Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Fullerton – CSU, Fullerton – Education Librarian (Tenure Track)
Closing Date: 4/17/17 (first review date)
The Education Librarian serves as the subject specialist and liaison to the College of Education’s dynamic and diverse group of students and faculty, providing instruction, reference, and outreach. A strong understanding of the teaching profession and/or education curriculum (credential process, pedagogical methods, etc.) is expected. The successful candidate will teach specialized library instruction sessions to Education classes, most of which will be in-person, but may include online sessions. The Education Librarian provides in person and online individual research consultations with Education faculty and students. The position includes collection development duties: selecting education, instructional media, and juvenile collection materials, and overseeing the library’s state-adopted curriculum materials collection (LRDC). The Education Librarian serves on the Donoghue Children’s Literature Center Board, organizes the annual Donoghue Children’s Literature Lecture, and collaborates on other education and children’s literature-themed exhibits and events.
The Education Librarian also participates in general reference and instruction services (e.g. reference desk hours, both in-person and virtually, and general library instruction sessions), and creates and maintains research and resource guides, including LibGuides, on specific topics and for classes as needed. Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly/professional and service activities.
· Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment
· Undergraduate or graduate degree in Education (or equivalent degree leading to a teaching credential) and/or significant experience in Education (applying learning theories and varied pedagogical approaches, knowledge of the scholarship of education, knowledge of California state-adopted curriculum materials, school leadership, etc.)
· Current experience in developing and teaching effective information literacy-based library instruction sessions
· Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users and the wider campus community
· Evidence of scholarly/professional activities (or interest/efforts toward such activities)
· Current experience in providing reference services and knowledge of academic databases
· Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
· Ability to balance core librarian duties with scholarly, creative, and professional growth activities and library and university service activities
· Availability to work some weeknights and weekends
· 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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
· Experience using current technologies to design and implement engaging learning activities
· Instructional experience in an academic context