University Library


Engineering, Computer Science, & Technology (ECST) Librarian

Senior Assistant Librarian (full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment)


Starting Date:

Summer, 2018

Minimum Qualifications:

1) MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school;
2) Demonstrated knowledge of information resources in ECST and/or academic coursework in ECST or related disciplines;
3) Experience in providing instruction or research consultation services to students and faculty;
4) Evidence of experience with outreach services to engage with students, faculty and the campus community;
5) Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills;
6) Evidence of ability to engage in research, scholarly activity, professional development and service required for promotion and tenure as a faculty member at Cal State LA, and;
7) Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) Bachelor or Master’s degree in an ECST discipline;
2) Experience with existing and emerging research tools, methodologies and print and electronic resources in engineering, computer science, & technology;
3) Experience integrating information technologies in teaching/learning and research environments;
4) Familiarity with information literacy standards/framework, performance indicators and outcomes, and;
5) Demonstrated knowledge of current web and digital content technologies.


The California State University, Los Angeles University Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and user-centered librarian to support and advance scholarship, research, teaching and learning for students and faculty in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. The College has four departments: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Technology. The successful candidate will also serve as liaison to other related programs.

The ECST Librarian will collaborate with teaching faculty in the development of digital learning objects and instructional materials related to information literacy in engineering, computer science, and technology; serve as the library subject liaison for the College’s departments, which includes evaluating, selecting, and reviewing information resources in relation to the needs of teaching, learning, research and creative inquiries. Support and/or lead digital initiative projects and maintain current awareness of web and digital content technologies. Collaborate with other library faculty and administrators to assess the usage, satisfaction and impact of library services on student success. The successful candidate will provide on-call and online/digital reference and research consultation and may contribute to outreach activities. 

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the University’s commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.


Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.

The University:

Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally.  Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 28,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The Department:

As the academic heart of the university, the University Library’s mission is to advance intellectual discovery, stimulate creativity, inspire learning and transform Cal State LA’s diverse communities by connecting people to knowledge, providing learner-centered spaces and delivering innovative and responsive services. The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with new leadership, a recently completed strategic plan, a growing team of passionate, collaborative and forward-thinking library faculty and staff, and a deep commitment to improving student success and supporting faculty excellence. An ambitious architectural master plan is scheduled to begin in early 2018 that will provide an exciting and transformative vision for renewing the library’s physical spaces to accommodate the growing needs of Cal State LA’s students and faculty. As part of the master plan, an academic success center will be developed that will provide comprehensive and fully integrated peer-to-peer academic success services for students. Librarians at Cal State LA enjoy full faculty status and are eligible for campus professional development/funding opportunities, sabbatical leave, university-wide service, and other benefits. For additional information see

Required Documentation:

Applicants are required to submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing minimum qualifications and preferred qualifications; 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) list of three professional references, and; 4) a university application for employment (found here). Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


For full consideration, application materials must be received by March 11, 2018. Applications will continue to be accepted until recommendations for an appointment is made.

Submit the required application materials to:

Carlos Rodriguez
Dean, University Library
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library, LN B135A
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300

Email submissions can be sent to:

Note: 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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.


Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.