Friday, December 12, 2014
University of California Berkeley - University Librarian
The University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley) seeks an individual with the vision, creativity, and acumen to serve as its next University Librarian. Serving the students, faculty, and broader community at the finest public university in the world, the University Librarian has the opportunity to take the reins at an auspicious moment in time for the Berkeley Library. The library is a center of intense intellectual inquiry and a crucial academic resource across the campus, holding over 11 million print volumes and more than 30 million items in all formats. It aspires to be the most dynamic research and learning environment within a university that shares similar institutional goals on a global scale, supporting research, teaching, and study in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, law, and business.
As documented in the report from the Commission on the Future of the Library, the University is committed to the future of a strong library and is responsive to the varied and changing scholarly and research requirements of its faculty and students. With faculty buy-in and support from the Berkeley administration, new resources are available and donor support and opportunities abound, ensuring Berkeley Library’s strong position for the future.
Berkeley seeks a University Librarian who will build on an impressive, forward-thinking record of partnership and service. The library will continue to build on its historic strengths while moving to adapt to and prepare for the needs of future generations. The new University Librarian will be an experienced and effective advocate for the essential role of the library and its principal leader, guide, advocate, and strategic partner in the way it serves scholars and the university community in its future.
David Bellshaw and Deborah Hodson are leading this search with Bernard R. Jones and Heather Vickery.