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Senior Assistant Librarian, Collections

California State University, Dominguez Hills
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Senior Assistant Librarian, Collections & Acquisitions Librarian

Job No: 535748
Work Type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty), On-site (work in-person at business location)

Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) - Collections and Acquisitions Librarian

University Library

Position Description

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting as soon as possible.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values.

The Position

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Collections & Acquisitions Librarian at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.


The successful candidate will serve two roles: as the unit lead for the work and staff in the Collections, Access, and Processing Department (CAPS) and as a member of the Reference, Instruction, & Outreach Services (RIOS) librarian team directing the collection management work of subject liaison librarians. The position will have the following core responsibilities:
  • Direct and oversee the work of Library Services Specialist staff and/or student workers in the Collections, Acquisitions, and Processing (CAPS) unit;
  • Collaborate with Open Educational Resources (OER) librarian on managing purchases for the Affordable Learning $olutions (AL$) program;
  • Collaborate with the Digital Initiatives Librarian on CSU-wide open access initiatives and cataloging of CSUDH theses and dissertations;
  • Communicate effectively with the Electronic Resources Librarian regarding new electronic acquisitions in order to ensure access;
  • Coordinate the process of subject liaison librarian selection and deselection, including providing training as needed and overseeing the creation and maintenance of approval and demand-driven-acquisition profiles;
  • Work with vendors and consortia to identify products, arrange trials, and negotiate licenses for resources;
  • Monitor library acquisitions budgets and provide recommendations to the Dean of the Library on collections spending;
  • Participate in departmental efforts in information literacy, including student learning outcomes assessment and teaching in the general education program;
  • Effectively provide research help through general reference services that include instant message chat, phone, email, in-person, and individual research consultations;
  • Participate in department outreach to new students and other university community populations as part of the RIOS team;
  • Engage in scholarship and service to the university and profession


Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or international equivalent, by the time of appointment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment
  • Evidence of a commitment to social justice, diversity, anti-racism, and inclusion in library practice
  • Demonstrated potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion under the library's criteria for librarianship, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrated experience with collection management;
  • Familiarity with acquisitions, licensing, and copyright of electronic resources, including streaming media;
  • Proficiency performing collection assessment and usage analysis;

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with ExLibris Alma
  • Experience directing the work of library staff
  • Experience providing reference services and research help
  • Teaching experience using active learning strategies
  • Applied knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Springshare products such as LibGuides and LibChat

How to Apply

A completed on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit CSUDH career-opportunities.

Application Deadline Date

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in February 16, 2024. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than March 18, 2024.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***

  • *Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

    **This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

    ***For finalist with international transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

    A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

    If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

    Hannah Lee

    Search Committee Chair

    The University Library

    In beautifully designed facilities, the CSUDH University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources, primary resources, learner-centered assistance and experiences, support of undergraduate research, and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, and innovation. The University Library is comprised of a talented and synergistic team of 12 library faculty and 22 staff members who are committed to the academic success for all users.

    As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our University Library is committed to facilitating thriving students and educators through a comprehensive suite of services that include 24/7 reference and research support; curricular-driven information literacy instruction; robust archival and general, physical and digital collections; student-centered course reserves; Inter-Library Loan services; and an engaging learning environment. Contributions to the popular Affordable Learning Solutions program are a point of pride; the partnerships with faculty, the Bookstore, and Academic Technology save students more than $1 million annually.

    The University Library is committed to fostering equity and creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We have taken recent action to examine our practices, policies and procedures through a diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice lens, with the intent of revising these to reflect our commitment. In 2021, the University Library completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit which identified our strengths and opportunities with respect to our DEIJ imprint. The resulting report has provided us a roadmap to guide us forward in operationalizing and deepening our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in all we do. In addition, Library faculty and management have developed statements in response to the Black Lives Matter movement to articulate our Library's commitment to addressing issues of discrimination, racism, bias, and inequities.

    For more information see:

    Additional Information:

    The Senior Assistant Librarian (12-Month) classification salary range is $6,190 to $13,797 per month; anticipated hiring salary is $6,656 to $6,800.

    Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the University Library. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Moving expenses may be available.

    An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:

    Background Check

    Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which 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.

    CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

    The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to .

    Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

    The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment.

    Closing Statement

    CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

    For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

    Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery), or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

    Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

    The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

    For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free

    Applications Close: Open until filled

    To apply, visit:


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