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Librarian Pool Non-Tenure Track

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 511238
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

Librarian Pool Non-Tenure Track
J. Paul Leonard Library

San Francisco State University’s J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy, teaching-oriented institution supporting a community of 25,000 students as well as faculty and staff.


Full or part-time temporary library faculty positions may be available beginning Spring 2022 or at other times as needed. Most such appointments are for liaison librarians whose responsibilities include:

  • ● Providing general research assistance to the San Francisco State community.

  • ● Teaching information literacy instruction sessions.

  • ● Participating in the development of outreach and instructional materials.

  • ● Serving as a liaison to assigned academic departments.

  • ● Contributing to collection development related projects.

  • ● Participating collegially in the collaborative development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of library resources, services, policies, and procedures.

    As staffing needs emerge, positions related to technical services, special collections and archives, scholarly communication, and library information technology may also become available.


    ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.


    For Liaison Positions

    • Experience providing research assistance.

    • Teaching or training experience, including the development of student learning outcomes, the use of active learning strategies, and the creation and use of assessments that measure student learning.

    • Experience creating online research guides, instructional videos, tutorials, and/or

      other digital learning objects and instructional support materials.

    • Experience engaging in outreach initiatives or designing outreach materials that promote an organization’s resources, services, and/or programming.

    • Experience using Springshare’s suite of products (e.g., LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibStaffer, etc.).

      For Non-Liaison Positions

    • Experience with metadata, cataloging and/or electronic resources management.

    • Experience appropriate to special collections/archives.

    • Experience appropriate to scholarly communications.

    • Experience appropriate to information technology in libraries.

      For All Positions

    • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

    Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and

    collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

    Rank and Salary

    Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Time base is up to full-time.


    Applicants are required to upload the following documents:

  • A letter of intent/interest
  • A current CV
  • The names and contact information of three references
  • Applications received will be placed in a temporary librarian pool and remain in effect through June 30, 2023.

    San Francisco State University

    San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

    San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

    SF State is a totally smoke-free campus.

    Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

    Advertised: March 07, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
    Applications close: Open until filled


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