Librarian, Part-Time: USF Pleasanton Branch Campus Library

Librarian, Part-Time: USF Pleasanton Branch Campus Library

The University of San Francisco Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is seeking an engaging, creative, and forward-thinking information professional with excellent computer and communication skills to co-manage, with one other librarian, a small library for professional working adults at the USF Pleasanton Branch Campus. This position reports to the Head Librarian of Distance Learning Services & Branch Campus Libraries. As part of a distributed workgroup of nine library staff members on eight campuses and sites, this librarian also works closely with the USF Pleasanton Branch Campus administrators, faculty, program directors, and information technologists, as well as the library staff in San Francisco.

Duties include creating a welcoming library environment for a diverse adult population; outreach to students and faculty; bibliographic instruction; reference service; collection development; participation in department decision-making, policies, report writing, and assessment; and other duties and assignments, as needed. Subject specialities include nursing and health professions; organization development; management; and teacher preparation.

The workweek is 20 hours, .53 FTE, with a work schedule of two weekday afternoons/early evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons. Regular monthly travel to the San Jose campus is required, as is occasional travel to San Francisco and other branch campuses and sites. Benefits include prorated vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, health care coverage, and retirement benefits after 5 years.

An MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or its international equivalent is required. One year professional experience in public services in an academic or hospital library setting preferred. Must be friendly, highly service-oriented, and able to interact cooperatively with adult non-traditional students, faculty, colleagues, administrators, and information technologists. Must be flexible and able to gracefully handle the pressures and demands of an intermittently busy branch campus environment. Must work well alone, independently, and with colleagues. Must have excellent public speaking, oral, and written communication skills; along with excellent organizational abilities and technical computer skills.

Preference will be given to candidates with a background in health services. Demonstrated ability to teach PubMed and other related professional resources is essential. Familiarity with resources in education and organization management is a plus. Preference will also be given to mature, self-starters who demonstrate an enthusiasm for partnering with faculty and for promoting library services in the branches. Other skills should include familiarity with online/distance learning tools (e.g., Canvas; screencasting, etc.); library-related multimedia and social media; standard and academic desktop software; basic computer and equipment troubleshooting; and training users to use various technologies.

The University is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. The University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of three references-Include Names, Emails, & Phone Numbers

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