UC San Diego Library is seeking creative, strategic and collaborative applicants for the position of Associate University Librarian, Learning and User Experience (AUL, LUE). Reporting directly to the University Librarian and working with a team of senior leaders, program directors and staff, this role is charged with providing leadership for the Library’s and of the University’s vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. The successful candidate will be a leader for connecting Library strategic priorities with campus initiatives and possess expertise in learning support and design of physical, service, and digital user experiences for the Library’s academic support mission. Ideal candidates bring a commitment to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across the Library and University.
The AUL, LUE leads the Library’s strategic priorities to support student and faculty success in learning and research at UC San Diego and to advance digital and physical Library experiences/spaces as a destination for scholarship and the academic community. The AUL, LUE is a leader of and participant in the Library’s matrixed advisory structure which supports cross-program and library-wide communication, collaboration and initiatives. Working closely with senior Library and campus leaders, the AUL, LUE leads the design and delivery of physical and digital user services, learning services and academic engagement with campus departments and divisions. Additionally, the AUL, LUE has an active role in strategic planning and development activities across the Library and coordinates with other UC San Diego offices focused on learning, research and the student and faculty experience.
Working with a team of program directors, the AUL, LUE is responsible for leading the design and implementation of physical and digital user services/experiences in support of student and faculty success, fostering information literacy across the Library and UC San Diego campus and ensuring that the Library serves the academic divisions and departments across campus. Through these efforts, the AUL, LUE will support Library strategic priorities including student and faculty success, research and learning support, a place for community, and extension of the impact of research at UC San Diego.
The AUL, LUE will lead and support three programs: (1) Academic Engagement and Learning Services, (2) Spaces, Lending & Access, and (3) Technology and Digital Experience. Through collaboration across the Library, UC San Diego and the UC system and through direct leadership of programs focused on support of student and faculty success, the AUL will position the Library as a campus partner in supporting all stages of the academic experience and advancing University goals. The AUL will have an opportunity to lead new and restructured Library programs and foster connections across programs that will build a coherent suite of information public services and a flexible, responsive framework for continuous adaptation to user needs.
Additionally, to foster the best possible working and learning environment, all library staff at UC San Diego strive to cultivate a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. For more information, please review the UC San Diego Principles of Community [https://ucsd.edu/about/principles.html]. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/associations/index.html network.
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