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Catalog and Research Services Librarian (Represented Position)

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The UCDavis Mabie Law Library is recruiting for a full-time career Librarian.

The Mabie Law Library is an integral part of the UC Davis School of Law, and provides services that support the teaching, research, and scholarship of its students and faculty. The Library’s collection and staff are housed in Martin Luther King Jr. Hall on the Davis campus. The Library has access to more than 10,000 databases which are provided through its library licenses, campus, and UC-wide license agreements.

Position Duties:
50% Catalog System Oversight and Records Maintenance:
Keep abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices in managing the library’s catalog system, Sierra. Take a lead role in exploring new methods of bibliographic records management and discovery, focusing on patron needs. Resolve problems related to resources in the bibliographic, authority or link-resolver functions of the library catalog. Explore new methods of accessing library metadata.

Provide leadership in the public’s discovery and access to resources through the library catalog, including assessing the bibliographic record as a point of discovery of the library’s resources, all formats. Coordinate as appropriate with the University Library, CDL, UCOP, Melvyl Local, OCLC and others to standardize and capitalize on aligning record formats that are compatible with the next generation of data formats and discovery.

The position supervises 1.65 FTE in the ordering, receiving and cataloging of new materials using the Innovative Sierra ILS and record management systems.

50% Reference and Research Services:
Collaborate with research and reference librarians to plan and deliver library services to law students, faculty and other patrons of the Law Library. Work as part of the research team to plan, support and deliver library services in support of the scholarship, teaching and research mission of the School of Law. Help develop programs to deliver resources to students, faculty and others through library orientation, reference desk assistance, training programs, and overall library functions. Assist with preparing training materials and teaching legal research applications to students in various clinics and doctrinal classes, as well as RA’s, journal students, externs, interns, etc. Participate in regularly taught legal research courses. Assist in the development of programs to deliver and support empirical research and scholarship for faculty and students. Have regularly scheduled hours on the reference desk.

Contribute to overall planning, strategy, policies, collections, problem-solving and daily operations. Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of library services.

Participate in the instructional commitments of law librarians in the law school curriculum. Support the continuing efforts to improve existing courses, and assist with the development of specialized research courses. This would include classroom presentations, developing exercises, and including technology in the delivery of such presentations.

Keep abreast of technological changes in the library profession to promote the library’s mission.

The position reports to both the department heads of Research Services and Content and Collection Services.

The position is represented by a collective bargaining unit.

• ABA-accredited JD and ALA-accredited MLS degree, or equivalent.
• Demonstrated experience in using basic legal sources, both print and electronic materials.
• Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic record principles and ILS operations.
• Relevant work experience in an academic law library or professional legal experience.
• A strong service orientation toward all library patrons with special attention to law faculty and students.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer applications for legal research and library systems.
• Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work with initiative and flexibility in order to respond effectively to changing information needs.
• Collegiality which fosters team building among librarians and staff so as to constantly improve service.
• Active participation in the intellectual and administrative life of the Law School.

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

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Davis, CA

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