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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.

Cataloging Librarian

San Diego State University (SDSU) Library & Information Access seeks applications and nominations of dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Catalog Librarian, to be appointed at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide original and complex copy cataloging in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to national, consortial, and local standards;
  • Catalog Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) materials, primarily, but also assist with cataloging other materials when needed. Special collections materials are published and unpublished items including rare books and serials, maps, ephemera, audiovisual materials, music, and manuscripts, in multiple languages, formats and time periods;
  • Work closely colleagues within Technical Services and SCUA to establish cataloging priorities and projects for special collections materials;
  • Provide training, oversight, and guidance to paraprofessional staff performing copy-cataloging of SCUA materials;
  • Maintain flexibility and serve the Library’s expert resource for cataloging issues;
  • Maintain high quality of local cataloging and contributions to consortial and national databases, by staying current with national and international cataloging standards, developments and trends, with special collections issues, and with librarianship;
  • 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 demonstrate a continuous and meritorious record of contributions and achievements in the profession;
  • Other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree;
  • Minimum two years of cataloging experience demonstrating substantial, advanced work with a variety of materials and formats, preferably in an academic or research library;
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of RDA, DCRM(b), LCCS, LCSH, and MARC formats and standards;
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues and emerging developments within the national cataloging environment, in particular, and within librarianship, in general;
  • Experience cataloging using the OCLC bibliographic utility;
  • Experience using a library resource management system, preferably Ex Libris’ Alma;
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with staff, faculty, and administrators;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of people in individual and group settings;
  • A demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity;
  • Potential for meeting SDSU’s requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service, professional growth, and service to the University and community.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated, effective cataloging experience working within a shared consortial system, preferably an academic or research environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database maintenance issues in an academic library resource management system and discovery interface;
  • Demonstrated experience cataloging special collections materials, serials or music (preferably classical music);
  • Thorough, up-to-date familiarity with policies of national cataloging programs as NACO, SACO or CONSER;
  • Active involvement in professional development activities with a record of contributions and achievements in the profession;
  • Working knowledge of at least one foreign language;
  • Graduate degree in a subject field other than librarianship.

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.

This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. Salary commensurate with experience and based on CSU Salary Schedule. 

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

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by May 3, 2019. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/61983. 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.

Social Sciences Librarian

Description

San Diego State University Library & Information Access embraces innovation and collaboration, encourages diversity and deliberation, and looks for librarians who engage in a forward-looking perspective. SDSU Library seeks applications and nominations of a creative and dynamic individual for the position of Social Sciences Librarian and appointed at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank. The Social Sciences librarian serves as liaison and is responsible for collections, instruction, outreach, and research consultations in selected social sciences departments. Subjects may include but are not limited to Anthropology, Special Education, Psychology and/or other related areas. The position will also provide shared reference (may include evening hours) and general information literacy instruction. SDSU is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to the experiences of underrepresented minorities. This position may be eligible for hire under the SDSU Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) that creates additional library faculty lines for candidates who meet certain criteria. For more information, see BIE criteria. 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.

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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Commit to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace, and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population is essential.
  • Provide liaison, outreach, and support to assigned academic departments to ensure collections and services meet faculty and student needs.
  • Initiate and conduct course-related and general information literacy instruction and develop content, including course guides, subject guides, and other instructional and outreach materials in the assigned areas.
  • Provide the entire range of in-person and online reference services including research consultations for assigned departments at the undergraduate and graduate level. Also, participates in the shared reference desk (may include evening hours).
  • Build, assess and promote selected social science collections that meet the research and curricular needs of undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty.
  • Engage and participate in ongoing assessment of student learning, library collections and services.
  • Engage in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the Library and on campus.
  • This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position. Tenure is dependent upon continuing library service effectiveness, professional growth and development, and service to the University and community. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as 24 vacation days per year.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent foreign degree
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in the social sciences, or experience as a social sciences subject librarian.
  • Knowledge of information sources and research methodologies related to one or more areas in the Social Sciences,
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect.
  • Commitment to excellent public services and improving the library user experience.
  • Initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills.
  • Potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion based on library service effectiveness, professional growth, and service to the University and community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Experience providing research assistance to a diverse population and users of all levels.
  • Experience as a subject liaison to an academic department.
  • Evidence of professional engagement at local, state or national level.

Application Instructions

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by February 14, 2019. Applicants must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/59504. 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

SDSU 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
Application Procedures

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

build IT Lab Assistant (Instructional Support Assistant III)

The San Diego State University Library is seeking a service-oriented, skillful and able individual to assist in supporting our Makerspace lab. The ideal candidate for this position is a tech enthusiast who enjoys learning and teaching others to use various technologies to design and create a wide range of items. The SDSU Library’s Makerspace program provides SDSU students with materials, tools, and technologies for hands-on exploration, creation, and participatory learning. It democratizes access to new technologies by making them available to the whole SDSU community; supports hands-on, project-based, and interest-driven learning; serves as a competitive advantage for students seeking to innovate; and provides a place for critical and creative thinking.

Collaborating with departmental staff and other colleagues, the Library Lab Assistant manages the Makerspace; hires, trains, and supervises student assistants; assists and teaches patrons; oversees safety plan and inventory; fixes machines such as 3D printers; and teaches workshops.

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. 

For more information and to apply visit SDSU Employment Opportunities 

 

Library Services Specialist II, Digital Services

The Library Services Specialist II 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.

For more information and to apply visit SDSU Employment Opportunities

 


Student Positions

Applications for student assistant positions in the library for Fall 2019 will be accepted from August 1, 2019 through August 30, 2019.

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

Last Name, First Name_FA 2018

e.g. Smith, John_FA 2018

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.