November 30, 2011
Opening: Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications, Berkeley Law
Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communications
Law Library at the University of California Berkeley, School of Law
Associate Librarian VI, $66,492 - Librarian IV, $91,140 (annual salary, 11 month basis)
Overview of Responsibilities: Under the general direction of, and reporting to, the Reference and Research Services Director, provide high-level, in-depth reference and research assistance in a dynamic and challenging environment to faculty, students, and other library users.
Working with the Law Library's web developer, the Legal Research Librarian for Information Technology and Scholarly Communication designs, develops, and implements technologically innovative services and applications and web-based access to information resources. Oversees and produces library web content and develops related best practices and procedures. The position monitors and investigates emerging technologies related to the delivery of library services and digital collections, and assists in the development and deployment of these new technologies. The position will develop research guides, instructional materials, and workshops and trainings for students, faculty, and library staff in the use of library electronic resources and tools.
Provides outreach and education on scholarly communication issues to the Law School community. Monitors and reports on current developments affecting scholarly publishing, particularly open access and institutional repositories. Provides leadership, expertise, direction, and planning for the Law Library's support of scholarly communication and the development of a robust institutional repository. Responsible for assessing faculty and student scholarly communication needs, and providing services to support digital scholarship and the production of digital content. Serves as an advocate for new forms and practices of scholarly communication. Develops educational opportunities for sharing information on scholarly communication, open access, and institutional repositories.
Librarians are also expected to participate in other aspects of Law School life that will further the mission of the Law Library and Law School. Participates in campus library and planning committees and task forces, and regional and national professional organizations.
Experience and Training:
Required: Graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent.
Preferred: A JD from an ABA-accredited law school. Law library public service experience is highly desirable. Library training and experience must demonstrate an ongoing and active commitment to public service in a diverse environment. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of legal bibliography as well as a mastery of legal research sources in both print and electronic formats.
Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing, new models for scholarly communication, and the associated technical, legal, and information policy issues. Proven knowledge and experience of institution-wide repositories and the ability to communicate their benefits. Expertise in the creation, dissemination, and use of digital information resources.
Candidates must also have the ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines; a strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork; and a proactive approach to library services. This requires the candidate to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills.
The Law Library at the University of California, Berkeley, is committed to the support and encouragement of a multi-cultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with training and experience. A description of UC benefits and compensation can be found at the University of California, Berkeley, Office of Human Resources website: http://hrweb.berkeley.edu.
To Apply: Applicants should apply via email including a cover letter discussing qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and three references to:
Associate Director, Patron & Computer Services
LL1 62 - Berkeley Law Library
Berkeley, CA 94720
Applicants may also use the above email address and telephone number if they have inquiries about the position. The deadline for applications is December 21, 2011.
The University Of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.