California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
January 4, 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Full Time - Experienced
The Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) seeks a creative, collaborative, and proactive librarian for the tenure-track position of College Librarian for Engineering. College Librarians play a key role in Cal Poly's educational mission by having a strong presence in their assigned colleges. They build and maintain close relationships with students and faculty in order to meet their teaching, learning, research, and publication needs by connecting them to the library's services, content, and tools.
Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Engineering Librarian develops and leads the services and programs, as well as selects relevant information resources, to support the unique curricular and research needs of the college's students, faculty, and staff. Responsibilities include instruction and research assistance, outreach and liaison services, collection development, and programmatic support activities. The CENG Librarian works collaboratively in these roles with the other librarians and library staff.
Librarians at Cal Poly hold faculty status and are expected to demonstrate outstanding professional performance; engage in professional development, research, scholarship, and creative activities; participate in service to the library, the university, the California State University system, and/or the community; and contribute to a collegial and productive work environment.
To apply, please go to the Cal Poly Jobs web site: http://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=166514 to complete the online application. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application. As part of the online application process, please include the following three items: 1) a cover letter outlining your experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the qualifications for the position; 2) a current resume or CV; and 3) unofficial copies of graduate level transcripts (applicant selected will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment). For full consideration, please apply by the review begin date of January 29, 2018. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Katherine O'Clair, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-756-2690
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills
MLS from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent advanced degree
Three years of relevant experience
Ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm for this position
A strong service ethic and a commitment to customer-centered programs, services, and resources
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
Ability to employ effective interpersonal skills to form strong connections with faculty and students
Ability to work independently, take initiative, and manage competing priorities
Ability to work productively, proactively, and constructively in a collegial team environment
Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
Ability to teach or instruct others
Ability to provide research assistance and reference services
Working knowledge of the literature and information resources in engineering disciplines
Capacity to engage in research, scholarship, and creative activities
Capacity to provide service to the library, university, and/or community