Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 76.57
Liaison Katie Koscielak
Submission Date April 11, 2023

STARS v2.2

Cal Poly Humboldt
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Cyril Oberlander
Dean of the University Library
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Creation of new tenure-track faculty Sustainability Librarian position

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
As efforts continue at Cal Poly Humboldt to truly connect polytechnic work to student academics/research the University added an explicit faculty position to support campus development on sustainability. The Sustainability Librarian is a new faculty position positioned to work as an interdisciplinary, information literacy focused support on campus, reaching all realms - from facilities, to faculty committees, to direct student outreach and community collaboration.

Measurable aspects:

Internal Library leadership as main faculty member to research topics of Sustainability Librarianship, design of sustainable library operations, systems, etc. as Cal Poly efforts move forward and overall campus sustainability is increased, assessed.

Development of student/faculty resources to support sustainability academics and research. Facilitation of campus outreach, training, and access to deepen literacy of sustainability topics at all levels. Supporting research in ways that increase its breadth and frequency from our university.

Instruction in and out of the classroom to reinforce implementation of sustainability across the curriculum. Supporting ILO (institutional learning outcome) achievements, understanding and artifacts.

Committee work on and off campus to develop projects that touch on campus sustainability as it relates to physical campus sustainability planning and interpretive systems that will serve the polytechnic needs of the future.

Leading efforts to reduce the cost of materials for students with the Sustainable Learning OER/AL$ and Course Reserves programs, including - OER/AL$ adoption training, 1-1 support in finding materials, and consulting on open pedagogy projects.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
Read the vacancy announcement for this tenure line faculty position at https://www.google.com/url?client=internal-element-cse&cx=016116879625100262331:nyxfuocjlyc&q=https://hraps.humboldt.edu/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcements/2223-26_lib_sustainability_librarian_vacancy_final.pdf&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwjS8bXE9_f8AhXrk4kEHd3qBSwQFnoECAkQAQ&usg=AOvVaw2g55vxftVgpZhfNZYUIGdQ

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.