Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Archivist, CSU Dominguez Hills

July 17, 2019

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

The University Library, Gerth Archives and Special Collections

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department houses the California State University System-wide Archives, the CSUDH Archives, over 200 archival collections on African American history and culture, labor movements, aviation history, Upton Sinclair, Tradeswomen, Latin American history, California history and other topics. The Gerth Archives has received NEH, NHPRC and NPS grants for its current CSU system-wide Japanese American Digitization Project. The Department’s digital archives contain over 50,000 digital objects and is growing. The library houses two art/history galleries. Rotating exhibits, such as the Watts: Now & Then; Building Evidence: Japanese Americans in Southern California; LatinX Activism and LGBTQ+ are generated to complement formal instruction. The Gerth Archives employs permanent and temporary faculty and staff professionals as well as interns, grant consultants and student assistants. Library faculty and staff, who value the partnerships and collaborations that promote student success, are working aggressively within a Librarian Liaison model, to make those connections that will enable CSUDH students to succeed in their academic endeavors.

The services of the University Library are housed in a 140,000 square foot, five story, energy-efficient addition completed in 2010. Staffing currently consists of 11.5 FTE professional librarians and 15.5 FTE paraprofessionals. The Library is home to two 33-capacity instructional labs, 100+ computers, 11 group study rooms, a Technology Checkout Program, multiple quiet study and collaborative spaces, and informal lounge areas interspersed throughout the building and a café. It has emerged as CSUDH students’ “Academic Home away from Home.” CSUDH students study in a stunningly beautiful library that contains multicultural artwork reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the campus, the community and the Southern California area.

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Judicial Center Law Librarian, California Judicial Center Library, San Francisco, CA

July 16, 2019

Job Title: Judicial Center Law Librarian

Location: San Francisco, CA

Job Opening: 5009

The California Judicial Center Library (CJCL) is accepting applications for the position of Judicial Center Law Librarian. The CJCL is the consolidated library for the Supreme Court of California and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District. Its mission is to anticipate and respond effectively to the legal information needs of the justices and staff of both courts, as well as the staff of the Judicial Council of California. The CJCL’s collection of more than 300,000 volumes and archival materials is housed in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, and the library also provides access to a wide range of online research and reference services and materials.

Under the direct supervision of the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Supreme Court of California and the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, and policy direction from the CJCL Governing Committee, the Judicial Center Law Librarian directs library programs and staff, ensures the accomplishment of the library’s goals and objectives, and functions with full supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability. The Judicial Center Law Librarian is assigned to the CJCL’s headquarters in San Francisco, a 35,000 square foot facility located in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex.


  • Recommends, develops, and implements CJCL policies and procedures; manages technology and procurement of services and equipment; develops library performance standards; collects and analyzes statistical information; develops and maintains effective working relationships with court leadership.
  • Evaluates the existing collection, assesses information needs, and develops an appropriate collection policy; selects print materials or electronic services for purchase; directs cataloging and processing of CJCL materials in accordance with national standards; supervises cataloging policies and procedures; coordinates software and hardware upgrades; oversees an accurate and efficient circulation system; supervises maintenance of circulation records and statistics; develops, maintains, and enhances the CJCL’s online presence; evaluates the need for new and emerging technologies and implements required changes.
  • Establishes and implements reference service policies; oversees legal research skills training for justices and court staff; directs provision of reference and legal research using information resources in a variety of formats; oversees training on commercial research databases, coordinating with vendors when appropriate; monitors staffing, work flow, and processes to ensure uninterrupted research and reference services.
  • Manages Special Collections and Archives to support the study of California court and legal history; oversees the appraisal, accessioning, description, and arrangement of collections; coordinates outreach activities, including the development and support of programs to enhance public education regarding the judiciary and legal history; provides donor acknowledgements and oversees the solicitation of gifts.
  • Oversees and monitors annual CJCL budget, including staffing, operations, and purchases; reviews and approves for payment all items charged to the library budget; negotiates contracts with publishers and vendors in compliance with governing judicial branch procurement standards.
  • Develops CJCL web page content and presentation; promotes CJCL materials and services to justices and staff; assists users in the preparation of legal articles and other publications; explains policies and procedures to users.
  • Supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of all CJCL staff members; assures staff is available to instruct, train, and assist justices and staff in both manual and computerized legal research.
  • Responds to library correspondence.
  • Represents CJCL and the courts it serves in professional committees and organizations.
  • In coordination with the Supreme Court of California and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, oversees the layout of CJCL space and facilitates its use for research and educational activities; authorizes the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies, as necessary.

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Political Science and Public Policy Librarian, UC Berkeley

July 15, 2019

The Political Science & Public Policy Librarian helps researchers analyze the use, abuse and distribution of power, and the development of policies to address social and environmental problems. The librarian establishes strong relationships with faculty and students of the Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, Goldman School of Public Policy, and undergraduate major of Legal Studies; conducts analysis and assessment of user needs, provides virtual and in-person research consultations, offers in-course instruction, creates instructional materials in a variety of formats, and promotes library resources and services.

The Political Science & Policy Librarian will be responsible for creating, managing and assessing collections in all formats (books, journals, databases, statistical and primary sources, and state and local government documents) which support the broad areas of politics and policy. Developing research level collections requires collaboration with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on interdisciplinary and/or system-wide collection decisions, and working with librarians at other institutions nationally and internationally to improve access to legacy collections, including open access initiatives.

The position works closely with other subject librarians in the interdisciplinary social sciences, collaborates with librarians with language and country expertise to support global and international studies, and reports to the head of the Library’s Social Sciences Division. The successful candidate will also work with library-wide functional specialists including those responsible for assessment, research data management, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications; and will assume lead responsibility in one of these areas within the Social Sciences Division.

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Instruction & Outreach Librarian, UC Merced

July 15, 2019

The UC Merced Library seeks a collaborative and creative Instruction & Outreach librarian.  In this position, the Instruction & Outreach librarian will engage with students, faculty, and campus partners to increase students’ information literacy skills particularly through instruction integrated into course curriculum.  More broadly, the Instruction & Outreach librarian will connect library users to information and library services through reference, outreach, and liaison activities.

Appointment: Assistant or Associate Librarian rank
Salary Range:  $61,201 to $68,084
Review Date Begins: 26 August 2019
Full Posting:

Sara Davidson Squibb

Physical Sciences Librarian, California State University, Sacramento

July 12, 2019

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. Sacramento State is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving (AANAPI) and a Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Therefore we welcome and encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 28 Library faculty, 33 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another’s success.

We seek an energetic, innovative, and collaborative librarian to provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for Chemistry, Biochemistry, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics. This position shares liaison responsibilities with other Science librarians for Public Health. Under the general direction of the Head of the Research & Instruction Department and working closely with teaching faculty in assigned areas, the Physical Sciences Librarian develops and delivers strategically and pedagogically appropriate library instruction to students and works with teaching faculty to implement information literacy initiatives. The schedule includes some evening and weekend assignments.

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found at this link: .  EEO/ADA

Digital Archivist, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library

July 11, 2019

The Digital Archivist will support the born-digital archives program in The Bancroft Library. This is a full-time permanent appointment. The successful candidate will have experience working with analog and born-digital archival materials; experience working with archival technologies; demonstrated experience appraising and providing original description of archival materials; knowledge of metadata standards; strong analytical, documentation, and communication skills; experience interfacing and coordinating with IT staff; and experience working with tools and systems in a special collections environment.

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Business Librarian, Full-time Temporary, UC San Diego

July 11, 2019

Job Number: 1283

Position Status: Faculty, Full-time temporary, Fall Semester
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Copley Library, Faculty

Brief Description:
The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual for a temporary full-time Business Librarian position. This librarian serves as liaison to the School of Business. The School consists of 16 programs and 6 Centers and Institutes: Accountancy Institute, John M. Ahlers Center for International Business, Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate, Entrepreneurship, Center for Peace and Commerce, and The Supply Chain Management Institute. The School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and has 69 full-time faculty and 58 part-time faculty members.

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Metadata and Discovery Librarian, University of California, Riverside

July 11, 2019

Position Overview

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a motivated, proactive, user-oriented Metadata and Discovery librarian. The successful candidate will be dedicated to collaborative, stakeholder focused development and implementation of original and complex metadata creation and integrated library management system optimization.

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 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

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.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

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Resource Acquisitions Librarian, University of California, Berkeley

July 11, 2019

Hiring range: Associate Librarian

$73,751 to $88,871 per annum, based upon qualifications.

This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2019.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Resource Acquisitions Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with managing one-time acquisitions in all formats, and licensing, and management of approval plans. The Resource Acquisitions Librarian will advise the ordering and receiving unit and will be responsible for assisting in the assessment of approval plan and vendor performance.

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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Systematic Review Coordinator and Medical School Liaison, University of Southern California

July 8, 2019

The Norris Medical Library at the University of Southern California (USC) seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and service-focused professional to serve as the Systematic Review Service Coordinator/Medical School Liaison Librarian.  The minimum requirements for the position include two years of experience working on systematic reviews; effective oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills, able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment; demonstrated commitment to continued professional development.  In addition, an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC.

For more information, please see the full position description at the URLs below or contact Jennifer Dinalo, search committee chair, at


Closing date for applications: open until filled

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background.  The university particularly encourages members of under-represented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.  USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.  Further information is available by contacting