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University Library: Librarian Pool (Job7227)

Cal Poly Humboldt
California, United States
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Aug 30, 2022

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University Library: Librarian Pool (Job7227)
Humboldt State University

Location: Arcata, CA
Open Date: Jun 29, 2020

The Department: HSU Library offers opportunities to be creative in instruction and programming, and encourages librarians to develop projects related to their individual goals. If you are interested in collaborating with librarians, faculty, students, and staff in support of teaching, learning and research this may be the job for you. Check out our Annual Report to see what HSU Library has done to foster a community that supports scholarship, creativity, and innovation on campus. Library website:

Area of Specialization: We seek collaborative and innovative instruction librarians to focus on the development and delivery of user-centered library services to the students, faculty and staff. As a member of the Library's Information & Research Services team, the successful candidate will collaborate on instruction and research services programs, assessment of programs, and collection development activities. We invite applications for the following temporary, full-time, 12-month College of Natural Resources & Sciences (CNRS) librarian and pool of Teaching & Learning Librarian positions. The temporary 12-month positions carry faculty rank.

Please note: Part-time Librarian positions are limited and may only occur in the event of emergency staffing needs.


College of Natural Resources & Sciences Librarian (CNRS) (#7227):

  • Provide effective outreach to and expert research consultation and services in support of learning, research, teaching, and scholarship to CNRS students, faculty, and staff;

  • Participate in the Library's shared instruction program, including instruction to liaison areas, and information literacy assessment;

  • Provides synchronous and asynchronous online instruction and reference services to support the College's hybrid and online courses and programs;

  • Provides general reference assistance; 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;

  • Collaborates with CNRS faculty and students, and with Librarians in Collection Development, to assess and develop high-quality digital and print collections that support CNRS and University at large;

  • Some evening and weekend hours are required.


    Teaching & Learning Librarian (Pool) (#7227)

    HSU Library seeks forward-thinking, service and team oriented Teaching and Learning Librarian interested in instruction and programming for undergraduate student success. Candidates applying for Temporary Faculty positions at HSU are maintained in a pool of eligible candidates for ongoing needs that may arise.

  • Develop and deliver effective and efficient instructional services, including ‘SkillShop' workshops, information literacy instruction, online tutorials and guides, and other teaching and learning activities;

  • Provide research services, including assessing needs and providing point-of-need assistance and consultation, supporting students, faculty, staff, and campus community;

  • 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, pedagogy, web design, accessibility, and related fields;

  • Contribute to library initiatives as appropriate, such as Instructional Working Group, evolving learning commons, etc;

  • Foster strong and collaborative relationships with librarians, faculty, students, and staff in support of teaching, learning, research, and scholarship;

  • Scheduled Sunday - Thursday 11am - 8pm, and provides approximately 15 hours of evening and weekend reference;

  • Maintain awareness of best practices and resources, and provides up-to-date content on the library website and library guides; and

  • Occasional shift changes occur during break, and finals hours.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Degree: An earned ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science or an ALA-accredited degree from an equivalent program is required; or must graduate with MLS/MLIS within 6 months of application and have previous academic library work experience.

    Preferred: An earned ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science or an ALA-accredited degree from an equivalent program. Demonstrated experience with library instruction to undergraduate students; demonstrated experience providing reference services; demonstrated experience working with a diverse population; and excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

    Application Instructions
    Applications are submitted via Interfolio. Materials include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae (CV), graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are okay for initial review) and names and contact information for professional references. Specific materials required are listed in the qualifications section above.

    For more information and to apply, visit

    Humboldt State University is a Title IX/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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or

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