Los Angeles, CA: Director of Library Special Collections, UCLA

Job Opening Title: Director of Library Special Collections

Employer Name: UCLA Library

Job Location: California

Application Deadline: 10/22/2021

Salary Range: $6,125-$16,042 monthly

Link to job posting: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81805

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Director of Library Special Collections
University of California Los Angeles
UCLA Library

Requisition Number: 34575
Salary: $6125 – $16,042 monthly

Position Description:
Special Collections seeks an innovative, strategic leader to ignite and inspire a cultural transformation to the future of Special Collections at UCLA and beyond.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Distinctive Collections and Chief Policy Strategist, the Director of Library Special Collections (DLSC) provides strategic vision, operational effectiveness, and budgetary oversight of Library Special Collections (LSC). The DLSC proactively engages all stakeholders in developing and applying strategies and approaches to break down barriers to primary sources. The DLSC actively champions departmental culture to transform and critically question which voices and histories are not documented or included and to work with community stakeholders to develop plans for redress. The DLSC develops fundraising strategies, stewards and cultivates donors, and maintains responsible relationships with those donors while balancing their interests with institutional goals, priorities, and capacities. The DLSC proactively facilitates collaboration to ensure a high degree of integration of Library Special Collections services and functions across the library, the campus, across the UC system and beyond. The DLSC leads a unit focused on actively developing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability as core tenets of a modern cultural heritage organization, and they mobilize the library’s special collections resources, services, and operations around its mission to create a distinctive learning environment for the UCLA community and society at large.

The DLSC leads a special collections organization that operates at the highest levels; leads with openness, transparency, and commitment to inclusive excellence; centers ethical practice in decision-making; and promotes a workplace culture that is fulfilling, highly productive, empowering, and mutually respectful for staff at all levels.

The Distinctive Collections portfolio encompasses three units: the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library (EAL), International & Area Studies, and Library Special Collections. EAL and International & Area Studies serve five Title VI Centers on campus. All three units share the library’s broader collecting mission to create, build, steward, curate, promote, and preserve the evidence of history and the diverse cultural record to enable and support teaching, research, and new discoveries.

UCLA Library Special Collections (among the largest collection of archival material in the state of California) has collections and services with a global reach and a local focus. The mission of Special Collections is to acquire, preserve, promote, and make accessible a world-class collection of archives, rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and other rare and unique materials that tell the story of our collective past. Our holdings document society and culture from the ancient to the contemporary, and we hold a great appreciation for a sophisticated understanding of history in its broadest sense.

Library Special Collections (LSC) is an enterprise-wide, organizational entity within the UCLA Library System that integrates special collections resources, services, and operations. The department is comprised of three functional and interdependent units of approximately 30 FTE employees: Curators and Collections; Public Services, Outreach, and Community Engagement; and Collections Management.

For full application instructions and position description, please visit: https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=81805

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction

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