Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$46,729 - $49,882 /year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, M-F

#111680 Language Laboratory & Media Librarian

Filing Deadline: Wed 9/29/2021

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The Linguistics Language Library and Lab is a specialized facility, within the Department of Linguistics, comprising a collection of 8000+ print volumes and a multimedia collection of 400+ titles, together representing more than 200 languages. Seventy workstations provide computers and playback equipment for individual or small group study and testing. The facility is open 40+ hours per week including evenings and weekends during academic sessions. Course information and reserve materials are available for on-premises use to all enrolled linguistics and language students at UC San Diego and Extension. Faculty, staff, alumni and members of the local community are also welcome as space allows. The Language Library and Lab serves an integral component of the Linguistics Language Program (LLP). The aim of the LLP is effective communication in a second language. The courses offered satisfy general education requirements of the various colleges, prepare students for literature and education-abroad programs, and provide for maintenance of existing language skills. In addition to its regular language classes, the LLP offers self-instructional courses for some 60 languages and has self-study materials for preparing graduate students for foreign-language reading examinations.

Manage and supervise all instructional and public services and student workers of the Linguistics Language Laboratory & Library (LLL&L). Develop, organize and maintain print-and-electronic-media collections of department. Consult with faculty and academic coordinators to help provide appropriate technology for pedagogical use. Assist with creation of educational materials with an emphasis on technology use for language teaching and learning. Oversee all aspects and coordination of daily library activities. Assess resources available to faculty, instructors, and students, and make recommendations for and implement improvements. Represent the Linguistics Language Library and Lab in community outreach, funding opportunities, campus community, and other venues. Manage the website(s), social media pages, and listservs for the Linguistics Department and its associated programs. Provide general administrative support to the Linguistics Department.

  • Alternate, night and weekend shifts may be necessary to accommodate library hours of operation and services.


  • Knowledge of general and library management principles and practices.

  • Knowledge of ALA/LC cataloguing principles for print and electronic media.

  • Experience working in a desktop computing environment and using various digital file formats (jpg, TIFF, wav, mp3, etc.) and with multimedia hardware and software (Photoshop, digital audio recorders, iPad, etc.).

  • Knowledge of Internet resources, electronic databases, and techniques for on-line bibliographic searching.

  • Strong organization and planning skills. Ability to analyze work situation and implement long range plans to develop systems and procedures to fulfill complex organizational needs. Ability to formulate and retain sight of long range plans and goals while dealing with a myriad of day-to-day problems.

  • Ability to interact with faculty, staff, students and others (including the general public and foreign persons) in a tactful and professional manner. Multicultural competencies; ability to work with diverse populations

  • Skill in selecting, training, mentoring, supervising and evaluating student employees.

  • Strong communication skills to interact clearly, courteously, and effectively with a broad range of people within UC San Diego and the outside community in person, by phone and through written correspondence. Ability to describe technical procedures, instructions, and proposals both orally and in writing.

  • Comprehensive understanding of software, systems, hardware and techniques used in web communication and web development.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage a large body of varied tasks. Ability to work and make decisions independently.

  • Knowledge of current copyright laws regarding print and electronic media.

  • Knowledge of and skill in operating various types of audiovisual equipment, tape-players and desk-top computers.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in programming, media applications, or any other technology related area.


  • Background Check required.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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