Whether you have a background in education or counseling or are just eager to learn, we encourage you to apply. This is a great opportunity for someone passionate about the intersections of information literacy, social justice, and K-12 education and counseling. Early-career librarians and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

What would I be doing?

You’ll be involved with all aspects of academic librarianship: instruction, reference, collection development, outreach, and scholarly communication. You’ll teach information literacy workshops in graduate classes in teacher education, educational leadership, and counseling, as well as work with undergraduate classes in leadership and select composition classes. Some classes occur in the evening. You’ll also staff a couple reference shifts each week (including a weekly 5-7 p.m. shift and a Saturday or two each semester), select books and other materials to support your disciplines, and contribute to our efforts to promote open-access publishing and open educational resources. It’s a position with a lot of autonomy, but also a lot of peer support. 

Where would I be working?

Saint Mary’s is located in the beautiful East Bay hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is a 20-minute drive (or 40-minute BART and bus ride) from Oakland, and 45-minute drive (or 1-hour BART and bus ride) from SF. Saint Mary’s is a private, Catholic, Lasallian college, rooted in the liberal arts tradition, that has been designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution. 

Why should I want to work there?

We’ve got a tight-knit library staff of 20 that works collaboratively and transparently toward supporting students, inspiring discovery, and providing access to knowledge. We welcome you to pursue your passions, contribute ideas to improve our services, and get involved in campus life. 

Benefits (with employee contributions) include medical, dental, vision, and life/disability insurance, short-term disability, paid family leave, and flexible spending accounts. You’ll start out accruing at a rate of 10 vacation days per year (plus 15 holidays) and 12 days of sick leave per year. 

What are the position details?

Librarians at Saint Mary’s are staff. You will be hired at the assistant or associate librarian level, with a salary range of $68,000-$73,000, depending on experience. This position reports to the Head of Teaching and Research Services.

How do I apply?

Interested? Apply here by February 26!

Questions? Contact Gina Kessler Lee, search committee chair and Head of Teaching and Research Services, at gkl2@stmarys-ca.edu or 925-631-4413.