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The California Digital Library is housed under the University of California Office of the President (UCOP).

Assistant Director for Open Access Agreements

The Assistant Director for Open Access Agreements is responsible for stewarding California Digital Library activities related to publisher agreements for open access, including analysis, data and financial modeling, negotiations, implementation, administration, and assessment. Reporting to the CDL Director of Shared Collections, the Assistant Director is charged with designing and executing highly complex analyses of publishing activity by University of California authors, coupled with corresponding financial and expenditure data, to derive key insights that drive the development and adoption of promising new open access publishing business models.

As an expert in scholarly publishing data analytics, the Assistant Director for Open Access Agreements plays a key role in communicating insights and analysis to a wide variety of stakeholders across the University, including faculty, senior administrators, and library decision-makers, and will represent CDL and the UC Libraries in related mission-critical collaborations with extramural partners. 

The position will be open until filled. For more information on the position and to apply, please visit the UCOP Jobs site (Job ID 34059).

Dryad Senior Full Stack Engineer

Continuing in the CDL-Dryad partnership to offer a multidisciplinary, fully curated open data publishing platform, Dryad is seeking a Senior Full Stack Developer to join our Product Development team. The ideal candidate will have depth of experience in Ruby on Rails, React, and AWS cloud infrastructure, as well as building within an agile team environment. We’re looking for a senior developer and a team player who can help drive the team forward during a period of growth and opportunity.

Our future Senior Full Stack Developer brings extensive experience building distributed web applications, is a technical and innovative thought-leader able to define architecture and solves complex problems while actively participating in a highly collaborative, team environment.

The position will be open until filled. For more information on the position and to apply, please visit the Dryad Jobs page.

UX Content Specialist

The California Digital Library is looking for a User Experience (UX) Content Specialist to provide user-centered content and design services for websites and applications that we manage and maintain. Our ideal candidate has a strong user experience foundation with the ability to adapt product goals to meet end-user needs.  As a member of the CDL UX Team and reporting to the UX Manager, this position will work to support CDL program and service managers in the development, improvement, and maintenance of complex systemwide services, websites, and digital properties. 

The UX Content Specialist brings experience as a content manager and user experience professional, stays abreast of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies and technical requirements, such as web accessibility, and will take action to ensure compliance.

The successful candidate is hands on, detail-oriented with an ability to maintain high standards of accuracy and precision, excellent judgment, problem-solving, and the ability to actively participate in a highly collaborative, team environment. 

The position will be open until filled. For more information on the position and to apply, please visit the UCOP Jobs site.

Systemwide Data Analyst

The Systemwide Data Analyst plays an important role in advancing and supporting data-driven assessment, planning and decision-making at the University of California (UC) Libraries, which comprises the ten UC campuses, two Regional Library Facilities and the California Digital Library (CDL). As a member of the Systemwide Library Planning team at CDL, the Systemwide Data Analyst will co-design and provide a data analytics and visualization service for the UC Libraries utilizing data stored and originating in the Systemwide Integrated Library System (SILS) as well as a wide variety of additional public and proprietary data sources. This service will support the work of systemwide leadership and planning (e.g., the UC Council of University Librarians) across a broad range of topics and areas of shared interest; it will also support campus-specific understanding of systemwide data. The analyst will perform and communicate complex data analyses to support library planning, proposal development and transformation broadly, and will partner and collaborate with the SILS governance structure and operations center, and with assessment, data and analytics coordinators at CDL and across the system.

For more information and to complete an application, please see job #31596 on the UCOP job site.


The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.