Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian-Davis, CA

Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian

University of California, Davis, University Library


The University of California, Davis, University Library invites applications for the position of Special Collections Instruction and Outreach Librarian who will be responsible for the design and implementation of innovative library services and education programs that enhance access to and understanding of a broad range of rare book, manuscript, archival, and digital materials.  The successful candidate will promote access and use of unique and primary source material in support of teaching and research by the UC Davis and broader communities; plan and implement outreach opportunities in collaboration with other library units and programs; provide direction in the design, delivery, and assessment of innovative methods of teaching with special collections; develop online and physical exhibits; facilitate donor relations; and act as the Special Collection Department’s lead on social media and related communications.

Required Qualifications

Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent.
Minimum two years of experience in an academic special collections library or museum setting with significant responsibilities in education and reference.
Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in current practices and emerging trends relating to the operation of a special collections or museum.
Demonstrated understanding and ability to determine information and research needs of a wide-range of users including students and faculty to effectively develop and deliver responsive services using a variety of tools.
Demonstrated experience organizing, planning, and managing projects and workflows with changing workload requirements and deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and creatively with multiple constituencies in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to speak to a wide range of audiences, such as faculty, students, scholars, donors, development staff, alumni, and the general public.
Demonstrated experience in marketing and outreach for educational services, such as websites, exhibitions and/or public programming.
Demonstrated evidence of the ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.

Preferred Qualifications

Second master’s degree in the humanities or social sciences.
Demonstrated experience using social media tools to teach with or meaningfully disseminate information on digital and other collections.
Demonstrated experience with a broad range of academic subjects utilizing or promoting special collections materials.
Experience with or demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging educational technologies.
Experience writing and applying for grants.
Familiarity with copyright and privacy issues.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

Salary:  Assistant Librarian to Associate Librarian ($47,722 – $67,509)

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visithttp://lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/about/jobs/

Candidates applying by January 6, 2016, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.