Director of Metadata and Technical Services, UC Riverside

February 26, 2021

Position Title: Director of Metadata and Technical Services
Rank and Salary Scale: Associate Librarian – Librarian – Potential Career
$73,751 – $104,276

Position Overview

Due to local shelter in place orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position may be required to work remotely upon hire and for a limited time. The successful candidate must be able to provide their own stable internet access. This position will be expected to work on campus on a regular, full-time basis when it is determined by campus leaders to bring back faculty, staff and students.

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a collaborative and user-oriented Director of Metadata and Technical Services. The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership of a department devoted to collaborative, stakeholder-focused adoption and implementation of existing and emerging technologies and standards.

Located an hour’s drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in over 40 years and a new School of Public Policy.

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Social Sciences Librarian, San Diego State University

February 25, 2021

The San Diego State University (SDSU) Library invites applications and nominations for a 12-month, tenure-track position to be appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian level, with a start date of July 1, 2021. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-looking colleague who can complement, strengthen, and expand partnerships across library departments and with colleagues across the university and San Diego community.

The Social Sciences Librarian will provide research assistance and information literacy instruction initiatives as part of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach team in the areas of Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology, and social justice related disciplines. The successful candidate will also focus on developing library collections and services for social science disciplines with a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) component and commitment to social justice. The SDSU Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the experiences of diverse students, faculty, and staff, and who can meet at least two of the university’s Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria (https://sacd.sdsu.edu/cie/bie).

The position is appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. Anticipated salary range: $69,000 – $78,000. This position also offers a generous startup package.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by March 22, 2021.

Anticipated start date is July 2021.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:

https://apply.interfolio.com/84546

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.


Reference and Instruction Librarian, Sonoma State University

February 25, 2021

Sonoma State University offers an exceptional educational experience that fosters intellectual, cognitive, social, and personal growth. As the only member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges in California, we are uniquely positioned to foster ethical exploration, civic engagement, social responsibility, and global awareness combined with a solid foundation in an academic discipline. We have a strong commitment to graduating students who have the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in an ever-changing world. The unique campus culture fosters our Seawolf Commitment to integrity, respect, excellence, and responsibility and is integrated into all campus life. We nurture inclusive excellence through a celebration of the rich diversity of our local communities and our interconnected global economy. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. SSU is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.

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Circulation and Technology Support Specialist, University of San Diego

February 25, 2021

The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library at the University of San Diego is currently looking for a new Circulation and Technology Support Specialist, Library Assistant IV, to join our Collections, Access, and Discovery team. For more information or to apply, visit USD Jobs or click the following link: https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/494300/circulation-and-technology-support-specialist.


Middle East Studies Librarian and Area Studies Collection Strategist, UC Santa Barbara

February 25, 2021

Middle East Studies Librarian and Area Studies Collection Strategist (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian)

The University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

The expected effective date of this position is August 2021 or later.

DESCRIPTION
The Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks an innovative, forward-looking, service-oriented, and collaborative professional for an exciting opportunity to serve as Middle East Studies Librarian and Area Studies Collection Strategist.

UC Santa Barbara sponsors robust research activities and interdisciplinary academic programs in Global Studies and Area Studies and coordinates programs and research activities related to International Studies throughout the campus. Housed within the Institute for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research (ISBER) at UC Santa Barbara, the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) develops and supports programs that enhance public understanding of the Middle East and the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East. CMES affiliates have a wide array of expertise in Middle East history, politics, economics, religions, cultures, and languages. The Department of Religious Studies is home to a Middle East Studies Program, including an undergraduate major and language courses. The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and Department of Global Studies also provide arenas for interdisciplinary research and teaching in Middle East and Area Studies.

Reporting to the Director of Collection Strategies, the Middle East Studies Librarian and Area Studies Collection Strategist will be one of a team of four Librarians/Collection Strategists, an Analytics Coordinator, and a Library Assistant. The mission of the Collection Strategies Department is to implement strategic approaches that effectively steward the Library’s investment in research collections and scholarly content, and to increase the impact and reach of the UCSB’s scholarship by actively supporting, innovating, and advancing open and sustainable models for knowledge generation, dissemination, and publishing.

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Director, LMU Loyola Law School Library, Los Angeles, CA

February 17, 2021

Director, LMU Loyola Law School Library
Los Angeles, California
Apply By: Open until filled
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 22, 2021
Date Created: 02-15-2021

LMU Loyola Law School in Los Angeles seeks a creative and collaborative leader as the next Director of the William M. Rains Law Library.

The Director oversees Library operations and services, including strategic planning, external relations, technology initiatives, budget development and management, personnel management, and legal research curriculum development and teaching. The Director is responsible for enhancing the library’s practices and procedures and utilizing existing and emerging technologies to facilitate the highest quality of service to all members of the community. Working closely with the Library’s staff and in collaboration with both the Law School and broader Loyola Marymount University community, the next Director will build on the Library’s strengths to develop and implement a strategic vision for the Library’s next chapter as the intellectual and cultural center of the Law School.

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Head of Cataloging, UCLA Law Library

February 17, 2021

Department: Law Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian to Full Librarian ($84,507 – $116,341)
Position Availability: June 1, 2021
Application deadline for first consideration: March 16, 2021

The UCLA Law Library seeks a Head of the Cataloging to carry out the cataloging goals of the Law Library by establishing priorities, setting policy, implementing procedures, supervising staff, and sharing the day-to-day cataloging workload with two other catalogers.

Position Duties

Under the direction of the Director, Bibliographic Services, the Head of Cataloging oversees, participates in, and reports on the daily operations of the Law Library’s cataloging section.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Implement cataloging policies based on national and UCLA standards
  • Develop and implement local cataloging policies as needed, based on the specific needs of the Law School’s faculty and students
  • Directly supervise, train, and evaluate one librarian and one library assistant
  • Perform original and complex contributed cataloging in a variety of Western European languages and in all bibliographic and physical formats, including monographs, serials, print loose-leafs, audiovisual materials, and electronic resources, applying national standards according to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and Library of Congress guidelines
  • Perform name, series, and subject authority work, and contribute or revise name, series and subject authority records in the national authority files
  • Evaluate vendor-supplied records, arranging for their retrieval from OCLC or other external sources; prepare import profiles as needed, and oversee bulk loading of record sets
  • Resolve complex bibliographic problems and conflicts in bibliographic records
  • Work closely with public services staff to resolve questions and concerns regarding records in the online public catalog
  • Develop and implement special cataloging projects as needed
  • Oversee (and in some cases perform) a variety of cataloging maintenance activities, using global data change functions when possible
  • Serve as campus liaison for cataloging, systems, serials and e-resources management related committees and task groups

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Cataloging & Metadata Strategies Librarian, The San Diego State University

February 9, 2021

The San Diego State University (SDSU) Library invites applications and nominations for a 12-month, tenure-track position to be appointed at the Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian level (depending on experience), with a start date of July 1, 2021. The Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian will provide expertise and leadership as part of the Content Organization and Management (COM) team to ensure timely, comprehensive, and effective discovery of all library collections, including digital objects, through the Library Service Platform (Alma) and other discovery services. We seek a creative, collaborative, and forward-looking colleague who can complement, strengthen, and expand partnerships across library departments and with colleagues across Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and the Division of Information Technology.

The Cataloging and Metadata Strategies Librarian will provide leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing workflows for loading metadata for ebooks, streaming resources, and other digital objects into our Library Service Platform (Alma). The position will also provide original and complex copy cataloging of various materials across multiple languages, formats and time periods in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to national, consortial, and local standards. In collaboration with COM colleagues, this position will develop, evaluate, and implement cataloging policies and establish priorities for cataloging projects. SDSU Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the experiences of diverse students, faculty and staff.

The position is appointed at the Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian rank. Anticipated salary range: $69,000 – $78,000 (Sr. Assistant) or $79,000 – $84,000 (Associate). This position also offers a generous startup package.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by March 1, 2021.

Anticipated start date is July 2021.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:
https://apply.interfolio.com/83778

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.


Director of Library Services, Braille Institute, Los Angeles, CA

February 9, 2021

The Library:

For 86 years now, the Braille Institute Library has served as Southern California’s official branch of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress. It is one of only two NLS branches that are privately operated and the only NLS Library operated by a private, nonprofit organization and serving people of all ages, at all stages of vision loss.

The award-winning Braille Library offers around 1 million books on audio, in braille, and in large-print format to over 20,000 patrons. As a result, tens of thousands of people each year use the Library to fill all their reading needs, ranging from necessary books for school or work to those for recreation and leisure. The Library offers a wide range of free programs for their patrons, including magazines and periodicals in braille and audio formats, a telephone reader program – both online and on the phone, a book-of-the-month club, descriptive videos, and more.

Braille Institute’s Library Program is the largest and among the most important the organization provides to those it serves. Many who are blind or visually impaired or who have reading or other physical disabilities cannot use standard printed materials, depriving them of reading and enjoying those materials which most take for granted.

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Librarian: Instruction and Reference, Santa Monica College

February 8, 2021

FT/Tenure Track Instructor – Librarian: Instruction and Reference
Salary: $63,967.00 – $133,283.00 Annually
Deadline: 3/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Please click on the link below to review the detailed job bulletin: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/smcacademic/jobs/2968590/ft-tenure-track-instructor-librarian-instruction-and-reference?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

SMC is looking for a tech-savvy instructional reference librarian who will play a key role in shaping the future of the library at one of the largest community colleges in Southern California.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices of engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The faculty will need to sustain proficient skill level and pedagogical techniques and trends; maintain regular office hours; participate in curriculum and program development/maintenance as well as academic and career advisement; and provide input into the development of student learning outcomes, staff development programs, and departmental and faculty organization activities. The selected candidate will participate on committees; in department, division, campus, and district meetings; in articulation and matriculation related activities; and will perform related duties as assigned.

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