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Job posting - Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Technology, Davis, California Li, Xiaoli 26 Jan 2007 00:11 UTC

University of California, Davis

General Library

Announcement of Vacancy

Position Available:

            Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Technology

Salary Range:

            $60,000 -- $110,100 Assistant University Librarian

            $63,300 -- $121,100 Associate University Librarian

            (Salary and appointment based on experience and qualifications)

Open:  Immediately.

Responsibilities:  As part of the Library’s senior management team, this administrative position reports directly to the University Librarian and has primary responsibility within the UCD General Library for leadership, planning and coordination of technical services and systems operations.  This position directly supervises the Heads of the Systems, Monographs and Serials departments and is responsible for management, planning and resource allocation within these units.  In addition, it is expected that the incumbent represent the Library at UC systemwide meetings and national forums.

Qualifications:  A strong record of leadership and accomplishment in directing and managing technical services and technology in a large research or academic library for at least five years is essential.  Substantial knowledge of library systems required.  Excellent analytical, decision-making, planning, oral and written communications, and interpersonal skills are required.  Ability to work effectively within a team environment and in a complex, dynamic, and multicultural environment is critical.  A graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent required.

The Environment: The UC Davis General Library ( <> ) ranks among the top research libraries in North America, with current holdings of over 3.2 million volumes, including over 41,000 currently received serials.  The General Library is an active partner with the California Digital Library ( <> ), and is currently engaged in several digital library collections initiatives.

The University of California, Davis campus ( <> ) is a multicultural environment that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, level of disability and sexual preference and has a strong commitment to create a diverse community of faculty, staff and students.  It has an enrollment of 30,000 students, offering a range of academic programs including Colleges of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering, and Letters & Science; Schools of Education, Management, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and several research institutes such as the Bodega Marine Laboratory.

Davis is a pleasant, environment-oriented community of 65,000 in a college-town setting.  Davis is ideally located for many recreational, cultural, and professional activities.  It is within easy driving distance of Sacramento, California's capital city, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains/Lake Tahoe area, Berkeley, San Francisco, the Napa Valley wine country, and the Pacific Coastal areas.  The University and surrounding communities sponsor a wide range of cultural events.

Benefits:  Assistant/Associate University Librarians are academic appointees.  They earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per annum.  The University has an excellent retirement system that is coordinated with Social Security. Several health, dental, and vision plans are currently provided by the University. Group term life insurance and reduced enrollment fees are available.

To Apply:  Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e‑mail addresses of three references (including current supervisor) to:

Debbie Ojakangas

Library Administration

University of California

100 North West Quad

Davis, CA  95616-5292

Phone:       (530) 752-3444

Fax:          (530) 752-6899


An application cover letter should include a statement indicating how applicant’s credentials and experience meet the posted requirements for this position.

Candidates applying by February 20, 2007 will receive first consideration. The position is open until filled.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse academic community.  We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.