(20191125) Discovery & Systems Librarian - California State University, Dominguez Hills


Discovery & Systems Librarian

University Library

Position Announcement

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 Fall 2020.

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. https://www.csudh.edu/president/strategic-planning/mission-vision-and-core-values/

The University Library

The services of the University Library are housed in a 140,000 square foot, five story, energy-efficient addition completed in 2010. Staffing currently consists of 11.5 FTE professional librarians and 15.5 FTE paraprofessionals. The Library is home to two 33-capacity instructional labs, 100+ computers, 11 group study rooms, a Technology Checkout Program, multiple quiet study and collaborative spaces, and informal lounge areas interspersed throughout the building and a café.  It has emerged as CSUDH students’ “Academic Home away from Home.”  CSUDH students study in a stunningly beautiful library that contains multicultural artwork reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the campus, the community and the Southern California area.

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.

For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/library/

The Position

The University Library at California State University, Dominguez Hills seeks a collaborative, user-centered (tenure-track) Discovery & Systems Librarian to join the Reference, Instruction, and Outreach Services team. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing and maintaining library systems which enhance discovery and access of library materials and services and will:

  • Be responsible for the overall management, operation, support, and development of the integrated library system discovery layer (ExLibris’ Primo) and related applications
  • Support third party applications and integrations, such as EZ Proxy, ArchivesSpace, and ContentDm
  • Design a seamless and intuitive online resource discovery and access experience
  • Participate in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, collections, instruction, and outreach.
  • Represent Library’s needs with campus IT and advocate for resources.
  • Monitor and resolve reported issues.


The Discovery & Systems Librarian will collaborate with other library staff and faculty to develop policies, procedures and workflows that enhance access and discoverability of the library’s collections, web service integrations, and support the curation of the library’s digital content. Responsibilities also include service on system-wide and internal library committees pertaining to the integrated library system and other related systems. The incumbent will be a member of the Research, Instruction, and Outreach Services Department and thus will have reference, instruction, liaison, and collection development responsibilities. In addition, library faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and service to the university and the profession.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or an appropriate equivalent, by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with integrated library systems (ILS) and/or library services platforms (LSP) and one or more of the following: discovery services, link resolvers, proxy servers, and digital repositories.
  • An understanding of issues and trends in resource discovery.
  • Experience with library-related systems technologies, including working with vendor support for third-party systems (e.g. ILLiad, PeopleSoft).
  • Demonstrated experience with authoring and editing HTML and CSS.
  • Knowledge of standards related to web accessibility and ADA compliance.
  • Knowledge of web content management systems and their integration with library systems and services.
  • Familiarity with library metadata standards.
  • Demonstrated potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion under the library's criteria for professional performance, scholarship, and service.
  • Experience working successfully with people of various ages from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively participate in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, collections, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and multiple tasks, while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a rapidly changing environment.
  • A positive attitude, excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Applicants must have experience in working with students and colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred /Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or maintaining library web-based discovery systems/services (e.g. Primo).
  • Demonstrated experience working with AngularJS and JSON.
  • Experience with customization of end-user interfaces for licensed electronic resources (e.g. EBSCO).
  • Demonstrated experience with web application development.
  • Experience programming in one or more of the following: Perl, Python, Ruby, PHP, Java.
  • Demonstrated experience with JQuery and XML/XSLT.
  • Experience with the following web management systems: LibApps, Drupal.
  • Knowledge of authentication processes using Shibboleth and SAML.
  • Familiarity with maintaining SSL web certificates.
  • Demonstrated experience with using APIs and web services for integration and data retrieval.

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.

How to Apply

The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in January 2020. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than January 21, 2020 by visiting California State University, Dominguez Hills employment website for full details at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/.

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.

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 http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, 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: https://www.csudh.edu/breathe-freely/policy/


Posted Date: 
11/25/2019 to 12/25/2019