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Geospatial Information System (GIS) Librarian & Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps– UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Recruitment Period

Open June 16th, 2015 through July 24th, 2015

If you apply to this recruitment by July 24th, 2015, you will have until July 26th, 2015 to complete your application.

Description

Geospatial Information System (GIS) Librarian & Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps

The Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as our GIS Librarian and Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports to the Program Director of the Library’s Reference and Research Advisory Services (RRAS). The University of California 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.

About the Library Program
The Reference & Research Advisory Services Program is responsible for providing reference and research advisory services in support of UC San Diego’s teaching, learning and research activities. The Program strives to provide reference and research support expertise, enable learners to become effective, efficient, and ethical information users, and encourages self-directed inquiry. Within this framework, the Program’s focus is to provide students, faculty and staff with specialized, point-of-need, or embedded assistance that will enable them to fulfill their information needs.

About the Position
As the use of geospatial data across academic disciplines and the broader UC San Diego campus continues to expand, the GIS Librarian plays a critical role in leading and developing the Library’s GIS services for learning, teaching, and research. GIS is a vital component of library services, and the GIS Librarian is the leader within the UC San Diego Library for developing, managing and providing geospatial data and services.

As the Coordinator for Data, GIS, and Maps, s/he leads the development and management of the service unit, including Data, Geospatial, and Maps Services, to meet user needs on campus, in the Library, and in the Data & GIS Lab. The GIS Librarian coordinates the activities of the Data Services Librarian and the Map Librarian and reports to the Program Director of RRAS,

Responsibilities of the Position
• Leads, develops, and promotes GIS services and resources to meet curricular and research needs on campus
• Serves as the GIS specialist for research assistance, assisting in person and virtual users
• Collaborates with librarians, library staff, and campus communities to provide instructional services, including general and specialized GIS instruction
• Partners with subject librarians for liaison and outreach to academic departments and programs on campus
• Collaborates with other Library programs to develop and implement strategies to support the acquisition, management and preservation of GIS Data
• Provides vision and leadership to develop and expand Data, GIS, and Maps services
• Coordinates the work of the Data Services Librarian and the Map Librarian
• Oversees the daily operations of the Library’s Data & GIS Lab
• Serves on the RRAS Management Team and participates in program development and administration

Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in library and information science with a concentration or advanced coursework in GIS, or equivalent
• Proficient with GIS software with a focus on ESRI ArcGIS and an understanding of how to interact with GIS software programmatically
• Experience working with geospatial data, metadata standards, and formats
• Experience working with geospatial data in special software such as Sketch-UP, Matlab, R, SPSS or SAS
• Experience teaching the use of GIS in a library environment
• Experience providing reference service in an academic or research library
• Ability to develop effective relationships between the Library and other campus units
• Experience managing or coordinating the work of staff and/or librarians
• Superior organizational, analytical and communication skills
• Candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in service and be able to work both independently and collaboratively
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

Desired Qualifications
• Additional degree or certificate in related field
• Experience with programming language such as Python, Perl, or PHP
• Experience with open-source and web-based GIS tools (OpenLayers, Leaflet, Open GeoPortal, Harvard WorldMap, QGIS, ArcGIS Online, etc.)
• Experience with data visualization tools, software and concepts as related to geospatial information
• Three years or more management experience in an academic or research library

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. Librarians at UC San Diego are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. The successful candidate will have an 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: Deadline for applications is July 24th, 2015.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00817

Please provide the following:

• A short application letter addressing your interest in this position 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.
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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Senior Librarian–City of Chula Vista, Chula Vista, CA

To perform the more difficult professional library and administrative work for a designated division or Library; and to perform related work.  The Senior Librarian is a highly responsible middle management position in the professional Librarian series.  This position is distinguished from the Librarian III position by its focus on the administration and operations management of a branch or library division.

Essential Functions:
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: oversee daily operations of a library facility to ensure a safe, healthy environment for community and employees; manage staff scheduling to ensure shifts are fully staffed; ensure daily cash receipts are reconciled as required; supervise staff and oversee the delegation of workload, participate in and recommend the selection of staff; develop and coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend and implement progressive discipline as directed; supervise the maintenance of records and statistics; respond to inquiries from employees and the public; provide information in a timely and efficient manner; resolve complaints as necessary; conduct and coordinate work studies, financial studies and other special studies as required; represent the library to internal and external customers and outside agencies and serve on various internal and external committees as required; establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with related organizations, school districts, and private industry; make presentations to staff, the community, outside agencies and City Council as required; analyze requests for information and interprets requests with respect to resources; apply knowledge of specialized information resources to satisfy requests for information; manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for system-wide areas of responsibility; recommend and administer policies and procedures; assist in the preparation of the budget in assigned area and monitor budget expenditures; assist in the development of long-range plans, program development and new services; respond to inquiries from employees and the public; provide information in a timely and efficient manner; resolve complaints as necessary; prepare reports and correspondence; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform other related duties as assigned.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of education and/or 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:(1) Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association, and four years of paid professional library experience, including two years of supervisory experience, OR

(2) Master of Arts or Science degree and five years of paid professional experience in a library including two years of supervisory experience.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Knowledge of: American Library Association guidelines that apply to practices and procedures of public libraries; principles and practices of assigning and reviewing the work of others, supervision, training and performance evaluation; effective work management and organization methods; principles and practices of research, analysis, data compilation and effective report writing; customer service and conflict resolution techniques; methods of data generation, data collection and data reporting; pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations, and library rules and policies and procedures; computer equipment and software applications related to area of assignment; English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Ability to: oversee and be responsible for division services in branch libraries where applicable; develop policies and make recommendations on policy; work independently within broad parameters; make sound, independent decisions within scope of position; promote effective working relationships within the division and with all levels of staff, other City employees and the general public; collect, compile and analyze complex information; interpret, explain and apply pertinent Federal, State and local laws, and library rules, and policy and procedures; interpret, explain and apply human resources policies and procedures and make recommendations on a variety of personnel issues; develop and maintain effective working relationships and cultivate collaborative and strategic partnerships with community and civic groups and other organizations to continuously maintain and/or monitor community need for and interest in library services;  analyze and resolve problems; fully utilize current technologies to communicate, promote and teach; explore and embrace new library technologies; prepare clear and concise reports of varying complexity; prepare and administer budgets; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; speak effectively before public gatherings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions: 
On a continuous basis, sit at desk, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  Intermittently twist and reach office equipment, and bend and stoop to reach and grasp books and materials off shelves and extend arms above the shoulder to reach materials and supplies.  Lift up to 20-lbs. and push a 50-lbs. cart.  See in the normal vision range with or without correction to read typical business documents and computer screens; hear in the normal range with or without correction.
Work is performed indoors in a carpeted and air-conditioned office environment with fluorescent lighting and moderate noise level.  There is exposure to outside atmospheric conditions, when visiting outlying offices.  Work is frequently disrupted by the need to respond to in-person and telephone inquiries.  Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.

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Librarian I — City of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Librarian I positions perform entry-level professional librarian work in a branch library or a section of the Central Library; 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 a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree are eligible for 5% additional pay.

·        Some positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
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.

2.   Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which must include completion of at least 9 semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND one and a half years of full-time experience as a paraprofessional 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 the course was 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.

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Librarian Associate (Part-time) Pool — Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA

Basic Function and Other Details:
The college is accepting applications to build a pool of instructors for possible future part-time assignments at all locations. The department chairperson or designee will review applications as vacancies become available.

Representative Duties:

The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching classes as assigned by the area dean; maintaining thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her discipline; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content and assessing student achievement.

Adherence to District policies and procedures is expected.

Type of Benefits:

Minimum Qualifications:

1. The transcripts you are attaching to provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications below must state the degree title, major, and date awarded.

2. If your degree major EXACTLY matches the degree majors listed below, you do not need to request equivalency. For example, the transcripts you are attaching state: “Degree: Master of Arts; Confer Date: 12/12/12; Major: Library Science”. Minimum qualifications listed below: Master’s in Library Science.

3. If your degree major DOES NOT EXACTLY match the degree majors listed below, you must REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. For example, the transcripts you are attaching state: “Degree: Master of Arts: Confer Date: 5/9/12; Major: Library Information Studies”. This exact degree title is not listed below, so does not directly meet minimum qualifications.

Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science;

OR the equivalent.

AND have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

*Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attach an equivalency statement and supporting documentation. Guidelines may be found on the navigation bar to the left.

Degrees and applicable college coursework must be from an accredited institution (a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Dept of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation).

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. Please see link to the left on the navigation bar.

Desirable Qualifications:
Successful teaching experience at the community college level. Ability to engage and inspire students representing a wide variety of ages, demographic groups, and educational abilities. Demonstrated success in teaching students from historically underrepresented groups, under prepared or nontraditional students, speakers of other languages, and students with learning disabilities. Successful experience with different learning technologies. Strong academic preparation in area of instruction. Ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written discourse. Commitment to the community college objective of providing lower-division instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds.
-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

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Library Service Specialist — SDSU, San Diego, CA

Position Information

Full-time, permanent (probationary) position.

Under the general direction of the LSS IV, this position leads student assistants, answers informational and reference questions at the SCUA reference desk, accessions archival collections, coordinates the departmental office and unit administrative tasks, participates in preservation activities and maintains stack maintenance. The incumbent also handles duplication requests and provides scans, xerographic copies and photographic reproductions of materials requested by patrons and other libraries. In addition, this position also serves the general needs of the department of SCUA, requisition of supplies, maintenance of statistics and other responsibilities.

Salary Range

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $3,101 – $3,256 per month (CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,101 – $5,111 per month). The competitive salary is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

Responsibilities

Student Assistant Supervision

Hires, schedules, leads, trains, directs, and evaluates the work of student assistants in the unit.
Provides Head of Special Collections and Library Budget Director with projected student assistant budget allocations for upcoming semester, monitors expenditures throughout the semester to ensure the unit is staying within its budget.
Assists in leading and training student assistants in public service and reference functions.
Works closely with the Head of Special Collections and University Archives to foster a service-oriented culture among student assistants.
Coordinates the work of student assistants, maintains an even and efficient workflow among student assistants, and oversees the completion of student assistants’ work.
Provides assistance and training to student assistants and explains work instructions, adapting guidelines to the assignments as necessary.
Coordinates the work of student assistants to provide specialized copying of delicate and rare materials for users.
Verifies and signs student assistants’ timesheets.
Leads and revises student assistants’ work on projects and tasks.
Unit Administration/Office Management

Prepares monthly statistical reports for the unit and library administration and yearly statistics for the Chancellor’s Office.
Serves as liaison with the library’s Procurement Coordinator for Special Collections and University Archives orders, developing requisitions and specifications for needed equipment and supplies.
Processes written purchase orders and online orders for equipment, office and archival/preservation supplies.
Orders the unit’s supplies.
Manages daily tasks, such as opening/closing of public service area and department office.
Resolves routine operational problems and provides troubleshooting of library systems.
Coordinates maintenance and operation of unit’s equipment, including computers, copy machines and scanners.
Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
Develops and maintains public service reference desk schedules.
Manages department’s database of circulation and patron records.
Manages materials checked out/borrowed from Special Collections by other librarians, departments and/or patrons.
Liaison between Bookstore and Aztec Shops of purchase orders.

Liaison between Special Collections and other library departments, such as cataloging and serials.
Re-shelves materials in their proper locations.
Liaison between Special Collections and the library’s Facilities Manager and Physical Plant. Also calls Work Control if emergency requires.
Coordinates all safety procedures in unit.
Collections Support

Coordinates accessions process—both by doing the work and/or leading student assistants in the process
Accessions books, manuscripts, and archival collections and adds materials to existing collections.
Creates accession record in the Finding Aid Database (FAD) and ARCHON.
Coordinates aspects of solicited gifts processing, including pick-up and accessioning; maintains department donor file and accessions file.
Assists in assessment, evaluation and reporting re: the processing status and condition of the department’s manuscript and archival collections.
Reviews Sierra item level records created by cataloging for new Special Collections and University Archives items, alerting cataloging to any discrepancies between holdings and their records.
Checks in all newly cataloged materials and assists with label creation and any re-labeling of items.
Participates with other unit members in ongoing collection preservation activities, including building and acquiring protective enclosures for vault items, monitoring temperature and humidity and the physical condition of materials and working to promptly resolve any adverse conditions.
Leads stack maintenance and shelving activities; manages shelf reading and tidying projects and processes for locating missing books and other items.
Public Service/Patron Assistant

Assists researchers with ready reference questions, and referring more specialized research questions to a librarian when necessary.
Determines if patron needs are best met through Special Collections or by referral to another library unit or service such as Circuit, interlibrary loan or full text online resources.
Answers informational and directional questions in person, via phone, mail and email.
Provides scanned images, photographic reproductions and photocopies of materials requested by library users and other libraries
Retrieves books and other materials from the closed stacks, or directs student assistants in retrieving these materials.
Performs duplication activities, including photocopying and scanning of fragile/rare library materials on behalf of library users.

Registers new users of Special Collections and University Archives, introducing them to both the collections and unit policies and procedures.
Instructs patrons in the proper use of special collections materials, enforcing policies as necessary.
Prepares materials from the collection for use by patrons who have made telephone and email appointments.
Informs patrons of copyright regulations, refers to librarians when appropriate.
Trains patron on duplication procedures on the BookEye scanner and approves all scans/copies.
Enforces Special Collections and University Archives security policy.
Other Duties as Assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The ideal candidate must possess the following:

General understanding of a library’s organization structure and key functional operations.

Knowledge and full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional area policies and procedures and applicable work methods.

General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.

Working knowledge of the institution and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.

Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution’s standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.

Knowledge of and full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s) pertaining to functional area.

General knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures, including the ability to perform arithmetic operations to track and monitor vendor accounts and budgets.
Demonstrated ability to compile and present information in an organized manner.

Ability to perform standard arithmetic operations.
Ability to work under minimal supervision to perform assigned work.

Ability to work within a diverse environment and be service-oriented in working with patrons and other library staff, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and outside the library.
Ability to access various on-line resources and databases used within the library and to use their standard features to perform technical work and/or assist patrons.

Ability to work with the public and assist patrons with basic inquiries and direct them appropriately in locating and using library materials and inform them of applicable library policies and procedures.

Ability to interpret library unit’s policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.

Ability to fully utilize standard and non-standard features of various on-line resources and standard desktop software packages, such as word processing and spreadsheets, to perform technical work or assist patrons.
Demonstrated problem solving and research skills to address standard and non-standard work problems.

Effective communication and interpretive skills to be able to assist in resolving patron problems and complaints, assess patron information needs, and orient and guide patrons in use of library resources.

Ability to effectively provide lead work direction and training to student workers and an understanding of employment and payroll procedures related to student workers.

Experience and Education

Incumbents at this level work independently to perform more complex technical tasks in a specified functional area within a library unit and may provide functional oversight for assigned area. Work requires them to be fully proficient in all aspects, methods and procedures associated with their assigned functional area, including the ability to use judgment in interpreting policies and solving problems, and a general knowledge of overall library activities, policies and procedures. Incumbents also may be responsible for coordinating work of student workers assigned to the area and may participate in hiring, training, evaluating and payroll processing of student workers.

These qualifications for entry to Position Skill Level II normally would be obtained through the completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Specialized Requirements

Experience leading the work of student assistants, volunteers or other staff
Experience in executing strong organizational and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Experience working in a library special collections or archives

Experience using Special Collections’ research tools including finding aids and other non-book collection inventories

Working knowledge of processing techniques that are applicable to Special Collections and Archives materials.
Ability to apply preservation standards and guidelines to rare books, manuscript collections and exhibits.

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Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Librarian–UCSD, La Jolla, CA

Recruitment Period

Open June 16th, 2015 through July 24th, 2015

If you apply to this recruitment by July 24th, 2015, you will have until July 26th, 2015 to complete your application.

Description

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian and Metadata Unit Head

Metadata Services Program
The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, and proactive library professionals to join the UC San Diego Library as the Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Unit Head in the Metadata Services Program (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian)
. Responsible for leading the efforts and directing the work of 1.5 FTE (permanent) and .5 (temp) FTE to describe and provide access to Special Collections rare materials through cataloging according to current national standards. The position is based 70% in the Metadata Services Program (MS) and 30% in the Special Collections & Archives Program (SC&A).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.

Program Description
Metadata Services connects our UCSD community to intellectual and creative content and materials by analyzing, describing and organizing resources using methods and systems that promote discovery. MS provides, augments and normalizes metadata for digitized and born‐digital objects and for tangible resources— particularly collections of distinction for which UC San Diego is known. MS delivers and manages bibliographic access to licensed and open access electronic resources in all formats. The program includes approximately 37 FTE staff.

Special Collections & Archives 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. A non-circulating collection of some 250,000 books, 30 million manuscripts, sound recordings, moving images, and other media, SC&A comprises the Mandeville Special Collections and the Scripps institution of Oceanography Archives. Major collecting strengths include early voyages of exploration and discovery to the Pacific; the Spanish Civil War; experimental American poetry; Baja California; twentieth-century science; oceanography; and the history of UC San Diego. SC&A conducts a vigorous instructional program; has developed a digital presence that includes a program of electronic publications, e.g., 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
Reporting to directors of both programs (70% MS, 30% SC&A), the Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Unit Head is responsible for leading the efforts and directing the work of 1.5 FTE (permanent) and .5 (temp) FTE to describe and provide access to Special Collections rare materials through cataloging according to current national standards. Working in close collaboration with members of the Digital Object Metadata Management Unit in MS as well as the Digital Library Development Program, the Special Collections Cataloging and Metadata Unit Head will provide expertise on the unique needs of Special Collections material description.
• This position has primary responsibility for coordinating and supervising SC&A cataloging (original, copy, non-book, serials, and increasingly Special Collections electronic resources) and catalog maintenance and acquisitions functions in collaboration with the Content Acquisitions and Resource Sharing (CARS) Program.
• Performs original and complex copy cataloging of SC&A materials, including non-book formats.
• Supervise, trains, and sets direction for Special Collections cataloging staff. Contributes authority records to NACO and create bibliographic records for BIBCO.
• As a member of the MS management group, collaborates with the MS Program Director and other managers to manage the operations, resources, and personnel to promoting the mission and goals of the UC San Diego Library.
• Works in close collaboration with the Supervisory Archivist to create collection-level records for manuscript collections and individual records for items from manuscript collections where there is warrant.
• Provides intellectual leadership and contributes nationally to the development of emerging rare materials cataloging standards and maintains currency with issues in general bibliographic and authority control, information organization, and metadata encoding standards.
• Works in close collaboration with the Digital Object Metadata Management Unit and other SC&A stakeholders in the creation of metadata for SC&A digital.
• Participates in the creation and development of MS and SC&A program priorities, polices, procedures, and goals.
• Participates in SC&A’s public services programs, including service on the SC&A reference desk.
• Serves on library-wide, campus-wide, and/or system-wide committees.

Minimum Qualification
• Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library science
• Demonstrated strong experience cataloging rare books, manuscripts, and other special collections materials in an academic research library, using RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, the suite of DCRM manuals, DACS, and MARC-21 format
• Knowledge of the special features of rare materials sufficient to evaluate and describe a wide variety of notable characteristics related to illustrations, bindings, genres, book production, and provenance
• Demonstrated awareness of national and international trends in bibliographic and authority control
• Supervisory experience
• Experience with established and emerging metadata standards
• Awareness of research methods to facilitate the connection between information organization and information need.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
• Ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced environment, identifying problems and offering creative solutions
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education
Preferred Qualifications
• Public services experience in an academic library
• Experience working with non-MARC metadata formats
• Experience cataloging/creating metadata for digital collection repositories
• Reading knowledge of at least one western European language, preferably Spanish

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 deadline is July 24, 2015.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00818 .

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.

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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Department Specialist (Historian/Archivist) — City of Escondido, Escondido, CA

Under direct supervision, the archivist/historian selects, organizes, and preserves print and non-print materials and resources related to local and family history. The candidate also provides related Library services and instruction for all age groups.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Organizes and preserves, in proper archival manner and arrangement, local Escondido history in a variety of formats for the collection.
  • Selects and organizes local history  and family history resources for addition to the collection; evaluates and  selectively deletes resources from the collection.
  • Assesses local family, individual, business, and other donations of a historical nature for inclusion into the archive and combs through the donation, selecting pertinent and valuable materials for proper archival processing.
  • Assesses user needs, assists users in  making effective use of the research collection, and answers reference questions related to local history, and the archive collection.
  • Develops and maintains special files, bibliographies, collections and resources, both in print and non-print.
  • Assures collection preservation  through proper archival handling measures and digitization of identified collection elements.
  • Captures and preserves Escondido’s  rich local and family history through oral histories, photo archives, videos, podcasts, and other multi-media avenues.
  • Assists with the preparation of grant applications, as directed by supervisor.
  • Works closely with volunteers and volunteer support groups on local history and archive projects as well as on programs for the community.
  • Plans and conducts tours of the archive and collection-based classes for the public.
  • Plans and conducts outreach and public awareness events to promote the local history/archive.
  • Participates in the overall strategic planning for the future archive and technology direction.
  • Participates in Library-wide policy and procedure development at the Librarian I level.
  • Assists in development, expenditure and monitoring of the collection and program budgets.
  • Provides input for the development and maintenance of the Pioneer Room website and online presence.

Supervision: Supervision is received from the Adult Services Senior Librarian and Library Administration.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate for this position will have knowledge of:

  • Escondido and regional San Diego history.
  • Principles and practices for archival and local history collection management, cataloging, preservation, organization and digitization skills.
  • Reference resources and research techniques in archival and local history material  using print, media, online databases, and digital resources.
  • Grant report writing techniques, and grant management.
  • Principles  and practices of budget management.
  • Theory, principles and practices of library services.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite, Access software, and Internet searching,
  • Basic promotion, marketing and publicity skills using graphics, social media and  websites.

Education / Experience / Certificate

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and ability is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or History.
  • Experience in archival management; experience in a public, special or academic  library desired.

License or Other Requirements

  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must  possess a valid Class C California driver’s license.

Open Until Filled

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Senior Development Research Analyt– San Diego Zoo Global, San Diego, CA (reposting)

REQUIREMENTS:
At least 4 years of research work experience is required. A Bachelor’s degree in English, Library Information Science, or a related field or equivalent specialized training is necessary.  Advanced knowledge of MS Word and EXCEL is essential. Experience working with fundraising databases is necessary.  An example would be at least 3 years.  Selected candidate must have excellent communication, research and organizational skills. In addition, please see job classification below under job requirements.  (posted 4/16/15) (Extended 5/22/15) (Extended 7/1/15)
 
PRIMARY PURPOSE   The Senior Development Research Analyst performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature and leading the fight against extinction.  The Senior Development Research Analyst is responsible for identifying new prospects, providing in-depth research on prospects requested by gift officers and senior leadership.  This position reports to the Senior Prospect Research & Stewardship Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists in maintaining the prospect research system
  • Conducts research
  • Provides information on prospects and donor giving capacities
  • Provides other biographical data to the Development colleagues and select SDZG departments
  • Produces the $1,000 gift report and other proactive research identification strategies
  • Participates in and facilitates prospect strategy and portfolio review meetings
  • Provides basic analysis of data related to fundraising initiatives and events
  • Works collaboratively with gift officers and other staff
  • Maintains data integrity of the prospect management system
  • Creates, updates, and runs relevant reports
  • Assists in maintaining donor information in prospect files and the fundraising database
  • Responsible for related file and database systems
  • Controls information entered into files and database
  • Maintains confidentiality of information
  • Determines reporting needs
  • Coordinates information from outside prospect research companies
  • Develops relationships and maintains contact with donors/prospects
  • Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests
  • Performs consistently above organization performance standards
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics and professionalism in behavior and dress
  • Adheres to all San Diego Zoo Global and department policies and practices
  • Provides GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

  • Independently works on the identification and qualification of fundraising prospects through electronic and hard copy media
  • Compiles a variety of related records, reports, lists, and files as requested
  • Oversees the review of a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and newsletters in order to route and collect informational clippings on existing and potential donors
  • Assists staff in using database system
  • Searches, analyzes, and synthesizes information from  various resources
  • Conducts research at off-site libraries as needed
  • Enters and updates internal donor/prospect records and membership information
  • Enters resulting information and strategies into database as appropriate

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:   Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Examples of representative qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in English, Library Information Science, or a related field or equivalent specialized training is desirable; a minimum of 4-5 years of demonstrated research experience utilizing public and subscription based databases; valid California driver license.   Knowledge of:

  • Extensive prospect research strategies, methods, and techniques
  • Prospect research company databases
  • Fund-raising databases
  • Proficient analytical skills

Ability to:

  • Communicate professionally  (verbal and written)
  • Handle confidential information in a sensitive manner
  • Summarize extensive and diverse facts into useful information
  • Compose correspondence
  • Proficient with details
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office, pc applications, word, excel and database
  • Work well with others in a diverse environment

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:   Office environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   May be required to travel.

ALL EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING A DRUG SCREEN. SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.

Deadline to submit request of application for adventure:
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Applications must be submitted online by 9:30 pm Pacific Time

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Library Outreach Communications Specialist (Public Affairs/Communications), Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Description:
California State University San Marcos seeks a Library Outreach Communications Specialist. Under general direction of the Outreach Librarian, the Library Outreach Communications Specialist provides coordination related to the creation, design, and maintenance of web and print-based marketing materials including digital signage, website banners, social media campaigns, brochures, invitations, and other visual communications. The incumbent will also perform paraprofessional administrative support duties for the event planning and promotion of programs related to the library exhibit series, the common read, and other outreach efforts to reach targeted populations on campus and in the community. The incumbent will provide lead direction to outreach student assistants and will collaborate with unit and library staff as appropriate. This position will be under the daily lead direction of the Outreach Librarian, in collaboration with the Information Literacy Program Director, and the general supervision of the Library Associate Dean.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS: AN OVERVIEW
Come join our campus located in North San Diego County just 10 miles east of the beautiful Pacific coast and less than 40 miles north of downtown San Diego. California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) is a modern, forward-thinking university, fueled by the collective innovation and determination of a transformational team. CSUSM is one of the largest employers in North San Diego County, where people are proud to come to work and be a part of something great. Our unwavering commitment to a “People First” philosophy supports a culture in which every employee is a leader, “empowered to decide, change and shape our future.”

We offer an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, long term health care, retirement plans, educational assistance, life insurance, paid holidays, and generous vacation and sick leave benefits.

CSUSM is a recipient of the Chronicle’s 2014 Great College to Work For. We’re looking for high impact employees to join our team. If you have what it takes – come grow with us at CSUSM!

Minimum Education/Experience:
• Bachelors degree in communications, marketing or a related field plus two years of progressively responsible marketing work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Experience with design, image editing, and page layout software. Ideal candidates will be able to provide evidence of this experience through demonstration of a portfolio of past work.
• Preferences:
– Experience working in a higher education environment or library.

Salary and Position Status
• Full-time, probationary position with benefits.
• Salary Range: $2,923 – $4,512/month
• Anticipated Hiring Salary: $2,923 – $3,334/month
• This position is open until filled with a first review of applications beginning July 8, 2015. For assurance of full consideration, applications and supporting material should be submitted by 11:59 pm on July 7, 2015.
• The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.

PROCEDURE FOR CANDIDACY

For position specifications, benefits summary and to apply, please visit our website at http://www.csusm.edu/recruitment/staffmppcareers.html and under “Search Jobs” click on “Staff & Management Careers”. Hearing & speech impaired call our TDD at 760-750-3238.

Direct your questions to: Human Resources
(760) 750-4418

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Temporary Library Faculty (2 positions), Instruction & Reference (Academic Year 2015/16) Cal State San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

The California State University San Marcos Library seeks applicants for two temporary full-time Library faculty positions within the Information Literacy Program (ILP) for the 2015/16 academic school year.

These positions will provide information literacy instruction to first year experience and general education courses, provide reference/research help at the library’s Research Help Desk (both in person and virtually) and attend regular ILP faculty meetings. Instruction responsibilities are expected to require 15-20 hours a week, reference/research help/office hours for 10-15 hours, and other responsibilities for the remainder of the work week. Some instruction and on-call research help hours will be scheduled for evenings and weekends.

One of these positions will provide course related information literacy instruction as well as reference research help to students and faculty in CSUSM College of Business Administration during spring 2016. The other position will work mostly with first year experience courses for the duration of the appointment. Other instructional and/or reference/research help duties and project may be assigned as needed.

Rank and Salary: rank and salary is at Assistant Librarian level. These positions are contingent on funding.

Minimum qualifications for the position include: An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent before start date. Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library. Evidence of competency or experience with instructional-related technologies. High level of self-motivation, enthusiasm and flexibility. Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Requirements: Experience working with first-year college students, recent experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita including three current references and a letter of interest indicating which position you are applying for to librptlec@csusm.edu

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on July 9, 2015, however, the position will remain open until filled.

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