Education Librarian

Sacramento State
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job Title Education Librarian Job Code 2920-Librarian 12 month Full/Part Time Full Time Regular/Temporary Regular Tenure Information Tenure Track Rank Sr. Asst./Associate Librarian Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience Department Library Hiring Department Summary

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State University Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a US Government Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 21 Library faculty, 24 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another’s success.

One of Sacramento State’s imperatives, which the University Library is actively working to achieve, is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to the celebration of the many facets of our identities and the richness of a community with diverse life experiences and perspectives.

The University Library supports the teaching and learning mission of the College of Education which includes a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate, teacher credential, Master’s, and Educational Doctorate levels. Additionally, the College offers authorizations in the teacher credential program such as Bilingual Authorization, and offers a brand-new certificate program in Maker Education.

Essential Duties

Under the general direction of the Head of the Research & Instruction Department, the Education Librarian will provide effective and scalable discipline specific online instruction modules, research guides, and/or other learning objects, especially in areas of specialization. This position will provide reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas to faculty and students in person or using communication technologies.

This position serves as the subject specialist and liaison to select departments in the College of Education. The Education Librarian evaluates information needs, then plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that support the College.

The Education Librarian develops and delivers strategically and pedagogically appropriate library instruction to students in areas of specialization and works with teaching faculty to implement information literacy initiatives for curricula in the College of Education.

The Education Librarian coordinates with other liaison librarians and library departments in special projects, such as journal cancellations, major purchase decisions, or major withdrawal/transfer projects of bound journal volumes or books. The Education Librarian will participate as a team member in the general research and instruction program for students, faculty, and the public.

As the primary liaison to assigned education departments, maintains awareness of current and future academic directions, research trends, programmatic needs, and changes in courses and/or degrees and ensures that library collections and services support research, teaching, and learning needs.

The Education Librarian contributes to library-wide decision-making and serves on Library committees as needed.

Appointment Specifics

Appointment: This is a probationary, 12-month, tenure-track position at the Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian rank with an expected start date of Fall 2021; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The schedule includes some evening and weekend assignments. Librarians in the CSU system enjoy full faculty status and as such are eligible for campus service opportunities, sabbatical and other leaves, and additional benefits. Librarians are represented under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association ( CFA ). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans; generous paid leave (24 vacation days and one personal holiday per year and one day of sick leave per month); and membership in CALPERS, the largest retirement system in the country. Library faculty must demonstrate professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and community in order to meet university requirements for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications

1. American Library Association accredited Master’s degree or ALA -approved foreign equivalent.
2. Two years of professional library experience, or two years of experience relevant to the College of Education’s academic programs.
3. Familiarity with current trends, technologies, and best practices in library and information science, particularly as they relate to education.
4. Demonstrated oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
5. Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
6. Demonstrated interest and/or engagement in information literacy and instructional design.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Demonstrated knowledge of or working experience in fields or subjects represented in the College of Education.
2. Experience or knowledge in providing informational literacy instruction in education-related fields, in particular applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
3. Knowledge of or experience with reference and/or research consultations.
4. Knowledge or experience with collection development, particularly in education-related fields.
5. Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
6. Experience engaging in outreach initiatives or designing outreach materials that promote an organization’s resources, services, and/or programming.
7. Knowledge of scholarly communications and/or open educational resources.
8. Experience working in academic library setting.
9. Language skills in Spanish, Hmong, or American Sign Language.
10. Advanced degree in a subject area relevant to the position.

Posting Number F0191P Anticipated Start Date Fall 2021 Initial Application Review 07/07/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae/résumé
3. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required upon hire).
4. As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.

Final candidates may be required to attend a an in-person interview at Sacramento State, depending on the campus reopening schedule.

Final candidates will be required to submit contact information for their current supervisor to provide a professional reference before a job offer can be made.

It is only necessary for applicants to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.

Eligibility Verification

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).

Campus Diversity Statement

Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region’s students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report ( ASR ) is available for viewing at .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.