Part-Time Reference Librarian, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

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About the Program:

The John Spoor Broome Library team is comprised of 11 librarians and 12 staff members. A critical part of the CSUCI experience, the Library supports the learning and research communities of our diverse campus through its collections, and robust information literacy program. The Broome Library is prized by faculty and students alike for its careful attention to physical space, collections, special programming, and services such as equipment lending. The Library’s commitment to comprehensive reference service, active learning pedagogy, multicultural programming, and range of methods for gathering student input reflect its alignment with and support of the campus’s four mission centers. Furthermore, the integration of information literacy standards into the campus General Education learning outcomes creates an effective foundation for its core educational mission.

We believe that the library is a powerful force for equity and we embrace the strategies for excellence as articulated by the Association of College & Research Libraries which value different ways of knowing and seek to identify and work to eliminate barriers to inclusive and equitable services, spaces, resources, and scholarship. Because of this belief and the nature of the Library to serve all campus constituents, our Part Time Reference Librarian will be strongly focused on developing partnerships and programming strongly reflecting ethnic studies and social justice values.

About the Position:

At the heart of this new position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. This position will support student-centered learning, focusing on building library research skills and engaging students with the tools of scholarship. This position will work largely nights and weekends providing reference services to the campus community. The person in this position may also be assigned to work on project-related assignments such as LibGuides, copy cataloging, digital initiatives, developing outreach materials, teaching in the library instruction program, and other work.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Master of Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program
  • Experience providing one-on-one and distance-mediated reference and research services to a diverse population
  • Evidence of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic, and diverse environment with competing demands
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to service excellence to a diverse community
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced change-oriented environment with a student-centered outlook
  • Demonstrated forward-thinking approach to challenges and opportunities
  • Evidence of effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills (i.e., multicultural competencies)
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a diverse community and team environment
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Photoshop, LibGuides and the rest of the Springshare suite, Alma, Canvas, familiarity with bibliographic record formats and metadata systems is helpful.
  • One (1) or more years’ professional experience in an academic library setting
  • Evidence of cultivating relationships with faculty, students, staff, and community members to encourage information literacy instruction program growth
  • Experience working with library users of diverse ages, as well as from various socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds
  • Fluency in Spanish

Responsibilities:

This position will work largely nights and weekends providing reference services to the campus community. The person in this position may also be assigned to work on project-related assignments such as LibGuides, copy cataloging, digital initiatives, developing outreach materials, teaching in the library instruction program, and other work.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin April 13, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials:

Applicants must submit the following materials:

  1. a letter of application,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. names and email addresses of three references
  4. A librarianship philosophy statement describing how you plan to engage and interact with students in an instructional role, with a special focus on Latinx, African-American, Native American, Asian-American, and other historically underrepresented students, including any experience you have had mentoring and working with students from underrepresented backgrounds.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

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