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Information Literacy Assistant Librarian

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Recruitment Details

Position Details and Department Information

Recruitment Number FA0122
Posting Period

CSU, Chico is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, students, and administrators. Our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution positions us to intentionally identify, design, and highlight examples of anti-oppressive, inclusive teaching approaches grounded in a critical pedagogy that has the potential to transform the classroom. Persons with experience and scholarship directly related to helping CSU, Chico achieve the goals outlined in our Strategic Plan relative to diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered.

Working Title Information Literacy Assistant Librarian
Class Title Librarian - 12-Mo
Level/Range/Grade 3
Salary Range (From $ to $) $5,447-$6,859 per month, commensurate with experience.
Department Library Services
Number of Positions 1
FLSA Code Exempt
Status Tenure-Track
Full-time/part-time (if part-time, indicate time base) FT
Shift Day
Pay Plan 12-Mo
CBU/MOU R03 - CFA Faculty
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Position Summary

Postion Information

The Position: One full-time 12 month tenure track Information Literacy Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian rank).

The Meriam Library seeks an Information Literacy Librarian to make a significant contribution to the library and to the teaching and learning environment at CSU, Chico. The Information Literacy Librarian will support an emerging program of outreach and instruction by providing information literacy and research instruction to undergraduate students in a variety of disciplines. The successful candidate will have a passion for teaching and be excited about providing instruction to lower-division undergraduates. This is a full-time tenure track faculty position and will require service on library and university committees and the pursuit of professional development opportunities and engagement in research. Early career applicants are welcome to apply.

The Information Literacy Librarian will design, teach, and assess information literacy curricula in a collaborative setting focused on improving teaching and learning at the Meriam Library. This assignment may include reference service and collection or liaison duties in designated subject areas.

Minimum Education and Experience

ALA accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science.
• Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting. Teaching experience accrued as a graduate student will be considered.
• Knowledge of assessment techniques of student information literacy learning outcomes.
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically and to work in a collegial, collaborative, service-focused environment.

Additional Requirements and Responsibilities for this position

• Works with other information literacy and liaison librarians to develop and implement information literacy instruction across disciplines.
• Assesses the impact of instructional programs on student learning.
• Develops shared instructional materials in a variety of formats.
• Pursues outreach efforts to engage the students and academic community.
• Maintains currency in information literacy and instructional practices.
• Meets research and service requirements to attain tenure.

Recruitment Preferences

• Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary educational technologies.
• Demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners.
• Experience working with first generation, non-traditional, or under-represented student populations.
• Familiarity with applying learner-centered pedagogy in information literacy instruction.
• Evidence of interest in or contribution to professional research activities.
• Experience with instruction in face-to-face and online environments, including the design of instructional materials and activities.

Contact & Special Recruitment Information

Position-specific questions should be directed to:
George Thompson, Hiring Committee Chair

Submit questions about your application packet to: Laurie Ratterree
Phone: 530 898-5953

Benefits include 24 days of vacation (to a maximum accumulation of 40 days), holidays, 12 days sick leave, programs for health, dental, vision and life insurance, California State Retirement System and a taxable educational fee waiver program. The incumbents will hold the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Librarians in the California State University have full faculty status and are represented by the California Faculty Association. Faculty retention, tenure and promotion are based on demonstrated achievement in librarianship, professional development and contributions, and service to the profession, university and community.


This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible).

Benefits Information

CSU, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). Eligibility for standard CSU benefits is based on an appointment of half-time or more for a period exceeding six months. Employees appointed less than half-time or less than six months are not eligible for standard CSU benefits but do receive prorated sick leave and vacation.

Eligibility for Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits is based on an appointment of at least three-quarter time, hired to work a minimum of 130 hours per month over the course of the appointment or works an average of 130 hours or more per month during the measurement period. The ACA guidelines provide for health coverage or FlexCash only. ACA does not provide dental or vision plan coverage.

About the University, Hiring Department and Community

The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. Further information about the Meriam Library is available on our website

Detailed information about the University is available here . As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, we value a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment. We also welcome those who share a passion and commitment to the University’s 6th Strategic Priority that focuses on sustainability, stewardship, and the environment.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. It strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.

Posting Details

Open Date 12/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. List of Three References including e-mail and phone number information
  3. Cover letter addressing qualifications for position.
Optional Documents