Research Data Management Service Lead, UC Berkeley

October 14, 2019

UC Berkeley is seeking a collaborative and inclusive Research Data Management (RDM) Service Lead whose principal role will be to oversee the RDM Program, which has university-wide scope to provide tools, consulting, and education to researchers across campus who are working with data. The RDM Program is a partnership between the University Library and Research, Teaching and Learning (RTL).

Working collaboratively with a diverse team of experts from multiple campus departments, the RDM Lead ensures the effective design, coordination, and delivery of the Program’s services, initiatives and projects. They are a campus resource on local, national and international RDM developments and activities and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction.

The RDM Program Service Lead works at the intersection of high priority initiatives that have campus-wide impact on research and scholarship. UC Berkeley’s mature yet innovative RDM Program is founded on a strong partnership between the Library and Research IT, and our programmatic approach to consultation has built trust with our research community. Because of our holistic approach to service assessment, development and measurement, we have helped the campus enhance existing services and develop new capabilities needed by our diverse research community. We are especially engaged in developing new services for researchers working with sensitive and restricted data.

For more information, including responsibilities, qualifications, and application instructions, please see our job posting for more information.

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Endowed Education Librarian position, CSU Northridge

October 11, 2019

In support of its service and information literacy mission, the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, seeks an innovative and self-motivated librarian to provide outreach and promotion of the Teacher Curriculum Center (TCC), and information literacy instruction and research consultation services to the students and faculty in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. The selected candidate will participate in collection development for the disciplines of Education and Deaf Studies, K-12 curricular materials, the Sharon Fogarty Young Readers Collection, and the Dr. Karin J. Duran TCC Collection.

The selected candidate provides general and/or discipline-specific library and information literacy instructional services. Develops discipline-specific online research guides and/or digital learning objects (DLOs) in support of student research needs. Provides on-call and online/digital reference and research assistance, and may contribute to outreach activities. Also provides outreach to local K-12 schools and teachers to promote the TCC, and to determine which textbooks are currently in use in their classrooms. The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian also will be known as the TCC Librarian.

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level, with attendant expectations for professional competence, service, and scholarship. Some evening and weekend work is required. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Screening of applications will begin February 3, 2020. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Further details can be found here:

Director of Collection Strategies, UC Riverside

October 11, 2019

Rank and Salary Scale
Associate Librarian – Librarian – Potential Career
$61,201 – $98,865

Organizational Unit
Content and Discovery

Position Overview

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a collaborative, user-oriented, and assessment and evaluation driven Director of Collection Strategies. The successful candidate will lead a department devoted to collaborative, stakeholder-focused, evidence-based collection development and management.

Located an hour’s drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in over 40 years and a new School of Public Policy.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR’s students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world’s information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology, Loyola Marymount University

October 11, 2019

The William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University seeks an energetic, user-oriented public services librarian to serve as Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology. This individual will provide high-quality reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach services to the LMU Community, with a particular emphasis on LMU’s Theological Studies and related programs. The successful candidate must have a degree, background, or interest in Theology or a related field and be willing to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities. This librarian serves as the lead provider of information literacy instruction and web-based research material in support of undergraduate and graduate students in Theological Studies and related programs. Additionally, this librarian works on the Information Desk, participates in virtual reference, and assists with Reference Department projects, assessment, and decision-making. The Reference and Instruction Librarian for Theology reports to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services.

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Four librarian positions, San Jose State University

October 11, 2019

San Jose State University Library has four full-time librarian positions available! Please consider joining our enthusiastic and dedicated team of library professionals. We are welcoming applications for the following librarian positions:

  1. Outreach & User Engagement Librarian – tenure-track faculty position that closes Sunday, October 13
  2. Institutional Repository Librarian – full-time, temporary faculty position with rolling applications
  3. Instructional Strategy Librarian – tenure-track faculty position that closes Monday, November 11
  4. STEM Librarian – tenure-track faculty position that closes Monday, November 11

Should you have any questions, please contact Emily Chan <>.

Resource-Sharing Specialist, Occidental College, Los Angeles

October 4, 2019

Occidental College Library has a position opening for the followingPreference given to applications submitted by October 18th, 2019.

Resource-Sharing Specialist

Summary of Duties, Responsibilities and Goals

Reporting to the Director of Collections Services, the incumbent will be responsible for managing all operations associated with the Library’s resource-sharing programs. The Resource-Sharing Specialist (RSS) searches for and borrows a wide variety of materials requested by faculty members, students, and staff. The specialist uses ILLiad ™, Innovative Interfaces Sierra, and other specialized search platforms to locate items in a variety of languages and scripts and then request them for very quick receipt at minimal cost. The RSS recruits, trains, and supervises student assistants to page and lend materials to other institutions, ensuring accuracy and high-quality scanning. As a team member in a cross-trained environment, the RSS participates in other Library activities as needed including collections and public services.

This position is represented for purposes of collective bargaining by SEIU.

Essential Functions

The RSS performs the following high-level tasks related to the Library’s resource-sharing programs:

  • Locating requested materials for borrowing; identifying appropriate, cost-effective lending sources; receiving materials using Illiad ™ and Sierra; and ensuring timely returns
  • Managing the reciprocal lending program
  • Communicating closely with external resource-sharing partners – domestic and international – including academic, public, and special libraries; archives; museums; and state and federal repositories
  • Assisting the Head of Collections Services and the College Librarian in establishing and maintaining reciprocal lending and borrowing agreements
  • Serving as the primary contact for consortial borrowing systems, such as ArticleReach and Rapid-ILL
  • Performing complex bibliographic searching; interpreting bibliographic citations; communicating with vendors; verifying invoices and ensuring payments; monitoring copyright compliance needs; maintaining, gathering, and submitting statistics to the Copyright Clearance Center; and compiling and reporting resource-sharing statistics for assessment and evaluation
  • Interacting closely with faculty, students, and staff by providing resources and services and resolving problems
  • Exercising judgment in applying and interpreting library policies
  • Hiring, scheduling, training, and supervising student assistants
  • Engaging in other closely associated activities when needed

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Science Librarian Position, Santa Clara University

October 4, 2019

Santa Clara University Library is hiring a full-time, academic status Science Librarian. We are located in the south bay area–40 miles south of San Francisco.

Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, seeks a creative, user-oriented, and self-motivated librarian for the position of Science Librarian. This position provides specialized research consultation, instruction, and collection development for undergraduate programs in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, physics, environmental studies, and public health science.  This position works collaboratively with faculty to support student learning through dynamic library instruction and faculty scholarship through expert research consultation. As a subject librarian, he/she collaborates with other librarians and library leaders to support 1st year instructional programs and general research services. This position reports to the Head of Research, and Outreach. MLIS is required.  Some experience working in an academic library is preferred, but strong entry-level candidates will be considered. The position is open until filled, but review of applications will start on 11/11/2019.

Further details and application information are available at:

Licensed Content Development Coordinator, UC Office of the President, Oakland, CA

October 4, 2019

Licensed Content Development Coordinator (4116)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20190456
Appointment Type: Staff – Career
Personnel Program: PSS-Uncovered
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination – California Digital Library
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary commensurate with experience.

Position Summary:

The California Digital Library has two outstanding opportunities for dynamic, highly-motivated professionals to join our systemwide licensed collections team. This is a transformative time at CDL and the University of California, with an opportunity to truly have an impact in a dynamic and rapidly-changing environment. Come join us and make a difference!

At the California Digital Library (CDL), we believe passionately that the library, in all its forms, is critically important to the vital work of students, scholars and the public. As a University of California systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system as a partner and collaborator to the UC campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students and library staff; the patrons of the consortia in which the UC Libraries participate; and the many people worldwide who benefit from UC’s open access offerings.

As a member of the Licensed Content Group within the CDL’s Collection Development and Management Program, the Licensed Content Development Coordinator communicates with UC campus librarians and collection development officers to identify their information needs, negotiates with content vendors, drafts UC systemwide subscription/purchase proposals, supports senior-level discussions, provides outreach events and workshops related to CDL collection development activities, and informs UC librarians on CDL-licensed resources totaling nearly $50M annually. The position reports to, and receives direction from, the Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing.
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Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing, UC Office of the President, Oakland, CA

October 1, 2019

Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing (5945)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20190376
Appointment Type: Staff – Career
Personnel Program: MSP
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Academic Affairs: Academic Planning, Programs, and Coordination – California Digital Library
Posting Salary: $125,000 – $135,000

Position Summary:

The California Digital Library has two outstanding opportunities for dynamic, highly-motivated professionals to join our systemwide licensed collections team. This is a transformative time at CDL and the University of California, with an opportunity to truly have an impact in a dynamic and rapidly-changing environment.  Come join us and make a difference!

The Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing will lead and manage systemwide licensing activities for digital scholarly content on behalf of the University of California Libraries, including responsibility for a $40M+ licensed content portfolio and oversight of all phases of licensing activity from inception through acquisitions and ongoing management. Working in close collaboration with CDL’s Associate Executive Director / Director of Collection & Development Management, the Assistant Director manages and provides strategic and operational direction to a distributed licensing and collection services staff of 12+ FTE in two primary locations (Oakland and UC San Diego) and is a key collaborator in developing strategic directions for the CDL collections program as a whole.
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