Hiring Department Summary
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State University Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a US Government Depository. The Library's mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.
The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 21 Library faculty, 24 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another's success.
One of Sacramento State's imperatives, which the University Library is actively working to achieve, is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to the celebration of the many facets of our identities and the richness of a community with diverse life experiences and perspectives.
The University Library supports the teaching and learning mission of the College of Education which includes a wide variety of programs at the undergraduate, teacher credential, Master's, and Educational Doctorate levels. Additionally, the College offers authorizations in the teacher credential program such as Bilingual Authorization, and offers a brand-new certificate program in Maker Education.
Under the general direction of the Head of the Research & Instruction Department, the Education Librarian will provide effective and scalable discipline specific online instruction modules, research guides, and/or other learning objects, especially in areas of specialization. This position will provide reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas to faculty and students in person or using communication technologies.
This position serves as the subject specialist and liaison to select departments in the College of Education. The Education Librarian evaluates information needs, then plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that support the College.
The Education Librarian develops and delivers strategically and pedagogically appropriate library instruction to students in areas of specialization and works with teaching faculty to implement information literacy initiatives for curricula in the College of Education.
The Education Librarian coordinates with other liaison librarians and library departments in special projects, such as journal cancellations, major purchase decisions, or major withdrawal/transfer projects of bound journal volumes or books. The Education Librarian will participate as a team member in the general research and instruction program for students, faculty, and the public.
As the primary liaison to assigned education departments, maintains awareness of current and future academic directions, research trends, programmatic needs, and changes in courses and/or degrees and ensures that library collections and services support research, teaching, and learning needs.
The Education Librarian contributes to library-wide decision-making and serves on Library committees as needed.
1. American Library Association accredited Master's degree or ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
2. Two years of professional library experience, or two years of experience relevant to the College of Education's academic programs.
3. Familiarity with current trends, technologies, and best practices in library and information science, particularly as they relate to education.
4. Demonstrated oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
5. Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
6. Demonstrated interest and/or engagement in information literacy and instructional design.
1. Demonstrated knowledge of or working experience in fields or subjects represented in the College of Education.
2. Experience or knowledge in providing informational literacy instruction in education-related fields, in particular applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
3. Knowledge of or experience with reference and/or research consultations.
4. Knowledge or experience with collection development, particularly in education-related fields.
5. Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher education.
6. Experience engaging in outreach initiatives or designing outreach materials that promote an organization's resources, services, and/or programming.
7. Knowledge of scholarly communications and/or open educational resources.
8. Experience working in academic library setting.
9. Language skills in Spanish, Hmong, or American Sign Language.
10. Advanced degree in a subject area relevant to the position.
Appointment: This is a probationary, 12-month, tenure-track position at the Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian rank with an expected start date of Fall 2021; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The schedule includes some evening and weekend assignments. Librarians in the CSU system enjoy full faculty status and as such are eligible for campus service opportunities, sabbatical and other leaves, and additional benefits. Librarians are represented under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association (CFA). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans; generous paid leave (24 vacation days and one personal holiday per year and one day of sick leave per month); and membership in CALPERS, the largest retirement system in the country. Library faculty must demonstrate professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and community in order to meet university requirements for tenure and promotion.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled