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Manuscripts Librarian | The UCI Libraries
Department of Special Collections | University of California
949 824.3113 | P.O. Box 19557
949 824.2472 FAX | Irvine, CA 92623-9557
The Libraries of the University of California, Irvine are seeking a
creative, innovative, and knowledgeable librarian to assume a leadership
position in the development of the Libraries' Web site and in the
advancement of the Libraries' Web capabilities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Research and
Instructional Services, the Web Manager leads and coordinates the design,
development and maintenance of the UCI Libraries' Web site paying constant
attention to quality, innovation, and usability. The Web Manager also
assumes a role in enhancing the Libraries' Web capabilities and products
and in the creation of Web-based primary information resources.
The UCI Libraries' Web site serves as the primary gateway of UCI faculty
and students to electronic and print resources and services, effectively
presenting and facilitating the use of information resources.
Together with a librarywide Web Team, the Web Manager facilitates and
provides production support necessary to maintain and continuously improve
the Libraries' Web site. The Web Manager facilitates communication and
coordination among the Web Team members, content developers throughout the
Libraries, the Publications Office, and the Systems staff to ensure an
efficient production workflow and the quality, currency, and accuracy of
Web information and links. In consultation with the Web Team, the Web
Manager recommends policies about the Web site; develops and promotes the
use of style sheets and standards; implements formal assessment methods to
ensure that public interfaces meet user needs and are easy to use;
anticipates needs for enhancements; and develops proposals for Web site
The Web Manager consults broadly and provides expert advice for Web-based
projects throughout the Libraries. The Web Manager monitors and evaluates
new Web development tools and technologies. The Web Manager is expected to
participate in library-wide planning and governance, work comfortably in a
shared decision-making environment, and be professionally active.
- Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Knowledge of the role of the Web in a large academic library and the
trends in Web-based library services.
- Successful experience with Web page design and structure and using Web
technologies and tools.
- Demonstrated skills in standards-based encoding and scripting for
Web-based information resources.
- General understanding of Web server software and hardware especially in
a UNIX environment.
- Strong leadership skills including creativity and initiative in
planning, facilitating and evaluating projects.
- Knowledge of current and emerging Web technologies, standards, issues,
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively in a team and in a dynamically changing
- Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.
- Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement
- Demonstrated leadership in creating and implementing innovative Web
services and resources.
- Excellent sense of visual and structural design.
- Demonstrated skills in the use of image creation software.
- Knowledge of metadata developments and applications.
- Knowledge of UNIX and Windows NT operating systems.
- Successful experience in providing public services, preferably in an
academic, technical, or special library environment.
The UCI Libraries are in a major period of growth and consist of the Main
Library, the Science Library, and the Medical Center Library. The Main
Library primarily serves the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences,
and Social Ecology, the Graduate School of Management, the Department of
Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Science Library primarily
serves the College of Medicine and the Schools of Biological Sciences,
Physical Sciences, Engineering, and the Department of Information and
Computer Science. The Medical Center Library serves the UCI Medical
Center, located in Orange, 12 miles from the main campus.
The UCI Libraries have a staff of 287 FTE and an organizational structure
that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments. The
library collection consists of over 2.1 million volumes and 19,000 current
serial titles, a substantial microform collection, and an aggressively
expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member
of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital
Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Council for
Research Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources
(CLIR), and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
One of ten University of California campuses, the University of
California, Irvine, is nestled in 1,489 acres of coastal foothills, five
miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. The
present enrollment is 19,285 students with a faculty of approximately
1,050. The current student population numbers 15,522 undergraduates,
2,677 graduate students, and 1,086 health sciences students. Ethnic/
minority students represent about 62% of the student body. Growth in
student enrollment and faculty is anticipated at an approximate rate of 5%
a year, reaching a 50% increase by the year 2010. The University offers
29 doctoral programs in addition to the M.D. UCI is ranked nationally in
the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.
UCI is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).
Librarians at the University of California, Irvine are academic appointees
and receive potential career status at the time of their initial
appointment. Librarians are periodically subject to 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. They are entitled
to two days per month of annual leave, one day per month sick leave,
reductions in incidental fees, and all other perquisites granted to
non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent
retirement system and sponsors a variety of group life and health
insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of
$32,940 - $50,450 (Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian V).
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications received by July 16, 2000 will
receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted
until the position is filled.
TO APPLY: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this
position should send their letters of application, complete resumes,
examples of their work (either as URLs or files on disk) and the names,
addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Judy Kaufman,
Assistant University Librarian, Personnel and Administration, UC Irvine,
P.O. Box 19557, Irvine, CA 92623-9557. e-mail: email@example.com; voice
(949) 824-4716; confidential fax (949) 824-1288.
Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their
legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration
Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will
be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is
absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.
This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at
http://www.lib.uci.edu/about/libvac.html, with links to additional Web
sites featuring campus and community information.
**The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.**
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