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Teaching and Learning Librarian for Library Special Collections

Teaching and Learning Librarian for Library Special Collections

UCLA Job Location: California Apply By: 11/27/2019 Date Created: 11-05-2019

Department: Library Special Collections Rank and Salary: Assistant – Associate Librarian ($55,014 to $75,742) Position Availability: Immediately Application deadline for first consideration: November 27, 2019   The UCLA Library invites applications for the newly created position of Teaching and Learning Librarian for Library Special Collections. As an integral part of the Public Services, Outreach, and Community Engagement team, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will proactively lead and coordinate a robust and growing instruction program along with other teaching and learning initiatives within Library Special Collections (LSC) and the Distinctive Collections portfolio.   Position Duties Reporting to the Head of Public Services, Outreach, and Community Engagement, the Teaching and Learning Librarian:  
  • Coordinates, oversees, and implements a robust instruction program in collaboration with Distinctive Collections staff that seeks to integrate Library Special Collections materials into undergraduate and graduate curriculum with a focus on critical inquiry and active learning.
  • Proactively collaborates with teaching faculty to develop and conduct library instruction sessions and prepare course assignments using Special Collections materials.
  • Collaborates with LSC curators, librarians, and archivists to leverage embedded collection knowledge and develop, coordinate, and schedule instruction session using LSC materials.
  • Partners with other librarians engaged in library instruction to incorporate primary source literacy into general library instruction.
  • Develops and coordinates reference guides to collections and reference resources in support of instruction activities.
  • Develops and implements a framework based on effective pedagogical practice to create an inclusive, culturally competent instruction program that facilitates students’ critical engagement with original research using primary source materials.
  • Develops and implements an assessment program to measure and continually improve the efficacy of teaching practices using Special Collections materials.
  • As a member of the Library’s Teaching and Learning Functional Team, collaborates on designing, implementing, and assessing instructional modules and activities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other approaches to developing student research skills using primary source materials.
  • Consults and collaborates with Library Communications on promotional and communications activities to highlight and promote LSC instruction activities.
  • Consults and collaborates with Curatorial and Collection Management units on instruction statistics, program priorities, and curricular trends.
  • Works closely with Library Development to identify and steward donors, collections, and endowed gift funds.
  Description of Unit Library Special Collections (LSC) is an enterprise-wide, organizational entity within the UCLA Library System that builds and stewards special collections resources, services, and operations. The department consists of three units: Curators and Collections; Collection Management; and Public Services, Outreach, and Community Engagement; as well as an Administrative Services Functional Team. The Public Services, Outreach, and Community Engagement Unit integrates public services for LSC including reference and instruction, exhibits, programmatic events and activities, outreach and community engagement, as well as the Center for Primary Research and Training. The Curators and Collections Unit is responsible for collection development and acquisition of materials in support of research and teaching. The Collection Management Unit supports the acquisition (purchase and gifts), and processing of special collections materials. The Administrative Services Functional Team collaborates to provide administrative and operational support services throughout Library Special Collections. The entire staff of approximately 30 FTE work together holistically as a team to build, preserve, and provide access to the outstanding special collections of the UCLA Library.   Library Special Collections is part of the Distinctive Collections Portfolio that includes International Studies and the East Asian Library and, as a portfolio, remains committed to advancing inclusivity and diversity in our collections and services. In collaboration with the Distinctive Collections Portfolio, UCLA Library Special Collections actively builds and stewards unique primary source collections to support and enrich research, teaching, and learning for UCLA’s students, faculty, and staff as well as an international community of scholars and the public. Its holdings encompass but are not limited to a significant rare book collection that includes an unusually large number of artists’ books, fine press editions, and examples of early printing as well as more than 2,000 archival collections including born-digital content, with particular strengths in twentieth-century photography, literature, art, music, and Los Angeles history and culture. It also houses significant and growing physical, virtual and born digital international content and collections. Library Special Collections partners with instructors during all quarters, hosting over 100 classes each academic year and bringing students into direct contact with cultural heritage materials in support of primary source literacy.   Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05093

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