Business Librarian, Cal State Long Beach

Recruitment Number: 2581
Position: Full-Time Temporary Business Librarian (i.e. Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Legal Studies in Business, Management and Human Resources Management, and Marketing) – 1 Year Contract
Effective Date: On or about October 1, 2019
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (or equivalent) from an American Library Association accredited program (by date of appointment).
Working experience as an academic librarian or library internship in an academic institution.
Demonstrated effectiveness at teaching information literacy skills and concepts in an academic library setting.
Demonstrated effectiveness at providing research assistance.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with university faculty, staff, and students.
Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications

A degree in one (or more) of the following disciplines:  Business, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing.
Experience as an academic librarian in one or more of the following disciplines:  Business, Economics, Finance, Management, or Marketing.
Demonstrated ability to evaluate, select, and review information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.


Provide in-person and online reference services at a service-oriented and all-purpose reference desk for approximately 6 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.
Provide library instruction and consultation services to the students and faculty of the College of Business (i.e. Accountancy, Finance, Information Systems, International Business, Legal Studies in Business, Management & Human Resources Management, and Marketing), and the department of Economics.
Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for the specified departments, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs.
Work closely with subject librarians and other members of the University community as appropriate.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

How to Apply – Required Documentation

​​An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
Letter of application addressing the Required and Preferred Qualifications
Curriculum Vitae (including current email address)
Names and contact information for three references
A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
A signed SC-1 form,
Three current letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
An official transcript(s) (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin September 3, 2019

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

The person holding this position is 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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged.  All application materials should be sent as a single PDF document to:

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Temporary Business Librarian Search Committee
University Library
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1901

562-985-4047 and/or

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran’s status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian, Pepperdine

The Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian is a key member of the team of librarians and staff who together manage the operations of the graduate campus libraries at Pepperdine University. The Drescher Graduate Campus Librarian works under the direction of the Dean of Libraries and reports to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services and is responsible for carrying out services to support learning, research, and teaching. The Librarian works closely with colleagues on the Malibu campus and with colleagues at Pepperdine graduate campus locations around the Los Angeles area. The Librarian interacts with faculty in the Graduate Business and Public Policy Schools, and participates in the design and delivery of services and programs that promote use of the libraries collections, services and expertise.


Provide research and reference assistance, and other critical services to Library users.

a. Assist patrons in locating information using analog and digital sources.
b. Provide general research and reference assistance.
c. Offer in-depth research and reference support in business and public policy.

Manage the Drescher Campus Library.

a. Supervise library staff and students in daily activities at the library and evaluate their performance.

Actively participate in information literacy/knowledge navigation instruction.

a. Assist in planning, implementing, and evaluating a program of orientation and instruction for students, faculty, and staff at the campus libraries.
b. Instruct patrons in information seeking research skills.
c. Instruct patrons in the use of both print and electronic (local area network, on-line, and Internet) information sources.
d. Create print and electronic instructional materials to support specific classes or subjects.

Create and disseminate pertinent information to users.

a. Review and update LibGuides.
b. Disseminate information about library services to appropriate distribution channels.

Participate in collection development activities.

a. Maintain a reference collection development and maintenance policy statement in business and public policy.
b. Evaluate and recommend materials in business and public policy for collection development.
c. Act as subject specialist liaison with faculty and administrators and communicate with them on a regular basis.

Other projects and duties as assigned, including:

a. Participate in the development, writing and updating of pertinent library documents, such as procedures manuals, database guides and training materials.
b. Plan and execute small exhibitions in the library.
c. Plan and coordinate presentations in the library (e.g., book talks, lectures, etc.).
d. Participate in long and short-term library planning for the Library.
e. Engage in research and publishing according to guidelines set forth in the Librarians’ Handbook.
f. Serve on Library and University committees.
g. Seek out and participate in professional development activities.

Uphold University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: M.L.S or similar degree from an ALA accredited library school; excellent interpersonal and communication skills, well organized, team player, highly motivated, ability to work independently and collaboratively; an appreciation for and understanding of the University’s Christian mission, and a desire to contribute to that mission; command of business databases for research; experience serving in-person and online graduate student populations; experience with ILS, MS Suite, Google Apps

Preferred: Second master’s degree.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with all applicable laws.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.

This is a librarian, exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience