Wright State University Libraries seeks a full time Student Success Librarian. This position coordinates and provides instruction in the English composition program, first-year seminars, high school outreach, and other subjects as assigned. This position also serves as the liaison to the Division of Student Success, including the University Writing Center, and other student success initiatives on campus. The ideal candidate will have strong outreach and communication skills; ability to work with diverse constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and community; and strong instructional skills.
A.L.A. accredited M.L.S./M.L.I.S. by hire date
Two years library experience (can include student or graduate student employment, internships or practicums)
Demonstrated knowledge of design and delivery of information literacy instruction, particularly for those in the first two years of college
Ability to establish relationships and work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty, and staff across campus
Ability to plan, design, implement, and assess services and programs
Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally diverse community and fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion;
Ability to promote resources and services to diverse groups
Demonstrated commitment to teamwork;
Knowledge of educational technologies and the ability to apply knowledge to the design and delivery of instruction;
Knowledge of library instructional assessment techniques;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to manage time and set priorities;
Interest in scholarly achievement, professional development and service.
Demonstrated experience creating online instructional modules or experience with software such as Camtasia, Panopto, Adobe Articulate, etc
Previous experience providing library instruction, particularly for students in their first two years of college
Previous experience or degree in education or related programs
Essential Functions and percent of time::
40% Coordinate English composition and first-year seminars instructional programs: Coordinates the English composition and first-year seminars, and high school instructional programs; develops program content and assessment through collaboration with faculty, subject librarians, and the Department Head including lecture materials, assignments, and in-class materials; markets program and schedules classes. Creates library programming directed towards first-year students and faculty in collaboration with campus units. Partners with the Division of Student Success, including the University Writing Center, and other student success initiatives on campus.
Represents the University Libraries to incoming students through open houses, in-person or virtual library orientations, and tours. Serves on campus committees that support first-year and undergraduate student success efforts.
25% Library Instruction Provides library instruction for various undergraduate student success initiatives and other subject areas as assigned. Collaborates with faculty to design library research assignments that enhance student learning. Design and teach classes and workshops to educate students on effective library research strategies, content evaluation, and other information literacy skills. Conduct assessment in classes taught to gauge student learning. Design research guides and other digital objects to facilitate learning by online students. Participates with the Research Toolkit information literacy workshop series. Provide library instruction when requested by faculty, including nights and weekends.
20 % Reference service: Research, evaluate, and organize scholarly resources for faculty on specific topics or research questions. Counsel students and faculty individually regarding specific research assignments or projects. Deliver library research and information service at multiple service points. Provide library service when scheduled, including nights and weekends. Participate in department planning, operations, and meetings.
10 % Liaison to academic departments: Provide the services listed below to assigned departments, colleges and academic areas. Develop and maintain relationships with faculty and staff to effectively market and deliver library services and resources. Initiate new programs or services. Communicate with academic departments regarding library resources, services, or research needs. Manage the library collections in assigned subject areas by selecting appropriate library materials. Monitor academic department meetings, activities, and communication for opportunities to provide library services. Participate in new faculty, staff, and student orientations and other department/college activities.
5 % Professional Development and Service: Participate in professional development and continuing education endeavors for professional and personal growth. Engage in service opportunities for the library profession, university, or local community. Participate in the development and the performance of the libraries' programs, policies, procedures, projects, teams and committees including other duties as assigned.
M-F 8:30 – 5:00 with occasional nights and weekends as required.
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Wright State University serves nearly 18,000 students and offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional degree programs through eight colleges and three schools. Located in the city of Fairborn in Greene County, Ohio, Wright State is conveniently situated adjacent to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and is less than 10 miles from downtown Dayton. One of our eight colleges, Wright State University–Lake Campus, is a university-operated regional campus on the shores of Grand Lake St. Marys in Celina, Ohio. The Wright State alumni community is more than 109,000 strong. For more information please visit www.wright.edu.