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Outreach and Engagement Librarian

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Full Time, Library

Program:  Library

Rank:  Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Title:   Outreach and Engagement Librarian

Effective Date of Appointment:  April 17, 2023
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 12th among “Top Public Universities in the West” in the current edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2020, CollegeNET also ranked CSUCI 20th out of over 1,449 schools in its “Social Mobility Index,” and Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 5,470 undergraduate and 170graduate students. Approximately 55% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 62% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 55% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 25% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2019, CSUCI was awarded Excelencia in Education’s inaugural “Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success. Also, in 2022, CI became the first college to earn the Seal of Excelencia recertification.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 62% White, 21% Latinx, 9% Asian/Asian American, and 2% Black/African American.

Diversity Statement:

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement: 

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

The John Spoor Broome Library team is comprised of 11 librarians and 11 staff members. A critical part of the CSUCI experience, the Library supports the learning and research communities of our diverse campus through its collections, and robust information literacy program. The Broome Library is prized by faculty and students alike for its careful attention to physical space, collections, special programming, and services such as equipment lending. The Library’s commitment to comprehensive reference service, active learning pedagogy, multicultural programming, and range of methods for gathering student input reflect its alignment with and support of the campus’s four mission centers. Furthermore, the integration of information literacy standards into the campus General Education learning outcomes creates an effective foundation for its core educational mission.

The Broome Library values inclusive excellence. To address the ways in which structural racism is embedded in library practices, the Broome Library is committed to developing, stewarding and improving access to collections that reflect and represent the voices and experiences of BIPOC and other historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. We believe that the library is a powerful force for equity and we embrace the strategies for excellence as articulated by the Association of College & Research Libraries which value different ways of knowing, and seek to identify, and work to eliminate barriers to inclusive and equitable services, spaces, resources, and scholarship.

About the Position: 

The Outreach & Engagement Librarian works with the CSU Channel Islands campus to strategically plan and coordinate the Library’s efforts in designing and implementing effective and innovative library programming to engage the campus community in a collaborative and equitable fashion. The Outreach & Engagement Librarian works closely with librarians, staff, faculty, and university partners to lead and develop Library initiatives that support student success, equity, recruitment, and retention for all students, including historically underrepresented student populations.

At the heart of this position is a chance to harness evidence from a growing body of retention and library research that suggests that academic libraries have a positive impact on student outcomes. Reporting to the Head of Instruction, Engagement, & Assessment, this position supports student-centered learning, focusing on coordinating the Library’s efforts to build library research skills and engage students with the tools of scholarship. The Outreach & Engagement Librarian builds relationships internally with Library faculty and staff, as well as with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the various ways that the library can serve as an essential partner in facilitating the success of our diverse body of undergraduate students.

Minimum Degree Requirements:

Master of Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program.

Required Qualifications:

  • One (1) or more years’ full-time professional experience in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic vision and leadership in the area of coordinating outreach efforts, and leading the library in intentional design of programming and partnerships with a focus on proactive inclusivity and equity.
  • Experience with needs assessment and program development, and the ability to provide leadership in project management.
  • Evidence of flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic, and diverse environment with competing demands.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse campus population.’
  • Evidence of effective cross-cultural interpersonal and communication skills (i.e. multicultural competencies), applied to relationships, and service to campus and local communities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a rapidly changing environment with a student-centered outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead effectively in a team environment.
  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing intentional programming and creating collaborative partnerships to support student learning, success, and equity.
  • Evidence of cultivating relationships with faculty, students, staff, and community members to encourage collaborative partnerships.
  • Experience teaching library instruction to a diverse student body.
  • Experience providing reference and research services to a diverse population.
  • Dedication to research and scholarship in the field of library and information sciences.
  • Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English.
Responsibilities:
  • Provides vision and leadership in mapping and coordinating Library outreach efforts
  • Works with the unit head to draft and maintain a strategic plan for Library outreach efforts, including determining specific goals and iterative assessment for those efforts;
  • Collaboratively leads the Library program in the intentional design of coordinated Library programming;
  • Cultivates relationships with Library colleagues, faculty, students, staff, and community members to encourage collaborative partnerships that promote inclusivity, learning, diversity and equity in library programming
  • In communication with unit head, leads needs assessments, assessment of outreach initiatives, and participates in assessment of university-wide initiatives
  • Collaborates with library units and leads efforts to publicize and market library services, programs, and resources, including managing the Library’s social media outlets
  • Coordinates the Library's presence at campus outreach events, including campus orientations and new student events
  • Designs exhibits, public programming, social networking, and other innovative techniques to engage a diverse student community
  • Works with colleagues and students to foster creative and intellectual collaboration with the academic and co-curricular life of the University to generate engagement with the library’s collections, staff, and services
  • Develops programming to promote student and faculty scholarship and use of the Library’s resources
  • Collaborates with other university units in support of student success, diversity, recruitment, and retention initiatives
  • Works with campus, local and regional off-campus partners to create collaborative relationships that contribute to recruitment and student learning 
  • Works directly with faculty in the development of the collections, Information literacy classes, and research guides in assigned subject areas.
  • Provide public service, including reference shifts, research consultations, and outreach to the campus community per assigned areas, and the creation and development of digital content.
  • Engage in professional and scholarly activities and service to the University (e.g. university-wide committees, etc.), the Library, and the profession.
  • Pursues scholarship as expected of a tenure-track position

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin January 17, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

1. A cover letter;
2. A curriculum vitae;
3. The names and email addresses of three references;
4. A statement of your philosophy of librarianship and teaching that includes your perspectives on working with diverse communities, including a focus on first-generation, BIPOC, and other historically marginalized groups;
5. A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students.

In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:
http://jobs.csuci.edu

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule: 

Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information: 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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