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Senior Assistant Librarian, Science Librarian AY 13/14

California State University San Marcos

Position:  Senior Assistant Librarian, Science Librarian (Tenure Track Faculty Position)
                Instruction/Reference/Collection Development
Effective Date:  July 1, 2013

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  ALA-accredited MLS or foreign equivalent.  Coursework or equivalent experience in a natural/physical science discipline.  Demonstrated potential for meeting the requirements for tenure and promotion under the Library’s criteria for professional performance, scholarship and service.  Teaching and/or instructional design experience. Experience working in an academic setting. Significant knowledge of information literacy pedagogy. Knowledge of instructional technologies. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience designing and creating web-based and print instructional/informational materials. Experience with instructional technologies. Experience in a science-focused research setting (e.g. laboratory experience, science library experience). Experience in developing curriculum-driven collections. Published/presented research in librarianship. Active participation in local, regional or national organizations.

DUTIES:   California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Library is seeking an innovative, energetic, collaborative librarian to provide instruction and reference for students and faculty in the College of Science and Math. The successful candidate approaches instruction in a reflective manner that is indicative of their knowledge and expertise of student-centered learning. The Science Librarian will also develop curriculum-driven collections for Applied Physics, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. In conjunction with these responsibilities, the Science Librarian is an active participant in the CSUSM Library’s Information Literacy Program (ILP.) CSUSM Librarians that are part of the ILP provide librarian-led instruction to first year students, students in general education courses, and provide reference/research help to students and the entire campus community.

Library faculty work in a highly collaborative environment that emphasizes excellent professional practice, research and scholarship, university and community service, and professional growth. Additional responsibilities may be assigned based on the changing needs of the Library.

Specific Duties:
1.Take a lead role in the Library's Information Literacy Program for the sciences (College of Science & Math), including planning, implementing, and assessing instruction. Form active partnerships with faculty to develop these instructional programs and support course-related research.  

2. Provide discipline-specific reference and research help to College of Science & Math students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

3. Actively participate as a member of the ILP in the development, delivery, and assessment of instruction to first-year students, and provide general reference and research help to the CSUSM campus community, including some nights and weekends.

4. Provide leadership in the development of the natural sciences collection including budgetary decisions for specific disciplines.  Work with faculty in the various departments to ensure that the Library is supporting their curricular offerings.  Prepare program review documents and other reports as needed.

5. Pursue a strong research agenda in a selected aspect of academic librarianship.

6. Actively participate in library, university and professional-level service commitments.

APPLICATION:    This position is opened until filled, the next review of applications will begin April 30, 2013.  All applications must be submitted as a single PDF file and should include a faculty application, letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three references.  Requests for information should be addressed to:

            Yvonne Meulemans, Chair
            Search Committee
            California State University San Marcos
            San Marcos, CA  92096-0001

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. 

 CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education.  Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran’s status.

Successful hires must have degree information verified through official transcripts or degree-verification services.

An offer of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated.  Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or withdraw of offer of employment.