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Available Positions (7/23/15)

Library Director of Budget and Fiscal Services, Job 5735

Job 5735 Online Application

Digital Scholarship Librarian

SDSU Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Digital Scholarship Librarian. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking individual to envision and create a digital scholarship lab in the library, in collaboration with SDSU’s Digital Humanities Initiative. This position will help build on one of SDSU’s Areas of Excellence, "Digital Humanities and Global Diversity."

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/30967.


University Archivist

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position, located in the Special Collections and University Archives division, manages and participates in all aspects of the library’s archival operations, including collections related to San Diego State University’s documentary heritage and collections reflecting local and regional history and culture.  In addition to responsibilities related to the library’s analog and digital archival collections, the University Archivist provides primary resource research assistance and instruction, develops grants, maintains Archon, assists with exhibits, assists with the supervision of staff and other non-librarian personnel, and serves as the division’s liaison to the Chicana/o Studies Archive Committee.  As a faculty member, the University Librarian is expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. Salary commensurate with experience. This position will remain open until filled.  Reviews will begin immediately.  Preference will be given to applications received by September 18, 2015.  Anticipated start date is January 2016.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/30900.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer.


Temporary Librarian Pool

The SDSU Library and Information Access maintains an open "pool" of applications, in case such a need arises. This applicant pool is reviewed, on an as-needed basis, for candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needed requirements. Temporary appointments may be either full- or part-time. Principal responsibilities include but are not limited to: reference service, cataloging, collection development, and/or library instruction. Librarians wishing to be included in the "pool" are invited to submit a resume together with a cover letter outlining their interest. The pool is generally updated every six months, and applications may be renewed.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent foreign degree. Degree must be awarded at time of application. Academic library experience preferred, but not required. Reference experience and familiarity with reference tools in sciences, social sciences, or humanities desirable; ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services desirable. Cataloging experience with particular language or subject expertise desirable.

Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full-time salary range is $47,484 - $64,164 per year.

Send letter of application, resume and at least three names of reference to: Patrick McCarthy,  Associate Dean; Library and Information Access; San Diego State University; 5500 Campanile Drive; San Diego, CA 92182-8050. Applications may be submitted by email. Send to PMcCarthy@mail.sdsu.edu.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status. 

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.  

Library Service Specialist II, Job 5777

Job 5777 Online Application

Library Student Assistant

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Applications for the Fall 2015 semester will be accepted from July 1, 2015 through the Add/Drop date. Applications will be accepted in electronic format only.

Fill out the Library Student Application and return it by email to libadmin@mail.sdsu.edu with First Name.Last Name; SA Application; Semester/Year in the subject line: ie. (Joe.Smith SA Application Fall 2015). 

Important information

  • Please note, you must be enrolled in at least 6.0 units (undergraduate) or 5.0 units (graduate) in order to be eligible for student employment at SDSU.
  • If you are eligible for Federal Work Study, please indicate this clearly on your application.  You may find your award in your WebPortal.  If you cannot find the amount of your award, please mark "pending" in the appropriate blank on the form.

Keeping Your Application Active

The majority of vacancies occur during the first month of the semester; however student assistants are hired throughout the semester as vacancies occur. It is important, therefore, that your application contain current information, particularly your telephone number and e-mail address.

If you have a change of address, phone number, or class schedule, please revise your application and email it to libadmin@mail.sdsu.edu indicating that you have revised your application. Applications are kept on file for one semester only.