Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fellowship - University of California, Santa Barbara

The University of California, Santa Barbara invites candidates to apply for its Library Fellowship Program to serve a two-year post-graduate appointment in the university library. UCSB has a continuing commitment to promote diversity and multicultural awareness in all areas of the library. The Fellowship Program is designed to increase the rich diversity of professionals and to encourage the involvement and participation of a broad range of entry-level librarians currently underrepresented in academic research libraries. The program provides the recent graduate an opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment, to gain experience in at least two areas or departments, to learn about academic libraries, to explore the latest developments in information technologies, and to participate in a dynamic and challenging workplace. The Library Fellowship is considered a distinguished and esteemed program that showcases the library and the University’s commitment to diversity.

* QUALIFICATIONS*: The UCSB library encourages enthusiastic, energetic, highly motivated librarians to apply for the program. Applicants must be recent graduates from an ALA-accredited library program, demonstrate an interest and knowledge of academic librarianship and a strong desire for professional growth. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

* ENVIRONMENT*: The University of California, Santa Barbara, is one of ten campuses of the University of California system. The campus occupies a picturesque 989-acre palm and eucalyptus lined plateau overlooking the Pacific Ocean. UCSB is one of only 63 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the Association of American Universities.

According to U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges” UCSB is ranked number nine among all public universities. The total student population is over 22,000 and faculty number 1,200. The library is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration. The library is an active partner and full participant in the educational discovery that centers on research, scholarship, creativity, and a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. Among the most prestigious research libraries in the country, the library collections include over 3 million volumes. The collection supports undergraduate and graduate programs in 33 academic areas and serves the wide-ranging research needs of diverse campus programs and centers. Central to the campus skyline as well as to its mission, the library takes pride in providing outstanding service to all its clientele.

*SALARY AND BENEFITS*: Fellows are appointed at the Assistant Librarian level ($46,164-$48,029). Benefits include 24 days vacation annually, 12 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, employer paid medical coverage, dental and life insurance, participation in the UC Retirement system, and social security. Generous financial support for attendance at conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Candidates interested in the Fellowship Program should apply by *January 15, 2011*. Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and email addresses of at least three references to:* Detrice Bankhead, Associate University Librarian, Human Resources, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106.

*Applications sent via email to are preferred.

/The University of California, Santa Barbara is an EO/AA employer and invites applications from all who meet the stated qualifications./