Graduate Studies Special Projects Librarian (Texas A&M – Corpus Christi)

 The Office of Research and Graduate Studies and the Libraries of Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi seek an innovative and creative person to join the grant-funded  RCN CE3SAR  (Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions)  project designed to develop an innovative model for conducting interdisciplinary, region-specific, sustainability research closely tied to the needs of highly engaged local stakeholders. RCN CE3SAR will develop a research network in South Texas that aggregates regional research capacities specific to sustainability in semiarid climates contiguous to the Gulf of Mexico while also leveraging research expertise outside the region.

Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a learning centered institution. TAMUCC (The Island University) is located on its own island surrounded by the water of Corpus Christi and Oso bays. The beautiful natural setting is enhanced by our modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities, and our colorful landscaping and plazas that lend a distinctive tropical feel to the campus. Our Hispanic Serving Institution status provides a foundation to attain significant impacts for improving the educational attainment of our regional students, and our strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico and on the cultural border with Latin America places the Island University in perfect position to help realize its national and international prominence goals. 

The successful candidate will apply organizational skills and technological knowledge and expertise to develop RCN CE3SAR’s Internet presence, build a DSpace repository of documents related to the project, participate in planning conferences and meetings and perform other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: an Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an accredited school of library and information science or equivalent; demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge of copyright; knowledge of metadata and metadata harvesting; technological knowledge of and experience with institutional repository management; experience with Worldwide Web  content management; demonstrated excellence in Web design; experience working with wiki Web sites and excellent organizational skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience using DSpace for digital assets management, research experience and experience with CSS and/or WordPress for Web content management.

To apply visit and search job postings for the Graduate Studies Special Projects Librarian. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for at least 3 references. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

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