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Web Services Librarian

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Department: Academic Affairs
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian), Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

Faculty Employment Opportunity


WEB SERVICES LIBRARIAN: California State University, Stanislaus is seeking a highly motivated, innovative and skilled librarian with a passion for web technologies to join the library faculty as the Web Services Librarian. The Web Services Librarian leads the effort of maintaining, designing and continuously improving the University Library’s website architecture and integration of web-based services.

The University Library, one of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, supports the mission of the University in “creating an inclusive learning environment which encourages all members of the campus community to expand their intellectual, creative, and social horizons” and is committed to providing access to information resources and services that facilitate teaching, learning and research. The Library website is a critical tool for enhancing research, instruction and information literacy. The Web Services Librarian will participate in the library instruction program, providing services at the research help desk and in the classrooms.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. The University Library is a unit within Academic Affairs and operates under the direction of the Dean of Library Services. Library faculty must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of librarianship; research, scholarship and/or creative activities; and participation in University affairs in order to earn tenure and promotion. The library faculty work collaboratively in the spirit of shared governance to formulate library practices and policies and value consultation, flexibility and enthusiasm for an evolving environment.

The Library dean, faculty and staff strongly supports the University’s commitment to social justice and equity. Applicants whose research interests and/or experience includes issues of social justice, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities include:
• Maintain, design, and continuously improve the library website’s architecture and integration of web-based services
• Manage the library’s Springshare products, including LibGuides, LibGuides CMS, LibAnswers, LibWizard, LibInsight and LibCal
• Develop procedures and maintain documentation for website maintenance
• Conduct website accessibility scans and tests to ensure WCAG and ADA compliance
• Conduct usability tests and studies to improve website usability, responsiveness, and overall user experience
• Work with library technology staff and liaise with other campus units (such as the Office of Information Technology, Office of Academic Technology and Office of Communications & Public Affairs) for web-based services
• Engage in regular professional development and stay abreast of trends and development pertinent to web and library technologies
• Provide research assistance at the library reference/research help desk during scheduled times, by appointment, and through web-based interactive services
• Participate in the library instruction program for both classroom and online learning environments
• Participate in the library’s collection development and liaison program
• Participate in library and university committees and affairs
• Perform other faculty duties as required


• ALA-accredited or equivalent graduate degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada
• Proficiency with web development technology, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PHP, Bootstrap, etc.
• Working knowledge and experience with web content management system, such as Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Pantheon, etc.
• Working knowledge of user interface design standards, information architecture, web accessibility standards and usability testing
• Familiarity with web analytics software, such as Google Analytics
• Experience using APIs
• Experience with providing reference/research assistance
• Excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to collaborate and work effectively within and across organizational boundaries in a diverse environment
• Positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for a changing environment


• Professional experience with Springshare products
• Experience with learning management systems, such as Canvas
• Experience conducting library instruction sessions (at reference desk and/or in classroom) in an academic environment
• Experience working with Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems
• Second master’s degree, other advanced degree, or professional trainings pertinent to web development


A complete application is required and must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial graduate transcripts; diversity statement; a professional CV; and contact information for at least three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dean Ronald Rodriguez
University Library
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle,  Turlock, CA

Screening of completed application files will begin on July 1, 2021 and remain open until filled. This position is available to start fall 2021; the start date is negotiable.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


370,000 volumes; over 600 print subscriptions and access to 50,000 electronic journals; selective state and partial federal depository; 8 full-time librarians and 13 support staff.  More information can be found at:


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance



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. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor’s notices: 

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.



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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.



In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at:

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email:

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at:



The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

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