Access Services Librarian, California State University San Bernardino

By August 12, 2021

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students and graduates about 5,000 students annually. As a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire, and the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs and 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success. We invite applications from a diverse group of qualified, service oriented, innovative, and collaborative applicants to serve as the Access Services Librarian (ASL) on the San Bernardino campus, with oversight of access services at the Palm Desert campus (PDC).

Job Responsibilities

  • In this highly visible position, you will be assisting library users and monitoring multiple library functions. Expect to work closely with people, technology, and a variety of media formats.
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Circulation, Course Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan departments at the Pfau Library and the corresponding services at the PDC. The latter will require regular consultation and interaction with the PDC librarian.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate full-time, unionized employees in your unit.
  • Coordinate with the Head of Library Technology and Media Services regarding circulation of digital devices, including the circulation component of the Library Multimedia Center.
  • Oversee scheduling and coverage of the access services as detailed above, and keep the dean informed about any issues.
  • Connect with relevant campus units regarding departmental services, policies, and employment.
  • The ASL reports to the Dean of the Library and consults with the Librarians’ Council and the dean on all matters affecting access services and policies.
  • Librarians at CSUSB contribute to reference service, instruction, collection development, and liaison duties based on their knowledge and experience.

As a tenure-track faculty librarian, you will also work to meet tenure standards in three areas: Professional Assignment; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests depending on academic background.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Evidence of potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic or research library.
  • Ability to deliver and prioritize excellent customer service.
  • A minimum of 3 years of supervisory and training experience in a library setting.
  • Familiarity with integrated library management systems, ILL functions, basic copyright law, and policies and procedures related to   access services.
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise good judgment.
  • Adaptability and flexibility.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to function both as a team member and a team leader.
  • Proficiency with computers and electronic access technologies.
  • 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.

Please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), and a reference list with names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. Confidential letters of recommendation may be solicited from those listed as references on the application if the applicant is moved forward in the recruitment process. Non-confidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process. Also submit 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 1,000 words). Formal review of applications will begin September 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The appointment rank is Senior Assistant Librarian with a salary range of $69,348–$85,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information regarding the position, please contact Recruitment Chair Dr. Risa Lumley at or (909) 537-8112.