Assistant Librarian (Student Success Librarian) – Libraries Education & Research Services

at University of Wyoming Libraries (view profile)
Published September 20, 2022
Location Laramie, Wyoming
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 54000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade 67

Description

JOB PURPOSE: 

The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for the position of Student Success Librarian. The Student Success Librarian is a member of the Research & Instruction department, a unit of the Education & Research Services division of the Libraries. This position collaborates with other members of the ERS team as well as with student success-focused partners across the university.

The Student Success Librarian will support students to establish strong awareness of and engagement with the library and its services to help ensure their retention and success. The position will focus on the success and belonging of students, including new transfer students and first-generation college students as they integrate into the larger UW student community.

Located in Laramie, WY, this position provides vital on-campus support to students and library users.

Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead library initiatives for transfer and first-generation students
  • Participate in library instructional initiatives, student engagement programs, and outreach activities.
  • Collaborate with campus partners on programming
  • Teach research and information literacy skills to undergraduate students in support of UW's general education curriculum.
  • Lead efforts to assess the effectiveness of Libraries' instructional programs
  • Provide research & instruction support for a variety of subject areas or disciplines as identified by the R&I team.
  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students and teaching faculty
  • Support adoption and development of Open Educational Resources
  • Participate in library faculty activities including scholarship; service; faculty governance; reappointment, tenure, & promotion; and professional development.

This position reports to the chair of Research & Instruction.

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS: 

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. (https://www.uwyo.edu/regs-policies/_files/docs/regulations-2020/uw_reg_2-1_approved_10-14-20.pdf ).

UW Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment.  Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/resources/.  For more information on UW Libraries, please visit http://uwyo.edu/libraries

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent by December 2022
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

*UW Libraries is committed to providing professional development funding and time to allow a candidate who meets the minimum qualifications to acquire skills and grow into positions.

  • Experience providing instruction, research consultation services, and/or workshops in an academic setting
  • Educational background in a social science and/or demonstrated knowledge of library resources for one or more social science disciplines
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative assessment methodologies, tools and standards, and their application in educational settings
  • Demonstrated research interest and scholarly activity in the field
  • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: 

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or C.V.
  • Contact information for four work-related references.
  • This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 10/19/2022 will receive full consideration.