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Part-Time Reference Librarian  

California State University- Channel Islands
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Part Time
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Program Library Requisition Number 051119 Position Title Part-Time Reference Librarian University Mission Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives. Diversity Commitment CI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population, welcoming people from all backgrounds, to sustain an environment in which all can thrive, create, work and learn.

The newest addition to the California State University system, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 with 629 transfer students and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2003. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities not only in the the Cal State system but also in the nation. Indeed, in its 2017 ranking, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as the 18th highest-ranked regional public university in the western United States. Moreover, CSUCI was ranked 18th of over 1,300 schools in CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index in 2017. In a commitment to inclusive excellence of opportunity for its students, the University offers an array of degrees and community and social activities.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. CSUCI is located in Ventura County and home to more than 6,800 undergraduate and 240 graduate students. We are proud to note that our campus is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). 50% of the CSUCI undergraduate students are Latinx, 29% are White, 2% are African-American, 5% are Asian-American, and 4.5% are multiracial. We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving California State University, Channel Islands' (CSUCI) growing diverse student body.

CSUCI provides excellent faculty support services for new hires to settle in and join a collaborative and supportive community. With the proper support, the successful candidate will contribute to the mission of the school and university. Appointment The position we expect to fill is contingent upon enrollment growth and availability of funds. Position Description / Responsibilities This position will work largely nights and weekends providing reference services to the campus community. The person in this position may also be assigned to work on project-related assignments such as LibGuides, copy cataloging, digital initiatives, developing outreach materials, teaching in the library instruction program, and other work. Minimum Degree Requirements Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Masters degree in library and information science or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the MLS degree by August 19, 2020. Required Qualifications Master of Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program

Experience providing reference services

Evidence of a strong commitment to service excellence to a diverse community including a focus on first-generation, Latinx, African-American, Native American, and other minoritized groups

Evidence of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic, and diverse environment with competing demands

Evidence of effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills (i.e., multicultural competencies)

Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment

Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse community

Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of successful mentoring minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, African-American, and Native American students.

As a condition of employment, this position will require a background check. 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 as a condition of employment. Preferred Qualifications Experience with Photoshop, LibGuides, Alma, Canvas, familiarity with bibliographic record formats and metadata systems is helpful. Special Instructions to Applicant Please include both a cover letter and a CV in your application. Salary Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits Eligible Benefits apply if more than 6 units are assigned Job Open Date 06-19-2020 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Review Begins On 07-02-2020
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