Applications to be the Jay Kay and Doris Klein Science Fiction Librarian in University Library at UC Riverside are now being taken.
Primary Responsibilities: The Jay Kay and Doris Klein Librarian for Science Fiction is responsible for all aspects of the development, stewardship and promotion of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, housed in the University of California, Riverside Library’s Special Collections & Archives.
As a member of the Special Collections & University Archives team, the Klein Librarian interprets and sets priorities for the Eaton Collection within the Library’s collection development policy, and represents the Eaton Collection within the broader community of faculty, students, other scholars, librarians, dealers, collectors, and the public The Klein Librarian participates in library planning, preservation, and access initiatives. S/he provides specialized reference and research support for Eaton Collection users and interprets the collection for diverse audiences through exhibitions, public presentations, and original scholarship. Collection development and management, reference service and access, scholarly collaboration and support, instruction using primary sources, and public outreach are essential activities in this collaborative environment.
And ever so much more!
[Via Bradley Scott and Andrew Porter.]
Interesting that they have a job named for Jay Kay Klein. (Who is or was Doris?) I knew Mr. Klein had left his vast lifework of photos to UCR’s Eaton collection, but I hadn’t known of The Jay Kay and Doris Klein Librarian for Science Fiction. What’s the story? Is this like the endowed chairs some professors have?
Doris was his wife: she died in 2011.
The only specifics I’ve seen are in the UCR article about the endowment, which says it would allow them to recruit a science fiction librarian. http://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/24368. But I would draw the same inference as you about a job named after somebody who made a big contribution to the UCR Library’s endowment fund.