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FR-23/24 Agriculture Sciences and Technology Senior Assistant Librarian

California State University - Fresno
United States, California, Fresno
Apr 17, 2024

FR-23/24 Agriculture Sciences and Technology Senior Assistant Librarian

Job No: 530761
Work Type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science

California State University, Fresno
Fresno Stae Library

Agriculture Sciences and Technology Librarian
Senior Assistant Librarian, 12 month
Tenure Track
Fall 2024 (August 2024)

The Fresno State Library seeks an innovative, flexible, and public service-oriented individual to join our faculty in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. This full-time, tenure-track librarian will serve as a generalist with a preference for a subject librarian for the departments in the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, including management of the Viticulture & Enology Library. The position will provide an excellent opportunity for professional growth and for those interested in collaborating to develop services to meet the needs of a diverse campus community.

Primary responsibilities include: collaborating with colleagues in developing and providing a broad range of services and activities to designated departments; teaching information literacy concepts to undergraduates and graduate students; designing and creating outreach and instructional materials; providing in-person and online research assistance in a range of disciplines; participating in collection management; and promoting knowledge of scholarly communication, open access, and Fresno State's digital repository.

Librarians are active participants in the shared governance of the library and in the academic life of the campus. The successful candidates will be members of the library faculty and will be expected to meet all of the requirements for retention, tenure, and promotion, including scholarship and service to the campus and the community. Tenure-track librarians receive an official probationary plan, mentoring, and professional development funding. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.

Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):

An MLS from an ALA accredited library school/institution (or equivalent) is required by the time of appointment. The anticipated start date is Summer/Fall 2024.

Required Experience:
  1. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with instruction, information literacy, and student learning outcomes.
  2. Documentation of strong public service orientation and knowledge of or experience with reference service and research consultation.
  3. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience with trends in librarianship and scholarly communication.

Preferred Experience :
  1. Experience working in an academic library environment.
  2. Experience with and/or knowledge of design and delivery of instruction using a range of modalities, approaches, and technologies.
  3. Proficiency in multiple modes of reference service and research consultation.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a complex, changing environment.
  5. Subject knowledge or experience in Animal Science, Plant Science, Food Science and Nutrition, Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Industrial Technology, and/or Viticulture & Enology
  6. Experience managing a specialized satellite library or collection.
  7. Experience with outreach programs and services.
  8. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by September 21; review of applications may continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes on March 31, 2024. Note: All positions at Fresno State are subject to funding availability.

Apply online at:

Application Review Date: September 21, 2023

Attach the following:
  1. Cover letter that specifically addresses the required experience and preferred qualifications.
  2. Current curriculum vitae.
  3. Contact information for three professional references.
  4. Statement describing your past and planned contributions towards promoting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:
  1. Official transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation (dated within 12 months of full consideration date)

Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair: Matthew Doyle
Fresno State Library

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 36 th in the nation by ; ranked 3 rd by in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41 st in the nation in . The campus is classified as an R2 " Doctoral Universities - High research activities" university per the

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: . We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience the anticipated hiring range is $7,000-$7,200 per month for Senior Assistant Librarian, 12 month. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: .

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

COVID19 Vaccination Policy

Per the , it is strongly recommended that all employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

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