Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian - UC Irvine

Location: USA - CA - Irvine

The University of California, Irvine Libraries has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and collaborative professional to serve as the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Librarian (IEL). Nestled in the heart of Orange County, an ethnically diverse community which is one of the most vibrant hubs of innovation and business development in California, UCI is strategically committed to engagement with the community through the exchange of information, ideas, and resources.   To achieve this mission, the UCI Libraries is piloting an outreach effort to provide library research and instructional support to meet the growing demand across the University for services and resources that support innovation and entrepreneurship.   The ideal candidate will bring energy, enthusiasm, and fresh ideas to help launch this pilot effort. This is a temporary, two-year position.

Interested candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, including early career librarians who are eager to contribute to this challenging new venture and who want to grow professionally through mentorship by a team of collaborative colleagues, are encouraged to apply.

The UCI Libraries, comprising the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library, are committed to innovation and inclusive excellence.  The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has more than 35,598 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,600 faculty and staff.  Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information. 

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Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank with a salary of $49,165 - $67,722.

Applications received by February 18, 2019 will receive first consideration.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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