Outreach and Engagement Librarian
Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track,
Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Probationary, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Outreach and Engagement Librarian
Effective Date of Appointment:
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)
About the University:
California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002
as the newest campus in the California State University system.
Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of
the premier public universities, not only in the California State
University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News &
World Report listed CSUCI as 20th among “Top Public Schools” in its
2021 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also
ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility
Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most
Transformative College” in the nation.
CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in
critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global
society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to
more than 6,900 undergraduate and 239 graduate students.
Approximately 55% of CSUCI's students are Pell Grant eligible, and
approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is
also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution
(HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as
Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as
multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was
awarded Excelencia in Education's inaugural “Seal of Excelencia”
for its facilitation of Latinx student success.
CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address
students' ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University
is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social
justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are
motivated to serve and contribute to the university's tenure-track
body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9%
Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.
CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to
furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to
enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from
all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where
colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and
CSUCI Mission Statement:
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
CSUCI's Commitment to You
CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense
of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated
to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and
sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement
in equitable teaching and learning.
About the Program:
The John Spoor Broome Library team is comprised of 11 librarians
and 11 staff members. A critical part of the CSUCI experience, the
Library supports the learning and research communities of our
diverse campus through its collections, and robust information
literacy program. The Broome Library is prized by faculty and
students alike for its careful attention to physical space,
collections, special programming, and services such as equipment
lending. The Library's commitment to comprehensive reference
service, active learning pedagogy, multicultural programming, and
range of methods for gathering student input reflect its alignment
with and support of the campus's four mission centers. Furthermore,
the integration of information literacy standards into the campus
General Education learning outcomes creates an effective foundation
for its core educational mission.
The Broome Library values inclusive excellence. To address the ways
in which structural racism is embedded in library practices, the
Broome Library is committed to developing, stewarding and improving
access to collections that reflect and represent the voices and
experiences of BIPOC and other historically underrepresented and
marginalized communities. We believe that the library is a powerful
force for equity and we embrace the strategies for excellence as
articulated by the Association of College & Research Libraries
which value different ways of knowing, and seek to identify, and
work to eliminate barriers to inclusive and equitable services,
spaces, resources, and scholarship.
About the Position:
The Outreach & Engagement Librarian works with the CSU Channel
Islands campus to strategically plan and coordinate the Library's
efforts in designing and implementing effective and innovative
library programming to engage the campus community in a
collaborative and equitable fashion. The Outreach & Engagement
Librarian works closely with librarians, staff, faculty, and
university partners to lead and develop Library initiatives that
support student success, equity, recruitment, and retention for all
students, including historically underrepresented student
At the heart of this position is a chance to harness evidence from
a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that
academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes.
Reporting to the Head of Instruction, Engagement, & Assessment,
this position supports student-centered learning, focusing on
coordinating the Library's efforts to build library research skills
and engage students with the tools of scholarship. The Outreach
& Engagement Librarian builds relationships internally with
Library faculty and staff, as well as with both academic and
non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the
various ways that the library can serve as an essential partner in
facilitating the success of our diverse body of undergraduate
Minimum Degree Requirements:
Master of Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited
- Two (2) or more years' full-time professional experience in an
academic library setting.
- Demonstrated experience providing strategic vision and
leadership in the area of coordinating outreach efforts, and
leading the library in intentional design of programming and
partnerships with a focus on proactive inclusivity and equity.
- Experience with needs assessment and program development, and
the ability to provide leadership in project management.
- Evidence of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work
successfully in a complex, dynamic, and diverse environment with
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively
work with and engage a diverse campus population.'
- Evidence of effective cross-cultural interpersonal and
communication skills (i.e. multicultural competencies), applied to
relationships, and service to campus and local communities.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
with a student-centered outlook.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead
effectively in a team environment.
- Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively
work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of
how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with
special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian,
and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.
Provides vision and leadership in mapping and coordinating
Library outreach efforts
Works with the unit head to draft and maintain a strategic plan
for Library outreach efforts, including determining specific goals
and iterative assessment for those efforts;
Collaboratively leads the Library program in the intentional
design of coordinated Library programming;
Cultivates relationships with Library colleagues, faculty,
students, staff, and community members to encourage collaborative
partnerships that promote inclusivity, learning, diversity and
equity in library programming
In communication with unit head, leads needs assessments,
assessment of outreach initiatives, and participates in assessment
of university-wide initiatives
Collaborates with library units and leads efforts to publicize
and market library services, programs, and resources, including
managing the Library's social media outlets
Coordinates the Library's presence at campus outreach events,
including campus orientations and new student events
Designs exhibits, public programming, social networking, and
other innovative techniques to engage a diverse student
Works with colleagues and students to foster creative and
intellectual collaboration with the academic and co-curricular life
of the University to generate engagement with the library's
collections, staff, and services
Develops programming to promote student and faculty scholarship
and use of the Library's resources
Collaborates with other university units in support of student
success, diversity, recruitment, and retention initiatives
Works with campus, local and regional off-campus partners to
create collaborative relationships that contribute to recruitment
and student learning
Works directly with faculty in the development of the
collections, Information literacy classes, and research guides in
assigned subject areas.
Provide public service, including reference shifts, research
consultations, and outreach to the campus community per assigned
areas, and the creation and development of digital content.
Engage in professional and scholarly activities and service to
the University (e.g. university-wide committees, etc.), the
Library, and the profession.
Pursues scholarship as expected of a tenure-track position
- Experience designing intentional programming and creating
collaborative partnerships to support student learning, success,
- Evidence of cultivating relationships with faculty, students,
staff, and community members to encourage collaborative
- Experience teaching library instruction to a diverse student
- Experience providing reference and research services to a
- Dedication to research and scholarship in the field of library
and information sciences.
Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2022. Priority
will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline;
however, the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants must submit the following
1. A cover letter;
2. A curriculum vitae;
3. The names and email addresses of three references;
4. A statement of your philosophy of librarianship and teaching
that includes your perspectives on working with diverse
communities, including a focus on first-generation, BIPOC, and
other historically marginalized groups; 5. A statement describing
your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students
with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian
American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students.
In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested
to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and
Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web
Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule:
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The
University offers excellent fringe benefits.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.
At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S.
citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and
Immigration Services to work in the United States.
The person holding this position may be 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
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or
continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the
CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination
on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin,
age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation,
genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran
status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth
in CSU Executive Order
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with
disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at
To apply, visit https://jobs.csuci.edu/en-us/job/519744/outreach-and-engagement-librarian