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Chemistry Librarian vacancy at UC Davis

University of California, Davis                         General Library

                     ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

POSITION AVAILABLE: Head, Physical Sciences Library

SALARY:             Associate Librarian - $35,052 to $47,124 or
                    Librarian - $47,124 to $53,856 per year.
                    Appointment rank and salary based on
                    qualifications and experience.

OPEN:               Immediately.

RESPONSIBILITIES::  Under the general direction of the Assistant
                    University Librarian for Sciences and
                    Systems, the Head is responsible for
                    providing collections and other information
                    resources and services to UCD's community of
                    students, faculty, and research staff in
                    chemistry and related fields, physics,
                    geology, and engineering.  Provides
                    leadership in planning, developing, and
                    implementing ongoing and innovative services;
                    manages library operations (technical and
                    public services, personnel, budget,
                    facilities); directs and evaluates a staff of
                    3 librarians and 7 support staff.  In
                    consultation with Library Systems Department,
                    provides active leadership in shaping the
                    directions for both print and electronic
                    collections for the Physical Sciences
                    Library.  The Head coordinates collection
                    expenditures of  approximately $1.1 million,
                    manages a collection of more than 250,000
                    volumes in multiple locations, and promotes
                    faculty liaison and systemwide (UC) resource
                    sharing activities.  Shares collection
                    development/management  and reference
                    activity.  Participates in librarywide
                    planning and management through consultative
                    committee structures.

QUALIFICATIONS:     Master's degree in librarianship from an ALA-
                    accredited institution or its equivalent.
                    Managerial experience, including collection
                    development, in a science and/or engineering
                    library required.  Excellent and demonstrated
                    grasp of information needs of scientists and
                    understanding of current trends and issues in
                    scientific publishing and communication.
                    Clear and demonstrated knowledge of new
                    technologies and their applications to
                    enhancing information services.  Demonstrated
                    ability to conceive and implement innovative
                    programs.  Demonstrated achievement in
                    organizational leadership, including the
                    ability to manage change positively.
                    Superior oral and written communication
                    skills, excellent analytical and
                    organizational skills.  Ability to work
                    effectively with colleagues, students,
                    faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing,
                    complex, and multicultural environment.
                    Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
                    Evidence of professional and/or scholarly
                    activity.  Desirable qualifications include:
                    Academic background in a physical science or
                    engineering.  Substantial experience and
                    achievement in collection development
                    activity and information services in a major
                    academic or research library.

THE ENVIRONMENT:    The University of California, Davis campus is
                    a multicultural environment with a strong
                    commitment to create a diverse community of
                    faculty, staff, and students.  It has an
                    enrollment of nearly 23,000 students and
                    offers a balanced academic program.  The
                    Library ranks among the top 30 research
                    libraries in North America.  Its current
                    holdings of more than 2,600,000 volumes grow
                    at an annual rate of  75,000 volumes.  Davis
                    is a unique environmentally aware community
                    of 48,000 located in the lower Sacramento
                    valley - 75 miles northeast of San Francisco
                    and 15 miles west of the state capitol.  As a
                    result of the University's presence, Davis
                    offers many cultural advantages and a wide
                    range of professional services.

BENEFITS:           Librarians are academic appointees.  They
                    earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick
                    leave per annum.  The University has an
                    excellent retirement system which is
                    coordinated with Social Security.  Several
                    health, dental, and vision plans are
                    currently provided by the University.  Group
                    term life insurance and reduced enrollment
                    fees are available.

Applicants should send letter, resume, and the names, addresses,
and telephone numbers of three references (including current
supervisor) to:

                    Sandra A. Vella,
                    Academic Personnel Coordinator
                    Shields Library
                    University of California
                    Davis, CA 95616-5292
                    Fax: (916) 752-6899

Applications received by February 15, 1995 will be assured

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional
commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and
staff.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in
receiving applications from persons of underrepresented groups,
including women, persons of color, special disabled veterans,
Vietnam era veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Vicki Walberg, Secretary
Shields Library Personnel 
University of California, Davis
(916) 752-6439 or 

--forwarded courtesy of:

       + Eleanor S. Uhlinger         <esuhlinger@ucdavis.edu> +
       + Bodega Marine Laboratory Library      (707) 875-2015 +