The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an Engagement and Inclusion Librarian, a position designed to support the University and University Library’s goals for community engagement, inclusive excellence, and student success. Supported by a strategic plan framework and an institutional infrastructure for inclusive excellence, the candidate will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive community and fostering co-curricular user engagement. This includes participating in CSUSM’s efforts to engage minoritized and/or underrepresented communities; CSUSM is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and has recently finalized a new campus Diversity & Inclusion Strategic Plan.
The incumbent will build relationships with relevant faculty, student, and staff organizations and identify partnerships for outreach to underrepresented and/or minoritized communities, with particular focus on CSUSM’s social justice and student inclusive excellence centers (including the Black Student Center, Gender Equity Center, Latin@ Center, LGTBQA Pride Center, Cross Cultural Center, DREAMER Resource Office, and Veterans Center). The Engagement and Inclusion Librarian will provide leadership for the library’s co-curricular outreach and engagement initiatives by sustaining and enhancing an established series of student-centered programs responsive to changing University curricula, including the “Context” Library Exhibit Series and the Library Award for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the applicant will work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support the development of inclusive and representative programming and services that are accessible and meet the needs of all CSUSM’s students.
As an integral member of the User Services Department, this position explores emerging trends in critical librarianship, and contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of Library services that reflect an organization committed to actualizing socially and economically just services and environments on behalf of our user communities. The Engagement and Inclusion Librarian directly leads the work of the Library Outreach Communication Specialist and Chairs the Grassroots Outreach (GO) Team, a creative cross-Library group that plans and implements Library outreach and engagement initiatives. The Librarian also provides direction and supervision to the Library Services Specialist II (LSS II) in overseeing outreach projects and programs and in collaboration with LSS II, hires, trains, and provides lead work direction to student assistants responsible for supporting Outreach programs. The Engagement and Inclusion Librarian partners with stakeholders across the Library to support and achieve its goals.
The successful candidate must be bilingual in English and Spanish and must demonstrate cultural fluency, awareness of the needs of underrepresented and/or minoritized populations, knowledge of contemporary trends in critical librarianship and/or social and economic justice, and a demonstrated potential for achievement in library community engagement.
To learn more and apply: http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/tt-postings/library-tt-17-18.html