Head, Research & Learning Services -- University of California, Merced

Post date: August 12, 2022

The UC Merced Library invites applications for the Head of Research & Learning Services. Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement, the Head of Research & Learning Services will strategically lead the Research & Learning Services (R&LS) team to advance student learning and meet researchers’ needs.

The Head of Research & Learning Services will ensure user-centered services and programs through engaging with the campus community, assessing the outcomes & value of its services, mentoring colleagues, and centering equity and inclusion efforts. To accomplish this work, the Head of Research & Learning Services will bring a deep commitment to student & faculty success. In this position, the Head of Research & Learning Services will lead and shape future directions for the Research & Learning Services team currently comprised of three librarians and a staff member. Librarians hold liaison responsibilities, field reference inquires, teach library instruction sessions, and participate in outreach activities. Our staff member provides crucial support for LibApps administration, communication, programming, and instructional object management.

The Head of Research & Learning Services will be expected to both identify campus constituents’ needs, follow instruction/research trends in order to prioritize services and allocate resources, and champion information literacy. They will successfully manage programs and services, effectively collaborate with colleagues, and contribute to a learning-focused organization.

For more details and to apply: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF01393