Reference & Instruction, Part-Time Temporary, CSU Fullerton

12-month contract, renewable

The Pollak Library at California State University Fullerton, a nationally recognized Hispanic serving institution (HSI), invites applications for part-time Reference and Instruction Librarians to join our dedicated community of librarians, staff, and student assistants. Up to four part-time librarians may be hired for 10-15 hours each.

The Library

“The Pollak Library aims to become a model library, nationally recognized for innovative spaces, collections, services, tools, and programs that enable the academic success of our students; promote information literacy skills; fulfill the needs of our academic programs and scholarly activities; facilitate and encourage the systematic and serendipitous acquisition of knowledge; invite collaboration; and help interconnect its vibrant and diverse community of learners and scholars.” (Vision Statement, October 7, 2015)

We serve a total of more than 40,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. Our website ( is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources: including 1.3 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 50,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and 200 electronic databases. The staff includes 23 FTE librarians, 35 FTE paraprofessionals, and 80 student assistants.


Provide reference assistance to CSUF students, faculty, staff, and community. Hours will include nights and/or weekends. May provide instruction for CSUF classes in basic electronic resources. Work on specified projects as needed.



  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Current reference experience and/or potential including the use of academic electronic resources.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively.
  • Ability to interact effectively in a multi-cultural environment within and outside the Library.
  • Availability to work days, weeknights and/or weekends.


  • Preference will be given to candidates with a strong user-service orientation.
  • Experience and/or potential in developing and teaching effective Library instruction sessions.

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 application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank & Salary

The position is a 12-month contract of 8 to 15 hours per week, depending on availability, at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Contract is renewable. Monthly salary is a percentage of the base salary for an Assistant Librarian.

Appointment Date

February 1, 2018

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration.

To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10081BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of reference (see instruction below)

On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-4460 or email

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

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 54 programs, credential programs for teachers, a doctoral program in educational leadership (Ed.D) and in nursing practice (DNP). The University’s Web site: (

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.


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