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Archivist Librarian Senior Assistant, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and Management - Provides leadership for the selection, description, and preservation of the Archives. Implements policies, procedures, and standards for effective operation and maintenance of the Archives.
  • Collection Department, Processing and Digital Initiatives - Develops and preserves collections. Designs and builds access tools.  Directs work on both preservation and access digitalization. Contributes to the development of the main library collections.
  • Outreach - Promotes the Archives to the campus and local communities.
  • Reference and Instruction - Provides reference and instruction services.
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
  • In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's Strategic Plan.  This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS, MLIS, or MS degree from an ALA-accreditated program is required by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives/special collections management, archival methodology, preservation techniques, and archives/special collections reference service.
  • Experience describing collections using bibliographic records, finding aids, indexes, etc.
  • Demonstrated awareness and experience understanding the needs of a diverse student population - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation - through course materials and teaching strategies.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the retention, tenure, and promotion standards for faculty at the University.  The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital content metadata standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital preservation tools.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Membership in Academy of Certified Archivists.
  • Experience with donor relations.
  • Supplemental Information

Terms of Appointment:

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3.  The appointment rank (Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian) and salary ($65,364-$85,000) are commensurate with qualifications and experience. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community. 


In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas - Professional Assignments; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service - as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty, and library and division administration.  Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses available. 

To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vita
2) Letter of interest
3) Unofficial copies of graduate work transcripts (official copies will be required prior to appointment).
4) Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).
5) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences, have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1000 words).

Your file MUST contain all of the above.  Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for all travel expenses incurred.

First consideration will be given to applicants who have completed their files by August 16, 2019.  Position is open until filled.  Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to Barbara Quarton, Chair of the Search Committee, bquarton@csusb.edu.

Information regarding CSUSB's John M. Pfau Library can be found at http://library.csusb.edu/.  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2490635.

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