Senior Assistant Librarian of Psychology and Social Work – California State University, Long Beach

Senior Assistant Librarian of Psychology and Social Work

Recruitment #2209
Position: Senior Assistant Librarian of Psychology and Social Work (12-Month)
Effective Date: July 1, 2015
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an American Library Association-accredited program
  • Degree at the time of application, or official notification of completion of the master’s degree by June 1, 2015.
  • Working experience as an academic librarian or library internship in an academic institution.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in an academic setting.
  • Demonstrated potential to fulfill the research, scholarly and creative activities with expectations of a tenure-track position in the Library.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technologies and innovation, and ability to apply these concepts to library applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population
  • Experience as a librarian in a related social science or human services discipline.
  • Demonstrated excellence of both interpersonal and group communications.
  • A record of active involvement in library professional organizations.
  • Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.
  • Engage in library and university governance and scholarship including research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in one (or more) of the following disciplines: Social Work, Psychology, Human Development, or Gerontology.
  • Authorship or co-authorship of scholarly publications.


  • Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose reference desk approximately 6 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Provide library instruction and consultation services to the students and faculty to the Departments of Psychology, Human Development, School of Social Work, and Family and Consumer Sciences (Gerontology).
  • Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for the specified departments, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, and an official transcript.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Psychology and Social Work Librarian Search Committee

California State University, Long Beach

University Library

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-1901  or (562) 985-4047

Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin December 1, 2014
  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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