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Data Services and Technology Librarian

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University of California

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DATA SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN APPLY NOW TO DATA SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN

Job #JPF03556

* UNIVERSITY LIBRARY - GENERAL LIBRARY

RECRUITMENT PERIOD

Open date: February 9th, 2018

Next review date: March 9th, 2018

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: April 6th, 2018

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

Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian Associate Librarian ($49,165 $77,371)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application deadline for first consideration: March 9, 2018

This is a 2-year temporary position.

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.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is funded through a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the Regional Medical Library (RML) functions administratively as a division of the Biomedical Library. The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health, by providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and by improving the public s access to health information. The Pacific Southwest Region (PSR) of the NNLM includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific. The RML facilitates resource sharing and cooperative projects among a network of nearly 600 libraries in this region, including academic medical libraries, hospital and healthcare organization libraries, and a growing number of public libraries with consumer health collections. The NNLM staff provides outreach programs, often in partnership with network libraries and other organizations in the region, to assist health professionals who have no direct affiliation with a health sciences library, and consumers who are seeking sources of reliable health information. Outreach activities include exhibits at conferences, classes in health information access, referrals to network libraries, and demonstrations of NLM databases and resources, including PubMed/MEDLINE, MedlinePlus, and ClinicalTrials.gov.

Position Duties

Reporting to the NNLM PSR Associate Director, the Data Services and Technology Librarian will be one member of a team of three outreach librarians, who is responsible for the following duties:

* Oversees needs assessment and program development to increase support for big data initiatives, such as skills in creating data management plans and helping scientific researchers find appropriate data repositories.

* Oversees NNLM PSR website structure and content, and ensures that resources included on the website are compliant with requirements in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

* Provides information and consultation on NNLM PSR funding opportunities and proposal preparation, solicits funding applications from Network members, and monitors progress of ongoing awards.

* Develops in-person and online workshops and training sessions to promote awareness and use of NLM and National Institute of Health (NIH) resources and tools in the research and academic community.

* Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NNLM PSR target populations, and submits workshop proposals aimed at providing education about NLM and NIH resources.

* Contributes information via the NNLM PSR blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and website to promote current awareness in data management and NLM resources and tools.

* Assists as needed with other NNLM PSR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.

Required Qualifications

* ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).

* Knowledge and/or experience with big data, data management support, and data repositories.

* Knowledge and/or experience with Drupal website platform and Section 508 compliance policies.

* Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs.

* Proficiency with NLM resources, such as PubMed.

* Strong teaching skills and demonstrated experience creating instructional materials.

* Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

* Willingness to travel throughout the Pacific Southwest Region.

Desired qualifications

* Experience in academic libraries.

* Course work in medical librarianship.

* Experience with content management systems, blog software, and web page editing packages.

* Experience using social media.

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

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University of California
Website : http://universityofcalifornia.edu

Company Profile
The University of California opened its doors in 1869 with just 10 faculty members and 38 students. Today, the UC system includes more than 238,000 students and more than 190,000 faculty and staff, with more than 1.7 million alumni living and working around the world. For almost 150 years, UC has expanded the horizons of what we know about ourselves and our world. Our campuses are routinely ranked among the best in the world, but our reach extends beyond campus borders. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni exchange ideas, make advancements and unlock the secrets and mysteries of the universe every day. They engage with their local governments, serve California schools, protect the environment and push the boundaries of space.

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