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Public Services Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian
California State University, Fresno is a learning­centered University. We believe learning thrives
when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can
only take place in a climate where differing points of view are welcome, and diversity of all kinds
is valued by everyone.
● Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic­Serving
Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander­Serving
Institution (AANAPISI)
● Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
● Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan
Process.
● Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
Please refer to the Salary Schedule for more information
(http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/aps/faculty/salary_charts/librarians.html )
Position Characteristics:
The Henry Madden Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, flexible and team­oriented librarian to
join our faculty in developing and providing user­focused library services that support teaching,
research, and student success. This full­time, tenure­track librarian will serve as liaison to a
number of departments and collaborate with library and campus faculty in the development and
provision of a broad range of activities including: information literacy instruction, research
support, general and specialized information and instructional services, library digital and
scholarly communication initiatives, and collection management. In addition, library faculty are
expected to engage in scholarship and service to the University and the profession. This position
will provide an excellent opportunity to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and
development.
Responsibilities include: Participating on teams that actively reach out to and engage
designated colleges and departments; developing innovative programs to engage diverse user
groups; participating in the development of effective approaches to teaching; designing and
preparing instructional and outreach materials; providing in­person and online research
assistance in a range of disciplines; participating in faculty governance, administrative
committees, and special library projects.
Academic Preparation: One of the following: American Library Association accredited Master of
Information Studies or Science, Master of Information, Master of Librarianship, Master of Library
and Information Studies, or Master of Art/Master of Science in Library Science or InformationStudies.
Teaching or other experience: This position requires experience and knowledge to perform
the duties of a Public Services Librarian as described above. To be recommended for
appointment, candidates must have:
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills; significant knowledge of or
experience with information literacy and instruction, including the design and delivery of
instruction using traditional classroom methods and emerging technologies; strong public
service orientation and proficiency in all modes of reference service and research consultation
with diverse user groups; experience in developing outreach programs and services;
demonstrated knowledge of trends in librarianship and scholarly communication; evidence of
initiative, flexibility, and the ability to adapt and work both collaboratively and independently in a
complex, constantly changing academic environment; demonstrated commitment to ongoing
professional development; commitment to working with a diverse population and understanding
the Fresno State Diversity Mission Statement
(http://www.fresnostate.edu/president/mission/diversity­statement.html). In addition, candidates
must be able to meet the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) requirements
(http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/aps/forms_policies/rtp.html) for scholarship and service
to the campus and community.
Preference will be given to candidates with some or all of the following: Experience
working in an academic library; background or experience in one of the STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines; knowledge and understanding of best practices in
pedagogy and information literacy; experience working with learning management systems;
interest and experience in assessment.
Other requirements: This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background
check. This may include submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of
degree(s) or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. California State University, Fresno
publishes an Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report in October. This report is provided in
compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section
67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it
includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees
can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml
or by contacting the Campus Police Department.
Equal Employment Opportunity: California State University, Fresno is committed to
maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with
applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive
Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of
protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender
identity, per HR 2004­12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability,physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status.
Application Instructions: Please go to http://jobs.fresnostate.edu/ to complete the online
application and attach the following electronically: 1) Cover letter addressing the position
requirements; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Contact information for three professional references; 4)
Unofficial transcripts. Please note that finalists will be required to submit three current letters of
reference and official transcripts. For questions, please contact: Amanda Dinscore, Search
Committee Chair; Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno; 5200 North Barton
Avenue M/S ML34, Fresno, CA 93740­8014; Phone: (559) 278­7672; Email address:
adinscore@csu
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