Outreach Librarian (2 vacancies), Georgia State

Georgia State University, ranked in 2018 as the #2 Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World Report, has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the success of students from all backgrounds.

The University Library is hiring two (2) forward-thinking and collegial outreach librarians to support key areas of research, teaching, and learning from across the University, with particular focus on:

      • Psychology
      • Neuroscience
      • Global Studies
      • Gerontology
      • Public Health
      • Other disciplines as defined by need and interest

Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to outreach services or to supporting the needs of specific disciplines. Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Outreach Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at GSU have a strong commitment to student
learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the wide variety of colleges and programs.

We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college and career. These positions serve as members of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), hold faculty rank, and are expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the University Library’s faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional development opportunities to its employees


Reference, Instruction, & Outreach Fellow; CSU Dominguez Hills

California State University Dominguez Hills is seeking enthusiastic and collaborative professionals to actively participate in our Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS). Here are some quick answers to questions you might have about the position:

What is the official description for the job?

As a RIOS Fellow, you will be responsible for providing high-quality research assistance, serving as a liaison to assigned academic departments, teaching information literacy sessions, creating online learning objects, and participating in outreach activities. You will also have the opportunity to explore a variety of public and support service areas in the library, as well as develop, propose, and lead a project based on your interests.

Shorter version: Team up with us in reference and instruction to help our students succeed!

Why is working for the CSU so awesome?

Glad you asked! The California State University system is the nation’s largest and most ​​affordable public four-year university system. We are the people’s university, so every day you get to make a difference, work in a diverse and inclusive environment, and foster intellectual growth. Plus, we have a strong faculty union, exemplary leadership, a faculty committed to social justice, and motivated students.

Is this position just working the reference desk?

Nope! Providing research services alongside our student research assistants is an important part of what we do, but it’s not everything. In addition to chat reference and in-person consultations you’ll also have the opportunity to serve as a liaison to assigned academic departments; edit and create library research guides; contribute to collection development related projects; teach information literacy sessions; and participate in the development of videos, tutorials, and other outreach and instructional materials. We typically work as teams and small groups on various projects as they arise throughout the year.

Where is Dominguez Hills? I’ve never heard of it…

The land we’re on is named for the family of Juan Jose Dominguez, a Spanish soldier who received a grant of 75,000 acres for grazing cattle from the governor of the Spanish province of California in 1784. Prior to the Dominguez family, the first inhabitants of this land were the Gabrielino Indians. Today we call this place Carson, California, which is in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County. Still not ringing any bells? We’re not far from Long Beach. If you want to nerd out on our history, check it out here: http://www.csudh.edu/campus-history/ . If you prefer sports to history, you may be interested to note that the Dignity Health Sports Park, home to the LA Galaxy and temporarily the LA Chargers, is right next door.

I’m new to academic librarianship. Should I still apply?

Definitely! We welcome people from all backgrounds and levels of experience as long as they are committed to ensuring that the university and the library are welcoming and safe spaces where all can thrive, create, work, and learn. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career librarian who is interested in developing their skills across a variety of functional areas. Even if you haven’t worked in an academic library before, if you are collegial, enthusiastic, and as committed to public service as we are, you may well be a good fit!

Fine Print:

For more information and to apply, please visit  https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/ and find position #3510 “Temporary full-time Assistant Librarian” under job opportunities. The pool is designated as part-time, however, we are seeking full-time positions from this pool.

Teaching & Outreach Librarian, Claremont Colleges

The Teaching & Outreach Librarian focuses on supporting the library’s successful First Year Information Literacy Program and the Common Core Curriculum of the five distinguished undergraduate liberal arts colleges within The Claremont Colleges. This position provides research, teaching, and learning support for first-year, second-year, and transfer students, and is heavily involved in outreach and orientation efforts aimed at the undergraduate campuses. This position will also work closely with Subject Librarians who focus on supporting the research, teaching, and learning needs of upper level undergraduate and graduate students. The incumbent will teach introductory course-integrated information literacy sessions (including teaching digital and scholarly communication literacies); provide general and subject specific research consultations; and conduct general outreach to students and faculty at the five undergraduate colleges. The Teaching & Outreach Librarian will participate on various library, college, and intercollegiate committees. This position reports to the Undergraduate Engagement Team Leader, in the Research, Teaching, and Learning Services division.

Online Learning Librarian, Sonoma State

The Sonoma State University Library is seeking an Online Learning librarian to join our team! This new, 12-month tenure-track position will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs that support the Library in reference, instruction, and outreach, as well as University goals for student success.

This position provides opportunities for a librarian to work collaboratively with units in the Library and on campus to build, position, and assess digital learning and assume academic departmental liaison responsibilities that include collection development, information literacy instruction and outreach, and working with fellow faculty to advance the Library’s strategic priorities and engage the Library in the life of the University.

Early career, historically underrepresented and minoritized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

For additional information and to apply, please visit Sonoma State’s website http://web.sonoma.edu/jobs/, and search for the job posting 104751

Review of applications starts January 11, 2019. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019.

Sonoma State is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Education & Outreach Librarian – NNLM PSR / UCLA

Department: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Rank and Salary: Assistant Librarian – Associate Librarian ($49,165 –$77,371)
Position Availability: Immediately
Application deadline for first consideration: November 20, 2018

Position Duration: This is a grant funded 2-year temporary position.

Position Duties
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Education and Outreach Librarian coordinates all aspects of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) training and exhibit programs. The Education and Outreach Librarian is one member of a team of three outreach librarians.

Specific duties include:
• Develops and maintains instructional and informational education materials and provides training to librarians, health care professionals, partner organizations and other regional constituents.
• Utilizes distance education software to provide training to health care professionals and librarians, including webinars and online courses.
• Collaborates with other NNLM Coordinators and Librarians in planning, implementation and budgeting for educational needs of health care professionals, consumers, and library staff in the region.
• Selects, plans and manages the NNLM PSR exhibit program for regional and national exhibits of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources and services.
• Oversees evaluation of outreach activities and serves as liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
• Maintains and monitors adequate records of training activities through the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports System.
• Exhibits at regional and local conferences and meetings reaching NNLM PSR target populations, and submits presentation proposals aimed at providing education about NLM and NIH resources.
• Contributes information via the NNLM PSR blogs, social media, and website to promote current awareness in NLM, NIH, and NNLM information resources and tools.
• Assists as needed with other NNLM PSR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.

Required Qualifications
• ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience).
• Experience in planning and delivering educational services in various formats, including course management systems.
• Strong organizational and information technology skills.
• Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs, and working knowledge of NLM resources, such as PubMed.
• Ability to be flexible, work independently, and demonstrate initiative.
• Strong communication and teaching skills and demonstrated experience creating instructional materials and teaching adults.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment and on projects in various settings.
• Willingness to travel throughout the Pacific Southwest Region.

Desired qualifications
• Knowledge of the funding proposal development process and outcomes-based evaluation.
• Experience with health information outreach for health professionals.
• Knowledge of the Medical Library Association’s continuing education and accreditation process.
• Experience with disaster preparedness resources.
• Knowledge and/or experience with big data and data management support.