Instructional Design Librarian

California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian with a background in instructional design who is creative, technologically adept and service oriented.

The Library contains 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 20 FTE librarians and 35 FTE paraprofessionals.  The Library’s Web site ( is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to resources.

The Instructional Design Librarian will work in close collaboration with librarians and discipline faculty to develop online and in-person instructional programs and materials. Working collaboratively, this librarian will employ expertise in learning theory, pedagogy, and assessment to support the library instruction program. The Instructional Design Librarian will participate in the library’s extensive instruction program by planning, teaching and assessing faculty requested library instruction sessions. This librarian will work with colleagues in the library’s Instruction & Information Services Unit and the Library Systems Department to develop online and in-person learning materials. Additionally, the candidate will provide reference assistance, both in person and virtually. The candidate will serve on department, library, and campus committees. This is a tenure track position, and this librarian will be expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including taking part in scholarly and professional activities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide      collaborative leadership in the planning, development, evaluation, and      assessment of learning materials in a variety of formats.
  • Provide      general and subject specific library instruction.
  • Serve as a subject liaison to a variety of academic departments.
  • Design      formative and summative assessment tools for both instructional and      peer-to-peer evaluation.
  • Coordinate      with departments across campus to develop assignment-specific library      instruction strategies.
  • Collaborate      with instruction and systems librarians to increase the library’s online      presence through the development and deployment of digital learning      objects.
  • Develop and      integrate information competency elements into the library’s instruction      program.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s      degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited      institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
  • Degree      or Certificate in Instructional Design or demonstrated experience      designing effective instructional experiences for in-person and online      learners.
  • Strong      leadership and project management skills and the ability to work both      independently and collegially in an exciting, demanding and rapidly      changing environment.
  • Evidence      of interest in professional and scholarly activities.
  • Well-developed      analytical, organizational and communications skills (oral, written, and      interpersonal).
  • Ability      and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects with other      units of the library.
  • Developing      reusable learning objects in response to specific needs.
  • Ability      to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers,      library users, discipline faculty, and the wider campus community.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience      working in an academic library.
  • Instructional      experience in an academic context.
  • Experience      with course management software and emerging technologies in higher      education, including their instructional applications.
  • Familiarity with web accessibility standards for persons with      disabilities.

Rank & Salary
The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track.  Salary range will be from $57,060 to $62,766, commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications.  Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans, optional 10/12 month work year; defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date
June 1, 2014

Application Procedure
A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, go to:, click on “Faculty Opportunities”, then click on “Search” to view all job listings or type in 6671BR in the “AutoReqId” section to bring up the position to submit and upload the following materials with your application:

  1. Letter      of application
  2. Curriculum      vitae
  3. List      of 3 current references including names, addresses, and phone numbers

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 15, 2014.  Position will remain open until filled.

Multiple positions may be hired from this position based on the strength of the applicant pool.

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.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

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