Systems Librarian (tenure track)

Created: May 18, 2020


The Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California, seeks an analytic, creative, and highly collaborative professional to join us in the new tenure-track faculty position of Systems Librarian. The successful candidate for this position will be innovative, collegial, and user-focused, combining strong technical expertise and collaboration skills to provide optimal stewardship of Kennedy Library’s library systems, applications, and platforms.    

Core responsibilities include strategic assessment, enhancement, and implementation of library technologies; identifying required actions for a slate of vital library systems andplatforms, mapping viable timelines and stewarding effective collaboration to ensure optimal operation of those systems and platforms; close collaboration with library faculty and staff directly engaged with students and disciplinary faculty who use library technologies; and providing leadership in collaboration with library, campus, and CSU partners to operationalize and implement new technologies. 

The successful candidate will be curious, technically adept, and highly collaborative, with the ability to explore, propose, and steward the implementation of emerging and relevant technologies.  The successful candidate will proactively integrate considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technological delivery of library services and resources. Equipped with outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, the successful candidate in this faculty position will communicate effectively and productively with a diverse range of stakeholders and make scholarly contributions to the profession.   

This tenure-track, faculty position is available at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

For a complete job description, application instructions, and more information about the Kennedy Library, please see: 

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2020. To apply through the Cal Poly Jobs web site, please go to: 

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.   


Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 20:41 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 20:41 UTC