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Library Assistant III

Company name
The University of Texas At Austin

Austin, TX

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Library Assistant III - Library Assistant

Hiring department

Briscoe Center

Monthly salary


Hours per week

40.00 Flexible from 800AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status


FLSA status


Earliest Start Date


Position Duration

Funding expected to continue

Position open to

all applicants


Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies


General Notes

Some Saturdays required.

Required Application Materials

A Resume is required in order to apply

A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.

A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


To assist the Head of Reference Services with the management and daily operations of the Briscoe Center for American History Research and Collections Division's Reading Room.

Essential Functions

Coordinate schedules for covering the registration and reference desks. Supervise 5-10 student assistants, including hiring, training, scheduling, payroll, and task assignment. Staff reference desk 10-15 hours per week, providing onsite and distance ready reference services for BCAH's resources in person and by telephone, mail, and electronic mail. Maintain statistics. Contribute to the Center's web team and database development efforts and other outreach efforts. Coordinate Interlibrary Services requests for Center's materials. Manage newspaper clipping collection of ready reference Vertical Files. Assist with management of offsite storage requests, retrievals and returns, including occasional operation of a University of Texas vehicle.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Participate in Center wide programs and events. Assist with archival projects. Other related functions as assigned.


Class C Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Required qualifications

High School Graduation or GED, with six years of library experience, including at least three years of full time equivalent experience at the Library Assistant II level... or Bachelor's degree with four years of full-time equivalent library experience with at least two years of full-time equivalent experience at the Library Assistant II level... OR twelve hours of graduate coursework in Library and Information Science and three years of full-time equivalent library experience with at least two years at the Library Assistant II level. One year experience providing reference assistance in a library. Excellent interpersonal skills. Professional demeanor. Appropriate office attire. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Skills scores

Spelling (score on file)

Typing (score on file)

Preferred Qualifications

B.A. and or M.A. in library science, social sciences, or humanities. Experience working with the public in person, by phone, e-mail, and mail. Research and or work experience with primary documents in a special collections research center, or archives environment. Experience answering reference questions using archival research collections, including microfilm. Knowledge of ArchiveSpace and or Aeon computer applications. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated effectiveness working with student workers. Knowledge of and experience with standard print and electronic reference sources. Demonstrated computer skills, including standard office applications and web applications. Demonstrated writing, analytical problem solving, and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently within boundaries of own authority as well as in a collegial, collaborative and interpersonal manner. Ability to meet challenging situations with flexibility, tact, and humor. Knowledge of Texas and U.S. historiography.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving May work around dusty conditions.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 21,000 faculty and staff, 16 colleges and schools and more than 50,000 students.

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