Foundational Experiences Librarian

The Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California, seeks an energetic, creative, collaborative, user-focused professional to join us in a new tenure-track faculty position as Foundational Experiences Librarian. We are looking for someone with a passion for teaching who is willing to experiment with and deliver creative and effective instruction, both in the classroom and online; and who can create outreach programming that focuses on diverse student and prospective student audiences.

Core responsibilities for this position include leading, participating in, and assessing the library’s instructional services for General Education courses, developing and coordinating the production and integration of literacies programming in online environments, developing and implementing an outreach strategy addressing the needs of new students, specifically first year students, prospective students, transfer students, and international students; and leading and coordinating the library’s “whole student” program.

The successful candidate will be an effective teacher who uses creative pedagogical strategies, and who is adept at building relationships across the disciplines and with a variety of stakeholders. Candidates will demonstrate strategic and tactical capability in creating and implementing outreach programs through events and virtual and written communications. Collaboration skills, organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well across diverse audiences are essential. The successful candidate will have a record of being a highly collaborative self starter. This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited program or masters degree in an alternative but related area.

To apply, visit and search for Requisition #103107, or go directly to the job posting at:, and follow the How to Apply instructions to submit the required online faculty application and attachments. For full consideration, please submit all application materials by the Review Begin Date: January 16, 2014.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and complete a required online faculty application, applying to requisition #101307. Please attach to your application a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing application. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment. Review Begin Date: January 16, 2014.

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