Job TitleArts, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian for Student Services
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Staff
Salary Range -
Location Davis, CA
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Human Resources
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Librarian for Student Services
Library of the University of California, Davis
Overview of Position
The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a creative, versatile and enthusiastic librarian to work closely with undergraduate and professional students, teaching faculty and staff, and institutional stakeholders in a highly interdisciplinary academic community. Reporting to the Head of Student Services, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing user instruction, research assistance, and outreach with a focus on promoting undergraduate and professional student academic success and life-long learning in Arts, Humanities and Social Science disciplines. The successful candidate must be able to collaborate effectively to deliver library services and outreach aligned with the University Library’s mission, vision and strategic priorities.
THIS IS NOT AN H1- B OPPORTUNITY
UC Davis and UC Davis Library
The University of California, Davis, is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near Sacramento, California’s capital, UC Davis has more than 39,000 students, the full-time equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other academics and researchers, and 17,400 other personnel. The university has an annual sponsored research budget of over $960 million, includes a major academic health system, and over two dozen specialized research centers. Recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the US and the number one university in the world for agricultural research and veterinary medicine, UC Davis offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools – Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing. The university is ranked among the top institutions in the country in contributing to the public good (e.g., recruiting and graduating low-income students), LGBTQ-inclusivity, and serving first-generation and Hispanic students. In addition to the main campus in Davis and the medical center in Sacramento, UC Davis has research facilities in Bodega Bay and Tahoe and faculty in every county of the state through its agricultural extension program.
UC Davis is a top-tier public university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 9th in the QS USA University rankings, and 10th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 in the diversity and internationalization category in the QS USA University rankings. The US News and World Report rankings also highlight UC Davis as 16th among “top performers on social mobility,” which is determined by the outcomes of Pell Grant recipients and other stats. Check out more ranking information on our https://library.ucdavis.edu/about/ webpage.
The UC Davis Library is ranked among the top academic research libraries in North America and belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and other organizations that position it to collaborate with other top organizations. The Library is building a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, researchers, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment.
The successful candidate will be well-grounded in information literacy concepts, pedagogy and teaching best practices, committed to problem-solving in collaborative and significant ways for the Library and library users, and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.
Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with an exceptional record of research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty.
Under the general supervision of the Head of the Student Services, the incumbent will:
• Deliver responsive, innovative instructional and information services the support the needs of undergraduate and professional students with a focus on the arts, humanities and cultural studies disciplines
• Cultivate and maintain strong collaborative relationships with instructors, staff and other campus partners; maintain an understanding of the curriculum in the arts, humanities and cultural studies disciplines; and promote library services and activities within the UC Davis community
• Enhance and extend the Library’s outreach initiatives, expand information literacy instruction opportunities, and provide research consultation services for undergraduate students
• Create online research guides, instructional videos, tutorials or other online learning objects and instructional materials
• Collaborate with others to develop new initiatives and partnerships to further student success and lifelong learning
• Prepare reports and analyses of ongoing services and special projects, including the collection and interpretation of data to inform decisions and demonstrate the Library’s value to the UC Davis community and beyond
• Participate in professional development activities as appropriate to meet both individual goals as well as departmental goals and objectives
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• As an academic appointee engages actively in pertinent ongoing research, scholarship, or creative activity and/or teaching
Salary and Benefits
Rank and salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $60,116 to Associate Librarian, Salary Point 10, $85,001. (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)
The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).
Benefits: The University of California is one of the largest employers in California, and offers outstanding health and retirement benefits to its employees and their families. Librarians are academic appointees and earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year. In addition, there are 13 university holidays.
Interested in learning more? We invite you to attend an information session scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, Noon-1 pm PDT. In this session, we will share the vision for this position, details of the application and interview process, and answer any questions you may have. Register for the event here: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VP_34_cETwiLfLdiWr0BBQ
Candidates applying by July 9, 2023, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/ for this posting and information about working at the UC Davis Library.
Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least four references. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is a major component of this position as well as one of the Library’s strategic goals. Please make sure you discuss your commitment to addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues throughout library activities in your letter.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014.
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4265180
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