Associate University Librarian For Research And Learning (LIBRARY MGR 3)

Employer
University of California Davis
Location
California, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Dec 6, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Office Administration
Fields
Education
Employment Type
Full Time


Associate University Librarian For Research And Learning (LIBRARY MGR 3)

Department Description

Overview of Position

The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning is an essential senior leadership position in the Library. The AUL provides strategic leadership, direction, and general oversight to the majority of the Library's programs, services, and personnel. As a member of the Executive Council, the AUL collaborates with other senior leaders to advance key library and systemwide initiatives.

The AUL is the leader most immediately responsible for information services to enhance research within and across disciplines and promote student learning and academic success in and beyond the classroom. The AUL directly supervises the Research and Learning directorate's four department heads and one program lead responsible in toto for library-related undergraduate and professional student learning and academic success; services for undergraduate students and faculty and staff involved in teaching and learning; researcher services for faculty, researchers, and graduate and professional school students; the scholarly communications program; the medical library; and archives and special collections.

The AUL oversees multiple departments and programs and directly supervises five department heads and program leads and indirectly supervises a total of 37 FTE regular academic and non-academic employees. The AUL serves on the Library's Executive Council and Management Council. The AUL works closely with staff and leadership of numerous campus offices and programs aligned programmatically with the emphases of the Research and Learning Directorate. At the UC Libraries systemwide level, the AUL may serve on multiple leadership groups and committees, task forces, and working groups.

UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and UC Davis Library

The University of California, Davis, is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near Sacramento, California's capital, UC Davis has more than 39,000 students, the full-time equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other academics and researchers, and 17,400 other personnel. The university's annual sponsored research budget of $1 billion includes a major academic health system and over two dozen specialized research centers. Recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the US and the number one university in the world for both agricultural research and veterinary medicine, UC Davis offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools - Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing. The university is ranked among the top institutions in the country in contributing to the public good (e.g., recruiting and graduating low-income students), LGBTQ inclusivity, and serving first-generation and Hispanic students. In addition to the main campus in Davis and the medical center in Sacramento, UC Davis has research facilities in Bodega Bay and Tahoe and faculty in every county of the state through its agricultural extension program.

UC Davis is a top-tier public university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education and 10th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall. It is also ranked #1 in the diversity and internationalization category in the QS USA University rankings. The US News and World Report rankings also highlight UC Davis as 16th among “top performers on social mobility,” which is determined by the outcomes of Pell Grant recipients and other stats. Check out more ranking information on our “About Us” webpage.

UC Davis Health is a significant driver of economic prosperity in the Sacramento region and Northern California. UC Davis Health harnesses the power of an entire university's nationally-ranked resources and research to tackle the most pressing health care issues facing the world today. UC Davis Health's clinicians and researchers include partners working in the nation's best School of Veterinary Medicine, the nation's best School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, one of the nation's best Colleges of Biological Sciences, and one of the nation's best Colleges of Engineering - all from within one of the top five “Best Public Universities” in the entire United States. Providing the region's only academic health center, UC Davis Health is focused on discovering and sharing knowledge and providing the highest quality of care. UC Davis Health is a hub of innovation that encompasses UC Davis Medical Center, UC Davis School of Medicine, The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, UC Davis Medical Group, a Clinical & Translational Sciences Center, and multiple other centers and institutes.

The UC Davis Library itself is ranked among North America's top academic research libraries. It belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and other organizations that position it to collaborate with other leading organizations. The Library is building a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, researchers, faculty, clinicians, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The Library is a hybrid digital and physical work environment that values collegiality, respect for one another, and ongoing personal and professional development; physical facilities of the library comprise the Peter J. Shields Library in Davis and the Blaisdell Medical Library at the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento. For more information about the library, visit http://library.ucdavis.edu.

Job Summary

Priority Filing Date

December 19, 2022

Salary Range

$94,300 - $208,700

Salary Frequency

Monthly

Appointment Type

Career

Percentage of Time

100%

Shift Hour

Monday - Friday

Location

UC Davis Campus (Hybrid)

City

Davis

Union Representation

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes


We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.

Responsibilities

The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Research and Learning is the leader most immediately responsible for information services to enhance research within and across disciplines and promote student learning and academic success in and beyond the classroom. The AUL directly supervises the Research and Learning directorate's four department heads and one program lead responsible in toto for library-related undergraduate and professional student learning and academic success; services for undergraduate students and faculty and staff involved in teaching and learning; researcher services for faculty, researchers, and graduate and professional school students; the scholarly communications program; the medical library; and archives and special collections.

The AUL leads user-focused information services in support of the university's mission and its evolving academic and research programs and has a vision for the ongoing development of library personnel as educators and research partners. The AUL provides strong and inspirational leadership, strategic and entrepreneurial vision, expert policy and program development, and relevant deep expertise as the library focuses on achieving these responsibilities in the 21st century. Information services is defined broadly and embraces education, student academic success, and information literacy and skill in information analysis and management; scholarly communication; and activities that help users examine research problems and identify, interpret, and manage relevant information resources. Critical contexts include changing theories and practices of education; increased accountability for student academic success and career preparation; heightened commitment across campus to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI); and changing natures of incoming student preparation, needs, and expectations. Other contexts include institutional collaborations to support students, diversifying information channels and media, dramatic growth in (and pressures to secure) funded research, interdisciplinary academic communities, and emerging trends in scholarly communication.

The AUL is a member of Executive Council, the library's senior leadership group, along with the University Librarian, the Deputy University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, the Director of Finance, the Executive Director of the DataLab, and the Director of Online Strategy. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the AUL works closely with the University Librarian and the rest of the library's senior leadership team, advances critical strategic initiatives, contributes to the library's fundraising program, and, most important, plays a leadership role in articulating and executing an innovative and forward-looking vision of library support of learning and research. The AUL is expected to be an excellent communicator, influential mentor, and champion of the library as a learning organization, strong advocate of DEI, and forceful advocate for the library and its programs. The library emphasizes cross-unit work in a highly structured campus environment with multiple bargaining labor units. As a senior leader in the library, the AUL builds and sustains successful collaborations with creative approaches to mentoring and empowering employees in a variety of academic and non-academic personnel classifications, fostering and leading cross-unit teams, and solving organizational problems and issues, while emphasizing user-centered service. The AUL collaborates closely with library colleagues, faculty, and researchers across UC Davis and the entire University of California (UC) system.

Required Qualifications
  • Masters in library science or aligned field or PhD or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Experience with undergraduate-oriented and graduate and professional student education programs and with faculty and graduate student research support services.
  • Leadership experience, evidence of flexibility and initiative in a collaborative and rapidly changing environment, and effective personnel and matrix management skills, including goal setting, mentoring and professional development, change management, and performance evaluation.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of the role of the library in supporting undergraduate education and academic success, and developing, providing, and evaluating services and programs for researchers, faculty, and students concerning the identification, use, interpretation, and management of information and data in higher education and research.
  • Robust knowledge of issues and trends in library support of research and scholarship, faculty and graduate student support, and undergraduate learning and student academic success. Demonstrated capability to develop new models to support student learning and academic success and researchers, faculty, and graduate and professional students.
  • Deep expertise in multiple areas of the position's primary responsibilities: teaching and learning in higher education, undergraduate academic success, health sciences librarianship, scholarly communication, special collections and archives, and developing, providing, and evaluating integrated services and programs for researchers, faculty, clinicians, and students concerning identification, use, interpretation, and management of information and data.
  • Demonstrated excellent skills in communicating with colleagues, constituencies, and communities, including active and empathic listening; group facilitation, gathering feedback, and developing and articulating consensus; advocacy for programs and colleagues; and articulate and persuasive public speaking and presentation abilities; facility with a variety of communication modes and media for different audiences; and good editing skills and attention to detail, clarity, and concision.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment utilizing a variety of skills, such as managing change, setting goals, managing time, and promoting teamwork in a hybrid work environment; foster and advance diversity, inclusion, and the UC Davis Principles of Community; and serve as a role model for others
  • Strong and demonstrated record of effective priority setting, policy coordination, and program and process development; use of analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; experience with assessment of relevant services and programs; and effective budget management and analysis skills.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Increasingly responsible administrative roles in an academic or research library or similar relevant setting.
  • Experience with initiating grant opportunities and working on grant-funded projects.
  • Experience and success with fundraising.
  • Record of research, publication, formal presentation, and participation in relevant professional or scholarly organizations demonstrating knowledge, leadership, and vision.
  • Familiarity with library services to and in support of human and animal healthcare practice, research, and education.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.


Special Requirements

This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy (ucop.edu) covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, we're solving life's most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here.

As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Application Information

Applications must be submitted via our careers website at hr.ucdavis.edu. Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least four references. Your letter should discuss your commitment to DEI, as it is a major component of this position as well as a library priority.

Candidates applying by December 19, 2022, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Interested in Learning More?

See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/ for this posting and information about working at the UC Davis Library.

We invite you to attend one of two informational sessions, with members of the hiring committee. In these sessions, we will share the vision for this role, details of the application and interview process, and answer any questions you may have.

Recruitment Information Session #1: UC Davis Library AUL Research and Learning

Monday, November 14, 2022 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join the webinar at https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/96151097604

Recruitment Information Session #2: UC Davis Library AUL Research and Learning

Monday, November 21, 2022 4:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join the webinar https://ucdavis.zoom.us/j/93983082425

Priority Filing Date

December 19, 2022

Salary Range

$94,300 - $208,700

Salary Frequency

Monthly

Appointment Type

Career

Percentage of Time

100%

Shift Hour

Monday - Friday

Location

UC Davis Campus (Hybrid)

City

Davis

Union Representation

No

Benefits Eligible

Yes


To apply, visit https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucdavis/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=7&JobOpeningId=43944&PostingSeq=1

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. jeid-28c9ace9e70d7b42990e9555d0e4352b

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