Health Sciences Librarian, Cal State LA, Los Angeles, CA

Senior Assistant Librarian (full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment), Health Sciences Librarian

Starting Date:

April 3, 2017

Minimum Qualifications:

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school.

Experience working in an academic library or clinical library setting.

Demonstrated experience in providing research, instruction and outreach services to students and faculty in the health sciences or related area.

Practical knowledge of health science information resources and/or academic coursework in the health sciences or related disciplines.

Familiarity with information literacy standards/framework, performance indicators and outcomes.

Strong commitment to public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and an enthusiasm for working collaboratively.

Excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.

Commitment to engage in research, scholarly activity, professional development and service.

Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the University’s commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor or Master’s degree in the health sciences or a related discipline.

Two years of professional library experience in an academic library focusing on health sciences or in a medical or health sciences library.

Knowledge of and/or experience in current and emerging trends related to the health sciences.

Collection development experience in the health sciences or related area.

Education or experience with student outcomes assessment in an educational or library setting.

Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their use in the delivery of learner-centered library services and information resources.


The California State University, Los Angeles University Library seeks an energetic, innovative and self-motivated librarian to: provide library instruction and research consultation services to the students and faculty in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services. Collaborate with teaching faculty in the development of digital learning objects and instructional materials related to information literacy in the health science areas; serve as the library subject liaison for the various departments and schools in the Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to the needs of teaching, learning, research and creative inquiries.  Collaborate with other library faculty and administrators to assess the usage, satisfaction and impact of library services on student success. Provide on-call and online/digital reference and research assistance and may contribute to outreach activities.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

Required Documentation:

For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit the following materials: 1) letter of interest, 2) current curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of recommendation, 4) official transcript from the institution awarding your highest degree, and 5) a completed Cal State L.A. employment application form. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For full consideration, applicants are requested to submit the required materials listed above by January 31, 2017 to:

Carlos Rodriguez, Dean, University Library
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, LN B135A
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300

Note: 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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal State LA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to achieving and supporting diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. Applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a strong record of mentoring students from underserved or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.


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