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Collections Strategy Analyst


Santa Cruz, CA

Employer:  University of California Santa Cruz
Category:  Other
Job Type:  Full Time


Collections Strategy Analyst


Location: Santa Cruz


Job ID: 64554






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The IRD for this job is: 02-28-2024




UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.




Collections & Services comprises the library departments that select, describe, make discoverable, and preserve the research and unique materials needed to support the university community's research needs; partner with and support faculty in teaching students to critically assess and engage with research materials and practices; connect with the campus and Santa Cruz community in the development of campus and community archives, and provide UCSC authors support in effectively navigating the evolving scholarly communication landscape.


More information can be found at: https://library.ucsc.edu




The University Library Collections Strategy Analyst will join the Collections & Services team in a key role to support the library's data-informed review and assessment approach to the acquisition and provision of access to the materials that meet the UCSC community's dynamic research, teaching, and learning objectives. In consultation with the AUL, Collections, and Services, the Collections Analyst will gather data from a variety of sources and synthesize it into outputs that offer insights to help guide the UCSC Library's collections acquisition and access strategies and directly support UC-wide and local (UCSC) actions to diversify the University Library collection. The Collections analyst will lead in the review of existing data collection and assessment practices; review existing and recommend new data input sources; update campus divisional demographic usage models; assess and refine data collection workflows; conduct usage assessment analysis for general collections including shared print assessment activities; create reports and visualizations that effectively communicate collections acquisition and access results to internal and external stakeholders, and establish and lead a cross-departmental team in the coordination of the library's collections assessment strategies.




Budgeted Salary: $89,350 - $104,400/Annually. Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience.

Under California law, the University of California, Santa Cruz is required to post a reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role. The salary shown above is the budgeted amount the University reasonably expects to pay and the salary extended should not exceed this posted amount.


Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits


Schedule Information:


• Full-time, Fixed

• Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week

• Days of the Week: Mon-Fri

• Shift Includes: Day


Employee Classification: Career appointment


Job End Date: None


Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus / Hybrid


Union Representation: Non-Represented


Job Code Classification: BUS SYS ANL 3 (007584)


Travel: Never or Rarely




70% - Data Collection, Analysis, and Reporting: applicable academic library practices, processes, systems and standards.


• Gathers, analyzes, normalizes, and integrates bibliometric, financial, and other types of data and information from multiple sources to develop complex aggregated reports and data outputs.

• Plans and executes data collection methodologies, creates data reporting templates and tools and develops effective queries and reports.

• Applies technical expertise and business analysis concepts to coordinate, refine, and evaluate outputs to meet collection assessment requirements.

• Analyzes and summarizes data and other information for purposes of reporting, visualization, and assessment.


20% - Communication and Consultation


• Collaborates with AUL, Collections & Services, and library stakeholders to define the goals, parameters, and expected outcomes of data analysis work.

• Communicates recommendations and results and gathers feedback to iterate and improve collection assessment outputs.

• Convenes and works with a cross-departmental collection assessment team to coordinate the library's collections assessment strategies and goals.


10% - Process Documentation


• Documents workflows, and methodologies for assessment, and prepares final documentation for dissemination purposes.

• Refreshes documentation as workflows evolve.




• Demonstrated efforts toward creating an inclusive working environment and a sensitivity for ways that racism, ableism, and sexism appear in academic library collection development and academic publishing practices.

• Demonstrated ability to produce reports in a variety of formats for easy interpretation and use, and to design and prepare graphs, tables, and other visuals.

• Ability to work with and analyze and interpret financial and bibliometric data (e.g., book, journal, film usage, cost data).

• Ability to identify appropriate data sources and methodologies to develop informed strategies and recommendations to improve, clarify, or effect policy and practice.

• Effective written and verbal communication skills as demonstrated by the ability to articulate/express ideas, thoughts, and information in a logical manner and sequence to summarize complex issues clearly and succinctly.

• Ability to communicate complex information to both technical and non-technical staff at various levels in the organization.

• Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Self-motivated and able to work both independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team.

• Able to consistently meet deadlines.




• Bachelor's degree in related area and/or relevant experience and/or training.

• Demonstrated advanced qualitative and quantitative analytical skills to develop, assess, and synthesize information from multiple sources on a broad range of issues.

• Experience with data visualization tools and techniques.

• Familiarity with academic journal publishing developments, practices, models, standards, and trends, or equivalent background and experience.




• Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.

• Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.

• The selected candidate has the option to work a hybrid work schedule. If a hybrid work schedule is confirmed, the selected candidate must be able to work successfully from a home/remote office and be able to fulfill the requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.

• Selected candidate will be required to complete training within established time frames as directed including UC compliance training.

• The University of California has implemented a https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy covering all employees. Employees, including new hires, are required to comply with any applicable policies relating to the University of California vaccine program.

• Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtainedhttps://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayText.xhtml?lawCode=PEN&division=&title=1.&part=4.&chapter=2.&article=2.5.




All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.




The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.




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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.


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