Research & Engagement Librarian in Humanities and/or Social Sciences

at UC Santa Barbara Library (view profile)
Location Santa Barbara, CA
Date Posted December 21, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements Master's Degree
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 58365
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Research & Engagement Librarian in Humanities and/or Social Sciences

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Library / Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor / UC Santa Barbara

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Position title: Research & Engagement Librarian in Humanities and/or Social Sciences

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: April 2022 or later

Position duration: Indefinite


Open date: December 15th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.


The University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of ten campuses that comprise the University of California system and is a member of the Association of American Universities. The University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the Association of Research Libraries.

Reporting to the Director, Research & Engagement, works in a team-based environment to provide research support and information literacy instruction to academic departments and programs in the humanities and/or social sciences. Participates in subject-specific and general reference services for the campus community and beyond, including research consultations, chat, and email. Contributes to the design and delivery of orientations, workshops, and outreach activities that introduce students to the Library’s services, resources, and spaces. Promotes Library collections and services and assesses their effectiveness.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

Engages in proactive outreach and communications with assigned academic departments. (Assigned departments will be determined based on the incumbent’s expertise and interests, as well as current needs.) Provides research consultations in person and virtually to faculty and students engaged in traditional and emerging research practices in the humanities and/or social sciences. Works collaboratively with the Library’s Research Data Services program and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboratory to support evolving needs in conducting data-intensive research and digital scholarship. Mentors undergraduate students involved in research. Facilitates opportunities for faculty and students to share their scholarship and learning via the UCSB Library. Supports scholars in making their research broadly accessible, managing their research data, and understanding their rights and options as authors under the University of California’s open access licenses with publishers.

Designs and teaches course-integrated information literacy sessions utilizing ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and other disciplinary standards. Advises faculty on assignment design and learning outcomes related to information literacy. In partnership with Teaching & Learning librarians, works with assigned departments and programs to incorporate information literacy learning outcomes into the curriculum.

Promotes disciplinary resources (collections, databases, primary source material) through the creation of online guides and digital or physical exhibitions. Assists Collection Strategists in the development and management of collections in assigned subject areas.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary information can be found at Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has excellent retirement plans and a selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. Benefits information can be found at

The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers. Additional information can be found at

Appointment or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

At the time of application, an ALA-accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by submitted materials including the CV, Cover Letter, and optional but encouraged statements of diversity, and teaching.

Preferred qualifications

At least two years’ relevant experience in reference and library instruction in an academic library;

Academic background or knowledge of History, Political Science, or Education as demonstrated through undergraduate or advanced degree coursework, or work experience;

A strong commitment to excellence in public service and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative and culturally diverse environment;

Understanding of current and emerging trends in Humanities or Social Science research;

Chat reference experience;

Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication and publishing issues; and,

Demonstrated commitment to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statements of contribution to diversity, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. (Optional)

Reference requirements

2-4 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for the finalist.

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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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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