Humanities/Social Sciences Librarians- Two Positions
University of California, Davis
University of California, 100 N.W. Quad
University of California, Davis
Announcement of Vacancies
Two Positions Available
Positions: Humanities/Social Sciences Librarians (two full-time positions)
Salary: $37,920 - $52,620
Level: Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian IV
(Appointment level and salary based on qualifications and experience)
The Humanities/Social Sciences Department of a major research library seeks to fill two subject specialist/bibliographer positions. Currently the department has needs for coverage in the following subject areas:
Business/Economics, Political Science; Education; Psychology; Linguistics; and Communication.
Other subject areas, for example Western European literatures, languages, and cultures, may be assigned depending upon expertise, interest, and background of successful applicants.
Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head, Humanities/Social Sciences Department, the successful candidates will serve as subject specialists to designated departments/programs, providing active outreach to faculty and students. Develop and manage print and electronic collections to support research and instruction. Provide general and in depth reference services to H/SS patrons through regularly assigned desk hours (including some evening and weekend hours), using an extensive mix of print and electronic tools. Design and teach customized bibliographic instruction sessions that support academic coursework, teach database search techniques, and mentor patrons with focused needs, such as preparation for dissertation research.
Both librarians will participate in collaboration with other H/SS subject specialists to develop and implement new programs and technological initiatives that enhance and expand humanities/social sciences information services to students and faculty. Serve with other subject specialists as an active member of the H/SS Department. Participate in committee work within the Library and on the campus. Collaborate with colleagues throughout the UC system and the California Digital Library to cooperatively develop and manage print and electronic collections.
Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent. Experience in afast paced, changing environment that requires successful librarians to be self-starters, comfortable in working collaboratively and independently. Knowledgeable about the research process and with new models of scholarly communication. Comfortable working both with traditional library services and in providing support to students and faculty in a changing web-based, networked environment. Adaptable in meeting challenges of a campus that is growing rapidly and adding increased diversity in its research initiatives, programs, and curricula. Enthusiastic about working with faculty, students, and other public service librarians to develop the new services and programs needed to meet information needs of inter- and cross-disciplinary research and instruction.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in relevant subject area. Fluency in one or more Western European languages. Knowledge of humanities/social sciences subject databases and internet resources for use in reference and instruction. Experience in the design and application of technology to curriculum development. Demonstrated skill in instruction or teaching, including the use of print resources and web-based technologies. Understanding of current digital library issues.
The Environment: The UC Davis General Library (www.lib.ucdavis.edu) ranks among the top 45 research libraries in North America, with current holdings of over 3 million volumes, including over 44,000 currently received serials. The General Library is an active partner with the California Digital Library (http://www.cdlib.org/), and is currently embarking on several digital library collections initiatives.
The University of California, Davis campus (www.ucdavis.edu) is a multicultural environment that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability and sexual preference and has a strong commitment to create a diverse community of faculty, staff and students. It has an enrollment of over 30,000 students, offering a range of academic programs including Colleges of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and Letters & Science; Schools of Management, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and several research institutes such as the Bodega Marine Laboratory.
Davis is a pleasant, environment-oriented community of 62,000 in a college-town setting. Davis is ideally located for many recreational, cultural, and professional activities. It is within easy driving distance of Sacramento, California's capital city, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains/Lake Tahoe area, Berkeley, San Francisco, the Napa Valley wine country, and the Pacific Coastal areas. The University and surrounding communities sponsor a wide range of cultural events.
Benefits: Librarians are academic appointees. They earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per annum. The University has an excellent retirement system that is coordinated with Social Security. Several health, dental, and vision plans are currently provided by the University. Group term life insurance and reduced enrollment fees are available.
To Apply: Cover letters should include a statement indicating how applicants credentials and experience meet the posted requirements for this position.
Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references (including current supervisor) to:
University of California
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-3444
Fax: (530) 752-6899
Screening of applications will begin July 26, 2004 and the two positions are open until filled. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
The University of California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veterans status, medical condition, ancestry, or marital status. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Call (530) 752-2071 for more information. Speech or hearing impaired persons may dial (530) 752-7320 (TDD).