Outreach & Student Engagement Librarian (500991)

  • Stanislaus State
  • Turlock, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Human and Social Services Library Services

Job Description


Faculty Employment Opportunity


OUTREACH & STUDENT ENGAGEMENT LIBRARIAN: California State University, Stanislaus is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented, and tech-savvy librarian to join the library faculty as the Outreach & Student Engagement Librarian. This is a full-time, temporary appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian ending on July 15, 2022. Library faculty work under the general direction of the Dean of Library Services.

The Outreach & Student Engagement Librarian will play a crucial role in acclimating students and the campus community to Library updates during a return to in-person services in the newly renovated Library building. This position offers exciting opportunities to develop and innovate outreach services and student engagement virtually and in our newly designed spaces.

The Outreach & Student Engagement Librarian will collaborate with Library faculty to coordinate the implementation of strategies and initiatives to enhance student knowledge of Library research and discovery tools in order to increase student success. The Outreach Librarian will participate in research/reference services. This position will appeal to a professional who is passionate about Library services and information literacy and thrives on student engagement and promoting student success.

The Library dean, faculty and staff strongly support the University's commitment to social justice and equity. Applicants whose research interests and/or experience includes issues of social justice, anti-racism, diversity and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Primary responsibilities include:
- Collaborate with the dean and library faculty to advance library outreach efforts to students and the campus community to promote the understanding and use of Library resources and services
- Support the Library's presence at events campus-wide as well as within the library
- Facilitate continuity of outreach programs such as library social media and campus communication channels
- Provide research assistance at the research help desk (F2F and virtual) during scheduled times, by appointment, and through web-based interactive services
- Possible opportunity to participate in collection development and instruction
- Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Library services, policies, and procedures
- Perform other duties as assigned


- ALA-accredited or equivalent graduate degree if earned outside the U.S. or Canada
- Experience providing reference, instruction, or outreach services to a diverse student population
- Knowledge of social media platforms and ability to use them effectively
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to collaborate and work effectively within and across organizational boundaries in a diverse environment
- Positive attitude, flexibility, and enthusiasm for a changing environment


- Experience designing promotional text, graphics, or multimedia content
- Experience planning and implementing outreach initiatives and events
- Familiarity with strategies promoting information literacy to a diverse student body
- Experience using Springshare LibApps products or an equivalent library web application


A complete application is required and must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial graduate transcripts; diversity statement; a professional CV; and contact information for at least three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button on this page.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Dean Ronald Rodriguez
The University Library
California State University, Stanislaus
One University Circle Turlock, CA
email: rrodriguez36@csustan.edu

Screening of completed application files will begin on July 15, 2021 and remain open until filled. The position is available to start fall 2021; the start date is negotiable.

An application must include a statement of your demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds in addition to any other required documents as indicated above.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.


370,000 volumes; over 600 print subscriptions and access to 50,000 electronic journals; selective state and partial federal depository; 8 full-time librarians and 13 support staff. More information can be found at: http://www.library.csustan.edu.


California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion - one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West's No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance: Handbook statement on shared governance


The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/Supplement_English.pdf.

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


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.


In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report .

Or you may request a printed copy by calling: (209) 667-3572; fax: (209) 664-7011; or email: compliance@csustan.edu.

Information regarding campus security reports at other locations can be found at: https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/


The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Turlock, California 95382 United States View Map