Resident Archivist – The Autry National Center of the American West

May 26, 2015

Resident Archivist

 

The Autry National Center of the American West is a museum dedicated to exploring and sharing the stories, experiences, and perceptions of the diverse peoples of the American West. Located in Griffith Park, the Autry’s collection of over 500,000 pieces of art and artifacts, which includes the collection of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, is one of the largest and most significant in the United States. The Autry supports path breaking scholarship through access to the collections of the Libraries and Archives and its two research libraries, the Braun Research Library and the Autry Library. Exhibitions, public programs, K–12 educational services, and publications are designed to examine the contemporary human condition through the lens of the historical Western experience and explore critical issues in society.

 

The Libraries and Archives of the Autry seeks a Resident Archivist for a one-year appointment to serve as part of the inaugural Institute of Museum and Library Services-supported L.A. as Subject Residency Program. The L.A. as Subject Residency Program will provide the opportunity for a post-graduate MLIS student, with an interest in pursuing a career in archives, to learn from professionals and scholars in the field and gain experience in community archives.

 

Specific duties will include:
• An initial three-month supervised archival project at the Libraries and Archives of the Autry,

followed by three, three-month rotations at L.A. as Subject member archive locations
• Hands-on experience working at community and neighborhood-based archives and enabling residents to share their archival expertise
• Hands-on archival work experience in multiple institutional environments
• Practical experience with policy and procedural decisions in archival institutions
• Teaching experience, and assistance with professional development and networking among professionals

 

The successful candidate will have:
• Basic understanding of archival principles
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• The ability to work independently as well as with colleagues and archives users from diverse backgrounds
• Capability to manage multiple priorities calmly and effectively and meet deadlines
• A strong public service orientation and the ability to work in collegial, collaborative and diverse environments
• Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail
• Demonstrated problem solving skills and flexibility
• Strong interest in Los Angeles history and community- and neighborhood-based archives
• Ability to travel to work in multiple locations across the Los Angeles county
• Ability to bend, twist and the ability to regularly lift 40 lbs.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Required education: ALA accredited MLIS degree or Masters in Information Science or Archival Science completed since May 2013.
  • Considerable specialized knowledge of contemporary archival and records management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge or background in preservation management.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, project management, analytical and research skills.
  • Requires computer skills and ability to work with electronic records and databases.
  • Experience utilizing digital reproduction technologies such as scanners and digital cameras for preservation.

 

This is a full-time, one year fixed term position and is eligible for employee benefits. Employee benefits include health, dental, retirement, and discounts to a wide variety of area events and attractions.

 

About L.A. as Subject
Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.

 

To Apply: Please visit the Employment page of our website at:

 

http://theautry.org/about-us/employment-overview


Acquisitions/Licensing Librarian – Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School

May 22, 2015

Acquisitions/Licensing Librarian

 

Dudley Knox Library (http://library.nps.edu) at the Naval Postgraduate School* (Monterey, CA), is recruiting for a new position,Acquisitions/Licensing Librarian, to expand our service-oriented team! (NOTE:  Coming soon 2 additional positions:  Systems/Applications Librarian and Reference Librarian)

 

Librarian (Acquisitions/Licensing) — APPLICATIONS OPEN 28 MAY

Job Announcement Number: SE51410-12-1410630QH109843D

Applicants must be US citizens.

This position is located within the Metadata Services department of the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Dudley Knox Library (DKL). The incumbent is responsible for providing administrative and contracting support in the acquisition and licensing of a wide-range of resources and services the library provides to its customers. The incumbent works collaboratively with: library administration; library collection development and electronic services staff; campus acquisitions, contracting, and general counsel offices; and vendors. The incumbent is responsible for negotiating licensing terms and conditions and managing vendor/NPS licensing agreements to ensure compliance with federal regulations and that terms and conditions appropriately meet user requirements. The incumbent is responsible for accurately communicating as well as interpreting licenses, terms and conditions to NPS library staff and patrons.

GS-9 – The Librarian position is a developmental position which will allow for structured growth and development.

GS-11 – The Librarian position is journey level and the incumbent is expected to have knowledge and experience in all areas of responsibility.

Pay and Benefits**:  Recruiting at GS-9/11 (Promotion Potential to GS-12) includes locality pay of 35.15%

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/15Tables/html/SF.aspx

 

How to apply for a US federal government job: 

 

Please watch these videos – applications and resumes for federal jobs are NOT THE SAME as those created for “civilian/university” vacancies!  Jobs are “open” for a very brief window – typically only 5-10 days.

 

 

Once you create your resume(s) in the system you will be able to search and link the appropriate resume to our job when it posts at USAJobs https://www.usajobs.gov/

 

Search for “librarian” and “Monterey, California” 

 

* The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) located in Monterey, California, supports the U.S. Navy, other military branches, and foreign military services with accredited Masters’- and PhD-level graduate education.  NPS consists of four graduate schools (InternationalGraduate Studies; Business and Public Policy; Operational and Information Sciences; and Science and Engineering), threeresearch and education institutes (Meyer Institute of Systems Engineering; Cebrowski Institute; and the Modeling VirtualEnvironments and Simulation Institute), and dozens of research and education centers.  (http://www.nps.edu/)

 

** The Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan. More information can be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Benefits/Pages/Default.aspx 

 

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor. 

 


University Archivist – University of California, Davis, University Library

May 20, 2015

University Archivist
University of California, Davis, University Library

The University Library of the University of California, Davis seeks a proactive, innovative, user-focused, University Archivist serving as a team leader, who understands the challenges of acquiring and managing faculty and institutionally created content and of describing and preserving digital and print content. The incumbent pursues informed experiments, and guides the Archives & Institutional Assets Program personnel within a complex university research environment. Operating within the framework of the Library’s Strategic Plan, AIAP integrates UC Davis created and commissioned content with the library’s existing collections and leverages library services in serving the research, educational, patient care, and knowledge application priorities of the campus. The AIAP capitalizes on the expertise of many as it collaborates with campus units to help the University demonstrate and document its impact, regionally, nationally, and internationally. Together with other library and campus units the AIAP provides an infrastructure of content, tools, and services to assist UC Davis faculty, staff, and researchers in making informed decisions regarding reusing, sharing, archiving, or preserving content created in the course of doing research, teaching/learning, and patient care activities, so that UC Davis-created content is easily discoverable and quickly recognized.

Salary: Associate Librarian to Librarian ($67,509 – $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 July 22, 2015, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Course Reserves Coordinator – The Robert E. Kennedy Library – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

May 19, 2015


Course Reserves Coordinator  

As a member of the community whether student, professor or staff member, you will learn, lead, teach, & do at Cal Poly. Our alumni carry the Learn by Doing philosophy with them in their careers & into their communities.
The Robert E. Kennedy Library is the 2014 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award winner. We are the first university library in California to receive the award since it was first given in 2000. We are the campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources & technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, & user needs.The OpportunityAccess Services facilitates Checkout desk functions that include borrowing, creating & managing your library records. We also provide access to course reserves, & interlibrary loan. We make sure books are in their proper places on the shelves. We manage library-wide lost & found, answer general questions, & keep the building open & safe. Access Services also boasts the most student employees of any library department. Under general supervision of the Access Services Manager, this position contributes to the fulfillment of the Course Reserves functions of this unit, as well as contributing to the overall services & programs of Access Services & the library.

  • oversee daily course reserves operations
  • consult with & provide assistance to faculty about course materials to be placed on reserve
  • ensure that copyright requirements are met for all reserve items
  • maintain reserve collection, e-reserves, & related Web pages; & administer Library Management System (LMS) reserve module
  • staff the circulation desk & oversee daily circulation operations;
  • check library materials in & out using LMS
  • update & maintain the patron database; prepare circulation reports; follow-up on overdue materials & collect fines
  • handle lost & damaged materials
  • oversee stack maintenance
  • assist patrons in finding materials & with questions related to circulation policies & procedures
  • resolve patron problems related to circulation functionsLSS III  The incumbent will have oversight for database maintenance. It will develop, implement, & edit patron data, checks for database cataloging errors, & inspects the LMS for check-out & check-in errors. It will also coordinate all billing of lost books & overdue fines for LINK+, Circulation, Course Reserves & Poly Connect for Cal Poly & other community users. This position also will keep statistics on the processing of print & electronic reserve materials, & be responsible for developing innovations that will improve course reserves management.LSS IV
    The incumbent will provide extensive functional support for the LMS circulation module. It will represent the library on CSU Library system wide committees & work closely with a team of library technical & functional staff to thoroughly review technical documentation to determine system & business process impacts, develop & perform scenario testing, update LMS business process guides, & notify library staff of changes through various communication methods. With oversight for implementations, maintenance, modifications, customizations, configuration, & enhancements in the circulation module, this position will work closely with other technical & functional staff to develop, test, implement, & edit data, including loan rules & patron database updates, participate in reviewing & supporting system improvement initiatives & technology efforts, & perform regular data integrity audits.

Required qualifications Classification level will be determined by experience & background of selected candidate

  • Demonstrated expertise/strong ability to gain expertise (LSS III)/Comprehensive knowledge (LSS IV):
  • Of automated academic library programs, online resources, databases & systems, especially circulation department modules to perform assigned duties, technical work &/or assist patronsWorking (III)/Thorough (IV):
  • Knowledge of/ability to quickly understand the library collection & its organization, as well as classification schemesThorough (III)/Comprehensive (IV):
  • Knowledge of/ability to quickly learn institution’s & library’s policies & practices associated with the ethical use of & access to library & on-line resourcesStrong (III)/Effective (IV):
  • Communication & interpretive skills to be able to interview patrons regarding their information needs & guide them in the use of more complex library & on-line resourcesWorking (III)/General (IV):
  • Knowledge of financial procedures & processes, & ability to apply this knowledge to track & monitor departmental expenditures, patrons accounts, student payroll, office supplies & contribute to the annual budget planning processWorking (III)/Comprehensive (IV):
  • Knowledge of national standards pertaining to library operations, including a thorough knowledge of institutional standards pertaining to copyright & intellectual property protection & the ability to source, apply, explain & escalate issues with such policies & standards to avoid potential violationsWorking (III)/Demonstrated (IV):
  • Knowledge of/ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies & procedures
    Demonstrated:
  • Ability to initiate, establish & foster communication & teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in & outside the University with the ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population & with those from various cultural backgrounds
  • Customer service experience requiring a high level of diplomacy & professionalism
    Excellent:
  • Computer skills & demonstrated ability to use a variety of standard computer applications including word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, on-line systems, Internet & online calendaring & email to perform technical work or assist patrons
  • Organizational & time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating & time-sensitive deadlines
  • Ability to investigate & research more complex problems, including analyzing & interpreting information
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills to be able to prepare & compile information in an organized manner & prepare & present library reports on library resources to library patrons, faculty, staff, students
  • Thorough knowledge of external on-line databases, system & resources, including the ability to perform complex on-line searches
  • Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling & punctuationLSS IV ADD’L REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of lead work direction including assisting in employee selection, training, reviewing work & work assignments, workflows & establishing priorities, providing input to performance evaluations & promoting teamwork to optimize effectiveness
  • In-depth functional knowledge & experience with at least one Library Management System module, preferably circulation
  • General knowledge of library bill of rights & code of ethics
  • Ability to participate in long range planning through the collection, organization, analysis & interpretation of data & information
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear & understandable manner, both verbally & in writing

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-orientated and service centered attitude.
  • Associate level degree or equivalent education with emphasis on specialized technical computer skills.
  • Prior library experience including working in an academic library’s Access Services department.
  • Ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm and interest for the position.
  • Prior experience supervising students and/or other staff.Experience (LSS III)/Demonstrated (LSS IV):
  • Experience with circulation module of Innovative Interfaces Inc and/or ExLibris integrated library systems.

How to apply

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG to complete the required online staff application and apply to requisition #103688. Applicants will have the option of attaching a Cover Letter, Resume and three Letters of Recommendation via the online employment system. Applicants needing computer/internet access may contact Cal Poly Human Resources at: (805) 756-2236, for information on available resources.

About Cal Poly

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/minorities/females/vet/disability.

About SLO

Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, along the beautiful central coast of California, with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and wine country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, south of Monterey and Big Sur, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant, culturally rich small-town community in an extraordinary setting.


Webmaster – USC Libraries’ Web Operations Unit

May 15, 2015

POSITION SUMMARY

 

USC Libraries’ Web Operations unit is seeking a Webmaster to join its team.  The Webmaster will oversee and manage the content for the various user interfaces of the Libraries’ web properties.  In addition to strong organizational and management skills, the ideal candidate has a passion for continually improving web­ based library services for users.

For complete job description, requirements, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/45730


DEPARTMENTAL COMMUNITY AND MEDIA RELATIONS COORDINATOR – Contra Costa County Library

May 15, 2015
Job Title: 

DEPARTMENTAL COMMUNITY AND

MEDIA RELATIONS COORDINATOR

 
Closing Date/Time: 

Fri. 05/29/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

 
Salary: 

$31.92 – $38.80 Hourly
$2,553.57 – $3,103.89 Biweekly
$5,532.74 – $6,725.09 Monthly
$66,392.88 – $80,701.08 Annually

 
Job Type: 

Full Time

 
Location: 

Martinez, California

 
**UPDATED**
The Contra Costa County Animal Services Department and Library Administration is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Community and Media Relations Coordinator. There is a high level of public interest in the operations, mission and services performed by County Departments, and the person appointed to this position will be responsible for maintaining an effective media relations and public information program. This position will be highly visible, serving as the primary media contact for the department. It will require an individual with excellent presentation skills and the ability to effectively represent the organization as a spokesperson both with the media, municipal representatives and citizen groups.

In addition to functioning as the primary media contact, the Community and Media Relations Coordinator will advise top managers on issues of public and community relations, develop strategies to accomplish organizational objectives, prepare executive level correspondence and reports, coordinate and manage special projects and activities, make presentations to various community groups, prepare news releases for newspapers, television and radio stations, and develop public awareness and safety education programs.

The eligible list established as a result of this examination will remain in effect for one (1) year and may be used to fill subsequent vacancies that occur in other County Departments.

 Typical Tasks:
  • Formulates, directs and implements procedures, policies, standards and guidelines for collection, review and presentation of information to be communicated to the public and the media
  • Develops and implements public awareness and educational programs using a variety of promotional techniques
  • Studies the public’s interests and knowledge in various programs, activities and outcomes of County government
  • Functions as the primary media contact for departmental or division level incidents and issues, 24 hours per day
  • Makes presentations before various groups on a local, state and national level
  • Creates and maintains departmental website content
  • Develops and maintains social media presence for department
  • Monitors social and traditional media activity pertaining to department
  • Prepares, edits and submits news releases to online and print newspapers, television and radio stations
  • Prepares pamphlets, brochures, newsletters and other outreach material regarding departmental and County activities
  • Prepares executive level correspondence and reports
  • Participates as a member of the County Emergency Public Information staff
  • Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with members of the news media
  • Performs as a trainer/facilitator for individuals and groups in subjects and processes related to community and media relations
  • Establishes a community information program and arranges tours of County facilities for interested groups and individuals
  • Coordinates and manages special projects and activities
  • Conducts research and prepares reports of findings and conclusions
  • Depending on work assignment, may supervise subordinate communications staff
 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 baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major in communications, public relations, business or public administration or a closely related field.

Experience: Two (2) years of full time or its equivalent experience in public relations or community education which included direct responsibility for preparation and dissemination to the public of written information and acting as an agency spokesperson.

Substitution: Additional experience of the type noted above may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.

A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required.
 Selection Process:
1. Application Filing: Applicants, including County Employees, are to apply on-line at Contra Costa County Department of Human Resourcesand submit the required information by the final filing date. All applicants must clearly demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements 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 knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position, please visit www.cccounty.us/hr to see the detailed job description.

2. 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.

3. 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%)

 


Director, Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) and Collaborative Shared Print Programs

May 15, 2015

Department:    UCLA Library

Title and Salary: Director /MSP Grade I ($66,500 – $128,000/ Midpoint = $97,300)
Salary based on experience and qualifications.

Position Availability:  Immediately

The UCLA Library seeks an innovative, strategic, visionary, and collaborative leader for the position of Director of Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) and Shared Print Programs. A member of the Library’s Management Team, Collection Council, Digitization Task Force and other statewide and campus collaborative initiatives the Director heads an enterprise-wide and statewide organization stewarding vast and diverse collections resources, services, and operations around its mission to create a dynamic learning environment for the UCLA community and society at large, inspiring discovery, cultivating knowledge, advancing research, and preserving cultural heritage.

Description of UCLA Library, and Southern Regional Library Facility

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 200, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 11 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

SRLF is a large-scale, high density, environmentally controlled collection management facility located on the UCLA campus, with capacity for seven million volume equivalents. It serves the five southern campuses of the University of California Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara, as well as the northern UC campuses. The SRLF Preservation Imaging Service enables libraries to preserve fragile print materials through microfilm or digital formatting, and to share the resulting images with other libraries and the general public through Internet/Web access to the UCLA Digital Library and/or the California Digital Library, or though the less vulnerable medium of microfilm. The SRLF participates in the UC Shared Print Archive Program, providing storage for the print copy of select journal titles. The print archive programs held at the SRLF have grown to include the JSTOR Archive and UC Shared Print for Licensed Content (with content fully accessible online), and the Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST Archive) that includes 100+ member libraries and more than 400K journal volumes archived across the WEST membership.

Position Description and Duties

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Collection Management and Scholarly Communication, the Director of the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) and Collaborative Shared Print Programs is responsible for the leadership, management and operations of the SRLF and for Collaborative Shared Print Programs. The Director manages the UC Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF), a university-wide academic support program stewarding library materials including special collections, manuscripts, archives, audio-visual collections and content for the five southern campuses and stewarding the materials of the UC Shared Print Archives Program. Responsibilities include the planning for the growth of collaborative shared print activities, positioning the SRLF to play a leadership role in a network of shared print repositories, implementing innovative technical and other service enhancements to improve cross institutional sharing and management of collections and coordinating and overseeing preservation imaging services including large scale digitization and reformatting. The Director of the Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF) and Collaborative Shared Print Programs supervises 8 career FTE directly and 18 career FTE indirectly.

Required Qualifications

 

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in managing print archiving programs or digital reformatting and preservation programs. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies for managing collaborative archiving programs.
  • BA in Humanities or Social Sciences or BS in Science (or the equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and implementing of strategic goals, priorities and initiatives. Proven ability to think creatively and strategically and to translate thinking into tangible strategic planning and business processes.
  • Demonstrated skills in planning, preparing, and monitoring budgets and in the management of fiscal and staff resources to meet operational needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage space, equipment and material resources.
  • Experience in supervision and demonstrated skill in supervising staff including hiring, organizing workflow, delegating responsibility, monitoring and evaluating performance, and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with faculty, students and staff, using tact and independent judgement to resolve a wide range of problems.
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating, exchanging ideas and information with others to formulate appropriate policies and programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build cooperative, effective working relationships with UC System and UCLA staff. Ability to lead a collaborative initiative that relies on a small central staff and on inputs from other individuals distributed throughout the UCLA Library and beyond.
  • Outstanding organizational skills to manage multiple projects and perform efficiently and courteously in a fast-paced environment with conflicting priorities and frequent distractions and interruptions as well as demonstrated decision-making and administrative abilities.
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and ability to work independently and set priorities and maintain them while coping with a fluctuating workload and competing demands.
  • Skill in recognizing, defining, and analyzing problems, situations, or procedures to define objectives and implement action plans, recommendations.
  • Demonstrated project management skills to successfully develop, implement, and oversee collaborative shared collection management projects that involve multiple libraries within the UC system or across academic libraries within the region.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, specifically to interact effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and to effectively present information in group settings and to effectively represent the SRLF and the UCLA Library in local, regional, and national arenas, present technical information to individuals and groups, and build good working relationships with a diverse group of constituents.
  • Excellent written communication skills, specifically writing skills to compose a variety of documents (correspondence, reports, policies, procedures) that are logical, concise, and grammatically correct and editing skills to review and correct correspondence and reports for grammar, spelling, syntax, and content. Ability to gather and analyze data. Demonstrated skill in writing analytical reports that explicate policies, procedures, project proposals and timelines, budget requests, etc.
  • Ability to read and interpret computer-generated ledger sheets, estimate and monitor monthly expenditures, and to manage with allocated budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably and effectively with technology and respond quickly to new technical challenges with well-conceived solutions that meet the information needs of library users.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with standard professional software, such as the MS Office suite, Adobe Acrobat XPro, Google Drive, etc.
  • Ability to get to work reliably and on time and to be present in the workplace during normal working hours.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and managers and to interact diplomatically with persons from a variety of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Ability to work harmoniously and as a team player, thrive in a team-based environment, and skill in fostering teamwork among others.
  • Ability to follow directions from supervisors and to provide clear directions to staff and student employees.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge and demonstrated application of digital imaging capture and preservation standards, including digitization best practices; life cycle management of digital assets; and controlled vocabularies/descriptive standards.
  • Working knowledge of University personnel policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of University financial systems, including accounting policies and practices.

 

General Information

 

Directors are appointed in the Management and Senior Professional (MSP) series and are professional employees employed on 12-month basis. Candidates will have demonstrated skills and abilities in leadership, administration, strategic planning, analysis, innovation, creativity, collaboration and flexibility and should possess the ability to view issues from a broad library-wide perspective and to function effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment.

 

MSP appointees are entitled to appropriate professional leave and earn vacation and sick leave monthly (hours vary based on length of service). The University of California has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a wide variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.

 

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position must apply online through the UCLA Career Opportunities Website, https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1412376873645, Requisition #: 21952.

 

Applications accepted until position is filled; first consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, May 22, 2015.

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California 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. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

Continued employment contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

 Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources Website at:

http://www.library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources