Position: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian (Library Assessment
Job#: 23/24 LIB 02
Academic Year: 2023-2024
Available: Spring 2024
Walter W. Stiern Library
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway, 20BDC
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099
Contact: Amanda Meanley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline: Applications are due by October 15, 2023; Position will
remain open until filled
University Background: CSU Bakersfield, founded in 1970, is a
regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin
Valley of California. CSU Bakersfield's service area covers nearly
25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically
diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSU Bakersfield is the
only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile
radius. Due to this, CSU Bakersfield has a vital role in
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region.
The accolades CSU Bakersfield has received include Third Way's #5
Most Economic Mobility Index (2022), Washington Monthly's #13 Best
Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges and #26 Best Master's
University (2022), Best Value Schools' #21 Most Affordable 4-Year
Colleges (2022), and US News and World Report's #25 Top Public
School in the West (2022).
CSU Bakersfield serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400
graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSU
Bakersfield's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 21.5% are Caucasian,
7.1% are Asian, 4.9% are African-American, 2.3% are multiracial,
0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. CSU Bakersfield is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Walter W. Stiern Library within the
Division of Academic Affairs at CSUB is committed to academic and
inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and
Department Information: The mission of the Walter W. Stiern Library
is to strengthen and enhance the learning, research, and
instruction of California State University, Bakersfield by
facilitating access to programs and services that support a culture
of broad inquiry reflective of the diverse community we serve. The
Library enriches the University's commitment to diversity, equity,
and inclusion by engaging with the campus and encouraging life-long
learning, critical thinking, and societal awareness. The library is
managed and operated by 29 staff members and faculty librarians.
There is also a branch library at the CSUB Antelope Valley campus
in Lancaster. The Dean of Libraries oversees all operations and
Position Description: California State University, Bakersfield
seeks an innovative librarian for a Library Assessment Coordinator.
This position will work collaboratively to plan, enhance, promote,
and sustain a culture of assessment within the library's services,
collections, and programs. The Assessment Coordinator will
contribute to the Library's efforts to show value and impact by
using evidence-based decisions to determine the most useful library
programs, resources, operations, and spaces. Together with other
stakeholders, the Assessment Coordinator will develop and set
assessment priorities that support the library and university
goals, measure the effectiveness of existing services and programs,
and demonstrate the value and impact on library users. Reporting to
the Dean of Libraries, the Assessment Coordinator will work
collaboratively with library faculty and staff. Librarians are
members of the faculty and are expected to engage in scholarly
research and service as a requirement for retention, promotion, and
tenure. Work schedules will include day, evening, and weekend hours
depending upon institutional needs.
The successful candidate will:
• Determine library-wide assessment priorities and develop a
sustainable assessment plan.
• Provide consultation, training, and support to library employees
in designing and implementing assessment projects in their
coordinatorships and areas.
• Recommend data-driven changes based on assessment findings that
promote student learning and student success.
• Cultivate relationships with University partners to support
• Participate in assessment activities related to accreditation,
including the assessment of information literacy as a core
competency within the Western Association of Schools and Colleges -
Senior Colleges and Universities Section (WASC-SCUC).
• Assist with the yearly collection and submission of ACRL
• Communicate assessment results to key stakeholders, including
library colleagues, faculty, and campus administrators.
• Share collected data and analyses with colleagues to integrate
assessment findings into library work through evidence-based
• Serve as library liaison and share in collection development
activities for designated departments/colleges and/or
• Provide library reference and instruction, and other duties as
• ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science.
• Familiarity with research design, data collection and analysis
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching or serving users from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• Experience in providing reference, instruction, and public
service to diverse populations preferably in an academic
• Strong project management skills.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, especially
when presenting data.
• Personal initiative, thoroughness, completes tasks in a timely
manner, multi-tasks, prioritizes, and adapts in changing
• Engages in independent problem-solving and decision-making.
• Proficiency with relevant software applications, such as Excel or
statistical analysis software.
• Ability to meet the requirements of retention, tenure, and
• Commitment to professional development.
• A second Master's Degree
• Experience or familiarity with assessing library services and
• Familiarity with data visualization tools such as OpenRefine,
Tableau, Trifacta, etc.
• xperience with library management systems/integrated library
systems such as ALMA and Primo
Rank and Salary:
• Sr. Assistant or Associate Librarian; rank and salary based on
qualifications and experience.
• Anticipated annual salary range $74,280 - $110,424.
• In application materials, please include a statement about
fostering an inclusive classroom. [OR]
• Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity
and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the
applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity
and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service at CSU
• Please submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae,
unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and
contact information of three professional references via Box, here:
• Prior to hiring, official transcripts and 3 letters of
recommendation will be required.
Background Check: 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 position.
Out of State Employment: Per CSU-wide policy, all faculty who will
begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in
service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their
work from within the State of California. Faculty assignments
include in-person duties that must be performed in-person at the
Mandated Reporter: 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 as a condition of
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability, or covered veterans' status.