Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian – Cal Poly SLO

July 10, 2015

Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian


Cal Poly’s ACRL award-winning Kennedy Library is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, and innovative individual for a unique tenure track library faculty position, leading and coordinating library programs in open education, open content, and digital publishing. As a member of the library faculty they will contribute to instruction, outreach, and other programs that help students acquire and practice critical digital literacies.  As the library’s digital publishing coordinator they will support students and faculty in using digital platforms for publishing and sharing their work.   They will also contribute to supporting the library’s role in maker programs and in supporting digital media creation.


The successful candidate will sustain, develop, promote, and assess a responsive suite of services for Cal Poly faculty, administrators, and students that meet the library’s strategic goal of contributing to the increased democratization of information.  The successful candidate will embrace innovation; communicate and collaborate effectively; and be committed to advancing scholarship across disciplines.


Measures of success will include the impacts on Cal Poly’s effective use of open access content and open culture; and active participation by Cal Poly students and faculty in sharing their creative and scholarly work in ways that increase their impact and enhance their opportunities for collaboration.


Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian will collaborate with colleagues and departments across the library, including college librarians, our Data Services team, the Digital Commons Coordinator, the Information Resources department, Special Collections and Archives, and the Library Information Technology team.


They will lead the library’s campus collaborations in relevant areas, partnering with faculty from all six colleges, with the University Store, and with the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT).  They will participate actively in national and regional professional communities of practice related to open content, open education, and digital publishing.


Salary and rank:  This position is available at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank, with an anticipated hiring range of $66,000-$67,000 plus a generous benefits package. Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For appointment at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank, three to five years of relevant library experience is required.             


Required qualifications

MLS from an ALA accredited program, or comparable library experience with other related advanced subject degree.

Three years relevant experience in a library, museum, or open culture organization.

Knowledge of Open Education and Affordable Learning Solutions issues, platforms, and options gained through at least one year of successful experience advocating for use of OER with teaching faculty.

Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects.

Knowledge of copyright and open access issues pertinent to digital publishing.

Experience instructing adult learners in digital literacy skills.

Understanding of digital media trends and initiatives as they apply in an academic environment.

Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate across a diverse population.

Demonstrated ability to develop and foster effective working relationships within a diverse and fast-paced academic environment.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a team setting.

Demonstrated competency working with computer applications and the ability to learn new software applications.

Ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm for the position.

Preferred qualifications

Professional experience in publishing or editing

Experience collaborating with faculty.

Experience applying knowledge of usability concepts.Experience with digital repository/publishing platforms (e.g., OJS, Digital Commons).

Experience with digital image publishing and curation platforms (e.g. Shared Shelf)Demonstrated leadership skills.

Familiarity with standards and best practices to promote the discovery of open online resources, including metadata standards and website usability.

Knowledge of emerging data services in libraries, such as e-science, data visualization, and/or digital humanities.

How to apply

To apply, visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and complete a required online faculty application, applying to requisition #103741. 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 is: August 10, 2015. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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About Kennedy Library

The Robert E. Kennedy Library won ACRL’s Excellence in Academic Libraries award in 2014 for its distinction in engaging the students and faculty of the Cal Poly university community. While integrating traditional library resources and services with digital tools and platforms, the library continuously experiments to adapt its services, programs, and spaces to meet the evolving academic programs, research interests, and needs of the university community. Annual visitors exceed 1.4 million.
Kennedy Library’s ten librarians, 35 staff, and over 120 student assistants work with campus partners to deliver services focused on Cal Poly’s commitments to research, learning, collaboration and innovation. The library is customer-driven, whether in choosing quality information, supporting faculty instruction and research, developing digital user interfaces, or redesigning spaces that encourage creative work, collaboration, and focused study. Its innovative peer-to-peer learning and reference programs and active student think-tank (Student Library Advisory Council) were among the programs that led Kennedy Library to become the state’s first university library to receive the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award.
In spring 2014, Kennedy Library completed an ambitious architectural master plan, providing a vision for renewing the library’s packed and well-loved physical spaces to accommodate the growing needs of Cal Poly’s students, faculty. The master plan will also create exceptional new spaces for the library’s programs centered on digital scholarship and peer learning.

Other recent milestones include the 2008 creation of Digital Commons, Cal Poly’s digital repository of student and faculty work; a 2008 renovation that created active learning spaces and a library café on the second floor; and in 2011 the creation of the Data Studio, featuring GIS, statistics, and data visualization support, and a speaker series. In 2012 the library launched <iDi> – the Initiative for Digital IDEAS (Innovations in Digital Expression, Access, and Scholarship). In 2013 the library hired a digital archivist and is now adopting new digital platforms and infrastructure to support digital preservation, digital scholarship, and rich digital media creation and sharing. The library’s lively digital communications programs feature responsive web design, digital maps, and an active social media presence.
The Library partners with campus organizations to promote faculty development and student success, including several that are located in the Kennedy Library: the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology; the Academic Skills Center; and the Honors Program. The Library works collaboratively with Information Technology Services (ITS) as a member of the Information Services directorate.

The Library is a member of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Library Publishing Coalition, WEST, RapidILL, LOCKSS and MetaArchive

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About Cal Poly

As a member of the community whether student, professor or staff member, you will learn, lead, teach, and do at Cal Poly. Our alumni carry the Learn by Doing philosophy with them in their careers & into their communities. Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and approximately 1000 graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly is a major employer in the San Luis Obispo and central coast area, and encourages work-life balance and lifelong learning. A generous benefits package, valued at greater than 50% of staff salary, includes a retirement plan, medical, dental and vision plans; training and professional development opportunities; and eligibility each term for the employee or dependent to waive certain tuition fees at any of the state’s 23 California State University campuses. For additional benefits information, please visit our Benefit Summaries Page.

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About SLO

San Luis Obispo, located ten miles from the Pacific along the beautiful central coast of California, offers easy access to the ocean, mountains, and wine country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, south of Monterey and Big Sur, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant, culturally rich small-town community in an uncrowded and extraordinary natural setting. Cal Poly infuses the region with talented designers, entrepreneurs, engineers, artists, architects, scientists, researchers and educators. US News & World Report ranked San Luis Obispo among its Best Places to Live in 2009. For more information about San Luis Obispo

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Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success – Chabot College (Hayward, CA)

July 10, 2015

NOTE: This Dean position belongs to the Academic Services division at Chabot College, which includes the Library and the Learning Connection.





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Position Title:

Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success  

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Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA 94545  


Chabot – Academic Services

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Pay Rate:

$116,303 – $138,168/annual  



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Job Summary:


The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success for Chabot College in Hayward, California. The Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success is a management position designated by the Board of Trustees for the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The incumbent is responsible for the satisfactory completion and/or coordination of the listed duties and responsibilities either directly or through administrative review. The incumbent is charged by the Board of Trustees with the satisfactory implementation of Board policy and District procedure as applicable to the position. In addition, the incumbent is expected to participate in the formulation of District policies by making appropriate recommendations for improvements or additions in policy or procedure through his or her reporting authority and/or by serving on District-wide management councils.

The Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success is responsible for the development, direction, supervision, integration, and evaluation of the Career pathways trust grant and Academic Learning Support Services of the college. Under general supervision of the Vice President, Academic Services, the Dean, Academic Pathways and Student Success will administer Accreditation, Program Review, Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment, Library, Learning Connection, Center for Teaching and Learning, and Instructional Technology. The position involves direct collaboration with student services, deans, faculty and classified professionals in accordance with the Educational Master Plan, the Facilities Master Plan, and the Strategic Plan from the Planning, Review, and Budget Council (PRBC).

This position is funded by the Career Pathways Trust grant and will be evaluated on an annual basis. This position will be renewable every year pending renewal of grant funds.  


Representative Duties and Job Characteristics:


The Dean shall:

1. plan, coordinate, and oversee the grant-funded program, including the development and implementation of grant-funded activities, processes and procedures that integrate multiple agency requirements;

2. collaborate with academic and student services faculty and staff to develop and support First Year Experience (FYE) and pathway programs;

3. collaborate with the appropriate college and partner agency programs for coordinating and implementing grant project activities that may include the recruitment, orientation, training of program faculty and staff;

4. foster community outreach and provide liaison with area high schools, two- and four-year colleges, business and industry, and the public sector to promote, develop and articulate college instructional offerings;

5. coordinate Academic Learning Support Services, including the Library and all Learning Connection programs (Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Learning Assistants, learning labs, and other programs to be developed);

6. support faculty and classified professionals in the development and/or assessment of student, program and institutional learning outcomes;

7. formulate short- and long-range goals for assigned departments, including updating the college’s master plan, strategic plan, and other planning documents and processes;

8. perform all other related management duties and others as may be assigned by the Vice President.

Representative Duties and Job Characteristics Continued:


Minimum Education & Experience:

The minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be the following:

1. Possession of a master’s degree.

2. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.

Demonstrate sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying. Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.

Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2015 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in place of that states you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.


Minimum Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  1. Library, Learning Resources, and/or administrative experience in a community college preferred.
    2. Experience working with and administering grants especially grant management procedures, program evaluation and report preparation.
    3. Strong planning, communications, and organizational skills.
    4. Ability to establish collaborative relationships with college and community personnel.
    5. Ability to work independently and be a self-starter.
    6. Demonstrated experience with working in an educational environment, preferably in an institution of higher education.
    7. Knowledge of K-12 and/or higher education curriculum and programs is desirable.

Desirable Qualifications:


Physical Activities and Working Environment:


Performance of the duties of this job may include the following physical activities: standing, walking, stooping, reaching and manipulating (lifting, carrying, moving) light to medium weights of 10-30 pounds, sitting for prolonged periods of time; visual acuity for reading numerical figures; good hand-eye coordination; arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp; and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment, and read application information. Performance of the duties of this job frequently involves sitting, reaching with hands and arms, talking, and hearing. This position also involves regular travel to various locations.



Special Instructions to Applicants:

The purpose of the personal qualifications statement is for you to provide information on how your education and experience relate to the requirements and duties of the position. There is no form to complete. Applicants are requested to provide their personal qualifications statement by uploading a document, the same way as you do for your cover letter.

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.


Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Personal Qualifications Statement
Transcripts / Credentials  

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Collection Strategist Librarian

July 10, 2015

The University Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a dynamic, innovative Collection Strategist librarian to participate in forming a new and forward-thinking Collection Strategies Department. This is an exciting opportunity to assist in creating an environment of evidence-based collections acquisition, management and review.


With primary responsibility to lead and coordinate the development of vital format-agnostic University Library collections, the position contributes to budget planning; collaboratively designs models that promote and sustain content acquisitions, access, archiving and preservation; participates in system-wide planning and consortial resource selection and evaluation; and contributes to national efforts to acquire shared content.


Salary:   Associate Librarian to Librarian ($60,684 – $90,636)


For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit


Candidates applying by August 17, 2015, will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


UC Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014.




Western University of Health Sciences – Associate Director of Reference and Outreach

July 9, 2015

Western University of Health Sciences

Position Title:  Associate Director of Reference and Outreach

Campus:  Western University Campus-Pomona, CA

Western University is seeking applications for the position of Associate Director of Reference and Outreach.  This position provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to a team of librarians whose mission is to enable and enhance the educational and research pursuits of WesternU faculty, staff and students. The Associate Director organizes, coordinates, administers, supervises and assesses comprehensive reference, research, education services in a dynamic, team-based, client-centered environment supported by advanced library technology; provides frontline supervision of reference services, supports resource development, provides online and face-to-face instructional services for curricular and scholarly endeavors; exerts leadership n developing, planning, and implementing innovative services, collections, and programs that both anticipate and respond to the complex technological and information needs of a diverse population.

Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

2. Five+ years’ experience in an academic setting or health sciences library.

3. Two-three years of supervisory experience or team management experience.

4. Demonstrated proficiency with technology.

5. Experience with one or more learning management systems used in higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or subject background in the health sciences.

2. Knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property principles as they relate to online education.

3. Experience with social media and digital reference services.

Special Instructions to Applicants   Incomplete applications will Not be considered and no telephone calls please.

No Closing Date/Open Until Filled   

Job details at 

Western University of Health Sciences (, located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine.


Senior Assistant Librarian – San Jose State University at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories on the Monterey Bay in Moss Landing, CA

July 6, 2015

Senior Assistant Librarian

  • Faculty Position in Library & Information Services with San Jose State University at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories on the Monterey Bay in Moss Landing, CA.
  • Starting Date: January 1, 2016


Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) is seeking well-qualified applicants for a full-time tenure-track position to manage library and information services and provide instruction/expertise in academic technology, applications development, or institutional outreach/communication. The Library, housed at MLML, provides library services to both MLML and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). MLML, a consortium of seven California State University Campuses and administered by San José State University, is located on the Monterey Bay. MLML, a fully equipped marine operations department, is one of the most active in the nation.  MBARI is a private, non-profit research center located in Moss Landing, CA whose scientists propose and execute innovative studies, both experimental and theoretical, in the ocean sciences.


The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to a quality educational experience, providing library services for students, staff and faculty at MLML and MBARI. An ALA accredited Master’s degree and a minimum of three years’ experience in a Library as faculty or as a professional is required. We also expect the successful candidate will spend a considerable portion of their time providing expertise in academic technology, applications development, and/or institutional outreach and communication in the form of courses taught and other professional activities. Candidates with data management expertise at all points of the data life cycle and a degree in life science or physical science are preferred.  Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


Please visit the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories website for more information and for application procedures:


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July 6, 2015



Graduate Theological Union Library

The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is an ecumenical consortium of nine theological graduate schools. The GTU library provides library/information services to the GTU community.

General Summary

The part-time Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference services and directly related activities to the GTU community. The position is 15-18 hours per week.  Hours will include afternoon, early evening, and one weekend day, preferably Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provides reference service and special assistance by appointment.  Conducts follow-up research for questions that cannot be immediately answered at the Reference Desk.  Answers reference email, phone calls, and in person questions.
  2. Special projects may include: orientation tours and library instruction workshops; updating reference materials such as documentation, guides, and handouts; assessment of reference services and service hours.
  3. Other projects will be assigned based on the skills and interests of the librarian.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements and physical demands listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability desired.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • M.L.S. from ALA accredited school or equivalent library degree.

Required Experience/Skills:

  • Strong reference skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of theological terminology and concepts
  • Ability to effectively use electronic resources for libraries
  • Ability to instruct and teach
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Outlook and Word
  • Knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Compensation Package

Hourly; compensation depends on experience.

Application Process

Candidates should submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, resume, salary requirements, and names/contact information for three professional references via mail or email to:

GTU Library Director

Part-time Reference Librarian Search

Graduate Theological Union

2400 Ridge Road

Berkeley, CA  94709

E-mail: Caryl Woulfe,

Application Deadline: August 6, 2015 or until filled.

GTU is an Equal Opportunity Employer