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Job: Digital Services Librarian at University of California, Berkeley

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Digital Services Librarian
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley

 The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

Hiring range: Associate Librarian I - Associate Librarian III - Temporary
Status

$53,116 - $59,119 per annum, based on qualifications

The position is a temporary, 3 year appointment commencing with date of hire.
It is funded by the California Department of Public Health and subject to
renewal if funding is available.

  
The University of California, Berkeley seeks a versatile, creative, and
technology-savvy librarian with a background in a public health-related field
to lead and maintain the Public Health Library's contract digital and web
services. The librarian will also participate in providing public services and
conducting public health-related literature searches.

  
The Environment

  
The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching
facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly
diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus
community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a
faculty of 1,500. The UC Berkeley Library is a leader in the investigation and
implementation of advanced digital library services. Areas of current work
include scalable digital library system architectures, developing efficient
methods for creating digital library content, the long-term preservation of
digital materials, and standards for digital objects, digitization, and
archival collection descriptions. The Web Publishing Group (WPG) supports
digital library activities by providing managerial and technical analysis,
writing programs to create digital content, writing, enhancing, and
maintaining tools to publish, create, and manage digital objects, and training
staff for projects that add content to our digital library. The Library
Applications & Publishing Group (LAP) provides technical support for the
Library, including developing, purchasing and/or supporting all types of
hardware platforms and software applications. LAP has primary responsibility
for supporting and building UC Berkeley Library's Integrated Library System
(ILS), Digital Library, and web presence.

  
The Sheldon Margen Public Health Library is a subject specialty library of The
Library of the University of California, Berkeley. It serves the campus
community, particularly the faculty, staff, and students of the School of
Public Health, as well as the staff of the California Department of Public
Health and two agencies of California Environmental Protection Agency which
are provided library services by contract arrangement with the University. It
also serves the general public. Contract services are provided via a website
and web portal. The library has a collection of approximately 107,000 volumes
and receives 300 print serial titles. More information about the library is
available at: http://www.lib.berkeley/edu/PUBL/.

  
Responsibilities

  
Under the general direction of the Head of the Public Health Library and the
Head of Library Applications and Publishing, the Digital Services Librarian
will be responsible for managing the Public Health Library's enterprise IT
services (40%) and engaging in instructional design and outreach to the Public
Health community (60%). The management of IT services includes oversight of
content and design, as well as close collaboration with University Library IT
to ensure that the web services are in compliance with security, service
continuity and service quality standards. The position will also serve a
digital instruction role, creating and maintaining web content including
digital learning objects and engaging in outreach efforts with Public Health
patrons and communities. The position is also responsible for monitoring best
practices and trends in emerging technologies and will proactively research,
recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to
match user needs. With the Public Health Library's other academic staff, the
librarian will share in the responsibility for providing reference service,
conducting instruction sessions, and performing public health-related
literature searches for contract state agency health professionals. In
addition, the librarian will assist in the Document Delivery unit and help
with providing library services to other clientele.

  
UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning
and governance, to work effectively in a shared decision-making environment,
and to be active professionally. Professional contributions beyond the primary
responsibilities are required for advancement in the Librarian series. The
successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions.

  
Qualifications

  
Basic Qualifications:

. MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school at time of
application

Additional Qualifications:

Required

  
Subject expertise or library experience in a public health-related field

Web coding and programming experience such as PHP, ASP, Perl, JavaScript, CSS

Experience working in interactive digital learning environments and with
collaborative tools such as Adobe Connect, WebEx, GoToMeeting, ReadyTalk

Demonstrated experience providing instructional and reference services
including the creation of online tutorials, surveys, or guides

Demonstrated ability to learn new technology tools/skills

Demonstrated understanding of instructional design concepts, especially in an
online environment

Sound understanding of web accessibility issues and familiarity with
accessibility standards and validation tools

Strong commitment to excellence in public service and improving the user
experience

Evidence of professional initiative, flexibility, and problem-solving skills

Outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work
independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff,
students, and colleagues

Preferred:

  
Experience using Inmagic DB/TextWorks or Web Publisher Pro

Experience with e-learning management systems such as Canvas, Sakai, Moodle

Experience with integrating new technologies into the delivery of information
service

Understanding of traditional PC/Mac and Mobile operating systems including
Windows, Macintosh, iOS and Android platforms

Understanding of the role of client and enterprise information technology in
the design and delivery of digital information service

A demonstrated skillset that includes digital content creation and management
tools

Experience managing information technology services in an academic setting

Familiarity with the standards and best-practices in IT security, service
management and continuity planning

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the
support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates
who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural
diversity.

  
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by
an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of
Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit. Librarians are
entitled to appropriate professional leave, two days per month of vacation
leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-
faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system
and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance
plans in addition to other benefits.

  
DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by March 17,
2014.

  
Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00357.
Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of
qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience,
and the names and contact information of three references who are
knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position.

  
Send inquiries to:

  
Susan E. Wong

Director, Library Human Resources

Library Human Resources Department

110 Doe Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

Phone: (510) 642-3778

Email: [log in to unmask]

  
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer



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