Science Librarian Tenure-Track – CSU Fullerton


Science Librarian

California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and service oriented, with a background in the life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering.

The Science Librarian provides reference, instruction and outreach services for CSUF undergraduates, graduates, faculty and staff. Participates in the Library’s extensive instruction program, planning, teaching, and assessing faculty-requested library instruction sessions. Provides reference and research assistance to the campus community in person and via virtual reference. Serves as library liaison and subject consultant to the Colleges of Natural Sciences & Mathematics and Engineering & Computer Sciences. Works with the Collections and Processing Unit to identify and select materials in subject areas, including science-related government information, develop accreditation reports, and monitor the approval plan. Creates and maintains online science related instructional materials and content for the library website. Serves on department, library, and university committees.

Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly and professional activities.

Requirements include:

Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment. Undergraduate or graduate degree in the life sciences, physical sciences, or engineering, or equivalent training and experience. Experience in developing effective information literacy based training/teaching sessions and an interest in developing online learning content. Current reference experience in an academic environment. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.  Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects within other units of the library. Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community. Availability to work some weeknights and weekends. Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of student and faculty researchers in the sciences.

Rank & Salary:
The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track. Salary range will be from $57,060 to $62,766, commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/ vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care and new affordable housing program. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

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Appointment Date
March 1, 2013

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 16, 2012.
Applications accepted until recommendations for appointments are made.

Application Procedure
Applications will be accepted via e-mail at Please include in your email application 1) a letter of application to Richard C. Pollard, University Librarian, 2) your resume, and 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references.

The University
California State University, Fullerton is one of the largest of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers baccalaureate degrees in 55 fields of knowledge, graduate (master’s level) work in 48 programs, credential programs for teachers, and a doctoral program in educational leadership (Ed.D). The College of Natural Sciences includes the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Science Education, which together enrolled 741 undergraduate FTES majors and 84 FTES graduates during the 2009-2010 academic year. The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences includes six engineering and a computer science department, with 481 undergraduate FTES majors and 228 FTES graduate. The Pollak Library serves a total of more than 34,000 students as well as approximately 3,000 faculty and staff. The University is committed to the support of learning through instructional technology as well as extensive training and development programs. The University’s Web site is located at: (

The Library
The Library’s Web site ( is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources. The Library contains 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The Library uses the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system, SFX, and Metalib. The staff includes 20 FTE librarians and 35 FTE paraprofessionals.

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