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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategies Librarian
The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an innovative, engaged, collaborative individual to serve in the newly created role of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategies Librarian.  The DEIA Strategies Librarian will play a leadership role in the Libraries’ ongoing efforts to further develop and enhance our DEIA strategic action plan and to foster initiatives to build awareness, knowledge, and skills across the organization in diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging with a focus on serving the diverse needs of our users.  We seek to create an inclusive and welcoming experience for all students, faculty, staff, researchers, and community visitors who use our physical and online spaces.  Our goal is to ensure that our services, collections, and resources reflect the Libraries’ and the University’s commitment to DEIA values and meet the needs of our highly diverse student population.  The DEIA Strategies Librarian will also guide our strategic efforts for campus community engagement, collaborative research, and critical assessment of library collections and services. 
Our philosophy in the UCI Libraries is that every employee has a role and responsibility to play in supporting DEIA.  The DEIA Strategies Librarian, reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, will work collaboratively with library leaders and all employees throughout the organization to promote an equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist framework for current and future externally focused library policies, procedures, services, and spaces.  As a member of the Libraries’ Leadership Council, the DEIA Strategies Librarian will participate in planning and reviewing ongoing and new library initiatives with a focus on DEIA values. The DEIA Strategies Librarian will also promote and support the Libraries’ efforts to turn outwards and engage with external stakeholders via liaison activities, to listen and learn from our diverse community, and to ground library work in the Libraries’ Diversity Action Plan, https://diversity.lib.uci.edu/diversity-statement-and-plan, and the UCI community’s shared Commitment to Inclusive Excellence, https://www.uci.edu/diversity/. The incumbent is also part of a cohort of subject librarians, participating in general reference and instruction as needed, and may be assigned permanent or interim subject liaison responsibilities depending on interests, background, and library needs.
Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
At the heart of University of California, Irvine’s academic community, the UCI Libraries plays a vital role in enabling our outstanding students, faculty and researchers to create new knowledge, develop lifelong learning skills, and make meaningful contributions to society.  We value innovation and collaboration, and we are committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment is described in our Diversity Statement and Plan, https://diversity.lib.uci.edu/diversity-statement-and-plan.  The UCI Libraries received the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity (LEAD) Award from Insight Into Diversity, https://www.insightintodiversity.com/  magazine, a leader in advancing best practices in DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) in higher education. The Libraries’ physical spaces consist of the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. 

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles and located on the homelands of the Acjachemen and Tongva peoples, (https://diversity.lib.uci.edu/land-acknowledgement).  Founded in 1965, UCI has over 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 1,800 faculty and staff.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  Over 50% of UCI’s bachelor’s degrees are awarded to first generation college students.  The University is committed to serving students from all backgrounds as demonstrated by UCI’s Black Thriving Initiative, (https://inclusion.uci.edu/uci-black-thriving-initiative/) and its designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), and a Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), (https://inclusion.uci.edu/msi/).  The New York Times ranks UCI as the #1 college doing the most for the American Dream, and U.S. News and Report ranks UCI among the top ten public universities in the nation.  The University offers graduate degrees in more than 100 academic disciplines and interdisciplinary programs in addition to the M.D. and J.D. 
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements. Librarians at UCI are academic appointees. Non-managerial librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.
The full position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at https://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries-experience/academic-staff-positions with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information. 
Apply via UCI AP Recruit at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08843
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales.  Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $61,920 - $92,345. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and salary point at appointment. See Table for Represented Librarians at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KuPgUoTK1BqIcXLTZ_3zSmLzVUA83Hev/view?usp=sharing.
Applications received by March 7, 2024 will receive first consideration.
The University of California, Irvine 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.
Position: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Strategies Librarian
Organization: University of California, Irvine Libraries
Location: Irvine,  CA 
United States
Salary: $61,920 - $92,345
Posting Start Date: 2/8/2024
Date Posted: 2/8/2024
Requirements Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or a combination of relevant experience and advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated ability and success with developing and implementing programs introducing innovative diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility approaches to the workplace, community, and/or profession. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of difference, privilege, and power, and ability to foster constructive dialogue with different campus constituencies to ensure an inclusive environment.
  • Strong program and project management skills for working cross-functionally towards transformative progress.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as effectiveness in balancing and completing multiple assignments and projects.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness within the UCI Libraries and the campus.
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.
  • Five or more years of experience supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in a leadership role in a professional setting.
  • Experience with the academic research process and the role of libraries in a university setting.
  • Experience with change management.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and motivational skills.
Status: This listing expires on: 4/8/2024
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University of California, Irvine Libraries
550 B Langson Library

Irvine,  CA 92697
United States
(949) 824-8301
Nancy Abdelmalak