Department: Research, Instruction, & Outreach Services
Faculty Hire Number: 22-41
Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian
Effective Date of Appointment: July 1, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: Minimum salary of $69,348 for Senior Assistant Librarian or $79,560 for Associate Librarian, and an excellent benefits package. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.
CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.
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About the College:
For more information about the University Library see: https://library.csun.edu/
About the Department:
For more information about the Research, Instruction, & Outreach Services Dept. see: https://library.csun.edu/research-instruction-outreach-services
Position: Outreach Librarian
In support of its service and information literacy mission, the University Library at California State University, Northridge seeks a service-oriented and enthusiastic individual to provide research assistance, library instruction, and to coordinate outreach services in a comprehensive university environment. The selected candidate provides general and/or discipline-specific library and information literacy instructional services. Develops discipline-specific online research guides and/or digital learning objects (DLOs) in support of student research needs. Provides in-person and online/virtual reference and research assistance. Participates in collection development activities.
The selected candidate chairs the library’s Outreach Committee and coordinates the library’s various outreach efforts including library tours, library booths, library instruction for local high school students, and campus programming. Coordinates annual library outreach programming and events. Serves as liaison to the Northridge Academy High School and manages AP Book Borrowing program for San Fernando Valley high schools. Manages and writes for the library’s “Cited at the Library” blog.
This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level, with attendant expectations for professional competence, service, and scholarship. Some evening and weekend work is required. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.
As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.
- Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada;
- Experience providing reference/research assistance in an academic library;
- Experience providing information literacy instruction;
- Familiarity with inclusive pedagogies and instruction practices in order to engage students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional academic libraries;
- Demonstrated experience and commitment to effectively work with students from diverse backgrounds and to working in a diverse campus community;
- Demonstrated commitment to racial and social justice;
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills;
- Commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure in the California State University system.
- Experience in outreach and marketing to students and faculty with a focus on equity and inclusion;
- Experience designing intentional programming and creating collaborative partnerships with different units across campus and community organizations to support student learning, success, and equity;
- Experience working with K12 students
- Experience in developing digital learning objects;
- Collection development experience;
- Proficiency or fluency in a second language (eg American Sign Language (ASL), Spanish, etc)
Screening of applications will begin March 1, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.
How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers
Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three current professional references to the website in the section above. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide additional materials, including letters of recommendation, professional work samples, and work produced through student mentoring.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.
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The person holding this position may be 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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with 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.
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines
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