Rank: Outreach and Inclusion Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian - Tenure-Track)
Department: University Library
Starting Date: January 2024

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an Outreach and Inclusion Librarian, a tenure-track library faculty position designed to support the University and University Library’s goals for student success, inclusive excellence, and community engagement. Supported by a strategic plan framework and an institutional infrastructure for inclusive excellence, the candidate will work collaboratively in the library and across campus on initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive community and fostering co-curricular user engagement. This includes participating in CSUSM's efforts to engage underrepresented communities driven by the Library’s strategic plan, University’s strategic plan and the newly completed DEI inventory and other initiatives led by the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

The incumbent will build relationships with relevant faculty, student, staff, and campus organizations and identify partnerships for outreach to underrepresented communities, with particular focus on CSUSM’s social justice and student inclusive excellence centers (including the Black Student Center, Gender Equity Center, Latin@ Center, LGTBQA Pride Center, Cross Cultural Center, DREAMER Resource Office, and Veterans Center). The Outreach and Inclusion Librarian will provide leadership for the library’s co-curricular outreach initiatives by sustaining and enhancing an established series of student-centered programs responsive to changing University curricula, including the “Context” Library Exhibit Series and the Common Read. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the applicant will work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support the development of inclusive and representative programming and services that are accessible and meet the needs of all CSUSM’s students.

The Outreach and Inclusion Librarian contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of Library services that reflect an organization committed to actualizing socially and economically just services and environments on behalf of our user communities. The Outreach and Inclusion Librarian Chairs the Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team, a creative cross-Library group that plans and implements Library outreach initiatives. The Librarian also provides leadership and direction to a team – including an Outreach Coordinator (Library Services Specialist III), Outreach Assistant (Library Services Specialist II), and a student assistant – in overseeing outreach projects and programs. The Outreach and Inclusion Librarian partners with stakeholders across the Library to support and achieve its goals.

The successful candidate should be bilingual in English and Spanish and must demonstrate cultural fluency, awareness of the needs of underrepresented populations, knowledge of contemporary trends in critical librarianship and/or social and economic justice, and a demonstrated potential for achievement in library community engagement.

Specific Duties
  • Provide leadership and vision for the library’s co-curricular outreach and engagement programming, including leading the work of the Outreach Team, which consists of two staff members and assigned student assistants, and chairing the Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team.
  • Create, coordinate, and stage high-quality co-curricular art exhibits and associated events, including but not limited to the established Context Library Series Exhibit. Schedule may include evenings and weekends.
  • Leads Outreach team participation in student-centered initiatives responsive to the changing University curriculum, including, but not limited to, the Campus Common Read program.
  • Leads the design and implementation of programs that engage with student, faculty, staff, and community organizations on Library initiatives related to diversity and inclusiveness and work collaboratively across campus to support student success and other initiatives related to CSUSM’s designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
  • Develop assessment tools to measure the success of outreach and engagement programs; develop and gather data to make evidence-based, user-focused decisions about services and programming.
  • Translate Library information into Spanish language, as needed for outreach and inclusion initiatives. Interact with Spanish-speaking communities, such as parents at student orientation events.
  • Evaluate and select scholarly materials in support of outreach and inclusion areas and/or programs.
  • May provide assistance to patrons at public service points in person or online.
  • Pursue a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field.
  • Actively participate in library, university and/or professional-level service commitments, and in library activities and events.
Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent; or Master’s Degree from relevant academic discipline with demonstrated experience working in libraries; or Master’s Degree from relevant academic discipline and demonstrated experience working in outreach to diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated success in outreach, user engagement and/or inclusion initiatives.
  • Demonstrated success in leadership and collaborative work focused on programming and outreach.
  • Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship, and service.
  • Excellent Spanish/English bilingual oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in an academic library.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in organizing and staging high-quality interactive art exhibits and associated events.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience supervising or directing the work of staff.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience presenting to diverse audiences.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with published/presented research within the field of academic librarianship or a job-related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with participation in local, regional or national organizations.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in professional performance, research, and/or service.
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,583 - $7,000 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,190 - $13,797 per month

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Three professional references.
  • Diversity statement.
Review of applications will begin September 7, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

The CSUSM Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the campus’ mission to place the student as an active participant in the learning process. The Library works collaboratively with the campus community to provide a dynamic learning environment and experiences within and beyond the classroom as well as access to information needed to foster curiosity and scholarly inquiry. The 200,000 square foot Kellogg Library has five floors that include more than 30 group study rooms and 300 computers and is a gateway to more than 180 electronic databases and 700,000 books and e-books. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our growing organization of over 50 skilled faculty librarians and staff members, who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the fastest-growing universities in the California State University System.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

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 December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

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 CSU Covid Policy . Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu .

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification .

Advertised: August 07, 2023 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
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