Research & Instruction Librarian, Business, CSUMB

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Business (Senior Assistant Librarian)

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Open until filled. Priority screening date is January 16, 2018.

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Position Description

The Research & Instruction Librarian, Business position offers creative opportunities for a forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated librarian who will provide user-centered research and instruction services for CSUMB students and faculty. This librarian will serve as a liaison to the College of Business (COB), whose programs include B.S. degrees in Business Administration and Sustainable Hospitality Management, minors in Business and Nonprofit Management, and the M.B.A. at the graduate level. The COB emphasizes preparing students for rewarding careers, with particular attention to developing socially responsible business managers with high ethical standards, and a commitment to environmental stewardship. The college’s areas of focus include agribusiness, sustainable hospitality management, business entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship.

The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library’s mission is to help prepare knowledgeable, resourceful and responsible citizens for California and the global community by facilitating active exploration, discovery, and synthesis of information. As a teaching library, its faculty librarians manage and deliver active, outcomes-based instructional programs. CSU Monterey Bay’s library has a longstanding commitment to the use of technology-enhanced services and resources. The library’s curriculum-focused print/media collections and electronic resources are augmented by a rapid, efficient inter-library loan operation and unmediated patron borrowing within the CSU system via CSU+. The library’s design co-locates library services with campus programs supporting student success, including writing, peer-tutoring, advising and undergraduate research. Currently, six full-time librarian faculty, five half-time librarian faculty, and eight staff share responsibility for the library’s array of services in a highly collaborative environment. For additional information see

This 12-month tenure-track appointment is under the direction of the library dean. In this collaborative environment, the successful candidate is responsible for meeting library and campus criteria for retention, tenure, and promotion in four areas of scholarship: Teaching and Learning; Discovery, Creation, and Integration; Professional Application; and University Service. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the RTPcriteria at


  • Serve as faculty liaison to College of Business and selected subject areas in the social sciences, depending on experience, education, and expertise
  • Collaborate with library and university colleagues in developing a spectrum of library related information services in support of student success
  • Develop library collections in business, economics, and other subject areas to be determined
  • Provide course-integrated information literacy instruction for groups of students and faculty in business and other programs to be determined; provide instruction sessions for general education courses to be determined
  • Participate in the library’s general research (reference) and outreach services
  • Meet faculty expectations for scholarship, professional activities and service to the library and the university

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent by time of appointment
  • Understanding of emerging issues, trends, and standards in librarianship
  • Experience providing instruction in a classroom or group training setting
  • Experience providing library research support and reference services
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated interest in furthering CSUMB’s academic goals, as identified in the University Vision Statement
  • Demonstrated success working in collaborative library or educational settings
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse campus constituencies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience developing collaborations with academic programs and/or faculty at an institution of higher education
  • Experience providing information literacy instruction in a classroom or group training setting, with an understanding of instructional design principles
  • Collection development experience in business or related fields
  • Undergraduate degree, substantial coursework, or equivalent experience in business
  • Excellent analytical, pro-active problem solving and project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability and interest in implementing new technologies in an academic library
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession
  • Proficiency in one or more non-English languages
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities
  • Additional graduate degree in business or a relevant discipline

Other Related Information

Appointment start date will be 7/1/2018 – 8/1/2018, TBD.

Special Conditions of Employment

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.

The incumbent is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position within 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.

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How to Apply

A completed online application and all required materials must be received by University Personnel by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screening date listed above to be guaranteed a review. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned. CSUMB will not fax application materials.

For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library (map). Please check the link provided for the respective hours and the location.

CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.

All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.

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  1. * Briefly list your area(s) of research and teaching expertise.(Open Ended Question)
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Documents Required in Application

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

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