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Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Operations, Finance and Administration

Position overview

Position title: Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Operations, Finance and Administration
Salary range: Assistant University Librarian - $97,000 - $174,800
Associate University Librarian - $106,700 - $192,200
Anticipated start: 10/1/2021

Application Window

Open date: June 7th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Aug 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Aug 23, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE

Position Title: Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Operations, Finance and Administration
Rank and Salary Scale: Assistant University Librarian - Associate University Librarian
Commensurate with experience (TABLE 27)

Due to local shelter in place orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position may be required to work remotely upon hire and for a limited time. The successful candidate must be able to provide their own stable internet access. This position will be expected to work on campus on a regular, full-time basis when it is determined by campus leaders to bring back faculty, staff, and students.

The University of California, Riverside Library seeks nominations and applications for a dynamic, innovative, collaborative, and adaptable administrator to fill the position of Assistant/ Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Operations, Finance and Administration.

Located an hour’s drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour east of ocean beaches, ninety minutes north of San Diego, and an hour south of mountain ski resorts, UCR is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in over 40 years and a new School of Public Policy.

The UCR Library is a critical partner in preparing UCR’s students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Library is no less than to bring the world’s information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Library is a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems; and a dynamic and effective leader.

The UCR Library is comprised of two facilities and its collections include approximately 4,800,000 volumes, 1,600,000 electronic books, 110,560 print and electronic journals, and 2,100,000 microforms. The Library provides services to more than 26,000 students and nearly 2,000 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 109, including 32 FTE librarians, 63 FTE support personnel, and 14 students, in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Library are the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, the Tomás Rivera Papers, and the Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at http://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Library is an integral part of the University of California library system. Housing more than 35 million print volumes in 100 libraries, the University of California’s collection is surpassed in size, on the American continent, only by the Library of Congress. In addition, UC’s California Digital Library (CDL) provides the core of the University's digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the AUL for Operations, Finance and Administration will:

Lead and supervise the Library’s administration units, including Financial Services, Human Resources, and Library Facilities.

Serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Library with responsibility for ensuring effective financial forecasting, budgetary management, and accounting of the Library’s financial operations.

Provide strategic leadership and guidance for the Library’s significant patron-facing services, including the Access Services, Interlibrary Loan and Library Security departments.

Provide oversight on the maintenance of existing Library facilities and the design and planning of renovations, remodeling, and re-allocation of space within existing and Library facilities, as well as the design and construction of any future Library facilities.

Serve as the responsible party for negotiating and monitoring the Memorandum of Understandings between the UCR Library and other campus units using spaces within the Library Facilities, including but not limited to the Xcite Center, Health Professions Advising Center, and the School of Medicine.

Serve as a member of the senior library leadership team, collaborating on policy issues affecting library functional areas, budget allocation, human resources, space planning, communication, and development.

Represent UCR Library on various local and UC system-wide committees and task forces, and in regional and national library forums and professional organizations.

In the absence of the University Librarian, assume responsibility for the Library, as assigned.

Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the University Librarian.

UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.

Advancement through the librarian ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every two to three years, each of which includes substantial peer review. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent combination of an advanced degree and experience.

    A minimum of three years of experience as a manager in an academic library.

    Significant ability to manage administrative operations in a complex organization, with specific experience in two or more of the following areas relevant to the position: Budget management, accounting and payroll, financial analysis and reporting, facilities management, human resources, or risk management planning.

    Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others. Ability to engage with diverse stakeholders to develop strategic priorities.

    Experience supervising and mentoring both managers and direct reports. Ability to effectively delegate assignments to individuals and teams.

    Ability to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution.

    Demonstrated success in working collaboratively and acting persuasively in sensitive situations and resolving conflict when necessary.

    Experience in developing and maintaining high standards of customer service. Ability to collect and analyze customer feedback for the purpose of operational decision-making.

    Experience leading and supporting organizational change, managing projects, and planning for and implementing new services.

    Awareness of issues impacting academic institutions, business operations, academic operations, and institutional systems and technologies.

    Ability to serve as the library’s liaison to UCR schools, colleges, and committees, and to work collaboratively with campus leaders and administrators.

    Experience working with cross-organizational teams and developing effective and mutually beneficial relationships with campus partners.

Preferred qualifications

    Knowledge of UC governance, organizational structures and relevant UC policies.

    Knowledge of common academic information systems and campus-specific computer applications.

    Experience managing organizational communications and publicity.

    Demonstrated experience overseeing the design and construction of Library facilities, either renovation of existing spaces or new construction.

    Experience managing capital projects.

    Ability to implement organizational assessments and supervise program reviews.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide professional references.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01419

Help contact: esteward@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA