Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

May 25, 2016

The University of California, Irvine Libraries invites applications for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. This position will provide expertise in cataloging and metadata creation in all formats and languages. We are seeking a knowledgeable, energetic, and enthusiastic librarian eager to join the Libraries as we continue to provide excellent cataloging and increase our participation in metadata creation for digital collections.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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’ website at with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.  Apply via UCI AP Recruit at:

 Applications received by July 5, 2016 will receive first consideration.

Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

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

California State University, Fresno – STEM/Ag Librarian – Henry Madden Library – Public Services Librarian

May 23, 2016

Position Summary

The Henry Madden Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and public service-oriented individual to join our faculty in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. This full-time, tenure-track librarian will serve as liaison to several departments in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and/or Agriculture. In addition, library faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and in service to the University and the profession. This position will provide an excellent opportunity for professional growth and development.

Primary responsibilities include: collaborating with colleagues in developing and providing a broad range of services and activities to designated departments; teaching information literacy concepts to undergraduates and graduate students; designing and creating outreach and instructional materials; providing in-person and online research assistance in a range of disciplines; participating in collection management; promoting knowledge of scholarly communication and Fresno State’s digital repository; and participating in faculty governance, committees, and library initiatives.

Required Education

An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent) is required.

Required Experience

1. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with instruction, information literacy, and student learning outcomes;

2. Documentation of strong public service orientation and proficiency in all modes of reference service and research consultation;

3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and;

4. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with trends in librarianship and scholarly communication.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience working in an academic library environment;

2. Experience with design and delivery of instruction using traditional classroom methods and current/emerging technologies;

3. Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a complex, changing environment;

4. Subject knowledge or experience in STEM or Agriculture;

5. Experience with outreach programs and services;

6. Experience with grant writing or other development activities, and;

7. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin June 6, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, complete an on-line application at and attach the following materials:

1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications,
2) a curriculum vitae, and
3) a list of three professional references.

Finalists will be required to submit

1) three current letters of recommendation and
2) official transcripts

For inquiries contact:
David Drexler, Search Committee Chair
California State University, Fresno
Henry Madden Library
5200 N. Barton Avenue, MS ML/34
Fresno, CA 93740
Phone 559-278-3144

[Search Extended] Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian Tenure-Track – CSU Fullerton

May 19, 2016


Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian


California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and service oriented, with a background in implementing and managing digital scholarship, publishing and scholarly communications programs at the university level.


The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian is responsible for developing and maintaining services to faculty, students and researchers through the implementation and maintenance of a scholarly digital repository and other publishing options involving targeted outreach and educational support to the Cal State Fullerton campus population; monitors current developments in scholarly communications, authors’ rights, copyright law, Creative Commons licenses, open access, legislative initiatives, and institutional repositories; and shares that expertise with faculty, library staff, and students.  The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian works in collaboration with the California State University Chancellor’s Office personnel and with institutional repository managers across the CSU on system-wide projects.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working with digital scholarship, digital libraries, and institutional repositories;
  • Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Project management experience, the ability to work collaboratively, and excellent problem solving skills;
  • Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and publishers.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require taking part in scholarly and professional activities and serving on department, library, and university committees.



  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • At least two or more years of experience with digital publishing, institutional repositories and digital library management.
  • Considerable experience consulting with teaching faculty, administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital scholarship projects.
  • Knowledge of high impact practices, pedagogy, problem-based learning and familiarity with undergraduate and graduate-level research.
  • Evidence of engaging in scholarly/professional activities (or interest/efforts toward such activities).
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects within other units of the library.
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community.
  • 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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing, author self-archiving and publishers’ policies, as well as knowledge of specific digital libraries and institutional repositories software.
  • Experience managing data in a Fedora-based repository system.
  • Experience creating and maintaining webpages in a Drupal content management system.
  • Proficiency in a variety of metadata standards, such as EAD, MSL, RDF Dublin Core, MODS, and state-of-the-art digitization practices.
  • Experience with text layout and web design, HTML5, CSS, PHP/MySQL.

Rank & Salary

This is a tenure track position and will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date

August 15, 2016

Application Procedure
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 8747BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications) addressed to Dr. Scott Hewitt, Interim University Librarian
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference (see instructions below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-4460 or email

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all application materials must be received by June 17, 2016 until filled. Applications will continue to be accepted until recommendations for appointments are made.

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.

California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Project Librarian for Public Services – Library

May 19, 2016

University of California, Berkeley

Project Librarian for Public Services

The Bancroft Library

Associate Librarian

$60,684 – $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications

This position is a full-time temporary, two-year appointment available starting July 1, 2016

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a Project Librarian for Public Services for a two-year term to evaluate current Bancroft researcher and collection management needs and with a primary responsibility for introducing and implementing the Aeon collection management system at The Bancroft Library.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at the nation’s premier public university. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, and numerous subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with the collections and build their research skills. Discover more about the Library through our website at

The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of rare materials in the West. Its holdings include more than 600,000 volumes, 60,000,000 manuscripts, 8,200,000 photographs and other pictorial materials, 86,000 microforms, 300,000 digital images, and 35,000 maps, as well as numerous other categories of unique material. The two largest collections are the Bancroft Collection of Western and Latin Americana and the Rare Books Collection. The archival and rare book materials of the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life are also part of the Bancroft holdings. Bancroft is home to three research groups: the Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office); the Mark Twain Papers; and the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri. The Bancroft Library is an active center of teaching and research. Supporting the programs of about 20 campus departments annually, it mounts a regular series of public exhibitions, roundtable lectures, and open houses. For additional information about The Bancroft Library and its collections



The Project Librarian for Public Services, who will report to the Head of Reference and Research Services, will assess the current management of Bancroft collection and researcher needs, plan and oversee the introduction of the Aeon collection management system, train staff, and coordinate the internal use of the Aeon system across Bancroft units. He/she serves as lead project manager in the implementation of Aeon, especially:

1. to coordinate the installation of the online user registration database

2. to coordinate the paging request feature, integrated with catalog records in the integrated library

system (ILS) and finding aids on the Online Archive of California

3. to establish modules to manage instructional sessions, exhibitions, and other projects involving multiple materials and staff members

4. to support other archival systems integrations in the System Manager

5. to facilitate dual/multiple authentication entries to the user web interface in the Web Login


6. to facilitate permissions configurations

7. to establish modules for tracking of physical items and managing duplication orders and processes

within the photoduplication workflow

8. to set use statistics protocols that enable robust metrics and assessment

9. to create a manual for staff instruction on the use of Aeon modules

The Project Librarian for Public Services ensures that Aeon workflow management is created to meet the needs of The Bancroft Library. He/she will ensure that transaction records and material queues are accurate and up-to-date and; will perform periodic updates and maintenance to Aeon templates and queues as needed. The incumbent will also be responsible for implementing Aeon functions that track researchers and collections using the Aeon system. He/she will assist in developing institutional strategies for tracking and reporting use and impact metrics, and will develop templates for building reports of collection usage and researcher data.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of public services in archives and special collections. The Project Librarian will participate in the full range of Bancroft Public Services operations in order to better understand the context into which the Aeon system must be introduced. He/she will identify, in coordination with the Aeon Public Services/Technical Services Team, the functions that Aeon can provide to support services to students, faculty, and external researchers. The incumbent will assist the Team in developing cohesive strategies for managing the full discovery and access life-cycle with Aeon, including remote and in- person reference activities, policies and procedures for Reading Room operations, fulfilling duplication requests, and collections retrieval and reshelving.


Minimum Basic Qualification(s) at time of application:

• Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or equivalent degree with a specialization in archival studies or special collections.

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

• Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description in

a completed finding aid.

• Experience with project management in an archival setting.

• Experience working with researchers in a special collections or archival repository.

• Strong written and oral communications skills.

• Experience with rare book and archival reference services and tools, especially archival finding aids.

• Familiarity with an Integrated Library System.

• Previous experience processing archives or otherwise working in a special collections environment.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledge of or experience with Aeon.

• Knowledge or experience with workflow assessment and process improvement.

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

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

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted 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.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources Phone: (510) 642-3778


Associate Librarian – Remote – CA, Scottsdale, AZ, US

May 10, 2016

Join the Team of a Premier Online Graduate Level University and…

Imagine Yourself at a Higher Degree.


At Northcentral University (NCU), we strongly believe that our University is only as good as our team of staff, faculty and students around the world united by a commitment to excellence, innovation, diversity and accountability.


We celebrate personal and professional growth and desire to see our team members fully realize and reach their potential. When you join the Northcentral team, you will enjoy a challenging, positive and fun work environment that promotes productivity, achievement and fulfillment.


If you are passionate about making a difference and are ready to be challenged and inspired in your daily work as part of a growing, success-oriented company, then we want to hear from you!


What We Are Looking For

NCU is currently seeking a dynamic individual to become part of our Learning Resources team as Associate Librarian.

The Associate Librarian is responsible for providing leadership for the Northcentral University Library. The Associate Librarian works collaboratively with administrators, faculty, staff, and the community to ensure the Library engages in activities that fulfill the mission/vision of the Library and University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and supervise all functions of the library in support of the university mission
  • Serve as the primary advocate for the library
  • Develop and implement assessment of student learning and continuous improvement programs to measure library effectiveness and make improvements based on the results
  • Supervise staff and foster an environment that encourages the retention of highly qualified staff
  • Provide strategic leadership for the coordination and management of library services and the integration of emerging technologies and trends
  • Oversee strategic planning, department reviews, budgeting, accreditation tasks, resource management, and overall library policy and procedure planning and development
  • Negotiate contracts with vendors vigorously
  • Maintain strong collaborative relationships within the library, department, and university
  • Work closely with all schools to support faculty research and teaching, service, and student learning
  • Incorporate appropriate technologies within the learning philosophy of the university to support its distance education programs
  • Provide creative leadership for design of web pages used by faculty and students
  • Foster an organizational culture based upon respect, service, teamwork, professional growth, and responsibility
  • Collaborate with school leaders to integrate information literacy across the curriculum
  • Ensure that students who are referred to the library are supported fully with respect to their unique growth area(s)
  • Collaborate with other departments/institutions supporting students
  • Coordinate/establish cooperative agreements needed with other institutions/organizations
  • Serve on various committees of the institution and represent the library at professional committees both locally and nationally
  • Seek external support for program initiatives
  • Investigate and implement new ideas and innovations in reference and instruction
  • Help the library to evolve with the changing needs of students and faculty members
  • Publicize library services and resources via various and appropriate means on a regular basis
  • Actively engage in professional development, research, and publication/ presentation of knowledge
  • Fill in for library team members on PTO when another team member with the same skillset is not available
  • Participate in required training, coaching, and other professional development activities that promote high-quality support services
  • Plans and prioritizes work within the scope of responsibility
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Director of Learning Resources

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong oral and written communication skill
  • Ability to establish online rapport and maintain a friendly, helpful, patient attitude and demeanor
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively in an online, asynchronous environment
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize work to meet goals
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills
  • Skill in operating equipment, such as personal computer and phone system
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with aggressive goals and a commitment to educational quality as well as faculty and student success
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds working in various functions

Education and Experience

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library, information studies, or related field
  • Experience managing a traditional or virtual (preferred) academic library
  • Minimum 2 years managerial experience in management, budgeting and administration of online Library services/programs
  • Experience in strategic planning, assessment of student learning, continuous improvement, accreditation, contract negotiation, and budget management
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies for academic libraries
  • Knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with working with students, faculty members, and other stakeholders in a virtual library
  • Strong record of scholarship, research, and professional service
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to enhance effectiveness and efficiency as part of a continuous improvement initiative

Who We Are

NCU was founded with the goal of providing accessible, high-quality, online graduate degrees to working professionals. No other university can match NCU’s uniquely flexible approach to online learning, which includes weekly course starts and personal one-to-one mentoring from our professionally seasoned, all-doctoral faculty in a class size of one. With no residency requirements, NCU is perfect for the independent, self-motivated student who seeks a world-class education no matter where they live!

Across all of our Schools — the School of Business & Technology Management, School of Education, and School of Social & Behavioral Sciences — NCU is committed to helping students achieve academically to become valuable contributors to their communities and within their professions.

With administrative offices in Prescott Valley and Scottsdale, Arizona, and San Diego, California, as well as students, alumni and faculty in more than 50 countries, NCU is an excellent choice for professionals around the world who share our passion for excellence. We envision growth trends to continue, and eagerly seek highly-credentialed and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

Are you ready to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to join a growing team of passionate individuals who work together to help others fulfill their dreams through higher education?

Apply today at:

User Experience Web Developer

May 10, 2016

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 energetic, innovative, and expert UX Web Developer for The Claremont Colleges Library.

Reporting to the Director of User Services and Resource Sharing (USERS), the developer will engage in the virtual and physical user interface (UI) environments of the library. The incumbent will fully integrate a high quality user experience design that supports the efforts of the library to serve the educational and information needs of faculty, students, and staff of The Claremont Colleges. The position will interact extensively with members of the library’s leadership team, the User Experience Manager, and with other librarians and staff to support the organization’s digital tools and resources.

Primary responsibilities will include leading the library’s web team; identifying and recommending best practices in user experience; collaborating with the Communications and Programs Coordinator to provide creative, welcoming messaging, and administrative support to library publications, exhibitions, programs, events (PEPE); and coordinating USERS division team members to support library services, such as the reservation system and digital signage. The position will support the library’s strategic initiatives by providing strong user-focused customer service through our digital presence. The web developer also collaborates closely with the Student Worker Program Coordinator as well as with the User Services Coordinator and User Experience Ambassadors to support the training, engagement, and customer-service orientation of other USERS staff members and student workers.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with a focus on interactive design, graphic design, web development, informatics, human-computer interaction, or a related field. We also require one year of web or UI development experience and two years in a similar position or equivalent engagement in front-end web development or user experience design.

Salary is negotiable, with full benefits package included. For the complete position description and application procedures visit: Candidates applying by June 15, 2016 will receive first consideration.

Library Assistant (Part Time) John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus

May 5, 2016

John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus is seeking a Library Assistant (Part Time) to work 20 hours per week. This position will include Saturdays (8:30 am-5:00 pm), and is a non-exempt, non-benefited position. 

The Berkeley Campus Learning Resource Center supports the curricular, research, and classroom technology needs of master’s level programs in Holistic Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Museum Studies. Reporting to the Branch Librarian, the Library Assistant provides library circulation services and basic reference support in the library, and media technology support in the classrooms, library and computer labs. The Library Assistant performs circulation functions, shelving, serials check-in, and other tasks as assigned. In the absence of the Librarian, the Assistant provides basic reference assistance and helps patrons search the library catalog and research databases. Media technology responsibilities include providing classroom AV set-up, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, and providing instruction on equipment use to faculty, students, and guest presenters. There may also be opportunities to take on or develop special projects for the library.
The requirements for this position include a Bachelor’s degree or 2 years of college plus a library technician certificate. Familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification system, Koha integrated library system and database searching is desirable. Familiarity with both Windows and Mac applications is also desirable. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite is required.
Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references by email to with BerkLibAsst in the subject line or by fax to 925.969.3451 or mail to:
John F. Kennedy University
100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Outreach and Public Services Librarian for Special Collections and Archives

May 2, 2016

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service-oriented professional for the position of Outreach and Public Services Librarian in the Department of Special Collections and Archives.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

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 is listed on the UCI Libraries website at with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.  Apply via UCI AP Recruit at: ­­­­­­­­­­­­

Applications received by June 1, 2016 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Periodicals Manager, Saint Mary’s College of California

May 2, 2016

Please apply online at

The Periodicals Manager (Part-time, 80%) is responsible for 15,000 online, print and newspaper subscriptions including major journal publisher package collections.  Using Innovative Sierra Acquisitions online system, periodical agent (EBSCO) online tools, Excel and document management systems,  tracks $300K in funds, orders, invoices & payments.  Enables access through Open URL and Discovery systems by keeping knowledge-bases up to date.  Provides oversight of print collections in house and in storage, and manages withdrawal projects, sharing with WEST and other periodical archives. The Periodicals Manager supervises one library assistant (1 FTE) and 3 student assistants (1 FTE). The Periodicals  Manager also supervises materials processing for all library formats, including binding and preservation activities. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, and as a member of the Collection Management Department, the Periodicals Manager contributes to planning, policy-making and documentation.


1. Oversight of Online Journal Packages: Establishes and maintains individual periodical journal package subscriptions and their associated fiscal, bibliographic, and receipt/holdings records.

2. Print Periodicals Acquisition / Collection Management: Establishes and maintains individual periodical subscriptions and their associated fiscal, bibliographic, and receipt/holdings records.

3. Fiscal / Budget management.  Tracks $300K overall in periodicals, processing, preservation, and binding and student wage funds.

4. Maintains the organization, accessibility and integrity of the collection in all physical formats, including 35K bound volumes, and 500K microforms.

5. Materials Processing, Binding & Preservation

6. Supervisory, Department, and Team Responsibilities

7. Working with the Head of Electronic Resources & Periodicals, develops policies and assessment efforts to guide the development of the periodicals collection.

Experience & Qualifications

BA required and 3 year’s Library experience, with a minimum of one year directly related periodicals experience.

Skills/ Abilities: 

  • Demonstrates successful supervisory, budgeting and bookkeeping experience.
  • Excellent public-service outlook; ability to view periodicals management as a part of the College’s educational mission.
  • Familiarity with Library serials control systems, online catalog systems, and shared bibliographic utilities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external colleagues, through collaboration, cooperation, teamwork and communication.
  • Talent for motivating and training staff, including student assistants.
  • Ability to provide clear and effective instructions and procedures, both oral and written.
  • Ability to listen to questions, and to determine the appropriate resources needed by staff.
  • Ability to manage budgets totaling more than $200,000 through meticulous record keeping, thorough checking, and analysis.
  • Initiative to plan and complete assignments independently.
  • Skilled in use of computer word processing, database and spreadsheet software.

Scholarly Communications Officer and Program Lead

May 2, 2016

Scholarly Communications Officer and Program Lead

University of California, Davis, University Library


The University of California, Davis, University Library is looking for an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Scholarly Communication Officer to serve as an institutional expert on all aspects of scholarly communications and modern scholarly outputs (books and journals but also software, data, websites, social media, etc.), particularly intellectual property, Open Access, and long-term access to digital research outputs. The position will provide expertise and advice to faculty, students, and staff of the university, teach, and conduct research on scholarly communications. The Scholarly Communications Program oversees the Library’s activities in scholarly communication such as the university’s Open Access policies, and copyright review of archival collections for digitization. The position also represents the university’s interests in various national and international scholarly communication developments and activities.


Salary: $71,544-$109,968 (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience).


For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit


Candidates applying by May 5, 2016, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.