Assistant Librarian (Teaching and Learning / User Experience Librarian )

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Teaching and Learning / User Experience Librarian

The University Library at California State University San Marcos seeks applicants for a full-time Library lecturer position for a two-year contract. This position will be a split assignment within both the Teaching & Learning (TAL) and Library Technology, Initiatives, and Development (LTID) departments.

As a librarian in TAL (approximately 20 hours per week), this position will provide information literacy instruction to first year experience and general education courses, provide reference/research help at the Library’s Research Help Desk (both in person and virtually), participate in and attend Library faculty meetings. Some instruction and on-call research help hours will be scheduled for evenings and weekends. Other instructional and/or reference/research help duties and projects may be assigned.

As a librarian in LTID (approximately 20 hours a week), this position will also serve as the UX Librarian. In this capacity, this librarian will:

Assess and improve user experience design and accessibility workflows.
Develop content management and training strategies for internal knowledge sharing.
Work with Library departments to develop content management user interfaces and public-facing web application interfaces, including information architecture design.
Provide leadership while serving on the Web and UX committee.
Help develop and implement digital strategy policies and web presence assessment.
Serve as a resource in the implementation of an embedded and holistic content management strategy.
Lead UX assessment initiatives and collaborate with UX specialist in completing UX projects.
Other instructional and/or reference/research help duties and projects may be assigned.

This is full-time benefits eligible position ending on or before June 30, 2020.

Minimum qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent before start date.
Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library. Evidence of competency or experience with instructionally-related technologies.
High level of self-motivation, enthusiasm and flexibility.
Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
Experience with web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies, and usability studies.
Familiarity with iterative design, accessibility standards, and agile environments.
Familiarity with content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, or Omeka.
Familiarity with Discovery systems such as Primo or Summon.
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and stakeholders.
Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Preferred qualifications:

Experience working with first-year college students.
Familiarity with version control usage systems in a development environment.
2-3 years of programming and development experience in a web environment.
Experience with communication, collaboration, and project management tools such as Confluence, JIRA, and Slack.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.

To apply, please submit the following to

A completed faculty application
Curriculum vita
Three current references
Letter of interest
Timeline:  A review of applications will begin September 20, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks.  An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

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 the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.