Jobs and Internships

Sonoma State University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. In line with our Strategic Plan and our Seawolf Commitment, our values include diversity, sustainability, community engagement, respect, responsibility, excellence and integrity. We strive to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. We encourage innovation, experimentation and creativity, as well as contributions to equity and inclusion, in the pursuit of excellence for all members of our university community. The University Library couldn't function without our team of dedicated, creative, and knowledgeable staff and faculty. We strive to recruit dynamic, engaged, and student-oriented members to our team.

Faculty

Online Learning Librarian

The University Library is passionate about student learning in a diverse, inclusive, and globally-engaged environment. Library faculty foster curiosity and motivate students, faculty, staff, and the North Bay Community to access, evaluate, attribute, and create content while acknowledging how structures of power, knowledge, and discourse are inextricably woven into their practice. The Library is a respected leader in campus initiatives and service work, and is actively engaged with faculty in campus curricular efforts. Librarians provide transformational learning in realizing the Liberal Arts and Sciences mission of the University and supporting the University President's priorities of student success, on-time graduation, and diversity.

The Sonoma State University Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative librarian to join our team. This new tenure-track position will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs that support the Library in reference, instruction, and outreach, as well as University goals for student success. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with units in the Library and on campus to build, position, and assess digital learning by creating effective solutions that address the information needs of Sonoma State's diverse community. Historically underrepresented and minoritized candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities 

E-learning 

  • Leads and coordinates the research, development, and assessment of online tutorials, research guides, and other web technologies to advance Library and University curricula
  • Develops and provides training and support for teaching and learning in online environments for the Sonoma State community, including Library faculty and staff
  • Collaborates with Library and campus partners to design and implement technologies that enhance student success 

Faculty

  • As subject/department liaison, builds relationships to promote and integrate library instruction, collections, services, and initiatives into University life
  • Provides information literacy instruction and reference service
  • Partners with Library faculty to create a cohesive, progressive information literacy curriculum 
  • Selects materials for designated subjects/departments and recommends specialized resources and/or programming

Please visit the SSU Jobs site to apply, and select job ID number 104751. Applications received by January 11, 2019 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Staff

Metadata Specialist (Library Services Specialist II)

The Metadata Specialist works in a tightly integrated team to maintain and support print and electronic collections. This person will work with metadata in multiple integrated systems to help ensure ease of access to collections, including assisting with e-resource management and troubleshooting, reviewing and revising cataloging records and holdings metadata, providing copy cataloging support as needed for regional and special materials, and creating and gathering other forms of library metadata including but not limited to usage data, local authority data, and inventory data. The incumbent will provide library systems support with the opportunity to learn to manage complex library systems and configuration. The incumbent will also provide general departmental support as part of the Technical Services team, including withdrawals, material transfers, and other technical services work as assigned.

This position requires the equivalent to two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.  In addition the incumbent should possess the following knowledge and abilities:

  • Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of functional policies, procedures and applicable work methods related to major duties of position.
  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  • Ability to use judgment in interpreting the library unit’s policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
  • General knowledge of overall library activities, policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge, or an ability to gain, of institution and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
  • Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution’s standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
  • Full proficiency in the use of an integrated library system, experience with Ex Libris Alma integrated library system preferred.

Please visit the SSU Jobs site to apply, and select job ID number 104712. This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on December 6, 2018.

Resource Sharing Specialist (Library Services Specialist II)

Reporting to and under the general supervision of the Access Services Manager, with additional direction from the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, the Resource Sharing Specialist provides support for library resource sharing activities and shares responsibility with fellow Access Services staff for providing service to library patrons at the Circulation Desk.

One to two years’ experience with library resource sharing, experience with Ex Libris Alma integrated library system and experience working in a library consortium environment preferred.

In addition the following skills are required:

  • Full proficiency in all technical aspects of work assignments including a thorough knowledge of Circulation Desk policies and procedures and applicable work methods.
  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  • Ability to interpret library unit’s policies and procedures and apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
  • Working knowledge, or an ability to gain, of institution and library’s policies and practices associated with the ethical use of and access to library and on-line resources.
  • Basic knowledge of national standards and guidelines pertaining to libraries, including working knowledge of institution’s standards pertaining to copyright and intellectual property protection and the ability to source and apply such policies and standards to avoid potential violations.
  • Full proficiency in the use of automated library system(s) and subsystem(s) pertaining to the Circulation Desk.

Please visit the SSU Jobs site to apply, and select job ID number 104733. This position is open until filled. For full consideration, please submit application, along with cover letter and resume, by 8am on December 17, 2018.

Internships

None at this time.

Student Assistants

The Library is proud to be one of the largest student employers on campus. Student assistants work on an hourly basis to support a wide range of Library services, including public services, book shelving, technology services, Automated Retrieval System (ARS) support, and various administrative duties. The Library aims to cross-train student assistants so they may work in more than one area.

Flexible work shifts are available, including evenings and weekends. Pay is dependent on experience and skill levels; in the few cases where specific and specialized skill sets are sought, such as graphic design, video editing, or foreign language proficiency, or when advanced job responsibilities are assigned, the pay rate may increase. Library student employees can work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

To work in the Library, a student must be currently enrolled at Sonoma State University. All students are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about student jobs in the Library and how to apply.