J. Paul Leonard Library Processing Archivist (Temporary Non-Tenure Track Librarian)

September 29, 2014

San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment.

Classification and Salary:
Assistant Librarian (Lecturer)
Salary: $4,037 minimum, depending on qualifications (monthly full-time equivalent)

The J. Paul Leonard Library, Special Collections & Archives unit seeks a Processing Archivist for a temporary position to arrange, rehouse and describe incoming and offsite archival collections. Position may be up to full-time.

The Processing Archivist for Special Collections will be responsible for assessment, preparation of processing plans, arrangement, description, and management of relocating archival collections from remote offsite storage for housing in the Library’s automated storage and retrieval system, in support of the Library’s Special Collections.

Tasks include creating, editing and encoding finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD) for contribution to the Online Archive of California, creation of MARC21 records, overseeing barcoding of containers for storage and rehousing of archival material, and identifying items for future preservation. The Processing Archivist may also contribute to the planning and development of digitization projects. The Processing Archivist trains and directs the work of processing interns and/or part-time student assistants.

• ALA-accredited MLIS or MIS with specialized coursework in archival enterprise, or an advanced degree in an applicable subject field with archival training.
• A minimum of two years of archival experience processing collections, creating and editing finding aids, cataloging and producing other collection management tools.
• Experience with MARC21 format and Encoded Archival Description.
• Understanding of and commitment to nationally-accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard.
• Knowledge of preservation standards for archival materials.
• Demonstrated ability to manage large processing projects.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in writing and in oral presentation.
• Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
• Experience with collection management software Archivists’ Toolkit, and/or ArchivesSpace.
• Work experience as a supervisor of archival processing assistants.
• Experience with audiovisual formats.
• Knowledge of digital technologies, standards, and best practices.
• Working knowledge of new and emerging technologies related to archival

Resume and names of three references (including address, telephone and/or e- mail address) should be sent to:
Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator
J. Paul Leonard Library
San Francisco State University 1630 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4030
For more information about the J. Paul Leonard Library, visit http://www.library.sfsu.edu
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Title IV, Section 503 Employer

Library Administrative Services Assistant – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

September 26, 2014
Library Services is responsible for planning, implementing and managing campus-wide information resources and related services with an annual budget of $6+ million and approximately 50 staff. Library Services has five departments: Academic Services, Communications and Special Initiatives, Information Resources and Resource Sharing, Library Information Technology, and Special Collections and Archives in addition to Library Administrative Services.

Library Administrative Services provides faculty, staff and management with comprehensive administrative services in the areas of fiscal planning, operations, facilities support, event planning and personnel management in support of the Library and campus goals and programs. Library Administrative Services staff work closely with other departments of the library to ensure smooth and efficient administrative services in support of library services and operations.

Reporting directly to the Senior Administrative Analyst, the Library Administrative Services Assistant provides administrative and clerical assistance to support library administrative functions.

(Administrative Support Assistant I 11/12)
Library Administrative Services
$1,940 – $2,910/mo
Open until filled
(Review begins – 10/06/14)
To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103413. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Project Archivist – Museum of Man

September 25, 2014

Project Archivist – Museum of Man


The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) is accepting applications for a Project Archivist to aid with the cataloging of a collection of 25,000 historic photographs, as well as over 7,000 archaeological site records with associated archival materials. This is a grant funded temporary position ending on February 28, 2017.


The Project Archivist will be responsible for prioritizing collections for processing and creating effective work plans to ensure project completion. The Project Archivist will also be responsible for archival housing, digitizing, cataloging, and organizing of the photography collections. The Project Archivist will report to the Director of Collections, will work closely with the Registrar and the Assistant Archivist, and will assist in recruiting and managing project staff and interns.



·         Consult with the Director of Collections to identify priority collections for processing.

·         Process prioritized collections, including writing and revising processing plans, carrying out physical organization and arrangement, describing collections in the PastPerfect database, and creating finding aids in accordance with SDMoM and professional archival standards.

·         Consult with the Director of Collections to set the direction for the management and care of photography collections to ensure they are compatible with the overall strategic direction of the museum.

·         Reconcile ledgers, inventories, and documentation relating to the photography and slide collection.

·         Maintain records in PastPerfect and Piction in accordance with best museum and archival practices to ensure the long-term preservation and easy retrieval of materials.

·         Address basic physical preservation needs for all archival materials.

·         Write and encode detailed finding aids, including information on context and related collections for delivery to the Online Archive of California.


Required Qualifications

·         MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree with a specialization in archival studies.

·         Two to four years of experience in working with photographic and archival collections.

·         Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description.

·         Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Willingness to work on a team.

·         Evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility.

·         Familiarity with managing and preserving digital assets. Knowledge of metadata standards.

·         Archival processing experience, including the authoring of a finding aid.

·         Strong writing and oral communications skills.

·         Familiarity with Encoded Archival Description.

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook.

·         Experience with collections database software.

·         Digital processing experience, including experience in digital assets management.


SDMoM offers a unique work environment where team members are dedicated to supporting each other, the organization, and its mission/vision. We offer excellent benefits, including professional development opportunities and free admission to many Balboa Park institutions. Additional benefits include: generous vacation and sick leave; health, vision, dental, and life insurance. The annual salary for this position is $35,000.


To Apply

Please submit cover letter and résumé to jobs@museumofman.org. No phone inquiries, please.

Research Librarian for the Health Sciences

September 25, 2014

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek a creative, knowledgeable, proactive, collaborative, and user-oriented Research Librarian for the Health Sciences to develop and manage electronic and print collections and plan and deliver innovative liaison, reference, and instruction services in the health sciences for the Ayala Science Library on the main campus and the Grunigen Medical Library at the UCI Medical Center in Orange. The Research Librarian for the Health Sciences supports the educational, research and clinical needs for the School of Medicine and additionally works with a team to support programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing Science, and Public Health. Based in the Ayala Science Library, and a member of the Collection Development Department, the Research Librarian for the Health Sciences will be responsible for developing print and electronic collections, and will participate in a team approach to provide liaison, outreach, instruction, and reference to faculty, researchers, staff, and students.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Apply via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02617.

Applications received by October 27, 2014 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Office of Legislative Counsel – SUPERVISING LIBRARIAN I

September 23, 2014

Job Notice

Office of Legislative Counsel


 Salary: $4,882 – $6,113 monthly


The Office of Legislative Counsel is a small civil service department whose mission is to provide legal services and information technology support services to the State Legislature.  OLC employees are excluded from collective bargaining and, therefore, receive enhanced benefits and do not contribute fair share.


Under the general supervision of the Chief Deputy Legislative Counsel, the Supervising Librarian I is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the OLC Law Library, supervision of the library staff, and providing reference and research assistance to the legal staff in the Office of Legislative Counsel.  The position duties include but are not limited to the following: supervise and train library staff;  maintain a catalog of library holdings; perform analysis of library collection and acquisition of new materials; budgeting; billing; annual ordering of legislative publications; develop and administer daily operating procedures; promote library services throughout the organization by providing effective outreach in print, electronic, and other formats; assist legal and support staff with research on legal and related questions, including the use of online legal research applications; analyze reference questions utilizing resources available within the library and in the local library community including the State Library, State Archives, other agency libraries, and a variety of software programs; develop and maintain search strategies; assist in the updating of legal and legislative information resources keep legal and other staff informed of new library resources and train staff on their use; monitor relevance of information resources to assess need for updates; analyze business needs to recommend technological enhancements of library services; develop strategies for implementing positive change to organization’s information resources.  Develop and maintain plans, specifications, procedures and management of electronic archival content.  Prepare and maintain finding aids and coordinate original cataloging using best practices and standards; provide reference services and support research and scholarship; engage in professional activities and participate in various committees and groups as appointed.


Advanced knowledge of theories, objectives, principles, and techniques of librarianship, standard reference materials, established cataloging practices, reference interviewing techniques, computer systems search capabilities, and library trends.  Knowledge of complex bibliography terminology and subject fields, and where they are located within California government.  Experience with the management and archiving of institutional records.  Ability to provide leadership and apply creativity in the formulation of needed changes in complex library program methods and procedures.  Experience with the principles and practices of effective supervision.  Demonstrated ability to coordinate projects effectively, and work independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision, flexibility, and service orientation.  Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills to collaborate successfully with a broad range of personnel from various agency branches including administrators, IT personnel, and support staff.  Experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues, working with historical collections in library/archives, use of archiving software, social media, exhibitions, and grant-writing to advance digital projects.


Individuals who are eligible for a list appointment, lateral transfer, or on a Re-employment List, SROA list, or are employed with a Surplus Department/Agency.  Applications will be screened and only the most qualified individuals will be contacted for an interview.  Please specify on your application the basis for your appointment eligibility.

APPLY BY:           Monday, October 20, 2014, at 5:00 P.M.


Submit a standard state application, cover letter, and resume to the Office of Legislative Counsel, Attn: Human Resources, 925 L Street, Suite 900, Sacramento, CA  95814.  Please contact Michelle de Necochea at 916-341-8350 ormichelle.denecochea@lc.ca.gov , for questions regarding the position.

Equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious orpolitical affiliation, age or sexual orientation.

Health Sciences/Scholarly Communications Librarian – CSU East Bay

September 22, 2014

CSU East Bay in Hayward, CA is now hiring a Health Sciences/Scholarly Communications Librarian!

For details, and to apply, visit https://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=41475.

First consideration will be given to applications received by November 17, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Carlos, Search Committee Chair at andrew.carlos@csueastbay.edu

Manager of Scholarly Communications – California Lutheran University

September 16, 2014

Basic Function

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Library Services, this Information Specialist position provides support for the research needs of the Universities diverse faculty and staff. This position also oversees and coordinates the document delivery services and is responsible for implementing policies and maintaining systems to provide an efficient document delivery service. The Information Specialist promotes the Library as the intellectual center of the campus community and develops events to advertise library’s new initiatives. The position also serves as the Library’s primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library collections and services.


Representative Duties

  • Serves as the library liaison to the CLU community in marketing the library’s new initiatives, services and resources related to scholarly communication and document delivery. E
    • Develops policies and implements best practices in topics related to scholarly communication including research, copyright, the public domain, open access and user privacy. Provides assistance to faculty and the library staff on trends and issues relevant to the dynamic scholarly publishing landscape, author rights and open access publishing. E
    • Serves as the Library’s primary resource on copyright compliance, fair use, and other copyright issues that pertain to library collections and services; provides tools and educational opportunities to promote knowledge and awareness of copyright requirements; utilizes Copyright Clearance Center and SIPX services. E
    • Collaborates with the University’s Office of Sponsored Research and Projects, and the Festival of Scholars to provide support for the student’s research needs; plans and coordinates the library staff efforts in this area. E
    • Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the document delivery/interlibrary loan services and maintains the OCLC WorldShare ILL system. E
    • Monitors and coordinates the work of the student assistants in the document delivery team. E
    • Contributes to the development of the University’s information resources by acting as a liaison with respective departments; evaluates the collection with respect to the curriculum, and makes decisions for purchase or provision of access in assigned subject areas. E
    • Provides information literacy instruction, quick reference, bibliographical guidance and response to complex research problems in designated subject areas. Writes and maintains Internet subject resource guides in support of the curriculum in selected disciplines. E
    • Assists with institutional repository of scholarly and creative works, digitization projects and digital preservation initiatives. E
    • Manages the Pearson Library’s web presence including website and social media accounts; maintains and updates the library webpages on a regular basis. E
    • Assists with planning and implementing digitization projects and digital preservation programs. E
    • Assists with institutional repository of scholarly and creative works and publications by members of the California Lutheran University. E
    • Maintains and reports usage statistics to track borrowed and loaned items; tracks, maintains and reports quarterly items loaned to California Public Libraries for reimbursement credit by the California State Library. E
    • Hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates student assistants. E
    • Collaborates with Collection Development and Acquisition services. E
    • Other related duties as assigned

    E = Essential Duties

Knowledge Of

  • Scholarly publishing landscape, including legal issues, Open Access, and author rights
    • Knowledge of OCLC WorldShare/WMS operating systems and applications
    • Library research resources and effective delivery of such
    • Library lending policies and fees of hundreds of lending libraries
    • Cost effective shipping and delivery systems
    • Copyright issues in an academic library
    • Institutional repository trends and best practices
    • Standards and practices of document delivery in an academic library
    • Library and Information Science theory, policies and procedures
    • Oral and written communication skills
    • Operation of a computer and assigned library and office equipment
    • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
    • Best practices in archive storage, retrieval and preservation

Ability To

  • Provide leadership, initiative, and creativity
    • Plan and deliver workshops, presentations, and classes
    • Cultivate effective partnerships with faculty and staff as well as with the public
    • Communicate effectively in writing and orally
    • Report accurately to entities within and outside CLU
    • Process a high volume of work and meet deadlines
    • Negotiate reciprocal relationships with other lending libraries
    • Organize and develop work flow procedures
    • Cultivate a peer relationship with faculty liaisons
    • Communicate complex concepts effectively both orally and in writing
    • Perform qualitative and quantitative research
    • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others both within ISS and the
    • Operate a computer and applicable software
    • Work effectively with constant interruptions


Education and Experience

Any combination equivalent to: A Master’s degree in Library Science or related field and two years of experience in an academic library or research institute or a Bachelor’s degree in Library Science and four years of experience in an academic library or research institute.

Two years of experience working with scholarly communication issues
Experience working with institutional repository platforms
Demonstrated expertise with copyright
Experience using Automated Library Systems



Office environment with constant interruptions and multiple projects.

Seeing to read appropriate written correspondence and a variety of materials; hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting moderately heavy objects; climbing stepladders to retrieve materials; reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to retrieve materials.

Application Procedure

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 jobs@callutheran.edu, or mail to:

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

Dean of the Library – Administrator IV (Sacramento State)

September 12, 2014
Job Title:
Dean of the Library – Administrator IV
Job ID:
Location: Sacramento Campus
Campus Information
Sacramento State is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, Sacramento State is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of Sacramento State to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

Hiring Dept. Information
The University Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library has an annual operating budget of 5.9 million dollars and a materials budget of approximately 1.5 million dollars.  The Library employs 21 Library faculty, 27 staff and approximately 19 FTE student assistants.  The Library faculty has full faculty status.

The University Library has focused on promoting teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library more fully into teaching and learning.  The University Library is also actively engaged in integrating Library e-resources into campus learning management systems and exploring new methods of resource sharing, development of institutional repositories, and innovative uses of web-based technologies on a system-wide level. In addition, the University Library is poised to undertake more robust digital initiatives in order to highlight and increase access to its distinctive collections.

The Dean and University Librarian is a University administrative officer and performs the duties as assigned by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University President. The Dean and University Librarian reports to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and serves on the Dean’s Council. The Dean and University Librarian directly supervises the Library Administrative Staff, Library Systems and IT, Reference, User Services, the Media Center, Special Collections and University Archives and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection. The Dean and University Librarian also is a member of the CSU Council of Library Deans (COLD) which promotes, plans and implements CSU system-wide library initiatives. The Dean and University Librarian is the chief administrative officer and spokesperson for the University Library and facilitates the development and implementation of a strategic plan, in concert with the University’s strategic plan for service-oriented, forward-looking Library collections advancing and supporting teaching, learning, research, scholarly communication and service. The Dean and University Librarian promotes and advocates on behalf of the Library’s collections, resources and services including through gifts, grants and contracts. As a member of the University’s management team, works cooperatively and effectively with other campus entities, other library administrators in the region, and in national professional organizations to support the Library’s and University’s missions.
1.   Possession of an ALA-accredited graduate degree in library and information science or
2.   Extensive experience in a university library or comparable library in a substantial and
progressive managerial and senior level leadership role.
3.   Effective written and oral communication skills, including the strong interpersonal skills
necessary to interact and work effectively with various campus and external constituencies.
4.   Substantial evidence of dynamic, innovative leadership and decision-making ability and a
strong commitment to service.
5.   Significant experience with budget and personnel management.
6.   Evidence of a successful, collaborative style of management and interaction.
7.   Demonstrated experience generating external funds and gifts and working with donors.
8.   Sound understanding of the evolving nature and role of collections and their centrality in an
academic library environment.
9.   Demonstrated ability to integrate relevant emerging technologies into library service..
10. Understanding of the role of libraries in academic teaching and learning.
11.  Eligibility for senior appointment to the faculty to be approved by the Library Faculty.


1.  Earned doctorate and a record of teaching and scholarship.
2.  Evidence of community involvement and leadership.
3.  Experience in a collective bargaining environment.
4.  Experience with library space management or renovation.
5.  Experience developing projects, activities, or services responsive to changing institutional

This position is defined in the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) of The California State University.  It is excluded from the collective bargaining process and is also exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary:   Commensurate with experience

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


This position is a “designated position” in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background check.  We reserve the right to make employment offer contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background check.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Priority review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

The anticipated effective date of the appointment is negotiable but expected to be prior to the beginning of the Spring 2015 semester.

Application Procedures
Letters of nomination will only be accepted via email to minekh@csus.edu.

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Staff and Management Opportunities at Sacramento State link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.  Complete instructions for applying electronically are found at the link labeled “Instructions”

To ensure consideration, applicants must submit the following materials:

1.  Cover letter;
2.  Current curriculum vitae/resume;
3.  The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references who can speak to a broad
range of professional qualification.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of CSU Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need assistance or accommodations to interview because of a disability, please contact the department office at (916)278-5770.  Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a person’s disability.

Jeanne Clery
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Sacramento State has made crime statistics available on-line at www.csus.edu/police/cleryact.htm.  Reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sacramento State and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus, during the last three years are included.  The report also includes institutional policies concerning security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault and other safety matters.  Print copies are available in the library, and by request from the Office of Public Safety and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.


Archivist for Special Collections

September 11, 2014

The University of California, Irvine Libraries is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Archivist for Special Collections within the Department of Special Collections & Archives. Reporting to the Head of the Department, the Archivist for Special Collections is the archival technical services lead for Special Collections & Archives and is also responsible for coordinating and performing the processing and management of archival and manuscript collections. The Archivist for Special Collections works collaboratively within the department to set priorities and determine appropriate approaches to processing collections and preparing them for use. In addition, the Archivist for Special Collections provides service at the Department’s reference desk and may participate in instruction and outreach activities, digitization projects, preparation of exhibits, acquisition of manuscript and archival collections, donor relations, and grant proposals as appropriate.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence. The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the UCI Libraries’ web site at http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information. Apply via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02603. Applications received by October 10, 2014 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian – San Diego State University

September 11, 2014

Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian 

[VPAA #2015/2016-42] 

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian. This position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.

Duties and Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will:

● Develop and coordinate library programs that support undergraduate writing and the needs of Hispanic college students, including cross-border partnerships with our sister libraries in northern Baja California;

● Coordinate undergraduate library instruction for writing courses for Rhetoric & Writing Studies, international students, and the American Language Institute;

● Establish collaborations with the SDSU Writing Center;

● Work closely with librarians to design information literacy curricula, online tutorials, and face to face instruction for undergraduate writing courses;

● Proactively seek partnerships with faculty and students in the subjects of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies;

● Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments;

● Initiate and conduct course-related information literacy instruction in the relevant subject areas, as well as provide general undergraduate information literacy education;

● Maintain existing online research guides and work with programming staff to develop innovative online research tools for supported subjects;

● Participate as a general reference librarian, as well as provide subject specific support for Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Studies and related disciplines;

● Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

Required Qualifications 

● ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;

● Experience providing library instruction to undergraduate students;

● Subject knowledge in one or more or the following fields of academic study: Chicana/o Studies, Spanish and Portuguese, and Latin American Studies;

● An understanding of the current research, information sources, and scholarly trends in undergraduate library instruction and the needs of Hispanic college students;

● Knowledge of emerging issues and technologies in undergraduate library instruction;

● Experience working with multicultural and international student groups;

● Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;

● Ability to work effectively in collegial environments;

● Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community;

● A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity;

● Proficiency in Spanish language, spoken and written.

Desired Qualifications 

● Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession;

● Experience working with faculty, researchers, staff, and students;

● Experience with collection development;

● Experience in the development of online tutorials or web guides;

● Experience with learning management systems, such as Blackboard.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

Rank of Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of [$58,044-$65,000].

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor’s degrees in 89 areas, master’s degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Please submit the following documents via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/26448: cover letter; curriculum vitae; names, postal and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and a brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity.

This position will remain open until filled. Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is spring semester 2015.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. For more detailed information, visit http://oerc.sdsu.edu/policies&procedures.htm.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.