Temporary Faculty Pool, Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services Librarian (Full-time)

California State University at Dominguez Hills
Dominguez Hills

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Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 527982
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Full Time Temporary Faculty Pool

Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department

University Library

Position Description

The Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a pool of full-time temporary librarian appointments.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department

University Library

The CSUDH University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources, primary resources, learner-centered assistance and experiences, support of undergraduate research, and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, and innovation. The University Library is comprised of a talented and synergistic team of 12 library faculty and 22 staff members who are committed to the academic success for all users.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our University Library is committed to facilitating thriving students and educators through a comprehensive suite of services that include 24/7 reference and research support; curricular-driven information literacy instruction; robust physical and digital collections; student-centered course reserves; Inter-Library Loan services; and an engaging learning environment. The beautifully designed physical building boasts five spacious floors, all technology-enabled, and consisting of free access to PC and Mac computers, printers, and scanners; private carrels; quiet and collaborative study spaces; outdoor study space; a coffee shop with a lounge area; and a range of seating and lighting options. Contributions to the popular Affordable Learning Solutions program is a point of pride; the partnerships with faculty, the Bookstore, and Academic Technology save students more than $1 million annually via our Toro Textbook Library program; Open Educational Resources; Bookstore Solutions; Library print and eBooks; and faculty-selected Zero Cost and Low-Cost course materials.

The University Library is committed to fostering equity and creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. Recently, we examined our practices, policies and procedures through diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice lenses, to revise these to reflect our commitment. Also, the University Library completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit which identified our strengths and opportunities with respect to our DEIJ imprint. This report serves as a roadmap for our DEIJ actions.

For more information: https://www.csudh.edu/library/

The Position

The faculty of the University Library at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for full-time temporary librarian positions in the University Library's Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS) department. The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin in a position on short notice.

The successful candidate will

  • Effectively provide research help through general reference services including instant message chat, phone, email, in-person, and research consultations
  • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials for information literacy instruction to general education (GE) courses in a variety of disciplines
  • Develop and edit research guides as needed
  • Teach within the library’s information literacy program including in-person instruction and online tutorials in a variety of disciplines
  • Conduct outreach to new students and other university community populations as part of the RIOS team

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or an international equivalent, by the time of appointment
  • Ability to effectively participate in the areas of research consultation, instruction, and outreach
  • Applied knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Strong problem-solving skills, and commitment to continuous learning
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to carry out complex projects in a rapidly changing environment
  • Evidence of a commitment to social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion in library practice

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Springshare products such as LibGuides, LibChat, and LibWizard
  • Experience providing reference services and research help both in-person and via chat
  • Experience teaching using active learning methods

Employment Requirement

Background Check

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption if eligible. Any candidate advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at: CSU COVID-19 Vaccinations Policy.

Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy may be sent to hrm@csudh.edu .

Additional Information

The salary range for the Assistant Librarian (Range 2, 12-MONTH) is $5,168/month to $6,946/month and will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. The anticipated hiring range is $5,416/mo. to $5,666/mo.

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment.

How to Apply- To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

A complete application is required and must include:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic libraries
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required upon initial appointment)

For international transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate’s, Doctor’s of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to facultyaffairs@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

Closing Statement

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco-Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

Advertised: 12 May 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Jun 2024 Pacific Daylight Time

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