Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences or the College of Environmental Design – Cal Poly Pomona

Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Social Sciences or the College of Environmental  Design  

Rank: Librarian/lecturer level (non-tenure-track, full-time, temporary position)

Starting Salary range: $48,444 -$58,044

Position description: The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a flexible, energetic, and technologically knowledgeable librarian to provide library and information services to either

1.     The College of Environmental Design, which consists of the following departments: Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Regenerative Studies, and Urban & Regional Planning or

2.     Discipline(s) from the Social Sciences

The successful candidate will join a team committed to collaboration and public service. This position will have three major responsibilities:

[1] collection management for the assigned disciplines; [2] library instruction – this includes developing instructional materials in various formats for multiple platforms including LibGuides for the assigned disciplines; and [3] reference service – which involves providing reference services to students, faculty, and staff and participating in our web-based interactive reference services. This person reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction.

Desired Professional Attributes:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the University community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate must possess personal skills and qualities that will ensure his/her ability to work cooperatively and effectively with library staff, faculty, and the Dean.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree
  • Customer service orientation and enthusiasm for public service
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment
  • Ability to participate in collection development and liaison activities with assigned departments
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player in a dynamic environment and on a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability and desire to promote library service and collections

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing reference service in an academic,  public, or corporate library
  • Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment
  • Experience with LibGuides and/or online tutorials
  • Collection development experience

HOW TO APPLY:  Application materials and questions about the position should be directed as follows.


Phone:   (909) 869-3968

The application form is also available at

A completed application form is required of all persons wishing to be considered for this position.  Send completed application form, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, and a letter of application addressing qualifications.  Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary librarians.

INTERVIEWS:   An on-campus interview and presentation is required for finalists as well as official transcripts of all degrees earned.

CLOSING DATE:  This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 24. Early response is encouraged.

Position information is also available at:

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