San Diego State University is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of historically underrepresented groups.
Initial review of applications will begin on November 2, 2017. To receive full consideration, apply by November 1, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. The online application should be completed in detail. Completion of the online application is required for consideration; a resume alone will not suffice.
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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 Learning and Curriculum Support Specialist staff the research desk and/or provide basic research assistance to patrons in person, over the telephone, or on-line; provide basic information about, and general instruction in, using research tools and databases, referring patrons to a librarian for more in-depth or specialized subject instruction in database use and advising on search strategies and techniques; and work with librarians to conduct inventories and update and maintain reference collections and related guides and Web pages.
Under the supervision of the Head of Learning and Curriculum Support, the position provides administrative support for the division and for the librarians. The incumbent also supports the delivery of outstanding customer service by weekly scheduling of the reference desk for 18 employees (faculty, staff, student assistants, volunteers, and interns) and serving at the research desk answering directional and basic reference questions related to library resources in person, via email and over the telephone. The incumbent also maintains the print reference collection which includes maintaining and managing the reference collection management database, processing new materials, pulling superseded issues, and maintaining the organization of the reference collection. The incumbent recruits, hires, fires, enters payroll information, schedules, trains, and evaluates library student assistants. The incumbent provides physical area oversight, space planning and management of the Learning and Curriculum Support study, book stacks, and the computer workstations areas. This includes liaising with appropriate departments in and outside the library to keep the area up-to-date and in sync with overall library practices and services.
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Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $3,708 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,371 - $5,953 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
Education and Experience:
Incumbents must possess a solid foundation in overall library policies, practices and procedures and must be able to use this knowledge in exercising judgment and initiative.
Completion of a high school education or equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
A minimum of 3 years full-time professional experience working at a public desk in a library.
Full-time professional Experience working with a library’s collection; this can include work in a library shelving/retrieving, acquiring materials, and/or copy cataloging.
Full-time professional experience leading the work of others: student assistants, and or volunteers, including hiring, scheduling, training, prioritizing and evaluating the work.
A minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience conducting basic patron interviews to determine scope of patron's question; knowledge of searching techniques and ability to interpret information in a variety of reference sources, including multiple online periodical and newspaper indexes.
Thorough knowledge of integrated library system search techniques, record formats and location and holdings information and the ability to interpret records accurately for patrons.
Full-time professional experience working with general library reference sources (e.g., online databases).
Full-time professional experience utilizing and instructing others in the use of Learning and Curriculum Support computers and peripheral equipment.
Demonstrated ability to identify and solve basic computer hardware and software problems and refer more complex failures to appropriate library or campus Information Systems and Technology staff.
Comprehensive understanding of the unit as it relates to library and of its collections.
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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.
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SDSU is an 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.
Since it was founded in 1897, San Diego State University has grown to offer bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 22 areas. SDSU's approximately 35,000 students participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. SDSU's annual economic impact to the state of California is $6.5 billion, according to an impact report done by the California State University in 2010.Of SDSU's 280,000-plus alumni, approximately 60 percent live in San Diego. They comprise more than half the region's engineers, teachers, entrepreneurs and the local workforce for a host of other industries.San Diego State University is a community diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. As a university committed to learning in all its forms, San Diego State University recognizes the need to attract and retain a critical mass of diverse persons who will advance its goals and ideals.