Reference & Instruction Librarian – University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley
Reference & Instruction Librarian (50% time)
Environmental Design Library
Hiring Range:  Assistant Librarian III – Associate Librarian IV
$44,736 – $54,744 per annum, based on qualifications (full-time rate)

Under the general direction of the Head of the Environmental Design Library, this appointee will share responsibility for reference, bibliographic instruction and collection development.  The incumbent shares with other Environmental Design Library reference staff scheduled reference service providing general and specialized reference service in architecture, landscape architecture, and city, regional, and environmental planning.  In collaboration with the Architectural History and Planning and Landscape Librarians, develops and presents library instruction activities and resources, including Web documents.  The incumbent will help develop and manage print and electronic collections in architectural design, building science, construction and the practice of architecture, and serve as liaison to faculty and graduate students in these areas.

Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent degree.  Minimum two years recent experience in reference service, and either collection development or bibliographic instruction.  Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.  Familiarity with relevant print and electronic reference sources and well-developed online database searching skills.  Familiarity with Western European languages sufficient to provide effective reference work and collection development.  Strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.  Familiarity with the literature and practice of architecture or closely related discipline.

Preferred:  Subject expertise and/or coursework in architecture, landscape architecture, or city planning, or related fields. Familiarity with library resources in the professional practice of architecture.  Experience providing reference services in an academic, special, or research library.  Experience developing and providing bibliographic instruction to groups and individuals.  Expertise in Web document creation.

UCB librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, to be able to work comfortably in a shared decision-making environment, and to be active professionally.  Advancement in the librarian series is based in part on professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by June 30, 2007.

The desired start date for this position is September 1, 2007.

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 and imaginative 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).

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. UC has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits. Relocation assistance is provided.

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

Barbara Kornstein
Academic Personnel Specialist
Library Human Resources Department
110 The Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Or FAX to: 510-642-8675

Applications sent via e-mail preferred.

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

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