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Research, Instruction, and Online Learning Librarian

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

Faculty Employment Opportunity


RESEARCH, INSTRUCTION, AND ONLINE LEARNING LIBRARIAN: The University Library welcomes a forward-thinking, innovative, creative, and highly motivated librarian to join the faculty as the Research, Instruction, and Online Learning Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Library faculty work under the general direction of the Dean of Library Services.

As a member of the research and instruction team, the Research, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian will provide research assistance at the library research help desk, in classroom settings and through web-based interactive services. The incumbent will assume a primary role in reimagining and developing the library’s online instruction environment, and work closely with the library faculty to provide innovative online and in-person learning experiences to meet the library’s student success goals.

Situated at the heart of the campus community, the newly renovated J. Burton Vaschè Library provides a fresh and welcoming gateway to library, technology, and student learning services. The state-of-the-art building offers over 1,000 study seats, 21 group study rooms, quiet and silent study areas, two computer commons, and houses partner-units including Disability Resource Services, the Warrior Cross Cultural Center, Writing Center, Learning Commons, Academic Success Center, the Fab Lab (maker space) and a technology helpdesk. The library is an ideal environment for experimenting with inclusive approaches for information literacy and library research skills that center on student needs and student voices.

Faculty librarians serve as liaisons to academic departments for collection development and participate in library and university faculty governance. Library faculty work collaboratively in the spirit of shared governance to formulate library practices and policies while valuing consultation, flexibility, and enthusiasm in an evolving environment. Library faculty must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of librarianship; research, scholarship and/or creative activities; and participation in university affairs to earn tenure and promotion.

The library dean, faculty and staff strongly support 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:

- Provide research assistance at the library research help desk, by appointment, and through web-based interactive services.

- Collaborate with faculty to design and teach information literacy instruction in both synchronous (in-person and online) and asynchronous modalities.

- Assume a key role in re-imagining and enhancing the library’s online learning environment.

- Design, implement, assess, and continuously improve the library online information literacy digital objects.

- Participate in campus wide information literacy initiatives.

- Serve as a liaison to designated programs for instruction, collection development, and other activities.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services, policies, and procedures.

- Participate in assessments to ensure quality and improvement effectiveness of library services.

- Participate in library and university faculty governance.

- Contribute to other projects to support library initiatives and goals as needed.

- Perform other duties as assigned.


- ALA-accredited or equivalent graduate degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada.

- Experience providing reference and instruction services in an academic or large public library.

- Knowledge of traditional and electronic reference sources.

- Knowledge of best practices and approaches to teaching online and in-person.

- Experience creating digital learning objects (DLOs).

- Experience developing content in learning management systems such as Canvas or the Springshare platform.

- Knowledge of information literacy practices and dispositions of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

- Strong service orientation, effective interpersonal communication, and organizational skills in a culturally diverse academic community.

- Ability to collaborate effectively with library and campus colleagues.

- Ability to be flexible with work schedule that may include evenings and weekends.


- Knowledge of online accessibility protocols.

- Experience working with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population in a higher education environment.

- Demonstrated experience leading group projects to successful completion.

- Demonstrated ability to embrace new technologies.

- Advanced degree in another discipline.

- Knowledge of copyright best practices and emerging trends in online publishing.


A complete application is required and must include: an application letter specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; diversity statement; professional curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three 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:

Ron Rodriguez
Dean of Library Services
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle, Turlock, CA 

This appointment begins fall 2022. Screening of applications will begin on July 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

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:

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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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