First Year Experience Librarian–Iona University–New Rochelle, NY

Job Description:

The First Year Experience Librarian plays a leading role in Iona Library’s efforts in providing information literacy instruction and the delivery of library services to the Iona community. The First Year Experience Librarian works closely with the library team and university community to develop library services and programs that support student success in their first year and beyond. This position’s duties also include research support services, collection development, instruction, and supporting other library services.


>Participate in developing the Information Literacy instruction plan for first-year courses and conducting in-person, hybrid and virtual library instruction sessions.
>Work closely with the Instruction & Information Literacy Librarian in developing programs for Student Success support programs.
>Develop and conduct information literacy workshops incorporating innovative technologies and techniques for instruction.
>Apply information literacy instruction goals tied to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
>Participate in assessing library information literacy instruction.
>Serve as Library liaison to select academic departments, providing targeted library and information literacy support.
>Provide research assistance to the community in a variety of formats (i.e., virtual, email, in-person, phone, etc.).
>Create and maintain research guides, tutorials, and other instructional materials.
>Stay abreast of standards, best practices, and trends in first-year experience support.
>Collaborate on creation and assessment of online learning objects, such as LibWizard quizzes, videos, and information literacy exercises.
>Participate in the development of digital and print collections by recommending new purchases and assessing existing collections.
>Assist in the supervision, staffing, and scheduling of the Arrigoni Library.
>Perform other related duties as assigned.
>Work occasional evenings and weekends as required.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education and Experience:

>ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or equivalent by the time of hire.
>1 or more years of experience in research support and instruction in an educational setting. Part-time and pre-professional experience can count towards this experience.


>Experience with instruction, both online and in-person.
>Experience with providing research support services, both in-person and online.
>Familiarity or willingness to engage with trends and services in academic libraries to support student success in first year students.
>Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing.
>Experience working in a collaborative environment.
>Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment.

Preferred Qualifications:

>Experience supporting research and information literacy in an academic library.
>Experience developing and managing and assessing information literacy curricula.
>Experience collaborating with diverse groups and departments to promote student success.

How to apply:
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About Iona University/EEO language

Founded in 1940, Iona University is a master’s-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona’s 45-acre New Rochelle campus and 28-acre Bronxville campus are just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2023.” Iona University also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona University and NewYork-Presbyterian announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, to be principally located on the University’s new campus in Bronxville, N.Y. Supported by a $20 million gift from NewYork-Presbyterian, the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences offers a new vision for collaborative health care education, modern workforce development, and community care. On July 1, 2022, Iona officially changed its status from College to University, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.

Iona University values and celebrates diversity and is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all of our employees including staff & administrative employees, faculty and student workers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, partnership status, disability, military or veteran status, alienage, citizenship, status as a victim of domestic violence/stalking/sex offenses, unemployment status, or other legally prohibited basis under federal and state law, or local ordinance. As an equal opportunity employer, Iona University encourages applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live, in particular historically underrepresented groups.