San Mateo County Community College District – Part-Time Librarian Pool

April 30, 2015

The San Mateo County Community College District is seeking applicants for our Part-Time Librarian Pool.  Please follow the link for detailed information.

 

https://jobs.smccd.edu/postings/1021


Two Positions at CSU Dominguez Hills: Information Literacy & Assessment Coordinator (Position #2659) & Web Technologies Librarian (Position #2660)

April 30, 2015

Information Literacy & Assessment Coordinator (Position #2659) /

Web Technologies Librarian (Position #2660)

 

Come enjoy the South Bay’s cool ocean breezes and be on the TORO team!

CSU Dominguez Hills invites creative and energetic applicants to join the hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic University Library faculty in the Reference/Instruction department for TWO (yes, TWO!) positions – Information Literacy and Assessment Coordinator AND Web Technologies Librarian.

 

The successful candidate for Information Literacy and Assessment Coordinator (Position #2659) will provide vision and leadership for the campus’ Information Literacy Program. The Information Literacy and Assessment Coordinator will design, develop, implement, train, and assess information literacy initiatives that promote student success and retention and that align with the strategic goals of the campus.

 

Partial Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated application of information literacy concepts and trends, pedagogical skills and assessment strategies.
  • Substantial experience in information literacy program development, implementation, training, and assessment.
  • Active involvement in or contribution to the development of the new ACRL Information Literacy Framework.
  • Record of recent published or presented research in the areas of information literacy and/or library assessment methods.
  • Demonstrated experience with emerging or learning technologies such as digital learning objects, LibGuides, online citation management tools.

 

The successful candidate for Web Technologies Librarian (Position #2660) will provide leadership in the development of web-based learning objects that support and enhance student success through the Library’s Information Literacy and Instruction program, and will also use social media and other appropriate venues to promote these programs throughout the campus.

 

Partial Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Expertise in learning management systems, web authoring and graphic design tools, such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Camtasia, with the ability to create digital learning objects.
  • Experience creating interactive teaching/learning objects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies such as web technologies, multimedia applications, social media, and online learning environments.
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts and trends, pedagogical skills and assessment strategies.
  • Knowledge of technical languages such as SHTML, DHTML, PHP, Java Script, XML, CSS, ASP, MS SQL.

For a complete list of responsibilities, minimum and preferred qualifications, and to apply, please see:

https://my.csudh.edu/psp/ps/EMPLOYEE/HDHPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL (Position #s 2659 OR 2660)


Librarian-Collection Development & Technical & Online Services

April 30, 2015

College of the Canyons, founded in 1969, is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in California.  The college is one of the largest employers in the Santa Clarita Valley and is a vital, enduring, cultural, educational and economic force in the region.  Those who are currently involved with the college and those who will grace its doors in the future will find unlimited opportunities and a chance to be innovative and entrepreneurial.  College of the Canyons is a dynamic campus that provides an educational experience second to none.

College of the Canyons is pleased to announce the following tenure-track faculty positions:

Librarian – Collection Development & Technical & Online Services

(Review Date: May 19, 2015)

Employment announcements, instructions, and online application are available on the Employment Opportunities link on the college’s webpage at www.canyons.edu. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 362-3427/3428 or TTY/TDD# (661) 362-5178.

Position Description:  College of the Canyons is seeking a faculty leader in the area of Library Science.  This is an eleven-month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning fall 2015.  This position is responsible for technical service functions related to selecting and cataloging print and non-print materials, ensuring online access to library services, and maintaining a library presence on the Internet.  All Librarians perform multiple roles including public service, user instruction and coordination of the operational area, as well as other professional responsibilities. The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions.  Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of an unexpired California Community College Instructor Credential in Library Science

OR

Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science

No equivalencies are accepted for this discipline.

To view a complete job announcement go to:

http://apptrkr.com/607994

For Academic positions, applicants are encouraged to apply online at:

http://bit.ly/1aA7QCE

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3428.

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Anthropology & Qualitative Research Librarian

April 30, 2015

Social Sciences Division

University of California, Berkeley

Hiring Range: Associate Librarian $53, 116 – $71,203 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting July 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and user-centered librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the social sciences through active engagement with collection development, data and information literacy initiatives, course-based instruction, individual research assistance, and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community.  This position serves as subject librarian for Anthropology, and takes a leadership role in providing support for qualitative research methods throughout the social sciences.

 

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 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty.  With a collection of more than 11 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 Social Sciences Division consists of six library locations – the Anthropology Library, Business Library, Data Lab, Education Psychology Library, Environmental Design Library, and Social Research Library – and support for collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks.  Collectively, the staff – 11 librarians, 12 library staff, and over 50 student library employees – support the research, teaching, and study needs of a diverse clientele.  These libraries are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections in several languages to support the research and teaching programs of the Haas School of Business, Graduate School of Education, School of Information, Graduate School of Journalism, Goldman School of Public Policy, School of Social Welfare, College of Environmental Design, and College of Letters & Science.  Additionally the collections and libraries are heavily used by other campus departments, research units, and the general public. The George & Mary Foster Anthropology Library contains over 93,000 print volumes covering all areas of anthropological research, including very strong historic collections related to California Native American culture and California archaeology.

The research and teaching of the Anthropology Department at Berkeley is highly diverse, studying human beings from every time period in all their complexity, including research in indigenous and environmental politics; inequality and race, class, and gender; and science and technology studies. The Anthropology & Qualitative Research Librarian will work closely with subject librarians in related subject areas such as Linguistics, International and Area Studies and Geography, as well as with the Library Data Lab (which provides support for numeric data) and GIS.

 

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Library’s Social Sciences Division, the librarian in this position serves as a liaison to the department of Anthropology and to the Global Poverty and Practice Minor. Liaisons at Berkeley are expected to establish strong relationships with the faculty and students of their departments, and to actively participate in the Library’s reference, outreach, and instructional services. This includes providing virtual reference, individual research consultations, promotion of library resources and services, in-person classes, and the development of online subject guides and instructional material.

The librarian will also be responsible for collection development, management and assessment for anthropology, ethnic studies, and African American studies. The librarian will collaborate with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on interdisciplinary and/or system-wide collection decisions, and will work with librarians nationally and internationally on issues related to improved access for legacy print and digital collections.

The librarian will take a lead role in supporting qualitative research methods, offering training and partnering with the Social Sciences D-Lab, Research IT, other research support services and other librarians to assist faculty and students with qualitative research and data life cycle management.

Additionally, the librarian will assume division-wide leadership responsibility for an initiative such as data management, instruction, scholarly communications, or web services.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.  Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification Required by Time of Application:

  • American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent degree.

 

Additional Required Qualifications by Date of Hire:

  • Significant coursework or experience in anthropology or a closely related discipline.
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library.
  • Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of qualitative research methods such as ethnography, participant

observation and qualitative surveys.

  • Proven commitment to public services and improving the user experience.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both

independently and as a team member.

  • Knowledge of trends and issues in scholarly communication in the social sciences.

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with one or more Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis

(CAQDAS) tools such as NVivo, Dedoose, and Atlas.ti.

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits

DEADLINE:  The initial review date for this position is May 21, 2015.  All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00717.

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

 

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Phone: 510-642-3778

Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Head, Blaisdell Medical Library

April 30, 2015

The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused leader. The Library is embarking on programs supporting institutional emphases in biomedical informatics, clinical and translational sciences, and data sciences and data services that build upon active and dynamic suites of existing initiatives. The Head of the Blaisdell Medical Library (BML) is responsible for providing vision, leadership, and management within BML and manages library services and resources in support of student learning, academic programs, and faculty teaching and research. This position will oversee, and participate in, major activities conducted by librarians including research support and educational services; collection development and management; and outreach covering a variety of relevant topics, including Library resources and services, literature searching, systematic reviews, and access to research data and scholarship.  This is an exciting opportunity to put leadership into action with a wide range of initiatives on a welcoming campus with a “vision for a healthier world through bold innovation.”

 

Salary: Associate Librarian to Librarian ($60,684 – $93,083)

 

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit http://lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/jobs/

 

Candidates applying by June 8, 2015, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

 

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.


Medical Librarian: The University of California, Riverside

April 17, 2015

Medical Librarian: The University of California, Riverside Library seeks a motivated, proactive, user-oriented Medical Librarian to join the Medical Library Services team continuing and developing services in support of the School of Medicine.  The final date to apply is June 10, 2015.  For more information and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00321    EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer


DEPUTY COUNTY LIBRARIAN-SUPPORT SERVICES – Contra Costa County Library

April 17, 2015

FINAL FILING DATE: May 1, 2015                                                                                  ORAL INTERVIEW:  To Be Announced

 

DEPUTY COUNTY LIBRARIAN-SUPPORT SERVICES

Monthly Salary Range $7,701 ·$9,360

 

THE POSITION

The Contra Costa County Library is recruiting for a creative, enthusiastic, and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Deputy County Librarian-Support Services. This is one of three (3) Deputy County Librarians and will report directly to the County Librarian. The Deputy County Librarian-Support Services serves as a member of the Library’s Executive ManagementTeam. The Deputy County Librarian­ Support Services plans and manages all operations and activities of the Support ServicesDivision of the County Library Department including materials acquisition, cataloging and processing, automation services, collections development, and interlibrary loans. Incumbents provide direct supervision to Library Managers, subordinate professional, technical,and clerical personnel and do related work as required.

The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban,suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million. Contra Costa County Library actively promotes reading, maximizes the use of library collections, and offers programs and services that encourage reading. The County Library is proud to be recognized as having one of the State’s most successful literacy programs.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for six months.

MINIMUM   QUALIFICATIONS

License Required: Possession of a Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License . Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American LibraryAssociation, or a master’s degree in a related field.

Experience: Five (5) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public, major business or large academic library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.

Substitution: Two (2) additional years of full time or its equivalent management experience in a public, major business or large academic library and a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university may be substituted for the master’s degree requirement.

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr, and submit the required information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted for the official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted.  To view the typical tasks, knowledge, skills, and abilities  associated  with this  position, please visit our website to see the detailed job description . Please see additional locations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.

 

  1. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.

 

  1. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board members to be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

 

As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to fill out a Conviction History form. Please note that the Conviction History Form should only be submitted when requested.

 

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the PersonnelManagement Regulations and accepted selection practices.

 

OPEN ONLY: April 20, 2015 EB-MJD/ob   


DEPUTY COUNTY LIBRARIAN-PUBLIC SERVICES – Contra Costa County Library

April 17, 2015

FINAL FILING DATE: May 1, 2015                                                                                                                                                 ORAL INTERVIEW:  To BeAnnounced

 

DEPUTY COUNTY LIBRARIAN-PUBLIC SERVICES

Monthly Salary Range $7,701 • $9,360

THE POSITION

The Contra Costa County Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic and innovative leader for an exciting and challenging opportunity as Deputy County Librarian-Public Services. This is one of three Deputy County Librarians and will report directly to the CountyLibrarian. The Deputy County Librarian-Public Services serves as a member of the Library’s Executive Management Team and isresponsible for the planning and organization of community libraries, including in depth participation in planning new and expandedfacilities as needed. This position will oversee the functions of the library, such as reading and literacy or lifelong learning programs.Additional responsibilities include preparing and presenting budgets; providing leadership in the assessment of library and communityneeds and interest; planning, developing and evaluating service needs and related methods of delivery; creating and maintainingrelationships with cities, schools and community based organizations to effectively plan resources ; representing the County Library atthe Library Commission, other community , government, and professional meetings; providing leadership in staff development andtraining . The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 millionurban, suburban, and rural patrons with an annual circulation reaching 7.4 million. Contra Costa County Library actively promotesreading, maximizes the use of library collections, and offers programs and services that encourage reading. The County Library is proud to be recognized as having one of the State’s most successful literacy programs.

The eligible list established from this recruitment will remain in effect for six months.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

License Required: Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator’s license will be accepted during the application process.

Education: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from a school of Librarianship accredited by the American LibraryAssociation.

 

Experience: Four (4) years of full-time or its equivalent professional experience in a public library, at least three (3) years of which must have been as manager of a major library program or division and included the supervision of professional librarians.

SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Application Filing: All applicants, including County employees, are to apply on-line at www.cccounty.us/hr, and submit therequired information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date listed above. All applicants must clearlydemonstrate that they meet the minimum qualifications provided on the job announcement. Resumes may not be substituted forthe official County application. Paper, faxed, or late applications WILL NOT be accepted. To view the typical tasks, knowledge,skills, and abilities associated with this  position, please visit  our website to see the detailed job description. Please see addition allocations to apply on the reverse side of this announcement.
  1. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  1. Oral Interview: An oral interview will be conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Board in Martinez, CA. The Board willevaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must receive a rating of at least 70 from a majority of the Board membersto be ranked on the employment list. (Weighted 100%)

As part of the application process, an applicant may be required to fill out a Conviction History form. Please note that the ConvictionHistory Form should only be submitted when requested.

The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel ManagementRegulations and accepted selection practices.

OPEN ONLY: April 20, 2015 EB·MJD/ob

 


Classics & Germanic Studies Librarian/Research Specialist

April 7, 2015

Arts and Humanities Division

University of California, Berkeley
Hiring Range: Associate Librarian to Librarian $53, 116 – $81,474 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting July 2015.

 

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a librarian and/or scholar to support world-class research and teaching through the development of the Library’s research collections and engagement with faculty and students, particularly those associated with Classics and Germanic Studies.

 

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 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and 1,500 faculty. With a collection of more than 11 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 Arts & Humanities Division consists of five library locations – the Art History/Classics Library, Graduate Services, Morrison Library, Music Library, and South/Southeast Asia Library – and support for collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks.  Collectively, the staff – 14 librarians, 14 library staff, and over 50 student library employees – support a diverse clientele interested in arts, humanities, and international and area studies.  These libraries are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs related to arts, language, literature, philosophy, and religion in a multicultural, global context.  The Department of Classics offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Classics, in Classical Archaeology via the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, and a joint program in Ancient Philosophy. The Department of German offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and a Graduate Group in the Designated Emphasis in Dutch Studies, with courses in language as well as cultural studies from a comparative perspective ranging from the Middle Ages to the present.   Visit http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/ for more information about the UC Berkeley Library.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Classics & Germanic Studies Librarian/Research Specialist supports research, teaching, and scholarship by shaping the Library’s rich research collection; developing research tools to facilitate user access to resources in various formats and languages; providing specialized orientations, instructional sessions, and research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students; and contributing to reference services for the humanities and social sciences.  The incumbent cultivates and sustains connections with faculty, students and staff of key academic departments, programs, and centers, including serving as a resource about emerging technologies, scholarly communication, and research methods to meet the evolving needs of these fields.

Collection development/management includes responsibility for selection, acquisition, access, assessment, and disposition of wide-ranging resources in all formats that are appropriate to the research and teaching needs of the UC Berkeley campus.  Through skilled management of collections budgets – including endowments and collaborative purchases – the incumbent guides the development of the core collections and special collections in Classics (classical philology, antiquities, archaeological research and inscriptions, ancient history, and ancient philosophy) and the literature, history, and cultural studies associated with Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Scandinavia, and Finland. In order to effectively enhance access and support interdisciplinary collections, the incumbent partners with other campus colleagues specializing in social sciences, humanities, area studies, international documents, and digitization, as well as with the California Digital Library and the Center for Research Libraries.

Reporting to the Head of the Arts & Humanities Division, this position will collaborate frequently with colleagues in that division as well as with colleagues in the Social Sciences Division.   The successful candidate will become the division’s knowledge leader for current trends in the field, e.g. digital humanities.

 

UC Berkeley librarians and academic staff are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment.  Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Minimum Basic Qualification Required at Time of Application

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a related field (such as classics, philology, literature, language, history,  archaeology, or library and information science)

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Working proficiency in German, Greek (Ancient & Modern), Latin, and other Western European languages
  • Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library
  • Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to humanities, social sciences, and/or area studies in an academic or research library environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in exploring ways technologies are affecting research methods and scholarship in the humanities
  • Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in humanities and area studies fields
  • Knowledge of initiatives and trends related to research in international and area studies fields and to the evolving scholarly communication landscape
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service, and ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
  • Capacity to thrive in a dynamic environment and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent degree
  • Demonstrated comprehension of and competency in German, Greek (Ancient & Modern), Latin,

and other non-English languages of Western Europe, Scandinavia, and the Netherlands

  • Familiarity with book trade and bibliographic resources of countries of these regions (Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Greece)
  • Experience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching
  • Knowledge of cataloging and access issues for non-English language materials
  • Experience with cooperative library agreements at the regional, national, or international level
  • Demonstrated record of success in planning and implementing projects
  • Experience in grant writing and fundraising

 

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

 

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).  This position is in the bargaining unit.

 

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel.  The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

 

DEADLINE:  The initial review date for this position is April 30, 2015.  All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

 

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00701.

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

 

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Phone: 510-642-3778

Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Scholarly Communication Officer

April 7, 2015

Salary: $83,184 – $95,820, per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting July 2015.

 

UC Berkeley Library is looking for a service-oriented Scholarly Communication Officer whose principal role will be to educate the university community about scholarly publication modes, intellectual property/copyright, and open access issues and services.  S/he will be a campus resource on local, national and international scholarly communication developments and activities and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction.

 

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities.  In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries.  With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collection 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.

 

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian & Director of Collections, the incumbent will lead the Library’s program to disseminate and preserve scholarship produced by UC Berkeley faculty, students and researchers. S/he will work in close cooperation with campus librarians, academic departments, campus administrators, and the UC California Digital Library in order to develop educational materials, deploy technologies, and provide direct assistance to UC Berkeley scholars on topics related to scholarly publishing, intellectual property/copyright, and open access.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Consult with faculty and graduate students on publishing choices, understanding of publishing agreements, the benefits of open access publishing, the retention of rights, and the overall management of intellectual property
  • Develop and implement an education program for the faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues in an academic digital environment, including open access, data management, copyright, fair use, and author rights
  • Provide advice on using resources, including open educational resources, in teaching classes on campus and online
  • Monitor national scholarly communications trends and policy issues, inform and educate the UC Berkeley community of their significance, and participate in campus efforts to ensure that scholars, students and libraries in the digital environment retain full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property system
  • Engage in national initiatives that shape scholarly communication, for example, HathiTrust, SPARC, or the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
  • Lead initiatives related to scholarly communication and publishing and organize events at UC Berkeley on relevant topics, for example, during Open Access week
  • Coordinate with the UC California Digital Library to ensure that UC Berkeley scholarship is well-curated, discoverable and preserved in eScholarship, the institutional repository
  • Serve as the Library’s representative to the UC Libraries Scholarly Communication Officers Group
  • Engage in research related to scholarly impact, open access, intellectual property or digital scholarship
  • Provide policy advice on licensing of electronic resources
  • Serve as the UC Berkeley Library’s intellectual property and copyright expert and primary resource on fair use and permissions issues
  • Be a library leader for the Library’s Scholarly Communication Librarians Group, as well as a campus resource on national and local policies pertaining to scholarly communication
  • Be responsible for the content of the Library’s scholarly communication website
  • Work in close consultation with the UC Berkeley Office of Legal Affairs, information technology office, academic departments, and university administrators on issues and programs related to scholarly communication

 

Minimum Basic Qualification at Time of Application:

  • D. Degree or equivalent degree

 

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree that supports the activities of academic libraries and/or archives
  • A minimum of two years’ experience with copyright and intellectual property law and their application in an academic environment, scientific or scholarly publishing, or in other settings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing, new models of scholarly communication, intellectual property/copyright issues in an academic environment, and the associated technical, legal, and information policy issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property/copyright issues in the academic environment, particularly as they involve the creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources
  • Experience in preparing and providing instruction and assistance for faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication, copyright, and fair use

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish productive collaborations with diverse constituencies, including faculty, students, administrators, consortial partners, and national organizations
  • Planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment

 

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

 

This academic position is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM).

 

Academic Administrators are entitled to two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty, non-Senate academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

 

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by April 30, 2015.  All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

 

Submit applications online at: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00702.  Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position.

 

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: Submit applications online at http:/policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

 

 

 

Send inquiries to:

 

Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Department

110 Doe Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Phone: (510) 642-3778

Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu