Position: Senior Assistant Librarian: Systems & Digital
Starting Date: Spring 2022
1) ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information
2) Working knowledge and experience with web-based discovery
systems/services (e.g. Primo/Primo VE) and one or more of the
following systems/applications: unified library services platforms
(e.g. Alma), link resolvers, proxy servers, digital asset
management systems, digital exhibits, and/or institutional/digital
3) Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital
technology trends and applications in higher education and/or
4) Evidence of excellent interpersonal communication skills, the
ability to explain difficult or technical concepts in layman’s
terms, and strong project management skills.
1) A degree in computer science or a related field.
2) Demonstrated experience implementing and/or managing unified
library services platforms (e.g. Alma), link resolvers, proxy
servers, digital asset management systems, digital exhibits, and
3) Demonstrated knowledge/experience implementing/supporting
library technologies and digital library services.
4) Demonstrated programming experience in one or more of the
following: JQuery, Java, Ruby, Perl, PHP, Python.
The primary professional responsibilities include the
implementation, overall management, support and development of the
University Library’s unified library services platform (Alma), and
discovery system (Primo/Primo VE), institutional repository
(Samvera), digital asset management systems (Luna Imaging), digital
collection/archival systems (Omeka, ArchiveSpace) and
access/authentication applications (EZproxy). The Systems and
Digital Strategies Librarian collaborates with other library
personnel to develop policies, procedures and workflows that
enhance services and resource management, access, discoverability
and preservation of the library’s digital collections and
e-resources. The Systems & Digital Strategies Librarian will
have an opportunity to lead the development and implementation of
an overarching digital strategy for the University Library in close
collaboration with the University Library Leadership Council and
campus partners. S/he will help to enrich and deepen connections
between students, scholars, researchers, and innovators by making
available and preserving digital knowledge.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic
success of all of our students and to an environment that
acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences.
To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively,
respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and
inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be
ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the
University’s commitment to the principles of engagement, service,
and the public good.
Appointment and Salary:
Appointment: This is a probationary, full-time, 12-month,
tenure-track position at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Librarians in the CSU system enjoy full faculty status and as
such are eligible for campus service opportunities, sabbatical and
other leaves, and additional benefits. Librarians are represented
under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association (CFA). Excellent
benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans; generous
paid leave (two days vacation credit for each qualifying month of
service, one personal holiday per year, and one day of sick leave
credit for each qualifying month of service); and membership in
CALPERS, the largest retirement system in the country.
Library faculty must demonstrate professional competence, scholarly
and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and
community to meet university requirements for tenure and
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of
23 campuses within the California State University system.
The University is the premier comprehensive public university in
the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the
U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to
engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally
recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal
justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the
humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship,
research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.
Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of
populations. The University has one of the most diverse
student populations of any college or university in the
nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving
Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific
Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the
transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify
and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is
committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can
live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for
the rights and sensibilities of each individual.
The University Library:
As the academic heart of the university, the University Library’s
mission is to advance intellectual discovery, stimulate creativity,
inspire learning and transform Cal State LA’s diverse communities
by connecting people to knowledge, providing learner-centered
spaces and delivering innovative and responsive services. The
University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new
leadership, a recently completed strategic plan, a growing team of
passionate, collaborative and forward-thinking library faculty and
staff, and a deep commitment to improving student success and
supporting faculty excellence. An ambitious architectural master
plan was recently completed, providing an exciting and
transformative vision for renewing the library’s physical spaces to
accommodate the growing needs of Cal State LA’s students and
faculty. As part of the master plan, an academic success center
will be developed that will provide comprehensive and fully
integrated peer-to-peer academic success services for students.
Librarians at Cal State LA enjoy full faculty status and are
eligible for campus professional development/funding opportunities,
sabbatical leave, university-wide service, and other benefits. For
additional information see http://library.calstatela.edu/.
Please submit the following to the Appointments Committee Chair at
the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred
2) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working
effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a
multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a
substantial population of students who are among the
first-generation of their family to attend a college or
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form (https://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28.pdf)
Finalists will be required to submit:
Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in
the United States.
Review of applications will begin November 7, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.
Please email all application materials in a single PDF to:
Please type “University Library Tenure-Track Application” in the
Please address all questions to the Appointments Committee Chair
Holly Yu at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: 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 employment.
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
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 OfficeHRM@calstatela.edu.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and
state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in
which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an
atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and
sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified
individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to
economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status,
pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability,
disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER
Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to
individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the
employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when
this does not cause undue hardship.