Associate Dean, University Library – California State University, Dominguez Hills

September 11, 2015

California State University, Dominguez Hills

Carson, California

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Status: Full-Time

Posted: August 28, 2015

Deadline: First consideration given to those who apply by October 5, 2015, with applications accepted until position is filled.

Associate Dean, University Library

California State University, Dominguez Hills seeks a dynamic, innovative, highly motivated and experienced professional to join its leadership team in continuing to make its Library a vibrant center for learning, teaching, and research. Reporting to the Dean, the Associate Dean supports the vision for the Library’s mission, strategic planning, and goals. The Associate Dean directs and evaluates the work of several library staff and provides leadership and oversight to the Library faculty. In collaboration with the Dean, the Associate Dean plays a significant role in all aspects of Library-wide planning, budgeting, personnel planning and management, planning for new services, policy and procedures development, assessment, marketing, and oversight of daily Library operations. The Associate Dean will assume project responsibility for CSUDH’s implementation of the California State University Unified Library Management System (ULMS), represent the Library and Dean at meetings and events both on-and off-campus, prepare reports as needed, and assume leadership for the Library in the Dean’s absence and other responsibilities and initiatives as required.

Key Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible work experience in academic or research libraries, which includes a minimum of three years supervising the work of others.
  • Sound grasp of current issues and trends in academic libraries, including digital scholarship, information literacy, emerging technologies for teaching and learning, collection development and management, high impact learning practices, and assessment of learning and services for continuous improvement.
  • Experience managing academic library budgets.
  • Demonstrated interest and skill in collaborating with individuals and groups within and beyond the library, across the campus, and in the broader regional and library professional communities.

Complete information about the position, required and preferred qualifications, and application procedures may be found at

CSUDH is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Associate Dean of the Library Loyola Marymount University

September 9, 2015

Associate Dean of the Library

Loyola Marymount University


The William H. Hannon Library seeks an experienced, highly-motivated, strategic-thinking, and innovative leader to manage the business and administrative functions of the library. We are looking for someone with strengths in strategic planning, assessment and evaluation, organizational development, and budget management.


Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education.  Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions.  It serves 6,064 undergraduates and over 3,331 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society.  LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. The library’s staff reflects the diversity of LMU’s student body and the greater Los Angeles area.


Reporting to the Dean of the Library and serving on the Library Management Council, the Associate Dean works collaboratively to articulate the vision and strategic direction of the library, within the context of the university’s strategic plan, and champions the execution and implementation of the library’s Unit-Level Plan.


Essential responsibilities include:


  • Leads the library’s strategic planning activities.
  • Oversees library budgets and expenditures.
  • Provides leadership in promoting excellence and accountability in performance, through assessment and evaluation, professional and staff development, and organizational development.
  • Serves as head of the Library Administration unit, including business operations, events coordination, outreach, and communications.


The ideal candidate must have broad knowledge of current trends in higher education and academic libraries and substantial management experience in academic libraries, with demonstrated contributions to librarianship through publications, research, and participation in relevant professional associations, and service on library and university committees.




  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited institution or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Second master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7-10 years academic library experience, with at least five years of administrative or managerial responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of academic library budget management; directing, supervising, and motivating others; academic library assessment.
  • Exemplary oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively and with purpose to a variety of audiences.
  • Highly developed organizational and leadership skills. Ability to articulate the library’s vision and build operational components to execute the vision. Ability to create effective goals and objectives and to help others do the same. Ability to prioritize and handle issues based on sense of urgency and importance of the issues. Ability to ensure confidentiality around sensitive issues.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse academic community.


Applicants should submit the following materials:


  1. letter of application
  2. curriculum vitae or resume;
  3. list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses).




Applications will be reviewed as they come in.


Questions should be addressed to:


Tobeylynn Birch, Associate Dean

William H. Hannon Library

Loyola Marymount University

One LMU Drive, MS 8200

Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659


Reference Librarian Part-time, Temporary – University of San Diego

September 8, 2015

Title: Reference Librarian Part-time, Temporary

Department: Copley Library                                     

Staff Part-Time

Job IRC#18274


Job Description:

This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefit based position with an assignment end date of May 31, 2016.

Copley Library seeks a part-time reference librarian to provide reference services to USD students, faculty, and staff.  The part-time reference librarian will be responsible for providing both in-person and online reference assistance during assigned shifts at the reference services desk. This is an hourly position with the possibility of a maximum of 18 hours per week. This position reports directly to the Head of Reference Services.


Work Schedule:

This position includes two weekend shifts (Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm and Sundays 3-9 pm). Additional hours/shifts may be available depending on reference scheduling needs and candidate availability.



  • ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.
  • Experience providing reference services in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching the effective use of online and print research resources.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing reference services via chat, email, text message, and other virtual methods.
  • Experience using the LibAnswers online reference services platform.


Background check:  Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.


Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.  Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.


Salary: $21.00 per hour


Hours: This position includes two weekend shifts (Saturdays 11 am – 5 pm and Sundays 3-9 pm). Additional hours/shifts may be available depending on reference scheduling needs and candidate availability.


Closing date: Open until filled


Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.


The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.


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University Librarian/Assistant Vice Chancellor Parnassus Location; San Francisco, CA

September 2, 2015
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
The UCSF Library provides a wide range of services and programs to the campus in support of research, education and patient care. The Library serves the entire UCSF campus and reaches faculty, clinicians, researchers and students. Programs include events such as speakers, workshops and technology sessions focused on managing data and information for research, copyright and publishing, learning technologies, and scholarly research skills. Our MISSION is to advance science, foster excellence in teaching and learning, and promote health through the collection, development, organization, and dissemination of the world’s health sciences. Our VISION is to maximize innovation, discovery, and learning in health sciences. Our GOALS: to be an indispensable resource for researchers and learners; provide world-class teaching and learning tools; deliver extraordinary customer service experiences for all users and be the Library of the future.
University Librarian/Assistant Vice Chancellor
Parnassus Location; San Francisco, CA
Req Number 43288BR
Job Overview
The University Librarian, also appointed as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management, reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and is responsible for the administration of the resources, budget, and programs of the Library, the Center for Knowledge Management, and the Interactive Learning Centers. 
Directing the UCSF Library requires participation in planning, program implementation, research and collaboration at the campus, university, and national level. The University Librarian must create a vision of a library for the 21st century and is required to participate in professional activities at all levels of campus and university management in order to refine this vision and make it a reality.
Many significant issues face the University in providing access to high-quality scientific information for research, education, and clinical care. We are at a time of great transition, moving from a paper-based environment to an electronic, networked environment. Models for scientific communication are undergoing radical transformation as are the economic models which underpin the University’s strategies for financing information access. It is the responsibility of this individual to provide leadership in the development of an electronic environment to serve faculty, student, and staff needs while at the same time providing continued access to paper-based collections. This challenging transition is likely to last at least another decade. The result will be very different from the status quo for faculty, library staff, and students. The enormity of technological and social change demands a great deal of attention to the management of change and the introduction of innovations.
Required Qualifications
• Minimum of five years management experience and demonstrated record of innovative leadership in a technology, academic or research organization, or in a comparable networked-based information service organization
• Demonstrated understanding of evolving issues in areas such as healthcare, higher education, libraries, open access, open data, scholarly communication, digital scholarship with the ability to engage campus, and national organizations in meaningful discussion of these issues
• Outstanding skills in working with library personnel, students, faculty, administrative and professional colleagues, and community representatives 
• A strong academic and professional record of leadership, scholarship, and professional service
• Fingerprinting and background check 
Preferred Qualification
• Advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
To view the full job description or to apply online, please visit 
Reference Req. Number 43288BR

Electronic Services Librarian – Santa Rosa Junior College

September 1, 2015

Electronic Services Librarian

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills in a variety of modalities, experience in traditional and digital reference services, and deep experience in technical services to provide high quality programs and services students. This position may have responsibility for maintenance and quality of the Integrated Library System, oversee Cataloging, Acquisitions, Periodicals, Archives, and Interlibrary Loan. Experience working with library database and materials vendors and library budgets is highly desired.  Web development experience is a plus.  This is a full-time, regular contract faculty librarian position in the Learning Resources Department at Santa RosaJunior College beginning Fall Semester, August 2016, with a possible start date in Spring 2016. For full position details and online application see:

Public Services Librarian – Santa Rosa Junior College

September 1, 2015

Public Services Librarian

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional skills in a variety of modalities, experience in traditional and digital reference services, and experience managing digital resources and services to provide high quality programs and services students. Experience in web design and library database management a plus.This is a full-time, regular contract faculty librarian position in the Learning Resources Department at Santa Rosa Junior College beginning Fall Semester, August 2016, with a possible start date in Spring 2016. For full position details and online application see: