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Scholarly Resources and Metadata Law Librarian

Position overview

Salary range: Position Title: Scholarly Resources and Metadata Law Librarian
Title Code: Assistant Librarian, Potential Career Status
Salary: $63,406 (Step 3)

Application Window

Open date: February 22, 2023

Next review date: Friday, Mar 24, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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 of California, Irvine School of Law seeks a dynamic, forward-thinking, and self-motivated professional for the position of Scholarly Resources and Metadata Law Librarian. Under the general supervision of the Head of Collection Services, the Scholarly Resources and Metadata Law Librarian supports and promotes access, impact, and visibility to the scholarly output of the UC Irvine School of Law. The Scholarly Resources and Metadata Law Librarian plans and manages various initiatives and programs related to promoting faculty scholarship, including the Faculty Publications bibliography and the institutional repository. In addition, the Scholarly Resources and Metadata Law Librarian will support the Collection Services department and work closely with colleagues in other departments, including Access Services and Research Services.

Responsibilities Include:

Scholarly Resources
• Develop, manage, and promote a formalized scholarly communications program, including developing new and expanding existing library services for faculty publication and scholarship support.

• Serve as the point of contact for faculty regarding publishing, open access, digital scholarship, and maximizing impact and reach of scholarship, including assistance in creating and maintaining scholarly profiles (e.g., ORCID, HeinOnline, SSRN, Google Scholar).

• Serve as the point of contact for faculty and students for article submissions on Scholastica or other journal submission platforms.

• Provide guidance and training on Open Access, scholarly communications, and digital scholarship for the Law School community.
• Serve as the Law School’s archival liaison to facilitate record keeping of Law School documentation and transfer to University Archives.

• Manage the Law School’s digital scholarship and open access platforms, including Digital Commons, faculty working papers in SSRN, and University of California’s eScholarship.
• Coordinate with the Law School Communications department to ensure cohesive promotion of faculty scholarship and scholarly activities online and in print.
• Maintain a bibliography of the Law School faculty’s scholarly publications.
• Build and maintain collaborative partnerships related to digital initiatives with faculty, researchers, and other campus units.
• Coordinate with others in the department to establish and maintain accurate records in Alma for faculty publications.

Collection Development
• Participate in Law Library collection development processes, including selecting and assessing resources.
• Provide leadership in efforts to continuously improve the collection to support the mission of the law school and nurture an environment of inclusive excellence.
• In coordination with colleagues in Public Services, develop and maintain content for online research guides.
• Ensure the law library’s collection reflects the scholarly output of the Law School community.
• Assist with technical processing or other related projects as needed.
• In coordination with colleagues in Access Services, effectively delegate work and provide guidance to student assistants and other library staff.

Other Services
• Provide general information, customer service, and circulation assistance through regular shifts at the Front Desk or Reference Desk, including evenings and weekends as needed.

• Develop and maintain documentation for primary job functions and participate in the maintenance of department-wide and Library-wide documentation.
• Participate actively and effectively on Law Library committees, task forces, and project teams.
• Represent the Law Library on various Law School, campus-wide, and Library System committees and at various meetings and other functions.
• Actively seek opportunities to participate in professional organizations outside the library, provide university and public service, and engage in research and creative activity in order to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications Include:
• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.
• Demonstrated knowledge of legal bibliography in multiple formats.
• Fluency with new and emerging data and scholarly communications technology, or a strong demonstrated interest in developing fluency.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills, and effectiveness in balancing and completing multiple assignments and projects.
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
• Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equity, and inclusiveness within the UCI Law Library and the campus.

General Information

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, thirteen paid holidays, and one day per month of sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 45% of salary.

Librarians at UCI are academic appointees. Non-managerial librarians are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council – American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This is a represented position.

As academic appointees, UCI Librarians receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
3-5 references required (contact information only).


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or an equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and library experience.

Application Requirements

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

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA