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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 25, 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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Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian, UCSD – La Jolla, CA

Description

Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian

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

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. With more than 30,000 students, UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong, and is ranked 5th among top universities in the nation in total R&D expenditures. In 2013, for the fourth consecutive year, UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly’s College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement. The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions.

UC San Diego offers a variety of humanities and social sciences courses in Korean and Japanese Studies as well as a major in Japanese Studies. The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) offers advanced degrees with regional specializations including Korea and Japan; it is the only professional school of international relations in the United States that focuses on the Pacific region of Asia and the Americas, and was recently ranked as a top-10 graduate program by “Foreign Policy” magazine. The Korean and Japanese Studies communities also include affiliated research units such as the Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies; Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation; Korea-Pacific Program; Laboratory on International Law and Regulation; and the Policy Design and Evaluation Lab.

The Division of Arts & Humanities’ growing Program in Transnational Korean Studies is the recent recipient of a five-year (2013-18) grant from the Academy of Korean Studies as a Core University Program for Korean Studies, which will enable the program to offer a number of new courses and research internships. This will offer potential opportunities for course-integrated instruction and for liaison with faculty and students. The Library acquires significant amounts of history and social science material on Korea and Japan, especially pertaining to international relations, economics, politics, and modern and contemporary history, popular culture and society, and selects fairly broadly (in English, Korean and Japanese) in the anthropology, sociology, visual arts, music and literature of Korea and Japan.

Responsibilities of the Position

The UC San Diego Library seeks a subject librarian for Korean and Japanese Studies to develop and implement liaison services to the students and faculty working in these areas in the Division of Arts & Humanities and the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS). The Korean and Japanese Studies Librarian will also be responsible for collection development for Korean and Japanese Studies in Korean, Japanese, and English languages.

The position will report to the Director of the Library’s Academic Liaison Program, with additional assigned responsibilities in the Collection Development & Management Program. The incumbent will:

· Actively engage with faculty and students in the Program in Transnational Korean Studies and the Japanese Studies Program within the Division of Arts & Humanities and the Korean and Japanese regional specializations at the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies.

· Develop strategies to learn about and understand information needs of academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.

· Serve as the primary contact for research and educational needs in Korean and Japanese studies; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.

· Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library; the Korean and Japanese Studies programs in both Arts & Humanities and IR/PS; affiliated programs and research units; and other departments and programs as assigned.

· Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information literacy within Korean and Japanese Studies programs.

· Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Korean and Japanese Studies faculty and students.

· Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for assigned subject areas.

· Develop and maintain collections in Korean, Japanese, and English-language materials for Korean and Japanese Studies.

· Collaborate with librarians and staff in Content Acquisitions and Metadata Services regarding acquisitions, vendor selection, approval plans, and cataloging of Korean and Japanese language resources.

· Serve as the primary Korean and Japanese Studies specialist for research assistance.

Minimum Qualifications

· Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.

· Academic work in a field of study that includes knowledge of the history, politics, economics, literatures and cultures of Korea and Japan.

· Strong language skills in Korean and English, spoken and written.

· Ability to provide research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in assigned subject areas.

· Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources for Korean and Japanese studies.

· Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

· Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.

· Excellent analytical, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.

· Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with diverse groups.

· Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

· Strong language skills in Japanese, spoken and written.

· Experience in working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of the acquisitions of information resources.

· Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units in a University setting.

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 13,2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

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Director, Metadata Services, UCSD – La Jolla, CA

Director, Metadata Services – Search Extended

The UC San Diego Library invites applications and nominations for the position of Metadata Services Program Director.

Responsibilities of the Position

This position provides innovative vision and leadership, strategic planning and management for all the operational activities of the UC San Diego Library’s Metadata Services Program. Metadata Services is one of six programs that compose Collection Services. This position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services and works closely and collaboratively with the other Library Program Directors and senior management.

Vision, Leadership and Strategic Planning
• Provides the vision and leadership for the continued development of Metadata Services to foster innovation and collaborations
• Set the direction and maintain an environment that challenges and encourages staff to Identify and implement best practices and creative approaches for providing metadata analysis and resource description, including the exploration of transformative techniques for creating, manipulating, acquiring and linking to authority and bibliographic data, such as linked data, schema.org and BibFrame.
• Plans and coordinates the implementation of services and initiatives.
• Plans for the budget and resources required for the Program’s success.

Operations and Management
• Provides broad oversight of program activities.
• Establish and oversee policies and procedures, and setting and monitoring goals.
• Serves as a supervisor of academic and/or staff employees including hiring, evaluating, training, and developing direct and indirect reports.
• Develops competencies and training for staff serving in the program.
• Manages, analyzes, and reports on staffing and resource budgets.
• Modifies the program in response to program evaluation and assessment, changes in user needs, and changes in available resources

Collaborations and Partnerships
• Ensures cross-program coordination and management of staff involved in the implementation and delivery of program services.
• Evolves program scope, services, procedures, and practices to ensure consistency and integration with campus and Library goals and mission.
• Collaborates with other Library programs to fulfill program missions and carry out program activities.
• Serves as a resource to library staff by providing expertise in cataloging and metadata policies, procedures, and best practices.
• Advises on metadata workflow and workload issues for the digital object metadata work that supports the UC San Diego Library Digital Access Management System (DAMS). Provides vision and leadership in planning for development and enhancement of the DAMS and digital object services. Serves on the Digital Library Operations Group.

Required Qualifications
• Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
• At least four years of supervisory experience and proven ability to work effectively in a large organization. Proven skills to effectively direct, coach, and motivate staff.
• Demonstrated ability to manage, strategize and prioritize program activities effectively and efficiently, with a high level of flexibility to meet the changing needs of the UC San Diego campus, the Library, and CDL and the UC Libraries System.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, and best practices in the field (e.g., MODS, PREMIS, RDA, and metadata design principles).
• Demonstrated ability to work and provide effective leadership in a collaborative, diverse, and changing environment fostering growth and development of others..
• Superior communication and interpersonal skills; ability to present and share ideas clearly and effectively. Demonstrated ability to build consensus and promote productive cooperation and teamwork.
• Strong organizational, analytical, persuasion/negotiation, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
• Broad knowledge of user-focused library technologies, services, tools, and best practices in cataloging and metadata.
• Demonstrated strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Desired Qualifications
• Experience in a large academic library.
• Experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
• Experience developing ontologies or taxonomies.
• Knowledge of archival principles and best practices.

Program Description

Metadata Services is responsible for creating and managing the metadata for UC San Diego Library collections. Included in the Metadata Services Program’s scope:
• Tangible materials in all formats (books, CDs, DVDs, microforms, images, maps, software, etc.)
• Rare books and special collections materials
• Electronic resources, both licensed and open access, including eBooks, ejournals and websites
• Materials in all languages
• Manuscript collections (personal papers)
• Digitized materials, including the reformatting of print for preservation purposes
• Born digital materials, such as personal papers
• Research data sets
• Systemwide Collection Services (Shared Cataloging Program and CDL Acquisitions)

The approximately 37 program staff are responsible for creating, manipulating and managing metadata in these four key databases:
• Millennium (for monographs, serials, integrating resources and serial holdings). This is the backend of Roger, the online public access catalog for the UC San Diego Library.
• DAMS (for digital objects except for art images). This is the backend of the Digital Library Collections site.
• Shared Shelf (for art images). This is the backend of ARTstor, used for discovery service for art images.
• MSCL ArchiveSpace (for Finding Aids). This is the creation tool for finding aids that are shared with the Online Archive of California and others.

Metadata is also coordinated with OCLC WorldCat, which is the backend for Melvyl, the union catalog for the ten University of California campuses, and with the San Diego Circuit, a catalog that includes many libraries in the greater San Diego area.

Librarians at UCSD are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UCSD librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active.

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: The initial application period for this position has been extended. Application consideration begins July 13, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00544

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Deputy Library Director, City of Carlsbad – Carlsbad, CA

Deputy Library Director
Ideal Candidate

The Deputy Library Director will have a successful track record as an operational manager of library services, programs and facilities.  He/she will present as a professional leader capable of motivating staff and achieving results and someone that champions staff development and life-long learning.  The successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills and be adept at verbal and written communication.  The Carlsbad City Library is fast-paced and change-oriented and the successful candidate must be comfortable working in this type of environment.   The Deputy Library Director must have the ability to assess community interests and develop programs and services that respond to changing expectations.  He/she must partner and make connections effectively both within the community and regionally. The new Deputy Library Director will combine essential business skills and effective use of resources to build on library services in a way that supports the city in its mission to become a “world class” city.

The position reports to the Library & Cultural Arts Director and serves as one of two Deputy Directors that form the core of the Library leadership team.  While collaborating on systemwide delivery of services—each Deputy Library Director is responsible for operations at one or two library facilities and the mix of services delivered there.

The successful candidate will meet the following challenges:

  • Complete final design and construction plans for redesign of facilities to position Carlsbad’s libraries for the future
  •  Evaluate and implement services that respond to changing community interests
  • Contribute to the development of meaningful performance measures that challenge the organization, lead to effective decision making and support effective performance management
  • Pursue technology solutions that promote innovation and efficient service delivery

The Department

The Library & Cultural Arts Department provides educational, informational, and cultural arts services for all community residents, which contributes to a high quality of life by supporting lifelong learning, the pursuit of knowledge, and creating community gathering places. The Library & Cultural Arts Department operates three public facilities that include the Carlsbad City Library, the Georgina Cole Library and the Library Learning Center. The Carlsbad City Library is also home to the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and the Cannon Art Gallery which support a variety of literary, visual and performing arts programs and services.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and recommend strategies, initiatives and objectives for library programs and services.
  • Develop policies, rules and procedures for the effective operation of the department, including establishing goals and priorities.
  • Develop and administer division budgets and contracts; monitor program expenditures; and evaluate and recommend staffing needs, equipment, materials and supplies.
    Negotiate, prepare, administer and monitor contracts and agreement.
  • Prepare and present complete reports both orally and in writing, coordinating the research and application of policies, professional practices and program design.
  • Coordinate library services and activities with other City departments and divisions as well as outside agencies.
  • Respond to citizen feedback and requests for information.
  • Manage employees; set goals, objectives and performance standards; select, train, develop and manage the performance of staff. Select, supervise, train and coordinate the work of contractors.

Qualifications

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

  • Equivalent to a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited library school and
  • Three years of increasingly responsible professional and administrative library experience, including supervising a variety of staff.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Retirement: The City provides retirement benefits under the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). The retirement benefit is 2% at age 60 or 2% at age 62 formula (formula varies depending on prior public sector service) Group Health Insurance: cafeteria plan (PERS Health), choose from indemnity plans or HMO plans.
  • Life Insurance: The City provides life insurance equal to one times annual salary. Employees may purchase additional life insurance equivalent to one times the base salary.
  • Deferred Compensation: Employees may contribute into a tax?deferred savings account (457).
  • Holidays: Eleven paid holidays
  • Vacation: All employees may accrue up to 320 hours of paid vacation.
  • Executive Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account

How to Apply

Interested candidates can apply online by visiting http://Carlsbadca.gov.  If you have questions regarding this position please contact the City of Carlsbad Human Resources Department, 760-602-2440 Fax 760-602-8554

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