Outreach and Inclusion Librarian (Senior Assistant
Librarian - Tenure-Track)
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
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
- 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)
- 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
- Translate Library information into Spanish language, as needed
for outreach and inclusion initiatives. Interact with
Spanish-speaking communities, such as parents at student
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Preference will be given to applicants with experience in an
- Preference will be given to applicants with experience in
organizing and staging high-quality interactive art exhibits and
- 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
- 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
Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application
and attach the following documents:
- Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred
- 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
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
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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.
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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.
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under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is
required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU
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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
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