The University of California, Davis Library seeks two energetic, proactive, innovative, collaborative, and user-focused, public services leaders to work closely with faculty and students in a highly interdisciplinary scientific research community. The Library is embarking on an e-research program of services that build upon a dynamic new clustering of the sciences libraries into two administrative units: 1) Agricultural, Environmental, and Physical Sciences, and Engineering, 2) Health and Life Sciences.
The two Department Heads provide the leadership and vision for library staff to proactively meet the research, teaching, patient care, and community engagement mission of the UC Davis faculty, staff, and students. Major activities conducted by the librarians include outreach to faculty, staff, and students, reference and specialized instructional services, and collection development and management for undergraduate and research levels. The Department Heads promote faculty liaison and system-wide resource sharing activities, services, and collections, and collaborates with other library leaders to deliver timely and effective services and to develop collections to meet the dynamic growth of the campus research and teaching needs. As administrative heads, the incumbents guide their staffs based at separate locations in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating ongoing activities and special projects.
Scope of the Agricultural, Environmental and Physical Sciences and Engineering Libraries:
The UC Davis Agricultural, Environmental, and Physical Sciences and Engineering Libraries serve the faculty, staff, and students in the agricultural, environmental, and physical sciences and engineering academic programs who are primarily based in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the College of Biological Sciences, the Division of Physical Sciences within the College of Letters and Science, and the College of Engineering. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences represents one of the largest and most diverse U.S. research and teaching program in these fields. In addition, UC Davis is home to the world renowned Viticulture and Enology Department and Evolution and Ecology Department, as well as several interdisciplinary research institutes located at sites throughout California and the world.
Scope of UC Davis Health and Life Sciences Libraries:
The UC Davis Health and Life Sciences Libraries serve the faculty, staff, and students in the health and life sciences academic programs who are primarily based in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Biological Sciences. The College of Biological Sciences represents one of the largest and most diverse U.S. research and teaching program in the life sciences. In addition to the world renowned School of Veterinary Medicine, there are several interdisciplinary research institutes located at sites throughout California and the world.
For detailed descriptions of both Department Head positions and application procedures, please visit http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/jobs/.
Candidates applying by October 21, 2011 will receive first consideration. The positions will remain open until filled.
The University of California, Davis, is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity.