Thursday, May 11, 2017

San José - San José State University – Student Success Librarian (tenure-track)

Opening Date: May 2, 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, service-minded Student Success Librarian. This position will collaborate with librarians, campus faculty, and other campus partners to develop, support and assess Library services in research and instruction that engage students and lead to academic success. The Student Success Librarian serves as a liaison librarian in areas determined by candidate's educational and research background and library needs. As a faculty member, the candidate engages in library and university governance and scholarship that includes research, scholarly and creative activities required for tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:
·         Master's degree in library science or equivalent (MSLS, MLIS, MALS etc.) from a library school program accredited by the American Library Association is required by start of appointment.
·         Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of scholarly research and professional development at appropriate levels.
·         Ability to effectively participate in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, outreach, and instruction.
·         Demonstrated knowledge in the assessment of teaching and educational programs and best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
·         Ability to manage projects and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
·         Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations, as gained through cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experiences, for the provision of user-centered services, systems and programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
·         Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in undergraduate student engagement and success.
·         Experience working with undergraduates from diverse ages, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.
·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with public and academic librarians and staff, teaching faculty, and students in a rapidly changing information environment.
·         Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services.

·         Build relationships with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the ways the library can serve as an essential partner in facilitating the success of undergraduate students.
·         Represent the library in the creation and re-visioning of first-year experience programs, online orientations, and department student success centers.
·         Coordinate orientation programs and information literacy programs for first-year and transfer students.
·         • Coordinate assessment of library student success initiatives and participate in assessment of campus-wide initiatives.
·         Participate in the library liaison program providing services for one or more academic departments. Serve on University-wide committees engaged in research on student success.
·         Engage in scholarship and service to the University and the profession.

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