Science Data & Engineering Librarian – University of California, Berkeley

August 12, 2015

University of California, Berkeley

 

Science Data & Engineering Librarian

Engineering & Physical Sciences Division

Hiring range: Associate Librarian
$53,116-$67,509 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment available starting October 2015

 

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the engineering and physical 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 one or more engineering disciplines, and takes a leadership role in providing research data lifecycle support throughout the engineering and physical sciences.

 

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 collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

 

The Library’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Division consists of five libraries – the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library, Earth Sciences & Map Library, Engineering Library, Mathematics Statistics Library, and Physics-Astronomy Library. These libraries maintain research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs of the College of Chemistry, the College of Engineering, and the College of Letters & Science’s Mathematical & Physical Sciences Division. These collections are also heavily used by researchers throughout the university community and beyond.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Science Data & Engineering Librarian provides expert advice and guidance across the research data lifecycle including data management, curation, sharing, and visualization to faculty, students, researchers, and fellow librarians in the engineering and physical sciences. The librarian develops outreach programs to promote the suite of data management tools and services available at UC Berkeley. The librarian creates and provides data and information literacy instruction in the form of workshops, classroom instruction, online guides, video tutorials, and other formats as appropriate. The librarian collaborates with other librarians, library systems staff, and Research IT staff on our growing Research Data Management program.

 

The librarian also serves as the selector and liaison for one or more engineering disciplines. The librarian selects materials in all formats, manages collections through storage and weeding, and monitors budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The librarian also collaborates with other librarians on campus and within the UC System on collection decisions for print and electronic resources. The librarian contributes to reference and instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials.

 

Reporting to the Head of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division, this position will collaborate frequently with colleagues in that division as well as with colleagues in the Life & Health Sciences Division and other divisions. The successful candidate will become the division’s knowledge leader for current trends in research data lifecycle support services and maintain awareness of data and metadata requirements, practices, and standards as they are adopted by various funding agencies and research communities.

 

UC Berkeley librarians 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 at time of application:

– American Library Association-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent degree

 

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

– Demonstrated expertise in research data lifecycle support including data curation and management through direct experience, degree specialization, or significant coursework

– Demonstrated understanding of the research process in the sciences and/or engineering

– Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services and resources

– Experience providing reference, consultation, and instructional services

– 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

 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

– Significant coursework or library experience in science or engineering

– Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library

– Demonstrated knowledge of information resources related to engineering or science fields

– Demonstrated experience with data visualization tools

 

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 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.

 

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

 

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/651755. 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 identify, 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

Library Human Resources Department

110 Doe Library

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

librec@library.berkeley.edu

(510) 642-3778

 

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Librarian – CSU Fresno

August 12, 2015

 

The Henry Madden Library seeks a creative, flexible and public service oriented individual to join our faculty in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. This full-time, tenure-track librarian will serve as liaison to the Kremen School of Education and Human Development including the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, the Graduate Studies Program and will lead efforts to support and improve graduate student success.

Primary responsibilities include: collaborating with colleagues in the development and provision of a broad range of activities to outreach and engage designated colleges and departments; teaching information literacy concepts to undergraduates and graduate students; designing and preparing outreach and instructional materials; providing in person and online research assistance in a range of disciplines; participating in faculty governance, committees, library initiatives and ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) a list of three professional references.

 


Requisition # 20150455 – Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing – The California Digital Library

August 10, 2015

Requisition # 20150455 – Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing

 

The California Digital Library has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced and motivated professional to lead its content licensing unit.  The Assistant Director for Systemwide Licensing will lead and manage collaborative licensing activities and negotiate license agreements for digital scholarly content on behalf of the University of California Libraries and UC-affiliated national laboratories, including oversight of all phases of licensing activity from inception through acquisitions and life-cycle management.  This is a true leadership opportunity at one of the most renowned public universities in the world.

 

To learn more about this position and submit an application, please visit https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58710

 

Closing date for the position:  September 4, 2015

 

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. If you have questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at epost@ucop.edu.


Electronic Resources Librarian – Library

August 10, 2015

University of California, Berkeley

Electronic Resources Librarian

Associate Librarian

$59,089 – $73,126, per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full time appointment available starting November 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.

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 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 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 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 website: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu

Responsibilities

The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of Acquisitions, the AUL & Director for Collections, the Electronic Resources Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic resources for Library users. The ERL will:

• Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources

• Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)

• Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject librarians and acquisitions staff

• Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships

• Coordinate  acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff

• Investigate and coordinate communication with vendors, information technology, library staff and users on alleged breaches of licensed resources.

• Coordinate user education and outreach on appropriate conditions of use for licensed content

• Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support e-collection development

• Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and expenditures for central digital funds

• Provide leadership to the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources

• Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions and cataloging staff for all electronic resources

• Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions

• Participate in UC Berkeley’s Collection Budget Group and Digital Advisory Group and UC-wide groups as appropriate

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.

Minimum Basic Qualification:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree by date of application

Additional Required Qualifications at start date in position:

• American Library Association(ALA)-accredited master’s degree or equivalent degree

• Two or more years’ experience negotiating license agreements for e-resources for an academic library

• Two or more years’ experience working with academic vendors and publishers on issues related to acquisitions and managing electronic resources.

• Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e-resources

• Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs

• Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic or research library

• Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system support for e-resource workflow, providing and maintaining access to e-resources

• Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data

• Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis

• Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library

• Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings

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, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement program 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 August 17, 2015. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/649632. 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

510-642-3778

librec@library.berkeley.edu


DEPUTY COUNTY LIBRARIAN-SUPPORT SERVICES – Contra Costa County Library

August 3, 2015

FINAL FILING DATE: September 4, 2015                                                                    ORAL INTERVIEW:  To Be Announced

 

DEPUTY COUNTY LIBRARIAN-SUPPORT SERVICES

Monthly Salary Range $7,932 – $9,642

 

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 Management Team. The Deputy County Librarian-Support Services plans and manages all operations and activities of the Support Services Division 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 Library Association, 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 Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.