Music Metadata Librarian, University of California, Berkeley

August 18, 2018

Music Metadata Librarian

University of California, Berkeley Library

Hiring range: Associate Librarian

$65,942 – $81,606 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a full time appointment available starting September 2018

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a librarian to perform original and complex copy cataloging for print and digital humanities materials, with a special focus on music. The incumbent will be an integral part of the technical service community that supports the UC Berkeley Library, the Bancroft Library, and the Digital Lifecycle Program.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 25 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of nearly $20 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library’s mission and strategic plan can be viewed at

The Library’s Arts & Humanities Division supports core research collections and services located in Doe Library/Gardner MAIN Stacks and four specialized libraries within Doe Library – the Art History/Classics Library, Graduate Services, Morrison Library, and South/Southeast Asia Library – and the Hargrove Music Library. Collectively, 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. The Music Library collection serves the diverse teaching and research needs of the UC Berkeley Department of Music that offers programs in musicology, ethnomusicology and composition, and embraces a variety of performance activities.

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Director of the Pumerantz Library, Pomona, CA

August 10, 2018

Position: Director of the Pumerantz Library
Institution: Western University of Health Sciences
Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library
Location: Pomona, CA
Closing date: September 15, 2018

The Director is responsible for the administration of the Library’s operations and for providing high quality leadership and educational standards to maintain the University’s standing in the community and its national accreditation. The Director leads the planning, organization, administration of the budget, staff, collection, and services of the library to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University, maintains relationships with community, governmental, and professional bodies, represents the University to the public and serves as an advocate for the Library both within and outside the University. The Director reports directly to the Provost.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provides professional expertise, administrative and overall direction for the Library and its personnel,  including strategic, financial, policy, and space planning.
  2. Leads primary administrative and strategic functions and operational areas of the Library and University Archives, including allocation of financial resources and personnel. Directly supervises individual Library department heads.
  3. Develops and implements a process of ongoing review, assessment and improvement of Library programs and resources.
  4. Advances the Library’s strategic plan, to ensure alignment with the University’s strategic plan.
  5. Fosters relationships with the University community and external entities to improve library services and facilities, to enhance the quality of resources, and to increase operational efficiency.
  6. Effectively plans and manages the budget and financial resources of the Library to meet current needs and allow for the attainment of strategic initiatives.
  7. Ensures the Library and Archives stay at the forefront of changes in technology and maintains technical and professional knowledge of library and information science, as well as current trends and issues facing academic libraries.
  8. Supports  faculty development of curriculum, instructional strategies, new technologies and distance learning, as well as information literacy instruction to staff, faculty and students.
  9. Cultivates a responsive culture based on respect, service and teamwork that welcomes change and innovation.
  10. Encourages professional development of library personnel to develop and maintain a skilled and knowledgeable workforce that supports the needs of the campus community.
  11. Practices transparent management based on clear communication, openness to ideas and input from all directions. Creates organizational structures that promote innovation.
  12. Serves on University committees and taskforces and actively participates in University-wide planning activities as appointed or invited.
  13. Participates in professional associations and attends relevant conferences.

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Head of Library Information Systems, California State University, Sacramento

August 9, 2018

The University Library at California State University, Sacramento is hiring for the Head of Library Information Systems

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking mission and vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 26 library faculty, 34 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants.

Duties Responsibilities

The Head of Library Information Systems reports to the Associate Dean for Digital Technologies and Resource Management, and serves to provide leadership and direction for innovative services and technologies. The position will define and articulate the vision, strategic directions, and priorities for information technology in a dynamic environment that values creativity, teamwork and innovation.

  • The Head of Library Information Systems is responsible for the management of the Library Information Systems Department, which includes planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information resources in the University Library.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems directly supervises staff responsible for desktop support, application development, the Library web sites, supporting digital services, infrastructure architecture and administration, and supports staff in the performance of their duties.
  • The individual will lead a service-oriented program that researches, develops, and supports advanced information systems for the Library, and ensures excellent operational management of information systems and support of end users.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems provides leadership in coordinating and defining system requirements and tasks for library-wide projects and initiatives.
  • The Head of Library Information Systems will work closely with Library Administration, University IT, and other stakeholders to take advantage of technological developments that enhance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

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University Librarian, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

August 9, 2018

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), in Monterey California, is seeking outstanding candidates for our University Librarian (UL) position.  NPS seeks an innovative, energetic, and proven library administrator who will capitalize on the experience and strengths of her/his team, which is comprised of Dudley Knox Library, Graduate Writing Center (GWC), and the Thesis Processing Office (TPO) (collectively “the Library”).  In partnership with NPS faculty, students, and staff, the UL will advance and support graduate-level teaching, learning, and research in our unique academic environment. This non-tenure track administrative faculty position, reporting to the NPS Provost and Academic Dean, is a member of NPS’ senior leadership team and will provide visionary leadership that enhances the Library’s programs, value, and role at the university. The successful candidate will be a creative problem solver with effective communication skills who has the insight, motivation, and energy to be an advocate for the Library teams while collaborating with institutional and external stakeholders.

As the chief administrative officer of the Library, the UL is responsible for formulating and implementing policies, programs, services, and associated technologies that support NPS resident and distributed instructional and research programs. The UL articulates the Library’s contributions to effective teaching and learning as an integral part of the NPS Teaching and Learning Commons.  The UL will guide the Library teams with a continued focus on improving discovery and access to internal and licensed information resources and will partner with faculty and students on critical thinking, effective communications, data analytics and visualization, and data management. The successful candidate will bring extensive knowledge of academic research resources, information infrastructure (including technologies for users), trends in effective written and spoken scholarly communications, digital collections, institutional repositories, and best practices for metadata. The UL should have a clear understanding of current and possible future trends in academic and research libraries and be able to leverage technological innovations in order to advance the library and NPS mission. The UL must have experience managing a complex budget and be able to direct the Library’s financial and other resources by setting clear priorities.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae plus an in-depth statement about their experience and capabilities. Applications for this announcement will be accepted beginning 07/11/2018 until 09/11/2018.
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Access Services Librarian, CSU San Bernardino

August 9, 2018

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seeks a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative professional to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) for the John M. Pfau Library on the main campus and the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center on the Palm Desert campus.

Responsibilities: The ASL reports to the dean of the library.  The ASL consults with the Librarians’ Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

The ASL performs a variety of managerial and operational duties that require knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assist patrons in the use of library resources and services. This highly visible position involves actively assisting library patrons; monitoring multiple library functions; and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience.

Supervisory Functions

  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates relevant full-time, unionized employees.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the Circulation; Course Reserves; and Interlibrary Loan departments; the circulation component of the Library Multi Media Center, at the Pfau Library; and the corresponding services at the Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center. The latter will require regular monthly consultation and interaction with the Palm Desert campus librarian.
  • Liaises with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies and employment.
  • Resolves all problems involving scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keeps the dean informed about any issues.

All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.
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Research & Learning Services Specialist, UC Merced

July 27, 2018

Job Category: Library
Unit: Library
Position Code: SLIB8272A
Status: Open
Closing Date: 08/31/2018
Salary: $55,000 – $60,000
Location: Merced
Background check: Background check is required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA

July 27, 2018

Reference & Instruction Librarian (Limited-Term, Part-Time)
Saint Mary’s College of California
Moraga, CA
Apply by 8/12/18

Saint Mary’s College of California Library is seeking a reference and instruction librarian for the 2018-19 academic year. Reporting to the Coordinator of Reference Services and working closely with the Instruction Coordinator, this person will provide information literacy instruction to first-year composition classes and other classes as needed, and will take on reference shifts. An ALA-accredited MLS degree (or equivalent) and instruction experience are required. This is a limited-term appointment through June 30, 2019, at 20 hours per week.

For full responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, please see:

Instruction + Research Specialist for the Arts and Humanities, Occidental College, Los Angeles

July 27, 2018

Occidental College is a small rigorous liberal arts institution in Los Angeles with a curricular emphasis on social justice, community-based learning, and global citizenship. The Center for Digital Liberal Arts (CDLA) at Occidental helps to prepare Oxy’s diverse and talented students for a rapidly changing world through a variety of programs and offerings, including research support for students and faculty, digital media production tools and software, and professional development for faculty in digital pedagogy and scholarly communication.

Summary of Duties, Responsibilities and Goals

The CDLA supports textual, visual, and archival modes of inquiry across the arts and humanities through a focus on resource curation, sharing, and analysis. The Specialist is a two-year limited term position with possibility of renewal. We seek a Specialist who will:

  • Collaborate directly with arts and humanities faculty to realize student learning goals, participate in related grant and funding opportunities, and inform assessments of student learning.
  • Research and implement best practices in digital pedagogy and instructional design in the arts and humanities with a focus on visual, music, and other media resources, humanities databases, archival resources, and digital humanities practices.
  • Work with Academic Affairs, Arts and Humanities departments, and related academic support units to develop and integrate information literacies across the curriculum.
  • Facilitate effective application of tools, methods and materials of primary inquiry (e.g., visual imagery, documents, artifacts, sound files) for undergraduate research.
  • Develop and instruct advanced workshops and advise students about research resources, methods, and scholarly practices across the arts and humanities.
  • Supervise and mentor student workers.
  • Provide research and insight on emergent arts and humanities resources, identify and advocate for learning space, software, hardware, and other resource needs specific to the arts and humanities.
  • Track emerging trends in pedagogy and technology across the arts and humanities; experiment with new approaches to scholarly content creation and presentation.
  • Assess work activities, analyze evaluative data, and compile and report same – as required.
  • Oversee and participate in a range of relevant special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian, University of San Francisco

July 27, 2018

The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and enthusiastic person for the position of Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian.

The Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus heavily on information literacy instruction, and will serve as a local expert on issues relating to first-year (including first-generation) students, lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.

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Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian, University of San Francisco

July 27, 2018

The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and enthusiastic person for the position of Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian.

The Instruction Coordinator / Assessment Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus heavily on information literacy instruction, and will lead the department’s efforts to develop learning outcomes and assessment practices related to instruction.

For more information and to apply: