Library and Information Access

Open Positions

Full-Time or Part-Time Positions

Library and Information Access maintains an open pool of applications for temporary library faculty positions. Temporary appointments may be full-or part-time. We accept applications on an ongoing basis in all areas with principal responsibilities usually involving reference service or cataloging. Needs may also include collection development and/or library instruction. Librarians wishing to be included in the pool for current or future needs are invited to submit a resume together with a cover letter outlining their interest. The pool is generally updated every six months and applications may be renewed.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent. Academic library experience preferred but not required. Reference experience and familiarity with reference tools in business sciences social sciences or humanities desirable; ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services desirable.

Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full time salary range is $46,524 — $55,944 per year.

Send letter of application resume and names postal and E-mail address of at least three references to:

Mark Lester
Director Administrative Operations and Communication
San Diego State University Library
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Phone: 619-594-6724
E-mail: mlester@sdsu.edu

Dean Library and information Access — VPAA 2009/10-08

San Diego State University is seeking a dynamic and energetic leader to serve as Dean of the Library and Information Access in support of a rapidly advancing research university. The successful candidate, in addition to understanding the fundamental role of the library, will possess the visionary capacity to identify and develop information technologies and integrate those technologies with traditional library collections and services. The Dean of Library and Information Access will provide the overall management for the Library’s resources, programs and services. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to provide strong, supportive leadership of Library staff and a demonstrated success working effectively with faculty and administrators outside the Library. The Dean must also provide the necessary leadership for significant Library fund raising and overall advancement as part of the university’s comprehensive campaign.

San Diego State University is the oldest and largest university in the region. SDSU serves over 33,000 students, offering baccalaureate degrees in 85 areas, the master’s in 75, and the doctorate in 16. The Carnegie Foundation classifies SDSU as a “doctoral-granting research university with high research activity” and Academic Analytics has named SDSU as the nation’s top small research university for the past two years. For additional information about the university, see San Diego State University.

The Library has a collection of over one million volumes, provides access to numerous electronic resources and offers a variety of user-focused services including over 100 public workstations, electronic classrooms and a state-of-the-art Media Center. The Library also provides a broad range of academic computing services. For additional information, see Library and Information Access.

Qualifications: An ALA-accredited master’s degree. Experience with increased administrative responsibility in an academic or research library. Knowledge of information technologies as well as demonstrated experience successfully integrating those technologies within the library context. Demonstrated, successful fund raising experience. Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, academic deans, university administration and other library deans. Appreciation of diversity and ability to work effectively in a multicultural campus and community setting. A record of professional and scholarly activities.

Applications / Nominations: Nominations are sought and welcome. Candidates may apply directly by sending a letter of application including a description of their experiences and strengths as they relate to the position announcement. Applications must also include a current curriculum vita and at least five references. References will be contacted only with permission of the candidate. Applications received by March 12, 2010, are guaranteed to receive full consideration, although the application review will continue until the position is filled. Please send all communications to:

Julie-Ann Kelso
Office of the Provost, Dean of Library and Information Access Search Committee
San Diego State University Library
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-8010
Phone: 619-594-6724
E-mail: jakelso@sdsu.edu

SDSU is an 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,