Head of Archival Processing

Final Filing Date: Mar 20, 2022

Head of Archival Processing

Library of the University of California, Davis

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a forward-looking and entrepreneurial professional to join our team as the inaugural Head of Archival Processing and advance the library’s efforts to transform and improve discovery of library resources, collection management, and the organization and curation of data. Reporting to the Head of the Content Support Services (CSS), this position will supervise the archival processing unit and take a strategic role in prioritizing and leading the processing of incoming archival and manuscript collections in all formats, creating and enhancing online descriptive guides, managing web archiving services, and implementing linked data.  

As a member of the CSS Department, the incumbent will collaborate with others in the Scholarly Resources division to plan and coordinate policies, procedures, workflows, and projects. This role will collaborate closely with colleagues in Archives and Special Collections, in Collection Strategies, and at the California Digital Library (which manages the Online Archive of California), and may collaborate with subject matter and language experts both in the library and across campus.

The University 

UC Davis is a top-tier public university, ranked 5th nationally by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, 9th in the QS USA University rankings, and 10th nationally by US News and World Report among U.S. public universities overall and for research funding. It is also ranked #1 in the diversity and internationalization category in the QS USA University rankings. The US News and World Report rankings also highlight UC Davis as 16th among “top performers on social mobility,” which is determined by the outcomes of Pell Grant recipients and other stats. Check out more ranking information on our “About Us” webpage. Please review the full position description to learn more about acclaimed university and the notable rank.

Our Commitment to Inclusive Excellence 

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional [potential for/record of] research and/or teaching, and inclusive excellence. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the University of California, Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Please review the full Job Posting to learn about the initiatives that keep UC Davis an inclusive and safe campus for our incredibly diverse students, staff, academic appointees, and faculty. 

Rank and salary: Associate Librarian, Salary Point 6, $74,182 to Librarian, Salary Point 6, $99,445. (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)

Candidates applying by March 20, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Interested in learning more? We invite you to attend an informational session scheduled for 12-1pm (Pacific Standard Time), March 1, 2022. In this session, we will share the vision for this position, details of the application and interview process, and answer any questions you may have. Register for the event here: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOCgqjstEtSvcQ3YJAM91t50ttaZAnM6


This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/  

UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.



Associate Librarian to Librarian

$74,182 - $99,445/Year
Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.

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