Library Diversity Fellow, UC Riverside

June 6, 2019

UCR Library Diversity Fellow

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a dynamic, user-oriented, early-career librarian to participate in a two-year diversity fellowship program. This program will provide the incumbent with a supportive environment to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic setting, and aims to increase the hiring pipeline of diverse and talented colleagues. Librarians who are interested in pursuing academic librarianship and have demonstrated an interest in, and commitment to, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library community are particularly encouraged to apply. The incumbent will have access to experienced library leaders and a cohort/network for sharing ideas, resources, best practices, and other opportunities to help gain the professional skills and competencies necessary for success.

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 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

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Part time librarian, Beverly Hills Design Institute

May 27, 2019

Fashion college is offering a part time librarian position.

Position Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in library or information science or a comparable program or state certification to work as a librarian
  • Commitment to the college mission and philosophy
  • Knowledge of state and national issues pertaining to the roles of the library in higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of current computer and instructional technology
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college
  • Familiar with library of congress classification system


  • College or academic library experience

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that the library provides resources and services to support the educational programs of the college
  • Works with college faculty to develop and offer bibliographic instruction programs that produce information-literate students
  • Managing the library and training assistants
  • Preparing an annual plan with budget recommendations
  • Identifying improvements needed in the library facility and equipment needs
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with students, faculty & staff and other stakeholders important to the college
  • Other duties as assigned

Contact: Thierry ÉTÉ

Library Systems & Applications Developer, San Mateo County Community College District

May 27, 2019

The San Mateo Community College District is hiring a Library Systems & Applications Developer.

The Library Systems & Applications Developer will play a key role in enhancing and optimizing the Library’s enterprise systems, including leading SMCCD’s Library Services Platform migration and providing support for Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The Developer will be responsible for providing the programming and technical expertise needed for the development, integration, and support of a wide array of library systems, applications, and services, including Alma, Primo, discovery, user interfaces, interlibrary loan, EZproxy, and other systems and applications, in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows and meeting the needs of our diverse user community.

The Library Systems & Applications Developer will collaborate with classified staff and faculty librarians, and primarily serve as the point of contact for troubleshooting circulation, access, and any systems-related issues, develops Library Systems Platform (LSP) trainings, works with ExLibris and other relevant vendors, and advocates on behalf of the three SMCCD Libraries on system- and technology-related issues.

This is a temporary 2-year position. The anticipated start date for this position is Summer 2019. Salary: $97,056-$123,888

First review of applicants is June 12th, 2019.

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Open Education Librarian, CSU Dominguez Hills

May 23, 2019

The University Library at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for a Tenure-track position, Open Education Librarian, at the rank of 12-month Senior Assistant Librarian.

Major Duties

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-minded Open Education Librarian to join the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services, team. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide leadership, develop and coordinate initiatives and services designed to support raising awareness, adoption, and creation of open educational resources (OER).
  • Develop strategic partnerships with various campus stakeholders and work closely with them to both promote the use of OER and to support their integration into the curriculum.
  • Engage in and create OER-related programming and outreach efforts, including leading workshops, faculty learning communities, etc. focused on OER and related topics, such as open pedagogy.
  • As the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Coordinator for the campus, this position, in collaboration with Library Administration, allocates the annual AL$ budget for programming and stipends, as well as identifies library-purchased resources that would have a high impact on learning, affordability, and student success.
  • Assist faculty in finding and appropriately using OER that align with their courses through both consultations and the development of online resources (e.g., guides and tutorials).
  • Develop methods for assessing and reporting DH’s progress in adopting OER and the library’s role in supporting and promoting their use.
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments, trends, and best practices related to OER.
  • Liaise with CSU system, regional, and national OER programs and communities of practice.
  • Provide guidance to faculty on open licensing and copyright in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
  • Participate in the library’s liaison program, providing general reference, research consultations, instruction, collection development, and outreach to assigned departments.
  • Engage in professional development activities in support of the library and its OER related initiatives.
  • Engage in service to the library, the university, and the profession by participating in committees, task forces, and professional organizations.


The Open Education Librarian will provide leadership, vision, and support for the University Library’s open educational resources program. In collaboration with library colleagues, campus partners, and Affordable Learning Solutions personnel at the Chancellor’s Office, the Open Education Librarian will continue the University Library’s efforts to develop initiatives, processes, and services that facilitate the discovery, adoption, creation, and adaptation of OER. The incumbent will be a member of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services Department and thus will have reference, instruction, liaison, and collection development responsibilities. In addition, library faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and service to the university and the profession.

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Head of Digital Scholarship Services Department, UC Irvine

May 23, 2019

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Head of Digital Scholarship Services.  The successful candidate will play a key role in leading innovation and collaboration in the Libraries’ digital scholarship program.

The Head of the Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) Department is responsible for planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive digital scholarship program that meets the needs of a growing campus and the evolving environment of scholarly communication. Within the UCI Libraries, the Head of DSS and team members often partner with library managers, research librarians, and staff on initiatives and services.  Externally, the Head and DSS team members collaborate with faculty, administrators, staff, and students in all disciplines across campus as well as with other campus organizations such as the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Research, and the Graduate Division. The Head of DSS leads a team of four librarians and a programmer analyst and works collaboratively with them to develop team projects and services.  The Head of DSS, who reports to the AUL for Research Resources, is an active member of Leadership Council, the UCI Libraries’ senior management team responsible for library-wide planning and policy making, and the Research Resources Leadership Team.

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.

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Reference Instruction & Outreach Librarian Fellowship, CSU Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

May 14, 2019

California State University Dominguez Hills is seeking enthusiastic and collaborative professionals to actively participate in our Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS). Here are some quick answers to questions you might have about the position:

What is the official description for the job?

As a RIOS Fellow, you will be responsible for providing high-quality research assistance, serving as a liaison to assigned academic departments, teaching information literacy sessions, creating online learning objects, and participating in outreach activities. You will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of public and support service areas in the library, as well as develop, propose, and lead a project based on your interests.

Shorter version: Team up with us in reference and instruction to help our students succeed!

Why is working for the CSU so awesome?

Glad you asked! The California State University system is the nation’s largest and most ​​affordable public four-year university system. We are the people’s university, so every day you get to make a difference, work in a diverse and inclusive environment, and foster intellectual growth. Plus, we have a strong faculty union, exemplary leadership, a faculty committed to social justice, and motivated students.

Is this position just working the reference desk?

Nope! Providing research services alongside our student research assistants is an important part of what we do, but it’s not everything. In addition to chat reference and in-person consultations you’ll also have the opportunity to serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments; edit and create library research guides; contribute to collection development related projects; teach information literacy sessions; and participate in the development of videos, tutorials, and other outreach and instructional materials. We typically work as teams and small groups on various projects as they arise throughout the year.

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Head, VKC Library, University of Southern California

May 12, 2019

The USC Libraries are seeking an innovative, strategic, and service-focused information professional to lead the VonKleinsmid Center (VKC) Library, our premier social sciences, international relations, and public policy library.

The position description, qualifications, and application requirements are posted here:

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Head, Collection Services Division, UC Berkeley

May 12, 2019

University of California, Berkeley
Head, Collection Services Division
Hiring range: Librarian
$93,649- $101,441 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting July 2019.

The University of California, Berkeley Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking professional to develop a unified approach to library technical collection support service operations across library units in order to address the rapidly evolving and changing services in support of library collections. This position represents a key opportunity to steward an integrated collection services philosophy across the library and to lead, shape and collaborate with the staff and librarians engaged in selecting, acquiring, preserving, making accessible and discoverable scholarly resources for the University of California, Berkeley Library community.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, the Head, Collection Services Division will oversee the operational management, overall administration, long term planning, prioritization and coordination of acquisitions, cataloging and metadata services, e-resource management, preservation, and discovery. The Division Head is responsible for establishing and implementing technical collection support services policies, standards, best practices and procedures for the Library. The Division Head will lead three direct reports who collectively manage 4 librarians and 31 staff.

The successful candidate will stay abreast of national trends and new developments in all areas of collection services. In this role the Division Head will collaborate with subject specialty libraries, other Library Division Heads, Library councils, Digital Library Program, Library administration and other departments and units within the Berkeley Library. The Division Head will also represent the Library at the UC system level and in regional, national, and international cooperative programs concerning collection support services and processing.

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Head, Science & Engineering Library, University of Southern California

May 9, 2019

The USC Libraries are seeking an innovative, strategic, and service-focused information professional to lead the Science and Engineering (S&E) Library.

The position description, qualifications, and application requirements are posted here:

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed, and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Tenure-track Librarian, West Los Angeles College

May 7, 2019

West Los Angeles College (WLAC) seeks a dynamic, user-centered, innovative librarian to join the team of librarians in providing and creating effective and engaging library services. The position includes a wide variety of professional librarian responsibilities related to computer hardware, software and networks in support of library functions and services, including oversight of the implementation of the new Library Services Platform and the maintenance of electronic resource access.

Application deadline: June 7, 2019

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