Access Services Librarian, CSU San Bernardino

Access Services Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian

Job no: 503638
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San Bernardino – San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

Job Summary

We invite applications from a diverse group of qualified, service oriented, innovative, and collaborative applicants to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) on the San Bernardino campus, with oversight of access services at the Palm Desert campus (PDC).

Typical Activities

In this highly visible position, you will be assisting library users and monitoring multiple library functions. Expect to work closely with people, technology, and a variety of media formats.

Oversee the daily operations of the Circulation, Course Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan departments at the Pfau Library and the corresponding services at the PDC. The latter will require regular consultation and interaction with the PDC librarian.

Supervise, train, and evaluate full-time, unionized employees in your unit.

Coordinate with the Head of Library Technology and Media Services regarding circulation of digital devices, including the circulation component of the Library Multimedia Center.

Oversee scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keep the dean informed about any issues.

Connect with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies, and employment.

The ASL reports to the Dean of the Library and consults with the Librarians’ Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.

Librarians at CSUSB contribute to reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based on their knowledge and experience.

As a tenure-track faculty librarian, you will also work to meet tenure standards in three areas: Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Evidence of potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library.
  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service.
  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory and training experience in a library setting.
  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to access services.
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies.

Special Conditions

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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

About the Department

The John M. Pfau Library is the main library for the San Bernardino campus. We occupy five floors and the basement of an old and confusing building. Because we’re a commuter campus, the library is usually buzzing with activity in the daytime, but quiet on evenings and weekends. The Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center is a one-room library at our shiny new Palm Desert Campus, about an hour and a half away. Currently we have 11 faculty librarians and 22 staff; 1 librarian and 1 staff member work full time at PDC. The best thing about working here is the people! We’re a friendly and collegial group.

The libraries of the CSU system share a unified library management system (ExLibris Alma/Primo) which enables students to request delivery of a book from any of our 23 campuses. CSU employees are unionized; separate unions advocate for the interests of faculty and staff. Find out more about us at

For more information regarding the position, please contact:
Recruitment Chair:
Dr. Risa Lumley
(909) 537-8112

How to Apply

Please Submit

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  4. Reference List – names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.
  5. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin September 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit Hyperlink at:

Salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

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.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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