Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian, San Francisco State University

August 2, 2019

J. Paul Leonard Library
Temporary, Non-Tenure Track
Research, Instruction, and Outreach Librarian

San Francisco State University’s J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy, teaching-oriented institution supporting a community of 30,000 students as well as faculty and staff. The collections include more than one million items in all formats, including an extensive collection of online databases and full-text resources. The SFSU library uses and contributes to Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo, which is shared by all 23 libraries in the CSU System.

Position Summary

The temporary Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services Librarian will provide online and face-to-face research assistance to the San Francisco State community; teach lower division information literacy instruction sessions and lead orientations and tours; participate in the development of online guides, videos, tutorials, and other outreach and instructional materials; contribute to library outreach initiatives; contribute to collection development related projects; review, update, and add to the library’s FAQ as needed; participate in the collaborative development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies and procedures; serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments; and contribute to library assessment efforts to ensure the quality and improve the effectiveness of library services.

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Public Services Librarian – Technology and Electronic Resources, Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA

August 2, 2019

Folsom Lake College is accepting applications for a public services librarian.  Established in 2004 as the fourth college in the Los Rios Community College District, Folsom Lake College (FLC) is a vibrant teaching and learning institution serving over 8,800 ethnically and racially diverse students each semester. The college and its two educational centers, the El Dorado Center in Placerville (EDC) and the Rancho Cordova Center (RCC), serve the rapidly growing areas of both eastern Sacramento and western El Dorado counties, forming a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence, innovation, and educational equity.

A little more about the FLC Library:

The FLC Library provides information and research support to students, faculty and staff, whether they are at the main campus, at one of our educational centers, or participating in online coursework. The library provides access to high-quality information resources in a variety of physical and online formats. We also teach research strategies to meet the students’ immediate information needs and to support the development of broader information literacy skills.

We see our work as librarians as intrinsically connected to social justice and equity, both professionally and in the context of community college education. As such, the library works to uphold the campus’s commitment to social justice and equity in library instruction, individual reference interactions, and decision-making related to library policies, services, and the selection of library materials.

The FLC Library is a highly collaborative environment where librarians work closely with other library staff members, subject-area faculty members and the entire campus community. The librarians also coordinate many library services and resources in conjunction with the other libraries in the Los Rios Community College District.

And about the position:

The assignment may include, but is not limited to:

  • Planning, developing, and coordinating online library resources, including the website, research guides, research tutorials, chat reference, and other web-based services.
  • Administering, optimizing, and integrating the Library’s discovery service and electronic resources, including subscription databases, e-books, and streaming film.
  • Maintaining a focus on library user experience and developing marketing strategies for online library resources and services.
  • Participating in campus and district open educational resource initiatives.
  • Teaching library instructions in a variety of settings and formats that may include credit courses.
  • Providing reference and information services to students and staff.
  • Selecting materials in subject areas for print and electronic collections.
  • Collaborating with other library service areas.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

The assignment may include day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend and/or off-campus work and/or hours.

The full job announcement as well as instructions for applying can be found at  Applications will be accepted until August 27, 2019.

Research Librarian for Physical Sciences, UC Irvine

August 2, 2019

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seeks an energetic, creative, knowledgeable, and user-oriented Research Librarian for Physical Sciences to serve as liaison to the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Statistics, and the Department of Physics & Astronomy. The incumbent will also liaise with Campuswide Honors Program and play a key role in providing reference and instructional support to undergraduates.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply.  The UCI Libraries is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing UCI’s Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

At the heart of University of California, Irvine’s academic community, the UCI Libraries plays a vital role in enabling our outstanding students, faculty and researchers to create new knowledge, develop lifelong learning skills, and make meaningful contributions to society.  We value innovation and collaboration, and we are committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Libraries physical spaces consist of the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library.

The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles.  Founded in 1965, UCI has a total of 36,742 undergraduate and graduate students and over 1,600 faculty and staff.  Nearly 67% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American.  Over 50% of UCI’s Bachelor Degrees are awarded to first generation college students.  The New York Times ranks UCI as the #1 college doing the most for the American Dream. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, UCI is noted for its top-rated research and graduate programs, extensive commitment to undergraduate education, and growing number of professional schools and programs of academic and social significance.

The full position description is listed on the UCI Libraries website at with links to additional websites featuring campus and community information.

Apply via UCI AP Recruit at:

Appointment is anticipated to be at the Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank.  Salary commensurate with experience and the University of California salary scales.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Digital Archivist, UC Berkeley Bancroft Library

July 24, 2019

University of California, Berkeley
Digital Archivist
The Bancroft Library
Hiring range: Associate Librarian – Librarian
$73,751 – $88,871 per annum, based on qualifications

This is a full-time permanent appointment available starting August 1, 2019 The University of California, Berkeley, is seeking a Digital Archivist to support the born-digital archives program in The Bancroft Library. This is a full-time permanent appointment. The successful candidate will have experience working with analog and born-digital archival materials; experience working with archival technologies; demonstrated experience appraising and providing original description of archival materials; knowledge of metadata standards; strong analytical, documentation, and communication skills; experience interfacing and coordinating with IT staff; and experience working with tools and systems in a special collections environment.

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Political Science and Public Policy Librarian, UC Berkeley

July 24, 2019

Political Science and Public Policy Librarian
Social Sciences Division
University of California, Berkeley Library

Hiring range: Associate Librarian
$68,085 – $86,534 per annum, based on qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting September 2019

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and user-centered librarian to join a team of specialists supporting world-class research and teaching in the social sciences through active engagement with collection development, data and information literacy initiatives, course-based instruction, individual research assistance, and outreach to students, faculty and the broader academic community. This position serves as subject librarian for Political Science and Public Policy, specialist in California state government information, and contributor to data services in the social sciences.

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Circulation Supervisor, Santa Clara University

July 23, 2019

Join the University Library’s Access & Delivery Services team as a Circulation Supervisor at Santa Clara University, an award-winning, comprehensive Jesuit university. Reporting to the Library Help Desk Manager, this position provides excellent library and information service at the Library Help Desk, participates in planning and accomplishing the goals of the Access & Delivery Services unit, and supervises student assistants. The primary schedule is Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Why Santa Clara University?

You will be joining a dynamic, service-oriented team committed to developing a vibrant and vital center for learning, inspiring both intellectual pursuits and community engagement. Santa Clara University Library is situated in our state-of-the-art Learning Commons on a beautiful campus located in one of the most diverse areas of the United States. We recently earned U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 top ranked regional university in the western United States and our Library was awarded ACRL’s 2017 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award for our innovative climate of program and service delivery.

How to Apply

The full position description and instructions for applying are available at Application materials, including a cover letter and resume, received by Monday, August 19, 2019 will receive priority consideration.

Head Librarian, Branch Campus, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco

July 22, 2019

Job Summary: Responsible for directing and supervising the operations, reference, instruction, and technical services of the branch campus library, in support of the FIDM and Library Mission Statement.

Please email mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) years library experience, preferably at the college level
  • Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience preferred


  • Master in Library Science ((MLS) or Master in Library & Information Studies (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university

“We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the Cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinances.”

Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Archivist, CSU Dominguez Hills

July 17, 2019

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.

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.

The University Library, Gerth Archives and Special Collections

The Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department houses the California State University System-wide Archives, the CSUDH Archives, over 200 archival collections on African American history and culture, labor movements, aviation history, Upton Sinclair, Tradeswomen, Latin American history, California history and other topics. The Gerth Archives has received NEH, NHPRC and NPS grants for its current CSU system-wide Japanese American Digitization Project. The Department’s digital archives contain over 50,000 digital objects and is growing. The library houses two art/history galleries. Rotating exhibits, such as the Watts: Now & Then; Building Evidence: Japanese Americans in Southern California; LatinX Activism and LGBTQ+ are generated to complement formal instruction. The Gerth Archives employs permanent and temporary faculty and staff professionals as well as interns, grant consultants and student assistants. Library faculty and staff, who value the partnerships and collaborations that promote student success, are working aggressively within a Librarian Liaison model, to make those connections that will enable CSUDH students to succeed in their academic endeavors.

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, a Technology Checkout Program, 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.

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Judicial Center Law Librarian, California Judicial Center Library, San Francisco, CA

July 16, 2019

Job Title: Judicial Center Law Librarian

Location: San Francisco, CA

Job Opening: 5009

The California Judicial Center Library (CJCL) is accepting applications for the position of Judicial Center Law Librarian. The CJCL is the consolidated library for the Supreme Court of California and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District. Its mission is to anticipate and respond effectively to the legal information needs of the justices and staff of both courts, as well as the staff of the Judicial Council of California. The CJCL’s collection of more than 300,000 volumes and archival materials is housed in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, and the library also provides access to a wide range of online research and reference services and materials.

Under the direct supervision of the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Supreme Court of California and the Clerk/Executive Officer of the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, and policy direction from the CJCL Governing Committee, the Judicial Center Law Librarian directs library programs and staff, ensures the accomplishment of the library’s goals and objectives, and functions with full supervisory authority, responsibility, and accountability. The Judicial Center Law Librarian is assigned to the CJCL’s headquarters in San Francisco, a 35,000 square foot facility located in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex.


  • Recommends, develops, and implements CJCL policies and procedures; manages technology and procurement of services and equipment; develops library performance standards; collects and analyzes statistical information; develops and maintains effective working relationships with court leadership.
  • Evaluates the existing collection, assesses information needs, and develops an appropriate collection policy; selects print materials or electronic services for purchase; directs cataloging and processing of CJCL materials in accordance with national standards; supervises cataloging policies and procedures; coordinates software and hardware upgrades; oversees an accurate and efficient circulation system; supervises maintenance of circulation records and statistics; develops, maintains, and enhances the CJCL’s online presence; evaluates the need for new and emerging technologies and implements required changes.
  • Establishes and implements reference service policies; oversees legal research skills training for justices and court staff; directs provision of reference and legal research using information resources in a variety of formats; oversees training on commercial research databases, coordinating with vendors when appropriate; monitors staffing, work flow, and processes to ensure uninterrupted research and reference services.
  • Manages Special Collections and Archives to support the study of California court and legal history; oversees the appraisal, accessioning, description, and arrangement of collections; coordinates outreach activities, including the development and support of programs to enhance public education regarding the judiciary and legal history; provides donor acknowledgements and oversees the solicitation of gifts.
  • Oversees and monitors annual CJCL budget, including staffing, operations, and purchases; reviews and approves for payment all items charged to the library budget; negotiates contracts with publishers and vendors in compliance with governing judicial branch procurement standards.
  • Develops CJCL web page content and presentation; promotes CJCL materials and services to justices and staff; assists users in the preparation of legal articles and other publications; explains policies and procedures to users.
  • Supervises, reviews and evaluates the work of all CJCL staff members; assures staff is available to instruct, train, and assist justices and staff in both manual and computerized legal research.
  • Responds to library correspondence.
  • Represents CJCL and the courts it serves in professional committees and organizations.
  • In coordination with the Supreme Court of California and the Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, oversees the layout of CJCL space and facilitates its use for research and educational activities; authorizes the purchase of furniture, equipment, and supplies, as necessary.

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Instruction & Outreach Librarian, UC Merced

July 15, 2019

The UC Merced Library seeks a collaborative and creative Instruction & Outreach librarian.  In this position, the Instruction & Outreach librarian will engage with students, faculty, and campus partners to increase students’ information literacy skills particularly through instruction integrated into course curriculum.  More broadly, the Instruction & Outreach librarian will connect library users to information and library services through reference, outreach, and liaison activities.

Appointment: Assistant or Associate Librarian rank
Salary Range:  $61,201 to $68,084
Review Date Begins: 26 August 2019
Full Posting:

Sara Davidson Squibb