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Temporary Faculty Pool, Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services Librarian (Part-time)

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Work type: Non-Instructional Faculty (Coach/Counselor/Librarian)
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Librarian (Non-instructional Faculty), On-site (work in-person at business location)

Temporary Library Faculty Pool

Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department

University Library

Position Description

The The Reference, Instruction & Outreach Services (RIOS) Department at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), invites highly qualified, motivated, and well-organized, applicants for a pool of part-time librarian appointments.

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

Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS)

The University Library

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 physical and digital collections; student-centered course reserves; Inter-Library Loan services; and an engaging learning environment. The beautifully designed physical building boasts five spacious floors, all technology-enabled, and consisting of free access to PC and Mac computers, printers, and scanners; private carrels; quiet and collaborative study spaces; outdoor study space; a coffee shop with a lounge area; and a range of seating and lighting options. Contributions to the popular Affordable Learning Solutions program is a point of pride; the partnerships with faculty, the Bookstore, and Academic Technology save students more than $1 million annually via our Toro Textbook Library program; Open Educational Resources; Bookstore Solutions; Library print and eBooks; and faculty-selected Zero Cost and Low-Cost course materials. 

The University Library is committed to fostering equity and creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment. Recently, we examined our practices, policies and procedures through diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice lenses, to revise these to reflect our commitment. Also, the University Library completed a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Audit which identified our strengths and opportunities with respect to our DEIJ imprint. This report serves as a roadmap for our DEIJ actions. Mission
The University Library fosters student success, scholarly research, and academic excellence through the provision of information resources; user-centered services and learning experiences; and welcoming, technology-enhanced environments that facilitate lifelong learning, collaboration, innovation, and the acquisition of information literacy skills.

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The Position

The faculty of the University Library at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications for part-time temporary librarian positions in the University Library's Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services (RIOS) department. Positions may require occasional evening hours. Candidates may work from 15 to 30 hours per week. The temporary faculty pool is continuously open, and positions are filled as needed, based on funding. Candidates may need to be available to begin in a position on short notice.


Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, technologically savvy, user-centered, and collaborative and collegial professionals with experience providing research assistance, teaching information literacy, and willingness to engage in outreach initiatives in academic libraries.

Part-time librarians in the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services department provide online and face-to-face research assistance; participate in the development of, FAQs; potentially teach course-integrated information literacy instruction sessions; and Conduct outreach to new students and other university community populations as part of the RIOS team.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively contribute to the library's research assistance
  • Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
  • A positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse ages socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience with information literacy instruction.
  • Experience providing research assistance both face-to-face and online in an academic library environment.
  • Experience teaching using active learning methods.
  • Experience using Springshare's suite of products (e.g., LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibInsight, LibChat, etc.).

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 Interim 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

Additional Information

The Assistant Librarian (12-month) classification salary range is $5,168 – 6,946 per month with an anticipated hiring salary of

$5,416 – $5,666 per month at range 2.  The maximum hourly rate for the part time position is $32 per hour.

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.

A complete application is required and must include:

  • 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.

Closing Statement

California State University Dominguez Hills 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 CSU Dominguez Hills 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 United States.

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

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