Temporary Librarian Pool San Diego State University – San Diego


$52,716 – $70,872 a year
Part-time, Temporary

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor’s degrees in
91 areas, master’s degrees in 78 areas, and doctorates in 22 areas. The university provides
transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students.
Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship
initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich
campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and
performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego
region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways,
including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran
status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking
applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working
effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
The SDSU Library and Information Access maintains an open “pool” of applications. This
applicant pool is reviewed, on an as-needed basis, for candidates whose qualifications most
closely meet the needed requirements. Temporary appointments may be either full or part-time.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide multidisciplinary research assistance, both online and in-person at the Research Services


  • Cataloging
  • Collection development
  • Library instruction
  • Subject Liaison

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree: degree must be awarded at the

time of application.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic Library experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Reference Experience
  • Familiarity with reference tools in sciences, social sciences, or humanities
  • Ability to apply technology to reference and instructional services
  • Cataloging experience with particular language or subject expertise

Librarians wishing to be included in the “pool” are invited to send a letter of application;
curriculum vitae; names, postal and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and a brief

statement about your commitment to fostering diversity to:
Patrick McCarthy, Associate Dean
Library and Information Access
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8050
Applications may be submitted by email. Send to pmccarthy@mail.sdsu.edu.
Applications will be kept active for six months. Candidates who wish to remain in the active
temporary pool may submit updated documents at the end of the six-month period.
Rank and Salary: Appointments are normally made at the Assistant Librarian rank; current full-
time salary range is $52,716 – $70,872per year.
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 employment.
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 the application status of applicants or continued employment of
current CSU employees who apply for the position.
San Diego State University is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered
veteran status.

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