Department: Rosenfeld Management Library
Rank and Salary: Salary and appointment level based on experience and qualifications.
Associate Librarian III – VII ($54,444 – $70,956)
Librarian Rank I – IV ($70,956 – $91,140)
In addition to salary, the incumbent receives a monthly administrative stipend.
Position Availability: Immediately
Description of Institution and Library
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 174 buildings, including the Center for Health Sciences. UCLA has more than 6,600 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 118 undergraduate degree programs and 200 graduate programs and has more than 26,100 undergraduates and 11,900 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are six Nobel Laureates, four National Medal of Science winners, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and 46 Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the 10th largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $9 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $6 billion economic impact on the greater Los Angeles region.
Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 8 major libraries and 13 library wide departments and the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, reporting to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated libraries and library units located on the campus. There are approximately 120 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 350 and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $51 million; more than $9.5 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council of Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
The UCLA Anderson School of Management (UCLA Anderson) is among the leading business schools in the world, providing management education to over 1,800 full-time and professional MBA, MFE and Ph.D. students, delivering executive education programs and conducting research that advances thought leadership in business and the practice of management. The Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library serves the Anderson Graduate School of Management and its multiple degree programs. The library is the information partner of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The collections support the UCLA Anderson curriculum in areas of business and management such as accounting, business economics, strategy and policy, finance, human resources, marketing, organizational behavior, and more. “The Library is among the ten largest academic business libraries in the United States. Its collection includes 166,800 volumes, 2,800 currently received serials, 521,000 microforms, and over 269,000 corporate reports. The Library provides access to over 75 databases and to a growing number of electronic resources. The Library primarily serves the research, instructional and reference needs of the faculty, students and staff of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. It also provides information resources to the campus at large and a variety of external users. Over 20,000 reference and information inquiries are received annually, and a wide variety of information literacy services are provided, ranging from the development of in-depth research strategies to specialized consultation for projects and classes. Within UCLA Anderson the Library is organizationally part of Anderson Computing and Information Services (ACIS), a converged information and technology group.”
Under the direction of the Deputy University Librarian, the Head of the Rosenfeld Management Library is a senior level management position with broad administrative responsibility for the successful management and operations of the Rosenfeld Library. The Head of the Rosenfeld Library actively manages and maintains an exemplary, vigorous and successful partnership and collaboration between the UCLA Library and UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM). The Head of the Rosenfeld Library determines and interprets library policies, evaluates existing programs and develops new programs, sets goals and objectives, makes budget decisions, and prepares annual and other administrative reports.
This includes coordinating and facilitating activities within the Rosenfeld Library, with other units in the Anderson complex and with other libraries at UCLA, other University of California (UC) campuses. Planning activities are performed through active participation on the Anderson Computing and Information Service (ACIS) Executive Committee, the UCLA Library Management Council, and other UCLA Library and UC library committees and councils.
Specific responsibilities include planning for long-range and short-term needs; setting goals and problem solving to accomplish objectives; developing, implementing, and assessing programs, policies and procedures in support of user and Library needs; coordinating services within the Rosenfeld Library; coordinating Rosenfeld Library with the other units of the University Library, with AGSM, and with other campus departments; and integrating Rosenfeld Library within the Anderson Computing & Information Services Infrastructure (ACIS). Additionally, the Head is responsible for the Library’s budgets for personnel, operations, and collections totaling approximately $1.36 million, including overseeing funds from the UCLA Library and from UCLA Anderson; and for communications and coordination with the UCLA Library, UCLA Anderson, Rosenfeld Library staff, ACIS, and the Library’s user populations.
The Head of the Rosenfeld Library designs and participates in the Rosenfeld Library’s public and user service programs. The Head is part of the Rosenfeld service team and is regularly scheduled to provide direct services, including equal shares of reference (in person and electronic); field study and doctoral student consultations; faculty and course outreach activities; and incoming Anderson student orientation.
The Head of Rosenfeld Library is also a member of the ACIS Management Team, which includes the ACIS Director, and Directors of two functional areas: educational support services and the technology and software solutions group. Within the ACIS Senior Management Group, the Head of Rosenfeld Library participates in formulating policies to guide ACIS in carrying out its mission; budget planning; personnel planning and management; long-range planning for services; coordination of services across all ACIS units; and various ACIS projects as assigned.
The Head of Rosenfeld Library is a member of the UCLA Library Management Council and its Public Services Council, and is expected to apply for membership to represent UCLA in the Academic Business Libraries Directors and other appropriate professional associations.
Oversees daily library operations including coordination among library public service divisions; development and interpretation of policies and procedures; management of existing services; and leading staff in the development of new services.
Responsible for the supervision of four direct reports which include three librarians and one Library Assistant V. Indirect reports include support staff and student employees as well as interns from the Department of Information Studies program. Staff are responsible for research, instruction, collection development and management managing collections budgets; the ACIS; and circulation of print materials.
Fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment including the coordination of internal committees as appropriate to meet the library’s goals and objectives.
Participates in collection development, reference, and instructional activities.
Specialized business reference and individual research consultations.
Encourages communication, collaboration, and excellent customer service throughout the library.
Oversees assessment of user needs, evaluation of services, marketing and planning. Ensures/oversees/the development of outcome measures.
Develops reports such as annual reports, strategic plans (goals and objectives), unit work plans, and timelines.
Promotes increased use and development of original and shared scholarly information resources.
Represents the library as a member of the UCLA Library Management Council and Public Services Council.
Provides leadership and accepts and executes responsibility and accountability for the physical facility, services, collections and staff.
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
Minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in providing and managing more than one area of an academic or corporate business library and a record of progressively increasing responsibilities.
Evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising librarians and library staff.
Substantial knowledge of business and financial information resources
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility.
Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services.
Ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services, and policies.
Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication
Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.
Educational background in business or management.
Advanced degree in a field related to the position responsibilities.
Experience in performing reference, instruction and/or collection development in business-related subjects in an academic or research library.
Experience assessing, evaluating, and negotiating digital resources in business.
Record of teaching, scholarship, and active leadership (elective, appointive, significant committee positions) in professional organizations.
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees. This is a non-represented position. Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.
Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, university and community service, and scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply to Gloria Robledo, Director of Library Human Resources, UCLA Library, 22478 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1575.
E-mail applications encouraged and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include:
a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
a current resume/vita detailing education and relevant experience; and
the names and addresses for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.
Candidates applying by June 18, 2012 will be given first consideration. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.
To view the complete posting, please visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at: http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment.cfm