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Associate Librarian/Archivist

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 25th, 2013
Last review date: December 2nd, 2013
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 2nd, 2013
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Associate Librarian/Archivist
Environmental Design Archives, College of Environmental Design
University of California, Berkeley
Salary Range: $49,464-$62,220

The Environmental Design Archives (EDA) at UC Berkeley seeks an innovative and service-oriented professional to manage its public services operations including reference, outreach, and instruction.

The Environment

The Environmental Design Archives, a unit of the College of Environmental Design, holds more than five million items within more than 150 archival collections. It is the most extensive source of written and visual information on the development of Bay Area and Northern California architecture and landscape architecture. To support the educational mission of the University, the Environmental Design Archives is committed to raising awareness of the significant design heritage of Northern California and beyond through collecting, preserving, and providing access to the primary records of the designed environment. Staffing consists of a curator, reference archivist, project archivist, assistant archivist, and student technicians to support a full archival program.

• Works with faculty and library employees to develop and administer an instructional outreach program that features the holdings of the EDA and supports the teaching mission of the university.
• Reviews, develops, and documents policies and procedures that govern the use of archives holdings.
• Ensures all intellectual property concerns relating to the use of collections are addressed within established legal and policy frameworks; promotes open access to archival materials.
• Explores, proposes, and implements new technologies that facilitate researcher access to the holdings of the EDA.
• Manages all reference and research services, including classroom instruction, tours, and rights and reproductions
• Works with EDA Curator and other professional staff on long-range planning, annual goal-setting, and policy and procedure development.
• Manages outreach programs including the Archives website, Friends of the Archives, fundraising events, products, and publications
• Maintains exhibit program including those in the Environmental Design Library and outgoing loans
• Participates actively in the archives, special collections, and library professions to ensure that the EDA remains aware of current developments in research and instruction for archives and adopts and contributes to the development of relevant standards.

Basic Qualifications

• By time of application must have MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school or an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline with relevant special collections or archival training.

Preferred Additional Qualifications

• Demonstrated understanding of the scholarly use of archival collections and services and of current developments in archives and special collections librarianship.
• Demonstrated experience with providing reference and instruction within an archival setting.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, scholars, archival users, and professional colleagues.
• Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections.
• Knowledge of architectural or landscape architectural history, theory or practice.
• Experience coordinating external support groups, fundraising, and developing innovative education and outreach programs
• Demonstrated Experience with exhibition programs and registrar duties
• Experience in supervising other employees.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills to work effectively with the media, culturally diverse library users, and colleagues as well as local and regional architecture and landscape architecture communities.
• Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
• Excellent analytical skills; initiative and flexibility; and organizational, time, and project management skills
• Candidate should possess a strong commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment.

Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). They 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.

Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and flexibility. 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. In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian series requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the library, university and community service, and scholarly activities. Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.

Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for this position. Questions may be directed to: Debra Downey at dmdowney@berkeley.edu.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and family friendly work environment.




3 references required (contact information only)