Head Librarian

October 17, 2016

Department:  William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Rank and Salary: Librarian ($74,337 – $117,964)

Position Availability:  February 1, 2017 (or soon thereafter)

Application deadline for first consideration:  November 1, 2016    

Description of Institution and Library

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.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

UCLA seeks to appoint a Head Librarian at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located in the historic Adams District of the city, twelve miles from the main UCLA campus. The Clark Library, built by William Andrews Clark Jr. in 1926 and bequeathed to the university upon his death in 1934, houses a collection of 130,000 printed books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, and related documents. The library’s main collections focus on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English literature, science, philosophy, and theology; Oscar Wilde and the literary culture of the fin de siècle; the Clark family’s home state of Montana; and the history of fine printing (with special reference to California). Details about the library, the staff, and its catalogs and collections are available at http://clarklibrary.ucla.edu. The Clark Library is administered by the Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, a statewide Organized Research Unit within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. Further information about the Center can be found at http://www.1718.ucla.edu.

In addition to the UCLA scholarly community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. The Center arranges many different public events at the Clark, including a chamber-music series, lectures, theatrical performances, and academic conferences, all of which are held in the large and elegantly-appointed drawing-room.  The marble-lined lobby of the building is used for exhibitions of rare materials held in the collections.

In early 2017, after a period of seismic retrofitting and expansion of its book-storage facilities, the Clark Library will reopen to the public. The impressive main building, designed by leading Los Angeles architect Robert Farquhar, has been refurbished and made ADA compliant, and the main Reading Room on the lower level has been refurnished. Furthermore, the new Maximillian Novak Lounge will provide a space where scholars can gather during their visits to the Clark. The remodeling of the library building also includes a smart classroom, which will enhance the spaces already used for undergraduate and graduate student classes making use of materials held in the collections. The Clark Library has well-maintained grounds that feature several fine sculptures by the American artist Sherry Edmundson Fry.  A complex of modern buildings to the north of the Library contains administrative offices, a reception area, a full-service kitchen, and storage facilities.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Director for the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library and the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies, the Head Librarian performs the following duties:

  • Supervises the work of 3 FTE professional librarians and 3 FTE library assistants. Co-supervises 1 FTE site manager, as well as a varying number of student assistants and temporary staff.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the Library and monitors security procedures and policies to safeguard the staff, collections, historic buildings and grounds.
  • In consultation with the Director and the Faculty Advisory Committee, establishes and implements collection development policies based on traditional collecting strengths, recent trends in scholarship, and the current state of the antiquarian book trade.
  • Selects books, manuscripts, and other items as appropriate for purchase from booksellers’ catalogues, auction catalogues, direct quotes, and bookstore visits.
  • Works closely with UCLA’s Facilities Department as well as independent contractors to preserve and improve the historically significant library building and the property as a whole.
  • Sets priorities for the cataloguing of all collections.
  • Oversees the preservation and conservation program for library materials.
  • Describes recent acquisitions on a regular basis for the Center & Clark Newsletter and for the Faculty Advisory Committee.
  • Develops policies and procedures for the digitization of selected materials from the collection and public access to digital archives via the web and other means, in accordance with general university guidelines.
  • Oversees Reader Services and Acquisitions procedures, including introducing new readers to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and regulations.
  • Supervises reference services by phone, mail, e-mail, and in person.
  • Oversees the renewal of content on the library website to ensure effective outreach to the scholarly and general public.
  • Participates in tours for visitors interested in the Library’s history and collections, and makes presentations on the Clark outside the University.
  • Assists the Director and faculty in planning activities and programs based around the Clark’s collections.
  • Participates in various standing committees operated by the Center for fellowships, Clark Quarterly Lectures, exhibitions and other lecture series.
  • Participates in the conferences and other public programs organized by the Center.
  • Initiates grant proposals and a variety of fund-raising activities.
  • Participates in donor cultivation both for gifts in kind and for library-related funds.
  • Attends the University Library’s Management Council and other pertinent campus meetings.
  • Represents the Clark at various local, national, and international conferences, meetings, and professional organizations.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of the collecting interests of sister institutions in the greater Los Angeles area.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience in research libraries or special collections departments, including management of resources and personnel.
  • Knowledge of rare books, manuscripts, and the antiquarian book trade.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of library collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instructional services within a special collections setting.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digitization and other electronic resources issues, including experience with digitization projects and data curation.
  • Knowledge of current information technology as it applies to providing library service.
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated involvement in fundraising, including government and foundation grants and/or individual and corporate awards.
  • Proven success in project management that includes planning, developing, and evaluating programs and supervising personnel.
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in supervision, including hiring, orienting, training and development, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, fellows, visiting scholars and readers.
  • Experience with the evaluation and assessment of library resources.
  • Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  • Demonstrated expertise in scholarly writing and research.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Capacity to thrive in the evolving environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc.
  • Reading knowledge of at least two European languages, preferably French, German, Italian, Spanish or Latin.

Desired Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing new technologies in a special collections environment.

General Information

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees.  This is a non-represented position.  Within the UC System, most librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  As academic appointees, librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel.  UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.  Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Subject to locating an appropriate department and a positive faculty vote, the incumbent may hold a 0% (without salary) adjunct faculty appointment in an academic department or program.

Application Procedures

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02594

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by November 1, 2016, will be given first consideration for this position.  UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.


Electronic Resources/Instruction Librarian

October 17, 2016

Touro University California

Electronic Resources/Instruction Librarian

Touro University California, a rapidly growing university offering graduate programs in health sciences and education, has an excellent opportunity for an Electronic Resources/Instruction Librarian for Touro University’s Library on our Mare Island campus. The university is part of the Touro College and University System and is located on the northern tip of San Francisco Bay in Vallejo, California. Touro University California is an independent, non-profit Jewish-sponsored institution. It has 1,403 students in three graduate professional colleges (Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Education and Health Sciences).

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under the general direction of the Director of the Library, activates, troubleshoots, maintains access for Library’s electronic resources and develops and maintains the Library’s website. Working with another librarian, provides instruction and reference to the College of Pharmacy and the Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health Programs and selects for and maintains the Library resources for this college and schools. Also participates in providing general library instruction and reference and in the overall growth and development of the Library and its services.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Working with vendors, TUC IT staff, and counterparts at other Touro libraries, activates, maintains, and troubleshoots access to Library electronic resources and databases including mobile services. Provides and maintains documentation to e-resources/databases.

• Obtains and compiles usage statistics for electronic resources and provides analysis pertaining to their usage and cost per use.

• Assists users with electronic access problems and questions.

• Provides EndNote training, documentation, coordination with IT staff, and assistance to patrons.

• Maintains the accuracy and currency of serial holdings using Serials Solutions and maintains link

resolver.

• Develops and maintains content for Library website and maintains the Library’s presence on social

media such as Facebook, etc.

• Investigates new e-resource products that may be of interest to TUC including setting up trials and

assessments of products being tried.

• Drafts and serves as editor of the monthly Library online newsletter and readies to the point of

publication.

• Working with another librarian, provides Library assistance, instruction, and support to students, faculty

and staff in the College of Pharmacy (COP) and the Physician Assistant Studies (PA) and Public Health

(PH) Programs including orientations, class instructions, reference, online aids.

• Working with another librarian, identifies, selects, and maintains the monograph and journal holdings

and resources in support of the COP, PA and PH curriculums.

• Representing the curriculum and research needs of the COP, PA and PH in conjunction with the other

librarians and the Library Director, participates in the Library process for the selection, renewal and

deselection of databases and aggregate electronic resources.

• Provides general reference and instruction service. May be required to work evening hours.

• Serves as back-up to the Access Services/Instruction Librarian for providing interlibrary loan service

• Maintains the Library Group Study Room Registration System using LibCal Software and related hardware in Library

• Participates in overall discussions and efforts to promote the Library’s growth and services

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

QUALIFICATION(S):

N/A

REQUIRED:

• Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• Strong service orientation

• Ability to be a flexible and productive team member

• Keeps abreast of new technologies and library trends and products pertaining to this area of

librarianship

DESIRED:

• Previous library experience in a college or university setting

• Experience with an integrated library system

• Experience with digital resources, link resolvers and authentication methods

• Experience with web design and web technologies

• Library instruction experience

• Reference experience

• User services experience

• Work experience and/or educational background related to pharmacy and/or the health sciences

CORE COMPETENCIES: identify the behavior an employee is expected to demonstrate.

• Is able to maintain a consistent and reliable operation, delivery of, and access to the Library’s e- resources including timely implementation of new e-resources and troubleshooting of problems related to e-resources using initiative, good judgment, timely follow-up as appropriate.

• Maintains up-to-date, timely and well-organized statistics and sound analysis related to e-resources including usage trends, cost per use, type of use.

• Is able to provide Library users accurate and prompt assistance and training when dealing with e- resources and EndNote

• Stays informed about web technology, mobile services, social media, particularly as it is applicable to libraries and library services.

• Maintains an excellent command of print and electronic library resources for pharmacy, physician assistant studies, and public health

• Provides clear, well-organized subject-oriented library instruction appropriate to a particular class or program, and also provides general library instruction as needed.

• Maintains a very good command of print and electronic library resources for pharmacy, physician assistant studies and public health as well as currency of what new library resources are available in assigned subject fields; ability to exercise good judgment about their applicability for the Touro University California Library and to make sound decisions regarding their selection and de-selection.

• As back-up maintains currency and training in interlibrary loan processes and provides timely responses to ILL requests

• Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills

• Demonstrates excellent productivity and organizational skills

• Demonstrates ability to work effectively and productively with others

• Demonstrates reliability, flexibility, initiative, attention to detail in carrying out specific job

responsibilities and as member of the Library Faculty

• Demonstrates a strong customer service orientation

• Excellent computer skills including MS Office, web and digital resource technologies

Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience. Letters of application and resume with a list of 3 references should be directed to:

Search Committee

1. Email CV: Apply@tu.edu

Subject: Your Name, Electronic Resources/Instruction Librarian

OR

2. Mail: Touro University California

1310 Club Drive Vallejo, CA 94592


Head of Archival Processing

October 17, 2016

Head of Archival Processing

The Bancroft Library

Hiring range: Librarian $81,474-$90,636 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting January 2017

 

The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a senior processing archivist whose primary responsibility will be to oversee the team of processing archivists in Bancroft Technical Services (BTS) who are engaged in work related to family papers, the papers of individuals, the records of organizations, UCB faculty papers, and the administrative records of the University of California, Berkeley and the UC Office of the President. The successful candidate will have substantive knowledge and experience with the processing, arrangement and description of personal papers, the records of organizations, and university administrative archives. Additionally, he/she will have experience in the use and application of archival management systems, experience with project management, in-depth knowledge and experience with archival standards (DACS, EAD, MARC), and strong communication skills.

The Environment The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,400 undergraduate students, 10,700 graduate students, and 1,600 faculty. The Library comprises 20 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 budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is one of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and special collections in the United States. As the primary center of special collections within the library system at Berkeley, Bancroft supports major research and reference activities and plays a leading role in the development of research collections. Bancroft holdings include over 500,000 volumes, 55,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 8 million photographs and other pictorial materials, 72,000 microforms, 23,000 maps, and over 12.5 terabytes of digital collections. Additional information regarding The Library and The Bancroft Library is available on the web at: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/BANC/.

Bancroft Technical Services (BTS) is the department responsible for the technical operations of the Bancroft Library. BTS employs approximately 30 career and non-career staff and is structured in five units: acquisitions, cataloging (original and copy), archival processing, pictorial processing, and digital collections and metadata services. BTS is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to the library’s collections of printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, magnetic and digital media, and other materials in a variety of formats. BTS takes a leadership role in setting national standards for technical processing, digital access, and digital archiving of rare books, archives, and special collections materials. A significant percentage of BTS processing and digital archiving projects is funded by external gifts and grants, leading BTS actively to partner with other campus and library units and with a variety of institutions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, the state, and the nation.

Responsibilities The Bancroft Library’s Head of Archival Processing reports to the Associate Director for Bancroft Technical Services and has full responsibility for overseeing the unit’s projects and staff, which includes processing archivists, support staff, student assistants and volunteers. In collaboration with the Associate Director and BTS unit heads, he/she establishes policy standards for arrangement and description of the collections, including the unit’s processing manual and other written guidelines required for processing. The Head of Archival Processing manages the unit’s workflows and work schedules, and establishes mechanisms and timelines for reduction of collection backlogs. He/she trains unit staff and oversees/reviews unit staff finding aids and other descriptions. He/she plans the goals for collection processing and assists the unit staff and curators in determining order, specificity, and appropriate level of description and analysis. He/she serves as the unit’s expert on DACS and EAD, and other relevant schema and software tools, like ArchivesSpace, that assist in appraisal, organization/arrangement, and description of collections. He/she works with the Bancroft curators on appraisal of collections and assists with the administration of new acquisitions. He/she assists in the development of grant proposals and works with administration and curators, and other library units, to complete grant-funded projects. Work on the Bancroft reference desk is also expected.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Qualifications Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application: • MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree in which coursework has focused on the intellectual control and organization of archival collections and professional experience in management of archival processing.

Additional Required Qualifications: • Minimum 6 years work experience with demonstrated increased responsibility for the management of archival processing, arrangement and description of personal papers, organizational records, and institutional archives in both analog and born digital formats. • Demonstrated knowledge of processing, arrangement and description of personal papers and/or organizations’ records through completed finding aids of complex and large (200+ cartons) collections. • Demonstrated knowledge of DACS, MARC, and EAD encoding through completed coursework, catalog records, and published finding aids. • Experience using an archival collection or content management system, such as Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace. • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with born digital archives. • Evidence of effective project planning, management, and completion. • Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment. • Ability to safely move carts and book/flatbed trucks loaded up to 100 pounds; lift and bend with boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 pounds; carry large/awkward map carriers; climb and reach on step stools and rolling ladders; handle dollies and book/flatbed trucks.

Additional Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledge of appraisal of manuscripts and archives. • Experience in digital collections processing, data migration, and/or digital curation. • Experience with XML editing tools. • Knowledge of software applications (Access, Excel, etc.) that assist in developing descriptive metadata for the purpose of finding aid creation. • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows. • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage and network with archival colleagues through professional associations and conferences. • Demonstrated ability to coordinate, schedule, and handle heavy and complex workloads.

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, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month of 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 http://apptrkr.com/878582. 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 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. Send inquiries to: Susan E. Wong Director, Library Human Resources Phone: (510) 642-3778 Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Manuscript Cataloger

October 17, 2016

University of California, Berkeley

Manuscript Cataloger

Location: Berkeley, CA

Salary Range: Associate Librarian: $53,116 – $59,089 per annum, based upon qualifications

Start Date: Anticipated January 15, 2017

This is a 100% time, two-year (24-month) term contract position.

Overview

The Robbins Collection at the University of California School of Law (Berkeley Law) is seeking a manuscript cataloger whose primary responsibility will be to prepare item-level catalog records of medieval and early modern (i.e., pre-1800) manuscript codices, documents, and fragments. This is a full-time temporary appointment for two years. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of medieval and early modern manuscript books and documents, experience with cataloging single-item manuscripts, advanced knowledge of Latin, knowledge of other European languages, familiarity with descriptive standards such as AACR2 and/or RDA, DACS, AMREMM and the DCRM suite, and strong communication skills.

The Environment

Berkeley Law is one of the nation’s premier law schools, located at one of the world’s great universities. Berkeley Law confers degrees in two instructional programs for more than 900 graduate students. The school has 53 FTE ladder-rank faculty, over 100 other academic staff (lecturers, emeriti, and visitors), a law library, a rare books and special collections library, two organized research units, a clinical program, and specialized academic centers.

The Robbins Collection ranks among the very best research libraries in the world in the fields of religious and civil law and attracts students and leading scholars from universities and research institutions around the world. Although independently funded, the Robbins Collection’s location at Berkeley Law greatly enhances the educational aspect of its mission, providing unique educational opportunities for students interested in comparative and historical approaches to law. The Collection houses more than 340,000 titles on such topics as civil law, comparative law, jurisprudence, legal history, and religious law encompassing the canon law of the Roman and Greek churches, Jewish law and Islamic law. The Collection’s holdings include more than 300 manuscript books, more than 300 incunables, more than 150 manuscript documents and fragments, electronic resources for historical legal research, and microfilms of the Canon and Roman law manuscripts in the Vatican Library. For more information on Robbins Collection, see https://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/robbins/.

Primary Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Reference Librarian of the Robbins Collection, and in consultation with a team of UC Berkeley cataloging professionals, the manuscript cataloger has responsibility for original, item-level cataloging of manuscript codices, documents and fragments in Latin and various modern European languages. Prepares full descriptive MARC 21 catalog records and updates existing records, using AMREMM and DCRM. Assigns subject headings and form/genre terms to new and existing manuscript records according to national standards and local practice. Performs authority control and may work with a team of UC Berkeley catalogers to establish and revise name headings in the LC/NACO Authority File according to NACO policies. Works with Robbins staff to update online resource for manuscript research, which is currently in development.

Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):

• Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree with a specialization in archival studies.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):

• 2-4 years of experience working as a manuscript librarian or archivist, with emphasis on cataloging.

• Demonstrated experience in MARC 21 cataloging, including experience with AACR2 and/or RDA, DACS, AMREMM, or the DCRM suite.

• Reading knowledge of Latin and at least one European language other than English.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to meet a high standard of quality of work independently and expeditiously.

• Demonstrated experience working with online cataloging systems, especially OCLC

Connexion.

• Demonstrated experience with applying Library of Congress Subject Headings.

• Knowledge of paleography.

• Experience working in an Integrated Library System environment, especially Innovative

Interfaces Inc. Sierra.

• Advanced degree in law or the humanities (preferably in Medieval or Early Modern

Studies).

• Experience in the creation of name authority records, preferably for contribution to the

Library of Congress as part of the NACO program.

• Demonstrated understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival

collections.

• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and ensure regular workflows.

• Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

• Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as initiative and

flexibility.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UCAFT). 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.

Application Procedure:

Please visit the following link to apply: http://apptrkr.com/876268. Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, and a curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience. Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references.

This position is open until filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact mailto:academicpositions@law.berkeley.edu.

The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits, which can be viewed online at

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity, and qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct .

Letters of reference and other materials may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

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Chemical Information Librarian

October 17, 2016

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Chemical Information Librarian

Hiring range: Associate Librarian

$57,536 ‐ $81,349 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full‐time appointment with an expected start date of January 2017

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service‐oriented librarian to support world‐class research and teaching in the chemical sciences through collection development and active engagement with chemical information literacy initiatives, research assistance, and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community. This position serves as the subject librarian for chemistry and chemical & biomolecular engineering as well as the liaison to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in support of the LBNL‐UCB Library partnership.

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 27,400 undergraduate students, 10,700 graduate students, and 1,600 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 http://www.lib.berkeley.edu.

The Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division consists of five libraries ‐ the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Statistics Library, and Physics‐Astronomy Library. These libraries maintain research‐level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division. These collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.

Responsibilities

The Chemical Information Librarian serves as the selector for chemistry and chemical & biomolecular engineering. The librarian is responsible for collection development, management, and assessment for the assigned subject areas. The librarian also collaborates with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. As the liaison to the College of Chemistry, the librarian cultivates and sustains connections with faculty, students, and staff in order to understand their evolving needs and serve as a resource for emerging technologies, scholarly communication, research data management, and information literacy. The librarian contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in‐person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials in support of chemical information resources and the research lifecycle.

The librarian also serves as the liaison to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), an affiliated U.S. Department of Energy Laboratory, as part of the team supporting the LBNL‐UCB Library partnership.

The librarian advises on collection development for licensed electronic collections for LBNL, purchases print materials on behalf of the LBNL Library, and collaborates with the LBNL Library staff on instruction and outreach to LBNL researchers about relevant collections, activities, and services.

Reporting to the Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division, this position will also develop and contribute to outreach initiatives across the engineering and physical sciences libraries. The position will collaborate frequently with colleagues within the division as well as librarians in the Life & Health Sciences Division and other divisions.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library‐wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision‐making environment. Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Minimum Basic Qualification(s) at time of application:

• Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or a related field

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

• Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or equivalent degree

• College‐level coursework in chemistry or experience as a chemistry librarian

• Demonstrated knowledge of chemistry information resources

• Demonstrated experience with chemical structure searching and reaction searching

• Experience providing reference, consultation, and/or instructional services

• Proven commitment to public services and improving the user experience

• Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills

• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both

independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s or advanced degree in chemistry or closely related discipline

• Demonstrated understanding of the research process in the sciences and/or engineering

• Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library

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 to non‐faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/872372. 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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Department

Phone: (510) 642‐3778

Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Director of Research Services

October 17, 2016

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications and nominations for an
innovative, dynamic, and deeply knowledgeable professional to serve as Director of Research
Services.

The closing date to apply is October 24, 2016.

For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00598.  EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer.


Human Resources Analyst

October 17, 2016

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) Library seeks applications and nominations for an innovative, dynamic and deeply knowledgeable professional to serve as Communications Specialist.

The closing date to apply is:  September 9, 2016.

For more information and to apply:

Communications Specialist

 


STUDENT SERVICES LIBRARIAN – Hartnell College

October 6, 2016

Open until filled; Priority screening deadline October 12, 2016

 

The department

Hartnell College Library in Salinas, California, serves the information, learning, teaching, and technology needs of its community college service population. Librarians at the main campus provide reference assistance to all campuses via telephone and email. The 68,000-square-foot technology-rich building features more than 200 computers, collaborative (group) study rooms, a distance learning lab, an Information Competency Center, a Professional Development Center, RFID self-check stations, universal access design and assistive technologies. The main campus library is open 64 hours per week during the spring and fall semesters. Librarians deliver over 100 orientations to more than 3,000 students annually, and provide information competency instruction in credit courses.

 

The Position

Under the general direction of the area dean or appropriate administrator, the Student Services Librarian will be responsible for coordination of library public services including reference, information literacy instruction, circulation, reserves, and outreach services. This librarian is expected to design and conduct curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide reference and research consultations, collaborate with faculty to embed information literacy into the curriculum, and build sustainable partnerships to best serve student needs. The position will participate in and extend the Libraries’ outreach and assessment initiatives; teach general library instruction sessions and workshops, and develop effective online instructional materials. This assignment may include day, evening, or weekend hours at any of the college’s campus sites.

 

Representative Duties

Plan, assess, and coordinate library student services at all campus locations, including operations and policies related to circulation, reserve, media, reference, and interlibrary loans;

Plan, develop, revise, implement, and coordinate library curriculum;

Collaborate with faculty to integrate library resources in the curriculum;

Coordinate, select, and evaluate the reference collection

Oversee library collection maintenance;

Participate in collection development in assigned disciplines

Plan, schedule, coordinate, and deliver instruction in the use of the library resources at all campus locations and through the campus learning management system;

Collaborate with the Lead Librarian in planning and scheduling reference services;

Perform scheduled reference service, including evening and weekend hours.

Coordinate training and scheduling of public services personnel for consistent and effective library services;

Collaboratively develop and assess service area outcomes for library services and student learning outcomes for library courses;

Use the results of service learning and student learning outcome assessment to make improvements;

Participate in assignments and activities that support accreditation, institutional planning, and institutional effectiveness;

Participate in college governance, including serving on various committees;

Represent the college in regional library consortia and participate in professional organizations;

Participate in faculty recruitment and peer evaluation;

Collegially participate in department, college, and discipline-specific activities;

Attend faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the dean, vice president, superintendent/president, or designee.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to work effectively with colleagues in an environment that promotes innovation, teaching, learning and service to a diverse student population;

Ability to effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds who have a wide range of skills, motivations, preparation, and academic and career goals;

Ability to work effectively in a participatory governance environment;

Ability to develop curriculum, including curriculum delivered via various instructional modalities;

Ability to participate in recruitment and articulation activities with local schools, colleges, and universities;

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;

Ability to maintain subject matter currency;

Ability to develop Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and to determine their effectiveness in helping students achieve their desired learning outcomes;

Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of instruction and willingness to explore new technologies for instruction and learning;

Knowledge of institutional accreditation, planning, and continuous quality improvement;

Knowledge of and commitment to the California Community College mission;

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and the community at-large.

 

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

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

(Applicants applying for equivalency consideration must submit an equivalency form and all supporting documents for equivalency committee review).

 

Desired Qualifications:

Recent professional experience in information competency instruction and reference services in an academic library.

A strong orientation to service, knowledge of trends and standards in community college libraries.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and collegial working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.

Experience in teaching library courses in an online environment.

Experience in providing library orientations and reference services in an academic library.

Experience and knowledge in library collection development and maintenance.

 

* Meeting the minimum and/or preferred qualifications does not assure any candidate an interview.

 

Conditions of Employment
Full-time, tenure-track, student services librarian position beginning January 17, 2017.

Starting faculty salary range: $53,906 to $76,575 annually based on 175 days per academic year.  Within this salary range, the successful candidate’s starting salary will be based on verified education and teaching experience.

District provides health benefits, which currently consist of full coverage for medical, dental, and vision insurance for employee and a high percentage of coverage for eligible dependents.

Employee assistance program, basic life insurance for employee only.

STRS (state teacher retirement system).

403b/457 Options

Valid California driver’s license required.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon approval by the Board of Trustees, receipt of official transcripts verifying the degree stipulated under the minimum qualifications section, employment verification, and any other pertinent documentation. Individual selected is required to be fingerprinted and must submit to a tuberculosis examination.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Apply online at the Hartnell College Human Resources website http://www.hartnell.edu/employment-opportunities-faculty . The following documents  MUST be uploaded as attachments to your on-line application:

 

1)      Resume

2)      Cover letter

3)      Transcripts from all colleges/universities (unofficial copies acceptable)

 

We require unofficial copies showing all undergraduate and graduate coursework.  Official copies will be required at the time of hire.  Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization at the applicant’s expense.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

It is the policy of the Hartnell Community College District that no person shall be discriminated against in any employment procedure on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.  The College actively seeks applications from candidates who have multi-cultural experience.  Contact the Office of Human Resources and Equal Employment Opportunity if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process.


Discovery and Access Systems Librarian – Scripps Research Institute

October 6, 2016

The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is a leader in the discovery and application of biomedical breakthroughs that improve human health. TSRI, one of the world’s largest independent non-profit biomedical research facilities, has over 3,000 employees and campuses in La Jolla, CA and Palm Beach County, FL. To learn more about TSRI, please visit us at www.scripps.edu.

 

Location is San Diego, CA                                               Requisition:  03801

 

Position Description

The Discovery & Access Systems (DAS) Librarian provides innovative leadership in the administration, management, integration, training and support of the Library’s discovery and resource management systems. The DAS Librarian supports library staff and users by ensuring computer and office technology is updated and maintained. The successful candidate takes initiative in updating and creatively enhancing the Library’s web presence.

For a detailed list of the duties and responsibilities please visit the TSRI website at: https://careers.scripps.edu/postings/search

Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with implementing, developing, and maintaining specialized library software systems, such as integrated library systems, Open URLlink resolvers, and interlibrary loan automation software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills working in a library where the focus is on meeting information needs of specialized and demanding users, in a customer-oriented manner.
  • Analytical skills and conceptual and problem-solving ability as it applies to systems troubleshooting.
    Skilled in the use of a variety of operating systems (including Macintosh and Windows) and programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Acrobat).
  • Skilled in the use of web technologies and web development tools, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, and SQL.
  • Ability to use data and visualization software such as Sci2, MS Power BI, or Tableau preferred.
    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact effectively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, achieve goals and work within deadlines.

 

Salary commensurate with experience

 

To learn more about this opportunity and to submit your application for consideration, please visit our website at https://careers.scripps.edu

 

The Scripps Research Institute cannot accept your resume via email, US mail or fax due to EEO/OFCCP (Equal Employment Opportunity / Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) reporting requirements.  Individual resumes submitted outside of our website will not be reviewed or considered.

 

If you are a person with disability who is in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in TSRI’s application, interview, and/or selection process, please contact our Human Resources Department for assistance at(858) 784-8534.

 

TSRI embraces diversity and recognizes it is being a key to our success.

We believe in developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. EOE M/F/V/D