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University of California, Davis: Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services

University of California, Davis

Position: Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis), a major public university with nearly 30,000 students, seeks an Assistant/Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services (AUL). Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL serves as part of the senior management team and will be responsible for a wide range of duties related to the administration of the UC Davis General Library. The AUL will be called upon to sustain and enhance the quality of administrative services delivered at the Library, through the management of employees, facilities maintenance, safety and security, and more. The AUL develops the Library’s annual budget and serves as a senior leader and mentor to Library employees and as an external representative for the Library among other UC System libraries and national and international organizations.

The successful candidate will possess experience in managing administrative services within a large, complex organization, including operations, facilities, and human resources management; previous experience in an academic library is desired but not required. The position also requires excellent analytical and communication skills, a strong commitment to diversity, and the ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing, complex, diverse and multicultural environment. A relevant academic degree is required, with an advanced graduate degree desirable.

Ranked among the top research libraries in North America and a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries, the UC Davis General Library consists of the Peter J. Shields Library, the Physical Sciences & Engineering Library, the Carlson Health Sciences Library, and the Blaisdell Medical Center Library, located in Sacramento. The General Library houses more than three million volumes, receives more than 32,000 active current serials, and employs approximately 248 full-time employees, including students.

Operating as part of the University of California System, one of the world’s premier public university systems, the UC Davis General Library actively collaborates with the nine other UC campuses in the State, as well as the California Digital Library, the University of California’s system-wide cooperative for electronic library service development. The Davis campus is known as a center of excellence in interdisciplinary research and instruction, particularly in the natural sciences. The university’s four colleges and five professional schools encompass more than 100 academic majors and 86 graduate programs. For more information, please refer to the University’s web site,

Located in the heart of Northern California’s Central Valley, a booming agricultural region, UC Davis is 15 minutes from the state capital in Sacramento and 45 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area. The region enjoys mild temperatures, frequent sunshine, and easy access to the natural bounty of Northern California, including Napa Valley, the Pacific Ocean, and the Sierra Nevada mountains. UC Davis cherishes its close relationship with the City of Davis (pop. 65,000). Davis is known as a socially progressive city, and serves as home to a regular farmer’s market, frequent music festivals, and the highest number of bicycles per capita of any U.S. city. For more information about Davis, please see or

Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV or resume, and a list of references to David Bellshaw and Beverly Brady at Email correspondence is strongly encouraged. All correspondence will be held in strict confidence.

Additional contact information:

Isaacson, Miller
533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 400
Burlingame, CA 94010

The University of California does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veterans status, medical condition, ancestry, or marital status.

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