Monday, February 1, 2016

Berkeley - University of California, Berkeley - Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources

Next Review Date: February 29th, 2016 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee)

Final Filing Date: June 30th, 2016


Salary based on qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting July 1, 2016.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources. The AUL will provide vision and leadership in the development of scholarly resources and is responsible for the development and assessment of programs and services that enhance Berkeley’s rich resources and their use. Scholarly resources are broadly defined at Berkeley to include its library and archival collections, licensed digital resources, and formal scholarly communications. As a leader at UC Berkeley, the AUL works closely with faculty and library staff across the campus and University of California system.


Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the Library leadership team, the AUL has the responsibility for strategic planning, service management, and program initiatives in the broad area of scholarly resources and communications in support of UC Berkeley’s academic programs. The AUL is a key participant in budgetary, assessment, and strategic planning activities.

Lead development and management of scholarly resources
The AUL leads substantial collection and licensing programs and launches new resource access services and initiatives. The AUL works closely with campus faculty, including the Library Committee of the Academic Senate, on matters of development and stewardship of diverse collections and their equally diverse scholarly uses. The AUL also draws upon the expertise of library staff, the other UC Libraries, the California Digital Library, and the broader library community to set priorities and policies focused on resources development and preservation of resources in print and digital formats.

Lead a program to improve practices in scholarly communication
The AUL serves as the primary spokesperson for scholarly communications and resources to faculty, students, and other library patrons. The AUL enables the success of librarians and staff who bring subject and functional expertise to the scholarly communication and resource development process. Inspired by new forms of scholarship and models of publishing, the AUL works with colleagues to identify promising trends and launch initiatives that encourage these new directions. The AUL will be responsible for a new and growing program led by the library to improve the dissemination, quality, and cost efficiency of scholarly communications.

Lead a cross-library program to develop and improve systematic assessment of resources and services
The AUL sets priorities for and oversees the scholarly resources budget, establishes criteria of excellence for all aspects of providing access to resources, and coordinates and leads library-wide assessment activities (including, for example, acquisition, access, use, and preservation of resources as well as services supporting scholarly communications).

The AUL manages the library’s scholarly communications, acquisitions, and preservation units and collaborates closely with other leadership team members. The position has four direct reports and approximately 27 FTE staff and engages in matrix management to lead cross- cutting programs related to this portfolio. The incumbent represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional, national, and international bodies and contributes to the library and information science profession through publications, formal presentations, and participation in related professional organizations.

Minimum basic qualification at time of application
● Advanced degree (Masters or PhD or equivalent degree) by application date

Additional required qualifications by start date in position
● Proven ability to lead in a highly collaborative and quickly evolving institution
● Experience leading the development of major print and digital collections in support of research and teaching
● Leadership experience and strong knowledge of scholarly communications issues and models across disciplines and globally
● Experience with assessment of resources and resource-related services
● A record of publications, presentations, and service to the profession that demonstrates experience, insight, and leadership ability at the national level
● Effective budget management and analysis skills
● Effective personnel management and team building skills, including goal-setting, talent development, and constructive performance analysis and feedback
● Superior analytical, organizational, problem solving, and communication skills
● Ability to work effectively with diverse staff and campus user communities in an academic setting

Additional preferred qualifications
● Master’s from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent degree
● Experience and success with library fundraising and grant writing
● Experience in assessing the quality, impact, and value of non-collections library services and programs

This position has been designated as sensitive and will require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Berkeley has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Applicants should submit three separate documents: a detailed letter of application; a resume; and a list of minimally three references, including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant. To submit an application, visit Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted at the same web address, or the search firm representatives can be contacted at the address or phone number listed below.

Deborah Hodson and Rebecca Isaacson
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905



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