Full-time Temporary Faculty: College of Professional Studies Librarian

Jun 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

	Job #7227

The Humboldt State University Library invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, temporary Librarian for the College of Professional Studies. We seek a collaborative and innovative instruction librarian to focus on the development and delivery of user-centered library services to the students, faculty and staff to the College of Professional Studies (CPS). As a member of the Library's Outreach, Instruction, and Programming Unit, the successful candidate will collaborate on instruction, outreach and research services programs, assessment of programs, and collection development activities. Programs served by the College of Professional Studies Librarian include Business, Child Development, Economics, Education, Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program, Kinesiology & Recreation Administration, Liberal Studies Elementary Education, Psychology, and Social Work.
Minimum Qualifications: Degree: An earned Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university, or must graduate with MLS/MLIS within 6 months of application and have previous academic library work experience.

Experience: Professional experience with instruction or information literacy instruction; Experience in general reference service or consultation service.

Preferred Qualification: A degree in one of the disciplines taught in the College (Business, Child Development, Economics, Education, Kinesiology, Leadership Studies, Recreation Administration, Psychology, or Social Work); One or more years of professional (post-MLS) academic or research library experience relevant to this position; Outstanding instruction, information literacy instruction, or training skills; Expertise in assessment and/or instructional design; Willingness to stay up-to-date and improve knowledge and skills pertaining to user needs and trends in academic libraries, information tools and resources, emerging trends in teaching and learning, instructional design, and related fields.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about the benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934. Lecturers with at least a .40 time base (6 units) for one semester are eligible for benefits.

  • Engage CPS faculty and students in developing educational opportunities teaching metaliteracy skills, including; information and digital literacy, Skillshops workshops, etc.;
  • Work with faculty to design, teach, and assess instruction sessions and learning tools that integrate and support the curriculum;
  • Apply learning theory and outcomes, pedagogical methods, and assessment to create effective instruction and learning objects, that support face-to-face, hybrid and online courses;
  • Participate in the Library's shared instruction program, including instruction to liaison areas, and information literacy assessment;
  • Provide synchronous and asynchronous online instruction and reference services to support the College's hybrid and online courses and programs;
  • Provide general reference assistance, such as assisting students and faculty in locating appropriate scholarly resources, data sets, etc.;
  • Consult with faculty to identify and integrate appropriate library resources and services, and open educational resources in the curriculum or projects;
  • Collaborate with CPS faculty and students, and with Librarians in Collection Development, to assess and develop high-quality digital and print collections that support CPS and University at large;
  • Provide reference and research support in retrieving statistical data, quantitative and qualitative data sets, including advising cataloging or collection development on data set acquisition, and working with the Scholarly Communication & Digital Scholarship Librarian to support the institutional repository hosting data sets; and
  • Collaborate with Library Marketing Team on outreach and programs.
General Information: Humboldt State University is part of the 23-campus California State University system. The University has a comprehensive arts and sciences curriculum, which is recognized nationally for its high academic quality. Founded in 1913, HSU is one of the premier, public institutions in the western United States; it is a residential and rural campus with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. The main campus is located in Arcata, California, in the northwestern part of the state along the coast, situated among redwood trees in an area that offers unmatched scenic beauty, moderate climate and opportunities for outdoor activities. The surrounding Humboldt County locale has a population of 130,000. The community offers an excellent range of businesses, services and cultural activities/performances. The local schools are ranked in the top performance percentiles, both nationally and in the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu.

Application: Qualified candidates should complete Form 590: Application for Lecturer Appointment (http://www2.humboldt.edu/forms/content/form-590-application-temporary-appointment-coachescounselorslibrarians) and submit with the following application materials to the address listed below.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position to:

University Library (Job# 7227)
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521-8299

Phone: 707-826-3441
Fax: 707-826-3440

Application Deadline: The first review of applications is July 9, 2017.
	Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


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