Thursday, September 29, 2011

Instruction/Reference Librarian - CSU Los Angeles

STARTING DATE: November 1, 2011

The California State University, Los Angeles, Library seeks an energetic, innovative, enthusiastic, and technologically knowledgeable librarian to participate and collaborate in the Library's extensive information literacy liaison program, including planning, teaching, and assessing library sessions for specific CSULA classes and workshops.

Will serve as a subject specialist liaison to academic departments and other programs in the areas of collection development and instruction.

Provide reference and research assistance during regularly scheduled hours at the Reference Desk, online, and by appointment for students, staff, and faculty. Reference responsibilities include some evening and weekend hours.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school. Demonstrated strong user services orientation and enthusiasm for public service. Knowledge of instructional and reference methods. Demonstrated potential for effective teaching. Proven ability and experience in using academic electronic and print resources.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English.

Ability to work independently and within a team setting. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in an academic library.

Demonstrated teaching experience and familiarity with information literacy standards and outcomes as they reflect current library teaching practice. Experience with learning management software (e.g., Moodle).

Experience in creating and maintaining web pages and/or using authoring and presentation software. An advanced degree, substantial coursework or background/work experience in the social sciences and/or education.

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise The California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located at the eastern edge of Los Angeles, adjacent to the western San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full and part-time students reflecting the rich, ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry and academic excellence.

SALARY RANGE: Initial salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. This is a full-time, temporary appointment at the rank of Sr. Assistant Librarian. Appointment through June 30, 2012, with the possibility of extension.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit the following materials: 1) letter of interest, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) an official transcript from the institution awarding your highest degree, and 5) a completed Cal State L.A. employment application (download from:


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit the required materials listed above by October 14, 2011 to:

Alice Kawakami, University Librarian

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, LN B537A

California State University, Los Angeles

5151 State University Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran, or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and

(b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

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