Earth, Atmospheric, and Marine Sciences Librarian - UC San Diego


Location: La Jolla, CA
Salary:  $61,920-$149,167
Employment Term: Full-time
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Position title: Earth, Atmospheric, and Marine Sciences Librarian

Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $61,920-$149,167.
The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position (


Open date: April 22, 2024

Next review date: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 1, 2025 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.


Earth, Atmospheric, and Marine Sciences Librarian
Academic Engagement and Learning Services

The University of California, San Diego Library seeks creative, collaborative, and service-oriented applicants for the position of Earth and Marine Sciences Librarian for our Academic Engagement and Learning Services (AELS) Program (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian).

Responsibilities of the Position
Reporting to the AELS Assistant Program Director for Research Advisory Services Services, the Earth and Marine Sciences Librarian investigates and identifies user needs and develops services and collections for faculty, staff and students of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).

Subject Librarian Services (60%)

  • Deliver consistent communications, outreach and on-campus presence for academic programs including ocean biosciences, atmospheric and climate sciences, and geosciences at SIO.
  • Serve as a point of contact and information resource for SIO on resources, services, and policies.
  • Build relationships and gather information about assigned departments to discover curricular trends, research needs, and other information to guide service development and priorities.
  • Develop subject-related learning objectives to advance information and data literacy, and deliver instruction services in a variety of formats for undergraduate and graduate students at SIO.
  • Develop and maintain library collections, including primary and secondary sources, and tools, to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty.
  • Work across the library to facilitate access and preservation of digitized collections, including SIO historic materials.

Subject Related Scholarly Communication and Data Services (30%)

  • Partner with Scholarly Communications Librarian and others to increase number of liaison-area faculty who deposit in the UC eScholarship open access repository and who publish using UC Transformative Agreements
  • Partner with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to provide instruction and research advisory services in the areas of publishing literacy, open science, and open access in assigned subject areas.
  • Partner with Data and GIS Services colleagues to provide support throughout the research data life cycle, including finding, analyzing, visualizing, managing, and sharing data.
  • Working in collaboration with others in the library, support scholars throughout the research data life cycle with a focus on making original contributions related to Earth, Atmospheric, and Marine Science disciplinary areas.

Undergraduate and General Services (10%)

  • Contribute to library public services, including lower-division instruction, reference, and/or outreach for general undergraduate programs in addition to assigned subject areas.
  • Participate in AELS meetings and contribute to program goals and initiatives.
  • Develop and implement strategies for advancing diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility in instruction, research assistance services and collections.

Informational Webinars
Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, the campus, and the University Library. If interested, please register using the links provided:

Information Session @ Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 2-3PM PST:
Information Session @ Friday, May 17, 2024 at 10-11AM PST:

The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for this position. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Sue McGuinness, Director of Academic Engagement and Learning Services (

About The Library – Great Research Starts Here
The UC San Diego Library serves the University’s vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. Serving the entire UC San Diego community, we are dedicated to building a Library that reflects and supports our community’s values. Applicants should be committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture.

The Library’s Academic Engagement and Learning Services (AELS) Program leads academic outreach, learning, and research consultation services that support student and faculty success and advance the Library’s role as a place for community and scholarship.

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 offers flexible work options such as flextime or compressed workweeks, and worksite flexibility. This position will start with a hybrid schedule with a combination of onsite and remote work. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, all library staff at UC San Diego strive to cultivate a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. For more information, please review the UC San Diego Principles of Community, the Library’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, and LAUC-SD Diversity and Inclusion Committee. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations network.

About the University
UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research. Visit the website to learn more about the campus, faculty and students. Founded in 1903 Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is one of the most important centers for global earth science research and education in the world. Scripps Institution of Oceanography research and degree programs focus on topics in the broad categories of Biology, Earth, Oceans & Atmosphere, including Climate Sciences.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Studies or equivalent degree or experience. New graduates and students close to graduation will be considered.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills including intercultural competence and awareness of customer service methods and practices that support student well-being and belonging.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of biological-, environmental-, or physical sciences, or related disciplines and applicable research methods and publishing practices. Transferable skills are acceptable. Experience working in various settings will be considered.
  • Demonstrated commitment to identifying critical areas for professional development, and acquiring new skills and tools for continuous improvement of user-centered library services.
  • Analytical and organizational skills for planning and completing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Non-academic team experiences will also be considered.
Preferred qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience in providing library public services
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in a related discipline


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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