Wednesday, October 22, 2014

NYU: Assistant Head

Assistant Head Librarian, Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Description:
New York University seeks a qualified Assistant Head Librarian for the Library of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.  The Assistant Head Librarian reports to the ISAW Head Librarian.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries – art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others – to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.

Responsibilities:
The Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for managing day-to-day operations, including:
Library Operations - Coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign work to ISAW's library staff.  Train new staff.  Manage special projects by devising appropriate workflows and providing supervision.
Technical Services - Supervise the work of ISAW's cataloging team, a group performing original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in a wide range of subjects and languages using the Ex Libris Aleph client. The cataloging team consists of ISAW staff members and adjuncts from NYU’s cataloging department. Facilitate patron resource discovery and access by ensuring the quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCCS, NACO, CONSER, and LC cataloging practices as well as other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Provide leadership in the area of metadata management through the selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata frameworks for print and digital records. Participate in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of print and digital records. Serve as a liaison to Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) and other related departments in the Division of Libraries.
Digital Projects - Serve as the library liaison on ISAW’s digital projects team to help develop and coordinate activities linking digital initiatives to library projects. Work closely with the Head Librarian and other members of ISAW’s staff to assist in the planning and implementation of The Ancient World Digital Library (AWDL), one of the Digital Initiatives underway at the Institute. AWDL is a joint project shared between ISAW and NYU’s Digital Library Technology Services (DLTS) department and the incumbent shares responsibility for envisioning the development of the digital library and its resources.
Collection Development - Sort collections acquired and determine appropriateness for inclusion in the ISAW library or beyond. Maintain inventories for acquired collections, duplicates, and serials. Provide data to the Head Librarian to assist with the task of analyzing the library collection, especially with regard to the curation of on- and off-site collections. Participate in the acquisitions workflow by using the spreadsheet and ticket system to track requests and purchases.
Public Services - Work closely with Head Librarian to provide leadership in the planning, design, and provision of public access services in the ISAW Library, including: producing and revising of library guides; giving individual and group instruction and orientation; serving as a liaison to faculty and graduate students; contributing to the library’s public relations efforts; working with faculty members, Visiting Research Scholars, and students on integrating electronic resources into teaching and research; responding to written, telephone, and email reference questions; participating in Division and other institutional committees and activities as appropriate.

Qualifications:
Required:
•    ALA-accredited MLS and second subject Master’s degree required for tenure;
•    The ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in history, archaeology, art history and other areas relevant to ISAW’s core research areas.
•    Working knowledge of the appropriate languages of scholarship;
•    Familiarity with current trends in technical services;
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
•    Demonstrated ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and responsive to patrons;
•    Minimum three years professional experience.
Preferred:
•    Subject area background relevant to the areas of study at ISAW;
•    Awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in librarianship;
•    Working knowledge of a non-Western language, with a strong preference for Chinese or Russian.

New York University Libraries: 
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

University of Tsukuba: Assistant Professor in e-Science

The University of Tsukuba in Japan has an opening for an "Assistant Professor in e-Science". It is a 5-year term position, with the possibility of an extension.

The faculty seeks applicants, who are capable of conducting research and education of e-Science with expertise in any of the following areas:
(1) e-Scientific research process;
(2) science technology policy regarding to open access and open data;
(3) research data management, data curation and training functions in research library;
(4) developing e-Science infrastructure such as data repository, electronic laboratory notes, and data analyzing tools.

Close date: 16th Nov 2014

More information can be found:
http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/update/jobs/pdf/h26bosyu_toshokanescience_fa.pdf

Please send your informal inquiry to tosimori@slis.tsukuba.ac.jp

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NYU Shanghai: STEM librarian

Reference and Research Services Librarian for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
New York University Shanghai


The NYU Library in Shanghai invites applications for a STEM Reference and Research Services Librarian in an innovative and forward-looking setting. As part of a collaborative team, the position plays a key role in the educational mission of NYU Shanghai by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content and tools that meet their research, teaching and learning needs.

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. As a research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community (http://shanghai.nyu.edu/).  It recruits scholars who are committed to a global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University’s Global Network University is established as an organically connected, multi-site network that encompasses key global cities and intellectual capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by twelve additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The Library of NYU Shanghai will deliver and coordinate a wide range of academic services that support the teaching, learning and research of NYU Shanghai’s faculty and students.  Drawing on the resources of the libraries at NYU New York, the NYU Shanghai library provides an opportunity to create a forward-looking 21st century library program and facility to serve a culturally diverse and academically talented population.

The STEM librarian serves as the primary liaison to a group of academic departments in the area of science, technology, engineering and math, with responsibilities for building collections in all formats that support research and curricular needs; delivering a program of instruction, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive outreach and other information services; and taking a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.   Collaborative work with colleagues at NYU New York, NYU Abu Dhabi, and across NYU’s global network is an important job expectation.  Librarians at NYU participate in library and system-wide committees, and professional activities outside of the university.

Required Qualifications:
•    ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent graduate LIS degree
•    Previous experience in instruction, collection development, or reference services
•    High degree of facility with technologies and systems in academic library and information services
•    Academic background in a STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) or demonstrated experience in providing science information and education services
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•    Demonstrated excellent interpersonal oral and written English language skills
•    Demonstrated history of flexibility, creativity, and strong customer service commitment

Preferred:
•    Experience in a research library
•    Familiarity with scientific research, including scholarly communication, publication trends, data management, and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers
•    Advanced degree in a STEM discipline or other subject area relevant to the NYU Shanghai academic program
•    Experience working in a culturally diverse environment
•    Chinese language skills; familiarity with Chinese culture
•    Prior international experience

Salary/Benefits:
Excellent and generous benefits package which include medical benefits, paid time-off, and relocation assistance. Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director, Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Please include where you heard about this position.  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cleveland Museum of Art: Art Bibliographer, Asian Languages

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ingalls Library and Museum Archives seeks qualified candidates for its Art Bibliographer – Asian Languages position.  The Art Bibliographer— Asian Languages works in conjunction with the Director of Library and Archives and the Acquisitions team to ensure the development of the Ingalls Library collection in accordance with the written Collection Development Policy and through established relationships with vendors world-wide. The position is responsible for the identification and selection of books and other intellectual materials in Asian languages for the museum library.  Typical duties include working on matters pertaining to selection of materials and overall collection development including establishing book selection policy and criteria for acquisitions based on knowledge of the literature and needs of current and future researchers; maintains primary responsibility for the library’s acquisition of new materials in Asian languages through established relationships with key vendors; and assists with the receipt and processing of all Asian language gifts, exchanges, and transfer materials in all formats including evaluation of materials for relevance to collection.

Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA accredited program required.  Knowledge of art historical literature.  Foreign language fluency in either Chinese or Japanese required; reading knowledge of Korean and whichever of Chinese or Japanese where fluency is lacking.  Prior experience working in an academic or research library, preferably in an acquisitions department, and familiarity with integrated library systems and OCLC are desirable.  Excellent research, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills including the ability to create policy; supervise staff, interns, and volunteers; prioritize and manage workflow, projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a dynamic environment.   Must have experience developing and managing relationships with vendors, publishers and interface providers. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with institutional departments, community partners and potential donors. 

The Ingalls Library is one of the largest art research libraries in the United States with over 496,000 Volumes and a staff of 22. The library provides assistance to anyone seeking information on art and offers specialized workshops on research resources and techniques. The library’s mission is to support  the museum’s current and future collections, research, exhibitions, publications, lectures, programs and activities. The Museum Archives’ mission is to preserve records that document the origins, development, achievements, and activities of the museum and to administrate the museum’s records management program.

Send cover letter and resume to resume@clevelandart.org
Application deadline is October 31, 2014.

Monday, September 8, 2014

University of Toronto: Korean Studies Librarian

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially  welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons  with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further  diversification of ideas.

POSITION: Korean Studies Librarian
DEPARTMENT: Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library
DATE REQUIRED: Immediately

The University of Toronto Library invites applications for a Korean studies librarian in the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library. The Library seeks an energetic librarian to take care of a wide range of professional duties related to Korea studies materials and services, faculty liaison, and cataloging.

The University of Toronto is the largest university in Canada serving a population of approximately 50,000 students from diverse cultures, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in East Asian studies, and has a collection of 400,000 volumes in the East Asian Library.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
The position will report to the Director of the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library.
The incumbent will:
  • Actively engage with faculty and students in the Korean Studies Program and academic departments and programs in the humanities and the social sciences that offer courses on Korea.
  • Develop strategies to learn about and understand the information needs of relevant academic departments and programs, and to build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
  • Serve as subject liaison librarian and be the primary contact for research and educational needs in Korean Studies; and develop and promote services and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University of Toronto.
  • Build and sustain strong and consistent communication channels between the Library, the Korean Studies programs in the Faculty of Arts & Science, affiliated programs and research units, and other departments and programs as assigned.
  • Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Korean Studies faculty and students.
  • Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for Korean Studies.
  • In collaboration with Collections and Materials Management, develop and maintain collections in Korean-language resources in all formats in support of the various Korean Studies academic programs
  • Serve as the primary Korean Studies specialist for reference and research assistance.
  • In collaboration with Collections and Materials Management, undertake original cataloguing on Korean materials in all formats and supervise a FTE original cataloguer and a GSLA cataloguer.
  • Supervise a 0.5 FTE acquisition associate utilizing Sirsi acquisition module.
  • Collaborate with librarians and staff in other Library programs regarding acquisitions cataloging, maintenance and the preservation and conservation of Korean-language resources.
  • Work with other University of Toronto campuses in collaborative collection development efforts.
  • Serve as University of Toronto representative to the Korean Collections Consortium of North America.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum Qualifications :
  • ALA accredited MLS, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
  • Advanced academic work in Korean Studies, or demonstrated knowledge of Korean Studies as anacademic discipline.
  • Knowledge of Hancha and the McCune-Reischauer Romanization system.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance, select and manage resources for the collections, and participate in course-integrated instruction in Korean Studies.
  • Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools for Korean Studies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects, particularly those related to digitization initiatives.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Effective planning, organizational and interpersonal skills, team skills, interest in library and university committee responsibilities, ability to manage a diverse workload and attention to detail.
  • Excellent proficiency in reading, written and spoken Korean, working knowledge of Japanese and Chinese, as well as an excellent command of spoken and written English.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous work experience in an academic or research library.
  • Advance degree in an Asian studies related field is preferred.
  • Experience in the delivery and implementation of liaison services.
  • Experience in providing instruction, reference, collection, and/or outreach services to a research community.
  • Experience supervising in a unionized environment.
  • Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units on campus.
  • Experience working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of acquisition of information resources.
  • Experience coordinating digitization projects
  • Experience and interest in issues related to using, evaluating, managing, licensing, and providing access to Korean electronic resources.
  • Previous experience in original cataloguing and authority control in an automated environment in an academic or research library setting with working knowledge of AACR2, MARC21, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Classification Web and OCLC Connexion

Salary and Terms of Appointment:
This is a continuing appointment (Permanent Status Stream) position to be filled at either Librarian I or II level dependent upon qualifications. Salary and appointment level are based upon experience and qualifications.
Librarian I-$58,100 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian I)
Librarian II-$60,700 (Minimum annual salary for full-time Librarian II)

NOTE: Librarians at the University of Toronto are members of the University of Toronto Faculty Association.

How to Apply:
Please send letters of application, curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to Library Human Resources at utlhr@utoronto.ca or to Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5, or by fax to 416.946.5543. At least two of the referees should be supervisory. Please send a single electronic file (MS Word or pdf with a file name convention of Surname, First Name. Korean.Studies.Lib. The deadline for applications is October 8, 2014.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto Libraries thanks all applicants for their interest, however, will only be contacting those applicants selected for an interview.

University of Toronto Libraries:
The University of Toronto is a major public research institution with a student body of over 67,000 full and part-time students and over 7,000 faculty members who teach and perform research in hundreds of different disciplines. The University of Toronto Libraries, which is the largest academic library in Canada and ranked third in North America, supports teaching and research in all disciplines through service and outreach, excellent collections and access to extensive digital resources and services.

University of Toronto Library System: http://onesearch.library.utoronto.ca/
University of Toronto: http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/site3.aspx
Policies for librarians:http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/about-hr-equity/policies-guidelines-agreements.htm#agreements
University of Toronto Faculty Association: http://www.utfa.org/

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

UC San Diego: Chinese Studies Librarian

The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated,  innovative, and proactive library professionals to join the UC San Diego Library as our subject librarian for Chinese Studies.

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library

With nearly 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and  postdoctoral levels.  UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 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 Chinese Studies through many constituents, including the Chinese Studies Program, History, Literature, Political Science, Visual Arts, Sociology, and Music Departments. The School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) offers advanced degrees with regional specializations including Greater China; 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 Chinese Studies community also includes IR/PS affiliated research units such as the 21st Century China Program, Fudan-UC Center on Contemporary China, Center on Emerging and Pacific Economies, Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation, and Global Leadership Institute.

The UC San Diego Library acquires significant amounts of resources in the humanities and social sciences on Greater China, including English- and Chinese-language resources in all formats pertaining to pre-modern, modern and contemporary history, international relations, economics, politics, sociology, popular culture and society, art, visual arts, music, film and literature. The East Asia Collection, established in 1988, focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese, and Japanese and Korean (CJK) language materials in the humanities and social sciences. It is rapidly becoming recognized as a new regional as well as national resource center for researchers and students in the field of East Asia area studies.

Responsibilities of the Position

The position will report to the Director of the Library’s Academic Liaison Program. The incumbent will:

•    Implement liaison services to and actively engage with faculty and students in the Chinese Studies Program, the Chinese History Program, the China regional specialization at the School of IR/PS, as well as academic departments and programs in the humanities and the social sciences that offer courses on China.
•    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 Chinese 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 Chinese Studies programs in both Arts & Humanities and International Relations and Pacific Studies, affiliated programs and research units, and other departments and programs as assigned.
•    Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Chinese Studies faculty and students.
•    Develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for Chinese Studies.
•    Develop and maintain collections in Chinese and English-language resources in all formats, including film, media, and data, in support of the various Chinese Studies academic programs.
•    Serve as the primary Chinese Studies specialist for reference and research assistance.
•    Communicate effectively with colleagues, students and faculty to integrate information, media, and data literacies within Chinese Studies curricular and research programs.
•    Collaborate with librarians and staff in other Library programs regarding acquisitions, vendor selection and relations, approval plans, and cataloging of Chinese-language resources.
•    Collaborate with librarians and staff on collection management related issues including cancellations, consolidations, preservation and conservation of relevant materials.
•    Work with other UC campuses in collaborative collection development efforts, and responsible as California Digital Library’s Resource Liaison for select Chinese electronic resources.
•    Serve as lead UC San Diego representative to the UC East Asian Bibliographers’ Group. As such, evaluate new and ongoing Chinese digital resources, and coordinate consortial acquisitions efforts and serve as a lead in negotiating terms of access and content for select resources.

Minimum Qualifications
•    Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
•    Advanced academic work in Chinese Studies, or demonstrated knowledge of Chinese Studies as an academic discipline.
•    High level of professional competency in written and spoken Chinese (Putonghua/Mandarin) and English.
•    Knowledge of Classical Chinese and the Pinyin and Wade-Giles Romanization systems.
•    Ability to provide advanced research assistance, select and manage resources for the collections, and participate in course-integrated instruction in Chinese Studies.
•    Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools for Chinese Studies.
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
•    Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.
•    Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
•    Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Professional experience in an academic or research library.
•    Experience in the delivery and implementation of liaison services.
•    Experience with collection development and management, reference and instructional services.
•    Experience in developing working partnerships with academic units on campus.
•    Experience working with overseas and domestic vendors in support of acquisition of information resources.
•    Experience and interest in issues related to using, evaluating, managing, licensing, and providing access to Chinese electronic resources.

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 8/31/2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00595

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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

University of California Berkeley: Asian American Studies Librarian

Asian American Studies Librarian-Ethnic Studies Library

Hiring range: Mid-range Associate Librarian
$59,089 – $64,006 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a 75% time appointment available starting January 2015
The Ethnic Studies Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks an energetic, creative and service-oriented librarian to provide curatorial and research support to the UC Berkeley community in the area of Asian American Studies. As a curator, selector and reference specialist, the Librarian will work with community members and organizations to promote donations of archives and special collections and will enhance access to Asian American archival and special materials by applying standard archival practices. The Librarian will contribute to public services and work closely with colleagues to secure external funding and to address comparative ethnic studies areas.

The Ethnic Studies Library

The Ethnic Studies Library is an Affiliated Library on the UC Berkeley campus and is a unit of the Ethnic Studies Department. The Asian American Studies Collection, the Chicano Studies Collection, and the Native American Studies Collection were established in the late 1960s and developed into separate libraries. These libraries were merged in 1997 to establish the Ethnic Studies Library. At that time a fourth collection, the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection, was established. The Ethnic Studies Library serves the research and curricular needs of the Ethnic Studies faculty and students majoring in Asian American and Diaspora Studies, Native American Studies, Chicano Studies, and Ethnic Studies. In addition, it serves Ethnic Studies graduate students, students fulfilling the American Cultures course requirement, other students enrolled in Ethnic Studies courses, and national and international scholars. The staff consists of four librarians (Asian American Studies Librarian, Chicano Studies Librarian, Native American Studies Librarian, and Digital Access Librarian), three technical support staff persons, and about twenty part-time student workers. The Library contains unique and valuable archival and special collections and is hiring librarians who will work toward the continued development of and access to these collections by acquiring unique materials, securing external funding for processing them, promoting the materials to the campus community and beyond, and applying standard archival practices and current digital technologies and procedures that enhance access.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the Ethnic Studies Library, the Asian American Studies Librarian will serve as curator for all the materials in the Asian American Studies Collection with an emphasis on archival and special collections. The Librarian will work with individuals and organizations from the Asian American community to promote donations of archival and special materials and will select materials in all formats, manage collections through storage and weeding, and monitor budgets and approval plans for the assigned subject areas. The Librarian will supervise archival processing projects. The Librarian will contribute to reference and research assistance; teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; create instructional materials, online subject guides, and library exhibits; and sustain ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty. The Librarian will work towards the establishment of digital research tools, including an Asian American Studies bibliographic database. The Librarian will assume chief responsibility for one of the following duties: (1) grant writing/fund raising (both government and private funds) OR (2) development of the Comparative Ethnic Studies Collection.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution by time of application.

Additional Qualifications:

Experience working with Asian American communities
Experience participating in collection development in an academic or research library, preferably experience developing and managing ethnic studies collections
Familiarity with archive collections and archive processing plans
Experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or research library

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in fundraising/grant writing
Demonstrated commitment to public services and improving the user experience
Excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and communication skills
Demonstrated initiative, the ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member Understanding of current and emerging trends in ethnic studies
Knowledge of electronic and information technologies, including bibliographic management tools and data management and planning.
Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in Asian American Studies

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month vacation leave, one day per month 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.

DEADLINE: Initial review date will be August 5th, 2014, please apply by this date to receive full consideration. The position will be open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00423. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Referees for the finalists only will be contacted for references. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the University of California Statement of Confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html, prior to submitting their letters. All applications will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

For inquiries contact:
Lillian Castillo-Speed, Head Librarian, Ethnic Studies Library
csl@library.berkeley.edu