Pomona, CA United States
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Senior Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, University Library

Job Title: Senior Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction
Job Location: Pomona , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: 02/15/2019
Date Posted: 2018-11-07
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Senior Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Library

Description At Cal Poly Pomona we cultivate success through a diverse culture of experiential learning, discovery, and innovation. We demonstrate academic quality and excellence through our teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities in a student-centered and evidence-based culture. Cal Poly Pomona is committed to be the model for an inclusive polytechnic university that inspires creativity and innovation, embraces local and global challenges, and transforms lives.

Position Description: The California State Polytechnic University, Pomona University Library is seeking a flexible, energetic, knowledgeable reference and instruction librarian to join a team committed to collaboration and public service. This librarian provides research consultation and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty. Responsible for liaison relations with faculty and students in the College of Environmental Design, which consists of the following departments: Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Regenerative Studies, and Urban & Regional Planning. Serves on library and university committees, and participates in projects to develop and improve library services.

Desired Professional Attributes: The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to meeting the information needs of the University community; a strong customer service orientation; an ability and desire to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds; an ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines; interest in participating in research and creative activities; and a willingness to take initiative in devising innovative and creative solutions. The successful candidate will be able to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators in an academic environment.

Responsibilities (Under the guidance of the Head of Reference Services and the Instruction Coordinator):

With a focus on the assigned college or department, participate in and promote the Library’s information literacy program, designing and delivering course-integrated information sessions, creating online guides and tutorials, and assessing student outcomes

Provide specialized and advanced research assistance for students and faculty in the assigned college or departments

Participate in the Library’s general research assistance activities including research help desk, reference by appointment, and web-based interactive reference services

Be responsible for collection management in the assigned subject areas

Participate in library, university, and professional-level service

Engage in regular professional development activities as part of a continuing commitment to increasing effectiveness

Participate in teaching Lib 1500 (3-unit for credit Information Literacy course)

Closing Date:

This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by February 15, 2019. Early response is encouraged.

Please address inquiries to the Search Committee chair, Mr. Paul Hottinger, at prhottinger@cpp.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at http://www.cpp.edu/~police/annual-security-report.shtml. 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 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications:

ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree

Experience providing reference service in an academic, public, or corporate library

Experience and/or potential in developing effective library instructions sessions.

Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse and rapidly evolving environment

Knowledge of traditional and electronic reference sources

Ability to work independently and as a team member on a variety of projects simultaneously

Ability and desire to promote library services and collections

Ability to meet expectations for professional growth

Demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and/or service and work as well as experience working in an inclusive environment

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in using LibGuides and/or online tutorials

Experience with a Content Management System

Experience conducting library presentations or teaching in an academic environment

Collection development experience

Experience in, or a background involving one or more of the following fields: Architecture, Art, Landscape Architecture, Regenerative Studies or Urban & Regional Planning.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application Instructions

Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at  http://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/open-positions/ . A completed application will consist of the following:

Cover letter addressing your interest and background related to each of the qualifications listed above under required and preferred qualifications;


Completed application form: https://www.cpp.edu/~faculty-affairs/documents/acadapplication_feb2017.pdf;

Student Success Statement about your teaching, or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or otherwise engaging with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced);

Transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists);

Three recent (within the last two years) letters of reference; and

Two additional names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of references.


An on-campus interview, presentation, and library instruction session are required for finalists as well as confirmation of degrees and proof of eligibility to work.

Apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/57293

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Paul Hottinger as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Paul Hottinger
Please apply online
3801 W Temple Ave
Pomona , CA 91768
United States
Phone: 909-869-3118
E-Mail: prhottinger@cpp.edu

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