Special Collections & Archives Librarian - #22-43

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty)

Department: Collection Access and Management Services

Faculty Hire Number: 22-43

Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian 12-month, tenure-track

Effective Date of Appointment: August 1, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Minimum salary of $69,348 for Senior Assistant Librarian or $79,560 for Associate Librarian, and an excellent benefits package. Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit: http://www.csun.edu

About the College:

For more information about the University Library, see: http://library.csun.edu.  

About the Department:

Visit our website for more information about the CAMS department (https://library.csun.edu/collection-access-management-services) and Special Collections & Archives unit (http://library.csun.edu/sca).


CSUN's University Library is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Special Collections & Archives Librarian to join a collaborative team in the Special Collections & Archives unit. The successful candidate will provide reference services, research assistance, and information literacy instruction for Special Collections & Archives to students, faculty, and the broader scholarly community. They will participate in selection and acquisition of unique and primary materials, cultivate donors, and develop grant proposals to obtain funding for collaborative projects. The selected candidate will develop and implement Special Collections & Archives projects, especially for outreach and improving access to collections. They will promote, publicize, and expand awareness of collections, maintain productive relationships across campus, and create and nurture ties with the community. The successful candidate will serve on department, college, and university committees and participate in shared governance of the library faculty. The Special Collections & Archives Librarian works closely with the Head of Special Collections & Archives and others in the unit.

This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian
Level with attendant expectations for professional competence, service, and scholarly and creative contributions to the field. Some evening and weekend work may be required. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:   

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.  The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

  • Master's degree in information and/or library science with an archives concentration from an ALA-accredited school, or equivalent degree if earned from outside the U.S. or Canada;
  • 2-3 years of experience in a special collections department, archives, or museum;
  • Knowledge or experience of working with donors;
  • Demonstrated experience curating exhibitions;
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to effectively work with faculty, students, archives users, and community members from varied backgrounds, including but not limited to minorities, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and others;
  • Organizational, interpersonal, analytical, written communication, and decision-making skills;
  • Commitment to engage in research and continued professional development worthy of promotion and tenure in the California State University system.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience providing information literacy instruction;
  • Demonstrated experience providing in-person and remote reference/research assistance for archival and rare materials;
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating, selecting, and processing personal papers, organizational records, and other unique print, electronic, and born-digital collections, especially from diverse communities in urban spaces;
  • Knowledge or experience of standards of archival description, bibliographic control, preservation, conservation, archival policies and procedures, digital archives, and security standards to improve access and prolong the life of collections;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment;
  • Knowledge of intellectual property issues related to archives, libraries, and special collections;
  • Ability to provide careful and ethical stewardship for existing gifts and awards;
  • Commitment to a reparative framework in managing, using, and building collections.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin April 1, 2022. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three current professional references. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Working in the State of California is a requirement of employment.  Also, the person holding this position may be 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 as a condition of employment.

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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site: https://www.csun.edu/matadors-forward/faculty-and-staff-fall-guidelines

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Collection Access and Management Services department at 818-677-2261.

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