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Location: United States, California, San Luis Obispo
Job Types: Professional
Categories: Academic Librarianship
Entry Level
Cal Poly State University

* Position open until filled; review of applications will begin on January 5, 2009.

Requisition Number 101786
Position Title Librarian 12 Mo
Job Posting Title Librarian 12-month
Regular / Temporary Regular
Working Title Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Full / Part Time Full-Time
Appointment Duration / End Date: Initial two-year appointment subject to renewal
Department Library – Public Services
College / Division Library
Salary Range: This full time tenure-track position is available at the Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian level, with an anticipated hiring range of $52,000-$60,000 annually, plus a generous benefits package. Appointment rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Pay Basis Monthly
Pay Plan 12-month

Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian leads the overall Library outreach and service activities designed to support the unique information resource needs of the students, faculty and staff of the College of Liberal Arts.
Responsibilities include reference, instruction, collection development, digital services, and other activities.

Required Qualifications/Specialized Skills – MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited school, or comparable library experience with other related advanced subject degree
– BA/BS in a field in the humanities or social sciences
– Demonstrated commitment to public service
– Experience instructing adult learners
– Demonstrated facility with web-based technologies
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Willingness to spend substantial time outside the library to support faculty and students
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team working with culturally diverse faculty, students, and staff

Preferred Qualifications/Skills – Advanced degree in any field of the humanities or social sciences
– Experience working in an academic library
– Classroom teaching experience
– Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry in the humanities and social sciences
– Collection development experience
– Experience with instructional technologies and digital media
– Demonstrated ability to plan and implement new projects

Benefits Eligible: Yes
More Information:
Job Open Date 11-13-2008
Review Begin Date 01-05-2009

To apply, please visit , complete the required online faculty application and submit it to Requisition #101786.
Online attachments should include a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and include list of 3 references on application. Three letters of recommendation and original transcripts will be required of finalists.

For more information, please see:
Internal Recruitment Only No
Projected Start Date (Faculty Only) 06-01-2009

Additional Information Contact Name (Faculty): Anna Gold
Additional Information Contact Phone (Faculty): 805-756-5786
Additional Information Contact Email (Faculty):

About the Kennedy Library: The Robert E. Kennedy Library is a campus hub for information resources, integrating traditional library resources and technology to support the University’s evolving academic programs, research interests, and user needs. Annual visitors exceed 1 million. The Library launched DigitalCommons, Cal Poly’s institutional repository, in Fall 2008. A renovation in Summer 2008 to the second floor greatly expanded the Library’s Learning Commons, creating new community spaces and a library cafĂ©. Planning is underway for a major expansion of the Academic Center and Library. The Library partners closely with several other campus organizations, including the Academic Skills Program, the Honors Program, and Information Technology Services. For more information, see:

About the College of Liberal Arts: Cal Poly’s College of Liberal Arts is distinguished by its reputation for excellence and its wide-ranging programs in fields such as communication, journalism, and graphic communication; political and social sciences, public policy, psychology, child development, history; ethnic studies, women’s and gender studies, liberal studies; theater/dance, art and design, music; philosophy, English, and modern languages and literatures. For more information, see:

About Cal Poly: Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and a growing number of graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. For more information, see:

About the San Luis Obispo Area:
Cal Poly is located in San Luis Obispo, along the beautiful central coast of California, with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and wine country. Halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, south of Monterey and Big Sur, San Luis Obispo offers a vibrant, culturally rich small-town community in an extraordinary setting. For more information, see:


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