Systems Librarian – Victor Valley College Library

April 20, 2016

Victor Valley College is hiring a full-time, tenure-track faculty Systems Librarian.

Apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/vvc/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1391075

Application deadline is Friday, May 20, 5:00pm.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Managing all aspects of the operation, integration and enhancement of an integrated library system. VVC Library’s ILS is SirsiDynix Symphony.

Coordinating with Technical Services and Public Services staff to maximize the ILS functions in cataloging, circulation and serials control.

Providing vision, direction and leadership in the development and delivery of emerging library technologies and managing the library’s electronic resources.

Maintaining and contributing to the development of the library’s website.

Participating in the evaluation and selection of print, media and electronic information resources.

Providing reference services and instruction in the use of information resources and information competency skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience in administration, support and enhancement of an integrated library system.

Demonstrated ability and willingness to work effectively with new and emerging  library technologies.

Experience with web site design and content management systems.

Experience in providing reference services and information competency instruction in an academic library.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in library science, library and information science, or possession of a California Community College Credential in Library Science or the equivalent.

COMPENSATION:  Initial salary placement ranges from $51,711 to $80,979, based upon education and experience.  A District-paid comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision insurance for the employee and dependents, and a $50,000 employee life insurance policy are provided.

VVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Library Instruction Coordinator – California State University Bakersfield

April 15, 2016

Library Instruction Coordinator position available at California State University Bakersfield’s Walter Stiern Library. This is a tenure-track position at the senior assistant librarian rank. Detailed vacancy announcement and application procedures are available at: http://www.csub.edu/facultyaffairs/_files/TT-LIB-2016.pdf.

Application deadline: Monday, May 16, 2016.


Librarian (One Academic Year Sabbatical Leave Replacement) – Chabot College

April 7, 2016

To apply go to: https://clpccd.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=141407

 Posting Number:

0600422

 Position Title:

Librarian

Location:

Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545

 Department:

Chabot – Library

Work Schedule:

This position is full-time, sabbatical leave replacement Academic Year 2016-2017. Work schedule will include at least one night per week. Employment will begin on or about August 15, 2016.

Pay Rate:

$60,228 – $86,103/annual

FLSA:

Exempt

 Position Type:

Faculty

 Posting Date:

04-06-2016

 Closing Date:

05-06-2016

 Job Summary:

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian for Chabot College in Hayward, California. This position is a Sabbatical Leave Replacement for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. This position reports to the Division Dean.

 Representative Duties and Job Characteristics:

1) Teach effective research strategies in print and online resources.

2) Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff, and faculty.

3) Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division and to help develop the library’s collection to support that academic discipline.

4) Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

5) Participate in campus and district professional activities; which may include, but are not limited to, committee membership, and staff meetings.

6) Assist in the development and maintenance of online library tutorials and the library’s web pages.

Minimum Education & Experience:

Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials, and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2016 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document.” If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in place of that states you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement.”

Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrate sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Continued):

Desirable Qualifications:

1)    Experience providing instruction in an academic library.

2) Familiarity with information competency/literacy concepts and programs.

3) Awareness of various learning styles and teaching strategies.

4) Enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff including those who have not had an opportunity to use new technologies.

5) Willingness to facilitate student’s learning by working to develop varied and innovative learning environments.

6) Experience with HTML, CSS, Social Media technologies and web/mobile apps, multimedia and presentation software, including key web applications like Libguides 2 and online tutorials like Captivate.

7) Experience teaching classes utilizing effective search strategies to access resource.

8) Experience developing and teaching online courses.

9) Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.

10) Interest and experience in promoting library services to a multicultural population.

11) Experience with Blackboard or other web course management software.

 Supplemental Questionnaire

The following essay is intended to seek information regarding your ability to teach Library skills. Please write an essay of 200-250 words that discusses how to implement the concepts of information competency for traditional and non traditional students, both in an online as well as in a campus environment. Do not write your essay on the application form.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

 Required Applicant Documents:

Resume
Cover Letter
Personal Qualifications Statement
Transcripts / Credentials
Response to Supplemental Question #1


Library Financial Analyst

April 3, 2016

San José State University

Job Title: Library Financial Analyst

Job ID: 23638

Full/Part time: Full-time 

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Department: University Library

About the Position

The University Library’s Financial Analyst works respectfully and cooperatively with employees of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library to perform duties under general supervision, but works independently to achieve specified outcomes reporting to the Manager of Budget, Facilities, and HR, University Library.  King Library is a unique collaboration between the City of San José and the San José State University.

This position is responsible for the library’s fiscal operations including: overseeing the daily operations of the library’s acquisitions budget and procurement of library materials, overseeing deposits and allocations into the library’s various accounts, analyzing all library expenditures against budget to make accurate projections for fiscal year-end closing, and compiling data related to the library’s financial and operational activities to generate reports for management. The incumbent in this position is the primary lead in generating consolidated reports that bring together the accounting of the San José Public Library and the University Library to report King library budget and expenditures.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

–  Processes staff travel reimbursement, monitors travel expenditures against approved budget. Prepares reports for management. Reconciles internal travel spreadsheet with all actual expenditures with Data warehouse working closing with the Associate Dean’s Administrative Specialist

–  Oversees year-end closing to reconcile Library accounts and to accrue encumbered library materials’ expenditures

–  Coordinates with Technical Services to prepare library materials statistics in volumes received through purchasing and gift donations

–  Processes all purchasing requests and personnel forms for non-acquisition expenditures for Tower and Research Foundations.

–  Prepares monthly financial statements summarizing all Library funds for Library management. Assists in developing  library financial presentations

–  Prepares financial statistics for national library surveys and Library’s Five Year Report. Maintains historical data of library financial information

–  Collaborates with the City and University Library Circulation and Accounting offices to reimburse the University for book fines and fees.  Oversees the accuracy of billing processes, money collection, and records reconciliation. Initiates invoicing the City for the University Library’s portion

– Oversees the accuracy of deposit revenues collected through various   library activities, expense reimbursement per the Operating      Agreement with the City, rents from non-sponsored events,  commissions by Spartan Shops, service charges by Interlibrary  Services and Special Collection departments

Link to Apply to the Position: http://apptrkr.com/779987


Librarian, Supervising Librarian Open Exams

April 3, 2016

Put your passion for libraries into action–work at the State Library. Whether you are a recent graduate of a library school or an experienced librarian, you’ll find a rewarding career at the California State Library.

Applying for a State job is a bit different than it is for other jobs. First, you’ll need to take an online exam; those who pass are eligible to apply for future job openings. We have online exams for the following positions:

Librarian and Senior Librarian work in collection development, acquisition, cataloging, reference, circulation, and preservation of library materials.

Supervising Librarian and Principal Librarian develop services and collections and direct the activities of dedicated staff in a section of the library. They make recommendations for developing new programs, implementing trends, and utilizing new technologies to lead this historic institution into the future.

These positions come with a great retirement and benefits package.

Take a look at our jobs page for a full description of each position and the application process. Scroll down to Currently Scheduled Examinations/Open: http://www.library.ca.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html

Have questions? Contact Angela Duprey: Angela.Duprey@library.ca.gov or (916) 651-0337.

Founded in 1850, the California State Library is the central reference and research library for the Governor’s office, Legislature, state employees, and the general public. The State Library leads and promotes innovative library services by providing and managing state and federal funding programs to ensure all Californians have access via their libraries to information and educational resources.


Head of Education and Outreach

April 3, 2016

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Head of the Department of Education & Outreach (E&O).  The successful candidate will play a key role in leading innovation and collaboration in the Libraries’ education and outreach program.  The Head of E&O will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive library education and outreach program that meets the needs of a growing campus and the evolving environment of scholarly communication.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and excellence.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 1,100 faculty, and 14,000 staff.  Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at http://www.lib.uci.edu/job-openings-uc-irvine-libraries with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.  Apply via UCI AP Recruit at:  https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03349.

Applications received by May 2, 2016 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine 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.


Data and Technology Services Coordinator

April 3, 2016

Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $59,089)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: April 18, 2016

This is a 2-year temporary position.

Description of Institution and Library
As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public. It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts. It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship. More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is funded through a contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the Regional Medical Library (RML) functions administratively as a division of the Biomedical Library. The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health, by providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and by improving the public’s access to health information. The Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) of the NN/LM includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific. The RML facilitates resource sharing and cooperative projects among a network of nearly 600 libraries in this region, including academic medical libraries, hospital and healthcare organization libraries, and a growing number of public libraries with consumer health collections. The NN/LM staff provides outreach programs, often in partnership with network libraries and other organizations in the region, to assist health professionals who have no direct affiliation with a health sciences library, and consumers who are seeking sources of reliable health information. Outreach activities include exhibits at conferences, classes in health information access, referrals to network libraries, and demonstrations of NLM databases and resources, including PubMed/MEDLINE, MedlinePlus, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

Position Duties
Reporting to the NN/LM PSR Associate Director, the Data and Technology Services Coordinator is responsible for the following duties:
• Oversees the development, performance and ongoing evaluation of instructional and other support for biomedical big data, data plan management, and location/submission to data repositories to assist NN/LM PSR Network members.
• Provides oversight for the NN/LM PSR website structure, content, and compliance with Section 508 accessibility regulations for website materials, and teaches courses that assist Network members with understanding these technological changes affecting libraries.
• Promotes NLM grants, provides advice to prospective applicants on outreach funding proposal preparation, and promotes NN/LM outreach subcontracts, coordinates proposal review, and manages awarded subcontracts.
• Assists as needed with other NN/LM PSR outreach and network activities to promote NN/LM and NLM resources, programs, and services.
• Contributes to NN/LM PSR regional blogs, web site, and social media as appropriate.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Knowledge and/or experience with big data, data management support, and data repositories.
• Knowledge and/or experience with Drupal website platform and 508 compliance policies.
• Experience with administration of project funding awards.
• Knowledge of NLM resources and services.
• Knowledge of NN/LM programs and services.
• Ability to travel throughout the Pacific Southwest Region.

Desired qualifications
• Experience using social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
• Experience with WordPress software.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of 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.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02088

Applications must include:
• a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
• a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
• names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by April 18, 2016 will be given first consideration for this position. 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. 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: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.


Associate Editor

April 3, 2016

Department: Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI), UCLA Latin American Institute
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Librarian ($47,722 – $75,215)
Position Availability: July 1, 2016
Application deadline for first consideration: April 18, 2016

Description of Institution and Unit
As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

The Latin American Institute is an organized research unit operating under the auspices of the International Institute reporting to the Executive Vice-Chancellor. It is funded by the University with outside support from private foundations, government grants and private donors to stimulate interdisciplinary research and teaching activities related to Latin America on the UCLA campus. For more than forty years, the Institute has drawn upon dedicated faculty in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and professional fields to contribute to the body of knowledge on the region. The Latin American Institute and its Latin American Studies degree programs at the undergraduate and master’s levels have gained national recognition for their excellence and innovation. As part of its mission, the Institute supports a publications program.

The Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is an award-winning online bibliographic database which provides access to information from and about Latin America, the Caribbean basin, the US-Mexico border region, and Latinos in the United States. The index includes complete bibliographic citations and subject indexing for articles, book reviews, original literary works, documents, and other materials appearing in more than 650 leading scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities published in 33 countries throughout the world. HAPI Online contains approximately 300,000+ records dating from 1970 through the present and grows at the rate of about 7,000 records per year. Current staffing includes three FTE Librarians, one part-time editorial assistant, and thirty off-campus volunteer contributors who provide most of the raw indexing data, as well as the services of the Institute’s Administrative Assistant, and Distribution office.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Director, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:
• Indexes articles written in any of six Western European languages and reviews the indexing of editorial assistants and off-campus contributors.
• Works in conjunction with the other Associate Editor to manage day-by-day operations of the index.
• Assists the Director in planning, budgeting, marketing, and documentation.
• Corresponds with contributors, publishers, and subscribers as needed.
• Produces reports from HAPI’s database.
• Conducts online bibliographic research.
• Prepares content for the HAPI website.
• Assists in the training of off-campus contributors and preparation of training materials.
• Advances awareness of HAPI through participation in professional meetings and other forums.
• Oversees special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)
• Subject expertise and/or coursework in Latin American studies or equivalent experience working with Latin American materials.
• Working/reading knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese.
• Orientation to detail and proficiency for accuracy.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers, standard office software, the Web.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
• Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.
• Capacity to thrive in the exciting, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
• Commitment to professional issues, demonstrated through strong interest in local or national committee work, research, publication, etc., in indexing, scholarly communication, or in an area of subject expertise.

Desired Qualifications
• Indexing or cataloging experience.
• Thorough knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and accentuation in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
• Working/reading knowledge of German, French, or Italian.
• Familiarity with MySQL.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of 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. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02099

Applications must include:
• a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
• a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
• names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by April 18, 2016 will be given first consideration for this position. 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. 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: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.


Nursing Informationist

April 3, 2016

Department: Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Librarian ($50,334 – $83,674)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: April 15, 2016

Description of Institution and Library
As one of the world’s great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzer Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public.  It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts.  It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship.  More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA’s health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional health sciences schools, the Division of Life Sciences, and UCLA Health, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Reference, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division is responsible for a broad range of services, including consultation, instruction, and collection development as well as an emerging program in data management. At the most fundamental level, resources are delivered to the desktop in the classroom, clinic, research laboratory, and office. Current RICS staffing includes: 4.0 FTE librarians, 1.0 FTE data curation specialist, 1.0 FTE computer resource specialist, and 5 part-time reference desk students from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies.

Position Duties
The Nursing Informationist cultivates partnerships between the Biomedical Library and UCLA Nursing community by providing a broad range of information services, including in-depth reference and consultation service, instruction, collection development, and outreach to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers. The Nursing Informationist builds dynamic and sustainable collaborations with the School of Nursing and UCLA Health by providing a variety of group instruction sessions, individual consultations and specialized, embedded information services as a member of cross departmental project teams. The Nursing Informationist is a member of the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division and reports to the RICS Team Leader.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Cultivates partnerships between the Biomedical Library and UCLA Nursing.
  • Serves as liaison for outreach, instruction, and collection services for the School of Nursing and nursing staff of UCLA Health.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in curricular and research efforts in the departments, collaborating with faculty to address departmental research and teaching information needs.
  • Works with library colleagues to design, deliver, and assess virtual and in-person instructional activities to support effective, efficient, and ethical use of research resources and tools.
  • Incorporates relevant technology to enhance and develop sustainable pathways for engagement with liaison areas.
  • Provides expert search services, including support for systematic reviews, evidence-based practice guidelines, and other intensive research projects.
  • Assists researchers and staff with UC and federal funding agencies’ policies requiring open/public access to publications and digital research data, communicating new requirements to relevant campus stakeholders.
  • Contributes to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Contributes to the profession and represents the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
  • Knowledge of established and emerging teaching/learning methods and technologies and their application to university-level instruction.
  • Familiarity with the research process and teaching information literacy principles in the health and life sciences.
  • Familiarity with publication trends, scholarly publishing issues, and tools to assess funding compliance policies (e.g., UC Open Access policies, NIH Public Access Policy, etc.) on open/public access to publications and research data.
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as a leader and team member, with library colleagues.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse campus community.
  • Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Four or more years of professional experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library.
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting EBM and systematic review searches.
  • Knowledge of subject-specific data and publication repositories.
  • Experience with collection development.
  • College course work in the health or life sciences.
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a program of the Medical Library Association.

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of 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. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility.  Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program.  In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities.  Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02087

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by April 15, 2016 will be given first consideration for this position.  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.  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:  UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at: http://library.ucla.edu/about/employment-human-resources.