Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Coordinator of Technical Services

East Stroudsburg University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with the University Library beginning August 2013. The University Library at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) supports the mission of the university by providing materials, services, equipment, spaces, and environments that support the curricula, assist students, faculty and staff with their study, research, and informational needs, and stimulate cultural development.  The Library is an active participant in ensuring that students graduating from ESU are information literate. The University Library also contributes to the strengthening of relationships between ESU and its region through library-based services and activities. Positions typically fill at the Assistant Professor rank. As part of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), we offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Technical Services establishes goals and objectives, does short and long range planning, and administers the daily operations of the Technical Services area The coordinator is responsible for cataloging, systems, and acquisitions activities of the library and for the oversight of library employees engaged in those operations. The librarian also performs general reference, instructional, and user service responsibilities and serves as liaison to several departments as needed. For further details please review the complete posting at: http://www.esucareers.com/postings/6303.

Required Qualifications Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program; professional library experience in the technical services area and demonstrated potential for scholarly achievement. Finalist must successfully complete an on-campus interview.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability to perform original and copy cataloging of multiple formats preferably in an academic or research library; Strong working knowledge of and practical experience with current cataloging rules, standards, bibliographic tools and metadata schema; Familiarity with current and emerging trends, standards and technologies in cataloging; Experience using and managing integrated library systems including its various modules, e.g. acquisitions, and familiarity with bibliographic utilities; Strong technology background and web authoring skills; Second masters degree; Demonstrated ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential; Evidence of effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to work independently; Ability to supervise and train staff; Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.

To Apply:Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2013, and will continue until position is filled.  Electronic applications should be submitted through the following website: http://www.esucareers.com. Applicants are to attach a cover letter, vitae, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment) and contact information for three professional references. As a part of your application materials please address your own experience working with traditionally underrepresented populations. Final determination will be based upon a successful interview. Failure to submit all the required materials may lead to the candidate not being considered. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) is located in Northeastern Pennsylvania adjacent to the scenic Pocono Mountains and the unspoiled Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Founded in 1893, ESU is one of fourteen university members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and has a current enrollment of 7,576. Both the enrollment and the picturesque campus have experienced substantial growth in recent years as a result of, among other factors, the university’s reputation for academic excellence and strategic planning. Offering 58 undergraduate degree programs and graduate degrees in 23 fields of study, the university is poised for continued growth. The surrounding community offers options for suburban, small city, or country living all within a less than two hour drive to both New York City and Philadelphia.

Only online applications will be accepted.

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/diversity

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Head of Innovative Media

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of Innovative Media.
Responsibilities: The Head of Innovative Media will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to develop programs and services that focus on students and faculty creating and using media in course-related activities, including leading the Innovative Media program and service development, directing supervision of staff related to this program, and leading the implementation of new Innovative Media Studio, planned to open in 2015.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member of VCU.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $60,000 annually. This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position. Normal faculty benefits apply, including 24 vacation days annually and choice of retirement and annuity plans. For more information about benefits, see http://www.hr.vcu.edu/benefits/.
For more information about this position and the VCU Libraries, please visit our home page at http://www.library.vcu.edu/. Review of applications will begin January 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications must be received prior to February 1, 2013. Submit cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:
Pamela H. Fraga
Assistant to the University Librarian
VCU Libraries, Virginia Commonwealth University
901 Park Avenue
PO Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
804-828-0151 (fax)

Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Head Librarian, Art Institute of Boston Library

Lesley University prepares women and men for lives and careers that make a difference. We offer our staff the same opportunity.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.
For more information about Lesley University, please visit our website at:   www.lesley.edu
Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of Lesley University and Episcopal Divinity School Libraries, this position serves as the art librarian for Lesley University and the Art Institute of Boston (AIB) at Lesley University, providing leadership and coordination for art collections and services. The Assistant Library Director’s primary responsibilities include collaborating with art faculty to build print and online collections that serve the curriculum, and works with University librarians and library staff to develop information and visual literacy competencies instruction. This individual’s essential functions will include, but are not limited to, administration of the AIB Library, collection management, reference, instruction, supervision of staff, and collaboration in the AIB Library’s move from Boston to Cambridge.

  • Works with the senior management team to ensure that the policies and procedures of the AIB Library are consistent with the overall mission of the University Libraries
  • Collaborates with the Visual Resources Curator to develop and expand the digital image collection  to meet the curriculum needs of the University community
  • Acts as liaison to AIB faculty by participating in curriculum committee, Dean’s Council and Department Chair meeting and other college committees as appropriate
  • Establishes goals, monitors progress, evaluates employee performance and supports staff development
  • Collaborates with Sherrill Library reference team and AIB faculty to implement an effective information and visual literacy program
  • Promotes and publicizes library collections and services to the faculty and students of Lesley University
  • Performs other duties as assigned or developed

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program of library and information science.
  • A degree in art history, fine arts, design, art education and/or advanced arts-related degree.
  • A minimum of three years of increasing responsibilities in management of an academic or arts-related institution.
  • Work experience beyond the MLS, in such areas as reference, instruction and collection development.
  • Experience managing digital collections and the ability to lead in their future development are required.
  • Must be able to work in a multi-staff environment with the demonstrated ability to provide leadership, work collegially, and participate in collaborative problem-solving.  
  • Ability to articulate and implement an innovative, flexible vision for library services.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information:
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:
Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Head of Web Services

The Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for an innovative and collaborative professional to provide leadership and direction as Head of Web Services.   This recently formed department will bring vision and expertise to planning, developing, implementing and maintaining robust web technology supporting the Libraries’ mission.

The successful candidate will be joining the Libraries at an exciting time because a new strategic plan is underway, with its vision of the Libraries as being a “dynamic gateway for the discovery, creation and exchange of knowledge, which enables students, faculty and staff to realize their promise and to achieve excellence.”

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of Web Services is the primary planner for the Libraries’ web development, its productivity tools and public computing.  The Head of Web services will work closely with staff to develop responsive and progressive services and applications to match a rapidly changing information landscape.  In collaboration with other department heads, this individual provides critical leadership for the planning, evaluation, development and promotion of the Libraries’ current and next generation of web services and information systems.

The Head of Web Services serves as an advisor to the University Libraries’ senior management team as it pertains to the developments in information technology, policy, security, management and resource needs.  The Head directs the assignments of a staff of three and represents the Libraries on campus and at OhioLINK committees, as well as regional and national organizations.

Specifically, the Head of Web Services’ departmental duties include:

  • Collaborates with the Libraries’ department heads to plan and to implement future web interfaces, technologies and innovations to the Web site, a WordPress site, in order to ensure a dynamic, interactive and user-friendly experience.
  • Manages the Libraries’ Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system, including regular system maintenance and performance improvements.
  • Designs, operates and maintains specialized library systems, such as proxy server and EBSCO Discovery service.
  • Oversees innovation in the Libraries’ mobile presence.
  • Assists with the maintenance and implementation of CONTENTdm and Omeka, as needed.
  • Develops and maintains a productive, service-oriented staff by overseeing and mentoring the supervision and training in the department, providing oversight for personnel actions, and providing opportunities for educational and experiential growth.
  • Communicates complex technical issues effectively to a variety of stakeholders; works closely with Ohio University’s Office of Information Technology to ensure effective, efficient and user-oriented services across the Libraries.
  • Serves as the lead implementer for OhioLINK technology projects.
  • Pursues and administers grant proposals for the Libraries’ technology projects.
  • Engages in regular professional development through research, publications, presentations and participation in regional and national associations as part of the continuing commitment to bring best practices and innovative services to Ohio University students and faculty.


  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • An understanding of the role and the influence of networked scholarly resources in meeting the diverse teaching, learning and research needs of a university community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with web and content-management systems, integrated library systems, discovery systems, computer hardware and software, and network operating systems.
  • Minimum three years of progressively responsible experience in a library technology environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a commitment to data-informed decision making processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to enable communication of complex technology issues and strategies to a diverse community
  • Successful supervisory experience.

  • Experience administering an Innovative Interfaces Millennium integrated library system.
  • Experience developing and maintaining library proxy servers, link resolvers, mobile applications, content management systems, and discovery services.
  • Experience with open source and LAMP-based applications used in libraries
  • Experience leading teams and fostering collaborative relationships.
  • Experience writing and administering grants.

Ohio University Libraries takes pride in providing outstanding service to all its clientele.  University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and a founding member of OhioLINK. The Libraries’ facilities include the Vernon R. Alden Library, the Music/Dance Library and the Southeast Ohio Regional Library Depository.
With over 3,000,000 volumes, 900,000 e-books and 55,000 e-journals, OHIO has one of the largest academic libraries in North America.  During the 2010-2011 academic year, the Libraries received 2,230,000 distinct Web site visits, 4,000,000 database and catalog searches, and 10,000 virtual reference transactions.

Alden Library housed the largest open-computing lab and wireless network on campus.  The University Libraries are known for their leadership across campus for innovative technology services to students and researchers and a robust social media presence.  Digitized collections include those of Senator George V. Voinovich; pioneer newspaper entrepreneur E.W. Scripps; King Chulalongkorn of Siam diaries; Ceremonial Artifacts Collection of the Yao culture of North Vietnam; and University Archives including yearbooks and videos.  More information about the Libraries unique collections can be viewed at http://media.library.ohiou.edu/. 

Ohio University is a comprehensive, state-assisted institution that is classified, by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research Universities (high research activity) institution.   Ohio University, located in the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, shares the City of Athens, a culturally-rich sustainable community 75 miles southeast of Columbus and 156 miles west of Cincinnati. There are 21,000 students enrolled on the Athens campus, more than 10,000 students on the five regional campuses and 4,000 eLearning students. The University offers a diverse, dynamic and collegial atmosphere to all its students, faculty and staff.

Salary & Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Ohio University employees enjoy a liberal benefits package including 22 days annual vacation, generous insurance, and a State of Ohio employee retirement or an alternative retirement package.

Review of applications begins January 22, 2013; however applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  Position is available immediately.

Please apply online at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/4334.

Ohio University is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of OHIO’s campus are especially encouraged to apply.

Friday, December 14, 2012

College Librarian

Bowdoin College seeks an exceptional and innovative library administrator to serve as its College Librarian. Reporting to the Dean for Academic Affairs and working with Bowdoin’s President, the successful candidate will lead the Library in providing outstanding services that support the academic mission of the Bowdoin community.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and finest coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Bowdoin’s is a distinguished liberal arts college library with roots deep within the College’s history.  Originally the private library of James Bowdoin, today the Library is an intellectual center of the campus and an invaluable resource for students and faculty as well as for outside scholars and community members.

The new Librarian will assume leadership of this vital College resource at a time of change in the acquisition, dissemination, and preservation of knowledge.  She or he will develop and implement a shared vision for the Library that will support the College’s plans and purpose, lead a strong and effective library staff, build on established ties to Maine’s academic and public libraries, and inventively manage the Library’s considerable resources.

The successful candidate will bring a deep understanding of the challenges facing academic libraries today, creative leadership, and a passion for the mission and goals of an outstanding liberal arts college.  He or she will have experience in the development and execution of strategic plans, a history of successful staff development and team-building, the ability to implement effectively proven trends and innovation, and the expertise to balance support of the Library’s traditional services with the development of new strategies for teaching, learning, and scholarship. Candidates should have an advanced degree in librarianship or a relevant field of study and a record of progressively more responsible positions in library administration.

The College has retained Isaacson, Miller to assist in the search. All inquiries, nominations and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to:

Nancy Maull, Vice President
Beverly Brady, Senior Associate
Isaacson, Miller
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02210

Bowdoin College is committed to equality through affirmative action and is an equal opportunity employer.  Bowdoin encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the College.  Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in its education programs.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Senior Librarian – Digital Archivist

The Fort Worth Library is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Senior Librarian – Digital Archivist.  The qualified candidate will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the principles, practices, techniques and trends in archival theory and concepts; archives management; and knowledge of general print and electronic information resources.  Must be knowledgeable in the legal, fiscal, administrative and historical value of archive records including experience in evaluating, appraising, and accessioning archive collections. A minimum of two years  of  professional  experience  in  a  manuscript,  archival  or  special  collections  setting,  including development and digitization of archive collections; knowledge of metadata schemes used in the development of archival finding aids; collections processing; preservation techniques. Experience with a digital asset management system is required, preferably   CONTENTdm; the ability to oversee and administrate a digital archive including selection of digital collections; creation of metadata, collection and server rights selection; digital conversion; website customization; and publishing of digital content. The ability to learn new programming languages is required.  The successful candidate will advise the library on industry changes to file formats; prepare proposals for external funding for digital preservation projects; and prepare specifications for vended services. Excellent  organizational skills; an awareness  of  current  trends  in  collection  development;  strong  Internet  and computer   skills;   a  track  record   of  successful   adult   programming   for  diverse   communities;   well-developed communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently, in a team setting, and to supervise archive projects; and the capacity to handle multiple tasks are also qualifications necessary for this position.  Must have a strong commitment to public service and enjoy working directly with the public.

This position is responsible for supporting the unit’s ongoing operations, including digitization and publication of archive collections to the Library’s Digital Archives; selection and collection development; organization and description of archival collections; reference/research services by telephone, e-mail, and in person; and developing innovative approaches to deliver superior customer service. 

Master’s Degree in library science from an ALA accredited school PLUS 2 years increasingly responsible professional library and digital archives experience.  Training and  supervisory experience  in archives  management  and support  of a  digital  file  management  system  is  preferred.     Working some evenings and weekends is required. Preference will be given to applicants who are Certified Archivists.


Library environment; exposure to computer screens.

Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for moderate or light lifting; sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time.

Library Director – Mobile (AL) Public Library

Are you a leader committed to connecting people with the information and materials they need and seek?  The Mobile Public Library, (http://www.mplonline.org/) Board of Trustees seeks an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced library director to continue its commitment to public library service for this historic community—a community that is On the Water - On the Move.  The Mobile Public Library, functioning as a subscription library in the 1850’s, was officially established in 1902.  Today’s library system consists of the Ben May Main Library, eight branches, a local history and genealogy division, and bookmobile service—it strives to be a customer-driven, high quality, high performance  organization—loaning 1.9 million items annually to 193,711  registered borrowers.  With a $9.1 million annual budget, an active Friends organization, and the Mobile Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (145.5 FTEs) will have the capacity to develop new opportunities for community involvement, programs and services.

Mobile, (http://www.cityofmobile.org/), the county seat of Mobile County, is located at the junction of the Mobile River and Mobile Bay on the northern Gulf of Mexico.  The city is the only seaport in Alabama and the port has played a key role in the economic health of the city from  being a key trading center in pre-colonial times down to its current role as the 12th-largest port in the United States. Area residents enjoy income levels at or above the state average, while Mobile’s cost of living is one of the 15 lowest out of the 80 mid-size metro areas in the U.S. Renowned for having the oldest organized carnival celebrations (Mardi Gras) in the United States, Mobile’s diversity is mirrored in its abundant recreational opportunities, entertainment venues, festivals and events.  As one of the Gulf Coast’s cultural centers, Mobile has several art museums, a symphony orchestra, a professional opera, a professional ballet company, and a large concentration of historic architecture—making it a great place to live and work.  For additional information on the Library, the Mobile community and Gulf Coast region, see Mobile Links at http://www.gossagesager.com/Mobilelinks.htm.   

Responsibilities: Reporting to a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library Director has responsibility for planning, directing, coordinating and evaluating all activities of the library system in accordance with accepted professional library practices. The Library is a “component” department (indicating that the department operates under independent governance) of the City of Mobile and serves the 369,653 residents of the City, the unincorporated areas of Mobile County and the City of Saraland. The director must have the ability to create a shared vision for library service, be dedicated to library technological innovations and efficiencies and have proven success working within a municipal or county funding structure.  Additional information, including “Examples of Work” and “Essential Requirements of the Work” can be found at  http://www.gossagesager.com/Mobilejobdesc.pdf.

Minimum qualifications include an MLS from an ALA accredited library school and at least five years of progressively responsible public library experience as a director, assistant director, or senior manager in a public library system, including the management and oversight of budgets, personnel, and major capital construction projects.  Experience working in a multi-branch system and successful experience working with and reporting to a governing board are highly desirable.

Compensation.  The position offers a hiring salary range of $82,828-103,441 (dependent upon experience and qualifications) and an attractive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone.  To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to danbradbury@gossagesager.com.  The position closes January 28, 2013.

Curator for the Cassady Lewis Carroll Collection

University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to organize, catalog, and promote use of the Cassady Lewis Carroll and Wonderland Award Collections. The Curator (Position #292) will work with the programming and communications unit and donors to develop programs, exhibitions, and publications. Requirements: MLS from ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent is typically required for a librarian appointment at USC and at least two years cataloging experience in an academic, research or public library setting. USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. For full position description and application procedure, see http://www.usc.edu/libraries/jobs/librarians

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Librarian for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy

REPORTS TO: Head, Branch & Off-Campus Services Department
Northwestern University seeks a librarian to provide, promote, manage and evaluate library services and resources required to meet university research and teaching needs in the fields of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy; to actively participate in department and division strategic planning, project development, provision of public services and assessment activities; and to collaborate with members of the Science Disciplinary Cluster and other subject specialists in interrelated disciplines to develop creative and innovative programs, services and collections that meet the growing needs of the university’s scholarly community. The Librarian for Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy is a member of the Branch & Off-Campus Services (BOCS) Department. The position reports to the Head of the BOCS Department which is within the Library’s Public Services Division. For more information about this position, go to http://www.library.northwestern.edu/about/library-administration/jobs.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters degree in library and information science or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Bachelors degree or equivalent in the physical sciences. Excellent communication skills, proven public services orientation and a working knowledge of evolving library technologies and standards. Familiarity with emerging trends in scientific publishing and scholarly communication. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Three or more years of successful experience in an academic or other research library in North America. A graduate degree in chemistry, physics or other physical science. Facility with visualization, data curation and/or GIS tools and processes.
TO APPLY: Send letter of application, resume or vita and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Personnel Librarian, electronically to libsearches@northwestern.edu. Applications received by January 11, 2013 will receive first consideration. Northwestern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Assistant University Librarian (AUL)

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an innovative, creative, flexible, and knowledgeable leader to join our organization as Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Administrative Services.  The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff in developing an excellent research library for a university ranked nationally among the best.  The AUL has an unusual opportunity to actively participate in shaping the quality and character of the Libraries during a time of change, challenges, and new opportunities.


Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Administrative Services is the senior administrator responsible for ensuring effective and efficient utilization of the financial, facilities, and human resources of the UCI Libraries and directs the Libraries’ planning, assessment, and research efforts.   In close collaboration with the University Librarian, the AUL coordinates the Libraries’ strategic planning and organizational development programs.  The AUL directly supervises the Administrative Services Division, consisting of three departments (Human Resources, Finance, and Facilities) with a current professional and clerical staff of twelve individuals.  The AUL works with Administrative Services staff to establish goals and objectives for the division and is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting, resource allocation and administration of the division.

The AUL for Administrative Services provides leadership within the Libraries for human resources management, employee relations, and staff development; for space planning and facilities utilization; and for financial services and budget allocation.  The AUL oversees recruitment, hiring, performance evaluation, and training of staff at all levels; promotes excellent management skills throughout the Libraries; and works to develop a positive work environment.  In addition, the AUL provides expertise and vision in the development of grant proposals and is responsible for coordinating the grants program/process.

As director of the Libraries’ planning, assessment and research efforts, the AUL for Administrative Services ensures that excellent research, analysis, planning, measurement, and reporting are integral parts of all programs and services in the UCI Libraries.  The AUL develops and manages the Libraries’ capability to conduct effective planning, and directs ongoing and targeted assessments of resources and services.  The AUL leads the Libraries’ strategic planning and analysis for the effective allocation of new resources and the reallocation of existing resources including budgets, staffing, and space, to meet current needs, and to anticipate future priorities.  In this role, the AUL works closely with an array of people and units across the Libraries and the University on a wide variety of issues. 

As a member of the UCI Libraries’ Leadership Council, the senior management team for the Libraries, the AUL for Administrative Services shares responsibility library-wide for collaborative, innovative, and excellent leadership, management, and decision-making; ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency; and shares in library-wide responsibilities for resource management and development of library policies.

Working closely with other University offices and leaders, the AUL ensures that the Libraries are in alignment with UC policies, initiatives, and strategic directions.  The AUL for Administrative Services represents the Libraries at the UCI Academic Senior Managers (ASM) group, a campus-wide group of academic assistant deans or assistant dean level academic positions.   In addition, the AUL is an active participant in the UC Human Resources Officers group and works collaboratively with colleagues from other UC campuses to share information and resolve issues of UC-wide concern.  The AUL for Administrative Services represents the Libraries in other University, regional, and national bodies as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline.
  • Experience as a collaborative team builder in a complex environment with superior judgment and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in comprehensive administrative operations and adept at creating on-going operational efficiencies. 
  • Strong capability for strategic thinking and leadership.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual abilities to anticipate and solve problems and initiate actions for effective management of a complex, multi-functional library. 
  • Strong commitment to staff development and morale.
  • Extensive knowledge of and substantial experience in managing programs, projects, and operations within a complex organization.
  • Relevant experience in one or more higher education organizations.
  • Mastery of statistics, metrics, and assessment techniques that help the Libraries and the campus achieve their goals.
  • Able to independently advance a project or function, collaborate as a team player, and interact successfully with all levels of staff within and outside the Libraries
  • Displays a professional demeanor and integrity in interpersonal relations and inspires trust
  • Able to stay calm and poised under pressure and remain focused in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Willingness to take initiative to solve problems with high energy and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to learn new processes quickly.
  • Superior oral and written communications skills including facilitation and consultation capabilities.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff in a multicultural and diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical theory.
  • Experience with space planning and management of multi-year, large scale projects.
  • Experience in a labor union environment.
  • Experience with grant development.

The Libraries

The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change.  The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.  These buildings contain over 3, 600 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers.  The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 140 FTE plus approximately 30 student assistant FTE.  The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes and over 86,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection.  The UCI Libraries are a member of the:  Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students, about 1,100 faculty, and 9,000 staff.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D.  UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Salary & Benefits:  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University has an excellent benefits program including leave policies, retirement system, and insurance plans which equal approximately 40% of salary.  

Deadline for Applications:  Applications received by January 3, 2013 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

To ApplyElectronic applications are preferred.  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their application materials including: cover letter; complete résumé; and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference's professional relationship to the applicant, to: 

e-mail: libhr@uci.edu
Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
confidential fax (949) 824-3270

Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at  http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/jobs/librarian-vacancies.html, with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.