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Executive Division

Position Title:


Director and Librarian

Work Location:


1201 Brazos - Austin, TX 78701

Working Hours:


M-F 8-5

Salary Group:



Classification No.


Exempt Group 3

Job Posting No.



Monthly Salary:


Up to $11,666.00 a month

Deadline for Accepting Applications


1st review date 07/17/2013; Applications accepted until job offer is made.

Date Job Available:


Open Until Filled

Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711

In-Person Contact:


Human Resources Office, 1201 Brazos, Rm. 413



Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives & Library Building

Telephone Number:


(512) 463-5474

Supplemental Data Form FOR DIRECTOR & LIBRARIAN POSITION (Word 97 document)
Applicant must submit an additional supplemental data sheet from the Texas State Library in order to be considered for the position.


Under the supervision and with the guidance of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (a seven-member governing body appointed by the Governor of Texas), the Director and Librarian plans and directs the agency’s operational, financial, and administrative activities, including the Archives and Information Services, Library Development and Networking, State and Local Records Management, and Talking Book programs of the Texas State Library. Work involves strategic planning skills, specialized knowledge of state government, and agency budget and program administration based on an understanding of how the four programs administered by the agency relate to and support one another in service to the people of Texas. The Director and Librarian engages key stakeholder groups throughout the State of Texas to develop and implement strategies that effectively facilitate access to library and information services statewide.



The mission of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is to ensure that all Texans have access to the library resources and services, the archival records, and the government records and information they need to be educated and informed, to ensure their rights, to participate effectively in civil affairs, and to lead productive lives. As the chief executive officer, the Director and Librarian leads the agency in the fulfillment of this mission.

It is the responsibility of the Director and Librarian to accomplish the agency's statutory requirements, goals, and objectives. To carry out statutory duties and other responsibilities assigned to the Director and Librarian under Chapter 441 of the Texas Government Code, the Director and Librarian shall:

Serve as the executive and administrative officer of the commission and discharge the administrative and executive functions of the commission.
Record the commission's proceedings.
Keep an accurate account of the commission's financial transactions.
Have charge of the state library and any book, picture, document, newspaper, manuscript, archive, relic, memento, flag, or similar item contained in the library.
Administer programs to carry out the duties of the commission and the director and librarian.
Ascertain the condition of all public libraries in this state and report the results to the commission.
Perform any other duty the commission assigns.

It is also the responsibility of the Director and Librarian to:
Serve as the commission's spokesperson and representative on all legislative issues and work directly with legislators for the benefit of the agency’s stakeholders, customers, and constituents.
Designate appropriate liaisons to advisory groups; state and local government officials; library, archival, historical, and  record management organizations; and, the general public.
Provide visionary, innovative, and collaborative leadership in advancing the work of the commission.
Delegate responsibilities to staff, as appropriate.


Advanced academic degree (Master’s or above) in one or more of the following: library or information science, history, public affairs, or other related fields as applicable.
Demonstrated leadership working in libraries, archives, information services, or records management programs.
Experience in leading strategic planning for long-range goals.
Record of successful experience in policy administration, budgeting, and planning for a governmental entity.

Demonstrated ability to direct an organization, evaluate program performance, and implement effective solutions to ensure ongoing program refinement and enhancement for improvement.
Demonstrated ability to forge effective coalitions and engage outside groups and decision makers to achieve organizational goals.
Demonstrated ability to work successfully with legislative, governmental, or diverse policy-making body (such as academic institution) processes.
Demonstrated ability to speak persuasively before groups and provide information and testimony to elected and appointed officials.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


Master of Library or Information Science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists or the Institute of Certified Records Managers.
Knowledge of and experience with providing access to information resources to persons with special needs and/or disabilities.
Work experience and management of more than one type of library, archive, or records management program, including the application of automated information management systems.
Experience in a program coordinating Records Management and Information Technology toward common information management goals.
Demonstrated success in working collaboratively with library, archival and/or public records professionals at local, state, and/or national levels.
Experience establishing and or management of RIM program methodologies in electronic/digital formats for the management of information assets in electronic and digital formats.
Experience with and understanding of automated information management systems as used by government agencies in their creation and use of information.
Experience with existing and emerging technologies for digital initiatives and experience with planning for long-term public access to and utilization of the born-digital records of local and/or state government.
Experience working with the media.


Completed supplemental data sheet.
Submit complete certified undergraduate college and graduate school transcripts.
Submit a representative sample of writing, such as an article submitted to and accepted by a peer-reviewed publication.
Successfully pass a criminal history background check.
Must be able to obtain a state travel credit card; applicants may be required to provide credit history information.
Be available for an in-person interview with the full commission, which will include making a formal oral presentation.
Ability to travel.


Submit a complete application & other required documents as soon as possible; those received by July 17, 2013 by 5 PM will be considered in the first round of reviews.


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