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Social Sciences Librarian
Social Sciences Librarian
Position overview
Position title: Social Sciences Librarian
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,116 - $92,074.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: This position is a member of the Professional Librarians Unit (LX) and is represented by the https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/lx/about.html. The initial appointment will be a full-time appointment. Non-temporary appointments to the Librarian Series at UCSC are offered as potential career or career status as appropriate (see Article 4 D. Terms of Service of the https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/lx/contract.html. In accordance with policy, the selected candidate will undergo the Librarian Peer Review process where their performance will be reviewed and assessed. The Librarian Peer Review outcomes will determine the candidate’s suitability to receive career status and to move through the ranks.
Application Window
Open date: January 26, 2023
Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jan 26, 2024 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.
Position Description
The https://library.ucsc.edu/ at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Social Sciences Librarian. The Social Sciences Librarian will join a growing team of librarians seeking to understand and respond to changing user needs and objectives within an equity and inclusion framework. Under the direction of the Head of Learning, Research & Engagement, the Social Sciences Librarian will support the library's strategic priorities related to student success, teaching/learning, research, and scholarly communication in the social sciences. The library supports flexible work arrangements including schedules that combine on-campus and remote work.
For this position, we seek a user-focused individual with a teaching and learning mindset to lead the library in envisioning its role in support of social science research, teaching, and learning. The library has established social sciences support through our research consultation services, author services, Special Collections & Archives, and the University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, and looks to this position to identify new opportunities and pathways for engaging with social science students, faculty, and researchers. We welcome candidates who are seeking to launch a career in social science librarianship and/or established librarians seeking professional growth.
The Social Sciences Librarian will serve as the library’s liaison to the https://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/ and, as such, will: lead the library in developing a clear understanding of the research, curricular, and scholarly communication practices and needs in the division; set a strategy for library support of social-sciences-related teaching and learning; and spearhead efforts to communicate and engage with the division on behalf of the library. This vision for the work of this position will be shaped by the research and curricular needs of the division as identified by the incumbent through their user-focused research and direct engagement with students, faculty, and campus stakeholders.
As a member of the library’s Learning, Research & Engagement department, the incumbent will contribute to departmental services and projects and collaborate closely with colleagues across the library. The Social Sciences Librarian will be expected to participate on relevant library project teams, UC system-wide committees, and professional organizations.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the basic qualifications listed below (and in the section titled Qualifications):
• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree OR a master’s degree in a social science or related discipline, including education or psychology. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered);
• Experience developing student learning outcomes, lesson plans, and learning objects as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework;
• Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating inclusive and antiracist learning environments;
• Experience managing/leading a project, group project, or program.
In addition, applicants with any combination of the following preferred qualifications or experiences are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that the successful candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all of the preferred qualifications/experiences listed below:
• Experience conducting user research to better understand/identify user needs;
• Experience teaching undergraduates and/or graduate students, developing online learning objects (e.g., tutorials, videos, assignments, etc.), and assessing learning outcomes;
• Ability to consult with students/researchers on library resources and research strategies for social science disciplines; Experience developing and assessing services to support or enhance research, teaching, and/or scholarship;
• Experience developing and assessing services to support or enhance research, teaching, and/or scholarship;
• Experience creating inclusive and antiracist learning environments;
• Knowledge of information literacy principles and applications of the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education;
• Knowledge of social science information sources including government, legal, and industry information sources and social science statistics and data;
• Knowledge of social science research methods and scholarly communication practices including open access, open educational resources (OER), and research data management;
• Undergraduate or graduate degree or equivalent training/work experience in a social science discipline.
UCSC values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share these values. UCSC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. To be considered, candidates must understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education, and, through education, teaching, research, professional activity, and/or creative practice, demonstrate effective strategies that support the success of underrepresented groups in creative, professional, and/or scholarly fields. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the librarian review process.
The successful candidate will become a member of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement. More information can be found at the https://lauc.ucop.edu/.
Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, the campus, and the University Library. If interested, please register using the links provided:
• Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 from noon – 1:00 pm PT (https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AfTcoR_0SuSOuRG29YxSCQ)
• Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PT (https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xCOcR1YpS5G8dGMKp17V-Q)
The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for this position. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript.
Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Katharin Peter, Head of Learning, Research & Engagement (kapeter@ucsc.edu).
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
University Library: https://library.ucsc.edu/
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree OR a master’s degree in a social science or related discipline, including education or psychology. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.
• Experience developing student learning outcomes, lesson plans, and learning objects as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework.
• Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating inclusive and antiracist learning environments.
• Experience managing/leading a project, group project, or program.
Application Requirements
Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume.
• Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position, including how you meet the position’s advertised basic qualifications.
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.htmlhttps://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
Reference requirements
• 3-5 required (contact information only)
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/3843056
Help contact: kapeter@ucsc.edu
Campus Information
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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.
UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy#page=44, Section II.C. of the https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy#page=13 for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy#page=51. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/services
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Job location
Santa Cruz, California.
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Position: Social Sciences Librarian
Organization: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz,  CA 
United States
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Date Posted: 1/31/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 4/1/2023
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University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz,  CA 95064
United States
Katharin Peter