Part-Time Reference Librarian, California State University Northridge

Position: Part-Time Librarian (temporary)

Department: Oviatt Library/Research, Instruction & Outreach Services ( )

Effective Date of Appointment: August 2015

All part-time faculty appointments are temporary and do not confer academic rank.

Anticipated needs: Full-time and part-time temporary librarian positions (Assistant Librarian Rank) in the Research, Instruction & Outreach Services Department. Appointments by semester. May include evening and/or weekend hours.

Current Salary Range: Dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Qualifications Minimum: Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if granted from outside the United States or Canada.

Required: Demonstrated reference desk service proficiency, preferably in a busy academic library, and enthusiasm for library instruction. Demonstrated ability and commitment to work with a diverse campus community. Desirable: Library instruction or teaching experience; experience with electronic resources and applications such as online indexing systems, internet, an integrated library system, and web page development. Strong service commitment; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; and knowledge of current trends and issues in academic librarianship. Willingness to serve as needed in a range of library duties, which may include reference and instructional services to a specific subject discipline or program area within the Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, or Physical or Life Sciences, as well as lower division composition courses. Assigned duties may include the development of online access or finding tools. Also desirable is experience in creating learning objects to be embedded within Learning Management Systems, such as Moodle.

Application Process: Applicants should forward a current resume and a cover letter that designates if interested in a full- or part-time position and, whenever possible, times available for reference desk and library instruction assignments. The resume should include educational background, prior reference services and library instruction experience, evidence of scholarship, and/or related professional experience.

Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Kathy Dabbour/Acting Chair, Research, Instruction & Outreach Services Department RE: Application for Temporary Librarian Faculty Position Oviatt Library/California State University, Northridge 18111 Nordhoff Street Northridge, CA 91330-8327 Email:

Application Deadline: For Academic Year: April 17, 2015 /For Spring 2016 Semester Only: September 11, 2015

Final determination of part-time librarian assignments is contingent upon student enrollment figures and funding.

General Information: In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line at Print copies are available in the library and by request from the Department of Police Services and the Office of Faculty Affairs. 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. Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website: .

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