Position: Senior Assistant Librarian: Business & Economics
Starting Date: Spring, 2022
1) MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library
2) Knowledge of information resources in Business, Finance,
Marketing, Accounting and/or Economics and/or academic coursework
in Business Administration or related disciplines.
3) Experience in providing instruction and/or research consultation
services to students and faculty.
4) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with
faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban
campus environment with a substantial population of
1) Bachelor or Master’s degree in Business Administration,
Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing.
2) Evidence of experience providing information literacy
instruction grounded in ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy
for Higher Education.
3) Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their use in
the delivery of learner-centered library services and information
Support and advance scholarship, research, teaching and learning
for students and faculty in the College of Business and Economics
that includes the following departments: Accounting; Economics and
Statistics; Finance, Law and Real Estate; Information Systems;
Management; Marketing and possibly other departments/programs in
the College of Professional and Global Education.
The Business & Economics Librarian will serve as the library
subject liaison for all departments in the College of Business and
Economics, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing
information resources in relation to the needs of teaching,
learning, research and creative inquiries. Incumbent will provide
library instruction and research consultation services (in-person
and online) to students and faculty in the College of Business and
Economics. The successful candidate will collaborate with other
library faculty, staff and administrators to assess the usage,
satisfaction and impact of library services on student success.
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.
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and
Librarians in the CSU system enjoy full faculty status and as
such are eligible for campus professional development/funding
opportunities, 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 promotion.
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 visit 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.