Assistant Program Director & Research Services Coordinator

Reference & Research Advisory Services Program

The University of California San Diego Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and flexible professional to join the Library as Assistant Program Director and Research Services Coordinator for the Reference & Research Advisory Services Program. The Library is committed to supporting academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University and the Library

With 34,000 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research at the undergraduate, graduate, professional school and postdoctoral levels. For more than a decade, UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report and for the third year in a row as the 14th best university in the world by the Center for World-Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2015, for the sixth consecutive year, UC San Diego was ranked 1st in the nation by the Washington Monthly's College Guide based on the positive impact the university has had on the country in terms of enabling social mobility, research productivity and civic engagement.

The UC San Diego Library is committed to student learning and success; the advancement of digital services to bolster faculty research and data preservation; and active sustainability and community engagement efforts. The Library plays a vital role in the University's achievements and success and is continuously reimagining its portfolio of services, spaces, and resources to best meet the needs of the campus community. The Library's Academic Liaison Program provides academic outreach and information services in support of UC San Diego's teaching and research activities.

Reference & Research Services Program

The Reference & Research Advisory Services Program (RRAS) contributes to the UC San Diego Library's mission of providing world class resources to meet the evolving teaching, learning, and research needs of the UC San Diego campus. We actively participate in supporting and shaping discovery, engage in the co-production of knowledge, and enable Library users to become effective and efficient information consumers.

Now is an exciting time to join the UC San Diego Library as the Geisel Library Revitalization Initiative (GLRI) is underway. This initiative will transform the interior public spaces of the campus' main library into modern, technology-rich spaces, ensuring that it will continue to serve as a high-caliber, cutting-edge campus resource. RRAS will contribute significantly towards this transformation. We are especially excited about how new spaces and services will be organized into user-focused zones, and how RRAS can positively influence the design of the service zones on the two main floors plus the development of a new Center for Digital Scholarship. Integral to this revitalization effort, we plan to expand our services, including Data, GIS, and Digital Humanities, to more effectively and efficiently respond to current and emerging scholarly trends.

About the Position

This new position has been created to help RRAS expand service offerings to meet current and changing user needs as well as contemporary research and scholarship demands. The successful candidate will be forward thinking and will play a significant role in the GLRI. The person in this position will contribute towards the vision, space design, and development of service offerings and forthcoming initiatives to provide a more cohesive and holistic environment for users, including establishing a Center for Digital Scholarship. They will serve on the RRAS Management Team and will identify, coordinate, and implement new service offerings, including expanding Data, GIS and Digital Humanities services. The incumbent will also serve as a coordinator for the Program on select projects, initiatives, task groups, and pilots, proactively collaborating and interacting with other Library programs. In addition, they will play an important supervisory role in managing, overseeing, and guiding the activities of a creative group of librarians and staff in Data Services, GIS, Digital Humanities, and Maps.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assists Program Director in setting and meeting program goals, and helps plan, create, implement, and administer program-wide services, policies, and procedures
  • Serves on the program's management team responsible for making decisions on program strategy, budgeting, resources, and staffing needs
  • Collaborates with programs across the Library and externally to coordinate, plan, and implement innovative services to meet evolving academic research interests
  • Provides leadership, oversight, and strategies for expanding Data, GIS, and Digital Humanities services to support current and emerging user needs
  • Supervises the Data Librarian, the GIS Librarian, the Map Librarian, and the Digital Humanities Specialist
  • Contributes significantly to developing the vision, service design, and forthcoming services related to digital scholarship
  • Provides reference, research assistance, and instruction as needed
  • Acts on behalf of the program director in their absence

Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. Librarians at UC San Diego are non-Senate academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.

The UC San Diego Library is committed to supporting the University's rich and diverse academic environment inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological, ability, and ethnic backgrounds. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to contribute professionally with scholarly publications and/or presentations and through active participation in professional organizations.

  • Salary: Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales.
  • Closing Date: Application consideration begins March 06, 2017.
  • To Apply: For full consideration, please submit applications to:

Please provide the following:

  • A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
  • A resume of education and relevant experience
  • The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
  • A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at:

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Master's Degree

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