The Water Resources Collections and Archives, University of California
Riverside, is seeking a creative, dynamic librarian to assume responsibility
for further development of digital initiatives and technical services
functions of the WRCA. The WRCA is a world class collection of unique current
and historical information about water resources in California and the West.
WRCA provides services in support of UCR's academic programs; as well as
information services to all other campuses in the University of California
system; and to the California water community. The Water Resources Collections
and Archives is both an archives and a library that is recognized throughout
the United States as the premier collection of its kind.
Reporting to the Director and Department Head of the WRCA the successful
candidate will be responsible for expanding and managing the existing digital
content of the collection (eScholarship, Web Archiving Service, Encoded
Archival Description, e.g.); managing the technical services functions of the
collection, including engaging directly in the cataloging of materials that
require original cataloging, and working collaboratively with the UCR Metadata
and Technical Services Department. Additional responsibilities include
participating in collection development; providing public and research
services to a diverse clientele; and processing archival collections or
supervising support staff in all of the functions mentioned above. Currently a
digital platform is being considered by the Libraries to enhance state-wide,
national, and international access to these unique resources. Under the
general supervision of the WRCA Director and Department Head, specific
* Maintain, manage, and expand existing WRCA digital content using ContentDM and eScholarship or similar technologies.
* Maintain and expand WRCA's online collection guides in the Online Archive of California (OAC) and create and upload digital content as needed.
* Maintain knowledge of new digital and preservation initiatives within UC and nationally and adopt, if appropriate, for use by WRCA.
* Use current cataloging standards (AACR2/RDA) as interpreted by the Library of Congress and assign subject access utilizing LC Subject Headings to catalog original digital material using ContentDM.
* Serve as a resource for the UCR cataloging department as needed and respond to inquiries about WRCA's unique classification scheme and/or other cataloging questions pertaining to print publications.
* Participate with the Director and Department Head in collection development by identifying new material to be acquired for the current collection and collaborating in identifying archival materials to be acquired.
* Participate in the provision of reference and research services, which may include in-person reference desk service, research appointments, and digital reference, instruction and orientation classes.
* Manage and participate in processing archival collections as needed according to accepted processing standards and create and edit Encoded Archival Description (EAD) files.
* Oversee student personnel in a variety of tasks.
* Work collaboratively with the Director and Department Head, other library department heads, librarians and staff on cross-departmental projects and planning.
* ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree;
* Minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible library experience;
* Minimum of 1 year previous experience in cataloging original materials using AACR2, LC Subject Headings and MARC coding; working with an integrated library system and with a national bibliographic utility (i.e. OCLC, RLIN);
* Excellent understanding of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to information management and meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers;
* Demonstrated experience with digitization projects, metadata, and related standards;
* Working knowledge of archival processing and creation and editing of EAD files;
* Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail;
* Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
* Ability to work effectively, independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
Experience in project management, supervision, providing reference and
research services in an academic or special library setting, and working with
an integrated library information system experience in collection development,
working with blogs, wikis and social networking sites; interest in or
knowledge of California water infrastructure. Clear evidence of flexibility
and collegiality. UCR librarians are members 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. This
position is represented by the University Council - American Federation of
**Salary and Benefits**
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of
$48,504 - $62,220 Appointment at Assistant Librarian II to Associate Librarian
V rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent retirement
system, health, and vacation benefits.
Position available immediately. For priority consideration respond by July 15,
2012. Position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a
letter discussing interest and relevant experience, a current resume, and
contact information for at least three professional references. Submit
materials to: David Rios, Director of Library Personnel, University of
California, Riverside, University Libraries, P.O. Box 5900, Riverside, CA
92517, or fax to (951) 827-2255 or e-mail to [log in to unmask]
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
**About The UCR Libraries**
The University of California, Riverside Libraries serves as the information
commons and intellectual center within the University. The Libraries is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). The Library System is
currently comprised of 4 libraries: the main library, Tomas Rivera, (serving
the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, the School of Education,
and the School of Business Management); the Raymond L. Orbach Science Library
(serving primarily the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences and the
College of Engineering, and the Division of Biomedical Sciences); the Music
Library and the Multimedia Library. The Libraries' collections include 3.3
million volumes, 97,000 serial titles, including access to over 94,000
electronic journals and more than 2,300,000 microformats. Among the unique
collections of the UCR Libraries are the world class Eaton Collection of
Science Fiction and Fantasy; the Ezra Pound Collection; the Paraguay
Collection; the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian; the Paul Chou
Collection of Chinese history and culture, and the Tuskegee Airmen Archive.
Information about the UCR Libraries and access to its electronic resources are
provided through the Library's Homepage at: http://library.ucr.edu.
Founded in 1957, WRCA collects and provides access to contemporary and
historical information on all aspects of water resources development in
California and the West, along with a number of national and international
materials. WRCA collections include over 200,000 cataloged items, 200
manuscript collections, 60,000 photographs (black & white and aerial), maps,
videos and legal material. The collection serves a statewide and diverse
clientele including UC faculty, students and staff, other research
universities, water management agencies, and the general public. WRCA is part
of the UC Riverside Libraries and is jointly funded by the UC Riverside
College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) and UCR Libraries. WRCA
was moved from the UC Berkeley campus to the UC Riverside campus in January
2011. Additional information about WRCA is available at:
http://library.ucr.edu/wrca/. WRCA staff currently consists of one full-time
librarian position and student personnel. WRCA operations include acquisition
of new materials in print and digital format and acquisition of manuscript
collections, cataloging (original and copy), processing manuscript and
pictorial collections, providing research assistance, performing outreach,
fundraising and continuing to expand its digital collections and initiatives.
WRCA is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and providing access to its
collections of printed materials, manuscripts, photographs, and other
materials in a variety of formats.
**About The University Of California, Riverside Campus and Community**
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) is one of ten campuses of the
University of California, generally recognized as the preeminent public
university system in the world. The 1200-acre, park-like campus is located 60
miles east of Los Angeles and 50 miles west of Palm Springs. The University of
California, Riverside, strongly committed to diversity
(http://chancellor.ucr.edu/documents/community.pdf), is experiencing rapid
growth in graduate programs, research, and professional schools. UCR is a
Carnegie Research Extensive land-grant university and its many specialized
research centers and institutes such as UC Mexus, Center for Social and
Behavioral Science Research, Center for Ideas and Society, and Center for
Nanoscale Science and Engineering, contribute to a dynamic environment. The
City of Riverside (pop. 300,000) and the surrounding communities of Southern
California (Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Temecula wine country, Palm Springs,
etc.) offer a variety of cultural, intellectual, and recreational activities.
The community has always enthusiastically supported and encouraged the growth
and development of the campus. Riverside enjoys a moderate cost of living and
offers one of the best housing values in California.
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