Manager of Collection Development, California Lutheran University

January 14, 2014


Manager of Collection Development


Information Systems and Services


Salary Range: $58,668 – $76,268


Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Library Services, the Manager of Collection Development oversees the Pearson Library’s print collection as well as manages and coordinates the physical sciences collections (bioengineering, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics) and the ethnic and gender studies collections (gender & women studies, and global studies). The position develops strategic plans to enhance the quality of the overall collection over time and effectively manage limited physical space in the Pearson Library Works in close collaboration with the Manager of Cataloging and Acquisitions.


• Leads collection development activities, updates collection development policy, and subject collection policies.
• Leads program efforts critical to the Libraries’ collection strategies such as: building and stewarding distinctive collections; shifting collecting focus from print to electronic resources; periodic and ongoing review of continuations; designing and implementing standards and methods for selection, de-selection, review and replacement of subject collections.
• Conducts collection analysis and evaluates current holdings based on course curricula and class syllabi; collaborates with Information Specialists in analyzing trends in collection use and distribution of funds across academic disciplines.
• Effectively selects materials in the assigned subject area to support the curriculum; evaluates gift materials and collections for usefulness; makes decisions for purchase or providing access of collections resources.
• Acts as the liaison for the library’s approval plan with YBP Library Services; manages the Pearson Library approval plan profile in coordination with information specialists and liaisons to the academic departments to ensure that coverage corresponds to current curricular and research needs.
• Coordinates and supports the work of the information specialists and liaisons to academic departments to develop specific collections.
• Monitors budgets; drafts budgets; prepares budget analyses; in collaboration with the Manager of Cataloging and Acquisitions, maintains record of budgeted items related to the acquisition of print/media materials and administers the library materials budget to print resources acquisitions in support of curricula.
• Utilizes and maintains Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) for digital e-book collections.
• Prepares documents and reports related to the library for Program Reviews.
• Provides effective and consistent communications with campus constituencies regarding the library’s general collections; manages the Pearson Library’s web and social media presence.
• Provides scholarship and service in building and maintaining a research and service profile related to library collections, including such duties as: writes and maintains Internet subject resources guide in support of the curriculum; provides information literacy instruction for classes; develops detailed user guides in support of library collections or electronic resources; facilitates current trends and issues in librarianship and participates in activities of professional/community organizations; and presents and publishes at appropriate venues.
• Serves as a liaison to various faculty, departments, staff, students, and outside vendors and publishers.
• Manages the Pearson Library’s web presence (website and social media accounts – Facebook, Twitter).
• Plans, coordinates, and organizes author visits in collaboration with other departments and personnel.
• Serves on committees as appropriate.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Knowledge of current principles, trends and best practices of library collection development and technical services administration.
• Academic or research library management.
• Knowledge of personal computers and various types of systems and applications software including library cataloging and acquisitions systems.
• Higher education policies and procedures.
• Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, including automated administrative systems.
• Basic budgeting practices regarding monitoring and control.
• Record-keeping techniques.
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.


• Collaborate effectively between departments, creating strong and positive working relationships.
• Understand and resolve issues, complaints or problems.
• Attend to details.
• Meet schedules and deadlines.
• Work effectively as part of a team.
• Multi-task and process a variety of tasks and demands.
• Manage and reconcile budgets.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Operate a computer and other office equipment.


Any combination equivalent to: A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution and three or more years of professional library experience in the areas of collection development, acquisitions, or technical services.

• Position may require ability to work on weekends.


Most work is performed in a normal library and office environment. Daily work involves extensive computer use and often involves receiving, handling and moving library materials and moving between buildings and rooms.

Walk and maneuver around campus to attend meetings at a variety of campus locations.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
Seeing to read a variety of materials.


Completed Application Packet includes:

• CLU Application
• Cover letter outlining your qualifications for this particular job
• Resume

Only complete packets will be forwarded to the search committee. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to, or mail to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Apply Online

California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

Japanese Studies Librarian

January 14, 2014

Department: Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant/Associate Librarian ($59,057 – $75,100)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline is February 20, 2014.

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 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 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 fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, 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 $44 million; more than $10 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 for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

As a partner in creating and disseminating knowledge, the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library (EAL) supports world-class research and instruction for UCLA’s East Asian Studies program. The library houses over 744,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages, which includes books, microforms, newspapers and serials, in the humanities and social sciences. The EAL currently receives over 2,000 serial titles and has access to 48 licensed databases online. The East Asian collection is strong in Chinese archaeology, religion (especially Buddhism), folklore, fine arts, pre-modern history and classical literature. The Library’s Japanese collection, with over 278,958 items, is strong in Buddhism, fine arts, literature, history, and folklore, while growing in modern intellectual history and cultural studies. In recent years, through collaboration with the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, the Library was able to acquire a number of notable collections, including the purchase of the Prange Collection (a microform set that reproduces 13,783 magazines and 18,047 newspapers published in Japan between 1945 and 1949); the donation of over 8,000 volumes from the Takabatake Collection from Japan; a donation of rare 1950 wire recordings of Japanese popular music; and the acquisition of the Hashikura collection.

The UCLA East Asian Library is among the top ten East Asian academic research libraries in North America. It currently has a staff of 3 FTE librarians, 3.75 FTE library assistants, and a number of student assistants.

Position Duties The individual appointed to this position will provide academic support to faculty and students who are engaged in research, teaching, and learning in Japanese Studies. The incumbent will collaborate with other EAL librarians and staff as well as with the UCLA Library community at large to support the information needs of our primary constituents. Reporting to the Head of the EAL, the successful candidate will assume the following responsibilities:

Engagement and Service: Engage with faculty and students to have a thorough understanding of their teaching, learning, and research needs; become embedded in methodology and bibliography classes to offer services where teaching takes place; keep abreast of program changes and translate faculty and student needs into collection development policies and actions; collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum; develop and deliver library instruction to support teaching, learning, and research; collaborate with faculty and librarians in the design, implementation, and maintenance of online tools and services that meet the needs of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research communities; collaborate with faculty, librarians, and students to develop digital projects, research initiatives, programs, and exhibitions.

Collection Development and Management: Provide leadership for collection development and management of the Japanese studies collection; establish priorities for the collection and periodically review and assess the collections’ needs; stay abreast of scholarship in the field and develop collections that support teaching, learning, and research; pay particular attention to new areas of development for the Terasaki Center and for the field in general; seek grants and other development opportunities to acquire collections; review original Japanese language cataloging and authority records.

Outreach and Collaboration: Seek opportunities to engage with local community organizations to promote Japanese collections held at the UCLA Library; identify grant opportunities and seek funding to support EAL community-centered initiatives and projects; reach out to the local community and organizations within Los Angeles to develop special collections that support teaching and research needs.

Professional engagement: Represent the UCLA Library in regional, national, and international professional organizations of relevance to Japanese or East Asian studies; participate in conferences and classes to build additional skills and update knowledge of changing technologies and developments in the field of Japanese studies librarianship; participate in regional, national, and international consortial collaborations.

Required Qualifications • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences 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 three years’ experience working in an academic or research library. • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and interpersonal skills. • Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services. • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility. • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills. • 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. • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and service through strong interest in local or national committee work, research and publication. • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians. • Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds in a dynamic and complex environment within a large organization. • A thorough understanding of research and teaching needs. • A thorough understanding of publication trends and characteristics in the field, particularly scholarly publications in the arts, humanities and socials sciences. • Fluency in Japanese.

Desired Qualifications • Advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline, with an emphasis on East Asian or Japanese studies, or equivalent knowledge in a related field of study combined with library experience. • Record of teaching, scholarship, and active leadership in professional organizations. • Experience performing reference, instruction, and collection development in related subjects in an academic or research library. • Experience creating subject or course guides. • Knowledge of one or more East Asian language, such as Chinese or Korean. • Experience assessing, evaluating, and negotiating licenses for digital resources in East Asian studies. • Experience collaborating with academic or research institutions in Japan for material or staff exchange. • Experience cataloging Japanese materials.

General Information Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They 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. 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. Relocation assistance 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, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Candidates should apply by February 20, 2014 to be considered for this position. 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 apply:

Visit the UCLA Library Employment Opportunities Website at

4 month Temporary Library Assistant Orange County Campus Library of FIDM

January 6, 2014

The Orange County Campus Library of FIDM is looking for a 4 month Temporary Library Assistant while one staff member is on maternity leave startingMarch 1, 2014. The Library Assistant’s job responsibilities include but not limited to:

-Assist in all Library services; including, but not limited to: reference services, circulation, cataloging, and book processing.
-Assist students in basic troubleshooting procedures on computers, printers, scanners, and photocopiers.
-Assist in Collection Development
-Assist in developing and delivering in-person presentations that integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
-Answer questions in the library, either in-person, via telephone, or library e-mail.
-Perform shelf reading and shelving duties.
-Provide support of serial check in and processing of serials subscriptions as assigned.
-Participate in events in support of FIDM or the Library
-Some evening hours required

Qualifications – Bachelors Degree and currently enrolled or recent graduate from MLIS Program

Please email resume and cover letter to

Instructional Technology and Subject Specialist Librarian – St. Mary’s College

January 6, 2014

Job Title: Instructional Technology and Subject Specialist Librarian

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 02/21/14 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Main Campus, 1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA 94556, California

This position has two primary areas of responsibility as well as actively contributing to the service and development work we all share.

First, this position coordinates and supports the Library’s use of instructional technology to deliver effective pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning experiences, particularly focusing on supporting online learning and service delivery via social media and other electronically-based communication and access tools.

Second, this position is responsible for providing instruction, specialized reference, collection development and research and teaching support in two academic areas. The incumbent assists the Education librarian to provide graduate-level service to the Kalmanovitz School of Education.

In addition, the person in this position supports the Kinesiology Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

1. a. Coordinates and supports the Library’s use of instructional technology to deliver effective pedagogy and technology-enhanced learning experiences, particularly focusing on supporting online learning and service delivery via social media and other electronically-based communication and access tools.

b. Works with Library staff and with the Information Technology Department’s Instructional Technology Group to coordinate efforts and to develop effective campus-wide services and support for teaching and learning focusing on discovering, evaluating, and using information resources.

c. Serves as Assistant Library Web Coordinator and, as needed, represents the Library Web coordinator with the Campus Web Development committee, Information Technology Department staff and other campus groups.

2. Assistant Education Librarian to provide graduate-level library services, collections, instruction and research support to the Kalmanovitz School of Education.

a. Provides general and specialized instruction and research support to classes and individuals. Supports credential, masters, and doctoral students and programs.

b. Assists in collection development and management, subject-specialized web pages and tutorials.

c. In consultation with faculty, establishes course appropriate library instruction in support of developing student research skills and critical thinking skills.

d. Maintains and develops in-depth knowledge of curriculum, faculty research topics and publishing trends in the sub-fields of Education.

e. Seeks out training and learning opportunities to stay abreast of the subject fields for which the incumbent is responsible.

a. Provides general and specialized instruction and research support to classes and individuals. In consultation with faculty, establishes class and program-level learning outcomes for information literacy competencies in support of developing research skills and critical thinking skills.

b. Collaborates with assigned faculty liaisons on collection development and management.

d. Develops subject-specialized web pages, tutorials and learning objects.

e. Maintains and develops in-depth knowledge of curriculum, faculty research topics and publishing trends in these subject fields.

f. Seeks out training and learning opportunities to stay abreast of the subject fields for which the incumbent is responsible.

g. Actively participates in Library Team meetings for instruction, collection development, and reference.

h. Actively participates with faculty and Collection Development Manager in preparing Library section of new course and program proposals for Kinesiology.

4. General Reference and Instruction Services

a. Provides general reference and research support to SMC community and visitors. Instructs users in the use and interpretationof the million+ SMC Library resources including over 160 specialized databases. Maintains an up-to-date and broad understanding of the SMC curriculum. Works 6+ hours on the Reference Desk per week including night and weekend hours.

5. Campus Professional Contributions a. Actively seeks out and participates in events and opportunities to communicate with our on-campus and off-campus constitutencies about the Library’s collections and services.

b. Serves on campus committees.

Required: MLS or equivalent from ALA accredited program.

Preferred: An advanced degree requiring the completion of a written thesis.

Experience: 1. Minimum of two years experience providing library services in an academic environment with demonstrated successful experience serving graduate-level programs.

2. Demonstrated successful experience delivering quality instruction and reference/research service in a student-centered environment.

3. Demonstrated successful experience producing subject-specialized learning objects, tutorials, web-pages, etc., using a variety of electronic and social communication tools.

4. Prefer experience establishing and assessing learning outcomes.

Skills and Abilities:

1. Substantial experience understanding and teaching complex electronic resources to undergraduates, graduate students and faculty.

2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

3. Demonstrated successful experience working both independently and in a team environment.

4. Demonstrated success working cooperatively, respectfully, and effectively in a culturally diverse community.

5. Demonstrated effective planning and organizational skills.

Other Requirements:

1. Requires capacity to work flexible hours including weekends and evenings. Much of graduate-level instruction occurs on weekends plus all librarians share evening/weekend service on the Reference Desk.

2. May include travel for professional activities

Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at

1) Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

2) A resume

3) The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.