Accessioning Archivist, UCLA

April 19, 2019

Department: Library Special Collections

Rank and Salary: Assistant-Associate Librarian ($51,857 – $69,550)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: May 12, 2019

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head of Processing, the Accessioning Archivist at the UCLA Library plays a key role in designing and carrying out archival accessioning and processing for newly acquired and backlogged collections through approaches that are user-centered, access-driven, and compliant with national standards and best practices. The Accessioning Archivist has primary responsibility for accessioning activities and will lead the development of a systematic accessioning strategy in LSC, as well as provide and implement recommendations to scale LSC’s accessioning program.

The responsibilities undertaken by the Accessioning Archivist are parts of a holistic stewardship ecosystem, and it is expected that the Accessioning Archivist collaborate closely with colleagues in LSC’s Collection Management, Curatorial, and Outreach and Community Engagement sections, as well as across the Library, in order to facilitate and enhance users’ experiences with LSC and its materials.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the accessioning program, including transfer and stabilization of records, establishing physical, legal, and intellectual control of incoming and backlogged acquisitions (both traditional and digital), and follow-up communication with donors, curators and, if any, appropriate stakeholders.
  • Arrange and describe archival records in accordance with accepted archival standards. Use archival information management system to create and publish finding aids. Use cataloging tools and integrated library system to create and publish MARC records.
  • Ensure completion of collection management activities during accessioning and processing, including collection surveys and assessments; developing and implementing processing work plans; identification and coordination of preservation and reformatting needs; overseeing the transfer of born-digital material; and tracking and assessing workflow tasks.
  • Arrange for the intake of new collections and perform fieldwork, in collaboration with LSC curators and donors, to survey, create brief-listings, pack, and transport materials.
  • Work closely with curators in the assessment and appraisal of collection materials during pre-transfer, accessioning, and processing phases.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Archivist to develop and implement policies and workflows for the transfer and accessioning of born-digital materials.
  • Collaborate with UCLA Library Preservation Studio to integrate preservation assessment practices into the accessioning process; conduct preservation assessments; and mitigate preservation issues during and after transfer of new acquisitions.
  • With the Head of Processing, manage location and storage of collections, including maintaining locations data, assessing and planning for storage needs for new collections.
  • Prepare and present statistical, narrative, and visual reports for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to department and library-wide outreach and community engagement activities, such as instruction and presentations, reference services, and social media.
  • Participate in the work of LSC and Library-wide committees and groups, such as the Collection Management section.

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Chemical and Physical Sciences Librarian, University of California, Berkeley

April 19, 2019

Chemical & Physical Sciences Librarian
Hiring range: Associate Librarian
$65,942 – $81,606 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting July 2019.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a creative, collaborative, outreach-oriented, and user-centered librarian to support world-class research and teaching in the chemical and physical sciences through active engagement with instruction, information literacy, research assistance, collection development, and outreach to students, faculty, and the broader academic community. This position serves as subject librarian for chemistry, chemical & biomolecular engineering, physics, and astronomy.

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 30,000 undergraduate students, over 11,000 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. With a collection of more than 12 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 Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences (EPS) Division consists of five libraries – the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Statistics Library, and Physics-Astronomy Library. Collectively the libraries and their staff – 6 librarians, 10 staff, and over 35 student employees – support the research, teaching, and study needs of students and faculty in the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division, the Geography Department, and an array of Organized Research Units. The collections and services are also heavily used by the broader academic community.
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Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, UCLA

April 19, 2019

Department: International Studies

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Librarian ($60,843 – $119,734)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: April 23, 2019

The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, knowledgeable and user-driven librarian/curator to work with students and faculty to advance research, scholarship, and teaching in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head of International Studies, the Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies is responsible for collection development and management, reference, and instruction in assigned areas in order to support and advance research-level scholarship by UCLA students and faculty. The Librarian/Curator for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies collaborates on the creation of research tools and develops plans to digitize content and collections to increase access to resources; delivers specialized orientations, instruction sessions, and consultations; and serves as a resource on issues related to digital scholarship, scholarly communications and emerging research methods. The incumbent collaborates with campus and UC colleagues on a range of issues related to collections and digital projects, participates in professional forums such as the Middle East Librarians Association and the Center for Research Libraries’ Middle East Materials Project, actively engages in outreach and community engagement activities in support of UCLA Library’s strategic priorities and serves as a member of library teams related to preservation and/or digitization, such as the UCLA Library’s International Digital Ephemera Project. The incumbent has supervisory responsibilities for .5 FTE staff member and student assistants.

UCLA librarians and academic staff are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.

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Librarian, Ventura College, Ventura, CA

April 8, 2019

The following academic job opportunity is currently open. If you are interested in this position, click on the individual website link for a complete job description and to submit your application. For any other inquiries, please email human resources at

Posting# 2019 01225
Full Time, Tenure Track vacancy
Assignment will begin Fall 2019
Supervisor: Lynn Wright

Closing deadline is Sunday, April 21, 2019

To view the job posting, click on the link below.

Librarian Specialist, Contra Costa County Library

April 4, 2019

Are you a highly specialized library professional seeking a new opportunity to make the most out of your career? Then this is an opportunity you will not want to miss! There is one Librarian Specialist opening for a dedicated, innovative, and highly skilled professional splitting their time between the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Facility and John A. Davis Juvenile Hall. The individual selected will play a vital lead role in providing high quality library services in a secure environment working with a unique and special population of enthusiastic young adults. This is a rare and rewarding opportunity to work with at-risk youth in a Juvenile Detention Facility. You will be in a position that has a distinct and positive influence on youth, many of whom have never been exposed to libraries or reading for pleasure.

The list created from this examination may also be used to fill other Librarian Specialist vacancies if they arise.

Join Contra Costa County Library in its mission to inspire the citizens of the County to work together, spark imagination, fuel potential, and bring people and ideas together.

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