Assistant or Associate Librarian for Business and Economics Meriam Library

California State University, Chico

Assistant or Associate Librarian for Business and Economics Meriam Library

Job No: 536313
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Faculty – Education/Library Science

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:

California State University (CSU), Chico is a comprehensive and residential public university, holding Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) designation. Chico State operates as part of the 23-campus CSU system which educates the most ethnically, economically, and academically diverse student body in the nation. The University enrolls over 13,000 students, with over half identifying as first-generation college students.

Chico State is committed to recruiting outstanding candidates who reflect the intersectional identities of our student body. The ideal candidate will embrace our values predicated on the primacy of student success and the elimination of equity gaps, have demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, and will contribute to policies, programs, and practices that support an inclusive, accessible, and equitable learning and working environment. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, veterans, and those with bilingual and/or diverse abilities are encouraged to apply.

The Position: Assistant or Associate Librarian for Business and Economics

Position Starts: Fall 2024

College: Meriam Library

Department/School: Meriam Library

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. (Anticipated hiring range for Senior Assistant Librarian: $74,280-$92,000 per year. Anticipated hiring range for Associate Librarian: $85,224-$103,000 per year)

Initial Review Date: 04/15/2024; complete applications received after that date may be considered.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library/Information Science.
  • Knowledge of information resources in business administration, business information systems, marketing, and economics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key business terminology and applications of business information resources in professional settings.
  • Experience teaching in an academic library or higher education setting. Teaching experience accrued as a graduate student will be considered.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


The Business and Economics Librarian will make a significant contribution to the library and to the teaching and learning environment at CSU, Chico. As a member of the Library Research, Instruction, & Outreach unit of Meriam Library, the Business and Economics Librarian is responsible for supporting the information needs of the students and faculty affiliated with CSU, Chico’s College of Business (COB) and Department of Economics. The programs in the COB include accounting, entrepreneurship & small business management, finance, human resources management, management, marketing, project management, business analytics, management information systems, operations & supply chain management, and an online MBA. The COB emphasizes applied research and instills knowledge, skills, and values for success upon graduation and in long-term career development. More information about the College may be found here:

The Business and Economics Librarian offers information literacy instruction, in-depth research consultations, and reference and research services to faculty, undergraduates, and master’s students in both face-to-face and online environments. This position will collaborate and contribute to the development, delivery, and assessment of instructional and outreach services in the Library and works in a collaborative setting to improve teaching, learning, and inclusivity at the Meriam Library.

  • Serves as the liaison to the College of Business and the Department of Economics.
  • Provides instruction, faculty consultation, and student research assistance for the College of Business and Department of Economics.
  • Collaborates with faculty developing business research materials.
  • Fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment for all library patrons.
  • Develops shared instructional materials in a variety of formats.
  • Pursues outreach efforts to engage the students and academic community.
  • Engages in collection development activities in assigned subject areas.
  • Collaborates with other information literacy and liaison librarians to develop and implement information literacy instruction.
  • Participates in shared reference, consultation, and related research activities.
  • Serves on library and university committees.
  • Meets research and service requirements to attain tenure.
  • Contribute to student success through inclusive pedagogy, research, and service to the university.
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive educational environment and workplace.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically and to work in a collegial, collaborative, service-focused environment.

How to Apply:

Applicants must provide a current cover letter (including how you have addressed, or plan to address working with diverse student groups), a CV, and contact information of three professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later time. All applicants must apply online, applications submitted via email or in-person to the department will not be considered.

The Department:

The Meriam Library supports a comprehensive university curriculum at the master’s degree level and emphasizes active engagement and outreach with faculty and students. The library is a unit of Academic Affairs. Further information about the Meriam Library is available at

Job-related questions should be directed to:

Patrick Newell, Hiring Committee Chair
Library Administration
Meriam Library
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA 95929-0295

Benefits Information:

This position qualifies for benefits including tuition fee waiver (if eligible). California State University, Chico offers a number of benefits to its employees (e.g., sick leave, vacation, health insurance). For more information, please visit

Additional Information:

Those hired at the Associate level should expect to be hired as a probationary tenure-track employee with possible credit of up to two years served.

All work must be performed within the State of California.

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.

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 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment.

For disability-related accommodations, please call the ADA Coordinator at (530) 898-5959.

All positions are contingent on funding.

About Chico State:

Graduate and undergraduate programs boast high-quality research experiences, exceptional faculty mentoring, and civic and global engagement opportunities. The campus motto, “Today Decides Tomorrow,” is brought to life by inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and co-curricular programming. The Chico Experience prepares students to be critical thinkers, engaged citizens, and inspired stewards of environmental, social, and economic resources. Together, they will become leaders solving the challenges of the 21st century.

The campus is located in Northern California, 90 minutes from the state capitol, Sacramento, and a three-hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. Chico offers year-round natural beauty, outdoor leisure activities, and a thriving arts, music, and events scene. We acknowledge and are mindful that Chico State stands on lands that were originally occupied by the first people of this area, the Mechoopda, and we recognize their distinctive spiritual relationship with this land, the flora, the fauna, and the waters that run through campus. We are humbled that our campus resides upon sacred lands that since time immemorial have sustained the Mechoopda people and continue to do so today.

Chico State is an 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 and only employ individuals authorized to work in the U.S.

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