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World History and Cultures Librarian

UCSD Library
La Jolla, California
60,116 - 144,844
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023

The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, flexible and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as the World History and Cultures Librarian (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports within the Library’s Collection Development and Management Program.

Responsibilities of the Position
The World History and Cultures Librarian works to build and manage collections, as well as provide liaison services such as outreach, instruction, reference, and research advisory for assigned areas within the Department of History, Department of Literature, and the Institute of Arts and Humanities.

• Implement liaison services and actively engage with faculty and students in the following areas:
-Department of History, excluding US, East Asia and Latin America history areas.
-Institute of Arts and Humanities, including European Studies, Classical Studies, Middle East Studies, Black Diaspora and African American Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, and Russian and Eastern European Studies.
-Department of Literature, specifically European languages and translations and other World Literatures as assigned.
• Serve as the primary contact for research and educational needs of assigned departments and develop and promote innovative services and resources to enhance their research, teaching, and learning.
• Work with the Collection Coordinator for Arts and Humanities and other selectors to develop and maintain collections, in all formats, of world literatures, and in the assigned subject areas. This will include managing European-based approval plans and working with foreign resource vendors.
• Collaborate with other librarians and staff on collection management related issues including cancellations, consolidations, preservation and conservation of relevant materials.
• Develop creative strategies to learn about and understand information needs and build partnerships with research and teaching faculty.
• Actively engage in outreach and two-way communications and sustain strong, consistent, and effective communication channels between the Library, the assigned departments, and affiliated programs and research units.
• Provide subject-related instruction in a variety of formats and develop, maintain, and promote subject- specific learning objects for assigned subject areas.
• Provide general reference and research assistance and serve as the primary subject specialist for research assistance in assigned departments and programs.
• Collaborate with the digital collections specialists to expand and provide support for digital humanities projects and partnerships with faculty and students.
• Provide other appropriate services and support such as serving as a resource for information on or appropriate referrals on scholarly communication, data management and preservation, copyright, and plagiarism.

About the Library – Great Research Starts Here

The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the top 25 public academic research libraries in the nation, plays an integral role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service mission. The goal of the library is to serve the University’s vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. It accomplishes this through support of student and faculty success, support of research and learning through information resources, by serving as a place of community and inspiration, and by extending the impact of UC San Diego research through investments and innovation in scholarly communication and research data. In service of these priorities UC San Diego
Library has 180 staff and an annual budget of approximately $32 million. UC San Diego Library serves the entire UC San Diego community and is committed to building a Library that reflects and supports our community’s values. The incumbent should be committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture.

The Collection Development & Management Program (CDM) collaboratively supports the UC San Diego Library’s mission of providing, managing, and preserving information resources in a variety of formats to meet the evolving teaching, learning, and research needs of our users. The program is essential to the academic success and scholarly productivity of students, faculty and researchers. CDM plays a critical role in supporting the cycle of knowledge through ongoing stewardship of the products of research, identifying strategies and innovative techniques to obtain desired information resources, and monitoring advances in and to be an active partner in shared collection and Open Access initiatives.

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. To foster the best possible working and learning environment, all library staff at UC San Diego strive to cultivate a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. For more information, please review the UC San Diego Principles of Community. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations network.

About the University

With 42,800 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research. UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants.

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