Sunday, March 4, 2012

Head of Technical Services Librarian

Head of Technical Services Librarian          
University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California       

Salary: $54,444-$77,976
Status: Full-time
First Review Date:03/16/12

 The University of California, Santa Cruz Library invites applications for an innovative, energetic and collaborative Head of Technical Services to lead, coordinate, and administer the Library’s Technical Services Department, encompassing Acquisitions, Electronic Resources/Serials, and Cataloging/Metadata Services. The position manages a staff of eight engaged in procurement, organization and description, and maintenance of library materials in all formats and online access to information for effective discovery and delivery.

This person will lead our ongoing transformative efforts to enhance and streamline Technical Services processes and services through development of practical solutions that may include creative problem-solving, workflow analysis, assimilation of multiple perspectives and continual exploration and adaption of new technological skills and tools. This person will also engage in University of California system-wide initiatives like Next Generation Technical Services, which has the goal of redesigning technical services workflows in order to take advantage of new system-wide capabilities and tools, minimize redundant activities, improve efficiency, and foster innovation.

The UCSC Library uses the Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III) ILS and has collections of approximately 2.2 million volumes, more than 44,000 serials, two library buildings, and a staff of approximately 100. The UCSC Library has the most intensely used collection in the UC system.

The University Library embraces a culture of flexibility and excellent service. It actively participates in the University’s instruction and research programs and enjoys productive partnerships with other University of California libraries and the California Digital Library.

The UCSC campus is nestled within 2,000 acres of redwood forest and meadows, overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on California's beautiful Central Coast, about 70 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from Silicon Valley. Information about UCSC is available on our Web site at

The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Appointment Salary Range: $54,444- $77,976 (Associate Librarian III – Librarian II).

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is linked on the UCSC academic jobs website at, and the Libraries’ web site at with links to additional web sites featuring campus and community information.  The initial review of applications will begin on Friday, March 16, 2012 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of California, Santa Cruz, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, committed to excellence through diversity. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 

The initial review of applications will begin on Monday, April 2, 2012 and applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

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