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Temporary Librarian Pool

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 91 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

The SDSU Library and Information Access maintains an open "pool" of applications. This applicant pool is reviewed, on an as-needed basis, for candidates whose qualifications most closely meet the needed requirements. Temporary appointments may be either full or part-time.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide multidisciplinary research assistance, both online and in-person at the Research Services Desk
  • Cataloging
  • Collection development
  • Library instruction
  • Subject Liaison
Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree: degree must be awarded at the time of application.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic Library experience
Desired Qualifications:
  • Reference Experience
  • Familiarity with reference tools in sciences, social sciences, or humanities
  • Ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services
  • Cataloging experience with particular language or subject expertise

Librarians wishing to be included in the "pool" are invited to send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; names, postal and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and a brief statement about your commitment to fostering diversity to:

Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Applications may be submitted by email. Send to pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu.

Applications will be kept active for six months. Candidates who wish to remain in the active temporary pool may submit updated documents at the end of the six-month period.

Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full-time salary range is $52,716 - $70,872 per year.

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.

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.

San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Staff Positions

Evening Circulation/Course Reserves Lead (LSS II), Job ID# 6345

This position leads Circulation/Course Reserves operations on Sundays for an 8-hour shift between noon and 11 pm and Mondays – Thursdays for an 8-hour shift between 2 pm and 11 pm during the academic semester. Hours will change during summer and between academic sessions. The activities that the incumbent leads during these hours include providing public service to library users, leading the work of student assistants, resolving public service and policy issues, searching for items not found by patrons in the collections, retrieving items requested from Compact Shelving, answering informational and basic reference questions, providing backup support to the Course Reserves Coordinator, guiding student assistants at other library public service desks during evening hours due to the absence of other staff, providing break/dinner relief as needed for student assistants at public desks, coordinating night shift and Sunday public security issues, reporting and addressing facility concerns, and assisting patrons in the Research Services area when the Research Services desk closes. Additionally, this person will provide some technical support for library equipment: cameras, laptops, cables and other items as they are added to the collection. 

Select the following link for a complete position description and information on how to apply:  Evening Circulation/Course Reserves Lead 

Select the following link for a complete listing of SDSU Employment Opportunities

Student Positions

Library Student Assistant: Fall 2017

*Please note that although all SDSU students are welcome to apply for positions in the library, many Library positions do require FWS eligibility.

To apply, download the application and save it in the following format: Lastname_firstname_Fall2017. Applications for student assistant employment for the Fall will be accepted from July 1, 2017 through September 11, 2017.

Do not fill out the form in the browser.  Changes to the application will not be saved and your application will be blank.

Email your application to libadmin@mail.sdsu.edu . You may submit a resume and cover letter as well: Please format the name of your files accordingly as lastname_firstname_resume and lastname_firstname_coverletter.

The majority of vacancies occur during the first month of the semester; however, student assistants are hired throughout the semester as vacancies occur. It is important, therefore, that your application contain current information, particularly your telephone number and e-mail address. If you have a change of address, phone number, or class schedule, please revise your application and email it to libadmin@mail.sdsu.edu indicating that you have revised your application. Applications are kept on file for one semester only.