Director of Library Services, Braille Institute, Los Angeles, CA

February 9, 2021

The Library:

For 86 years now, the Braille Institute Library has served as Southern California’s official branch of the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS), a division of the Library of Congress. It is one of only two NLS branches that are privately operated and the only NLS Library operated by a private, nonprofit organization and serving people of all ages, at all stages of vision loss.

The award-winning Braille Library offers around 1 million books on audio, in braille, and in large-print format to over 20,000 patrons. As a result, tens of thousands of people each year use the Library to fill all their reading needs, ranging from necessary books for school or work to those for recreation and leisure. The Library offers a wide range of free programs for their patrons, including magazines and periodicals in braille and audio formats, a telephone reader program – both online and on the phone, a book-of-the-month club, descriptive videos, and more.

Braille Institute’s Library Program is the largest and among the most important the organization provides to those it serves. Many who are blind or visually impaired or who have reading or other physical disabilities cannot use standard printed materials, depriving them of reading and enjoying those materials which most take for granted.

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Librarian: Instruction and Reference, Santa Monica College

February 8, 2021

FT/Tenure Track Instructor – Librarian: Instruction and Reference
Salary: $63,967.00 – $133,283.00 Annually
Deadline: 3/8/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Please click on the link below to review the detailed job bulletin:

SMC is looking for a tech-savvy instructional reference librarian who will play a key role in shaping the future of the library at one of the largest community colleges in Southern California.

The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about culturally-responsive pedagogical techniques and effective practices of engaging students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional classrooms. The faculty will need to sustain proficient skill level and pedagogical techniques and trends; maintain regular office hours; participate in curriculum and program development/maintenance as well as academic and career advisement; and provide input into the development of student learning outcomes, staff development programs, and departmental and faculty organization activities. The selected candidate will participate on committees; in department, division, campus, and district meetings; in articulation and matriculation related activities; and will perform related duties as assigned.

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FT Instructional Librarian, Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA

February 8, 2021

Link to job posting:

Job title: Instructional Librarian

Job description:

The Library Program at Contra Costa College seeks a full-time, tenure-track instructional librarian starting August 2021.

The successful applicant will be responsible for facilitating library instruction both face to face and online. This relates to ongoing and future projects involving library resources and services. They will provide reference services and student support, delivery of library instruction, faculty services, and other resources to students. They will participate in the shared governance model at Contra Costa College by being involved on committees.

Successful applicants will demonstrate discipline expertise as well as sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds and abilities of community college students.

Serving predominately Latinx and African American students, Contra Costa College is situated in a socioeconomically diverse, resilient and culturally vibrant community. As a proud Hispanic Serving Institution, we seek candidates who embrace our community, our student population, and our central work: strengthening West County by meeting our students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. We seek a colleague who operates with a growth mindset, a strength-based approach centered on students, and an unflinching commitment to equity, especially concerning the elimination of barriers to college access, success, and completion. The ideal candidate will be eager to help construct and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in instructional effectiveness, student service, and leadership.

Job closing date: 3/1/21

Senior Assistant Librarian, University Archivist, CSU Dominguez Hills

February 3, 2021

Job No: 498826
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty), Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Senior Assistant Librarian (12 month)
University Archivist
University Library

Position Description

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 Summer 2021.

The University Library’s Gerth Archives and Special Collections seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-minded, skilled professional to join the Library as the University Archivist. Working with all campus stakeholders, the University Archivist will take a lead role in advancing the Archives’ mission to document all aspects of campus life. Components of this role will include collecting institutional records and working with the campus on records management activities to ensure preservation of assets of enduring value to the University. The University Archivist will also gather analog and digital records and materials relating to clubs, organizations, student government, and other activities of campus life. As one of the most diverse universities in the nation, CSUDH celebrates diversity in all forms, and the University Archivist will be instrumental in the program’s reparative mission to find and collect evidence of the individuals and groups currently underrepresented in CSUDH archival materials, including projects related to generating oral histories. Additionally, the University Archivist may search beyond the campus boundaries to document CSUDH’s impact on the South Bay, as well as its growing presence in academic and research communities.

The successful candidate will also coordinate some of the day-to-day operations for select archives projects; this will include assigning work, training, and supervision of staff, student assistants, and interns. In close operational consultation with the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the person will provide leadership for the University Archives in helping faculty, staff and researchers make informed decisions regarding the preservation, access, and use of institutional archival materials.

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Assistant Librarian – Temporary Pool, CSU Northridge

February 2, 2021

California State University, Northridge’s University Library is building a pool of candidates for possible temporary, part-time appointments in the Research, Instruction, & Outreach Services Department. May include evening and/or weekend hours. Final determination of part-time librarian assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

Minimum educational requirements: Graduate degree in library/information science from ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if granted from outside the United States or Canada by June 30, 2021.

More information about the position, including the complete list of qualifications and application instructions, is available here. Application deadline is March 19, 2021.

Head of Metadata Services, UC Berkeley

February 2, 2021

Position description

Head, Metadata Services
University of California, Berkeley Library

Hiring range: Librarian
Salary Range: $86, 534 to $104,276 annually (salary based on qualifications)
This is a full time appointment

The University of California, Berkeley Library seeks an innovative and engaged information professional to lead the Metadata Services unit and to help provide guidance and strategic direction for the future of resource description for the Library, colleagues in the UC consortium, and beyond.

The Environment

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868 Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic, and social value in California, the United States, and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom, and acceptance — academic and artistic, political and cultural — make it a very special place for students, faculty, and staff. Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high-performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. Candidates are encouraged to read more about the UC Berkeley culture at

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iSchool Librarian, SJSU, San Jose, CA

February 2, 2021

This position directly supports the School of Information and oversees the wide and diverse suite of online teaching and learning objects that constitute a significant asynchronous portion of the Library’s instructional program. Experience or coursework in instructional technologies, instructional design, and online learning would be a solid foundation for this position.

Potential candidates are invited to attend one of two informational webinars scheduled for February 4, 2021 from 1-2 pm PST and February 10, 2021 from 10-11 PST to learn more about the position, library, or University. Anonymity will be ensured, as the attendee list will be hidden. Further inquiries may be directed to the Search Committee Chair Peggy Cabrera,


  • Collaborate with SJSU faculty/library liaison teams to assist in the creation, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of SJSU Library’s wide and diverse suite of online teaching and learning objects, such as web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web pages
  • Maintain and promote knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and pedagogical principles in instructional design in an online environment, and provide training as needed
  • Engage in the selection and evaluation of resources that support the curricular and research needs of iSchool students, faculty, and programs
  • Offer reference, consultative, and instructional services to undergraduate, graduate students and faculty
  • Strengthen SJSU library’s online presence and extend the library’s reach by identifying and embedding appropriate materials into the learning management system
  • Remain current with trends and strategies in information literacy and instructional technology
  • Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams, library governance, professional development activities, and university service
  • Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the University requirement of retention, tenure, and promotion
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials and teaching strategies

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

January 29, 2021

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

Position Summary

San Francisco State University’s J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy, teaching-oriented institution supporting a community of 25,000 students as well as faculty and staff. The library seeks applicants for a Research, Outreach, and Instruction Librarian. This position will work collaboratively with other liaison librarians to proactively develop partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver services that support the university’s teaching, learning, and research initiatives. Note that while liaisons are currently assigned to specific departments and programs, we are planning to move to a team-based structure in which liaison teams support colleges. We also plan to have a Student Success and Engagement team focused on first year experience and lower-division general information literacy instruction, research assistance services, and student outreach and engagement initiatives. We are thus looking for applicants whose interests, expertise, and experiences are aligned with one or more of these teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing general research assistance to the San Francisco State community.
  • Teaching information literacy instruction sessions.
  • Participating in the development of outreach and instructional materials.
  • Serving as a liaison to assigned academic departments.
  • Contributing to collection development related projects.
  • Participating collegially in the collaborative development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of library resources, services, policies, and procedures.

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Director of The Bancroft Library and AUL for Special Collections, UC Berkeley

January 27, 2021

Director of The Bancroft Library and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections
The University Library, University of California, Berkeley

Hiring range: Associate University Librarian
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Percentage Time: 75 – 100% appointment, depending on Faculty status and Teaching preferences.

The University of California, Berkeley invites both nominations and applications for the position of Director of The Bancroft Library and Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Special Collections. Bancroft’s world-renowned special collections are among the largest and most actively used in the nation, providing a tremendous opportunity for the right visionary leader. The Director and AUL will assume a newly reimagined role, which unites the direction of a major research and collecting institution with strategic, innovative, and collaborative leadership for all special collections and archives within the University Library.

The University Library at Berkeley comprises 24 general and subject libraries, with shared service units that support business functions, such as finance and development, and content functions, such as digitization and communications. Within the organization, The Bancroft Library is the principal special collections library, with other significant collections of rare and archival materials held in the Anthropology, Bioscience, East Asian, Environmental Design, and Music libraries. The Director and AUL will bring experience and energy to both the direct leadership and management of The Bancroft Library and the strategic and coordinated development and management of the Library’s special collections, in collaboration with the AUL for Scholarly Resources and the Director of the East Asian Library. The Director and AUL will join the Library’s executive leadership team, working in close partnership with the leaders of other Library units, and report to the University Librarian.

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Temporary Library Faculty Pool, CSU Dominguez Hills

January 25, 2021

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

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