POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT, January 2016
University of California, Berkeley

The Library

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources

Salary based on qualifications. This is a full-time appointment available starting July 1, 2016. The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources. The AUL will provide vision and leadership in the development of scholarly resources and is responsible for the development and assessment of programs and services that enhance Berkeley’s rich resources and their use. Scholarly resources are broadly defined at Berkeley to include its library and archival collections, licensed digital resources, and formal scholarly communications. As a leader at UC Berkeley, the AUL works closely with faculty and library staff across the campus and University of California system.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation's premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries - including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premiere public universities. Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,500 undergraduate students, 10,400 graduate students, and 2,200 faculty. The Library has approximately 420 FTE employees and comprises 24 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections and resources budget of over $17 million, the Library offers access to scholarly resources in all formats and most languages, and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills. The Library is also a leader in scholarly communications, with programs supporting open access publishing, data management, and data licensing that are part of this AUL’s portfolio. The Library is committed to exploring and improving the production, dissemination, sharing, and use of all scholarly resources.

The Library engages in projects and collaborations with other research libraries around the world including the California Digital Library (CDL) and the other nine UC campus libraries. It is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), HathiTrust, and Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST). Berkeley manages the system- wide Northern Regional Library Facility (NRLF) for off-site storage, at the nearby Berkeley Global Campus.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the University Librarian and serving as a member of the Library leadership team, the AUL has the responsibility for strategic planning, service management, and program initiatives in the broad area of scholarly resources and communications in support of UC Berkeley’s academic programs. The AUL is a key participant in budgetary, assessment, and strategic planning activities.

Lead development and management of scholarly resources The AUL leads substantial collection and licensing programs and launches new resource access services and initiatives. The AUL works closely with campus faculty, including the Library Committee of the Academic Senate, on matters of development and stewardship of diverse collections and their equally diverse scholarly uses. The AUL also draws upon the expertise of library staff, the other UC Libraries, the California Digital Library, and the broader library community to set priorities and policies focused on resources development and preservation of resources in print and digital formats.

Lead a program to improve practices in scholarly communication The AUL serves as the primary spokesperson for scholarly communications and resources to faculty, students, and other library patrons. The AUL enables the success of librarians and staff who bring subject and functional expertise to the scholarly communication and resource development process. Inspired by new forms of scholarship and models of publishing, the AUL works with colleagues to identify promising trends and launch initiatives that encourage these new directions. The AUL will be responsible for a new and growing program led by the library to improve the dissemination, quality, and cost efficiency of scholarly communications.

Lead a cross-library program to develop and improve systematic assessment of resources and services The AUL sets priorities for and oversees the scholarly resources budget, establishes criteria of excellence for all aspects of providing access to resources, and coordinates and leads library-wide assessment activities (including, for example, acquisition, access, use, and preservation of resources as well as services supporting scholarly communications).

The AUL manages the library’s scholarly communications, acquisitions, and preservation units and collaborates closely with other leadership team members. The position has four direct reports and approximately 27 FTE staff and engages in matrix management to lead cross- cutting programs related to this portfolio. The incumbent represents the Library in the appropriate University, regional, national, and international bodies and contributes to the library and information science profession through publications, formal presentations, and participation in related professional organizations.

Minimum basic qualification at time of application:

Additional required qualifications by start date in position:

Additional preferred qualifications