Global Law Librarian, LA Law Library

January 19, 2019

Title: Global Law Librarian
COMPANY: LA Law Library
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.

About LA Law Library

LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation’s largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves as a gateway to legal information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.

Position Information

LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic Global Law Librarian to provide outstanding reference services to LA Law Library patrons. Under the direction of the Director of Patron Services, the Global Law Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing foreign and international reference and research service to internal and external customers including the judiciary, government officials, attorneys, scholars, the business community, and the general public. The librarian has primary responsibility for global collection development and with special projects relating to the foreign and international legal materials.

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Metadata Creation Professional, UC Berkeley

January 19, 2019

Job ID: 26099
Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Library Administration

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Departmental Overview

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, UC Berkeley serves a community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With 25 distinct destinations, including the Doe and Moffitt libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and an array of subject specialty libraries, the University Library offers services and materials that span the disciplines. The Library provides materials in all formats and offers robust services that connect users with these remarkable resources to inform their research and advance their understanding of the world. With nearly 13 million volumes, almost 100,000 active Library users, and more than 2.6 million online visitors per year, the Library’s impact is vast. We are operating with — and investing in — a new strategic vision, which can be viewed at


In addition to maintaining the bibliographic aspects of the Library’s catalog OskiCat, the Catalog & Metadata Services Department is responsible for cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries.


  • Creates, upgrades, and evaluates metadata for materials in all formats according to various established standards (primarily RDA and MARC).
  • May create, upgrade, or otherwise work with non-MARC metadata for digital collections.
  • Performs complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts, improving, or correcting bibliographic, item, holdings and/or authority records in the UCB online catalog, OskiCat.
  • Performs problem analysis for NRLF, subject specialty, and other library collections.
  • Works with special workflows such as: analytics, replacements, and multi-volume monographs.
  • May contribute authority records to national cooperative cataloging program and/or may perform complex authority and headings work in local database.
  • Analyzes, evaluates, interprets, and revises or proposes revisions to established guidelines; writes documentation and provides training pertaining to unit procedures and policies.
  • May serve as a metadata expert liaison to other Library units.

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Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst, California Digital Library

January 19, 2019

Are you passionate about print collection management in academic libraries? Do you thrive in cooperative environments, excel at facilitating collaborative efforts, and enjoy conceiving and executing innovative analyses? The California Digital Library (CDL) seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to engage at a local, regional, national, and even international, level supporting the efficient acquisition, sharing, and restructuring of physical collections in academic libraries. The Shared Print Operations and Collections Analyst coordinates existing and emerging shared print initiatives working with the University of California Libraries and the 65+ members of the Western Regional Storage Trust. The Analyst also has the opportunity to support CDL/UC and WEST in a variety of extramural initiatives, including the Rosemont Shared Print Alliance, the HathiTrust Shared Print Program, and the Partnership for Shared Book Collections.

Summary Responsibilities

  • Manage operations for existing shared print programs. Serve as the organizational expert on shared print operational policies, monitor and analyze use of them, and assist staff at institutions in interpreting and implementing them.
  • Lead, facilitate and/or participate on collections and operations committees and working groups.
  • Collaborate with external partners, including other libraries, regional shared print programs and service organizations such as OCLC on shared print policy issues and operational models.
  • Analyze and evaluate library print holdings.
  • Identify, extract, compile, visualize and present data in reports. Normalize data and design templates for collection and use of uniform data.
  • Provide customer service, project management and communications support for shared print communities.
  • Evaluate, select and implement communication modes and software to convey program benefits, progress, and key operational elements.
  • Administer, evaluate and coordinate collections analysis, decision-support and related collection management tools and services on behalf of groups of libraries.
  • Develop functional scope and requirements for modifications to existing and new systems capabilities to facilitate collection decisions.

Basic Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years’ experience working in a library setting in a collections, technical services, or systems capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

For details about the position and to submit an application, please visit:

Closing date: February 4th, 2019

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Library Assistant IV, UC Berkeley

January 19, 2019
  • Job ID: 26284
  • Location: Main Campus-Berkeley
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Department: Library Administration

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 01/31/2019

Departmental Overview

The purpose of the UC Berkeley Library’s Preservation Department is to maintain the collections in serviceable condition. With a staff of 8, the Department takes responsibility for disaster response and collection salvage, library binding, repair of general collections, conservation treatment of special collections, replacement of materials too damaged and deteriorated to be repaired, and environmental monitoring.

The purpose of the position has three components that support the Library’s preservation program:

  1. Lead and coordinate the workflows in the Preservation Replacement Division and compile production reports.
  2. Provide administrative support for the Head of Preservation, compiling financial and production reports, and ordering supplies for the department.
  3. Lead and coordinate the workflows in the Bindery Preparation Division, compile binding statistics and monitor binding allocations

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Senior Bibliographic Analyst (LSS III), Cal Poly Pomona

January 18, 2019

Cal Poly Pomona has an opening at the University Library’s Bibliographic Access Services (Technical Services) Department.  The position title is Senior Bibliographic Analyst and the closing date for applications has been extended to January 28, 2019.

For the job description and application instructions, please follow this link:

Career & Technical Education Librarian, Mt. SAC, Walnut, CA

January 18, 2019

Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) is hiring a Career & Technical Education Librarian.

For full information or to apply:

Part-time librarian pool, Cal Poly SLO

January 18, 2019

The Robert E. Kennedy Library is seeking applications for a pool of part-time librarians as needed. Responsibilities may include any combination of the following:

  • Supporting library instruction and teaching library workshops
  • Providing general reference services to Cal Poly students, faculty, staff, and community users, in person and via chat
  • Representing the library at campus-wide outreach events.
  • Creating and updating online resources including webpages, guides and tutorials.
  • Processing and contributing to the access and production of archival collections and exhibits.

Please note:

  • Appointment will be at Assistant or Senior Assistant rank.
  • Appointments from the part-time pool are temporary, so applicants must be available on very short notice.

Required qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent institution by the time of appointment, or comparable library experience with other related advanced subject degree.
  • Experience providing reference, instruction, or outreach services to a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated competency working with computer applications and the ability to learn new software applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate to a variety of stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Three or more years of relevant experience.
  • Availability to work weeknights and/or weekends.
  • Recent experience creating print and web-based instructional materials.
  • Experience in or potential for developing and teaching library-related instruction sessions.
  • Experience in managing student or other employees.
  • Experience with special and/or archival collections.
  • Experience in promoting library-related programs.
  • Demonstrated professional growth and scholarly achievement.

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Head of User Services/User Experience Librarian, CSU San Marcos

January 18, 2019

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Head of User Services/User Experience (HoUS/UX) Librarian.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership, guidance, and strategic direction to the User Services Department and foster a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment. As a unit head, the HoUS/UX Librarian will provide lead work direction for twelve User Services staff and support the work of the Engagement & Inclusion Librarian. The User Services Department comprises the functional areas of circulation, course reserves, user engagement and outreach, stacks management, and media, as well as multiple physical and online services. Other unit head responsibilities include serving on the Library’s leadership team and facilitating communication and coordination with other departments in the Library.

The HoUS/UX Librarian will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing innovative, user-focused academic information/resource services for the University community as well as fostering an environment of responsive, welcoming services and spaces. While primarily a department head position, the incumbent will explore and contribute to the design of emerging user services technologies and develop forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of excellent public services in an organization committed to the teaching, learning, and the research endeavors of the University.

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Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian, University of San Francisco

January 18, 2019

Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian

Job Summary:

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.

The Reference & Research Services department is building a new instruction team consisting of three instruction librarians (focusing respectively on assessment, first year experience, and online learning) and one library assistant.

The Library more broadly will be engaging in strategic planning in the upcoming year, and the instruction program will be included in the planning process as the library evolves with the higher education landscape.

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic institution, strives to promote safe, affirming, and inclusive communities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work together in alignment with the University’s mission. These communities are enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds, and veteran statuses.

Early-career librarians and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association, an American Federation of Teachers collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.
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Innovation and Entrepreneurship Librarian (temporary 2 year position)

January 18, 2019

The University of California, Irvine Libraries has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and collaborative professional to serve as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Librarian (IEL).  Nestled in the heart of Orange County, an ethnically diverse community which is one of the most vibrant hubs of innovation and business development in California, UCI is strategically committed to engagement with the community through the exchange of information, ideas, and resources.   To achieve this mission, the UCI Libraries is piloting an outreach effort to provide library research and instructional support to meet the growing demand across the University for services and resources that support innovation and entrepreneurship.   The ideal candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas to help launch this pilot effort.

Interested candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, including early career librarians who are eager to contribute to this challenging new venture and who want to grow professionally through mentorship by a team of collaborative colleagues, are encouraged to apply.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and inclusive 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 35,598 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and 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:

Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 – $67,722.

Applications received by February 18, 2019 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.