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University of Rochester Student Success Librarian - 236666 in Rochester, New York

Student Success Librarian Job ID 236666

Location Central Administration Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Learning Initiatives


General Purpose:

The Student Success Librarian is responsible for leading and implementing programs and services that contribute to student success. The incumbent will help advance the River Campus Libraries’ (RCL) learning, and research strategies by developing projects and initiatives that support experiential learning (e.g., Karp Library Fellows, CEILAM), first-generation students, historically underrepresented students, international students, and students in the primary writing requirement program. Through such work, and in coordination with the Director, Learning Initiatives, the librarian will create meaningful connections with students and student groups and showcase the value of the library to the student experience.

The incumbent will also work closely with library colleagues and student support units (e.g., Office of Minority Student Affairs, International Services Office, Office of Disability Resources, Career Center, Student Association,) across the university to understand, anticipate, and fulfill student research and learning needs, develop collaborative and holistic programs and supports, and strengthen connections to the library and its services.

Responsibilities:Coordinate experiential learning programs and initiatives

  • Coordinate the Karp Library Fellows (KLF) program

  • Coordinate Career Exploration in Libraries & Mentorship (CEILAM) Program

  • Lead the development and continuous improvement CEILAM and KLF programs

Plan and develop student success initiatives

  • Collaborate with library colleagues, campus student support units, and student groups to identify needs and develop sustainable and high-impact initiatives

  • Support peer-to-peer learning and innovative approaches to idea exploration and skill development by empowering students to develop and lead initiatives

  • Create multimodal information resources and asynchronous learning activities, and contribute relevant content for RCL online resources

  • Develop assessment plans

Lead student success initiatives

  • Lead and/or coordinate workshops, programs and events that support student success by connecting students with library services, collections, programs, spaces, and expertise

  • Coordinate and support student-led workshops, programs, and events

  • Assess initiatives to support continuous improvement

Instruction for information, data, and digital fluencies

  • Work with first-year writing instructors to deliver high-impact library instruction

  • Engage in collaborative conversations with library colleagues and writing program staff to optimize and make sustainable the library’s connection to the first-year writing program

  • Participate in the assessment of library contributions to the writing program

Cultivate relationships

  • Communicate and translate key information about RCL and its services with assigned stakeholders, departments, units, and student groups

  • Engage in targeted outreach and relationship building, maintaining current collaborations and cultivating new partnerships within RCL and across campus.

Other Duties as assigned

  • Engage in professional development for functional, library, and personal enhancement


Minimum Education

  • Post-graduate degree in library and information science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution

  • Degree or coursework in one or more fields related to this position (preferred)


  • Experience developing and cultivating relationships and partnerships

  • Experience collaborating across disciplines/fields

  • Experience delivering high-impact initiatives and programs

  • Facilitation, training, or teaching experience

  • Mentoring experience

  • Job-related experience in an academic or research library (preferred)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Competencies in information, digital, and/or data literacies

  • Ability to look beyond one's assigned area of focus to find connections and opportunities

  • Ability to create an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment

  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork/collaboration and ability to work effectively with a diverse campus community

  • Ability to remain current in best practices related to student success in higher education


  • Research practices and data skills related to assigned areas

  • Working knowledge of digital tools and methodologies that enhance the researcher/learner experience

  • Familiarity with instructional design principles

  • Familiarity with ACRL’s information literacy framework

  • Familiarity with critical, anti-racist, and/or feminist pedagogies

  • Familiarity with project management tools, methods and/or workflows

  • Outstanding customer service

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Cultural competence

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, references & resume as one PDF document when applying online.

All applicants must apply online.

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