Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Job Location: California
Apply By: 07/24/2019
Date Created: 07-02-2019
Department: User Engagement – Rosenfeld Library and Charles E. Young Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian - Librarian ($55,014 - $86,534)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: July 24, 2019
The Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian will be joining a department that is using a matrix structure to better meet dynamic and evolving campus teaching and research needs. Although physically located in the Research Library, the incumbent will be part of a team working to support users at multiple Library locations and will have the opportunity to help shape that engagement. The incumbent will serve on one of the multi-unit functional teams in the User Engagement division to provide collaborative leadership for that area, while also supporting work across public services functions. Current functional teams are Collections, Outreach, Research, and Teaching and Learning. The incumbent will play a key role in building this collaborative program at the Library and furthering substantive engagements with the campus. The ideal candidate for this multi-faceted role will be team-oriented, with the ability to both lead and support colleagues, patron-centered, and committed to shaping the future of the library profession.
Reporting to the Director of Rosenfeld Library and Charles E. Young Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences division, the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian provides instruction and research assistance for scholars at all levels and in multiple disciplines. Working with campus partners and library colleagues, the incumbent designs, implements and assesses library instructional services and outreach activities.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
- Provides instruction in the humanities and social sciences, both at the undergraduate and the graduate level, with specific attention to the methodologies frequently used in urban planning and related disciplines;
- Works collaboratively to develop new approaches, services, systems, and strategies to actively engage with scholars during all phases of the research process: from research design, through discovery, analysis, and publication;
- Both collaboratively and independently designs, implements, and assesses library instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other approaches to developing student research skills;
- Serves as a liaison to departments including Urban Planning;
- Provides research assistance in-person and online to a diverse patron community;
- Develops and maintains relationships with campus partners in collaboration with library colleagues;
- Maintains awareness of changes and trends within relevant disciplines and campus programs;
- Participates in outreach events and activities grounded in teaching, research, creative and civic engagement and that demonstrate a commitment to including diverse voices;
- Promotes teamwork and inclusiveness within the library and across campus;
- Works closely with Library Development to identify and steward donors, collections, and endowed gift funds;
- Contributes to one of the User Engagement Functional Teams.
Description of Unit
User Engagement (UE) brings together public services librarians and staff across three major divisions (Sciences; Arts, Music, and Powell; and Management/Humanities and Social Sciences) and four functional teams (Collections, Outreach, Research, or Teaching and Learning). The UE group is a matrixed organization designed to enhance library services through a cross-disciplinary and cross-functional approach.
The Rosenfeld Library and Charles E. Young Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences division unites librarians and staff in two library locations. The unit supports research and teaching in the humanities and social sciences at all levels, including specialized collections and services for anthropology, business/management, education, English, economics, history, political science, sociology, etc. The team consists of 10 FTE librarians and 2 FTE library assistants.
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