Western Connecticut State Library is a dynamic learning center that fosters the discovery, creation, and reinterpretation of knowledge. The faculty and staff are committed to enhancing learning and teaching by connecting researchers with information resources designed to meet the curricular, intellectual, and professional needs of the university community. Additional information about the library may be found athttp://library.wcsu.edu
Position Summary: The Student Success Librarian collaborates with appropriate campus entities to develop and assist with outreach events that increase student engagement with the library and first year programs. Develop and teach one credit peer-mentor course in collaboration with appropriate university offices and departments. 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: Required qualifications include an ALA accredited graduate degree; demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in library technologies; 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. Preferred qualifications include knowledge of learning management systems and distance education; understanding of pedagogical methods and learning outcomes assessment to support instruction; demonstrated supervisory experience; 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.
Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a letter of application, which outlines interest in, and qualifications for, the position; a current curriculum vita; and the names and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to email@example.com. In the Email Subject Line Reference Search #700-550. All materials should be submitted as PDF files. Applications must be received by Friday, August 31, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted.
Internal Number: 700-550
About Western Connecticut State University/CSCU
Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society.
To achieve this, we:
1) Offer undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning.
2) Sustain a vibrant, inclusive campus that connects individuals through co-curricular programs, cultural events, and service to the community.
3) Attract student-centered faculty who are passionate teachers and accomplished scholars.
4) Establish partnerships that create opportunities for internships, research, and experiential learning.
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