The Pollak Library at California State University Fullerton, invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Student Success Librarian (starting rank: Senior Assistant Librarian) to join its dedicated community of librarians, staff, and student assistants, with a starting appointment of June 2019.
The Library The Pollak Library serves over 40,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. The website (http://www.library.fullerton.edu) reflects the Library's extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources: including 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The staff includes 23 FTE librarians, 35 FTE paraprofessionals, and 80 student assistants.
Position The Student Success Librarian is responsible for building campus partnerships and creating strategies to form cross campus collaboration with programs and groups such as First-Year Experience, Diversity Centers, and transfer and graduate students, to develop, assess, and maintain library services and instruction that contribute to student success and engagement. The librarian in this position will also serve as a liaison to departments in line with the candidate's educational and research background and library needs. This positionnewly created in response to Pollak Library's recent re-organization, self-assessment, and strategic planwill have the opportunity to be creative and innovative in Library Student Success initiatives.
Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly and professional activities, as well as serving on department, Library, and university committees. Our retention, tenure, and promotion process is based on your librarianship role, scholarship, and service. You can see our current guidelines here: http://www.fullerton.edu/far/_resources/pdfs/forms/technical_services.PDF
Build relationships with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the ways the library can serve as an essential partner in facilitating the success of undergraduate students.
Represent the library in the creation and re-visioning of first-year experience programs, online orientations, and department student success centers.
Coordinate orientation programs and information literacy programs for first-year and transfer students.
Coordinate assessment of library student success initiatives and participate in assessment of campus-wide initiatives.
Participate in the library's Reference and Instruction services, and liaison program, providing outreach to one or more academic departments.
Serve on university-wide committees engaged in research on student success.
Engage in scholarship and service to the University and the profession.
Master's degree in library science or equivalent (MSLS, MLIS, MALS etc.) from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association is required by start of appointment.
Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods and best practices in undergraduate student engagement and success.
Demonstrated potential to achieve tenure through effective job performance and scholarly and service activities.
Ability to effectively participate in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, outreach, and instruction.
Ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services.
Experience and/or demonstrated ability in reference and instruction.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated experience or ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population (age, culture, socioeconomic, orientation, etc.) of students, faculty, and staff.
Demonstrated success in outreach and cultivating successful relationships with diverse campus stakeholders to promote library initiatives.
Demonstrated skills in designing promotional materials.
Experience designing and implementing library programming such as orientation events.
Experience with information literacy instruction, including the development of student learning outcomes and lesson plans.
Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by first generation, non-traditional, and/or underrepresented student populations
Rank & Salary The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary range will be from 67,656 to $72,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; as well as access to campus child-care, based on availability of openings. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
Appointment Date June 1, 2019
Application Procedure A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 11082BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
Letters of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
A statement of commitment in working with a diverse student, faculty, colleagues, and community.
Three letters of reference (see instruction below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Katie Steben at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 657-278-4067.
Application Deadline For full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 31, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
The University California State University, Fullerton is the largest of 23 campuses, which comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in 57 fields of knowledge, graduate (master's level) work in 52 programs, credential programs for teachers, and doctoral degrees in education (Ed.D.) and nursing practice (DNP). The University's Web site is located at: http://www.fullerton.edu.
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.
The person holding this position is 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the Universitys strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with more than 4,100 full-and part-time faculty and staff members, and a diverse student body of 40,235 enrolled in Fall 2016. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 57 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including a doctorate in education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $21.4 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2015-16. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 6th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton 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, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.