Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian – Westchester Community College – Valhalla, NY

The following position requires familiarity with the community college philosophy and the ability to work within a culturally diverse college population.

TITLE OF POSITION/RANK: Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian (Tenure Track)

DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media, and Instructional Technology, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Center for Learning Resources, Library, Media & Instructional Technology seeks a Librarian to provide reference services face-to-face and online; deliver course-related instructions, on and off campus, and online; and collaborate with academic departments in assigned liaison areas. The candidate will head a robust information literacy program and conduct outreach services designed to increase student engagement with library services. The Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian will develop standards-driven educational tools and keep informed of trends in early college services to students, including investigating ways to integrate guided pathways and user-focused concepts into library services. The candidate is also expected to be active in departmental affairs, student life, and college governance. They must have flexibility in performing various tasks, as departmental and library needs change. The incumbent must be willing to work evenings, as assigned, and on weekends.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess a minimum of a Master’s degree (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution. Strong teaching and instructional technology skills required; and excellent oral and written skills are also required. They must be able to work as part of a team. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in or knowledge of librarianship in an academic setting preferred. Experience building resources with the Springshare suite of products and familiarity with ALMA/Primo library platform also preferred.


SALARY & BENEFITS: The starting salary is $63,570 plus excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. You may upload your documents by clicking “here.” Send resumes, cover letters, references and copies of transcripts to: Please indicate “Information Literacy and Student Engagement Librarian (Tenure Track)” in the subject line of the email or mail to: Director, Human Resources, Westchester Community College, HR Department, Administration Building- Suite B42, 75 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY 10595; Fax: (914) 606-7838

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Priority will be given to applications received by April 8, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence and lifelong learning.

About Melody Rood

Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC

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