Job Opportunity: Instruction & Engagement Librarian, UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Department: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian to Librarian ($55,014 to $84,507)

Position Availability: Immediately

Application Deadline for first consideration: September 10, 2020

UCLA’s William Andrews Clark Memorial Library seeks an energetic, creative, culturally competent, and service-oriented professional to develop and administer an instruction and engagement program using the holdings and other resources of the Clark Library to support the teaching, research, and community engagement mission of the university. The incumbent will expand the use of the Clark Library beyond its existing audience and raise awareness of the Clark Library as a unique educational resource at UCLA for users from around the world.

Position Duties

Reporting to the Head Librarian of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the incumbent’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Coordinates the teaching program at the Clark, including overseeing class requests, scheduling classes in consultation and collaboration with other librarians, and monitoring technology and supplies in library class spaces
  • Takes a leading role in preparing and leading instruction sessions with primary sources, including evaluating and selecting materials, developing lesson plans, and collaborating with instructors on assignments and learning objectives
  • Works with faculty and other campus partners to strengthen instructional collaborations across the university, and integrate Clark collections and resources into new and existing classes and programs
  • Partners with students, instructors, and other librarians to enhance learning, teaching and research through critical engagement with library resources as well as emerging technologies, digital pedagogy and research methods
  • Works closely with public services colleagues to introduce new users to the Clark’s facilities, collections, and policies and procedures
  • Establishes user-focused public programs and services, including collaborating with Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies staff and other campus and external organizations to publicize and promote use of the collections through tours, exhibitions, presentations, and other creative public programming and engagement initiatives with audiences on campus, in Los Angeles, and beyond
  • Develops neighborhood-centered projects and programs by building and sustaining connections with local institutions, community organizations, and individuals
  • Contributes to the Clark’s social media program
  • Coordinates, collaborates on, and promotes Clark Library exhibitions and external loans
  • Identifies and develops primary source and reference holdings appropriate for Clark collecting areas in consultation with Clark Library colleagues
  • Develops reference guides to collections and reference resources for users
  • Promotes inclusive teaching practices and a commitment to accessibility in the development and delivery of services and programs
  • Participates actively in Center/Clark and campus committees
  • Engages with regional and national professional organizations and participates in ongoing professional development relevant to position responsibilities
  • Supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate students and interns
Description of Library and Institution

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, located ten miles from the UCLA campus in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, is a non-circulating research collection of some 110,000 books and manuscripts, specializing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century books (with a traditional strength in British studies), Oscar Wilde and the fin de siecle, the book arts (with an emphasis on California), and the history of Montana and the West. Part of UCLA since 1934, the Clark is administered by the Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies, a statewide ORU (Organized Research Unit) within UCLA’s College of Letters and Science. In addition to the UCLA academic community, the Clark Library serves students and faculty from neighboring institutions, visiting scholars, resident fellows, and the general public. The Center/Clark presents a wide range of public and academic programming, including conferences, lectures, concerts, and workshops.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply here: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05805

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