Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Temporary Social Sciences Librarian - San Diego State University

San Diego State University Library and Information Access is seeking a temporary half time (20 hours per week, including evenings and weekends) Social Sciences Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Reference, the successful candidate will provide reference (face-to-face and virtual) in all areas plus instruction and research support to the social sciences and business. The temporary librarian will also participate in instruction for basic composition classes as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education in or experience with the social sciences and business
  • Demonstrated teaching ability
  • Job-related experience with online catalogs, reference databases, and other online research tools

Salary and Appointment: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; current half-time salary range is $23,742 - $32,082 per year. Appointment will be as Assistant Librarian for a six-month period, with possible reappointment for an additional six months. Excellent benefits, including medical, dental and vision plans.

Send letter of application, resume and at least three names of reference to: Joan Shelby; Administrative Operations Assistant; Library and Information Access; San Diego State University; 5500 Campanile Drive; San Diego, CA 92182-8050. Applications may be submitted by email. Send to Review of applications will begin June 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

For questions and further information about this position, please contact Linda Salem, Head of Reference Services at 619-594-5148 or

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

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