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The California Digital Library is housed under the University of California Office of the President (UCOP). Job opportunities at the CDL are listed here as well as on the UCOP employment web site.

Senior UNIX System Administrator

The California Digital Library (CDL) supports the education, research, and public service mission of the University of California in partnership with the ten campus University of California Libraries system. The CDL has four core programs: Access & Publishing; Collection Development; Discovery & Delivery; and the UC Curation Center. The primary user base for CDL services include UC faculty, students and library staff.

Technical leader with a high degree of knowledge in the overall field and recognized expertise in specific areas; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

Applies advanced systems infrastructure concepts and organizational objectives to resolve highly complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Selects methods, techniques and evaluation criteria to obtain results. Gives presentations to associated team and other technical units. Evaluates new technologies including performing moderate to complex cost/benefit analyses. Interacts with multiple levels of management. May lead a team of systems/infrastructure professionals. Performs advanced system administration and troubleshooting tasks, as an individual and part of a team. Delegates and mentors as appropriate. Maintains a good understanding of current trends and best practices within the information technology arena. Acts as a technical resource to other staff members and provides excellent technical support to the organization. Provides 24x7 on-call support as needed.

Get details and apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59454

Discovery & Delivery Services Technical Team Manager (career position)

The California Digital Library’s (CDL) Discovery and Delivery team (D2D) seeks a service-oriented, innovative individual with strong management and leadership skills, and technical expertise for the position of Discovery & Delivery Technical Manager. The Technical Manager will lead and manage the work of 8 technical staff, in close coordination with project managers and analysts.

About you

You are experienced working as a technical manager with vendor-hosted services as well as in-house developed solutions. You are skilled in collaborating with internal teams as well as external vendors, partners, and others. You thrive working on cross-team projects, as well as system-wide initiatives, regional and national activities. You pride yourself on keeping your team current on new technology and industry trends and you are eager to sustain existing services while also identifying opportunities for creating new services based on a deep commitment to solving end user needs. You enjoy managing and coaching staff. You are skilled at aligning technical systems with strategic directions, and in forging strategic partnerships.

You want to lead work on

  • Technical and collaborative solutions for students, faculty and staff
  • Collaborative projects with partners such as Google, Internet Archive, the HathiTrust, The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST)
  • Multi-campus systems

Does this sound like you? If so, join our team at CDL!

About us

We are the California Digital Library’s Discovery & Delivery Team. We're planning and building the next generation of library services even as we make our existing systems better. We need you to help us make it happen. Read more about what we do and our strategic goals on the CDL website.

Get details and apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59445

Library Data and Services Analyst

The Licensed Content Team of the California Digital Library (CDL) is seeking a Library Data and Services Analyst to join our expanding, dynamic team at one of the largest collection development and management program in the world, to support the education, research, and public service mission of the University of California in partnership with the ten campus University of California Libraries system.

As a Library Data and Services Analyst, you will collect, analyze, maintain and interpret usage statistics for CDL licensed resources, and apply knowledge of academic libraries and data analysis concepts to additional data collection and analysis projects in support of UC libraries' collection assessment and evaluation goals. You will work with publishers, vendors and campus librarians to investigate, analyze, and resolve data and service problems, develop and maintain relevant online documentation for use by UC librarians and other users of CDL services, and provide related support to other CDL service units.

Get details and apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59441

Social Media Strategy Internship / Professional Project

The California Digital Library is seeking an energetic, media-savvy individual to help us develop a social media strategy for Calisphere, a large online collection of historical materials from California’s great libraries, archives, and museums. This short-term, paid project offers the unique opportunity to leave your mark on a high-profile, statewide public initiative.

Calisphere (https://calisphere.org) is a website with over 440,000 historical documents and artifacts—such as photographs, letters, diaries, videos, and sound recordings—that have been made freely available by more than 130 institutions throughout California. In September 2015, we released the first new version of the site in almost a decade. Now we are ready to reconnect and reengage with our audiences through social media marketing.

For this project, you will mount one or more small social media campaigns through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest and, based on testing and analysis, develop an ongoing social media strategy for Calisphere. You will be given a small budget with which to experiment with paid advertising and/or promoted content, and you will have the full Calisphere database at your disposal for generating creative visuals and copy. The successful candidate will be a good writer with a knack for getting likes and clicks. But you’re also analytical; you can test different approaches and interpret data to make strategic decisions. This is a meaty project that’s not just about churning out posts on a predetermined script. It’s about developing a plan for leveraging social media channels to engage and better serve our user base. This project will be an impressive addition to your portfolio and will have a real impact on our organization.

You will work with staff at the California Digital Library, which is a unit in the University of California’s systemwide headquarters, located in the exciting Uptown neighborhood of Oakland, California. Remote applicants will also be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Learn more: https://calisphere.org/jobs/

To review a complete list of all of UCOP’s open positions please visit the University of California Office of the President Employment Website: http://jobs.ucop.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.