The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an innovative, flexible, and forward-thinking leader for the position of Assistant/Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Public Services. Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL will lead an enthusiastic staff in shaping the delivery of leading-edge public services at a young and dynamic university. The position also provides strategic leadership for the Libraries’ Information Technology infrastructure, manages the Libraries’ online presence and services, and provides oversight for operations at the Grunigen Medical Library. As a member of the senior management team, the AUL is expected to actively engage in all aspects of the UCI Libraries and to serve as an ambassador and advocate for Libraries with campus constituencies, UC systemwide groups, and regional and national organizations.
The AUL for Public Services reports to the University Librarian and, as a key member of the UCI Libraries’ senior management team, ensures organizational effectiveness and efficiency and shares in responsibilities for decision-making, resource management, and development of policies for library operations and services. While each AUL position has an individual area of responsibility, all AULs have responsibility for adopting a holistic library-wide view in terms of strategic planning, communication, and fostering an environment of innovation AULs are also expected to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus. In addition, AULs serve as the Libraries representative and advocate to relevant campus, consortial or multi-institutional groups.
The AUL for Public Services provides leadership and coordination for the development, assessment, and evaluation of the Libraries’ services to support the teaching, research, and clinical activities of the University’s faculty, students and staff. The position provides strategic oversight for the following departments and units: Reference, Education and Outreach, Access Services, Design Services, and the Grunigen Medical Library. In addition, this position has strategic oversight for the Information Technology Department, which provides library-wide IT services and facilitates innovation within the Public Services Division for the use of technology in support of user-centered reference, instruction, and outreach. The AUL for Public Services collaboratively establishes goals and objectives for the division and develops, evaluates, and continually improves programs and services. The position participates in the Libraries’ efforts to secure external funding for library materials and services and to promote library services and resources to the campus community.
The Public Services division includes approximately 15 academic librarians and 56 staff employees.
•Master’s degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline
•Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library, with a particular expertise in the delivery of user-centered public services.
•Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities.
•Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for UCI Libraries and the Division.
•Experience with budget management, assessment of services, and human resources (supervision, staff development, mentoring, etc.)
•Ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately.
•Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education and new developments in reference, instruction, access, and the use of information technology in support of a library’s mission.
•Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
•Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level.
•Experience in promoting library services and engaging faculty, students, and administrators
•Experience with Information Technology management.
•Experience with health sciences library operations.
•Experience in consortial and multi-institutional program development.
•Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects
•Experience in writing and managing successful grant proposals
The UCI Libraries
The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of change. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Ayala Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. These buildings contain over 3,300 public seats for study and research and provide more than 600 public access computers. The UCI Libraries have a staff of approximately 140 FTE plus approximately 30 student assistant FTE. The library collection consists of over 3.4 million volumes and over 137,000 journals and serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), HathiTrust Digital Library, Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Digital Library Federation (DLF), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA), and International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI has a diverse student body consisting of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Among the most dynamic campuses in the University of California system, UCI employs over 1,100 faculty and 9,400 staff. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.
Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University has an excellent benefits program including leave policies, retirement system, and insurance plans which equal approximately 40% of salary.
Deadline for Applications: Applications received by September 8, 2014 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the information requested (cover letter; résumé; and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with a statement of each reference's professional relationship to the applicant) via UC Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02455
Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.