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Senior Assistant Librarian for Information Ethics and Policy (12-Month)

California State University, Long Beach
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023

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Senior Assistant Librarian for Information Ethics and Policy (12-Month)

Job No: 525901
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

Position: Senior Assistant Librarian for Information Ethics and Policy (12-Month)
Effective Date: On or about August 17, 2023
Salary Range: $74,280.00 - $165,564.00 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin April 25, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

University Library

Required Qualifications:
  • MLIS or equivalent from American Library Association accredited program or accredited international equivalent, or accredited advanced degree in a field relevant to the position
  • At least two years of professional experience in librarianship or another relevant field
  • Demonstrated understanding of topics in the area of scholarly communications such as copyright, intellectual property, open access, and open educational resources in an academic library setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories, content accessibility, and related issues
  • Demonstrated potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion under the library's criteria for professional performance, research, scholarship, and service. For specific requirements, please see the University Library's Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Policy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with institutional repositories software (such as DSpace, CONTENTdm, Fedora, Islandora, or Samvera Hyrax)
  • Experience with faculty profile systems
  • Knowledge of national and international trends in data management and data management plans
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, open access, authors' rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property
  • Knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to Open Educational Resources (OER) publishing
  • Demonstrated experience and productive partnerships with other academic units
  • Terminal degree in a relevant field
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (demographics)

  • Work closely with other campus units, subject librarians, faculty, and members of the university community on issues related to the ethical use, production, and management of information such as copyright, intellectual property, open access initiatives, and open educational resources
  • Manage the CSULB Digital Institutional Repository (ScholarWorks) which is the current university open access repository for faculty and student scholarly output
  • Collaborate closely with campus departments as part of the CSU Chancellor's Office Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative for the library and university
  • Serve as the Library's subject specialist for Information Policy and Ethics as well as selected colleges and departments, as assigned
  • Provide in-person and online research consultations at a service-oriented reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours
  • Responsible for collection development of assigned departments which includes evaluating, selecting, developing, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs
  • Provide library instruction and consultations for students and faculty in assigned liaison areas as appropriate and necessary. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Engage in library and university governance including library and campus committees
  • Engage in research, publication, and presentation activities to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Participate in service to the department, university, and community

  • CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

    About the University Library

    The University Library supports the instructional and research needs of the campus community through its breadth and depth of collections, exceptional library faculty and staff-led services, and innovative use of library spaces. Currently, there are 15 full-time equivalent faculty members. Library faculty serve as subject-specialists and liaisons to CSULB's many academic departments and programs. We work independently and collaboratively to strengthen student information literacy skills through one-on-one consultations, one-shot instruction, embedded course instruction, and modular and scalable eLearning experiences. We ensure that library collections align with curricular needs and reflect emerging discipline-specific knowledge.

    Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

    How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
    • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
    • CV
    • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for verbal reference should you reach the finalist stage [no letters accepted])
    • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

    How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete the CSULB online application

    Requests for information and process should be addressed to:

    California State University, Long Beach
    University Library
    Attn: Cheryl Rice
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

    (562) 985-7839 or E-Mail:

    Requests for information about the position should be addressed to:

    California State University, Long Beach
    University Library
    Attn: Cheryl Rice
    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

    (562) 985-7839 or E-Mail:


    A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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 position.

    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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSU Vaccination Policy
    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

    CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Application Closes: Open until filled

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