Business & Data Librarian

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Created: January 19, 2013


Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian

Salary: Minimum salary of $57,084 for Senior Assistant or $65,628 for Associate Librarian, and an excellent benefits package.  Salary and rank are dependent on
qualifications and experience. This is a 12-month tenure-track position.

Qualifications: Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or its equivalent degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada; Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, and colleagues; Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills; Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving academic library environment; Ability and commitment to working with a diverse campus community; Capability and commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure in the California State University system.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree in business or statistics or experience in a business/corporate library; Experience using social science data sources and government document publications; Commitment to the instructional mission of the academic library; Previous teaching experience in library research methods or other relevant subject areas; Experience in providing reference service, library and information literacy instruction, and training in an academic library setting; Knowledge of various forms of technology, including software such as SPSS; Experience in developing digital learning objects to further embedded librarian instructional efforts as well as the marketing and outreach of library services and collections; familiarity with Learning Management Systems (such as Moodle); familiarity with Data Management Planning and related tools (i.e. UC3's DMPTool); a basic knowledge of DSpace, Digital Commons or any other online digital institutional repository and their impact upon scholarly communication.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

Responsibilities:  The Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge seeks a service-oriented, enthusiastic and energetic individual to provide research assistance, library instruction, scholarly communications and outreach in a comprehensive university environment.  This librarian will primarily serve as liaison to the AACSB-accredited and highly ranked College of Business and Economics.  Major responsibilities will include: General and subject-specific research assistance in the social sciences with particular emphasis in business, economics, and statistical data sources; Liaison responsibilities for providing outreach to students and faculty in the College of Business and Economics; Participation in and development of specialized information literacy instruction for the College of Business and Economics; Participation in the library's general instruction program for undergraduates and graduate students; Engagement in collection development and information resources management for business, economics, and statistical data sources; Participation (in collaboration with other faculty) in digital and scholarly communication projects; Management of data sets including: Providing research support in retrieving statistical data and quantitative/qualitative data sets; Serving as library liaison for advising on the acquisition of data sets for campus use and working in tandem with the Digital Services Librarian to support campus-wide digital library initiatives for statistical data repository development and Data Management Planning.

This is a 12-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian level with attendant expectations for professional competence, service and scholarship.  Some evening and weekend work is required.

Application Deadline:  Applicants should submit a letter of application, vitae and three current  letters of recommendation. Position is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 25, 2013.

Inquiries and nominations should be addressed to:
Ms. Lynn Lampert, Chair/Reference & Instructional Services Department
Oviatt Library
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8327

General Information:

California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23 campuses of The California State University system, is located twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb with a multi-cultural population of over one million people. The University enrolls approximately 36,911 students (29,670 FTEs) from diverse backgrounds, served by 4,000 faculty. Nine Colleges offer baccalaureate degrees in 69 degree programs, master’s degrees in 58 graduate degree programs, 2 doctorate graduate program and 55 teaching credentials in the field of education, and various opportunities in extended learning and other special programs. For more information about the University, check our website:

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Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677- 2077. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.


Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013 05:29 UTC

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