Friday, June 21, 2013

Reference and Instruction Librarians

The Tanimura & Antle Family Memorial Library's mission is to help prepare knowledgeable, resourceful and responsible citizens for California and the global community by facilitating active exploration, discovery and synthesis of information. As a teaching library, its faculty librarians manage and deliver active, outcomes-based instructional programs. CSU Monterey Bay’s library has a longstanding commitment to the use of technology-enhanced services and resources. The library’s curriculum-focused print/media collections and electronic resources are augmented by a rapid, efficient inter-library loan operation. The design of the library co-locates library services with campus programs that support student learning, including writing, peer-tutoring, advising and undergraduate research. At this stage in the university’s growth, seven librarian faculty and seven staff share responsibility for the library’s array of services in a highly collaborative environment. 

These two positions offer creative opportunities for forward-looking, pragmatic, motivated individuals who seek opportunities and experience across a variety of professional responsibilities while developing areas of focus with the potential to take on leadership roles.  These 12-month tenure-track appointments are under the direction of the Library Director. In this collaborative environment, the successful candidates are responsible for meeting library and campus criteria for retention, tenure, and promotion in four areas of scholarship: Teaching and Learning; Discovery, Creation, and Integration; Professional Application; and University Service. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the criteria at

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POSITION:  Reference and Instruction Librarians
TYPE:  12 Month - Tenure Track (two positions)

  • Instructs and assists users in developing research strategies and in effectively searching electronic and print resources
  • Provides reference and research assistance to CSUMB students, faculty and staff  both virtually and in person at the Research Help Desk (may include evening and weekend shifts)
  • Develops collections in subject areas to be determined
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues, students and faculty in collaboratively designing and delivering information literacy instruction
  • Conducts course-integrated and -related information literacy instruction for groups of students and faculty, including instruction for lower-division general education courses
  • Serves as faculty liaison to academic departments for selected subject areas, depending on experience, education, and expertise
  • Develops online instructional resources  
  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited institution by date of hire
  • Experience providing reference service
  • Experience with library instruction or teaching in a classroom or group training setting
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
  • Sensitivity to and demonstrated interest in furthering CSUMB’s academic goals, as identified in the University Vision Statement (
  • Demonstrated success in collaborative library or educational settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Passion for teaching and reference work
  • Experience in teaching research concepts and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in outcomes-based learning in higher education
  • Collection development experience in an academic library
  • Subject expertise in the sciences, business, and/or computing
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic library, including virtual reference service
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional technologies
  • Experience with development of web-based instruction
  • Openness to new or untested approaches
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt in fast-changing environments and willingness to take risks
  • Reading and speaking proficiencies in a second language

BACKGROUND CHECK:  Appointment subject to a criminal background checkJOB 

POSTING DATE:  6/14/2013



APPLY:  All prospective applicants must apply on-line at

SALARY:  The anticipated annual salary will be in the mid $50K range depending on qualifications and experience.



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