Education Librarian, CSU Fullerton

Education Librarian

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Job no: 540257
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

Paulina June & George Pollak Library

Education Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian, Tenure-Track
Summer 2024

The Pollak Library at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Education Librarian to join our dedicated community of librarians, staff, and student assistants.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a leading campus of the CSU, serving as an intellectual and cultural center for Southern California and driver of workforce and economic development. CSUF supports student success through innovative high-impact educational and co-curricular experiences, including faculty-student collaborative research. CSUF is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. The Pollak Library values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their work, research, and/or service that they support inclusive education or underrepresented student success, and those from groups whose underrepresentation in American librarianship has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF is committed to retaining all faculty and has established affinity groups you can join to support your success. Titans Together – Find Community (fullerton.edu)

The University

California State University, Fullerton is the largest of 23 campuses, which comprise the California State University system. The campus is located in northern Orange County, convenient to numerous cultural and recreational sites throughout Southern California. As a comprehensive university, CSUF offers 110 degree programs – 55 undergraduate and 55 graduate, credential programs for teachers, and doctoral degrees in education (Ed.D.) and nursing practice (DNP). The University’s Web site is located at: http://www.fullerton.edu

The Library

We serve more than 40,000 students as well as approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. Our website, http://www.library.fullerton.edu, is a vital component of the Library’s extensive instruction program and serves as a gateway to library resources that include 1.6 million books, government documents, and audiovisual materials; over 230,000 periodicals available electronically or in print; and over 400 electronic databases. The staff includes 20 FTE librarians, 27 FTE paraprofessionals, and 57 student assistants. Reference and instruction librarians teach an average of 800 instruction sessions per academic year and maintain one of the busiest reference services operations in the CSU system.

The College of Education

The College of Education is committed to the preparation and professional development of innovative and transformative educators who advance just, equitable, and inclusive education. As a professional community of scholar-practitioners, the College of Education promotes creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as fundamental to student achievement and success in a diverse and interconnected world. The College of Education has departments and programs in the following subject areas: educational leadership, elementary & bilingual education, instructional design & technology, literacy & reading education, secondary education, and special education. It offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, numerous Masters of Science, Certificate, and Credential programs. In addition, the Center for Careers in Teaching serves as the student success center for future teachers. The College annually enrolls over 1,000 credential candidates and graduate students in both in-person and online programs. Website: http://ed.fullerton.edu

Position

The Education Librarian serves as the subject specialist and liaison to the College of Education’s dynamic and diverse group of students and faculty, providing instruction, reference, and outreach. A strong understanding of the teaching profession and/or education curriculum (credential process, pedagogical methods, etc.) is expected. The successful candidate will teach specialized library instruction sessions, both in-person and virtually. The Education Librarian provides in person and online individual research consultations with Education faculty and students. The position includes collection development duties including selecting education, instructional media, and juvenile collection materials, and overseeing the library’s state-adopted curriculum materials collection (LRDC). The Education Librarian serves on the Donoghue Children’s Literature Center Board, organizes the annual Donoghue Children’s Literature Lecture, and collaborates on other education and children’s literature-themed exhibits and events.

The Education Librarian also participates in general reference and instruction services (e.g. reference desk hours, both in-person and virtually, and general library instruction sessions) and creates and maintains research guides, including LibGuides, on specific topics and for classes as needed. Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly/professional and service activities as outlined in Library Department Personnel Standards.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the Library’s extensive instruction program by planning, teaching, and assessing faculty-requested library instruction sessions
  • In collaboration with the reference team of librarians, provide research assistance to the campus community via in-person and virtual research consultations and scheduled reference shifts
  • Perform subject liaison roles for all disciplines in the College of Education and develop collaborative relationships with its faculty
  • Work with the Collection Development and Management Librarian to identify and select materials in subject areas, and consult on accreditation reports
  • Create and maintain online Education instructional materials and content for the library website
  • Take part in scholarly/creative activities and serve on department, library, professional, and university committees, as part of the required tenure and promotion process

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment
  • Educational background or demonstrated expertise in any of the disciplines in the College of Education (Elementary, Secondary, Special, Literacy/Reading, Bilingual, Ed Leadership, Instructional Design/Tech)
  • Knowledge and experience with discipline-specific information databases and other research resources
  • Experience in research assistance via in-person, virtual reference, consultations, and teaching information literacy in higher education or comparable area
  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability or expertise supporting a diverse environment with co-workers, students, faculty, and the wider campus community
  • Evidence of, or interest in, the pursuit of scholarly, creative, and professional activities
  • Ability to balance core librarian duties with scholarly, creative, and professional growth activities and service
  • Availability to work occasional weeknights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in Education (or equivalent degree leading to a teaching credential) and/or significant experience in Education (applying learning theories and varied pedagogical approaches, knowledge of the scholarship of education, knowledge of California state-adopted curriculum materials, school leadership, etc.)
  • Experience using current and multi-modal technologies to design, implement, and teach engaging learning activities
  • Experience with supporting both postbaccalaureate and graduate students

Appointment Date

Preferred start date of August 1, 2024

Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to view all job listings and select #540257 to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required and preferred qualifications)
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
    • This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the library identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. The statement shall address one or more of the following criteria:
      • The candidate has acquired knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education.
      • The candidate has experience in and is committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations in higher education.
      • The candidate has experience in and is committed to teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented students in a higher education environment.
      • The candidate has experience integrating underrepresented populations and communities into scholarly and creative activities.
  1. Three professional letters of recommendation
    • In the event that the candidate is selected as a semi-finalist, three letters of recommendation will be required. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Jolene Judziewicz: jjudziewicz@fullerton.edu or call (657) 278-4067

Application Deadline

Completed applications (all three items under “Application Procedure” above) received by July 1, 2024, shall be given first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

Compensation

The Senior Assistant Librarian 12-month classification salary range is $6,788 to $14,487. The anticipated hiring range is $6,788 to $6,885 per month. A 10-month appointment is also an option.

Salary offered is commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, the California Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying its employees less than those of the opposite sex and/or another race or ethnicity for substantially similar work (https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/california_equal_pay_act.htm).

CSUF Benefits

An excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system and optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/total-wellness/.

CSU Policies

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (http:/www.fullerton.edu/titleix/about/notice.php)

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. It requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

Advertised: Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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