- Under the general direction of the Deputy University Librarian, the incumbent will lead all Library assessment activities across the organization, collaborating with stakeholders to ensure relevant and accurate data collection and the development of actionable outcomes. Develop and implement an ongoing Library assessment program in coordination with Library stakeholders, including administration, librarians, users, and other constituencies. Provide interpretive analysis and recommendations based on assessment programs across the Library to inform the Library’s strategic planning and decision-making processes at all levels.
- Develop and support a culture of user-focused assessment and evidence-based decision-making throughout the Library organization. Coordinate the design and implementation of internal and external surveys, and support the development of assessment tools, collection of quantitative and qualitative data, and interpretation of results. Identify and maintain centralized resources to manage data collection activities throughout the assessment lifecycle, including the management of Library-related data. Promote and share expertise in assessment through consultation, collaborative development of assessment programs, and participation in staff training and development opportunities.
- Gather qualitative and quantitative data for national and system-wide reporting requirements and other internal Library needs, through surveys, focus groups, vendor-supplied data, observations, web analytics, and other methodologies as appropriate. Compile reports detailing relevant and useful findings from the gathered data, and provide analysis and other context as appropriate. Collaborate with Library initiatives related to outreach, development, and other administrative needs to successfully communicate the Library’s adaptive growth in a rapidly changing scholarly environment.
- Perform other duties as assigned, based on incumbent qualifications and Library needs.
- ALA-accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science, or advanced degree in Social Sciences or other related field;
- Documented experience in assessment in libraries, higher education, or other complex organizations;
- Demonstrated commitment to organizational development and service quality;
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment;
- Demonstrated initiative and flexibility;
- Record of successful collaboration with a variety of stakeholders;
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and community users.
- At least 3 years of experience in academic library service;
- Experience in analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data to inform continual improvements in services;
- Experience collecting and reporting statistics on behalf of a complex organization;
- Experience with data visualization;
- Experience in project management.
- Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional
academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and
sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent
retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of
group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the
- The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.
- Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit:
- The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.