Associate University Librarian for Library Special Collections and International Studies Programs

February 11, 2016

University of California, Los Angeles

Search for the Associate University Librarian for Library Special Collections and International Studies Programs


The UCLA Library seeks an innovative, strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader for the position of Associate University Librarian for Library Special Collections and International Studies Programs to shape the future of special collections and international studies programs at UCLA. As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL is a key senior administrator in the UCLA Library. The AUL supervises three major departments: the Department of Library Special Collections (LSC) (an enterprise-wide organization composed of the Library’s special collections resources, services, and operations across the campus) which this position heads, and oversees the Library’s International Studies programs (composed of the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library (EAL), and the International Studies Department (ISD) which encompasses Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands).

The AUL has direct supervisory responsibility for and plans, organizes, and oversees all aspects of LSC, EAL, and ISD operations and budgets. The AUL fosters a flexible, collaborative work environment, and a strong team spirit, allowing personnel to move easily between sections and departments and across the organization to establish and support creative initiatives and facilitate new partnerships and interdisciplinary projects. The AUL collaborates with other senior administrators, departments, and units throughout the Library and across the campus. Working closely with the University Librarian, senior management team, the Executive Director of Library Development, and the Library Office of Research Administration (LORA), the AUL develops fundraising strategies, stewards and cultivates donors, and writes proposals to support the goals and activities of LSC, EAL, and ISD.

The AUL serves as one of the primary spokespeople at campus, UC systemwide, state, national, and international levels for issues and policies relating to special collections and international studies programs, and ensures that the UCLA Library actively participates in collaborative programs and services regionally, nationally, and internationally; implements innovative technologies including programs to build and preserve digital special and international studies programs collections; and contributes to the advancement of the UCLA Library.

The recruitment for this position is being managed by Isaacson, Miller,, an external search firm. To be considered for this position you must apply online through the UCLA Career Opportunities Website,, Requisition #:23300.

Applications deadline 05/30/16. Applications accepted until position is filled; first consideration will be given to applications received by 02/29/16. Inquiries may be directed to Rebecca Isaacson:

Deborah Hodson and Rebecca Isaacson Isaacson, Miller 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111 Phone: 415.655.4900 Fax: 415.655.4905

The University of California 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Senior Assistant, Reference & Instruction Librarian – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library

February 10, 2016


University Library

The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a flexible, energetic, knowledgeable reference and instruction librarian to join a team committed to collaboration and public service. This Reference and Instruction Librarian provides research consultation and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty. Responsible for liaison relations with faculty members and students in assigned college or department. Serves on library and university committees, and participates in projects to develop and improve library services.

The Position

Reporting to the Head of Reference and Instruction, this Librarian will:

  • With a focus on the assigned college or department, participate in and promote the Library’s information literacy program, designing and delivering course-integrated information sessions, creating online guides and tutorials, and assessing student outcomes
  • Provide specialized and advanced reference and research assistance for students and faculty in the assigned college or department
  • Participate in the Library’s general reference and research assistance activities including research help desk, reference by appointment, and web-based interactive reference services
  • Be responsible for collection development in the assigned subject areas
  • Participate in library, university, and professional-level service
  • Engage in regular professional development activities as part of a continuing commitment to increasing effectiveness
  • Participate in teaching Lib 150 (4-unit for credit Information Literacy course)

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic, public, or corporate library
  • Experience and/or potential in developing effective library instructions sessions
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Knowledge of traditional and electronic reference sources
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to meet expectations for professional growth consistent with standards for reappointment, promotion, and tenure
  • Ability and desire to promote library services and collections

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Experience using LibGuides
  • Experience in Collection Development
  • Experience assessing student outcomes
  • Experience teaching credit-bearing course

Application Procedure

Letters of inquiry or requests for application materials should be directed as follows.


US Mail:          Chair, Reference and Instruction Librarian Search Committee

c/o University Library Office

Cal Poly Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, CA  91768

Phone: (909) 869-3968           FAX:   (909) 869-6922

The application form is also available at:

A completed application form is required of all persons wishing to be considered for this position.  Send completed application form, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, and a letter of application addressing qualifications.  Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary librarians.

INTERVIEWS:   An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as official transcripts of all degrees earned.

CLOSING DATE:  This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications postmarked by Monday, March 7, 2016. Early response is encouraged.


About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

About the Library

The University Library has a strong commitment to the use of emerging information technologies.  Services for users and more information about the Library can be found at:

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at 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. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services – University of California, Santa Cruz

February 9, 2016

University of California, Santa Cruz

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services

JOB #: 1606138

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.

The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collections and Services is a member of the Library’s senior management team and has overall responsibility for assessment, acquisitions, cataloging, metadata creation and serials management, scholarly communication, and oversight of the Library’s collection budget. In addition, this position provides leadership for the librarians and staff in the Research Support Services and Assessment and planning departments. Responsibilities of these departments include library instruction, research and collection support, and outreach and the Library assessment program.

The AUL will provide strategic vision, direction, and leadership within the library, the UCSC campus, and the University of California library system as the Library redefines its collections and technical services operations in the context of emerging trends in scholarly communication, shared collections, research support and assessment. The position participates on ad hoc and standing committees.

Qualifications include:

Masters in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent work experience.

Seven years of increasingly responsible professional library management experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including research support services, technical services, assessment and/or collection development.

Demonstrated leadership planning, and organizational skill, with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks with major impact on critical operations of the organization.

Successful managerial and supervisory experience equivalent to the departmental head level with demonstrated ability to lead staff through organizational change.

Familiarity with current trends in academic library information systems, higher education, and in the use of information systems in a teaching, learning and research environment.

Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 2/15/2016.

View full job description and access on-line application:

To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site ( ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor, Librarian

February 9, 2016


Job Title:  Assistant Professor, Librarian

Department: Campus Libraries

Category: Faculty

Posted: 2/5/2016

Closing Date: 3/30/2016

This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty position in the Allan Hancock College Campus Libraries. The anticipated start date is mid-August 2016.

The faculty librarian provides reference and information services to students and staff in person and via phone, email, online, or other current technologies; designs, prepares and teaches library orientations and research skills to students, staff, and outreach groups; promotes information literacy and ethical use of information across the campus; selects books, periodicals, and other print and non-print library materials that support the curriculum; removes obsolete or damaged materials from the collections; administers book, audiovisual, periodical and newspaper (print and electronic) budget; participates in development of policies and procedures for the library; coordinates part-time librarian schedules and tasks; teaches library research courses and maintains currency of curriculum materials for such courses; participates in college shared governance; advises the Friends of the AHC Library on library needs; promotes outreach efforts to the campus and community; consults on archival organization and maintenance for various collections; participates in program review, accreditation, assessment, and other evaluation processes, and other duties as assigned.

The assignment may include evenings and weekends, and/or a dual assignment at the Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center or other off-campus sites.


• Hiring salary range is $52,040 to $71,858 depending upon education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,500 is paid annually.

• Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), and salary protection insurance.


The governing board seeks an individual with the following minimum qualifications:

1. Master’s in library science, or library and information science OR the equivalent.

2. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and community college students and to staff and students with disabilities.

3. Demonstrated experience with:

• principles and practices of professional librarianship

• information/reference services, preferably in an academic setting

• collection development and management

• a wide range of information sources/formats

• current information technology relating to library services and instruction

4. Demonstrated knowledge of:

• integrated library systems (ILS)

• student learning outcomes, assessment and continuous improvement applicable to library services and courses

• a wide range of computer applications found in a college library environment, learning management systems such as Blackboard or Canvas

5. Demonstrated ability to:

• keep current with the developments and knowledge appropriate to librarianship

• participate in innovative solutions to library challenges

• communicate effectively (oral and written)

• establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others and work with minimum supervision

• work with and assist students having a broad range of skills, motivation, and academic vocational goals

In its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Allan Hancock College recognizes the fact that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the district as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete the equivalency form and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.


A committee will review applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an on campus interview at the college at their own expense. All interviewed candidates will be asked to present a teaching demonstration.


To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by end of business (3:00 p.m.) Wednesday, March 30, 2016:

• Signed district application for faculty/administrative positions

• A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience

• Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts are required if hired.)

• Cover letter


A committee will give priority review of application materials submitted by Wednesday, March 30, 2016. This position is open until filled. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate, or withdraw the recruitment/ selection process at any point.

*Interviews are scheduled for May 4, 2016


For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:

Allan Hancock College

Human Resources, Building B

800 South College Drive

Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399

(805) 922-6966, extension 3378

Applications may NOT be submitted by e-mail.

Part-time Librarian, Los Medanos College, Pittsburg, California

February 4, 2016

Los Medanos College Library is currently hiring a part-time faculty librarian for our Wednesday evening reference desk shift from 4pm to 8pm. This position also includes teaching some info lit sessions for Wednesday evening classes.

Communications and Programs Coordinator – Claremont University Consortium

February 4, 2016

The Claremont Colleges Library

The Claremont Colleges, a distinguished consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located just east of Los Angeles, California seek an energetically creative and innovative Communications and Programs Coordinator for the Claremont Colleges Library.

Reporting to the Director of User Services and Resource Sharing (USERS), the coordinator will engage in a wide range of outreach activities that support and further the efforts of the library to serve the educational and information needs of the faculty, students, and staff of the Claremont Colleges. The incumbent will interact extensively with members of the library’s leadership team and with other librarians and staff to support the organization’s communications and programmatic needs.

Primary responsibilities include overseeing all library internal and external communications; collaborating closely with the Claremont University Consortium’s Director of Communications on creating communications plans and programmatic activities; leading the library’s engagement in publications, exhibitions, programs, and events; and working closely with the User Experience (UX) Web Developer and the (USERS) team leaders and coordinators to develop an integrated and high-quality UX. The position supports the library’s strategic initiatives by providing strong user-focused customer service and programming. The incumbent also collaborates closely with other (USERS) team leaders, managers, and coordinators to support the training, engagement, and customer-service orientation of other staff members and student workers in the division.

Requirements include a BA, BS, or equivalent combination of education and experience and three years of professional experience engaged in communications and programs in an academic, research, or special library; museum; or other not-for-profit cultural heritage organization. We also seek creative graphic design expertise; writing and editing skills; and fluency in associated technologies.

Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included. For the complete position description and application procedures visit: Candidates applying by March 14, 2016 will receive first consideration.

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Chemistry Librarian & LBNL Liaison – UC Berkeley

February 2, 2016

Chemistry Librarian & LBNL Liaison

Hiring range: Associate Librarian
$53, 116 – $71,203 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the engineering and physical sciences through active engagement with collection development, data and information literacy initiatives, course-based instruction, individual research assistance, and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:
● American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent degree

For the complete job announcement, list of required qualifications, and information on how to apply, go to The deadline for the next review of applications is February 16, 2016.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

For questions, please contact Susan E. Wong at UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

External Relations Director – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

February 2, 2016

External Relations Director

The Opportunity
Under the general direction of the Dean of Library Services, and in consultation with the staff and leadership of University Development and Marketing and Communications, the incumbent in this position will develop the library’s external relations, through stewardship and outreach to library donors, partners, and potential donors, through grant-writing, communications, and through other external collaborations and communications. By developing the library’s external networks of supporters and partnerships, they will dramatically expand support for the library’s collaborative vision, and enhance the library’s capacity to support student learning, advance knowledge, and honor the culture and history of the Cal Poly community. The incumbent will expand the library’s community of supporters through outreach to alumni, parents, community members, donors and other partners and friends. They will research grant and foundation funding opportunities, and research and write grant and foundation proposals, working closely with library directors and other library staff and faculty to match funding opportunities with library strategic priorities and goals. In collaboration with University Marketing and Communications and the library’s communications team, they will coordinate and plan the library’s strategic communications.

Salary commensurate with background and experience of the individual selected. Expenses for interview travel, as well as moving relocation expenses are reimbursable inaccordance with CSU policies. Cal Poly is a major employer in the San Luis Obispo area, and encourages work-life balance and lifelong learning. A generous benefits package, valued at greater than 50% of staff salary, includes a retirement plan; medical, dental and vision plans; training opportunities; and eligibility each term for the employee or a dependent to waive certain tuition fees at any CSU.

Applicants are encouraged to submit materials by February 22, 2016 for full consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

To apply, visit to complete the required online Cal Poly Management Employment Application and apply to Requisition #103922. In addition, each applicant is encouraged to provide (preferably as attachments to the online application) the following supplemental documents:

(1) letter providing some detail of the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position;

(2) current resume/CV;

(3) the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references.

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources

February 2, 2016


Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources

Berkeley, California

Salary based on qualifications.

This is a full-time appointment available starting July 1, 2016.
The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources. The AUL will provide vision and leadership in the development of scholarly resources and is responsible for the development and assessment of programs and services that enhance Berkeley’s rich resources and their use. Scholarly resources are broadly defined at Berkeley to include its library and archival collections, licensed digital resources, and formal scholarly communications. As a leader at UC Berkeley, the AUL works closely with faculty and library staff across the campus and University of California system.

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premiere public universities. Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,500 undergraduate students, 10,400 graduate students, and 2,200 faculty. The Library has approximately 420 FTE employees and comprises 24 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 and resources budget of over $17 million, the Library offers access to scholarly resources in all formats and most languages, and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library is also a leader in scholarly communications, with programs supporting open access publishing, data management, and data licensing that are part of this AUL’s portfolio. The Library is committed to exploring and improving the production, dissemination, sharing, and use of all scholarly resources.

Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the Library leadership team, the AUL has the responsibility for strategic planning, service management, and program initiatives in the broad area of scholarly resources and communications in support of UC Berkeley’s academic programs. The AUL is a key participant in budgetary, assessment, and strategic planning activities. The position has four direct reports and approximately 27 FTE staff and engages in matrix management to lead crosscutting programs related to this portfolio.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Berkeley has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more details, including the full position profile and to submit inquiries, nominations, referrals and applications, please visit the Isaacson, Miller web site for the search: Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is required.

The University of California, Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.

Deborah Hodson and Rebecca Isaacson
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905


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