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Outreach and Engagement Librarian/Senior Assistant Librarian

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: San Bernardino - San Bernardino Campus
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)


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 are seeking a dynamic, creative, and culturally sensitive librarian to lead collaborative efforts in outreach and engagement. The focus of this position will be the development, implementation, and assessment of a variety of outreach and engagement efforts, both in person and online. This includes acting as liaison to campus offices and to student and faculty groups to ensure the library is represented in relevant campus events, programs, and initiatives. An understanding of issues facing culturally diverse, first-generation college students will be crucial to the success of these efforts.

The successful candidate will be expected to meet retention, promotion, and tenure standards for tenure-track library faculty in three areas: (1) professional assignment; (2) research, scholarly, or creative contributions; and (3) university and/or community service. The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors. Librarians are valued as faculty with their own varied research interests which may not be limited to library science.

Applicants selected for in-person interviews will be reimbursed for any travel expenses they incur. Should the successful candidate need to relocate, moving expenses may be reimbursed.


  • Foster library partnerships with a variety of campus groups that support student retention and success, such as Orientation and First Year Experience, and faculty groups that promote teaching and research, such as the Faculty Center for Excellence
  • Coordinate library representation at various orientation events (freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, international students, new faculty)
  • Working closely with the Instruction librarian, help develop and promote peer-led engagement services such as the Library Ambassadors program
  • Working closely with the library’s Special Collections & University Archives, strengthen outreach to the local community, both to increase awareness of our existing local history collections and to help develop new opportunities for preserving content
  • Develop content for library web pages, manage social media accounts, and design other appropriate online or print materials to assist with promotion of library services or resources
  • Collaborate with internal library units to help promote special events or new services, as needed
  • Participate in duties shared among the librarians: Reference services, including research appointments; library instruction sessions; collection development duties within their assigned subject area
  • Engage in activities related to retention, promotion, and tenure
  • Some evening and weekend work may be required. Some attendance at offsite events, or at our satellite campus in Palm Desert, may also be required.    


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Coursework, robust knowledge of, or experience in outreach and engagement activities.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of potential for a successful career in librarianship at an academic library that supports a diverse campus community.


  • Experience with instruction and reference services in a diverse academic setting
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively manage social media and other online promotional tools
  • Familiarity with outcomes assessment in higher education


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 as a condition of employment.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with CSUSB. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: CSUSB cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that CSUSB has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to CSUSB or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, CSUSB is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.


The John M. Pfau Library is the main library for the San Bernardino campus. Because we’re a commuter campus, the library is usually buzzing with activity in the daytime, but quiet on evenings and weekends. The Helene A. Hixon Information Resource Center is a one-room library at the Palm Desert Campus, about an hour and a half away from the San Bernardino campus. Currently we have 9 library faculty and 22 staff; 1 librarian and 1 staff member work full time at PDC. The best thing about working here is the friendly and collegial group you would be joining.  CSU employees are unionized; separate unions advocate for the interests of faculty and staff. To find out more about us, please visit our website:

For questions about the position or application process, please contact:

Recruitment Chair

Stacy Magedanz

(909) 537-5103



Please submit:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).
  4. Reference List - names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) referees whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.

Formal review of applications will begin March 14, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply by using this CSU Recruit hyperlink at:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) 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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:


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