Art Librarian

October 18, 2016

University of California, Berkeley

Hiring range: Associate Librarian – Librarian

$57,536 – $83,674 per annum, based upon qualifications

This is a full-time appointment with an expected start date of January 2017

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian to support world-class research and teaching through the development of the Library’s research collections and engagement with faculty and students associated with scholarship and practices in art history, art practice, and visual culture.

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 27,400 undergraduate students, 10,700 graduate students, and 1,600 faculty. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries, including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and numerous subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 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 the collections and build their research skills.

The Library’s Arts & Humanities Division supports core research collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks and four additional library locations in Doe Library – the Art History/Classics Library, Graduate Services, Morrison Library, and South/Southeast Asia Library – as well as the Hargrove Music Library located across campus. With a staff of 14 librarians, 16 library staff, and over 50 student library employees, these libraries are primary service points and provide research-level print and digital collections to support the research and teaching programs related to visual and performing arts, humanities, and international and area studies in a multicultural, global context.

Visit http://www.lib.berkeley.edu for more information about the UC Berkeley Library.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the Arts & Humanities Division, the Art Librarian supports research, teaching, and scholarship by shaping the Library’s rich research collection; developing research tools to facilitate user access to resources; and providing specialized orientations, instructional sessions, and research consultations for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Collection development/management includes responsibility for selection, acquisition, access, assessment, and stewardship of wide-ranging resources in all formats that are appropriate to the research and teaching needs of the UC Berkeley campus. Through skilled management of collections budgets, including endowments, collaborative purchases, and donations, the incumbent guides the development of the core collections and special collections associated with history of art and art practice across geographic areas, languages, historical periods, and formats.

The incumbent cultivates and sustains connections and serves as liaison to faculty, students, and staff of key academic departments and programs; as well as serving as a resource for visual literacy, scholarly communication, digital humanities, and research methods to meet the evolving needs of fields serving the visual arts. In order to effectively enhance access and support interdisciplinary research, the incumbent partners with other campus colleagues specializing in humanities, area studies, social sciences, and digitization, as well as with UC System colleagues including the California Digital Library.

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.

Qualifications

• Minimum Basic Qualifications at time of application:

• Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or equivalent degree

• Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

• Advanced degree in an art-related field (such as history of art, visual culture, or other humanities focus) or equivalent education and experience

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

• Experience providing reference and/or instructional services related to visual arts and/or humanities in an academic or research library environment

• Demonstrated commitment to providing highly responsive public service, and ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities

• Demonstrated understanding of the information needs of researchers studying topics in humanities, history of art, art practice, visual culture, and scholarship in the digital humanities

• Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English

• Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within humanities, history of art, art practice, and visual culture disciplines and practice

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

• Capacity to thrive in a dynamic environment, respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities of library constituents, and afford a willingness to be flexible with liaison and selector assignments as assigned

• Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Working experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches related to disciplines in the arts

• Working experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches related to disciplines in the artsExperience developing innovative services to enhance research and/or teaching

• Working experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches related to disciplines in the artsExperience engaging in collaborative projects and programs at the local, regional, national, and/or international level

• Working experience with digital humanities research tools and approaches related to disciplines in the artsExperience with grant writing and fundraising

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

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

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

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/882828. 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 professional 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
Library Human Resources Department
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu


Life Sciences Librarian

October 18, 2016

University Library of the University of California, Davis

The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks an energetic, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused Life Sciences Librarian to work closely with faculty, students, staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. The successful candidate is responsible for providing outreach, education and resources in support of student learning, academic programs, and faculty teaching and research. S/he must be able to work effectively with faculty, students, researchers, and staff to develop a shared vision for library services and collections aligned with the University Library’s mission and vision.

Salary:  Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $67,509)

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

Candidates applying by October 17, 2016, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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


Tenure-Track Liaison – Systems Librarian

October 18, 2016

The Meriam Library at California State Chico invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track Liaison – Systems Librarian at the Senior Assistant Librarian level to start Spring 2017. California State University, Chico is located about an hour north of Sacramento in Northern California. The mainly residential campus has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 FTE.  The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. The full position announcement is available at http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/3875. EOE/M/F/VET/DIS.


Tenure-Track Librarian for Metadata and Cataloging (reposted)

October 18, 2016

The Meriam Library at California State Chico invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track Metadata and Cataloging Librarian at the Senior Assistant Librarian level to start Spring 2017. California State University, Chico is located about an hour north of Sacramento in Northern California. The mainly residential campus has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 FTE.  The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. The full position announcement is available at http://jobs.csuchico.edu/postings/3838. EOE/M/F/VET/DIS.


Access Services Librarian

October 18, 2016

Menlo College is seeking an Access Services Librarian to join our team. This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position, with benefits. Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Summary Job Description

Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the Access Services Librarian is responsible for day-to-day operations of Access Services – circulation, course reserves, serials, stacks maintenance, and facilities management, as well as promotion of library services. This position hires, trains, and supervises student library assistants. Other duties include reference and instruction.

Sample Responsibilities

The following list is intended to be descriptive rather than inclusive.

  • Manage the Circulation, Course Reserves, and Serials modules of our integrated library system, OCLC Worldshare Management System (WMS)
  • Develop and document standards, policies, and practices for Access Services
  • Establish and implement circulation rules, loan periods, and other policies
  • Work with appropriate campus departments to maintain and update patron circulation records
  • Manage accurate shelving and inventories of library collections
  • Process overdue notices
  • Hire, train, and supervise approximately 8-10 student library assistants; prepare work assignments and schedules for student assistants
  • Maintain student assistant budgets
  • Maintain and update training manuals
  • Provide monthly statistics and other assessments of library services
  • Promote our course reserves program and act as a liaison to faculty to put appropriate materials on course reserve
  • Provide back-up assistance to the Technical Services Librarian for processing of Interlibrary Loan requests and materials
  • Provide research assistance to students, faculty, and the public
  • Prepare instructional materials and teach library instruction sessions
  • Work collaboratively in the development of brochures, newsletters, and other materials for print, online, and social media that highlight the Library’s services and collections
  • Work collaboratively in the development, execution, and promotion of library-related programs, special events, and exhibits
  • Maintain awareness of current library trends, technologies, and service models that bear on the Library’s work
  • Attend workshops and conferences, as appropriate
  • Serve on College committees, as appropriate
  • Contribute to special projects of the Library or the College, as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • An ALA-accredited MLIS is required
  • Experience in an academic or public library
  • Experience with an integrated library system, preferably OCLC’s WMS
  • Experience in training and/or library instruction
  • Recordkeeping experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with social media tools; graphic and web design skills a plus
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to juggle work duties as necessary
  • Strong commitment to excellent public service

Application Instructions

Menlo College is a private, undergraduate college that offers degrees in business and psychology. Located on the San Francisco Peninsula halfway between San Francisco and San Jose, the College has an international student body and values a diverse faculty, staff, and administration.

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position, a resume, and contact information for three references. Applications may be mailed or sent as e-mail attachments to:

Linda Smith, Dean of Library Services
Menlo College
Bowman Library
1000 El Camino Real, Atherton, CA 94027-4301

lsmith@menlo.edu

All prospective Menlo College employees are required to satisfy a criminal background check.

Menlo College is committed to a firm policy of equal employment opportunity.


Associate University Librarian

October 18, 2016

Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, California, USA

The Dudley Knox Library at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in Monterey, California, is seeking outstanding candidates for Associate University Librarian (AUL).

Reporting to the University Librarian (UL), the AUL is delegated a portion of the UL’s responsibilities for programs, personnel, policy, or administration.  The Library is embarking on a major project to transition from multiple local systems to a unified web scale discovery, access and management system.  The AUL is responsible for ensuring that library policies and procedures are in place to efficiently support NPS resident and distributed academic and research programs.

With 3 direct reports and approximately 28 FTE library personnel, key responsibilities include: supervising library administrative, fiscal and systems staff; managing budgets, manpower, training, and physical facilities; and leading the collection and presentation of metrics used to assess the Library’s contributions to student learning and faculty productivity. The AUL represents the library by serving on campus and outside committees.

Minimum qualifications:

  • An earned American Library Association accredited Masters’ of Library and Information Science or business/management equivalent (such as Masters’ of Business Administration, Management, Public Affairs, or Public Administration)
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience at the department head level or above in an academic/research/special library or university setting
  • Demonstrated evidence of expertise in resource management and ability to articulate how emerging technologies influence library budgets, services, and staffing necessary to support graduate-level scholarship, teaching and research.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae plus an in-depth statement about their experience and capabilities.  Review of applications will begin 15 November and the position will remain open until filled.  Our desire to fill this position by early 2017.

Inquiries and applications should be sent (email preferred) to:

Ms Eleanor Uhlinger
University Librarian
Dudley Knox Library
Naval Postgraduate School
411 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943

Email:  euhlinger@nps.edu
Phone: 831.656.2343
Library Website:  http://library.nps.edu
NPS Website:  http://www.nps.edu

The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. The applicant must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. The Naval Postgraduate School offers a competitive salary and benefits.

NOTE:  IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service).

Additional Veterans’ information:
If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor’s website: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm

For more veterans’ preference information:
https://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

About Naval Postgraduate School

The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the Department of Navy foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.


Digital Services & Technology Librarian

October 17, 2016

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (tenure track)

Starting Salary: from a minimum of $63,156 for 12 months (commensurate with qualifications and experience). Relocation funding may be available.

Position description: The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative librarian to play a leadership role in planning, implementing, and supporting digital collections and services including the coordinating and functioning of Bronco Scholar, the university’s institutional repository; providing vision and direction for all aspects of the Library’s website; and working collaboratively with library staff and others to design, develop, and provide ongoing maintenance for the library’s digital resources and digital collections. This librarian will also provide training and perform outreach to the campus community regarding the library’s digital initiatives and programs. Additionally, s/he will lead the ongoing investigation into new technologies that support and enhance library collections and services. The Digital Services Librarian reports to the Dean of the Library.

Desired Professional Attributes:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the University community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an academic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in the development and management of digital resources and collections
  • Provide leadership in the management of the Systems department (3 fulltime staff and student assistants)
  • In collaboration with other library staff , maintain and enhance the library’s web presence and various electronic services
  • Provide leadership in the development and management of the institutional repository, Bronco Scholar
  • Engage in significant outreach activities designed to heighten campus awareness of open access principles, author rights, copyright, and other important trends and issues in the growing field of digital scholarly communication
  • Coordinate and implement various digital projects in the library and on campus
  • Initiate and promote scholarly communication and publishing initiatives
  • Coordinate training for digitization and associated standards
  • Maintain awareness and develop in-depth knowledge of new technology, relevant national standards, and best practices related to digitization and online scholarship
  • Participate in reference, instruction, and collection management activities
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of open source software applications and open access principles and practices
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarly communications, library technologies, and digitization activities
  • Experience with digital collection architectures, platforms, and products
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, such as EAD, MODS, METS, and Dublin Core and practical experience with XML
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of web design, social networking, and graphic design programs
  • Experience with blogs, wikis, RSS, and other Web 2.0 applications
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to meet expectations for professional growth consistent with standards for re-appointment, promotion, and tenure
  • Excellent oral and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Grant writing experience
  • Experience with project management
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma library management system
  • Experience programming in a scripting language such as PHP and JavaScript

 APPLICATION PROCEDURE

A completed application (to be submitted via email) will consist of:

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to each of the qualifications listed above under required and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume.
  • Completed Employment Form, found at: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf.
  • Contact information (including name, address, email, and phone number) for three references.
  • In addition, please arrange for your three references to each email a signed PDF-format letter of reference to the Chair, Digital Services Librarian Search Committee at: libofc@cpp.edu. Initial screening can begin without the letters of reference, but they must be received to advance to finalist status.  Official transcripts are also required of all finalists.

INTERVIEWS:   An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as confirmation of degrees and proof of eligibility to work.

Please address all inquiries, requests or application materials via email to:

Chair, Digital Services Librarian Search Committee
c/o University Library Office
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA  91768
Phone:  (909) 869-3968
FAX:  (909) 869-6922
E-Mail:  libofc@cpp.edu

CLOSING DATE:  This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications postmarked by October 21, 2016. Early response is encouraged.

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Senior Assistant Librarian

October 17, 2016

CALIFORNIA STATE POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, POMONA

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (tenure track)

Starting Salary: from a minimum of $63,156 for 12 months (commensurate with qualifications and experience). Relocation funding may be available.

Position description: The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking an energetic, collaborative and service-centered librarian to work as a member of the Unified Library Management System (ULMS) implementation team and to provide research consultation and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty. The purpose of the Cal State University System’s (CSU) adoption of a next-generation online library services platform is to connect all 23 CSU libraries, by facilitating increased collaboration across campuses and streamlining workflows. This person in this position will also be responsible for liaison relations with faculty members and students in assigned college or department, will serve on library and university committees, and will participate in projects to develop and improve library services.

Desired Professional Attributes:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the University community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an academic environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve on ULMS Implementation Team; read documentation, participate in ULMS listserv communications, assist with database cleanup ahead of transition, answer questions for staff, participate in training of staff, and serve as liaison to Reference and Instruction
  • Provide specialized and advanced reference and research assistance for students and faculty in the assigned subject areas
  • Participate in the Library’s general reference and research assistance activities including research help desk, reference by appointment, and web-based interactive reference services
  • Be responsible for collection management in the assigned subject areas
  • Participate in library, university, and professional-level service
  • Engage in regular professional development activities as part of a continuing commitment to increasing effectiveness
  • Participate in teaching Lib 150 (4-unit for credit Information Literacy course)

 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic, public, or corporate library
  • Knowledge of traditional and electronic reference sources
  • Experience in developing effective library instructions sessions
  • Experience designing online instructional guides and tutorials
  • Collection management experience
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma library management system
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to meet expectations for professional growth consistent with standards for re-appointment, promotion, and tenure
  • Excellent oral and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in using LibGuides
  • Experienced teaching a credit-bearing course
  • Experienced assessing student outcomes

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 21, 2016. Early response is encouraged. Completed application packages will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary librarians.

A completed application (to be submitted via email) will consist of:

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to each of the qualifications listed above under required and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume.
  • Completed Employment Form, found at: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf.
  • Contact information (including name, address, email, and phone number) for three references.
  • In addition, please arrange for your three references to each email a signed PDF-format letter of reference to the Chair, Senior Assistant Librarian Search Committee at: libofc@cpp.edu. Initial screening can begin without the letters of reference, but they must be received to advance to finalist status.  Official transcripts are also required of all finalists.

 INTERVIEWS:   An on-campus interview and presentation are required for finalists as well as confirmation of degrees and proof of eligibility to work.

Please address all inquiries, requests and application materials via email to:   

Chair, Senior Assistant Librarian Search Committee
c/o University Library Office
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA  91768
Phone:  (909) 869-3968
FAX:  (909) 869-6922
Email:  libofc@cpp.edu

 About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml

 The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Reference and Instruction Librarian

October 17, 2016

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Full time, Temporary, Non-Tenure Track

Position Description

Provide reference assistance at the Reference Desk and with our Chat service and assist in the Library’s instructional programs. In addition, this person will be responsible for: liaison responsibilities with faculty members and students in assigned college or department; collection management duties for assigned area(s); library and university committees’ service, and participation in the teaching of a 4-unit Information Literacy course. Will also contribute to special projects in support of library wide and campus initiatives as assigned. This is a full time, temporary, non-tenure track position. Position timeframe is 12-month. Timeframe may be extended depending on the needs of the library.

Rank: Assistant Librarian (non-tenure track);

Salary: Starts at $46,212 (final offer dependent on experience and qualifications).

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic, public, or corporate library
  • Knowledge of traditional and electronic reference sources
  • Experience in developing effective library instructions sessions
  • Experience designing online instructional guides and tutorials
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in using LibGuides
  • Experienced teaching a credit-bearing course
  • Collection management experience

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than October 21, 2016. Early response is encouraged. Completed application packages will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary librarians.

A completed application (to be submitted via email) will consist of:

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s interest and background related to each of the qualifications listed above under required and preferred qualifications.
  • Resume.
  • Completed Employment Form, found at: http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication.pdf.
  • Contact information (including name, address, email, and phone number) for three references.
  • In addition, please arrange for your three references to each email a signed PDF-format letter of reference to the search committee chair, Emma C. Gibson at: ecgibson@cpp.edu. Initial screening can begin without the letters of reference, but they must be received to advance to finalist status. Official transcripts are also required of all finalists.

INTERVIEWS: An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as confirmation of degrees and proof of eligibility to work.

Please address all inquiries, requests and application materials via email to:

Chair, Reference Librarian Search Committee
c/o University Library Office
Cal Poly Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 869-4351 FAX: (909) 869-6922 Email: ecgibson@cpp.edu

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University 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. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Faculty Services Librarian

October 17, 2016

Department: Law Library

Rank and Salary:  Associate Librarian – Librarian ($62,323- $90,636)

Position Availability: November 1, 2016

Application deadline for first consideration: October 17, 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.

The UCLA School of Law has approximately 1,000 law students, 100 full- and part-time faculty, and more than 100 law school staff.  The School has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program, more than a dozen research centers and programs, and 12 law journals.

The Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research.  The Law Library also supplies legal resources for other UCLA researchers.  Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the bar.  The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus and has 16 librarians and 16 staff members.  The library offers users an impressive collection that contains more than 600,000 bound volumes and documents, more than 98,000 microform titles, and access to more than 30,000 databases.  The day-to-day functions of the Library are divided into four sections, each headed by an Assistant Law Librarian: Access and Information Services, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, and Reference and Research Services.  The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.

Position Duties

Under the general direction of the Director, Reference & Research Services, the Faculty Services Librarian, as a member of the Reference Department, provides a high level of in-depth research assistance to the UCLA Law faculty, staff, and students, including Law School departments and deans, with an emphasis on faculty research.  This level of commitment offers the librarian an opportunity to work closely with a number of different individuals and units within the Law School.

In addition, the Faculty Services Librarian supervises a group of faculty research assistants, provides reference desk service, prepares research guides, and participates in the teaching of legal research sessions throughout the year.  The Faculty Services Librarian may be assigned an area of concentration or to a project that varies according to library needs and the Librarian’s individual talents and interests.

To effectively perform the above duties, the Faculty Services Librarian must possess a vast, in-depth knowledge of complex legal resources, covering a variety of jurisdictions in a variety of formats, in addition to a general understanding of and familiarity with research tools and applications in non-law academic disciplines.  This position may serve as a liaison to selected deans, department, and/or faculty members.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provides in-depth research assistance to Law faculty, departments, committees, and students.
  • Prepares research memos, cite checking, and editing on faculty research and scholarly projects.
  • Serves as library research liaison to selected Law School deans, departments, and faculty.
  • Provides ongoing support and supervision to a group of research assistants.
  • Participates in library orientation programs.
  • Prepares research guides.
  • Performs reference desk service.
  • Teaches legal research classes as a guest-lecturer in Lawyering Skills, seminars, and workshops.
  • Contributes to the profession and represents the UCLA Law Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
  • Serves as a member of the Law Library team and works to further the overall goals of the Law Library.

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).
  • D. from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Experience working in an academic law library.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal information sources, research methodologies, and related technologies.
  • Demonstrated competence in delivering legal research services and knowledge of legal bibliography and scholarly research.
  • Firm commitment to law librarianship and to a high level of service for faculty and students in a demanding academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to making the library hospitable and responsive to the needs of the Law School community, including excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work effectively with library colleagues, faculty, students, and other library users.
  • Ability to teach in large and small group settings, provide individualized instruction, participate in curriculum development, and use a wide range of educational technologies inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and ability to contribute to the development of instructional services for faculty, students, and library staff.
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.

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/JPF02587

Applications must include:

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

Candidates applying by October 17, 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.