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Resources for SJSU Librarians

Resources for Librarians

Academic Senate

The SJSU Academic Senate is the principal agency for the formulation of University policy. The Senate and its committees communicate recommendations to the President on such matters as faculty affairs, curriculum, instruction, student affairs, finances and other matters relevant to the welfare of SJSU. San José State University was the first California state university to have an official faculty representative body.

Academic Senate has multiple committees that faculty librarians are participate in. Call for membership is usually announced in Spring semesters. 

Center for Faculty Development

The center supports lecturer, tenure-track, and graduate teaching assistant/associate faculty in all aspects of their assignment, including research, scholarship and creative activity; teaching; and leadership. Here we offer certificate programs, workshops, and individual consultations on topics ranging from equity-minded instruction and accessibility to annual evaluations, RTP and retirement. 

Throughout the academic year, they offer multiple training sessions, and workshops that librarians can take advantage of. The center sends out call for participation to all faculty, including librarians via email:

University Personnel

University Personnel oversees a number of campus units: Faculty Services, Technology & Training, Employee Relations, Retention & Equal Opportunity, Academic Employee Relations, and University Personnel Operations. Benefits, compensation, and employment related resources can be found here on this website. 

Questions can also be directed to Evelia Sanchez, Library's Human Resources Specialist (

Institutional Research

The Office of Institutional Research (IR) is the central data service unit at San Jose State University. The IR office is dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and timely information and research to support University decision making, and compliance with state, federal, district, and college requirements.The IR team has a range of technical expertise and analytical capabilities, and are able to effectively interpret and present this data for the rest of the University and various external organizations.

Librarians can use their data dashboard to become familiar with campus demographics, and their liaison departments.

CSU Student Success Dash Board

This dash board is created by CSU Institutional Research and Analyses (IR&A). IR&A sits within the division of Academic and Student Affairs and serves as a resource for the entire California State University community. They provide information, research, analytical services and data analysis that support evidence-based decision making, strategic planning and management of statistical and historical student data records at the CSU.​

The dashboard can be used by librarians to become familiar with admission, retention, and graduation trends of their liaison department. Librarians can view courses students struggle with, and be proactive in supporting students enrolled in those courses. They can also view demographic information of student body in their liaison departments, and design customized programs for them. 

Division of Research & Innovation

The Research and Innovation Division works with the entire campus to seek internal and external support for faculty and student research, scholarship and creative activity (RSCA), and institutional projects that support the educational and service mission of the university. Collaboration is sought across disciplines, departments, and community partners in preparing proposals to federal, state, and private agencies.

Librarians seeking grants for research purposes can find funding opportunities and deadlines. 


eCampus offers our faculty a variety of programs that provide professional development opportunities, educational workshops and academic resources to help you grow as an educator. Librarians can use eCampus for:

Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services offers consultation and outreach services to faculty, staff, and departments of San José State University. Personal and educational counselors are available to work with you and your department on various issues. 

Librarians can call 408-924-5910 to speak with a counselor about a particular concern.