Fine and Performing Arts Librarian (Tenure Track – 12 Month)

Job Description

Job Title: Fine and Performing Arts Librarian (Tenure Track – 12 Month)
Job ID: 101935
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 2920 Librarian 12 Mo
Job Grade: Sr. Assistant
Department: Library

Campus Information

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

Hiring Dept. Information

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university. At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority. In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.


Under the general direction of the Head of Reference and Instruction Department, the Fine and Performing Arts Librarian is the primary contact for the Department of Art, the Department of Theater and Dance, and the School of Music. The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will be responsible for providing high-quality services to a diverse constituency of students and faculty including course related library instruction, development of library collections, and liaison responsibilities, as well as exploring new modes of content creation, archiving and delivery, in the areas of Art, Art History, Theater, Dance, and Music.

Scholarly or creative achievement, contributions to the Library and the University, professional development, and contributions to the community are all responsibilities of Library Faculty.



  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Two years of professional library experience or equivalent.
  • Experience with library resources from any of the following areas: art, art history, music, theatre, or dance.
  • Experience with information literacy or curriculum planning or programmatic library instruction.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
  • Ability to incorporate technology into library reference and instruction services.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability and strong commitment to student learning.
  • Demonstrated service orientation, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.


  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in studio art, art history, music, theater or dance or related field.
  • Experience in collaborating with campus partners to include information literacy instruction in the fine arts or general education program in the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices.
  • Experience with outreach, marketing, and promotion of library services to the campus and community.
  • Experience with assessment of library services to the students and teaching faculty
  • Collection Development experience in fine arts.
  • Knowledge of open access, affordable learning solutions, intellectual property rights, and open publishing options.
  • Knowledge of data management and/or library repositories.
  • Experience with the digital humanities.


This is a full-time (12 month) tenure track position at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with an anticipated start date of June 2017. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review

Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2017; position is open until filled.

Application Procedures

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link. External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link. Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Current curriculum vitae/resume
  3. As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student population, Sacramento States is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.
  4. The names and contact information of at least three professional references
  5. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official transcripts required upon hire)

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. 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. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

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Background Check

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

Child Abuse and Neglect Report

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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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