Discovery & Systems Librarian

San Francisco, CA
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Created: February 10, 2023


San Francisco State University, J. Paul Leonard Library offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Discovery & Systems Librarian position at the rank of Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian beginning July 2023. We seek a colleague who will provide vision and project leadership critical for the technical infrastructure that delivers information resources to students and faculty via the Library’s discovery system and website. They will share responsibility for running local and remote systems including those supported and developed by the California State University (CSU) Library consortium, as well as coordinating workflows associated with third-party software that is crucial to resource discovery, research support, and student success. They will liaise with other library faculty and staff to provide improved systems support and implement user experience best practices to enhance discovery of and access to library collections and services. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment to prioritizing access to a diverse user population, especially for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and first-generation students.


Application Procedure

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please begin the application process and upload the following materials to


1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. An equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement of no more than 500 words that addresses your past contributions and/or future plans for contributing to equity and inclusion in a diverse academic environment, whether through your primary assignment, research and scholarship, or service. Framing this statement in relation to your understanding of barriers that exist for historically under-represented individuals in higher education and librarianship is encouraged.

4. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request.


Please direct all questions about the position to: Elizabeth Detrich, Library Personnel Coordinator, at


While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.


Application review begins April 1, 2023 and continues until filled.



Published: Saturday, February 11, 2023 00:08 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, February 11, 2023 00:08 UTC