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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.
·         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.
·         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.
·         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.
·         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

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:

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

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


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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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, 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:

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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.


  • 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.


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  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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Research Librarian, Latham & Watkins – San Diego, CA

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Part Time Research Librarian to join our winning team, located in our San Diego office. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.

The Part Time Research Librarian will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance

As a Part Time Research Librarian at Latham, you will contribute your expertise in providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of print and electronic research tools. The Part Time Research Librarian also performs other functions regarding library operations. Your responsibilities as a Part Time Research Librarian will include these and other critical functions:

Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate print and electronic research tools and directs Library users to appropriate sources.

Reviewing diverse sources of information for currency, reliability, relevance, and cost effectiveness, then choosing the best sources for answering research requests.

Compiling and organizing information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection, accompanied by explanatory notes, if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user.

Monitoring legal, business and news sources for current developments in practice areas, for clients and industries; compiling results into a concise publication for distribution to relevant groups.

Providing training in print and electronic resources and research skills in a variety of settings and using diverse media.

Providing orientation regarding library procedures and uses for new personnel.

Maintaining awareness of current developments on legal news and information services, including the Internet and e-resources relevant to the Firm’s practice areas. May also monitor law journals and newsletters and compile bulletins of legal developments for attorneys.

Performing cite-checking: analyzing and verifying legal citations in memorandum and pleadings using Lexis or Westlaw, and the Blue Book or other citation authority.

Maintaining familiarity with and performing library administrative tasks, such as processing books for the catalog, processing library mail for distribution to attorneys, shelving books and periodicals, filing loose-leaf services and periodicals, processing bills for payment, and maintaining collections of specialty materials.

Interfacing with other law firms, agencies, libraries and organizations; representing the firm in a professional manner.

Completing special projects on various issues as assigned.

Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for coworkers.

The Part Time Research Librarian will work approximately 20 – 30 hours per week. As a Part Time Research Librarian, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Part Time Research Librarian candidate must have knowledge of print and electronic legal and non-legal research resources; strong analytical skills; ability to organize collections of materials and information; well developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the firm; strong communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to work as a team player; capable of collaborating with research staff in their own and other offices and drawing on the individual skills of the members of the research team to complete all aspects of an assignment; knowledge and proficiency in PC applications, including MS Office, Adobe and SharePoint and other applications. A master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) is preferred. A master’s degree in another specialty may be considered in lieu of the MLS. A bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three (3) years research experience in a law firm library may be substituted for the master’s degree. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the “Apply Now” link.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world’s leading law firms.
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Health Sciences Informationist – UCLA Darling Biomedical Library, Los Angeles



Department: UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $65,734)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline: July 4, 2014

Description of Institution and Library

One of ten University of California campuses, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is located in Westwood Village, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica. Comprised of the College of Letters and Science and 11 professional schools, the 419-acre campus features 163 buildings. UCLA has more than 4,000 faculty and academic staff and approximately 26,000 employees overall. Founded in 1919, UCLA offers 337 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has more than 28,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate students. Academic excellence, faculty distinction, and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of UCLA, which is a member of the Association of American Universities. Among the faculty are fourteen Nobel Laureates, twelve Rhodes Scholars, ten National Medal of Science winners, a Fields Medal Winner, eleven MacArthur Grant winners, and seventy-eight Guggenheim Fellows. UCLA is California’s largest university and is a model for public institutions of higher education. As the seventh largest employer in the region, UCLA generates almost $14 in economic activity for every $1 state taxpayers invest in UCLA and generates an annual $11.9 billion economic impact for the state of California.

Consistently ranked among the top 10 academic research libraries in North America, the UCLA Library is comprised of 10 major libraries and 11 library wide departments including the Southern Regional Library Facility, the remote storage facility for the southern UC campuses, all of which report to the University Librarian. In addition, there are 12 affiliated library units located on the campus. There are approximately 105 librarians on the campus, and the UCLA Library has a staff of approximately 300, and approximately 400 – 500 student employees. The Library has an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments and units. The library collection consists of more than 9 million volumes and more than 78,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The Library’s annual budget is in excess of $44 million; more than $10 million supports the acquisition of print and digital material, and the library is part of the California Digital Library. The UCLA Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

As a major academic health sciences center, UCLA plays an important role in teaching, research, and clinical care through its four health science professional schools located in the southern part of campus; these are the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the School of Dentistry. Also vitally important is the Division of Life Sciences in the College of Letters and Science which includes five departments. UCLA Health is the major clinical organization that includes four hospitals and a number of primary and specialty care clinics in surrounding areas. The hospitals and clinics are particularly important, not only because of the clinical care they provide, but because they serve as the clinical training ground for medical students, residents, and fellows. Over $250 million dollars in National Institutes of Health funding was awarded to UCLA researchers in FY 2013, making UCLA the 12th largest recipient of NIH funding.

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library serves UCLA’s health and life sciences communities, which include upper division undergraduate students, graduate students, residents, fellows, faculty, and staff from the four professional schools and the Division of Life Sciences, as well as the health and life sciences information needs of the UCLA community as a whole. The library is the Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The collections are broad in scope and designed to support the teaching, research, and patient-care needs of its primary clientele. The total collection includes more than 679,000 print volumes and provides access to thousands of electronic resources including journals, databases, and other materials.

The Reference, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division is responsible for a broad range of services, including consultation, instruction, and collection services as well as an emerging program in data management. At the most fundamental level, resources are delivered to the desktop in the classroom, clinic, research laboratory, and office. Current staffing includes: 3 FTE librarians, 1.0 FTE administrative specialist, 1.0 FTE computer resource specialist, and 3 part-time reference desk students from UCLA’s Department of Information Studies.

The Health and Life Sciences Informationist provides a broad range of information services, including in-depth reference and consultation service, instruction, collection development, and outreach to UCLA students, faculty, staff, and researchers in the health and life sciences. The Health and Life Sciences Informationist is a member of the Research, Instruction, and Collection Services (RICS) division and reports to the RICS Team Leader.

Specific duties and responsibilities include

• Serve as liaison for outreach, instruction, and collection services for health and life sciences disciplines
• Take a leadership role in planning, implementing, and assessing collections and services in support of the research and educational missions of the relevant academic departments
• Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects
• Provide advice and individualized consultations for groups and individuals working with research data
• Foster and maintain partnerships with a broad-based constituency
• Work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities
• Participate in library-wide groups
• Contribute to the Biomedical Library and the UCLA Library’s communications vehicles, including but not limited to the Library’s web site, LibGuides, and social media
• Contribute to the UCLA Library and the Schools and Departments it serves by participating on committees, task forces, and other formal engagements
• Contribute to the profession and represent the UCLA Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community
• Serve as a member of the UCLA Library team and work to further the overall goals of the UCLA Library

Required Qualifications

• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience)
• Two or more years’ experience working in a science-oriented academic or research library
• Skill in searching online catalogs and databases
• Functional understanding of collection development practices
• Familiarity with the research process in the health and life sciences
• Familiarity with research and teaching information needs in the health and life sciences
• Familiarity with publication trends and characteristics, particularly scholarly publications in public health, medicine, and other health sciences disciplines
• Experience using a wide range of bibliographic databases in the health and life sciences
• Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy and the tools used to evaluate compliance
• Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated commitment to user-centered library services
• Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility
• Excellent organizational, time, and project management skills
• Sound technology experience and skills
• Capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a world-class research institution and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
• Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds
• Ability to work collegially and as a leader with library colleagues
• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians

Desired Qualifications

• Four years experience working in an academic health science library providing a broad range of information services
• Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, including record structure, indexing policies, and thorough knowledge of search interfaces
• Demonstrated experience conducting EBM and systematic review searches
• Knowledge of metadata standards
• Knowledge of subject-specific repositories
• Familiarity with the NIH and NSF grant processes
• Experience with book and journal selection and/or licensing
• In-depth knowledge of the publication process in the sciences
• Experience with MyNCBI My Bibliography and the NIH Manuscript Submission System
• College course work in the health or life sciences
• Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), a program of the Medical Library Association

General Information

Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Candidates should apply by July 4, 2014 to be considered for this position. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA-compliant employer. Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

Visit the UCLA Library Employment and Human Resources website at:



  • Cover Letter – Describing qualifications and experience.
  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
  • References – Names and contact information for three professional references, including current or previous supervisor; contact information only.

How to apply

  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

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Assistant Archivist – Lambda Archives, San Diego

Lambda Archives of San Diego (LASD) is seeking an archivist to work with its Head Archivist and interns to manage its library, document, photo, and digital collections. Founded in 1987, LASD is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and teaching the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history of San Diego county and the Northern Baja California region. The facility houses over 400 manuscript collections, 140,000 photos, and 20,000 special collection items (periodicals, books, audiovisual materials, and objects). This position will work in close cooperation with the Head Archivist in an informal, but busy environment with a lot of student assistance and some public interaction. Assistant Archivist may be asked to assist Exhibits and Development committees.

*Required Qualifications:*

  • ALA-accredited MLIS degree or equivalent archival management coursework/experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Willingness to acquire new skills in a rapidly developing environment
  • Willingness to do occasional public outreach (campus and community events).
  • Ability to manage student interns and volunteers
  • Ability to follow direction and work under supervision of Head Archivist and Board of Directors

*Additional Desired Qualifications:*

  • Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, or other archival content management systems
  • Experience with digital collections practices and project management supervision
  • Understanding of current metadata and descriptive standards including Library of Congress authorities and Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections

*Hours and salary to be determined*. *Possibly some weekend and evening.*

Please apply to Personnel Committee, Lambda Archives Of San Diego, P.O. Box 33956, San Diego CA 92163-3956 or<>

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Information Resources Manager — Los Angeles

Information Resources Manager Opportunity in Los Angeles—Strong Salary!

An Information Resources Manager job in Los Angeles, CA is currently available courtesy of TRAK Records and Library. To be considered for this position, you must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years library services experience. If you are interested in working for an innovative international firm, with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills, then this may the position for you. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to overseeing the performance of technical staff and communicate with vendors on completion of projects and assignments.

Information Resources Manager Job Responsibilities:

• Perform reviews of work production

• Confirm completion of library maintenance responsibilities

• Process statements and cost recaptures

• Generate audit reports

• Resolve account issues with vendors


• Bachelor’s Degree

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a legal or professional services environment

• Experience managing staff

• Proficient in Microsoft Office

• Advanced organization and communication skills

• Knowledge of accounts payable process

If you are interested in this Information Resources Manager job in Los Angeles, CA submit your resume in Word format to or visit our website at for other available opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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Senior Librarian Bastyr University – San Diego, CA



Bastyr University, a fully accredited institution offering BS, MS and clinical doctorate degrees in the fields of natural health arts and sciences, is looking for a medical librarian to manage our satellite campus library in San Diego, CA. Under distance supervision of the Director of Library Services, based in Kenmore, WA, the senior librarian will perform basic library operations, plan and teach information literacy sessions, assist students and faculty with research questions, maintain digital resources, plan for and promote the library, and acquire and process instructional materials. Qualifications:
An MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program is required; a BS degree is highly desirable. At least 4 years professional librarian experience, 2 or more spent in a medical library environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and a variety of databases including PubMed. Excellent collaborative, customer service and organizational skills. Knowledge of/interest in natural health (complementary and alternative medicine).

Schedule: TBD – 40 hours per week; anticipated start date: Aug. 1, 2014

Salary: $59,925 – $66,456 annually, plus comprehensive benefits package

Please submit cover letter, resume and references, with job #14-021CA and job title to

For additional information please visit . 

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