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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

THE UNIVERSITY

Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive public university that is widely recognized for its polytechnic mission and learn-by-doing philosophy. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University, it is consistently ranked as one of the best public universities in the West.

Cal Poly Pomona currently enrolls 21,000 students and employs approximately 1,000 faculty members. The University is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff to better serve its multicultural student body, and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. Through its eight colleges, the university offers more than 100 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, credential and certificate programs.

Cal Poly Pomona is noted for its beautiful and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the Arabian horse ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg. It is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country. Additional information is available at the university’s web site: www.csupomona.edu.

THE LIBRARY

The University Library has a strong commitment to the use of emerging information technologies. Services for users and more information about the Library can be found at: www.csupomona.edu/library.

Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, or veteran status. Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://dsa.csupomona.edu/police/securityreport.asp.

HOW TO APPLY

Application materials and questions about the position should be directed as follows.

The application form is also available at http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/docs/application.pdf.

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.