The Department of Information Studies at UCLA seeks applications from information professionals for teaching adjunct courses in 2021 and future academic years. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Bibliography in the analytic and descriptive traditions
  • Children librarianship, new technologies and youth adult services
  • DIY culture and making in public libraries
  • Legal informatics, electronic discovery, technologies of trust
  • Digital scholarship, including open access, peer review, and economics
  • Multilingual information services for migrant and immigrant population
  • Law librarianship, special libraries
  • Reference services
  • Information and media literacy
  • Information-seeking behavior
  • Personal information management
  • Media archiving, preservation and archeology
  • Corporate archives, performing arts archives
  • Digital and data curation, research data repositories
  • Metadata standards and infrastructures; corporate applications of metadata
  • Data science, including data interoperability, ontology design, semantic web, data  literacy, linked data
  • Implications of AI and machine learning for information institutions
  • Health informatics, health information systems, medical records, personal health data management, embedded librarianship
  • Design for mobile information services; service design
  • Sustainability in the information professions

The Department of Information Studies offers an ALA accredited MLIS degree, with courses designed to provide practice-based professional expertise in the areas of academic and public librarianship, archival studies, records management, data curation, informatics, special collections, and media archiving as well as related fields, such as preservation. The reach of our graduates includes almost all libraries, archives, and museums in the greater Los Angeles area (including the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Los Angeles Public Library) as well as numerous not-for-profit organizations, private companies, government agencies, universities, colleges, and schools across the country and around the world (including, for example, the National Archives, Disney, Facebook, Google,  and Sony Pictures). We share an ethical commitment to the advancement of social equity, community empowerment, and to the promotion of diversity, accountability, and intellectual openness.

Compensation is commensurate with and calibrated in relation to experience. Courses meet once a week in a three-and-a-half hour block and all courses are face-to-face. Applicants should have an MLIS degree or professional equivalent. Prior teaching experience is desirable but not essential. Applicants should have some knowledge of the UCLA program and its profile — see for more information about the UCLA MLIS program.

Anyone interested in a lecturer position with the Department of Information Studies will need to submit an application through UC Recruit (  The application for the 2021-2022 academic year will be available after April 1st.

Applications require a letter/statement of interest, a brief (one-page) description of the course or syllabus, a c.v., and contact information for 3 references. Positions will be open until filled, and application review will begin September 1st on a rolling basis.