Undergraduate Engagement & Student Success Librarian

at University of Oregon (view profile)
Published February 20, 2024
Location Eugene, Oregon
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533321/undergraduate-engagement-student-success-librarian
Cover Letter Requirements Required
Education Requirements Varies for Associate Librarian or Assistant Librarian
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $55,000
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $76,000
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade Assistant Librarian: $55,000 - $68,000 per year and Associate Librarian: $63,000 - $76,000 per year


Data, Access, Research, & Teaching Services (DARTS) is responsible for an array of services and programs to meet the research, teaching, and learning needs of the University of Oregon community. DARTS encompasses four major areas: Teaching & Liaison Services (TLS) and Branch Operations, Access Services, Research & Learning Spaces, and the Department of Open Research (DOOR). Services provided include the circulation of collections, collection development and maintenance, information literacy instruction, data services, digital publishing, and public scholarship support. The division also oversees branch operations for five library facilities: Design Library, NE Portland Library, Price Science Commons & Research Library (PSC), Mathematics Library, and the Loyd and Dorothy Rippey Library at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology. The mission of DARTS is to enhance student success, faculty research, and teaching by facilitating access to information resources and specialized research spaces, building collections, providing innovative engagement activities, delivering information, data, and digital literacy teaching and consultation, and programs that support the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) and provision of affordable course materials.

The Teaching and Liaison Services (TLS) and Branch Operations Department is located with the larger division of Data, Access, Research and Teaching Services (DARTS) of UO Libraries. Within TLS, librarians are assigned to academic areas to support the teaching and research needs of faculty and students. TLS is led by a director and three head librarians who supervise and guide three broad disciplinary liaison teams: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Sciences. TLS librarians are actively engaged in collection development, teaching, outreach, and research support in their respective areas and collaborate often to support the academic needs of the UO community.

Position Summary

This position is highly collaborative, you will be working directly with campus partners, librarian liaisons, and staff across the Libraries. It requires flexibility, creativity, and a passion for connecting with and teaching undergraduates about library services, collections, and facilities. In this position, you will directly contribute to the Libraries ‘goal of enriching the student experience by advancing students’ information and data skills, providing opportunities, programming, and resources particularly targeting underrepresented groups, and supporting undergraduate research initiatives across campus. In addition, you will serve as a liaison to the Clark Honors College, Undergraduate Education and Student Success (UESS), the Division of Student Life, and other academic and non-academic campus units.

As the Undergraduate Engagement & Student Success Librarian, you will work closely with other liaison librarians and faculty to deliver impactful library instruction including the development of asynchronous learning tools. In addition, you will be responsible for delivering online reference services, research skills workshops, and general information literacy instruction. In this position you will be teaching students with different backgrounds, making them feel welcome, introducing them to library services, and directly helping them strengthen their research skills.

In this role, you will participate in the development and implementation of assessment initiatives aimed at improving services and outreach efforts to undergraduates. It is expected that you will participate in a variety of events supporting undergraduate student success and use a variety of technologies and media for the advancement of library goals and objectives.

In this position, you will participate in service to the University, UO Libraries, and community through work on committees, task force groups, etc., and may participate in library and campus activities related to shared governance. Participation in appropriate professional development activities and organizations is expected to develop skills and stay current as well as meet criteria for retention and promotion. You also contribute to the University and Libraries goals regarding equity and inclusion and perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and Libraries objectives.

This on-site position is based at the Eugene campus in the Knight Library and reports to the Director of Teaching and Liaison Services within the Department of Teaching & Liaison Services and Branch Operations.

The successful candidate is passionate about teaching, student success, working with campus partners and is an enthusiastic promoter of library services. In addition, they are invested in supporting a community of scholars from diverse backgrounds and enjoy working both collaboratively and independently.