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Equitable Learning Experiences and Environments Librarian

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Education/Library Science


THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), one of the 23 California State Universities, is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley.  It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 12,500 students and 900 faculty, the University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. Cal State East Bay has three campus locations: the main 342 acre campus in the Hayward hills, the Concord campus, and the downtown Oakland campus.

Cal State East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences. Cal State East Bay is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) as well as an Asian American & Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) which serves a richly diverse, multicultural population of students drawn largely from regional community colleges and high schools. The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, many of who may be first-generation college students and/or working students.

For more information on Cal State East Bay, please visit: or

THE DEPARTMENT: The University Libraries consist of the main Hayward campus library in the new CORE building, a smaller Concord campus library, and a robust online presence. The Libraries provide an evidence-based Information Studies Program that supports students’ development of a critical consciousness about the information universe. Our program is based on the belief that the Library serves our academic community in formal and informal ways, supporting learning in specific academic disciplines and support for lifelong learning. We embrace our role in student success via instructional efforts such as our department’s credit courses, course-integrated instruction in other departments, standalone workshops, and one-on-one consultations on and off the Reference Desk. We work collegially with students and faculty to meet not only their information needs, but also to foster a culture of critical information literacy: one that values being conscious of how knowledge is created, best practices for research, the social and political implications of information access and use, and the importance of active participation in the scholarly conversation.
Quick Library Facts:
● Library Staffing: approximately 13 full-time equivalent faculty members, 17 staff members, and many student assistants.
● Collections: The library holds print and online collections focused on meeting students' needs and we have robust open initiatives and programs.
● Budget: The annual library budget is about $3.5 million.
● Building: The new CORE library building was built to comply with the LEED gold standard requirements.
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Equitable Learning Experiences and Environments Librarian will focus on facilitating students’ experience with the Library’s online and physical offerings to support student success and belonging, including first year students, new transfer students, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities at Cal State East Bay.
Equitable Learning Experiences and Environments Librarian will support students to establish strong awareness of and engagement with the library and its services to help ensure their retention and success. The faculty in this role will focus on reimagining user experience in the design and provision of equitable online and face-to-face environments that enhance belongingness and student success at Cal State East Bay, fostering connections to peers, community, and institutional resources that will contribute to academic and social success. In
collaboration with library colleagues, the faculty in this role will leverage and expand existing partnerships with programs and departments directly related to student success and student retention on campus, such as student affinity groups (such as the forthcoming Black Student Success Center, a Latinx Student Success Center, an API Student Success Center, and an Undocumented Student Resource Center), student support programs, (such as EOP, EXCEL, Summer Bridge, Renaissance Scholars, DISC, Project Rebound) and other targeted onboarding programs (such as GANAS, Sankofa Scholars, APASS, INSPIRE). In addition, this position will
be expected to meet all requirements for tenure-track faculty, including instruction, research, and service, with assigned liaison duties.
The job applicant should address the following required and desired qualifications in their cover letter. Applicants are encouraged to draw upon a wide range of experiences, including but not limited to coursework, internships, externships, and community or volunteer work.
Equitable Learning Experiences and Environments Librarian will create new opportunities for the library to:
● focus on user experience in the design and provision of equitable online and face-to-face environments that foster belongingness and student success, including first year students, new transfer students, first generation college students, and students from underserved
● re-imagine user experience from a future-oriented perspective, centered around student and community needs, interests, and demands beyond technological applications;
● coordinate with and support Library Faculty and Student Ambassadors in the design of equity-informed welcoming library environments and initiatives;
● coordinate with Library Faculty to articulate the relationship between library environments and student belonging and success, and to design effective assessment strategies to measure impact;
● establish strong student awareness and belonging within Library environments both online and in-person in order to help reduce the opportunity gaps and time to graduation;
● explore and implement established and emerging strategies (such as digital humanities initiatives) that center student and communities voices and lived experience in online and on-ground environments;
● further build relationships between the Libraries and other academic units, student services, and student leadership units across our campus;
Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. The policy and expectation of the California State University is that tenure-track faculty members will perform their duties within the state of California. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.
RANK AND SALARY: Senior Assistant Librarian Rank. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization. 

The salary schedule information for the Librarian – 12 Month Classification is available based on the following ranges:

Librarian – 12 Month (Range 2) - $5,168 – $6,946

Librarian – 12 Month (Range 3) - $6,190 – $13,797

Librarian – 12 Month (Range 4) - $7,102 – $15,145

Librarian – 12 Month (Range 5) - $8,964 – $15,864

The anticipated hiring range is generally at or near the minimum of the appropriate range, commensurate with education and experience.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Mid-August, 2023 (start date is flexible). 
● MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by start date;
● demonstrated experience working or collaborating with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals and communities;
● demonstrated interest or experience in facilitating belonging and success in educational or community environments;
● demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to plan, design, and implement innovative online or on-ground projects or services;
● demonstrated interest or experience in serving a highly diverse, urban population.
● interest or experience in advocating for students;
● awareness of issues related to accessibility of resources and services;
● interest or experience with equity issues in education;
● interest or experience in emerging technologies and/or digital humanities;
● interest or experience in research or scholarship.
Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Positions remain open until filled. Interviews are anticipated to occur via Zoom shortly afterwards.
Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume, and email information for three people who will be asked to provide confidential Letters of Recommendation.  All application materials and letters will be submitted via PageUp (see “Apply Now”).
Applicants are required to submit a 1-2 page diversity statement addressing both of the below prompts:
1) Please talk about how your lived experiences influence your work with BIPOC students and/or communities. Please use specific examples.
2) How can librarianship better incorporate anti-racist pedagogies and practices?

Below are guidelines/examples of evidence that demonstrates a commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in Higher Education, taken from San Diego State University’s Building for Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria document:

  • Mentoring or advising of individual students from underrepresented populations
  • Advising relevant student clubs or organizations
  • Meaningful involvement with professional organizations or campus committees that advance underrepresented populations
  • Serving on the board of a non-profit organization focused on serving underrepresented populations
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of effective mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented populations
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of own experience as member of underrepresented group or different cultural group
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods
  • Recognition for good teaching at prior institution with diverse student population
  • Participation in workshops or other training on inclusive pedagogy
  • Research addresses or incorporates underrepresented populations and communities
  • Mentoring or advising of students or faculty from underrepresented groups
  • Narrative discussion or other evidence of inclusive pedagogical methods that support artistic or scholarly success
  • Research requires engagement with subjects from underrepresented communities
  • Meaningful engagement in collaborative projects with partners from other cultures
  • Research requires engagement with subjects from other cultures
  • Has a body of research that specifically addresses diversity and equity within the candidate’s area of focus
Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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