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Head of Acquisitions and E-Resources Management

Department: Law Library
Rank and Salary: Associate Librarian – Librarian ($69,550 - $88,531)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: August 20, 2018

Position Duties
Under the general direction of the Director, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, the Head of Acquisitions and E-Resources Management is responsible for and oversees all acquisitions processes for the Law Library’s print and electronic resources, taking the lead role in managing publisher/vendor licenses and access to electronic information resources. Has primary responsibility for troubleshooting access problems and shares link maintenance activities with the Law Library’s cataloging section. Supervises a staff of four FTE. Communicates with external providers, including publishers, vendors and content providers, with a view to ensuring timely access to materials. The Head of Acquisitions and E-Resources Management assists the Director, Bibliographic Services in tracking the expenditures of the Law Library’s book budget and works with the acquisitions staff to resolve complex problems relating to those expenditures.

Required Qualifications
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
Four or more years experience working in a law library with both print and electronic legal materials.
Experience with acquisitions, including serial, monographic and electronic resources.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, classification and discovery tools, including OCLC.
Ability to multitask, set priorities and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative and supportive manner.
Strong service philosophy.

Desired Qualifications
Prior experience working with an electronic resources management system.
Three or more years experience managing an acquisitions section.

General Information
Professional librarians at UCLA are academic appointees. Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position. They are entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance may be provided.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. Such background will normally include a professional degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science graduate program. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, and/or university and community service, and/or scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Application Procedures
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here:

Applications must include:
a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
the names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by August 20, 2018, will be given first consideration for this position. UC LA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Description of Institution and Library
As one of the world's great public research universities, UCLA integrates education, research, and public service so that each enriches and extends the others. From its beautiful neighborhood campus in a uniquely diverse and vibrant city on the Pacific Rim, teaching and research extend beyond the classroom, office, and lab through active engagement with communities, organizations, projects, and partnerships throughout the region and around the world.

UCLA’s diverse community of scholars encompasses nearly 30,000 undergraduates pursuing 125 majors, 13,000 graduate students in fifty-nine research programs, and 4,000 faculty members including Nobel Laureates; Rhodes Scholars; MacArthur Fellows; winners of the Fields Medal, National Medal of Science, Pritzker Prize, and Pulitzer Prize; and recipients of Oscars, Emmys, Tonys, and Golden Globes. UCLA ranks tenth in the Times of London Higher Education World Reputation Rankings, twelfth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and fifth in the U.S. by Washington Monthly. The National Research Council ranks forty of its graduate and doctoral research programs among its top ten.

To enable these accomplished students, faculty, and staff to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge for the benefit of global society, the UCLA Library is re-envisioning how it is acquired, synthesized, and shared across academic audiences and with the public. It was among the first academic libraries to develop subject-specialist librarians and to launch a program to enhance students’ research skills. Its Special Collections pioneered the acquisition by public institutions of rare and unique books, children’s literature, pulp and detective fiction, works by or about women and minorities, screenplays, architectural plans, and Los Angeles-related materials and today leads the way in collecting archival resources in digital format such as emails and manuscripts. It has launched innovative data management services and an affordable course materials initiative that have served as models for other libraries.

The Library serves UCLA students, faculty, and staff whenever and wherever they need its resources and expertise. Reconfigured, high-tech spaces and services in its ten campus libraries enable users and librarians to explore and work with print and digital materials collaboratively or individually, pursue new lines of inquiry, and develop new pedagogical approaches as well as novel forms of scholarship. More than 3.5 million people visit annually, while an additional 3.4 million visitors enter online through its virtual front doors.

Whether on campus or online, the Library forms the intellectual heart of UCLA, a hub for cutting-edge discovery, scholarship, and instruction.

Description of Unit
The UCLA Law Library serves the Law School faculty and students as their basic library and study resource for teaching and research. There are approximately 1,200 law students, approximately 100 full and part-time faculty, and more than 120 Law School staff. The school has a varied and demanding curriculum, highly productive faculty, an extensive clinical and externship program and a co-curricular program that includes an active Moot Court program and 15 law reviews. The Law Library also supplies the legal literature resources for other UCLA faculty, students, and staff with a need for such materials. Heavy use of the Law Library is made by members of the UCLA community and members of the bar.

The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus. It currently has a staff of 18 librarians and 14 staff personnel, as well as many part-time student employees. It contains over 600,000 bound volumes and documents and over 30,000 microforms. The administration of the Law Library is headed by the Director of the Law Library, who reports to the Dean of the School of Law. The day-to-day functions of the Library have been divided into four sections: Reference and Research Services, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, and Access and Information Services. The Bibliographic Services department staff have extensive interaction with the other departments of the Law Library, and also interact with faculty, students and other Law School personnel. In cooperation with the University Library system, the Law Library is heavily involved in automation with acquisitions and cataloging functions handled through the Voyager system. The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy at

Under federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States as established by providing documents specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Employment is contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

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