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Scholarly Communications 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, Probationary, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science


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.


Reporting to the Dean of the CSUSB Libraries, the Scholarly Communication (SC) Librarian will act as the library’s leading resource on a range of scholarly communication issues, including open access, copyright and fair use, authors’ rights, data management, and open educational resources. The person in this position will manage CSUSB ScholarWorks, our institutional repository, promote its use on campus, and advocate for the role of the IR in supporting sustainable scholarly communication. In collaboration with library and campus stakeholders, the SC Librarian will support student and faculty author-researchers through education and information about scholarly publishing issues. The SC Librarian will also work with instructors to locate, develop, and use OERs, thus supporting students by reducing course material costs.

In February 2022, CSUSB's work in developing doctoral programs was recognized; it was designated an R2 university. This has helped focus administrative interest on research activities. The SC Librarian is a new position that will help shape the campus' support for research. The successful candidate will be expected to meet retention, promotion, and tenure standards for tenure-track library faculty in three areas: (1) performance of 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 need not be limited to library science. Applicants chosen 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. Although some options for telecommuting are available, this position works primarily on-site.


• Collaborate with instruction and outreach librarians to develop and promote informational resources and educational programs focusing on topics related to scholarly communication.

• Provide outreach, training, and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education and scholarly publishing; and provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas.

• Manage the library’s institutional repository through the Bepress platform. Working with library and campus stakeholders, plan for populating, maintaining, and promoting the institutional repository.

• Work closely with campus groups such as the Office of Student Research, Honors Program, Mellon Mays, and the Faculty Center for Excellence to support student and faculty research. 

• Advise faculty about authors’ rights and open access publishing (with an emphasis on helping junior faculty get started).

• Serve as the library resource person for copyright, fair use, and intellectual property issues. 

• Collaborate with CSUSB’s Affordable Learning Solutions team to lower student course material costs by advancing the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OERs by faculty.

• 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.

• Other duties as assigned.

• 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 or Information Science from an ALA-Accredited program.

• Coursework or experience with trends in the scholarly publication process, including copyright issues.

• Coursework or experience with open access issues and open educational resources.

• Coursework experience with best practices in managing an institutional repository.


• Additional academic degree.

• Experience managing an institutional repository.

• Ability to effectively collaborate and communicate across the full spectrum of university constituents.

• Capacity to thrive in a diverse campus community.

• Potential to meet expectations for retention, promotion, and tenure. Motivated candidates who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply. Please highlight in your application documents all relevant previous experience, education, or training. 


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 12 full-time 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:

Committee Chair

Stacy Magedanz 



Please submit

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter that explains your interest in the position and highlights any relevant education or experience.

3. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts may 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. 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. Nonconfidential letters of recommendation can be uploaded by the applicant during the application process.

6. 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 August 29, 2023 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 experience.

Senior Assistant  12 month     (Range 3) - $6,190 – $13,797

Associate           12 month     (Range 4) - $7,102 – $15,145

Librarian            12 month     (Range 5) - $8,964 – $15,864

CSU Salary Schedule:

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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