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Student Success Librarian, California State University, Fresno, Fresno, CA

First Year Student Success Librarian, California State University, Fresno

The  seeks a creative, flexible, team oriented, and technologically savvy individual to join our faculty in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. This full-time, tenure-track librarian will promote the success of first year and transfer students and serve as liaison to campus units which focus on first year programs, student success, and retention. (e.g., Summer Bridge, Upward Bound, First Year Writing Program, University 1). The individual in this position will also coordinate the Library's presence at student orientations and events relating to first year and transfer students. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and development. This position is expected to plan and carry out experimental and innovative activities which will be a mix of instructional activities and outreach, providing the right candidate with exciting opportunities to try new things and create new programming.

Required Education: An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent). Applicants nearing completion of the MLS degree may be considered; however, degree must be completed prior to hire date.

Required Experience:

  1. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience with, information literacy and instruction, student learning outcomes, active learning, and the design and delivery of instruction using traditional classroom. methods and current/emerging technologies and pedagogy;
  3. Evidence of excellent communication and presentation skills;
  4. Documentation of strong public service orientation and proficiency in all modes of reference service and research consultation with diverse user groups.

Review of applications will begin on December 7, 2018.  Visit http://jobs.fresnostate.edu for the complete vacancy announcement and information on how to apply. California State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Please direct questions and comments to search committee chair: Chris Langer, clanger@mail.fresnostate.edu, 559-278-8152

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