Senior Library Specialist

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Job Description

This position (posting #S003038) is in the University of Houston Music Library. Relocation funds are not available for the successful candidate.

Job Description

  • Coordinates the daily operations of a library function or program such as serial ordering, reference processing, special collections, electronic publications, information services, and so forth.
  • Performs reference work using subject expertise or general resource material.
  • Trains and coordinates the work activities of library specialists, library assistants, and/or student workers.
  • Interprets and teaches use of basic indexes, directories, guides, files and catalogs.
  • Receives and processes reserves and library loan requests.
  • Compiles book lists and bibliographies; reviews books and other material in areas of subject expertise.
  • Participates in the preparation, maintenance and updating of policies and procedures for functional area.
  • May teach electronic research classes to new and experienced library users.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires an Associate’s degree or certification/licensing in a technical specialty program of over 18 months and up to 3 years duration are characteristic of this field.

Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience.

Additional Posting Information

This position is located in Music Library.

Additional duties:

  • Performs basic troubleshooting for computer hardware and software.
  • Liaison with Libraries’ Systems department on all advanced technology issues.

Preferred skills and knowledge:

  • Formal education in or working knowledge of music, including ability to read music.
  • High degree of computer literacy desired in all areas listed above.
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as maintain a positive working relationship with Music Library team.

Current Working Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

This is a Security Sensitive Position. The candidate will be subject to a Criminal History Investigation.

How to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

This position is open until filled. For full announcement and application links, go to:

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