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Student Success Librarian

Posted: 04/10/2022

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Job no: 500101
Department: Regl Libraries - Hamilton Campus
Location: Hamilton, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Library
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Student Success Librarian

Job Summary:
The Student Success Librarian works closely with librarians, faculty, and other campus student support units to leverage and promote library resources and services contributing to student success, recruitment, and retention. This position will focus on information literacy objectives, and provide support primarily to first year students, first generation students, transfer students, and students participating in the TRiO program. In addition, this position will develop and maintain the library’s website. The Student Success Librarian will also further the University’s and Library’s commitment to equity and justice by supporting inclusive pedagogy, promoting cultural competency, and ensuring that the library is a place of belonging for our campus’s diverse learners.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Student Success Librarian will:

  • Design, maintain, and deliver information literacy (IL) materials recognizing the needs of diverse learners, in multiple formats, with a focus on foundational courses in composition and rhetoric. Position may have the opportunity to teach credit courses.
  • Maintain current knowledge of best practices in IL instruction (ILI), resources, and technology related to teaching and learning.
  • Assess student learning of IL concepts through a variety of methods in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Design and maintain the library’s website.
  • 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.
  • Provide library services to campus programs that support student recruitment, academic preparedness, and retention efforts.
  • Focus on the success and belonging of students, including first year, transfer, first generation, TRiO, and students from underserved communities.
  • Provide reference and consultation services in person and electronically.
  • Manage the library collection for assigned subject areas.
  • Collaborate with librarians and university partners to integrate library collections and services into the LMS for assigned subject areas.
  • Coordinate effective and strategic marketing of ILI services and resources.
  • Provide excellent customer service for circulation-related tasks at the unified service desk.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution by date of appointment with a minimum 6 months experience with HTML and CSS; familiarity with WCAG website accessibility standards; ability to manage workflow, projects, and multiple tasks while meeting deadlines in a complex and rapidly changing environment; ability to meet the Libraries’ promotion and continuing contract requirements (see Appointment as Associate Librarian requires an established record of service and scholarship as described in these requirements.
  • Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Consideration may be given to candidates with prior work experience in an academic library; experience with a variety of technological applications both in and beyond the classroom context, such as online tutorials and research guides, learning management systems, and screencasting software (e.g. LibGuides, Canvas, Screencast-O-Matic); experience administering website content-management systems such as WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla; familiarity with JavaScript; experience planning, implementing, and promoting services or programs to large numbers of users; 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; experience supporting at-risk student populations; demonstrated ability to reach out and build successful relationships with campus stakeholders to promote library initiatives; experience working with non-academic university units.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter addressing the position description, resume, and a 1-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Inquiries may be directed to Krista McDonald at 

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin April 22, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 08 Apr 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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