Diversity Resident Librarian

UC Davis
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Salary: 60K-74K
Created: October 13, 2022


The Library at the University of California, Davis, seeks a dynamic, user-oriented, early-career librarian or recent MLS graduate to participate in a two-year Diversity Resident Program.  

Reporting to the Head of Content Support Services, the resident will work in a supportive environment to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and competencies to thrive in an academic library setting with a focus on metadata creation. Depending on the skills and interests of the incumbent, this could include cataloging of print and electronic resources, archival description, and/or the organization and curation of data.

During the first year of the residency, the resident will gain knowledge and work experience in the UC Davis Library, primarily in the Content Support Services department. Content Support Services includes five units: Acquisitions and Licensing, Archival Processing, Collection Maintenance, Electronic Resources Management, and Metadata Creation. The resident will also be introduced to other facets of librarianship, in areas such as research consultation and support, student support, archives and special collections, health sciences, collection strategies, scholarly communications, online services, and data science and management.

By the second year the residency will be focused on appropriate project work, with specifics defined during the first year in consultation with their supervisor and other library stakeholders as appropriate. The project(s) will be tailored to the resident’s expertise, interests, and skills, and ideally will address Library strategic or programmatic needs. The second year will culminate with a presentation, poster session, or paper, or some such similar effort, about the project(s).

Over both years of the residency, the resident will be actively mentored by their supervisor and other relevant colleagues, and also gain experience with general skills, such as planning and project management, assessment and evaluation, meeting planning, and conflict resolution.

The University 

UC Davis is a top-tier public university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 9th in the QS USA University rankings, and 10th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 in the diversity and internationalization category in the QS USA University rankings. The US News and World Report rankings also highlight UC Davis as 16th among “top performers on social mobility,” which is determined by the outcomes of Pell Grant recipients and other stats. Check out more ranking information on our “About Us” webpage. Please review the full position description to learn more about the acclaimed university and its notable rank.

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence 

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional [potential for/record of] research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty. 

Rank and salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1 ($60,116) to Salary Point 9 ($74,399). (Final salary based on qualifications and experience.)

Candidates applying by November 13, 2022, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/  

Interested in learning more? We invite you to attend an informational session scheduled for 12:00-1:00pm (Pacific Standard Time), Oct. 25, 2022. In this session, we will share the vision for this position, details of the application and interview process, and answer any questions you may have. Register for the event here: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJModOigrzwoH9N7B1dfBhq1bzaTXWDNY40s

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Last updated: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:10 UTC