Library and Librarian (494775)

  • San Luis Obispo
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Library Services

Job Description

Description:
The Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is recruiting a creative, collaborative, and user-focused librarian for the tenure-track faculty position of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian rank). We are seeking someone who embraces the learn-by-doing culture of our institution; who will provide dynamic, comprehensive, and meaningful support to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) through innovation and collaboration; and who understands the important role the library plays in supporting teaching, learning, and research at Cal Poly. This librarian serves as the college librarian for CAFES and will be responsible for connecting the library's programs, services, and resources with the college's students and faculty to advance teaching, learning, research, and scholarship.

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is the second largest of Cal Poly's six colleges with nine academic departments that offer 15 Bachelor of Science degrees and five Masters of Science degrees. The college currently enrolls over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year and is ranked fourth in the nation for agriculture degrees awarded to Hispanics, and fourth for all minority students studying agriculture, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education. CAFES is recognized for its hands-on, Learn by Doing educational environment, and as a center of excellence in applied sciences through responsive scholarship, leadership, and service to others.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Services, the Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian develops and leads the services and programs, as well as selects relevant information resources, to support the curricular and research needs of CAFES' users. Responsibilities include instruction and research assistance, outreach and liaison services, collection development, and programmatic support activities. The Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian works collaboratively with the other librarians and library staff to provide related services, including support for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data management, scholarly communication, and faculty exhibits.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map