UC San Diego
Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Services
Filing Deadline: Thu 7/23/2020
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Services
UC San Diego
Job Location: California
Apply By: 07/23/2020
Date Created: 06-23-2020
UC San Diego and UC San Diego Library are in a time of growth and renewal. The campus plan includes growing student enrollment and leveraging the University’s role as a destination and center of innovation. The recently completed Library organizational review resulted in the reframing and concurrent recruitment of senior leadership roles as well as the renewal of Library strategic priorities. The senior leaders being recruited for UC San Diego Library will have an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the Library in the coming years. For more information on the UC San Diego Library’s strategic priorities and senior leadership recruitments please visit: https://library.ucsd.edu/about
The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the top 25 public academic research libraries in the nation, plays an integral role in advancing and supporting the University's research, teaching, patient care, and public service mission. The goal of the Library is to serve the University’s vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The Library accomplishes this through support of student and faculty success, through support of research and learning with information resources, by serving as a place of community and inspiration, and by extending the impact of UC San Diego research through investments and innovation in scholarly communication and research data. In service of these priorities, UC San Diego Library employs 180 staff and maintains an annual budget of approximately $32 million. UC San Diego is one of ten campuses in the University of California system. The UC Libraries, comprised of the ten campuses and the California Digital Library located at the Office of the President, have a sustained culture of collaboration.
Reporting directly to the University Librarian and working with a team of senior leaders, program directors and staff, the Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Services (AUL, SRS) role is charged with providing leadership for the Library’s and University’s vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The successful candidate will be a leader capable of connecting Library strategic priorities with campus initiatives and possess expertise in scholarly resources and cross-campus partnerships for support of research and research data. Ideal candidates bring a commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across the Library and University.
The AUL, SRS leads the Library’s investments in scholarly resources and services oriented around the research lifecycle. The AUL, SRS is responsible for providing leadership in information resource acquisition and access, digital conversion and preservation and services in support of research including scholarly communications, collections/special collections, research methods, and tools in support of scholarship. The AUL, SRS is a leader of and participant in the Library’s matrixed advisory structure which supports cross-program and library-wide communication, collaboration and initiatives. Working closely with senior Library and campus leaders, the AUL, SRS provides leadership in strategies and tactics to ensure that our investments in information resources, infrastructure and research services achieve outcomes aligned with campus priorities. Additionally, the AUL, SRS has an active role in strategic planning and development activities across the Library and coordinates with other UC San Diego offices focused on research support services.
The AUL, SRS will lead and support six programs: (1) Collection Development and Management (2) Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing (3) Metadata Services (4) Scholarship Tools and Methods (5) Special Collections and Archives (6) Research Data Curation.
Working with a team of program directors, the AUL, SRS is responsible for designing and implementing strategies that provide access to academically-focused information resources and tools as well as extend the impact of research at UC San Diego. The AUL, SRS will provide leadership to advance UC San Diego’s commitment to the preservation and dissemination of research output. Through these efforts, the AUL SRS will support Library strategic priorities including student and faculty success, research and learning support, a place for community and extension of the impact of research at UC San Diego. The AUL, SRS accomplishes this through collaboration across the Library, UC San Diego and the UC system and through direct leadership of programs focused on research and learning support. The AUL will have an opportunity to lead new and restructured Library programs and foster connections across programs that will build a coherent suite of information and public services and a flexible, responsive framework for continuous adaptation to user needs.
Additionally, 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 [https://ucsd.edu/about/principles.html]. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations network. https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/associations/index.html
• Leadership experience managing collections and/or research services in a large, complex academic environment with specific expertise and background in one or more areas relevant to the position. Expertise in scholarly resource management, scholarly communications and research services preferred.
• Awareness of issues and trends impacting libraries in the areas of collection development, physical collection management and storage, metadata services, special collections and archives, research data curation / preservation, digital libraries, licensing and acquisition, and scholarly communication.
• Professional degree from a library school or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields relevant to library services.
• Excellent skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques. Ability to manage diverse stakeholders and collaborate with stakeholders on strategic priorities. Experience in effectively leading organizational change, especially planning for and implementing new or evolving services and innovations. Experience working in multi-departmental/organizational teams and groups and developing effective and mutually-beneficial relationships with campus partners.
• Capacity for senior leadership within an organization and leadership at campus, multi-campus, and regional/national levels.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others and to develop and maintain high standards of customer service. Experience leading and supporting organizational change and managing high-profile, complex, large-scale, and long-term projects. Experience in user-centered service and enhancing the user experience through feedback and user needs analysis as the basis for operational decision-making.
• Excellent ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals. Experience supervising and mentoring senior management and teams including experience in supervision of and delegation to direct reports. Expertise in building academically-focused services through information resources and tools in a large and complex academic organization.
• Excellent project management skills, including the capability of managing capital projects. Experience in ongoing operational coordination including planning and budgeting for major projects/initiatives and ongoing investments (e.g. collections funds budgeting, multi-year service planning).
• Very strong ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution. Awareness of issues impacting academic institutions and libraries with an emphasis in the areas of primary responsibility for the AUL.
• Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
• Thorough knowledge of common organization-specific and other computer application programs.
The following items are required for a complete application packet:
• Cover Letter
• Completed Questionnaire
• A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity (include as an addition to your cover letter). Guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at: Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion https://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/
Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.
This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance.
b) Vacation/holidays (18 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year).
c) Work/Life Balance.
d) UC Retirement Plan.
For more information about UCSD Benefits please visit https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/benefits/index.html and UCSD Work/Life visit https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/benefits/work-life/quality-index/index.html.
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, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html
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