Reference Librarian (tenure-track)

California State University, Dominguez Hills and the University Library invite applications for an experienced, enthusiastic, team-oriented librarian for the position of Reference Librarian (tenure-track). The successful candidate will make significant contributions as a member of a growing library staff at an award-winning, student-centered library facility. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, the assessment of learning outcomes, and multiple pathways that enable students to graduate. This position reports to the Dean, University Library.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

As Reference Librarian, provides a full range of reference services, including but not limited to the following: regularly serves at the Reference Desk using the print and electronic collections; engages in in-depth research consultations by appointment; provides course-related library instruction and workshops; prepares library instructional materials including web-based guides; shares in collection development responsibilities; assists with electronic resource collection development and maintenance, participates in library outreach activities to the campus and community, and other duties as assigned. The incumbent in this position will supervise three (3) departmental support staff; trains and evaluates Information Desk student assistants. Must be able to work night and weekend reference desk and instruction assignments shared among the reference librarians.

In addition, the incumbent will participate in Library and University committee work; keep abreast of current developments in librarianship and instructional technologies; and engage in professional development activities.

Required Qualifications

• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school.
• 2 years relevant academic library experience.
• Strong commitment to public service.
• Knowledge of and proficiency in the use of electronic information resources.
• Familiarity with instruction methods and technologies.
• Ability to work effectively and creatively as a team member and to interact collegially with colleagues, staff, and teaching faculty.
• Ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Reference and instruction experience.
• Supervisory experience.
Terms of Appointment and Salary

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, and librarians are expected to meet faculty requirements for scholarship, professional development and service to the campus community. Appointment will be made at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. Hiring salary range for Senior Assistant Librarian: $57,084 – $65,000.

Anticipated Starting Date: Immediately

Application Procedure

Register and apply online at: Please include in one uploaded file a letter of interest/application; a current resume or vita; and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent professional references. The letter should be addressed to:

Sandra Parham, Dean, University Library
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson, CA 90747

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received no later than September 7, 2012. For telephone inquiries, contact Naomi Moy at (310) 243-2086 or .

The Campus and the University Library

California State University, Dominguez Hills is one of 23 campuses of the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive, public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of over 14,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of nontraditional, working adult students as well as approximately 1,700 students enrolled in Distance Learning programs statewide. The University, with its three professional schools and the College of Arts and Humanities, has more than 270 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

The Library collection contains over 447,000 print volumes and 126,000 e-book titles. In addition, online access is available to a wide array of electronic resources, including approximately 100 electronic databases and over 25,000 electronic journal titles. Staffing currently consists of 9 professional tenure-track librarians and 14 paraprofessionals.

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