Friday, April 24, 2015

University of San Diego - University Library - Visual Arts Librarian - Full Time

Arts and Humanities Collection Coordinator/ Visual Arts Librarian
(Assistant Librarian / Associate Librarian / Librarian)

Open Apr 13, 2015 through May 15, 2015
If you apply to this recruitment by May 15, 2015, you will have until May 18, 2015 to complete your application.

The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, and proactive library professionals to join the UC San Diego Library as our Arts and Humanities Collection Coordinator and subject librarian for Visual Arts. This position is based in the Collection Development and Management Program. The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Responsibilities of the Position
  • The position will report to the Lead Collection Coordinator of the Library’s Collection Development and Management Program. The incumbent will:
  • Provide leadership and overall coordination for the development and management of the arts and humanities collections, which include Music, Literature, History, Philosophy, Theater and Dance, and Visual Arts.
  • Under the direction of the Lead Collection Coordinator, collaborates with the other collection coordinators to manage the collections budget and oversee the management of the Library’s collections.
  • Directs the work of the Moving Image Collection Curator.
  • Serve as the primary contact for liaison services, reference and research support, and instructional needs of faculty and students in the Visual Arts; develop, manage, and promote collections, services, and resources to enhance the research, teaching, and learning mission of UC San Diego.
  • Collaborate with librarians and staff in other Library programs regarding the collection management, acquisition, digitization, and overall curation of arts resources.
  • Work with other UC campuses in collaborative collection development efforts, and serve as system-wide Resource Liaison for select Visual Arts electronic resources; serve as UC San Diego representative to the UC Art and Architecture Bibliographers’ Group.
  • Design and deliver curriculum-integrated instruction and other learning activities in a variety of formats for Visual Arts faculty and students; develop and promote online subject guides and other information resources for Visual Arts and ARTstor.
  • Serve as UC San Diego Library’s ARTstor Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Professional degree from a library school, or other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services.
  • Academic work in the Visual Arts.
  • 3 or more years of professional library experience in arts or humanities collection development and management, including selecting information resources.
  • Familiarity with electronic and scholarly resources and reference tools for Visual Arts.
  • Ability to provide advanced research assistance and participate in course-integrated instruction in the Visual Arts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, document, and complete projects.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, time management, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment and with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in identifying and acquiring special art materials such as exhibition catalogues, small press, and artists’ books.
  • Experience and interest in issues related to using, evaluating, managing, licensing, and providing access to Visual Arts electronic resources.
  • Experience using ARTstor and other databases for the provision of digital images in support of teaching and research.
  • Experience developing and managing collections within a library consortium.
  • Experience coordinating the work of staff or librarians.
  • Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.

Application consideration begins May 15, 2015
For full consideration, please submit applications to:

Please provide the following:
  1. A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
  2. A resume of education and relevant experience
  3. The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  4. A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:

  1. Cover Letter - A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
  2. Resume - Your most recent resume of education and relevant experience
  3. Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  4. Misc / Additional (Optional)
    • 3 references required (contact information only)

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