Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Archivist UC Davis Asian American Studies, Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies UC Davis Library, Archives and Special Collections Overview of Position The Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies Archivist is a two-year Librarian Series appointment responsible for the management of the Welga Digital Archive of the Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies (BCFS). Duties include collection development, collection processing, metadata creation, exhibit curation, instruction, digitization, and digital preservation. The Archivist is also responsible for community outreach and promotion activities that increase awareness of Filipino American history and the Filipino Diasporic experience, including conducting oral histories and making them accessible. As an additional project, the Archivist will take the lead in creating a database to catalog historical Filipino American sites in California. This is a temporary position with a two-year term that may be extended for a limited time should BCFS secure additional funding.
Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections in the UC Davis Library and coordinating with the BCFS Director, the Archivist will build on existing collaborations between the library and the BCFS, working 80% of time in the BCFS and 20% of time in the library's Archives and Special Collections department. The Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies The Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies (BCFS), under the directorship of Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, is hosted by the UC Davis Asian American Studies Department. The BCFS draws its mission from the life's work of the activist, worker, and writer Carlos Bulosan. The Center supports UC Davis scholars researching and teaching about the Filipino experience in the United States, abroad, and in the Philippines. The BCFS advances the production and dissemination of knowledge about the Filipino experience and history by creating a community of support for Filipino Studies scholars, researchers, and educators. Its programs are driven by close collaboration with community-based organizations. The BCFS is especially focused on addressing the experiences of the most marginalized, underserved, and vulnerable groups in the Filipino community.
The Welga Digital Archive, now a centerpiece of the BCFS, was initially founded to promote Filipino American labor history, specifically the history of Filipino American involvement with the UFW movement and the Delano Grape Strikes. Through the acquisition of archival collections, the conducting of oral histories, and the digitization of its holdings, the scope of the Welga Digital Archive has expanded to a focus on Filipino American political and social activism. UC Davis and UC Davis Library UC Davis is a global community of individuals united to better humanity and our natural world while seeking solutions to some of our most pressing challenges. Located near Sacramento, California's capital, UC Davis has more than 39,000 students, the fulltime equivalent of 4,100 faculty and other academics and researchers, and 17,400 other personnel. The University has an annual sponsored research budget of over $850 million, includes a major academic health system, and over two dozen specialized research centers. Recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the U.S. and the number one university in the world for agricultural research and veterinary medicine, UC Davis offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Nursing.
The UC Davis Library is among the top 100 research libraries in North America and belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and other organizations that position it to collaborate with other high-ranking research organizations.
Archives and Special Collections, established July 1966, houses the Library's rare books, manuscript collections, historical photographs, maps, and the University Archives. The Department's major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations of students and scholars. The collections have grown to more than 183,000 volumes and 17,000 linear feet of archives and manuscript collections, as well as other related materials that are available for research and instruction. Position Responsibilities Bulosan Center for Filipino Studies (80%)
-Under the general direction of the Director of the BCFS, develops collection development policies and acquisition strategies for building collections related to the Filipino American and Filipino Diasporic experience. -Takes lead on the acquisition and accessioning of relevant material for the BCFS archive, and is responsible for the arrangement and description of collections in accordance with recognized best archival practices. -Takes lead on digitization of archival materials according to California Digital Library standards, including the creation of descriptive and technical metadata, and manages and updates the Welga Digital Archive. -Curates physical and digital exhibits based on BCFS themes and collections. -Performs physical and digital preservation actions for tangible, digitized, and born-digital collections. -Provides in-person, online, and telephone consultation services concerning BCFS collections. -Facilitates access to collections with instruction demonstrations, public outreach projects and events, and social media promotions. -Conducts, transcribes, preserves, and makes accessible oral history interviews related to BCFS themes and collections. -Performs historical preservation activities (including fieldwork and historical evaluations) to create a database of Filipino American historical sites. -Participates in professional development activities as appropriate to meet both individual needs as well as departmental goals and objectives, and as an academic appointee engages actively in pertinent ongoing research, scholarship, or creative activity and/or teaching. -Works with Director and other staff on fundraising initiatives related to the archive.
Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library (20%)
-Under the general direction of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, performs a range of public service-oriented activities in the Archives and Special Collections (ASC) department. -Provides public services assistance to faculty, students, staff, visiting scholars, and the general public in the ASC Reading Room and to remote users as assigned. -Completes public service enhancement projects facilitating access to materials, including the rare book and pamphlet collections, the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center, Map Collection, manuscript collections, historical photograph collections, University Archives, and other non-circulating research materials as assigned. -Provide outreach information regarding collections and services for websites, guides, social media, and special programming. -May participate in library committee work or other work that supports the mission of the ASC department or the library. -Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. -As an academic appointee engages actively in pertinent ongoing research, scholarship, or creative activity and/or teaching. Required Qualifications for the Position -Graduate degree in library science from an ALAaccredited institution, or equivalent; graduate degree in Public History or an advanced degree in a related field. -Demonstrated project management and organizational skills required to plan and implement a new archival program in a complex organization. -Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of ethnic studies, Asian American history, or Filipino/Filipino American history and culture. -Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of collection development, archival appraisal, and archival processing. -Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of archival reference, outreach, and instruction. -Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of issues, technical challenges, and solutions related to the lifecycle of digital assets, including digitization, ingest, storage, discovery, access, publication, and preservation. -Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills to work with faculty and campus administrators, and to engage with colleagues in a matrixed, cross-functional workplace. -Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion within the Librarian Series. Preferred Qualifications for the Position -Three years of experience working in an academic library, archive, or public history environment. -Certification from the Academy of Certified Archivists. -Demonstrated experience with conducting oral histories and processing oral history material for access in a research environment. -Demonstrated basic technical competence to write online content and engage through social media. -Demonstrated experience with development, donor relations, fundraising, and grant writing. -Evidence of commitment to fostering an inclusive environment. -Record of professional engagement, such as service in professional organizations, presentations at conferences, or publication. -Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with library colleagues and partners within the library and across the campus. -Evidence of flexibility and initiative when working within a fast-paced and rapidly changing setting. -Evidence of effective use of analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. -Demonstrated commitment to professional development. -Record of accomplishment in research, scholarship, or creative activity and/or teaching consonant with an academic appointment. Salary and Benefits Rank and salary: Assistant Librarian, Salary Point 1, $55,014 to Associate Library, Salary Point 10, $77,787. (Appointment rank and salary based on qualifications and experience.)
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the University Council - American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT).
Benefits: The University of California is one of the largest employers in California, and offers outstanding health and retirement benefits to its employees and their families. Librarians are academic appointees and earn 24 days of vacation and 12 days of sick leave per year. In addition, there are 13 university holidays.
Candidates applying by April 6, 2020, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. See https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/careers/ for this posting and information about working at the UC Davis Library.
Please include a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the position, a Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information for at least four references.
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