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Job ID: 2637
The Miami University Libraries seeks an innovative and service-minded individual to collaborate with librarians, faculty and other university partners as Undergraduate Engagement and Student Success Librarian. The position focuses on building connections, developing programs, and promoting the role of the library as both an academic and non-academic partner in support of undergraduate student success. This position will support and implement innovative library programming and provide instructional programming aimed at undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be interested in engaging and supporting all undergraduate students, as well as actively contributing to the advancement of undergraduate initiatives at Miami University. The position will have a specific focus on programs designed to help non-traditional, first-generation, underrepresented students, transfer students, international student populations and student athletics.
The successful candidate will possess innovative ideas about undergraduate services and a strong interest in strengthening partnerships with academic and nonacademic divisions that support undergraduate student success.
The Undergraduate Engagement and Student Success Librarian is a key contributor to advancing the Libraries’ goals to integrate information literacy into the curriculum, establish new modes of instruction, and partner with campus units to improve student success. This is a continuing contract eligible position and the successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to meet the Libraries’ requirements for continuing contract and promotion (see http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/about/larps.pdf ).
Liaison responsibilities may include Global Initiatives department, Intercollegiate Athletics, Student Athletics, and Enrollment Management and Student Success.
Participate in the Libraries’ expansion efforts in facilitating undergraduate research and learning experiences and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with Miami University Libraries colleagues and strategic campus partners.
Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of undergraduate learning in concert with librarian colleagues.
Participate in the Libraries’ instruction program teaching and developing courses, workshops, and programs and assessing student learning outcomes to support continuous improvement of student learning and engagement. Actively participate in, and advocates for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, and/or staff development and training. Identify and make use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate.
Development and maintain subject and course guides in LibGuides.
Participate in programs and events that support student recruitment, academic preparedness, and retention, such as first year student orientation, new graduate student orientation, and international student orientation.
Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues. Participates in training and events designed and developed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian.
Provides general and specialized information services including reference desk assistance, consultation, virtual reference, and technology assistance. Evenings and weekends as needed.
• ALA Accredited Master of Library or Information Science or equivalent
• Experience providing research assistance to diverse library users
• Demonstrated ability to reach out and build successful relationships with campus
stakeholders to promote library initiatives
• Ability to work in a team environment and build working relationships with campus colleagues and strategic partners
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
• Proven ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse populations
• Demonstrated knowledge of trends, methods and best practices in undergraduate student engagement
• Ability to manage workflow, projects, and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines and solving problems in a complex and rapidly changing environment
• Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth
• Proven ability to use a variety of technological applications both in and beyond the classroom context
• Proficiency in the use of general and subject-specific print and electronic reference resources
• Demonstrated skills in designing and creating effective learning materials, such as online tutorials and research guides
• Knowledge of basic web content tools (e.g.Libguides, HTML, content management systems, screencasting software
• Academic library experience with reference assistance and library instruction
• Experience planning, implementing and promoting services or programs to large numbers of users
• At least two years professional experience as an academic librarian
• Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice and assessment.
• Experience supporting at-risk student populations.
• Experience supporting online learning, including teaching in an online environment
• Experience working with non-academic university units
Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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