Instructional Design Librarian

October 24, 2016

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

Apply for Librarian – Instructional Design using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ndnu&jobId=158718&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Reports to: Library Director

Status: Full-Time, 10 Month, Non-Tenure Track

Supervises: Student assistants and Circulation staff (mornings and weekends)

General Description:

The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative individual for the position of Instructional Design Librarian.  The Instructional Design Librarian will lead efforts to collaborate with NDNU faculty and instructors on curriculum development projects in areas such as instructional design, assessment of information literacy learning outcomes, and assignment development.  The Instructional Design Librarian will develop instructional materials in a range of formats designed to promote best practices for addressing information literacy in undergraduate through doctoral programs. The Instructional Design Librarian will also collaborate with faculty or instructors in the development of classroom research and assessment projects.  In particular, this position will support diversity efforts through programs designed to help Hispanic, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations to acclimate and thrive at NDNU. This position will serve as the department liaison and collection coordinator for the STEM fields.

The successful candidate will be flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs.  The Instructional Design Librarian will be instrumental in delivering information literacy instruction to NDNU’s growing online, hybrid, and satellite programs and in the development of a student learning commons.  The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information gathering needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University.

This position requires some evening and weekend shifts.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver a range of innovative library services that facilitate the curricular and research needs of students and faculty;
  • Collaborate with faculty and the Library Director on the strategic integration of information literacy instruction in the curriculum using new technologies and evidence based instruction methods;
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus,  off-site, and online students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences;
  • Create and implement an innovative and effective embedded instruction program including the development and assessment of a broad range of teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula in support of the Library’s research, teaching and learning program.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of assessment research designed to track the impact of library involvement in student success and retention;
  • Collaborate with the Access Services Manager to develop and supervise the Peer Information Mentor (PIM) student employee program;
  • Provide STEM and general reference service;
  • Develop and manage print and electronic collections in assigned STEM liaison areas, including selecting and withdrawing materials, participating in collaborative collection development decisions, and exploring Open Access and shared collection models;
  • Collaborate and actively participate in local, regional, national, or international professional organizations to share research in information literacy instruction;
  • Participate in University and Library committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
  • Minimum 2 years of full-time experience providing research and instructional services in an academic library
  • Passion for quality library service centered around student learning and characterized by collaboration with faculty in support of teaching and research needs;
  • Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment;
  • Knowledge of best practices and innovations in teaching and learning, curriculum development, and instruction as they relate to information literacy.
  • Familiarity with current trends in STEM education
  • Experience with online teaching pedagogies or other innovative instructional design practices.
  • Experience with information literacy assessment and research
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats with faculty and instructional staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software, skills in creating digital and online instructional resources
  • Strong commitment to serving the needs of underserved student populations
  • Demonstrated competency in in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge of the principles of collection development work
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively
  • Commitment to diversity in higher education

Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences in working in a diverse environment, and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.


Library Aide I/II

October 24, 2016

The City of Arcadia is seeking enthusiastic, motivated and service-oriented individuals to perform a wide variety of routine, technical, and clerical duties in support of various sections of the library.

Responsibilities of each Position:
Library Aide I – Under immediate supervision:
-Sorts and shelves books, and other materials alphabetically and numerically for different sections, which includes Adult, Teen and Children; straightening shelves and loose books.
-Shelves magazines and newspapers for reference and circulation.
-Operates office machines, provides customer service by assisting patrons.
-May include assisting supervisor with ongoing projects in various sections of the library.
-Pick up and delivers library materials from bins to library.
-Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Library Aide II – Under general supervision:
-Checks in and checks out books and other library materials; assists, registers patrons and issues library cards; collects fines and processes transactions.
-Provide customer service by assisting patrons with use of computers and related equipment, including copiers, scanner and printers.
-Maintain equipment by providing basic-level troubleshooting, re-supplying and cleaning. Report technical problems to appropriate library personnel.
-Assist patrons with use of software, particularly automated computer reservation   system, Microsoft Office programs, and various interactive online forms.
-Enforce City policies, rules and regulations.
-Train volunteers for computer assistance.
-Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

WORK SCHEDULE
The Arcadia Public Library is open Monday through Saturday. Hours for this position are fifteen (15) hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
Library Aide I: No experience is required.
Library Aide II: One (1) year of experience as a Library Aide.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade or current enrollment in high school.

FINAL FILING DATE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016. Please visit the City’s careers website at www.ArcadiaCA.gov/employment to submit an online application along with any application materials relevant to the position. Resumes may be submitted with your online application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City application.


Head of Access Services

October 23, 2016

THE GRADUATE THEOLOGICAL UNION

Employment Opportunity

HEAD OF ACCESS SERVICES

FLORA LAMSON HEWLETT LIBRARY

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) seeks an experienced Head of Access Services.  This is a full-time, benefited position.

POSITION SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of the Library Director, incumbent provides full professional oversight for and manages all activities involved in the operation of the Access Services Department, including: circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, branch library services, stacks management, and space/facilities. The incumbent interprets library policy to GTU students and faculty and promotes positive public relations. The incumbent evaluates and updates policies, procedures, and services to ensure the user experience of students and faculty is supportive of their academic needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Public relations and library policies. The incumbent maintains current knowledge of all standard unit policies and procedures, clearly explaining and enforcing them to library patrons and staff; monitors and evaluates user experience (UX) to develop unit UX standards; develops and updates departmental procedures and policies in accordance with library mission statement and UX goals; and publicizes changes in library services in both the library and consortium.
  1. Supervision of personnel. Supervises regular circulation staff at GTU (2) and SFTS (1) while overseeing student employees at GTU (7-15) and SFTS (5-10); manages the workflow for the GTU section to ensure effective services for library users; maintains a working knowledge of current training materials and best practices in all areas of access services; develops departmental and sub area procedures and training materials to address efficiency, effectiveness, and safety standards for patrons and staff; hires, trains, disciplines and evaluates staff and student employees (10-15+ FTE).
  1. Library operations. Directs and schedules staff in the areas of access services ensuring library hours and tasks are staffed to maintain uninterrupted services; mitigates disruption of service to the public by delegating tasks of vacant roles during planned, unplanned, or extended absences; handles cash, reconciles register and processes deposits to business office. Because the services the department provides cannot stop during a working day, the Head of Access Services acts as the ultimate back-up should other tasks need to be completed.
  1. Space and facilities management. Manages the public spaces of the GTU and SFTS libraries, overseeing library safety, security, and access; manages library collections, including the re-shelving of books, stacks maintenance, shifting of materials, and recovery of lost/missing materials; manages access to onsite and offsite collections including the transportation of materials to and from offsite collections, drop sites and branches, occasionally provides reference services to patrons.
  1. Library equipment management.   Troubleshoots problems and maintenance of library equipment; manages lease/service contracts and computer updates; works with Consortial IT and relevant library departments to keep equipment updated and relevant to meet the needs of patrons and students; instructs staff and patrons in the operation of library equipment (such as photocopy machines, computers, and microfilm readers).
  1. Library technology administration. The incumbent has primary oversight of the Circulation and WebPac modules of the Library’s ILS, Millennium system. This includes database management, the import of data into the ILS from Consortial partners, generating statistical reports, updating the online patron access catalog, and editing patron and item records.  The Head of Access Services also assists in managing and updating the Library intranet.
  1. Reporting and representation. Attends internal and external department meetings to discuss relevant developments in Access Services, including the Library Management Team; participates in library collaborative committees and sub groups when asked, including hiring search committees; occasionally represents the Library at meetings such as with Access service reps from UC Berkeley and other schools; routinely negotiates services with vendors and VP/CFO.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in any field, or relevant equivalent training/experience.

Skills/ Experience/ Abilities:    

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in a circulation department with responsibilities that include training and directing library staff and student assistants.
  • Familiarity with Library of Congress call numbering system.
  • Ability to set priorities and work cooperatively with staff and the public.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium or other ILS, OCLC,
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Customer service orientation with demonstrated ease in working with the public.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to SFTS branch library in San Anselmo.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week; may include weekends. One hundred percent of work is indoors. Indoor work environment is temperature controlled. Some travel required to the SFTS branch library in San Anselmo.

  • Vision – ability to see items necessary to carry out essential job functions. Close vision requires for reading and working with computer and library equipment.
  • Hearing – ability to hear sounds of individuals and groups
  • Clear Speech – ability to communicate clearly to others is essential part of job.
  • Sitting – ability to sit for long periods of time at computer.
  • Standing – ability to stand on frequent basis.
  • Walking – ability to walk to various areas within the GTU library and the SFTS branch library.
  • Lifting/Carrying – ability to lift and carry books and files occasionally – up to 10lbs.
  • Standing/Squatting – ability to bend/stoop/squat sometimes to reach lower shelves.
  • Reaching – ability to reach above and below shoulder, sometimes at arms’ length.
  • Pushing/Pulling – ability to push/pull desk and filing cabinet drawers, book carts and hand trucks.
  • Manual Dexterity – ability to grasp books and other items and to use a computer keyboard and mouse.
  • Regular attendance – required to manage day to day operations of the position.  This position may require evening and/or weekend work hours.

Tools and Equipment Used:

Including, but not limited to:  Phones, computers, printers, barcode reader, microform reader/printer, copiers.

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

  1. Library Director
  2. Circulation Staff at GTU Library & SFTS Branch Library
  3. Other Library & GTU personnel
  4. Students
  5. Library Patrons
  6. Outside vendors

Compensation Package

Salary: Mid-40s to mid-50s.  Benefits include medical and dental, employer contribution to 403(b) retirement account, long term disability insurance, and paid vacation/sick/holidays.

Application Process

Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, salary requirements, and names/contact information of three professional references via email to:

Caryl Woulfe
cwoulfe@gtu.edu       

Application Deadline:  October 31, 2016 or until filled.

GTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian, USC

October 23, 2016

The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian to develop, deliver, and evaluate library instruction modules and programs in support of the university’s teaching and research enterprises. This position helps make certain that the libraries’ instruction practices support the university’s approach to solving intractable problems that demand transdisciplinary research and practice.

The position requires a working knowledge of pedagogical theories and the capacity to apply that knowledge in collaboration with librarians, library staff, and disciplinary faculty throughout USC schools and units. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Instruction, Assessment, and Engagement in the libraries’ Programs and Planning department, the Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian is an essential member of the group responsible for further developing our program into a model of advanced academic library instructional design.

The successful candidate will demonstrate: knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education; awareness of current discussions about the framework’s potential as well as its limitations; experience developing student-centered instruction activities and assessment tools; a strong awareness of multiple literacies—categories of knowledge and practice related to information literacy, such as cultural and visual literacy—that influence learning outcomes and research behavior; significant knowledge of current thinking in library, information technology, and education fields—including theories of authentic learning and constructivist models of teaching; a commitment to resourcefulness, collaboration, and creativity in the workplace; and facility with the technology necessary to achieve the above.

For a full description and qualifications, please visit https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/instructional_design_and_assessment_librarian_annoucment.pdf.

Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/76920

Closing date for applications: Open until filled.

For more information about this position, contact Elizabeth Galoozis at galoozis@usc.edu.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu.

 


Electronic Resources Librarian

October 23, 2016

Full Time Temporary, Oakland CA

Health Sciences University in Oakland CA is looking for a full time (M-F 8am-5pm) temporary Electronic Resources Librarian for approximately five (5) months. Recent academic library experience is required. Health sciences and medical library experience preferred.

Apply to: https://www.aimusa.com/view_job.php?id=1782


Electronic Resources & Instruction Librarian

October 23, 2016
Full Time Direct Hire, Vallejo CA
Under the general direction of the Director of the Library, the Electronic Resources & Instruction Librarian activates, troubleshoots, maintains access for Library’s electronic resources and develops and maintains the Library’s website. Working with another librarian, provides instruction and reference to the College of Pharmacy and the Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health Programs and selects for and maintains the Library resources for this college and schools. Also participates in providing general library instruction and reference and in the overall growth and development of the Library and its services.

​Access Services & Instruction Librarian​

October 23, 2016

Full Time Direct Hire, Vallejo CA

Under the general direction of the Director of the Library, the Access Services & Instruction Librarian manages the Library’s circulation desk and the Library’s circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan and stacks functions. He/she hires, trains and supervises student library assistants. Working with another librarian, he/she provides instruction and reference to the College of Pharmacy, the Graduate School of Education programs for Educational and Leadership Administration, Education Technology and Urban Education, and the School of Nursing and selects for and maintains library resources for the colleges and programs. He/she also participates in general library instruction and reference and in the overall promotion and development of the Library and its services.

Apply to: https://www.aimusa.com/view_job.php?id=1780


Dean, Library and Information Resources

October 18, 2016

Dean, Library and Information Resources

The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is currently accepting applications for the position of Dean, Library and Information Resources.

Established in 1961 by Walt and Roy Disney, CalArts is a private, non-profit, arts college offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in six schools (Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater) to approximately 1,500 students. The institute is known for its faculty of distinguished artists and scholars, outstanding students, and multidisciplinary approach to arts education. CalArts is also proud of its exceptionally diverse population that is 45% domestic students of color and 20% international.

The CalArts Library enables student and faculty artist/scholars to develop the skills necessary for creative exploration, critical reflection and lifelong learning, in an environment that supports and promotes the diversity of voices that encompass the CalArts community. The library offers a full suite of academic reference and instruction services, and contains a collection of over 200,000 physical items in all formats and approximately 300,000 electronic resources, that include a unique archival and rare-book collection, and a distinctive moving image collection.

Under the direction of the Provost, the dean will lead, plan, organize and direct the operations and activities of the library; provide innovative information resources and services in support of the institute’s mission and vision; project and monitor budgets; work collaboratively with faculty, administration, staff and students in a service-oriented environment; and coordinate the work, supervise and evaluate the performance of library faculty and staff.

Qualifications of the dean will include a Master’s Degree in Library Science, a minimum of ten years of increasingly-responsible experience in an academic library environment, including five years in a supervisory capacity; currency with best practices within information technology including emerging technologies related to Library systems and services; experience with coordinating efforts to plan, develop and implement technology that support digital scholarship; demonstrated skills in budget planning, analysis and control of funding from multiple sources; experience with fundraising in a library setting; and appreciation of the visual and performing arts.

For full position description please visit the CalArts employment page:

https://www.calarts.edu/employment

How to Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references at the attention of Provost Jeannene Przyblyski to:

Diane Hunt, senior administrative assistant to the provost: dhunt@calarts.edu, or

Office of the Provost, Re: Dean of Library Search, California Institute of the Arts, 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2397.

For full consideration please apply by November 1, 2016. Review of applications will begin on that date and will continue until the position is filled.

AA/EOE


Learning and Research Communities Librarian

October 18, 2016

University of California, Berkeley

Hiring range: Librarian

$73,238-$88,253 per annum, based on qualifications

This position is a full-time appointment with an expected start date of February 2017

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative, user-oriented librarian to lead the design, development, assessment, and adaptation of services, programs, and spaces to sustain forward-looking physical and virtual learning environments associated with the Library.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 27,400 undergraduate students, 10,700 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,600. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

Responsibilities

The Learning & Research Communities Librarian has a leading role in continuously improving learning environments in order to provide transformational library services to students on the Berkeley campus. This librarian will be called upon to collaborate with library and campus colleagues across our libraries and online platforms, and serve as the leader in developing the services, spaces, and partnerships of the Moffitt Library. The position calls for an experienced project manager who is familiar with user-centered design processes, effective pedagogical practices, and emerging trends in higher education; energized by collaborating with students, faculty and library staff across all disciplines; experienced in articulating, designing, and piloting new programs and services; knowledgeable about gathering and using quantitative and qualitative data to inform planning; and committed to building understanding and enthusiasm for the Library’s role in advancing the University’s teaching and research missions.

The Library seeks to provide students with literacies and skills to enable lifelong and self- sufficient learning in an information-rich digital society. The incumbent will develop programs and spaces to help students learn how to research, evaluate, and manage information; to effectively communicate their ideas; and to navigate ongoing technological change in various social and cultural contexts. With a goal of fostering a vibrant community of scholarship and inquiry across disciplines and in alignment with the campus’s focus on the undergraduate experience, the incumbent will work closely with students, academic support units, research groups, and library colleagues to give definition to the future vision for the programs and spaces of the Moffitt Library. A commitment to flexibility, experimentation, collaboration, assessment, and continuous improvement is critical.

Reporting to the Head of the Instruction Services Division, this position joins a team of colleagues that oversee a range of programs and services focused on the first-year and transfer student experience, information and digital literacy, reference and research services, media services, course-integrated instruction, online learning, and instructor development. This librarian will personally provide instruction and reference services, primarily supporting the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Additionally, this librarian will frequently collaborate with library colleagues, academic partners, and student groups as we continue to design and improve all of our physical and virtual learning environments.

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance, and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show evidence or promise of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC System, and profession.

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

• Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or equivalent degree

Additional Required Qualifications by start date in position:

• At least five years of experience providing reference and instruction services in an academic library environment

• Experience leading the design of a new program and/or service from concept through implementation

• Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and deliver to deadlines

• Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain effective collaborations with students, faculty, academic departments and/or academic support units, including working effectively across disciplines and with diverse populations

• Experience with assessment tools and methods; understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis

• Experience evaluating, implementing, and using digital tools and technologies to support teaching, learning, research and/or collaboration

• Familiarity with research and teaching trends, methods, and practices

• Demonstrated knowledge of information literacy concepts and issues and their connection with teaching and learning issues in higher education

• Experience assessing the effectiveness of services and/or spaces

• Demonstrated customer service orientation and success in improving the user experience

• Demonstrated communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills

• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience writing grants and/or fundraising documents and securing funding

• Experience working with architects, graphic designers, and instructional designers

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

UC professional librarians are academic appointees and are represented by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council-American Federation of Teachers (UC-AFT). This position is in the bargaining unit.

Librarians are entitled to appropriate professional development leave, vacation leave, sick leave, and all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at http://apptrkr.com/887507 Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position. References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
librec@library.berkeley.edu
(510) 642-3778


Research & Instruction Librarian, Sciences

October 18, 2016

Research & Instruction Librarian, Sciences (Senior Assistant Librarian Rank)

All prospective applicants must apply online. You must complete the entire application for submission. We only accept applications for the open positions listed. Please do not fax or mail in a printed version of the electronic application or a resume in lieu of an application. If you are having difficulty applying or need assistance, please call the Human Resource office at (831) 582-3389. All positions are open until filled. The completed online application and resume must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the priority screening date. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the university.

Position Details:

Open Date: 09/22/2016

Position Title: Research & Instruction Librarian, Sciences (Senior Assistant Librarian Rank)

Faculty Classification: AY

Faculty Status: Tenure-Track

Status: Open Until Filled

Department Name: Library

Job Number: FAC2016-258

Priority Screening Date: 11/15/2016

Recruitment Status: Application screening begins November 15, 2016.

Projected Start Date: 03/01/2017

Position Description:

The Research & Instruction Librarian position offers creative opportunities for a forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated librarian who will provide user-centered research and instruction services for CSUMB students and faculty. This librarian will serve as a liaison to natural sciences, including Biology, Chemistry, Marine Science, Environmental Science, and other disciplines.

The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library’s mission is to help prepare knowledgeable, resourceful and responsible citizens for California and the global community by facilitating active exploration, discovery and synthesis of information. As a teaching library, its faculty librarians manage and deliver active, outcomes-based instructional programs. CSU Monterey Bay’s library has a longstanding commitment to the use of technology-enhanced services and resources. The Library’s curriculum-focused print/media collections and electronic resources are augmented by a rapid, efficient inter-library loan operation. The Library’s design co-locates library services with campus programs supporting student success, including writing, peer-tutoring, advising and undergraduate research. Currently, eight librarian faculty and seven staff share responsibility for the Library’s array of services in a highly collaborative environment.

This 12-month tenure-track appointment is under the direction of the Library Dean. In this collaborative environment, the successful candidate is responsible for meeting library and campus criteria for retention, tenure, and promotion in four areas of scholarship: Teaching and Learning; Discovery, Creation, and Integration; Professional Application; and University Service. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the RTP criteria at https://csumb.edu/academicpersonnel.

For additional information see https://csumb.edu/library.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as faculty liaison to academic departments for selected subject areas, depending on experience, education, and expertise
  • Collaborate with library and university colleagues in developing a spectrum of library related information services in support of student success
  • Develop library collections in subject areas to be determined
  • Conduct course-integrated and course-related information literacy instruction for groups of students and faculty; develop responsive and discipline-specific research instruction
  • Participate in the Library’s general research (reference) and outreach services

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent by time of appointment
  • Understanding of emerging issues, trends, workflows, literature, and standards in librarianship
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction in a classroom or group training setting, with an understanding of instructional design principles
  • Experience providing library research and reference services
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated interest in furthering CSUMB’s academic goals, as identified in the University Vision Statement (http://csumb.edu/vision)
  • Demonstrated success working in collaborative library or educational settings
  • Excellent analytical, pro-active problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse campus constituencies
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Undergraduate degree in the natural sciences, or substantial natural sciences coursework and equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience developing collaborations with academic programs and/or faculty at an institution of higher education
  • Library collection development experience
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in implementing new technologies in an academic library
  • Proficiency in using government information resources
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession
  • Grant-writing and resource development experience
  • Proficiency in one or more non-English languages
  • Additional graduate degree in a relevant discipline

Special Conditions of Employment:

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

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.

Compensation and Benefits:

Campus Housing Information

Benefits

How to Apply: All prospective applicants must apply on-line at http://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2193

Quick Link for Job Posting: http://csumb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2193

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk .

  1. Briefly list your area(s) of research and teaching expertise. (Open Ended Question)
  2. Briefly describe why you would like to work for the University and how your contributions would enhance the CSUMB Vision Statement. (Open Ended Question)
  3. Your feedback is important. Please take a moment to let us know how you found out about this employment opportunity?
  • Cal State Monterey Bay – Website
  • CSU Careers – Website
  • Chronicle of Higher Education – Website
  • Inside Higher Ed – Website
  • Higher Ed Jobs – Website
  • Diversity Jobs – Website
  • Diverse Issues – Website
  • Hispanic Outlook – Website
  • Latinos in Higher Education – Website
  • Women in Higher Education – Website
  • Employee Referral
  • Other
  • If you selected Other, please list here. (Open Ended Question)

Documents Required in Application

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter