JOB: Health Sciences/Scholarly Communications Librarian, CSU East Bay

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The appointee to this position will participate in a full range of faculty responsibilities including teaching credit courses and other instructional and discipline-specific sessions in the library information literacy program; providing instructionally-focused reference services in person and online; serving as a subject specialist and liaison to selected academic departments in the health sciences, including nursing and communicative sciences and disorders; developing, implementing, and reviewing Scholarly Communication processes to enable us to more effectively serve our campus community; playing a leadership role in promoting and increasing the content available the University’s institutional repository; advocating for new scholarly communication models and partnering with campus colleagues to build robust mechanisms for capturing and providing access to the University’s intellectual assets.; working with the library faculty and administration to develop and pursue new strategies to advance fair pricing and the terms and conditions under which content is made available and preserved, including openness and transparency in contract agreements; providing in-depth research consultations for the assigned disciplines; creating and maintaining online health sciences-related instructional materials and content for the library website; participating in subject-specific and library-wide outreach and promotional activities; and assuming other responsibilities as assigned. S/he may be expected to participate in rotational duties at the Concord Campus and work occasional evenings and weekends. Librarians enjoy faculty rank and privileges and are expected to participate in the full range of Library faculty responsibilities and activities expected of a member of the tenure-track, including demonstrating a sustained record of scholarly activity and participating in library, university, and faculty governance committees. This is advertised as a 12-month appointment with a possibility of 10-month appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; familiarity with the principles of information literacy; a strong service commitment; extensive knowledge of information resources in one or more areas of health/nursing/communicative sciences and scholarly communications; extensive knowledge of scholarly communication best practices; familiarity with a broad range of research databases and Internet resources. 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: First consideration will be given to applications received by November 17, 2014. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation.

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