Student Success Librarian — New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ

Student Success Librarian

Van Houten Library

Reports To:
Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement

Position Type:

Position Summary:

The Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a creative, curious, and detail-oriented Student Success Librarian to develop and nurture an undergraduate-focused information literacy program. This is a 12-month professional staff position and works under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement. The successful candidate will incorporate resilience, resourcefulness, and solutions orientation to manage time and deadlines, as well as balance demands and priorities. The position typically works a 35-hour work week with one remote work day and may require occasional evening and weekend hours based on instructional needs.

Essential Functions:

Information Literacy, Instruction, and Outreach (80%):
– Collaborates with faculty to design outcomes-based information literacy instruction aligned with course objectives, course assessments, and educational standards such as ABET and the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy.
– Team leader for the librarians in developing instructional materials, establishing best practices, staying current with pedagogical developments, and scheduling library instruction.
– Uses various instructional technologies to develop information literacy instruction in a variety of modalities (online, blended, hybrid, in-person).
– Develops undergraduate-focused instruction program across the curriculum, in particular for first-year courses: First Year Seminar, English 102, and Fundamentals of Engineering Design (FED) 101.
– Conducts formative and summative assessments of undergraduate information literacy instruction.
– Contributes to the Library’s social media accounts by creating campaigns/content to promote information literacy, collections, resources, and services.
– Works collaboratively with librarians, particularly subject liaison librarians, and other units on campus to develop, promote, and support various programming for open access, data management, and scholarly communications.
– Partners with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to collaborate and manage the Open & Affordable Textbook (OAT) program by assisting in discovering, adapting, creating, and using OER content for the undergraduate students.
– Partners with the Library Access & Outreach Services Coordinator to plan and promote library collections, resources, services, and events focusing on undergraduate students.
– Monitors emerging national trends in library outreach and instruction.
– Serves on library, faculty, and university-wide committees.

Subject Liaison (20%)
– Serves as the subject liaison librarian to an academic department as assigned.
– Contributes to on-call shifts to provide reference and research support in person, via chat, phone, and email.
– Collection development for assigned subject.
– Creates and maintains research guides and instructional materials for assigned subject.

Additional Functions:
Performs other duties as assigned.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

– An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library information science or related field.
– Three (3) years of relevant professional library experience supporting information literacy in a college/university library.
– Demonstrated knowledge of issues, trends, and technologies related to academic research, instructional technologies, and information literacy instruction.
– Demonstrated excellence with interpersonal skills and project management.
– At the university’s discretion, formal education and experience prerequisites may be accepted if the candidate can demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and experience to the satisfaction of the university, specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Preferred Qualifications:

– A second Master’s degree in a STEM or education discipline.
– Instructional design training/certification.
– Experience in searching Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and other academic databases.
– Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

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