history, or related field; basic knowledge of metadata for images using VRA Core, and image collection standards; experience with database management systems (MediaWiki, DSpace); XML; MS Office; reading knowledge of a Western European language; familiarity with copyright issues pertaining to image acquisition. Excellent organizational skills; knowledge of digital image technology, digital photography, and Adobe Photoshop; strong computing skills; familiarity with library computer systems, demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have faculty status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University ( is a state-supported institution with an enrollment of around 35,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library ( has over 2.4 million volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 250,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: Select Faculty and search for 10859BR. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.