librarian who is innovative, technologically adept and service oriented, with
a background in implementing and managing digital scholarship, publishing and
scholarly communications programs at the university level.
The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian is responsible
for developing and maintaining services to faculty, students and researchers
through the implementation and maintenance of a scholarly digital repository
and other publishing options involving targeted outreach and educational
support to the Cal State Fullerton campus population; monitors current
developments in scholarly communications, authors’ rights, copyright law,
Creative Commons licenses, open access, legislative initiatives, and
institutional repositories; and shares that expertise with faculty, library
staff, and students. The Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship
Librarian works in collaboration with the California State University
Chancellor’s Office personnel and with institutional repository managers
across the CSU on system-wide projects.
The successful candidate will have:
• Experience working with digital scholarship, digital libraries, and
• Outstanding written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
• Project management experience, the ability to work collaboratively,
and excellent problem solving skills;
• Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and
Positive tenure and promotion decisions require taking part in scholarly and
professional activities and serving on department, library, and university
• Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-
accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
• At least two or more years of experience with digital publishing,
institutional repositories and digital library management.
• Considerable experience consulting with teaching faculty,
administrators and/or students to recruit content for digital scholarship
• Knowledge of high impact practices, pedagogy, problem-based learning
and familiarity with undergraduate and graduate-level research.
• Evidence of engaging in scholarly/professional activities (or
interest/efforts toward such activities).
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects
within other units of the library.
• Ability to work effectively and collegially with a wide and culturally
diverse range of students, staff, faculty, and community.
• 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
application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU
employees who apply for the position.
• Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing, author
self-archiving and publishers’ policies, as well as knowledge of specific
digital libraries and institutional repositories software.
• Experience managing data in a Fedora-based repository system.
• Experience creating and maintaining webpages in a Drupal content
• Proficiency in a variety of metadata standards, such as EAD, MSL, RDF
Dublin Core, MODS, and state-of-the-art digitization practices.
• Experience with text layout and web design, HTML5, CSS, PHP/MySQL.
Rank & Salary
This is a tenure track position and will be at the rank of Senior Assistant
Librarian. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include
health/vision/dental plans, defined benefit retirement through the state
system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic
partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care. For a
detailed description of benefits, go
August 15, 2016
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive
consideration. To apply, please go
select 8747BR to begin the application process and provide the following
1. Letter of interest (relating your experience to the required
qualifications) addressed to Dr. Scott Hewitt, Interim University Librarian
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of reference (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email
addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of
reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via
email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to
verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the
For questions about the position, please call: (657) 278-4460 or
For full consideration, all application materials must be received by June 17,
2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until recommendations for
appointments are made.
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 as a condition of
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is
deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students,
staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing
the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply.
EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified
applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban
university with approximately 2,151 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse
student body of approximately over 38,948 enrolled in Fall 2015. The
university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and
sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the
baccalaureate level and 54 graduate programs including a doctorate in
education and doctor of nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State
Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities
where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close
collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are
enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business,
cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than
$22.7 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in
2014-15. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance.
Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through
cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the
only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving
Institution. We are ranked 5th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees
awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under
federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a
community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an
atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities
of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal
consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color,
religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or
sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal
characteristics or beliefs.