Purchase College, State University of New York seeks a full-time, tenure-track Student Success Librarian. This is an exciting opportunity to play a lead role in the integration of the Library and the College’s Student Success units (Learning Center, Advising, and Career Development). Serves as a member of the management team overseeing the College’s tutoring, study skills, and writing support programs. Also serves as a key member of the Library’s instruction and reference teams. The ideal candidate must be creative, service-oriented, have a commitment to and aptitude for teaching undergraduate students as well as strong outreach and communication skills.
Faculty rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12 months) and a tenure-track appointment with excellent benefits.
The position has the following responsibilities:
- Liaison to the Student Success units and member of the Learning Center management team
- Participates in developing programming related to study skills, learning and research techniques, etc.
- Coordinates the Library’s outreach activities to students and student organizations including serving as liaison to the Office of Community Engagement
- Teaches introductory and advanced information literacy and research sessions
- Teaches a First Year Seminar – a one-credit course that introduces students to the merits of a liberal arts education, the college’s academic expectations, and its educational and co-curricular opportunities. Also serves as the academic advisor until students declare a major
- Provides reference service – includes reference desk shifts, and monitoring chat and text services
- Develops and maintains online instructional tools such as subject guides and tutorials
- Participates in collection development and serves as the library liaison to academic boards of study as appropriate to the candidate’sacademic background
- Is a member of the Library s communication/marketing team
- Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent.
- Strong public service ethic
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – particularly writing
- Demonstrated understanding of the concepts, goals, and methods of information literacy instruction
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial setting
- Ability to manage a diverse workload
- Willingness to undertake library and college committee responsibilities, professional development, and scholarship
- Ability to work an afternoon/evening schedule and occasional weekends, although there is some scheduling flexibility
- Academic library experience
- Teaching experience
- Experience with a variety of software and web applications, such as tutorial design software, LibGuides, LibAnswers, and Moodle.
Purchase HR, posting number 0800702 site: https://jobs.purchase.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1516824416000