Research & Learning Services Specialist, UC Merced

July 27, 2018

Job Category: Library
Unit: Library
Position Code: SLIB8272A
Status: Open
Closing Date: 08/31/2018
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000
Location: Merced
Background check: Background check is required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

July 27, 2018

Reference & Instruction Librarian (Limited-Term, Part-Time)
Saint Mary’s College of California
Moraga, CA
Apply by 8/12/18

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking a reference and instruction librarian for the 2018-19 academic year. Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference Services and working closely with the Instruction Coordinator, this person will provide information literacy instruction to first-year composition classes and other classes as needed, and will take on reference shifts. An ALA-accredited MLS degree (or equivalent) and instruction experience are required. This is a limited-term appointment through June 30, 2019, at 20 hours per week.

For full responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, please see:

Instruction + Research Specialist for the Arts and Humanities, Occidental College, Los Angeles

July 27, 2018

Occidental College is a small rigorous liberal arts institution in Los Angeles with a curricular emphasis on social justice, community-based learning, and global citizenship. The Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) at Occidental helps to prepare Oxy’s diverse and talented students for a rapidly changing world through a variety of programs and offerings, including research support for students and faculty, digital media production tools and software, and professional development for faculty in digital pedagogy and scholarly communication.

Summary of Duties, Responsibilities and Goals

The CDLA supports textual, visual, and archival modes of inquiry across the arts and humanities through a focus on resource curation, sharing, and analysis. The Specialist is a two-year limited term position with possibility of renewal. We seek a Specialist who will:

  • Collaborate directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize student learning goals, participate in related grant and funding opportunities, and inform assessments of student learning.
  • Research and implement best practices in digital pedagogy and instructional design in the arts and humanities with a focus on visual, music, and other media resources, humanities databases, archival resources, and digital humanities practices.
  • Work with Academic Affairs, Arts and Humanities departments, and related academic support units to develop and integrate information literacies across the curriculum.
  • Facilitate effective application of tools, methods and materials of primary inquiry (e.g., visual imagery, documents, artifacts, sound files) for undergraduate research.
  • Develop and instruct advanced workshops and advise students about research resources, methods, and scholarly practices across the arts and humanities.
  • Supervise and mentor student workers.
  • Provide research and insight on emergent arts and humanities resources, identify and advocate for learning space, software, hardware, and other resource needs specific to the arts and humanities.
  • Track emerging trends in pedagogy and technology across the arts and humanities; experiment with new approaches to scholarly content creation and presentation.
  • Assess work activities, analyze evaluative data, and compile and report same – as required.
  • Oversee and participate in a range of relevant special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian, University of San Francisco

July 27, 2018

The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and enthusiastic person for the position of Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian.

The Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus heavily on information literacy instruction, and will serve as a local expert on issues relating to first-year (including first-generation) students, lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.

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Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian, University of San Francisco

July 27, 2018

The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and enthusiastic person for the position of Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian.

The Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus heavily on information literacy instruction, and will lead the department’s efforts to develop learning outcomes and assessment practices related to instruction.

For more information and to apply:

American Indian Studies Center Librarian, UCLA

July 27, 2018

Department: American Indian Studies Center

Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($54,722– $77,490)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: August 13, 2018

The American Indian Studies Center Library is a unit of the American Indian Studies Center (AISC), an Organized Research Unit (ORU) within the University of California, Los Angeles. The AISC Library is affiliated with the UCLA Library. The collection consists of approximately 11,500 volumes, including both monographs and bound serials. Unbound serials, including newspapers, approximately 100 video recordings, and a small collection of dissertations comprise the remainder of the collection, augmented by a vertical file. This non-circulating, specialized collection is focused on materials relevant to the study of Native Americans and both augments and is augmented by collections in other UCLA libraries. Electronic records for the collection reside in the UCLA Library’s online library catalog.

Position Duties

Under the general direction of the Director of the AISC the Librarian is responsible for the planning and operations of the AISC Library, including public and technical services, collection management and preservation. In public services the Librarian provides reference, instructional and bibliographic assistance to students, faculty and staff associated with the AISC and UCLA and to community members at large, and includes such activities as tours, lectures, orientations, and the creation and maintenance of the content of AISC Library web pages. The Librarian selects and coordinates the purchase of materials for the AISC Library so as to where possible augment the holdings in other UCLA collections while at the same time maintaining and improving the quality of the AISC Library collection as a specialized resource. The Librarian catalogs materials for the Library using modified Library of Congress Subject Headings and classifications and performs all aspects of technical processing of materials. The Librarian administers a program to preserve the various resources within the collection.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, UC Berkeley

July 27, 2018

Electronic Resources Librarian

University of California, Berkeley Library

Hiring range: Associate Librarian

$65,942 – $75,337, per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is October 1, 2018.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.

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 more than 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 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 12 million volumes and a collections budget of over $17 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 Doe/Moffitt Libraries bring special focus to the humanities, social sciences, international and area studies, and undergraduate services and the intersections between them. Discover more about the Library via our Web site:

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Metadata Librarian, University of Southern California

July 23, 2018

USC Libraries is hiring a Metadata Librarian. It’s a 2-year position that involves working with several Los Angeles based community archives to digitize and make available their archival collections.

Metadata Librarian (Grant-Funded)
University of Southern California

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented Metadata Librarian to join the Digital Library Team as a contract librarian for twenty-two months. Reporting to the director of the Digital Library, the Metadata Librarian will coordinate projects that involve the digitization and description of collections belonging to USC and collaborating institutions as part of the NEH L.A. as Subject Community Histories Digitization Project. The Metadata Librarian will apply knowledge of metadata, digitization, and technical expertise to incorporate new content from participating libraries into USC’s digital library management system. This involves the description of materials, the transformation of metadata into standard schemas, the training of student assistants and contributors in best practices related to metadata creation, digitization, and digital library practice, and in reviewing the work of contributors to ensure that it adheres to relevant standards and best practices.

Closing date for applications: Open until filled

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Head of Electronic Resources & Serials, Santa Clara University

July 23, 2018

Santa Clara University Library has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, user-focused and collaborative librarian as Head of Electronic Resources & Serials. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication, this key position provides leadership in the procurement, assessment and management of print and electronic continuing resources, including individual and package subscriptions, ebook demand-driven acquisitions and streaming services. This position supervises two full-time staff and is a member of the Library Management Council. Two critical areas of responsibility for this position are the review of vendor licenses and providing data for the on-going assessment of subscriptions. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education and in 2017 received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

If you would like to join our group of service-oriented staff, please see the full position description and instructions for applying at Applications received by July 31, 2018 will receive first consideration.

Access Services Librarian, California State University San Bernardino

July 23, 2018

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians’ Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

Supervisory Functions

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.
  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment.
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

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