Librarian – (Los Angeles Campus) AMDA, College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts

December 4, 2013

Librarian – (Los Angeles Campus)

AMDA, College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, is one of the foremost postsecondary performing arts schools in the country and has campuses in New York City and Los Angeles.  AMDA is currently seeking a part-time librarian based at our Los Angeles campus.

Under the supervision of the library director, the librarian participates in all aspects of running the library, including working at the reference desk, contributing to an online catalog, assisting with collection development, and training and supervising student assistants.


  • Provides reference services to faculty, students, and alumni
  • Supervises the classification of books, music, and audiovisual materials
  • Catalogs and prepares finding aids for library materials
  • Assists with collection development
  • Trains and supervises student assistants


  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Background in music and the performing arts preferred
  • Experience working with library classification systems, MARC formatting, bibliographic resources, and online catalogs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and computer operating systems
  • Experience with audiovisual materials
  • Excellent written / oral communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with staff and work positively with a diverse student body
  • Evening and weekend work required
  • Local candidates only (no relocation package)

If you believe you meet these requirements, we’d like to hear from you.  Please submit your resume, cover letter, salary history and current salary expectations in confidence to and indicate “LA Librarian” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer M/F/D/V.

Director of Libraries, California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

December 3, 2013

Director of Libraries, California College of the Arts, Oakland and San Francisco, CA

California College of the Arts has begun a search for a new Director of Libraries:


The CCA Libraries include the Meyer Library on the Oakland campus, and the Simpson and Materials Libraries on the San Francisco Campus. The Libraries offer a comprehensive and expanding collection of resources primarily focusing on art and design and including 87,000 volumes representing 63,000 titles, over 200 print periodical subscriptions, nearly 2,000 full-text online periodicals, over 1,000 audiovisual titles, and nearly 10,000 digital resources in the institutional repository. Special collections include the CCA/C Archives, Small Press Traffic Collection, New Materials Library, Hamaguchi Print Collection, and the Artist’s Book Collection. The Libraries support and enhance the CCA community through their extensive collections, dual-campus services and an ever-expanding network of digital resources. The Libraries continuously evolve, deploying a visionary and innovative approach to technologies, services, and facilities that reaches beyond campus boundaries in order to support new creative programs and educational delivery models.

The director will provide leadership, management, and expertise to fulfill the mandate of the CCA Libraries. The director will work in concert with the library staff, faculty, and academic and administrative leaders to ensure that the library resources are used to create the greatest benefit for the CCA community. The director is responsible for the strategic vision and planning of the libraries to ensure the library remains innovative in its provision of resources, systems, and services that best support CCA’s existing and expanding academic programs. While reporting to the CIO, the director maintains a close relationship with faculty and Academic Affairs, collaborating closely with technical and academic staff to craft and implement a shared vision for faculty development and teaching excellence. The director should serve as an advocate for the Libraries and lead discussions about redesigning the Libraries to better serve CCA as a hub for information literacy, instructional technology, faculty development, student engagement, and high impact teaching and learning practices. The director actively leads the library staff, engaging them in the process and unifying the vision and services across the campuses. The director is enthusiastic, innovative and passionate about the role of libraries in a flexible, media-rich, studio-based, hands-on art and design environment.

Full job description is posted here:

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Librarian

December 3, 2013


Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Librarian
Marion Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian I – Associate Librarian IV
$53,116 – $62,371 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting February 2014.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide research support to the UC Berkeley community in natural resources and environmental science and to develop, promote and enhance access to library collections that meet the university’s teaching and research needs. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to address interdisciplinary areas.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 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 Marion Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library is one of the science libraries in The Library of the University of California, Berkeley. The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library maintains research-level print and digital collections that support the research and teaching programs of the College of Natural Resources, College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences, and several campus museums, as well as researchers throughout the university community and beyond.


Reporting to the Acting Head of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, this librarian will serve as selector for collections in plant and microbial biology, environmental science and policy management, and forestry. The librarian selects materials in all formats, manages collections through storage and weeding, and monitors budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The librarian also collaborates with colleagues on campus and UC System-wide on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. The librarian contributes to reference and research assistance; teaches course-integrated instruction and workshops; creates instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The librarian will assume responsibility for one of the Library’s initiatives such as data management, instruction and online education, outreach, scholarly communication, or web services.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Basic Qualifications required by time of application:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or library experience in one or more related science fields

Additional Qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school by start date
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library preferably experience developing and managing science collections
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
  • Demonstrated aptitude for developing and teaching user-oriented documentation
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the subject areas
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication in the sciences
  • Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate 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.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by January 3, 2014.

Submit applications online at Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
(510) 642-3778

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer