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San Francisco State University has at least one opening for a temporary library faculty member (non-tenure track)  Questions and applications should be sent to Elizabeth Detrich. See below. 

Mitch L Turitz for Elizabeth Detrich

From: Deborah C Masters
Sent: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:56 AM
To: Library Faculty
Subject: Encourage applications to Temporary Library Faculty Pool
As you know, we have posted the usual ad for applications for our Temporary Library Faculty Pool. While the ad only indicates that full or part-time positions may be available beginning Fall 2016 or other times as needed, we do anticipate hiring one full-time librarian, or part-time librarians with a combined time base equivalent to full time, to start some time in August to prepare for the fall semester.

If you know of any librarians who would qualify for our temporary library faculty pool and are looking for either full or part-time positions, please refer them to the information on our website and encourage them to apply. 


J. Paul Leonard Library (San Francisco State University)

Calling for Temporary Non-Tenure Track Librarian Pool


San Francisco State University, a member of the California State University system, serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment.


The J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy teaching-oriented institution that collaborates actively with the other CSU campus libraries. All of the CSU libraries will be migrating from individual campus integrated library systems to a CSU system-wide unified library management system resulting in significant new opportunities and challenges for collaboration and integration of policies, procedures and practices. Information about the J. Paul Leonard Library is available at:

Classification and Salary:
Appointment is expected to be equivalent to the rank of Assistant Librarian with salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Time base up to full time.

Full or part-time temporary positions may be available beginning Fall 2016 or at other times as needed. Most appointments will be in the Research & Instructional Services division where temporary librarians provide research assistance and library instruction to a diverse community of university students and faculty. Depending on qualifications and subject background, temporary librarians may participate in collection development, research guides development, and/or web development.  
There may also be temporary positions to support technical services, special collections and archives.


 MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.

Experience providing research assistance and group instruction in an academic or research library. Experience creating online research guides, instructional videos/screencasts, tutorials and other online instructional support materials. Experience and familiarity with using social media on multiple platforms. Strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills. Experience appropriate to special collections/archives positions. For technical services positions, experience with metadata, cataloging and/or electronic resources management is preferred. Working knowledge of languages in addition to English.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups


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.


Submit a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references. Submit all materials via email to:


Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator

J. Paul Leonard Library

San Francisco State University


In the letter of intent/interest, please indicate area(s) of interest/expertise and whether you would be available for part and/or full-time positions.

Applications received will be placed in a temporary librarian pool and remain in effect through June 30, 2018.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Title IV, Section 503 Employer

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