Senior Assistant Librarian (Open Educational Resources) (526898)

Cal State University (CSU) Dominguez Hills
September 16, 2023
Carson, CA
Job Type



Senior Assistant Librarian (12-Month)

Open Educational Resources Librarian

University Library

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting in Summer 2023.

At CSUDH, we celebrate and respect diversity in all forms that include every race, religion, gender, ethnicity, veterans, people with varied abilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. CSUDH is seeking applications from candidates who can demonstrate experience in teaching and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and contribute to the University's mission, vision, and core values.

For more information: Mission, Vision, and Core Values .

The University Library

In beautifully designed facilities, the CSUDH University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources, primary resources, learner-centered assistance and experiences, support of undergraduate research, and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, and innovation. The University Library is comprised of a talented and synergistic team of 12 library faculty and 22 staff members who are committed to the academic success for all users.

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), our University Library is committed to facilitating thriving students and educators through a comprehensive suite of services that include 24/7 reference and research support; curricular-driven information literacy instruction; robust archival and general, physical and digital collections; student-centered course reserves; Inter-Library Loan services; and an engaging learning environment. Contributions to the popular Affordable Learning Solutions program are a point of pride; the partnerships with faculty, the Campus Bookstore, and Academic Technology save students more than $1 million annually.

The University Library is committed to fostering equity and creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We have taken recent action to examine our practices, policies and procedures through a diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice lens, with the intent of revising these to reflect our commitment. In 2021, the University Library completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit which identified our strengths and opportunities with respect to our DEIJ imprint. The resulting report has provided us a roadmap to guide us forward in operationalizing and deepening our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in all we do. In addition, Library faculty and management have developed statements in response to the Black Lives Matter movement to articulate our Library's commitment to addressing issues of discrimination, racism, bias, and inequities.

For more information: University Library .

The Position

As a member of the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services team, the Open Educational Resources Librarian promotes and facilitates the adoption of open educational resources (OER) and other affordable alternatives to textbooks. The successful candidate will provide leadership and coordination for initiatives within the library and across campus related to open education, OER creation and adoption, and Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$). They will work in close collaboration with library colleagues and managers, campus partners, and Affordable Learning Solutions personnel at the Chancellor's Office, with the following core responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership, develop and coordinate initiatives and services designed to support raising awareness, adoption, and creation of open educational resources (OER).
  • Develop strategic partnerships with campus stakeholders and work closely with them to both promote the use of OERs and to support their integration into the curriculum.
  • Engage in and create OER-related programming and outreach efforts, including leading workshops, faculty learning communities, etc. focused on OERs and related topics, such as open pedagogy.
  • As the CSU Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Coordinator for the campus, this position serves as the lead for submitting AL$ reports and RFPs. In collaboration with the Library Management team, the AL$ Coordinator allocates the annual AL$ budget for programming and stipends, as well as identifying library-purchased resources that would have a high impact on learning, affordability, and student success.
  • Oversee the OER and AL$-related responsibilities of the staff member who provides support to this program.
  • Assist faculty in finding and appropriately using OERs that align with their courses through both consultations and the development of online resources (e.g., guides and tutorials).
  • Develop methods for assessing and reporting DH's progress in adopting OERs and the library's role in supporting and promoting their use.
  • Liaise with CSU system, regional, and national OER programs and communities of practice.
  • Provide guidance to faculty developing OERs on open licensing and copyright in collaboration with the Digital Initiatives Librarian.
  • Engage in professional development activities in support of the library and its OER related initiatives.
  • Participate in the library's liaison program, providing general reference, research consultations, instruction, collection development, and outreach to assigned departments.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent.
  • Strong interest in issues related to open education, open textbooks, open access, and open licensing.
  • Experience working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to carry out complex projects.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience effectively participating in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, collections, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion under the library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship, and service.
  • Applicants must have experience in working with students and colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

  • Experience preparing and delivering workshops and presentations to a faculty audience.
  • Familiarity with California legislation related to OERs (e.g., SB 1359, AB 798, SB 1053, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience or coursework related to OER and open pedagogy.

Though candidates ideally would have extensive relevant experience, highly-moti vated and passionate candidates who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply. Opportunities for training, mentorship, and support exist locally, in the consortium, and nationally, if needed. Applicants are encouraged to include all relevant previous experience and education/training in their application documents, regardless of the field or format in which it was obtained.

Additional Information

The Senior Assistant Librarian (12-Month) classification salary range is $6,190 to $13,797 per month with an anticipated starting salary range of $6,566 to $6,656 per month. The specific salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and current CSUDH faculty salaries in the University Library. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Moving expenses may be available.

Employment Requirement:

Background Check

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.

CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students, as such, we embrace a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The systemwide policy can be found at CSU Vaccination Policy and any questions you have may be submitted to .

Mandated Reporter Per CANRA

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 , revised December 24, 2021, as a condition of employment.

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

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in May 2023. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than May 31, 2023.

  • Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
  • Cover letter
  • Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2 pages maximum)*
  • List of 3 references with contact information**
  • Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)***

*Given CSUDH's commitment to diversity and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, and administrators, describe your individual commitment and experiences in advancing diversity and inclusion and how they relate to your future teaching and research.

* *This position requires three letters of recommendation (LORs). Please do not upload your LORs with your application. Your list of references will be notified at the appropriate time during the search process. They will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the LOR. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUDH by logging back into your applicant portal.

***For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate's, Doctor's of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:

Thomas Philo, OER Search Committee Chair

University Library LIB 5039B

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street,

Carson, CA 90747

Closing Statement

CSUDH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

For more information: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources' Office (310) 243-3771.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at Campus Security Report (Clery) , or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment, all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

The California State University is Smoke and Tobacco Free. Smoking, Vaping and other Tobacco use are Not Permitted anywhere on University property. Education Code 42356, CCR Title 5, Article 9.

For more information see: Smoke & Tobacco-Free
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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