Architecture & Planning Librarian – Univ. of Texas Libraries

Architecture & Planning Librarian,

Architecture & Planning Library

University of Texas Libraries – The University of Texas at Austin


The Architecture & Planning Librarian is responsible for collection development, reference, instruction and managing digital projects for the Architecture & Planning Library.  The successful candidate will work collaboratively to build and maintain significant research collections and strong faculty relationships with the School of Architecture and across campus, as well as taking a leadership role in related professional organizations.  The position reports to the Head Librarian, Architecture & Planning Library, The University of Texas Libraries.


The  Architecture & Planning Library is located in historic Battle Hall, recently named as one of America’s favorite buildings by the American Institute of Architects.  See  Collections support the research and teaching of the School of Architecture, including Architecture, Architectural History, Community & Regional Planning, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design, Urban Design and related disciplines. The Architecture & Planning Library houses special collections of rare and unique published material, as well as the Alexander Architectural Archive which includes more than 100 collections of architectural drawings and other artifacts emphasizing the Southwest United States. The Architecture & Planning Library and Alexander Architectural Archive have a staff of two full-time professional librarians, four classified staff and 15 student assistants.  For more information, see


Required Qualifications:  MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. Experience supporting collection development, reference and instruction in one or more of the following areas: architecture, architectural history, art, art history, community planning, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, or urban planning.  Experience providing public service in an academic, research, or architectural firm library.  Eligible to work in the United States. 


Preferred Qualifications:  Experience working with rare or unique collections.  Knowledge of and familiarity with digital records in the fields of architecture and planning.  Experience managing projects.  An advanced degree in an applicable subject area.  Experience supervising staff.   Demonstrated potential for leadership in library, university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives.  Evidence of well developed organizational, time, and project management skills.  Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. A strong commitment to public service.  Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and problem solving skills. 


Salary and Benefits:  From $44,000.00 – 52,000.00 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience.  No state or local income tax.  Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical, dental, vision, life, and disability).  Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.


Recruiting Schedule:  To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by April 15, 2008.  Interested candidates must complete an online Application of Employment (  Please refer to job posting number 08-03-20-01-0080 ( and follow applicant instructions given online which includes emailing the following additional materials:  a letter of interest, a full resume, a statement of salary requirements and the names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Please email these additional materials to Carol Johnson (  An email confirmation will be sent within 1-2 working days to candidates who have submitted both the online application and who have emailed the additional materials as instructed.


The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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