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Collection Management & Special Project Specialist, UC San Diego Health System – San Diego, CA

DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Social Sciences Collection Coordinator, is responsible for independently managing all United States, California, San Diego, European Community, Maps and GIS collections and processing functions for the Geisel Library, includes analyzing, planning, developing, modifying and implementing collection management procedures. Supervises student assistants, oversees and allots resources for hiring, training, evaluation and scheduling of student employees. Meets with CDM staff as needed to establish priorities and resolve collections problems. Works with the Documents, Maps, and GIS Librarians and other program staff including CARS, RRAS, and MS to manage assigned collections. Plans and implements projects in support of documents, GIS and map collections. Keeps statistics and writes reports as needed.

  • Must be able to tolerate dust, mold, and mildew; with protective gear (gloves, mask, etc.) as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Working knowledge of technical processing procedures of library materials, including serials, sufficient to recognize, refer and/or resolve issues.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems sufficient to search and modify records, with the ability to identify and resolve discrepancies.
  • Working knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings, classification system, with the ability to coordinate shelving of materials utilizing the varied and complex classification schemes.
  • Skill in creating job descriptions, and hiring, training, supervising, delegating, scheduling, and evaluating employees.
  • Ability to perform job effectively under minimal supervision and exercise initiative and judgment within the department’s mission and goals.

UC San Diego is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status.

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Digital Archivist, UCSD – La Jolla, CA

Job Description

Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian (non-tenure) (10-790)
University Library [Special Collections & Archives / Digital Library H]
University of California San Diego

Salary:
Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
Closing Date: August 24, 2014

Job Description: Digital Archivist
Special Collections & Archives/Digital Library Development Program

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library
With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research. UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

Responsibilities of the Position
The Digital Archivist is a new position shared between Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and the Digital Library Development Program (DLDP). Reporting to the directors of both programs (60% in SC&A; 40% in DLDP), the Digital Archivist will be responsible for leading efforts to appraise, preserve, describe, and provide access and security to born-digital materials collected by the UC San Diego Library. Their work will have an emphasis on archival, manuscript, and other special collections materials, particularly digital content and electronic records received by SC&A. They will also work with UC San Diego collections in the California Digital Library s Web Archiving Service (WAS), as well as with other selected born-digital materials. The Digital Archivist will also:

Arrange & describe born-digital content according to evolving best practices and the UC Guidelines on Efficient Processing of Manuscript & Archival Materials
Develop processes for accessioning, ingesting, processing, describing, and preserving born-digital materials acquired by UC San Diego selectors, as well as digital materials included in personal and organizational collections;
Provide support for the management of born-digital materials, particularly those pertaining to UC San Diego and/or generated by units of the UC San Diego campus, advising on the appropriate capture, management, discovery, and preservation strategy for such;
Evaluate proposed acquisitions of born-digital material with the Program Directors, the Supervisory Archivist, and other UC San Diego selectors, as appropriate;
Develop & document work flow across campus and library units in order to support the preservation, access, and security of born digital materials into the future;
Deliver born-digital content to discovery & delivery platforms in collaboration with other library information specialists;
Provide direction for the organization, management, and preservation of selected web-based resources, including, when appropriate, management through the Library s Digital Asses Management System (DAMS) and preservation through web archiving;
Advise on digital content storage needs;
Coordinate web archiving projects with appropriate UC San Diego Library specialists, CDL support staff, and colleagues from other UC campuses, as required;
Coordinate with metadata specialists on the cataloging of born-digital materials and their exposure in library catalogs, the Library s DAMS, as well as other UC and national digital repositories.

Minimum Qualification

Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library science;
Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the particular issues posed by born-digital content;
Experience processing born-digital materials;
Knowledge of digital forensics and other protocols used by the archival community for accessioning, ingesting, processing, describing, and preserving born-digital materials;
Knowledge of legal & ethical issues affecting privacy, records restrictions, and access, as they pertain to born-digital materials;
Knowledge of current trends and protocols in digital archiving;
Familiarity with metadata and other standards relevant to the control of digital materials such as OAIS, EAD, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, PREMIS, and XML;
Familiarity with trends in arrangement, description & management of born-digital materials
Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication abilities;
Ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively.
Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience processing analog archival materials
Society of American Archivists Digital Archivist Specialist certificate, or courses toward its completion
Knowledge of web archiving and data curation practices
Ability to articulate highly technical concepts and requirements to a variety of audiences
Knowledge of one or more programming languages such as Python, Ruby on Rails, PHP or PERL
Experience writing detailed documentation and training staff

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
To Apply:
To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to http://apptrkr.com/497278
Please provide the following:
A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
A resume of education and relevant experience
The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:

http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp

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Principal Librarian, City of Coronado — Coronado, CA

The Principal Librarian directs, supervises and coordinates the Adult Services Division of the Library including acquisition of new materials and provision of reference services. We seek an innovative and technologically savvy librarian responsible for supervising and participating in the work of professional library staff, coordinating assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; and providing highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director of Library Services. This position is responsible for managing and overseeing the operations and collection of the Adult Services Division of the library as well as supervising the work of lower level Librarians and volunteer staff. May also serve as the Director of Library Services in his/her absence.

A completed City of Coronado employment application and resume must be received in the Human Resources Division on-line at www.coronado.ca.us (under the Quick Link to Employment) by 5:00 p.m. on September 5, 2014.

Key Responsibilities:
The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
  • Assume management responsibility for the Adult Services Division of the Library including acquisition of new materials and provision of reference services.
  • Identify opportunities for improving service delivery methods and procedures; identify resource needs; review with appropriate management staff; implement improvements.
  • Direct, coordinate and review the work plan for assigned professional and technical library staff and volunteers; assign work activities and projects; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate Library personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the assigned program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  • Conduct in depth research using the Library’s automated catalog system, the Internet and various electronic databases.
  • Coordinate the Library’s service program to shut-in patrons; establish contacts between patrons and library volunteers.
  • Approve or disapprove the purchase of books, periodicals, microfilm and electronic resources for the Adult Reference and Circulating Collections; ensure expenditures are within the approved budget.
  • Communicate with book publishing representatives to evaluate their printed and electronic products for addition to the Library’s collection; maintain awareness of trends in book and electronic publishing through reading appropriate library and related journals.
  • Review and approve recommendations for withdrawal of items from the Library collection; analyze subject areas on a regular basis to ensure adequacy and currency of materials.
  • Provide assistance to Library patrons; explain use of automated catalog systems, indexes and databases; recommend materials to patrons using standard bibliographic sources; locate materials on the shelf.
  • Determine patrons’ needs through the reference interview process; suggest resources from within the Library’s collection or from other libraries.
  • Coordinate the cataloging of government documents; research issues related to municipal government; respond to requests from the Department of the Navy and the State for special handling of documents related to environmental issues.
  • Promote Library services and resources through the use of outreach and the media; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.
  • Participate in the preparation of programs and activities including volunteer participation.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, telephone system, copy machine, facsimile machine and other related equipment.
  • Serve as the Director of Library Services in the absence of same; resolve complaints received from patrons.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Minimum Requirements:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: At least six years of increasingly responsible professional librarian experience, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.

Education/Training: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an accredited college or university.

Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.

Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

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Librarian, University of California — La Jolla, CA

Job Description:
Digital Preservation Analyst
The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced digital preservation analyst to play a central role building and maintaining national digital preservation systems, to ensure future generations will have open access to our digital cultural materials. This person will be integral to several important digital preservation enterprises including Chronopolis, the Digital Preservation Network (DPN) and significant digital curation efforts on the UC San Diego campus. This position will also have the opportunity to work with, and influence, UC, national and international preservation developments.

The successful candidate:
will have the opportunity to play a major role in the development and management of systems which provide the underpinning of a nationwide digital preservation network;
will be instrumental in ensuring that culturally relevant digital materials are preserved for future generations;
will work with top Research Universities from around the world, and be part of a vibrant multicultural group of people;
will engage with researchers across disciplines, helping define preservation services appropriate to their needs.

The Digital Preservation Analyst reports to the Research Data Curation (RDC) Program Director within the UC San Diego Library. The RDC Program s preservation mission is to preserve and ensure continuing access to objects under the stewardship of the Library, and to help define campus and national preservation goals. The Library also manages Chronopolis, a distributed digital preservation network, and is a founding participant in the Digital Preservation Network (DPN).

This position will provide leadership in all aspects of digital preservation, including local campus, UC and national and international initiatives. The position will also work closely with the Library s Information Technology Program, and its Digital Library Development Program, to define and maintain appropriate digital preservation standards for campus content.

Job duties include:
Project Management:
Works under the direction of the RDC Program Director to manage Chronopolis, including the definition of services and deliverables, and providing customer service.
Maintains timely, regular, and consistent communication with Chronopolis partners and customers.
Leads daily interaction with DuraCloud technical and managerial staff to ensure proper Chronopolis interactions.
Leads daily interaction with DPN technical and managerial staff to ensure proper Chronopolis interactions.
Manages repository and digital preservation projects, including cross-functional projects with partners and collaborators.
Manages overall project work within defined time, budget and scope.
Manages multiple projects concurrently.
Identifies new projects and stakeholders.
Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements.
Facilitates the definition of project missions, goals, plans, tasks, tracking methodology, and resource requirements; resolves or assists in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas;

Documentation:
Documents business requirements and service agreements, and creates detailed functional specifications.
Documents systems functionality.
Creates reports for administrative and operational needs.
Develops guides and presentations as system user resources.
Documents specific requirements and agreements for partners.

Training:
Develops and provides training to end users on system processes and functionality.
Develops and provides generalized training for digital preservation.

Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent combination of an advanced degree with relevant experience.
Four years of professional experience with digital objects, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the related field.
Strong technical expertise with digital objects, preferably in a library or cultural heritage organization.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work with people from all organizational levels and outside partners.
Experience working with information technology professionals.
Excellent oral, written and presentation communications skills.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:
Professional experience with digital preservation, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the field.
Experience in a cultural heritage organization.
Knowledge of metadata standards including PREMIS.

About Chronopolis:
Originally funded by the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program (NDIIPP), the Chronopolis digital preservation network has the capacity to preserve hundreds of terabytes of digital data data of any type or size, with minimal requirements on the data provider. Chronopolis comprises several partner organizations that provide a wide range of services. The partners include:

UC San Diego Library
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
The project leverages high-speed networks, mass-scale storage capabilities, and the expertise of

For full description and to apply, visit: http://apptrkr.com/493048

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LIBRARIAN -CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility – San Diego, CA

Job Description:

TYPICAL DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING: Under the supervision of the Supervisor of Correctional Education Programs and under the functional direction of the Senior Librarian, the Librarian will perform a variety of professional library tasks. The Librarian will operate Central and Satellite libraries as needed, supervise inmate workers in libraries, provide reference service to library patrons, record keeping duties – time cards, disciplinary reports, inmate worker evaluations, maintain worker attendance, assists in book circulation, book acquisitions, book cataloging, book inventory, and library automation in Administrative Segregation, Minimum, Central, and Satellite libraries, maintain constant vigilance and conduct random unscheduled inspections of inmate work areas for potential escape material and contraband, and maintain the interlibrary loan records through both manual and computerized files. Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates. Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property. A State Application (STD 678) must be submitted to the contact person listed above. Eligibility must be clearly stated on your application. Applications will not be accepted via email or fax. In the “Explanations” section of the STD 678, you must indicate your appointment eligibility (list, transfer, permissive reinstatement, etc.). All types of appointments will be considered. To be considered for this vacancy you must have transfer eligibility based on present or past civil service eligibility, or passed an exam for this classification. All applicants, regardless of the type of eligibility, must meet the Minimum Qualifications of the classification. To view the Minimum Qualifications, please visit http://www.calhr.ca.gov/state-hr-professionals/Pages/job-descriptions.aspx and type in either the class code or title of the classification. Applications will be screened, and only the most qualified will be scheduled for an interview. ALL APPOINTMENTS SUBJECT TO CLEARANCE OF THE RE-EMPLOYMENT, STATE RESTRICTION OF APPOINTMENT (SROA) LIST, DEPARTMENT RESTRICTION OF APPOINTMENT (DROA) LIST, AND SURPLUS APPLICANTS. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, AGE, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER EXPRESSION, GENDER IDENTITY, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, OR PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL LAW. IT IS AN OBJECTIVE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO ACHIEVE A DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE. ANY APPLICANT FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS OBJECTIVE BECAUSE THE USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE, THE RULES GOVERNING CIVIL SERVICE AND THE SPECIAL TRUST PLACED IN PUBLIC SERVANTS. \

For more information go to http://jobs.spb.ca.gov/wvpos/more_info.cfm?recno=567946.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Information Specialist

Organization: Researchers Implementing Conservation Action, La Mesa, CA

Reports to: President

Position Overview: Information Specialist (volunteer), creates environmental databases and bibliographies

Specific Tasks:

  • Searches literature for relevant citations
  • Acquires relevant articles
  • Creates spreadsheet/database for holdings to facilitate access by wildlife researchers and managers
  • Helps assign keywords to articles and populate spreadsheet/database

Time Requirement: Hours flexible; a minimum of four hours per week

Qualifications:

Physical: Ability to visit libraries and enter data using a computer keyboard

Skills/Education/Experience: Basic computer proficiency, good working knowledge of spreadsheet and database software as well as basic organizational skills and good attention to detail

Contact: Dr. Jeff Lincer at Jeff@RICAglobal.org or (619) 668-0032

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Call for Speakers: SLA-SD 2014 Fall Seminar

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association is seeking speakers for our annual fall professional development seminar to be held Friday, October 24, 2014 at Marina Village Conference Center, San Diego, CA.

The 2014 theme is:

The Data Storm: How to prepare, how to survive

According to IDC, from 2005 to 2020, the digital universe will grow by a factor of 300, from 130 exabytes to 40,000 exabytes, or 40 trillion gigabytes (more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman, and child in 2020).  From now until 2020, the digital universe will about double every two years.

What are the implications of this data storm?  What is the best way to organize data so that it can be easily found?  What is the role of the information professional in this digital universe?

We are looking for presentations that provide insight on best practices, new applications and technologies, implementation strategies within your organization, and current research methods and theories.

Presentations should be approximately 45 minutes in length and should cover the topic both conceptually and with demonstrations/discussions of real-world applications. Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following suggested topics on data management:

  • Data management
  • Security/privacy concerns
  • Data access policies
  • Legal requirements
  • Big data, thick data
  • Democratization of data
  • Data analytics and data visualization
  • Information professionals responsibilities in the digital age
  • Project Management

Proposals are welcomed from information professionals working in all types of environments and at all professional levels. Membership in SLA is not required. If you have colleagues or others in your network who might be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. All proposals welcome!

Proposals should include:

  • Speaker Information: name, position title, affiliation, and all contact information for all speakers
  • Presentation description: a title and brief summary of proposed presentation (500 words or less)
  • Format: individual speaker, team presentation, panel discussion, interactive exercise, etc.

Please submit your proposal to SLA.SD.FallSeminar@gmail.com by Monday, August 18, 2014. The seminar committee plans to select presentations by September 8, 2014 and will notify all speaker candidates of their proposal status.

 

Be sure to mark Friday, October 24th on your calendar now! Further details and registration information will be posted in August on the SLA-SD website, http://sandiego.sla.org/.

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UC San Diego Library Graduate Internship

Overview

The University of California, San Diego Library seeks library and information science student interns to assist in various library programs. The intern may design a flexible schedule around classes. The position is unpaid but will generate library experience and enhance resumes.

UC San Diego Library Graduate Internship

Overview

The University of California, San Diego Library seeks library and information science student interns to assist in various library programs. The intern may design a flexible schedule around classes. The position is unpaid but will generate library experience and enhance resumes.

Internship work may include: cataloging/metadata services, collection development, data curation, digital libraries, library instruction, reference and research assistance, special collections or user experience/usability testing and/or other specialties as needed. With the assistance of UC San Diego librarians and staff, the intern will work on a variety of projects as well as manage routine tasks that ensure the smooth operation of a large research library. Specific projects will be determined by the needs of the library and interests of the intern; internship outcomes will be developed accordingly. UC San Diego librarians will supervise and instruct the intern on proper procedures and library policy and will provide guidance on projects and tasks. In addition, the intern will learn about working in an academic library and will be introduced to current trends and issues research libraries.

The position is being extended to current graduate degree candidates in library science and library and information science schools. The Library will cooperate in arrangements for school credit wherever possible.

 

About the UC San Diego Library The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the nation’s top 25 public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.  The UC San Diego Library provides access to more than 7 million digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public. The Library’s vast resources and services are accessed more than 87,500 times each day via the Library’s web site at: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Basic knowledge of library practices and principles
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community of librarians and staff.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and deadlines
  • Experience with Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Willingness to learn new software as required for specific projects
  • Ability to follow library procedures as necessary
  • Willingness to contribute professionally and creatively, through presentations or discussions, to the UC San Diego Library community.To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter and a resume by the date below. Your cover letter should include your top two areas of interest such as cataloging/metadata services, collections, data curation, digital libraries, instruction, reference, special collections or user experience/usability testing. Your resume should include all relevant coursework completed for you interest areas, if applicable.

Application Procedure:

To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter and a resume by the date below. Your cover letter should include your top two areas of interest such as cataloging/metadata services, collections, data curation, digital libraries, instruction, reference, special collections or user experience/usability testing. Your resume should include all relevant coursework completed for you interest areas, if applicable.

 

Please submit application materials to the UC San Diego Library Internship Coordinators via email at LAUC-SD_Mentor_Committee@ad.ucsd.edu. Please put “Internship Application” in the subject line.

AA-EOE: UC San Diego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

semester system quarter system
for a fall internship by July 25 by August 24
for a winter internship n/a by November 9
for a spring internship by December 14 by February 15
for a summer internship by March 29 by May 10 

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Librarian IV – City of San Diego – San Diego, CA

Librarian IV positions are primarily responsible for the supervision of a major section of the Central Library or a large branch library with an annual circulation of greater than 185,000 or the Catalog Section; and perform other duties as assigned.
NOTES:
·         Work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
·         The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited hourly vacancies.
·         Employees in the Librarian series who obtain the Master of Library Science or Master of Library Information Science or equivalent Master’s Degree as determined by the Library Director may receive 5% additional pay.
·         Some positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid.
You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: You must meet ONE of the following options:
1.   Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree AND three years of full-time experience as a professional Librarian.
2.   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which must include completion of at least nine semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND four and a half years of full-time experience as a professional Librarian.
NOTES:
·         Applicants who do not have an MLS or MLIS Degree must provide proof of ALL library science course work completed, including the course codes, course titles, number of units, name of college/university and date completed. 
·         Qualifying course work is that which is considered creditable toward the completion of an MLS or MLIS Degree.
HIGHLY DESIRABLE:
·         Experience working with diverse populations.
·         Strong customer service skills.
·         Supervisory experience.
·         Familiarity with the use of online electronic communication and information retrieval database systems.
·         Experience with automated bibliographic, cataloging, materials circulation and patron database systems.
·         Bilingual communication skills.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (MUST SUBMIT WITH APPLICATION):
·         Proof of degree.
·         Proof of transcripts showing completion of the library science course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.
Required documents should be attached electronically to your application.  If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101.  Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

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Supervisory Archivist – Assistant, Associate, or Full Librarian (10-767) – UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Program Description

The Special Collections & Archives Program at the UC San Diego Library provides primary resources to support and enrich research, teaching, and learning at UC San Diego, to the international community of scholars, and to the general public. Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) is a non-circulating collection of 250,000 books, 30 million manuscripts, numerous sound recordings, moving images, and other media, distributed between the Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives. Major collecting strengths include early voyages of exploration and discovery in the Pacific; the Spanish Civil War; experimental American poetry; the history and culture of southern California; Baja California; Melanesian anthropology; twentieth-century science; and oceanography. SC&A conducts a vigorous instructional program serving the UC San Diego community and participates actively in programs for the larger scholarly and San Diego communities. In addition to providing specialized resources in the traditional ways, SC&A has also developed a digital presence that includes finding aids for manuscript/archival holdings, exhibitions, and digital content. SC&A has a lively exhibition program, a strong collection development program, and actively applies new technologies to improve patron access.

Responsibilities of the Position

The UC San Diego Library is seeking an experienced, imaginative, knowledgeable, and user-focused professional to serve as Supervisory Archivist. The position reports to the Director, Special Collections & Archives and manages the manuscript and archival holdings of Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives, the two units of Special Collections & Archives, focusing on appraisal, processing, preservation, and digital and special projects. The Supervisory Archivist will also:

• Work with the SC&A director to establish processing priorities, specificity, and appropriate levels of processing for groups of materials, developing a processing plan for each collection;
• Maintain control of manuscript collections in multiple off-site locations;
• Create and post completed finding aids to the web, to the Online Archive of California (OAC), and to other appropriate sites;
• Lead the implementation of ArchiveSpace at UC San Diego and oversee the migration of data from Archivists Toolkit;
• Participate in the development of best practices for manuscript and archival collections;
• Identify preservation needs and priorities for materials in all formats and make recommendations on treatment;
• Accession new collections and additions to existing collections, creating records in Archivists Toolkit;
• Contribute to grant projects that enhance the usability of manuscript and archival collections;
• Promote the use and understanding of manuscript and archival holdings to researchers, students, alumni, university personnel, and others;
• Provide reference service and outreach to the campus & the general public;
• Actively participate as a member of the SC&A management team;
• Supervise and train project archivists and paraprofessional manuscript processors;
• Follow national standards for archival description such as Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Online Archive of California Best Practices for Encoded Archival Description, Version 2.0; California Digital Library Guidelines for Digital Objects, Version 2.0; and UC Guidelines for Efficient Processing of Manuscript & Archival Materials;
• Participate in the creation and development of SC&A’s digital presence;
• Liaise with Metadata Services through active participation in the Metadata Policy Group.

Minimum Qualifications

• Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library science;
• Experience processing manuscript/archival materials, including extensive and complex collections, preferably in an academic research institution;
• Demonstrated experience developing processing plans and creating finding aids, while meeting strict deadlines;
• In-depth knowledge of current developments in archival processing, including familiarity with the Greene-Meissner report “More Product, Less Process,” and a commitment to productivity through streamlined processing;
• Substantive experience working with Archivists’ Toolkit;
• Familiarity with trends in archival arrangement and administration;
• Familiarity with the handling of born-digital materials found within manuscript and archival collections;
• Knowledge of and experience with preservation and conservation standards and procedures for manuscript/archival materials, including moving footage and sound recordings;
• Supervisory and staff training experience;
• Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication abilities;
• Critical judgment and the ability to work collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment;
• Ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively;
• Demonstrated ability to manage projects and meet deadlines;
• Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
Preferred Qualifications

• Advanced degree in history of science or American history.
• Familiarity with ArchiveSpace.

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Application consideration begins July 27, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00572

Please provide the following:
• A short application letter addressing your interest in this program and applicable qualifications
• A resume of education and relevant experience
• The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
• A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:
http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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More information about this recruitment: http://libraries.ucsd.edu/jobs/

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