The Robert E. Kennedy Library at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA, seeks an energetic, creative, collaborative, user-focused professional to join us in a new tenure-track faculty position as Outreach and Instruction Librarian. We are looking for someone with synergistic passions for advancing the mission of the library, engaging directly with students, and collaborating with a variety of partners to create dynamic and effective outreach programming.
Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Outreach and Instructional Librarian will develop strategies, partnerships and initiatives to enhance student knowledge of library research and information literacy skills in order to increase student success. This new position participates in the library-wide programming efforts, both instructional and co-curricular, to support the development of competencies and literacies that are the underpinning of a successful comprehensive polytechnic education. By participating in the library's program of instructional outreach and services delivered in both physical and online learning environments, this position supports the library's mission of promoting open and informed inquiry and fostering collaboration and innovation. By working closely with college librarians, Academic Services specialists, and the library's communications group and student graphic designers, this position collaborates in the development of online learning modules, tutorials, and outreach collateral to broaden the reach of library instruction beyond the physical classroom.
Outreach activities for this position include, but are not limited to: responsibility for vision, implementation, and assessment of university-wide library outreach programs; coordinating university-wide library outreach efforts; promoting and stewarding a consistent outreach campaign across various media; acting as a liaison to other campus units and programs that support various student populations; coordinating and developing workshops and outreach events that support specialized library services and programs such as Open Educational Resources or Graduate Studies /Thesis Research Support.
Instructional activities for this position include, but are not limited to: participating in Kennedy Library's robust instructional program by accepting teaching assignments, designing lessons, and teaching sessions; facilitating library workshops in the Foundational Experiences Program as a part of the team of librarians and peer learning assistants (LibRATs) led by the Foundational Experiences librarian; and participating both in person and via online chat in the provision of reference services to students, faculty, staff and the wider Cal Poly community.
The professional growth and scholarly development activities of this tenure-track position include, but are not limited to, research and publication; presentations; and active participation in professional programs and organizations. Service expectations for this tenure-track position include, but are not limited to: serving on library committees; representing the library on University, CSU system and other professional committees.
The successful candidate for this position will be creative and flexible, adept at working effectively both independently and collaboratively, and capable of building relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Passion for student success, organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well across diverse audiences are essential. The successful candidate will also have a strong dedication to working with campus programs supporting underrepresented, first generation, transfer, military veteran and LGBTQ students.
To apply, please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete a required online faculty application and apply to requisition #104617. Attach a cover letter, a current resume and copies of transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your application. For full consideration, please apply by the review begin date of November 27, 2017. Applications received after that date may be considered until an acceptable candidate is secured. For additional information contact: the search committee chair, Brett Bodemer (805) 756-2203. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. EEO
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
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.
MLS from an ALA accredited program or comparable experience with relevant advanced degree;
Three or more years of relevant experience;
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Familiarity with issues and trends in outreach, information literacy, and working with faculty and students;
Ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm for advancing the library's mission to support student success.