Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian (Two Positions)
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 3618288
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian (Two Positions) University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08053
Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian (Two Positions)
Department: User Engagement - Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences Division and Rosenfeld Library Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($60,116 - $82,767) Position Availability: Immediately Application deadline for first consideration: January 3, 2023
The UCLA Library seeks a highly collaborative, user-focused professional for the position of Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian. The incumbent will join a multi-location, cross disciplinary team that supports teaching and all levels of research in the humanities and social sciences. Note: Two positions are being filled. Position Duties
Reporting to the Director of Research Library Humanities and Social Sciences Division and Rosenfeld Library, the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian provides leadership in teaching and learning issues for both graduates and undergraduates. In collaboration with colleagues across the Library, the librarian will contribute to investigating and building just and diverse education practices to support research, education, and service, in subject areas to be assigned, including anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, and linguistics. Subjects will be assigned based on finalists' interests and experience and departmental needs. All User Engagement Librarians support instruction and research assistance for scholars at all levels and in multiple disciplines.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Provides instruction in the humanities and social sciences, both at the undergraduate and the graduate level;
Serve as liaison for one or more departments or programs such as archaeology, anthropology, economics, geography, and linguistics;
Provides research assistance in-person and online to a diverse patron community;
Develop and maintain relationships with campus partners in collaboration with library colleagues;
Creatively solve challenges and take risks to develop next-generation, research information services and collections across disciplines and with campus partners;
Develop scaffolded information literacy interventions to meet disciplinary and course needs for undergraduate and graduate students.
Maintain 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;
Actively contribute leadership to a User Engagement Functional Team; and
Work with Library Development to identify, cultivate, and steward donors, collections, and gift funds.
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of 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. Relocation assistance may be provided.
Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.
UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Description of Unit
User Engagement (UE) brings together public services librarians and staff across three major divisions (Arts, Music, and Powell; Management/Humanities and Social Sciences; and Sciences) and five functional teams (Anti-Racsim, Collections, Outreach, Research, and Teaching and Learning). The UE group is a matrixed organization designed to enhance library services through a cross-disciplinary and cross-functional approach.
The Management/Humanities and Social Sciences division is comprised of librarians and staff from 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 9 FTE librarians and 2 FTE library assistants. Description of Institution and Library
As one of the world's great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.
UCLA's diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzker Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.
To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public. It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students' research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children's literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts. It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.
The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship. More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.
Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California policy on discrimination, harassment, and affirmative action see: University of California - Policy Discrimination, Harassment, and Affirmative Action in the Workplace at https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction jeid-2f271a2580d0ae49a947ffb9715d9d22
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.