Temporary Library Faculty Pool, CSU Dominguez Hills

Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department

University Library

Position Description

The Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a pool of part-time librarian appointments.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University’s mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS) Department, University Library

The University Library

The services of the University Library are housed in a 140,000 square foot, five story, energy-efficient addition completed in 2010. Staffing currently consists of 11.5 FTE professional librarians and 15.5 FTE paraprofessionals. The Library is home to two 33-capacity instructional labs, 100+ computers, 11 group study rooms, multiple quiet study and collaborative spaces, and informal lounge areas interspersed throughout the building and a café. It has emerged as CSUDH students’ “Academic Home away from Home.” CSUDH students study in a stunningly beautiful library that contains multicultural artwork reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the campus, the community and the Southern California area.

Mission

The University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources; user-centered services and learning experiences; and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, innovation, and the acquisition of information literacy skills.

For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/library/

The Position

The faculty of the University Library at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for part-time temporary librarian positions in the University Library’s Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS) department. The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin in a position on short notice.

Responsibilities

Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, technologically savvy, user-centered, and collaborative and collegial professionals with experience providing research assistance, teaching information literacy, and willingness to engage in outreach initiatives in academic libraries.

Part-time librarians in the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services department provide online and face-to-face research assistance; teach course-integrated information literacy instruction sessions; and participate in the development of online guides, FAQs, videos, tutorials, and other outreach and instructional materials.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively contribute to the library’s research assistance services.
  • Teaching experience.
  • A positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse ages socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Experience providing research assistance both face-to-face and online in an academic library environment.
  • Experience using Springshare’s suite of products (e.g., LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibInsight, LibChat, etc.).

Employment Requirement – Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

A complete application is required and must include:

  • A Current Curriculum Vitae or Resume with contact information
  • A two-page maximum cover letter that includes a brief statement on diversity, inclusion, and equity
  • A List of 3 references with contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)

For international transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

Closing Statement

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco-Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Applications Close: 30 Jun 2021

To apply, visit: https://careers.csudh.edu/en-us/job/498808/temporary-faculty-pool-reference-instruction-outreach-services

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