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Tenure Track Librarian Positions

SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE)

Tenure track faculty positions may be eligible for the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) hiring program that creates additional faculty lines for candidates who meet two or more of the following criteria:

  • Is engaged in service with underrepresented populations in higher education
  • Demonstrates knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education
  • Has experience with or demonstrates a commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students
  • Integrates understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research
  • Extends knowledge of how to achieve artistic or scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group
  • Is committed to research that engages underrepresented communities
  • Shows expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration
  • Has research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education

To be considered for one of these additional BIE hires, candidates should identify in their letter of application how they meet two or more of the criteria.

Head of Technical Services

San Diego State University Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of candidates for the position of Head of Technical Services. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide dynamic leadership for technical services departments and our new library management system. The Head of Technical Services will provide direction and strategic management for all of technical services including: acquisitions, cataloging, database management, electronic resource maintenance and physical processing. The successful candidate will lead Library Technical Services in forward thinking directions as information organization, discovery, and access tools change and evolve.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Supervise and establish guidelines for the day-to-day work of all technical services staff in acquiring, cataloging, and processing all library resources including special collections and government documents materials in compliance with national and international standards and practices.
  • Provide leadership in planning, implementing, and assessing technical services’ activities to ensure timely access to materials and to consider emerging trends.
  • Lead technical services in the development and implementation of California State University (CSU) Unified Library Management System (ULMS) best practices in resource management.
  • Keep abreast of current standards and emerging technologies to effectively support the organization of and access to Library resources.
  • Work cooperatively with three tenured librarians.
  • Supervise and train 11 paraprofessional staff.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Library in metadata management to enhance access to the library’s digital collections.
  • Provide statistical and activity reports as required by library administration.
  • Perform original cataloging as needed.
  • Participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.
  • Participate in professional development activities to fulfill in part expectations of tenure and promotion.
  • Other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree.
  • Minimum of five years of substantial professional cataloging and database maintenance experience in a MARC environment in a university library.
  • Minimum of three years successful experience supervising technical services paraprofessionals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing the workflow of one or more technical services units including: acquisitions, electronic resources, metadata, monographic cataloging, or serials cataloging.
  • Substantial and successful working experience with cataloging standards, tools and resources, such as RDA, LCSH, LCCS, MARC21, or other metadata schemes.
  • Working knowledge of library management systems and electronic resource management systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop, and manage innovative projects or services with a diverse team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills.
  • A record of scholarly contributions and achievements in the profession commensurate with the rank of Associate Librarian.
  • Potential for meeting requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community.
  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with library services platforms, such as Ex Libris Alma and discovery systems such as Ex Libris Primo.
  • Experience providing training programs for staff.
  • Experience with LC-PCC, BIBCO, NACO, and CONSER cataloging policy and cataloging guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of a second language, preferably Spanish.
  • Successful grant writing experience.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing high standards in library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community.

This position will be ranked at Associate Librarian. Salary commensurate with experience and based on CSU Salary Schedule.  This position also offers a generous startup package.

Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 35,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, Visit www.sdsu.edu

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by January 4, 2019. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/58396. Anticipated start date is July 2019.

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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, 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.


Temporary Librarian Positions

Temporary Librarian Pool

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 84 areas, master's degrees in 76 areas, and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 36,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups

The SDSU Library and Information Access maintains an open "pool" of applications that is reviewed on an as-needed basis for candidates whose qualifications closely meet the needed requirements. Applications will remain in our applicant pool during the academic year you apply, meaning we begin accepting documents to the pool starting July 1st and will purge the files the following June 1st. Temporary appointments may be either full or part-time.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide multidisciplinary research assistance, both online and in-person at the Research Services Desk
  • Cataloging
  • Collection development
  • Library instruction
  • Subject Liaison
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree: degree must be awarded at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic Library experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Reference Experience
  • Familiarity with reference tools in sciences, social sciences, or humanities
  • Ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services
  • Cataloging experience with particular language or subject expertise
 

Librarians who would like their applications on file are invited to send the following items:

  • A letter of application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references
  • Brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity

Application materials must be addressed to Patrick McCarthy, Interim Dean and be sent via email to pmccarthy@sdsu.edu.

Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full-time salary range is $52,716 - $70,872 per year.

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.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, 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.


Staff Positions

Desktop Support Specialist (Information Technology Consultant-Career) - Job #6822

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The San Diego State University Library is seeking a service-oriented desktop specialist to provide technical support of hardware and software to the departments served by the SDSU Library.  Candidates for this position should have three or more years of experience working in a help desk environment.  Duties will include Windows and Mac desktop support, creation and deployment of desktop images, hardware and peripheral repair and support, and troubleshooting of software issues.  The incumbent should have experience with help desk ticketing software for tracking and reporting of incidents.  SDSU is a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.  It is expected that the incumbent has the ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. 

Please visit the  Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view the additional open positions with the University.

Library Services Specialist - Digital Services (Library Services Specialist II) - Job #6791 ( 2 positions open)

This is for part-time (.5 time-base), benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 6/30/2019, with the possibility of reappointment and/or permanency.. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The Library Services Specialist Digital Services position will be responsible for the following:

  1. Create metadata for the library's Islandora based institutional repository.  Metadata creation projects include university publications; student and faculty works; and audio visual materials.  The incumbent will use the library's customized batch import system.
  2. Quality control check existing metadata records and perform corrections and alterations according to the department's standards.
  3. Standardize and correct fields for records within the library's digital asset management system in preparation for the migration into Islandora.  This includes and is not limited to, date fields; geographic fields; and keyword fields.  
  4. Use the department's criteria to quality control check incoming images. 

Please visit the  Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view the additional open positions with the University.

Digital Humanities Assistant (Library Services Specialist II) - Job #6725

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Under the general supervision of the Director of the Digital Humanities Center, the person in this position will provide assistance for the daily operations of the Digital Humanities Center. The person in this position will support the Digital Humanities Librarian in overseeing space usage and activities, compiling usage statistics, and maintaining an inventory of hardware/software. This person will also liaise with the Library’s IDT staff, coordinate access to rooms in the Digital Humanities Center, plan library sponsored events, maintain a master calendar of events, be the point person for Digital Humanities events, coordinate projects, experiment with new software and hardware, and deliver just-in-time consultation with faculty and staff.

Please visit the Center for Human Resources to view the complete position description and to view the additional open positions with the University. 

Student Positions

Applications for student assistant positions in the library for spring and summer 2019 will be accepted from December 7, 2018 through February 5, 2019. If you are available during the summer please make a note on the application and a supervisor will reach out to you if necessary.

 

To apply, download and fill out the application and name it in the following format:

Last Name, First Name_SP 2019

e.g. Smith, John_SP 2019

 

Email your application to libadmin@sdsu.edu. If you chose to submit a resume and cover letter please save the file in a similar format as the application. We do not accept hard copy applications.

The majority of student assistants are hired at the beginning of the semester; however, student positions are filled as vacancies arise. 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@sdsu.edu indicating that you have revised your application. Applications are kept on file for one semester only.