California State University, San Bernardino’s John M. Pfau Library seeks a creative, tech-savvy librarian with a strong commitment to teaching and learning in higher education who will enhance and advance our library’s critical information literacy program as they grow along with it.  The Instructional Services and Initiatives Librarian works in close consultation with the Coordinator of Library Instruction and reports to the Library Dean.  This position will have special responsibility for our successful freshman workshop series and for developing future instructional initiatives encompassing both actual and online delivery of instruction.

Primary responsibilities for this position are instruction, reference, and collection development as outlined below.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Develop, promote, and provide information literacy instruction to students, staff, and faculty; develop online tutorials, guides, videos, etc., for use on the library website or in library instruction classes; provide in-person and online reference service to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and other members of the CSUSB community; establish and maintain collaborative relationships with CSUSB faculty; perform collection development and faculty liaison duties; and carry out other library-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIRED: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; technological fluency and the ability to flourish in an ever-changing online environment; familiarity with professional issues and current trends in information literacy; ability to work as a member of a team in a collegial environment; strong public service and interpersonal skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; creative problem-solving skills; ability to meet the CSU requirements for retention, promotion, and tenure.

QUALIFICATIONS, PREFERRED: experience with instruction and reference services in an academic setting; experience working with first-year college students; familiarity with outcomes assessment in higher education; experience with innovative online instructional tools and a passion for exploring emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning; demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction in developing resources and services.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: This is a full time, 12-month, tenure-track, faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3.  The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian; salary is commensurate with experience.  In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas—Professional Assignments, Professional Growth, and University/Community Service—as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty and staff, and library and division administration.

BENEFITS: Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits, and support for moving expenses.

THE JOHN M. PFAU LIBRARY consists of a general collection of over 750,000 books, bound periodicals, and other media.  The library staff includes 10 librarians and 20 clerical and professional staff in addition to student assistants.  Our patrons have access to a growing universe of online databases and other services.  Please refer to our website at for further background information.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: For full consideration, applicants must submit the following by the deadline: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation no more than two years old; and 4) transcripts of all graduate work (unofficial copies will serve for applying but official copies are required for hiring).  DEADLINE is: February 3, 2013

Bonnie Petry

Search Committee Chair

John M. Pfau Library


5500 University Parkway

San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397



Subject: Instructional Services and Initiatives Librarian

CSUSB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action, Section 504, Title IX Employer.


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