• UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
  • Mar 06, 2020
Full time Customer Service Education

Job Description

Job Summary:
The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources is the leader most directly responsible for the complete spectrum of activities supporting provision of scholarly resources to researchers, faculty, and students. The incumbent is central to leadership of innovative programs in scholarly content development and management in support of the university's mission, including through direct supervision of four department heads responsible for strategic, evidence-based scholarly resource development and evaluation, acquisition and management, delivery and access, and data and digital scholarship. In particular, the AUL advocates for and advances progressive and innovative conceptions of library scholarly resources, data (including linked data), and digital institutional assets, as well as reframing of library information management and infrastructure, including metadata creation and data management.

The AUL provides strong and inspirational leadership, strategic and entrepreneurial vision, expert policy and program development, and relevant deep expertise as the library reimagines how to achieve these responsibilities in the 21st century. Scholarly resources is defined broadly and in contexts of emerging trends in scholarly communication, interdisciplinary academic communities, changing information formats and access models, shared and distributed collections, and new conceptions of research library collections and their management. The definition embraces all information resources the library manages for the university -- library, archival, and special collections; shared and distributed physical and digital collections; licensed and curated digital resources; and institutional information, data, and other research and teaching assets.

The AUL for Scholarly Resources is a member of Executive Council, the library's senior leadership group, along with the University Librarian, the Deputy University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services, and the Director of Online Strategy and Discovery. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the AUL for Scholarly Resources works closely with the University Librarian and the rest of the library's senior leadership team, represents the library in areas of strategic importance, contributes in the library's fundraising program, and, most important, is expected to play a leadership role in defining and executing the library's innovative vision of scholarly resources and their management. The AUL works closely with their personnel and the Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services in monitoring the scholarly resources budget.

The library emphasizes cross-unit work. As a senior leader in the library, the AUL builds and sustains successful collaborations with creative approaches to mentoring and empowering employees, fostering and leading cross-unit teams, and solving organizational problems and issues, while emphasizing user-centered service. The AUL works in close collaboration with library colleagues and faculty and researchers across both UC Davis and the entire University of California system.

Physical Demands:

Work Environment:
UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco- free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

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.


Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or PhD or equivalent advanced degree.

Increasingly responsible administrative roles in an academic or research library or similar relevant setting.

Demonstrated deep understanding of the role of the library and scholarly information resources, data, and institutional assets in supporting research, education, and healthcare in research and higher education.

Experience leading scholarly resource identification, licensing and acquisition, management, and delivery in support of research, education, and healthcare.

Demonstrated capability to develop new models of providing access to scholarly resources, data, and institutional assets.

Experience with assessment of resources and related services; capacity for evidence-based collection development and management.

Robust knowledge of issues and trends in scholarly communication and publishing across disciplines and globally.

Deep expertise in one or more areas of the position's general responsibility: scholarly resource development and evaluation, acquisition and management, delivery and access, and data and digital scholarship.

Demonstrated leadership experience and evidence of flexibility and initiative in a collaborative and rapidly changing environment.

Effective personnel and matrix management skills, including goal setting, mentoring and personnel development, change management, and performance evaluation.

Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a complex environment utilizing a variety of skills, such as managing change, setting goals, managing time, promoting teamwork, and meeting deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to build and maintain deep collaborative partnerships to serve shared goals.

Strong and demonstrated record of effective priority setting, policy coordination, and program and process development, and use of analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Effective budget management and analysis skills.

Capability to represent the library in UC Davis, University of California, and multiple regional, national, and international organizations and initiatives.

Ability to work successfully in a collegial environment, foster and advance diversity, inclusion, and the UC Davis Principles of Community, and service as a role model for others.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with initiating grant opportunities and working on grant-funded projects.

Experience and success with fundraising.

Record of research, publication, formal presentation, and participation in relevant professional or scholarly organizations that demonstrates experience, leadership, and vision.

Familiarity with research data management and curation.

Demonstrated project management skills.