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Library Specialist

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Texas State's 38,808 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 91 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Posting Information

Posting Information

Posting Number 2017432
Posting/Functional Title Library Specialist: Data Visualization & Collection Analytics
University Pay Plan Title Library Specialist
Location San Marcos
Department University Library
Recruitment Type Open to All
Job Type Full-Time
Monthly Salary Commensurate with experience
Job Category Exempt
Required Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Ability to read, analyze, and understand data in a variety of formats; strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills, including ability to work effectively in a team; experience with developing data visualizations and using data visualization software; advanced problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel; intermediate familiarity with relational databases such as Microsoft Access; innovative thinking including the ability to utilize analytics/visualization tools in new, creative, and effective ways.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree, certificate, or coursework in quantitative or data visualization field; familiarity with library statistics; experience with SQL or other query language, portfolio of visualization work.

Job Description

The Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University is seeking a Library Specialist: Data Visualization & Collections Analytics. Under the direction of the Head of Acquisitions, this position provides library-wide support for data visualization and collection analytics projects to support data-driven decision making. This position requires a high level of technical expertise and specialized knowledge to gather, manage, and analyze collection data and access rights, then report complex data in easy-to-understand visualizations. The position will include working with print and digital collections owned or leased by the library.

Job Duties

Develop and maintain an analytics strategy for the library. Manage and report usage statistics for electronic resources. Conduct complex holdings comparison analyses utilizing data from multiple sources. Produce reports Develop strategies to clean and normalize data for use in further analysis. Utilize data visualization strategies to report and present analytics. Conduct benchmarking with vendors, peer institutions, and stakeholders. Coordinate record-keeping of current and perpetual access rights for electronic resources and the management of titles in preservation systems. Serve as the primary resource person for questions related to collections analytics and data visualization. Represent department and library-wide needs by participating in various committees. Participate in formulating departmental and unit policies. Pursue professional development activities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities. Coordinate and/or perform special projects, participate in department & other staff meetings and perform other duties as needed.

Additional Information to Applicants

Texas State’s 38,808 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 91 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, University College and The Graduate College. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Job Open Date 08/07/2017
Job Close Date<br><br>Job Close Date (Posting closes at midnight)
Open Until Filled Yes
Normal Work Days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Normal Work Hours Start 8:00AM
Normal Work Hours End 5:00PM
Posting Notices YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO YOUR APPLICATION.
Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.


Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.


Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.


Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.


Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Applicant Document

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Letter of Recommendation #1
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. DD 214/DD1300
  5. Licensure
  6. Certifications
  7. Letter of Recommendation #2
  8. Letter of Recommendation #3
  9. List of References

Supplemental Questions

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