Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Outreach and Acade

Posted to IASSIST on: 2008-12-15

Employer: University of California, Santa Barbara

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The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California System, invites applications and nominations for an Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Outreach and Academic Services. The successful candidate must be innovative, creative, energetic, and self motivated. Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL provides administrative and programmatic leadership in shaping and guiding the design, delivery, and assessment of library services offered to students and faculty. The AUL works with the University Librarian and other colleagues to reinforce the critical importance of the library through a comprehensive marketing and advocacy program. The AUL must possess a clear understanding of the application of emerging technologies to advance the library’s ongoing role in shaping the University’s teaching, learning, and research mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The AUL for Outreach and Academic Services will:

  • Provide vision and leadership for an array of outreach initiatives; direct the work of a team of librarians delivering services through social networking tools, immersive environments, Web 2.0 applications, and other emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate comprehensive marketing and advocacy program; work with Department Heads to find new ways to integrate the library on campus and in the classroom; partner with library units on communications and promotional strategies; develop and manage the library brand.
  • Coordinate assessment efforts, including the use of surveys, focus groups, interviews, LibQUAL+, and other tools.
  • Provider leadership for an ongoing, iterative, and user-centered process of program development and facilities management, which embraces planning models open to involvement by faculty and students across campus.
  • Provide leadership in the renovation of existing library space and any future building projects; coordinate multipurpose user spaces; curate and capture cultural, artistic, and academic displays, events, and scholarly input.
  • Build campus partnerships to form alliances with campus units and student organizations, including oversight of the Library Student Advisory Council.
  • Develop and maintain the library website, working with the Library Web Programmer and the Library Website Design team; oversee digital media projects.
  • Design and lead the development of instructional technology initiatives such as web tutorials, online subject guides, virtual tours, applications for course management systems and other tools in the support of the curriculum.
  • Incorporate empathic design, human factors, and usability into the organizational culture.

Required - ALA accredited MLS, minimum 7 years of increasing responsibility in an academic library. Experience with quantitative and qualitative metrics. Experience with web design and development. Supervisory experience. Team leading experience. Knowledge of and experience with instructional technology and emerging social web technologies. Ability to functional in and promote a collaborative working environment while also providing effective leadership. Solid record of working with all levels of library personnel, as well as students and faculty. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in digital libraries, collaborative technologies, learning spaces, and scholarly communication.

Preferred - Applied knowledge of user experience design philosophy. Strong record of professional involvement, scholarly publication and presentations. Familiarity with applied ethnographic research design. Experience with photo and video editing. Proven evidence of creativity or creative solutions. Experience with strategic planning. Experience with campus wide projects or planning.

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