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Job ID: Ref #: 12/13 WSL 01

Education/Library Science

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Date Posted:
December 21, 2012

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Position: Senior Assistant Librarian—Coordinator: First Year Experience and Instructional Technology

Type: Tenure-Track Available: Immediately

Academic Year: 2012/13 Starting Date: Negotiable

Location: Walter W. Stiern Library (60 LIB)
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Eileen Montoya, Secretary.
(661) 654-3042

Application Deadline Date: February 1, 2013 or until filled.

Description: California State University, Bakersfield is seeking an enterprising and industrious librarian for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, coordinating multiple areas. The successful candidate will be expected to make significant professional contributions to the Walter W. Stiern Library, a teaching-learning facility fully integrated with technology to support the overall mission of the university. The library, with 150,000 square feet on five levels, opened in 1994, and contains more than half a million physical items and wide-ranging digital resources. The library is a major campus technology center that is actively involved in student learning and is a hub for public and campus engagement.

Responsibilities: This position requires a technically skilled generalist, who will work cooperatively in multiple areas. The primary responsibilities will be 1) to coordinate the integration of the library into faculty teaching through the use instructional technology; and 2) to manage the library’s active role in the CSUB First-Year Experience (FYE) Program, which includes managing the FYE collection, serving on the campus wide FYE planning committee, and supporting the common reader program; may also be called upon to coordinate policy and procedures for a library department. In addition to coordinator duties, the successful candidate will also provide reference service, teach in an active instructional program; provide liaison services to academic departments; and accomplish other responsibilities as assigned. Work schedule includes day, evening, and weekend hours depending upon institutional needs. In addition to performance responsibilities, the successful candidate(s) will be responsible for developing a record of scholarly activity and service to the university and community.

Required Qualifications: Graduate degree from an ALA accredited program. The successful candidate(s) will have personal initiative and a strong commitment to public service; must have a proven record of resourcefulness, cooperation, and independence; knowledge of or experience with instructional technology

integration and first-year experience programming. The ability to use a variety of resources to answer research questions and to teach others to conduct library research. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting faculty, students, and colleagues in a diverse, multicultural setting. The successful candidate should have excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Retention, Tenure, & Promotion: The principal areas in which librarians shall be evaluated for the purposes of retention, the award of tenure, or promotion are performance, scholarly activity of high quality that has received favorable peer review, and professionally related services to the University and community. The normal period of probation shall be a total of six years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. For the purpose of calculating the probationary period, a year of service commences with the first fall term of appointment.

Rank & Compensation: Ten-month tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Base salary for entry-level ten-month position is per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application: To assure consideration, submit a letter of application, current resume, the names of three references, and official transcripts or placement file. For fullest consideration all materials must be received by February 1, 2013. Send or fax all materials to:

Search Committee
Academic Outreach & First-Year College Experience Librarian
Walter W. Stiern Library (60 LIB)
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Phone – (661) 654-3042
FAX – (661) 654-3238