University Library Faculty and Administrative Vacancies


As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with campus student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a Federal Document Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a forward-thinking vision, and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 20 Library faculty, 25 staff and approximately 20 FTE student assistants.

Sacramento State University seeks a creative and dynamic librarian for a part-time appointment for the Spring 2017 semester. The successful candidate will report to the Head of the Reference & Instruction Department, where they will provide library instruction service to freshmen and newly transferred students, as well as reference support to the entire university community.

This is a term-limited position with up to 20 hours/week for spring 2017.

Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application, stating their interests and qualifications, (2) a brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity, and (3) a current resume or curriculum vita:

Attn: Part-time Librarian Search Committee
University Library
California State University, Sacramento
2000 State University Drive East, MS 6039
Sacramento, CA 95819

Applications may be submitted by email to:


Primary Duties

  • Deliver library instruction and other library service programs for students new to the University Library
  • Assess the impact of the information literacy through library instruction on student learning outcome and retention/graduation rate.
  • Working closely with subject librarians, design shared instructional materials in various formats – including online tutorials, in-class activities, user guides and training materials.
  • Teaching schedule includes some evenings and weekends.
  • Shares responsibility for traditional and virtual reference service to students, faculty and the general public at the Reference Desk. Reference schedule could include some evenings.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  1. American Library Association accredited Master’s degree, or equivalent credentials in information science or from foreign universities, earned by December 31, 2016.
  2. Demonstrated teaching ability, strong commitment to student learning, and enthusiasm for teaching in an undergraduate library.
  3. Academic preparation or experience in the provision of reference/information service at service desks, on-demand, and by appointment.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations that are reflective of a wide range of backgrounds and cultural heritage and social identities.
  5. Strong service orientation, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work collegially and effectively with others.
  6. Effective written and oral communication skills and ability to provide library instruction.
  7. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

  1. Experience in incorporating emerging technologies into reference and instruction services to undergraduate students.
  2. Experience in the development of library online tutorials for library research with specific course needs.
  3. Knowledge of instructional design theory, principles and practices including the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  4. Familiarity and experience with program assessment related to student success.