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Research Librarian for Biological Sciences
Research Librarian for Biological Sciences
 
The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented Research Librarian for Biological Sciences to serve as liaison to the School of Biological Sciences which includes the following four departments:  Neurobiology and Behavior; Developmental and Cell Biology; Molecular Biology and Biochemistry; and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  The incumbent will also work closely with the Libraries’ Health Sciences librarians in providing instruction and reference consultations, as appropriate, to faculty and students in the College of Health Sciences.  The incumbent will also serve as the liaison to the Campuswide Honors Collegium. 
 
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 the 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.  See 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 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 (located at the UCI Medical Center in Orange, CA).
 
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 an 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/JPF08962
 
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience based on the University of California pay scales.  Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant or Associate 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 July 24, 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: Research Librarian for Biological Sciences
Organization: University of California, Irvine Libraries
Location: Irvine,  CA 
United States
Salary: $61,920 - $92,345
Posting Start Date: 7/3/2024
Date Posted: 7/3/2024
Requirements Qualifications
Required:
  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
  • Educational background and/or library experience in the biological sciences or life sciences; or experiences applicable to biological sciences or life sciences librarianship like reference consultations, instruction, and/or collection development.
  • Ability to provide effective reference and instruction in the biological sciences.
  • Understanding of the key issues in biological sciences collection development.
  • Strong interest in working with students and faculty.
  • Commitment to user-centered library services.
  • Strong interest in how libraries can support open access and data management policies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  •  Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within UCI Libraries and the campus.
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.
 Preferred:
  • Experience working on systematic reviews.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and trends within the biological sciences/life sciences disciplines.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience performing reference, instruction and/or collection development in the life or health sciences.
  • Understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of biological sciences in areas like research and health sciences.
  • Experience managing or leading projects.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/1/2024
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Name:
University of California, Irvine Libraries
Address:
550 B LANGSON LIBRARY

Irvine,  CA 92697
United States
Email:
nancy.a@uci.edu
Phone:
(949) 824-8301
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Contact:
Nancy Abdelmalak