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Senior Assistant Tenure-Track Librarian for Equity and Outreach

Apply now Job no: 509956
Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Chico
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system, which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 15,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Position: Senior Assistant Tenure-Track Librarian for Equity and Outreach

Position Starts: Summer 2022

College: Meriam Library 

Department/School: Meriam Library 

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Initial Review Date: 02/23/22; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address teaching to diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

Position Summary:

The Meriam Library is seeking an Equity & Outreach Librarian to make a significant contribution to the library and to the teaching and learning environment at CSU, Chico. We are looking for an energetic, forward‐thinking colleague interested in developing and implementing programs and initiatives aimed to improve undergraduate student success at the university, with a particular focus on first- and second-year students. Strong interpersonal skills are essential; the successful candidate will be a strong advocate for historically underserved student populations.

Working independently and collaboratively with colleagues, the Equity & Outreach Librarian will work directly with student groups and will seek out, and build relationships, with student success programs across campus, especially those supporting traditionally underserved populations. These programs include, but are not limited to, the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center (CCLC), the Gender and Sexual Equity Center (GSEC), the Student Transition and Retention Center (STAR), the Adelante Program, and the Office of Tribal Relations. They will work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues in the Meriam Library to improve student engagement with library resources and programming.

This position will develop and coordinate library initiatives aimed at improving student academic success and will collaborate with other campus, academic and student services units. Additional areas of assignment will include reference service, collection development, and subject-area liaison duties.

Contributions in professional development, research, and university service are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum education requirement for appointment to this position is a terminal degree in Library/Information Science. Candidates nearing completion of the terminal degree may be considered; however, all requirements for conferral of the degree must be met by time of hire.

  • ALA accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science.
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Justice and interest in working with diverse student populations, including first generation, non-traditional, and historically underserved students.
  • Exceptional spoken, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and analytically and to work effectively in a collegial, collaborative, service-focused environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching in an academic library or other educational setting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary educational technologies.
  • Familiarity with applying learner-centered pedagogy in information literacy instruction.
  • Evidence of interest in, or contribution to, professional research activities.
  • Bilingual candidates will be given preference.


  • Pursues outreach efforts to engage the students and academic community.
  • Works with student success organizations and other campus units to align the library’s student outreach efforts with the Library and University Strategic Goals to support an inclusive, equitable, and a diverse campus learning environment.
  • Maintains an awareness of best practices in information literacy and library instruction.
  • Works with library administration to promote library resources and services to the University and community.
  • Works to meet faculty research and service requirements to attain tenure.
  • Participates in library governance and supports the strategic goals of the Library and the University.

The Department:

The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the Master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The Library is a unit of Academic Affairs. In accordance with the CSU salary schedule, the monthly salary for a 12-month Senior Assistant Librarian begins at $5,779.00; salary is flexible based on education and experience. Further information about the Meriam Library is available at

Job-related questions should be directed to:

George Thompson, Search Committee Chair
Meriam Library, CSU Chico, Chico 95929-0295, phone: 530.898.6603

Mandatory Vaccinations:

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or have received a medical or religious exemption. Selected candidates should be prepared to comply with this requirement.

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

All work must be performed within the State of California.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capital, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that California State University, Chico stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land and the waters that run through campus.

California State University, Chico is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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