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Systems Librarian, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

The Robert E. Kennedy Library at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in beautiful San Luis Obispo, California, seeks an analytic, creative, and highly collaborative professional to join us in the new tenure-track faculty position of Systems Librarian. The successful candidate for this position will be innovative, collegial, and user-focused, combining strong technical expertise and collaboration skills to provide optimal stewardship of Kennedy Library‚Äôs library systems, applications, and platforms. 


Core responsibilities include strategic assessment, enhancement, and implementation of library technologies; identifying required actions for a slate of vital library systems and platforms, mapping viable timelines and stewarding effective collaboration to ensure optimal operation of those systems and platforms; close collaboration with library faculty and staff directly engaged with students and disciplinary faculty who use library technologies; and providing leadership in collaboration with library, campus, and CSU partners to operationalize and implement new technologies. 


The successful candidate will be curious, technically adept, and highly collaborative, with the ability to explore, propose, and steward the implementation of emerging and relevant technologies. The successful candidate will proactively integrate considerations of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technological delivery of library services and resources. Equipped with outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, the successful candidate in this faculty position will communicate effectively and productively with a diverse range of stakeholders and make scholarly contributions to the profession.


This tenure-track, faculty position is available at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


To apply, please go to the Cal Poly Jobs website: Complete a required online application at https://jobs.calpoly.edu/sl/en-us/job/496510/systems-librarian. 


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.



At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.