Job Title Education Librarian
Job Code 2920-Librarian 12 month
Full/Part Time Full Time
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Rank Sr. Asst./Associate Librarian
Salary Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
Hiring Department Summary
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State
University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly
communication at the University by integrating the Library with student
success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the
California State University System, the Sacramento State University Library
holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs
and serials, and is a US Government Depository. The Library's mission is to
inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.
The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-
thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning
environment. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our
growing organization of 21 Library faculty, 24 staff and approximately 40 FTE
student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our
students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive
environment to ensure one another's success.
One of Sacramento State's imperatives, which the University Library is
actively working to achieve, is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and
ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our
students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our commitment is more than
simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is
one devoted to the celebration of the many facets of our identities and the
richness of a community with diverse life experiences and perspectives.
The University Library supports the teaching and learning mission of the
College of Education which includes a wide variety of programs at the
undergraduate, teacher credential, Master's, and Educational Doctorate levels.
Additionally, the College offers authorizations in the teacher credential
program such as Bilingual Authorization, and offers a brand-new certificate
program in Maker Education.
Under the general direction of the Head of the Research & Instruction
Department, the Education Librarian will provide effective and scalable
discipline specific online instruction modules, research guides, and/or other
learning objects, especially in areas of specialization. This position will
provide reference and research consultation in assigned subject areas to
faculty and students in person or using communication technologies.
This position serves as the subject specialist and liaison to select
departments in the College of Education. The Education Librarian evaluates
information needs, then plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that
support the College.
The Education Librarian develops and delivers strategically and pedagogically
appropriate library instruction to students in areas of specialization and
works with teaching faculty to implement information literacy initiatives for
curricula in the College of Education.
The Education Librarian coordinates with other liaison librarians and library
departments in special projects, such as journal cancellations, major purchase
decisions, or major withdrawal/transfer projects of bound journal volumes or
books. The Education Librarian will participate as a team member in the
general research and instruction program for students, faculty, and the
As the primary liaison to assigned education departments, maintains awareness
of current and future academic directions, research trends, programmatic
needs, and changes in courses and/or degrees and ensures that library
collections and services support research, teaching, and learning needs.
The Education Librarian contributes to library-wide decision-making and serves
on Library committees as needed.
Appointment: This is a probationary, 12-month, tenure-track position at the
Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian rank with an expected start date of Fall
2021; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The schedule
includes some evening and weekend assignments. Librarians in the CSU system
enjoy full faculty status and as such are eligible for campus service
opportunities, sabbatical and other leaves, and additional benefits.
Librarians are represented under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association
(CFA). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans;
generous paid leave (24 vacation days and one personal holiday per year and
one day of sick leave per month); and membership in CALPERS, the largest
retirement system in the country. Library faculty must demonstrate
professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to
the University and community in order to meet university requirements for
tenure and promotion.
1. American Library Association accredited Master's degree or ALA-approved
2. Two years of professional library experience, or two years of experience
relevant to the College of Education's academic programs.
3. Familiarity with current trends, technologies, and best practices in
library and information science, particularly as they relate to education.
4. Demonstrated oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
5. Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work
effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse
6. Demonstrated interest and/or engagement in information literacy and
1. Demonstrated knowledge of or working experience in fields or subjects
represented in the College of Education.
2. Experience or knowledge in providing informational literacy instruction in
education-related fields, in particular applying the ACRL Framework for
Information Literacy for Higher Education.
3. Knowledge of or experience with reference and/or research consultations.
4. Knowledge or experience with collection development, particularly in
5. Demonstrated understanding of the learning and research process in higher
6. Experience engaging in outreach initiatives or designing outreach
materials that promote an organization's resources, services, and/or
7. Knowledge of scholarly communications and/or open educational resources.
8. Experience working in academic library setting.
9. Language skills in Spanish, Hmong, or American Sign Language.
10. Advanced degree in a subject area relevant to the position.
Posting Number F0191P
Anticipated Start Date Fall 2021
Initial Application Review 07/07/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
A LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING CAN BE FOUND AT
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1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae/résumé
3. Unofficial transcripts attesting to the highest degree earned (official
transcripts required upon hire).
4. As an equal opportunity employer with a diverse staff and student
population, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive and
effective teaching and working environment for all. What contributions are you
most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting
an inclusionary environment? What have you learned working with diverse
populations? Please limit your response to 500 words.
Final candidates may be required to attend a an in-person interview at
Sacramento State, depending on the campus reopening schedule.
Final candidates will be required to submit contact information for their
current supervisor to provide a professional reference before a job offer can
It is only necessary for applicants to meet the required qualifications in
order to apply.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest
degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..
California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B
Campus Diversity Statement
Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the
country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education
for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad
diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by
this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who
can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the
principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex,
gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic
information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to
accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide
reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are
employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related
reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing
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free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic
violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory
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Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and
Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus
Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available
for viewing at https: // www. csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements,
emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual
assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming.
The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for
the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request
at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California
State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued
employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who
apply for the position.
California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
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 the California State University Executive
Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Will you have an American Library Association accredited Master's degree or ALA-approved foreign equivalent at the time of appointment
How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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Chronicle of Higher Education
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