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Social Sciences Librarian

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 16th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Feb 18, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Social Sciences Librarian

Academic Liaison Program

The University of California, San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, collaborative, and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as the Social Sciences Librarian serving Political Science, Sociology and other related programs (at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). The Social Sciences Librarian will have the opportunity to develop and extend information services to major centers of academic excellence and innovation at UC San Diego.

Responsibilities of the Position
The Social Sciences Librarian will strategically engage with students and faculty in the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, the Law & Society and International Studies Programs, and other social sciences as assigned, to identify areas of library partnership and to support education and research at multiple levels. This position intersects with other interdisciplinary social sciences and the successful candidate will collaborate with other subject librarians and functional specialists including those responsible for data science and curation, maps and GIS, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications. The Social Sciences Librarian will report to the Liaison Services Coordinator for Social Sciences within the Library’s Academic Liaison Program. The candidate will:

  • Partner with students, faculty, and researchers to define and meet information needs for education and research in the Division of Social Sciences.
  • Serve as the primary contact for assistance with library services, resources, and policies for the Departments of Political Science and Sociology, the Law & Society and International Studies Programs, and other social sciences as assigned.
  • Provide consultation and reference services to support undergraduate, graduate, and faculty research, teaching and learning endeavors.
  • Develop and deliver learning programs and tools tailored to social sciences to improve information and data literacy in assigned subjects, and participate in the library’s general information literacy instruction programs for undergraduates.
  • Develop and maintain collections including datasets, legal resources, and international government information, and collaborate with other librarians and staff on collection management activities.
  • Collaborate with data science, research data curation, scholarly communications, and other subject and functional specialists to develop and implement information services supporting the entire research lifecycle.

Minimum Requirements

  • MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree. Other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services may be substituted.
  • Undergraduate degree in political science, international studies, sociology or a related field, or demonstrated knowledge of these subjects as academic disciplines.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and ability to work with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with scholarly resources, legal and government information sources, and reference tools for the social sciences.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of social science research methodologies, data applications and statistical tools.
  • Experience in project coordination, including planning, documentation, and implementation.
  • Ability to self-start, and work independently as well as within a team or collaborative environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing liaison services in an academic or research library.
  • Experience providing instruction or training to a range of users.
  • Strong understanding of traditional and emerging trends in social sciences research and scholarship.

About The Library - Great Research Starts Here

The UC San Diego Library plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Library’s Academic Liaison Program (ALP) directs the user-centered outreach, education and research services of subject specialists in support of the Library's mission to meet the diverse and evolving information needs of the UC San Diego community. The ALP works collaboratively with other Library programs to connect students, faculty, and staff with the full range of Library services.

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 a current enrollment of more than 30,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. The campus is committed to community engagement, public service and industry partnerships in order to advance the health and well-being of our region, state, nation and the world.

The University of California, San Diego is recognized as one of the top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report and has consistently been ranked as the top college in the nation by Washington Monthly in terms of its public contributions to the nation. UC San Diego attracts $1 billion annually in research funding and is among the top ten universities in the nation in terms of its federal research funding.

To Apply

Applications will begin being review on 2/18/19 and the position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, applications must be submitted at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02011 and include the following:

  1. An application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
  2. A resume or CV 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: Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion

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

Partner Opportunities Program: UC San Diego recognizes that your employment decisions may involve dual career considerations. UCSD provides online and in-person career and relocation assistance to spouses and partners of academic appointees.

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location

San Diego, CA

Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)