Thursday, October 20, 2016

Assistant Librarian Student Success

Western Connecticut State University Danbury, Connecticut Library Services Tenure Track – Spring 2017.  Minimum starting salary will be $59,668. WCSU’s Library Services is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track an Assistant Librarian - Student Success. Position Summary: The Student Success Librarian support students’ acquisition of critical lifelong learning skills and help implement and expand instruction and academic-engagement programs aimed at assisting first-year and other lower-division undergraduate students in learning the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. Will collaborate with the Coordinator of the First Year Experience program to develop and assist with outreach events that increase student engagement with the library and first year programs. Provide oversight and management of campus Tutoring Resource Center. Design, deliver, and assess library instruction for first year, general education, and other programs to support learning and engagement in the University. Collaborate with library faculty colleagues to develop educational services that integrate information literacy and research skills into undergraduate programs. Provide research assistance in person and online, including some evening and weekend hours. Investigate, recommend, develop and coordinate scalable library programs related to student engagement, academic engagement, and orientation for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on information literacy skill-building of early-stage undergraduates and transfer students. Shape new directions for initiatives that support student learning and provide library services where students expect to find them. Serve as liaison librarian for assigned departments by performing research consultations, instruction, collection development, creating LibGuides, and other general liaison tasks. Participate in library faculty governance. Qualifications: ALA accredited graduate library degree is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in library technologies; demonstrated supervisory experience; ability to work collaboratively as well as independently; excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal communication and public presentation skills; flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands are required. Preference will be given to those with a knowledge of learning management systems and distance education, understanding of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment to support instruction, as well as a possessing a strong commitment to service excellence and demonstrated passion for teaching and supporting undergraduate student learning. The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups. Salary & Benefits: Minimum starting salary will be $59,668. In addition to a comprehensive benefit package, WCSU offers competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience. Additional information on our benefits can be found on our website at There are also grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance. Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to All documents should be combined in a single PDF document. Reference search #600-338 in the email subject line. Applications must be received by Friday, December 2, 2016.