• Stanislaus
  • Turlock, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Part Time Library Services

Job Description

PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN: The University Library is seeking an innovative, highly motivated, and service-oriented librarian to provide part-time reference support and virtual instruction sessions in support of student success initiatives. Scheduling for days and evenings up to 10 hours per week arranged according to the needs of the Library and individual availability. The temporary appointment ends May 2021. Library faculty report to the Dean of Library Services.

The Research Librarian plays a crucial role in student success and contributes to the University Library's mission - to provide access to information resources and services that facilitate teaching, learning and research, and to provide an environment that encourages and enables those in our diverse community to expand their intellectual, cultural and artistic horizons.

The University Library is currently undergoing a major building renovation through summer 2021. Library services are currently offered in temporary modular units and through virtual services. During the fall 2020, research assistance will be offered virtually and a telecommuting agreement will be utilized. If needed, a laptop and mobile internet connection will be provided.

Essential duties include:
• Provide research assistance virtually at home for fall 2020 and if permitted, during the spring of 2021, at the research help desk during scheduled times, by appointment, and through web-based interactive services.
• Guide students, faculty and staff in the effective use of library services and resources for their research.
• Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures.
• Possible opportunity to create online instructional tools or participate in virtual instruction sessions.

• ALA-accredited or equivalent graduate degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada.
• Experience in providing reference services in an academic or large public library.
• Knowledge of traditional and electronic reference sources.
• Experience assisting others with library databases and online searching.
• Experience using Springshare LibApps products or an equivalent library web application.
• Strong service orientation; effective interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
• Ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues and students in a culturally diverse academic community.
• Ability to be flexible and to adapt to a changing work environment.

• Experience designing online instructional guides, tutorials, or videos.
• Experience developing and delivering information literacy instruction.
• Strong understanding of accessibility and copyright issues.
• Experience using Zoom and Microsoft Teams to assist students.

The position is available on August 19, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. Screening of completed application files will begin on July 7, 2020. A complete application must include an application letter qualifying your interest and qualifications. Applications must include names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of references, a current vita and unofficial copies of college transcripts.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Ron Rodriguez, Dean of Library Services

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

370,000 volumes; over 600 print subscriptions and access to 50,000 electronic journals; selective state and partial federal depository; 8 full-time librarians and 13 support staff. More information can be found at:

California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:

The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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