California State University, Chico
Tenure-track Librarian for Undergraduate Engagement
Recruitment Number: FA0059
CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Persons with interest and experience in helping to set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.Review of applications will begin on July 18th and continue until the position is filled.
Department: Library Administration
The Meriam Library is seeking an Undergraduate Experience/User Engagement Librarian to make a significant contribution to the library and to the teaching and learning environment at CSU, Chico. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian will coordinate the first year instruction program and provide information literacy instruction to undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and be excited about providing instruction to lower-division undergraduates.
This position will develop and coordinate library initiatives aimed at improving new student academic success at the university and will collaborate with other campus academic and student services units. This position will investigate, recommend, and develop library programs related to student engagement, academic engagement and orientation for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on the information literacy skill-building of beginning, continuing, and transfer students. This assignment will include reference service and collection or liaison duties in a designated subject area.
Minimum Education and Experience:
ALA accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science.
One year of teaching experience in an academic library.
Experience in the development and assessment of student information literacy learning outcomes.
Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically and to work in a collegial, collaborative, service-focused environment.
Demonstrated interest in working with diverse student populations.
Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position:
Works closely with the Information Literacy Librarian to develop and implement information literacy instruction for first year and undergraduate programs.
Assesses the impact of instructional programs on student learning.
Designs shared instructional materials.
Pursues outreach efforts to engage the students and academic community.
Works with the Student Learning Center and other campus units to further instructional goals.
Maintains currency in information literacy and instructional practices.
Works to meet research and service requirements to attain tenure.
Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary educational technologies.
Experience or demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners.
Experience working with first generation, non-traditional, or under-represented student populations.
Familiarity with applying learner-centered pedagogy in information literacy instruction.
Evidence of interest in or contribution to professional research activities.
Experience with instruction in face-to-face and online environments, including the design of instructional materials and activities.
Contact & Special Recruitment Information:
Job-related questions should be directed to:
George Thompson, Hiring Committee Chair
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0295
Submit questions about your application packet to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 530 898-5862
The incumbents will hold the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Librarians in the California State University have full faculty status and are represented by the California Faculty Association. Faculty retention, tenure and promotion are based on demonstrated achievement in librarianship, professional development and contributions, and service to the profession, university and community.
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About the University, Hiring Department and Community:
The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Masters degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. Further information about the Meriam Library is available on our website
Detailed information about the University is available here . As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the Universitys 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment.
California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.
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.
This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).
California State University, Chico employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. California State University, Chico is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act employer. An annual security report disclosing crime statistics for California State University, Chico can be obtained by contacting the California State University Police Department (530) 898-5555 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.csuchico.edu/up/
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