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Outreach and User Engagement Librarian, California State University - Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA


The Walter W. Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) seeks an Outreach and User Engagement Librarian, a position designed to support the Walter Stiern Library's goals for community engagement, inclusive excellence, and student success. The candidate will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive community and fostering cocurricular user engagement. This includes participating in CSUB's efforts to engage minoritized and/or underrepresented communities. CSUB is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

The Outreach and User Engagement librarian will build relationships with relevant faculty, student, and staff organizations and identify partnerships for outreach. The librarian will provide leadership for the library's cocurricular outreach and engagement initiatives by creating and sustaining student-centered programs and initiatives responsive to the changing University curricula, including library exhibits. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the librarian will work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support the development of inclusive and representative programming and services, reference services, and library instruction that are accessible and meet the needs of all CSUB's students.

As an integral member of the Library Services Department, this position explores emerging trends in librarianship and contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of Library Services. The person in this position will organize library tours as well as develop marketing and promotional materials as needed for library related services, events, and outreach-related activities.  


  • Provide leadership and vision for the library's co-curricular outreach and engagement programming
  • Create and sustain student-centered initiatives responsive to the changing University curricula
  • With assistance from archives and Library Administration, collaborate, promote, and cooperatively stage library exhibits and associated events
  • Work collaboratively across campus to support student success
  • Engage with the community and educational partners
  • Provide research assistance, subject orientations and collection development, and teach library courses and workshops
  • Serve on University wide and library standing committees as appropriate
  • Pursue a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Schedule may include evenings and weekends

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in providing excellent reference, instruction, and public service to diverse populations in an academic setting
  • Personal initiative, thoroughness, completing tasks in a timely manner, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and being flexible in changing environments
  • Independent problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting library users in a diverse, multicultural setting
  • Ability to meet the requirements of retention, tenure, and promotion
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Knowledge of or interest in collaborative work focused on academic library outreach, initiatives and exhibits


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in outreach and/or user engagement initiatives within an academic library
  • Relevant library experience
  • Academic library and fine or performing arts experience
  • Experience in organizing and staging interactive art or library exhibits and associated events

Application Process:

Applications due by August 1, 2019. New and 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and contact information of three professional references to Prior to hiring, official transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation will be required.

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