Arts Library Collections Coordinator - UCLA

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Application Window

Open date: June 6th, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jul 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Aug 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description

Department: User Engagement – Arts, Music, and Powell
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($60,116 - $82,767)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: July 5, 2022

The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, user-focused Librarian for the position of Arts Library Collections Coordinator to join a multi-location, cross disciplinary team that supports teaching and all levels of research in the arts, performing arts, and related disciplines.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Director of Arts, Music, and Powell Libraries, the incumbent is responsible for providing leadership in collections and scholarly communication for arts-related disciplines; coordinating collection development and management for the Arts Library in collaboration with colleagues; and teaching, research support, and outreach for arts-related disciplines, including Architecture and Urban Design.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Assignment of suballocations in the Arts Library collections budget and regular budget reporting to the team.
  • Coordinate with Unified Access Services about stacks management strategy and planning such as long-term storage allocations, access to secured collections, and environmental conditions of collections.
  • Collaborate with Library colleagues to analyze database and other resource usage and to help determine renewals.
  • Review and update collection development policies and approval plans as needed to meet changing curricular and research needs, in collaboration with AMP colleagues.
  • Provide research consultations to students, faculty, and other patrons and provide shared research services.
  • Teach information literacy and research skills.
  • Develop scaffolded information literacy interventions to meet disciplinary and course needs for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Serve as liaison for one or more departments or schools, including Architecture and Urban Design.
  • Serve as a member of a User Engagement Functional Team.
  • Assist in the training and supervision of graduate student employees (LSRAs).
  • Work closely with Library Development to identify and steward donors, collections, and endowed gift funds in Architecture and Urban Design as well as other areas, as appropriate.
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). This is a represented position. 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 may be 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 applying by July 5, 2022 will be given first consideration 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.

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