Creative & Instructional Technologies Librarian, UT Libraries

Job Posting Title:

Creative & Instructional Technologies Librarian, UT Libraries

Hiring Department:

UT Libraries

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:

Nov 01, 2023

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue



Job Details:

General Notes

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and services, as well as in our recruiting, hiring, and retention practices.


The University of Texas Libraries seeks a Creative & Instructional Technologies Librarian to advance the mission of UT Libraries’ inclusive makerspace, The Foundry, located in the Fine Arts Library. This position will primarily work with faculty and students from across campus and disciplines to advance creative inquiry through workshops, interdisciplinary course-integrated instruction, and point of need consultations.  This position will partner with Foundry staff to identify outreach opportunities and contribute to day-to-day operations of the Foundry. This position will also support adjacent instructional technologies within the library. The individual in this position will have the opportunity to provide chat reference services, serve on internal library committees, partner with Libraries staff on creative and instructional technology services, and engage with the academic library maker community.


  • Incorporate the Foundry makerspace into teaching and research across campus.
  • Contribute to development of instructional and creative technology for the UT Libraries.
  • Participate in and support unit, department, division and Libraries-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Professional development and professional contributions.
  • Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • MSIS/MSLS or other graduate level degree. Current students expected to graduate by December 2023 are welcome to apply.
  • Experience working in a library, cultural heritage organization, or museum setting.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting or working with instructional technologies or teaching with technology.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a creative educational environment.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral), interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and judgment in working with patrons from diverse populations.
  • Punctuality and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to work on multiple, overlapping projects with limited supervision and as a member of a cross functional team that is committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background in fine or performing arts.
  • One year of post-graduate professional work experience.
  • Experience providing library instruction.
  • Experience working in creative educational environments or makerspaces.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to creative pedagogy and the creative arts as evidenced through volunteer, professional, or educational experience.

Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.

Salary Range

$52,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation; use of manual dexterity.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Occasional: lifting objects (up to 25 pounds), bending, kneeling, walking, standing, climbing of stairs.
  • Work environment has low levels of noise created by makerspace equipment.

Work Shift

  • Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8am and 6pm, as arranged with manager. Flexible work arrangements with limited remote work available after the completion of a probationary period.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

During your application, you will be asked the following questions.

  • Supporting an academic library makerspace requires a commitment to creative pedagogy. Describe why you think academic library makerspaces are valuable services to offer in a higher education research environment.
  • Working in a makerspace on a weekly basis requires the ability to provide technical instruction to learners coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. Provide a detailed example of a time you provided instruction to an individual or a group of people with the help of software or other instructional technology. The technology may have been used to create a learning object, tutorial, or to help deliver the instruction session. Alternately, the focus of the instruction session may have been teaching people how to use software or hardware to accomplish a goal.
  • UT Libraries interacts with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. Tell us about a time you went out of your way to create an inclusive and welcoming work or learning environment.
  • If applicable: If you have experience providing library instruction briefly elaborate on this experience. Relevant experience could be in the form of providing library instruction in a professional position or through a pre-professional experience. If you do not have library instruction experience leave this question blank.


Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

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. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

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

Equal Opportunity Employer:

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.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:


Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.