Position title: Associate Librarian, Career Status or Potential Career Status
Salary range: $64,930-$84,754
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: 08/01/2022
Position duration: This is a career position, indefinite end date.
Open date: May 27th, 2022
Next review date: Saturday, Jun 11, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Apr 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The University of California, Berkeley Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and user-centered librarian to join a team supporting world-class research and teaching in engineering and the physical sciences through active engagement with data and information literacy initiatives, research assistance, collection development, scholarly communications, and outreach to students, faculty, and the broader academic community.
The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,000 undergraduate students, over 11,000 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. With a collection of more than 12 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The
The Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS) Division consists of five libraries including the Kresge Engineering Library. Collectively the libraries and their staff – 6 librarians, 10 staff, and over 35 student employees – support the research, teaching, and study needs of students and faculty in the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division, the Geography Department, and an array of Organized Research Units.
The STEM Librarian supports students and researchers who are solving complex problems through science, technology, engineering, and data science. As a subject librarian, the successful candidate develops an understanding of research and teaching in their assigned departments, follows trends in those disciplines, and builds relationships with faculty and students through active engagement and outreach – conducting assessments of user needs, providing virtual and in-person research consultations, advocating data and information literacy, offering course-related library instruction and workshops, creating instructional materials in a variety of formats, and promoting library resources and services.
The librarian serves as the selector and liaison for the Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, and Statistics; they may also collaborate on services to other areas such as data science and business as a result of connections between those fields. To build research-level collections, the librarian contributes to collaborative collection development and management – collecting and curating information in a variety of formats including books, journals, and databases to support teaching and research in engineering, computer science, and data science. This requires collaboration with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on interdisciplinary and/or system-wide collection decisions and scholarly communication issues.
Reporting to the Head of the Library’s EPS Division, the STEM Librarian works closely with other subject librarians in the sciences to advance our shared goals and priorities. The successful candidate will also work with library-wide functional specialists including those responsible for assessment, research data management, data services, and scholarly communications. Depending on the needs of the library and candidate interests, the librarian may take on leadership within the EPS Division for one of these areas. Professional development and training will be supported to help the successful candidate in growing within this role.
UC Berkeley librarians and academic staff participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.
The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, the University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.
Librarians are eligible for professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
- Advanced degree or enrolled in an advanced degree program
- Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
- Advanced degree.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent international degree.
- Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic library.
- Demonstrated commitment to collaboration and relationship building.
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting underrepresented voices in STEM and fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion.
- Familiarity with current and emerging trends in STEM research, publishing, or education.
- Demonstrated written communication skills.
- Demonstrated presentation skills.
- Experience with or coursework in collection development.
- Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
- Cover Letter
- Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversityhttps://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
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Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.
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Job location Berkeley, CA