The California State University, San Bernardino’s (CSUSB) John M. Pfau Library invites applications from forward-looking, collaborative, service-focused librarians to provide the leadership and effective communication to continually enhance, enrich, and advance the library’s information technologies and Web services.
CSUSB is situated in the Inland Empire region, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, with a growing enrollment of just over 20,000 students. The campus has been designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Minority Serving Institution (>50% underrepresented minority student body), a Hispanic Serving Institution (>25% Latino student body), and Title V eligible (significant number of low income students). Both the campus and library have recently named social justice as a core value in their strategic plans and encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library’s mission of serving a diverse community.
Responsibilities: The Information Technology and Web Services Librarian (ITWSL) is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the dean of the Pfau Library. As head of the Library Information Technology unit, the ITWSL supervises an IT Support Supervisor and an Assistant Web Developer, and oversees the Innovation Lab, a space with 3D scanning and printing, circuitry kits, virtual reality headgear, and more. Developing, implementing, overseeing, and promoting new and existing innovative information technologies and Web services, the ITWSL also leads the library’s effort to enhance its virtual spaces, working closely with library faculty and staff to develop and expand online library services in alignment with the library’s mission and strategic plan.
The position serves on library, campus, and CSU technology committees and communicates information between these entities, including chairing the Library Information Technology Council and documenting plans, procedures, and outcomes. The ITWSL will administer ExLibris’ PRIMO, the library’s future discovery layer, and may provide some combination of reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based upon knowledge and experience. All librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the tenure standards for faculty at the university. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.
Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; knowledge of current and developing information technologies, standards, and trends in academic libraries; ability to collaboratively implement innovative technologies and Web services while communicating effectively with patrons, library staff, faculty, and campus Information Technology Services; record of leadership; experience in designing, developing, and maintaining Web sites; capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community and a willingness to learn from and foster an inclusive environment with others, regardless of ethnic, linguistic, religious, or socio-economic background, nationality, gender identity, sexuality, or ability. New librarians with non-library management and IT experience, please apply!
Terms of Appointment: This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3. The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a starting salary of $65,000. In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas—Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service—as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration. Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and support for moving expenses available.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
To receive consideration, please submit ALL of the following:
- Online application
- Letter of interest
- Resume or CV
- Unofficial transcripts of all graduate work
- Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position is open until filled. Questions? Contact Bonnie Petry, Chair of the Search Committee, email@example.com.