Senior Assistant Librarian (Part Time, Temporary) – San José State University

San José State University


Subject to Budgetary Approval

Position and Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian (Part-time, Temporary)

Minimum Qualifications:

•ALA accredited Master’s degree or its equivalent.

•Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using print and electronic library resources and services in a library setting.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

•Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population.

•Ability to work collaboratively with other librarians, support staff, teaching faculty and students in an evolving organization and rapidly changing information environment.

•One year experience working in a library setting.

Description of Duties:

While specific duties of the position may vary, expected duties in this position include the following:

•Provide quality reference service at the Reference Desk or through online tools during days, evenings, and/or weekends.

•Teach sessions for classes and groups as part of the librarians’ information literacy program.

•Perform collection management activities such as selection and evaluation.

•Develop online resources and bibliographic guides.

•Collaborate with colleagues to develop innovative services in areas such as outreach, marketing, and digital resources

Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching and/or other comparable experiences.

Salary: Commensurate with rank and experience. Salary information is available at:

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures:

Please mail the following items to the address listed below:

•Cover letter expressing qualifications and relevant experience,

•A resume/CV of academic preparation, experience and qualifications,

•The names, addresses and telephone numbers of 3 professional references

SJSU, University Library

Attention: Evelia Sánchez

One Washington Square

San José, CA 95192-0028

If selected for an interview, applicants will be asked to provide original transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation.

Deadline and procedures for notification:

Positions become available on an ongoing basis and will remain open until filled. Applicants who are not selected will be notified via email.

Please contact the SJSU Library Human Resources Office at 408-808-2080 if you have questions.

San José State University and San José Public Library jointly operate the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library which serves SJSU students and the residents of San Jose. San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are nearby. A member of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The Library – and the University of which it is a part – is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before anycandidatecanbeofferedapositionwiththeCSU. Failuretosatisfactorilycompletethe background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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