Student Success / Textbook Affordability Librarian @ University of Central Florida Libraries


Reporting to the Associate Director for Research, Education, and Engagement, the successful candidate will serve on a cross-unit working group dedicated to textbook affordability, lead library-related efforts to decrease the cost of course materials, engage with a range of campus stakeholders to create programs that support student academic performance, and measure impact of library services and resources on student success.  This is a full time, promotion earning, library faculty appointment with professional responsibilities in librarianship, service, and scholarship.   The successful candidate will:

  • Serve as the Libraries’ primary liaison to selected campus student academic support units and work collaboratively with those units, librarians, and faculty to support student success.
  • Plan, implement, evaluate, and refine a diverse range of outreach, programming, and instructional support services for first year students.
  • Analyze collected data to identify at risk students and collaborate with student academic success units to develop programming that fosters student academic success; track academic performance of participating students and communicate results to campus stakeholders.
  • Guide faculty in identifying, adopting, and assessing affordable textbook alternatives.
  • Create resources and deliver workshops on affordable course content.
  • Track adoptions across campus, calculate savings, and disseminate to broader campus community.
  • Collaborate with librarians, instructional designers, and pertinent campus units to promote and transition traditional course content to affordable textbook alternatives.
  • Facilitate or work with colleagues on a wide variety of existing library-led textbook affordability projects, including matching library materials to current course offerings, hosting a print textbook reserve collection, and identifying and recommending ebooks for purchase.
  • Participate in library and university activities and committees and be professionally active.




  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited institution;
  • Two years’ experience after receiving the master’s degree.



  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends of library involvement in textbook affordability and/or student success initiatives;
  • Demonstrated project management skills;
  • Academic library experience;
  • Ability to effectively present to and communicate with a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to work independently, manage a diverse workload, and meet deadlines;
  • Experience with pertinent software and applications, including Canvas or similar LMS, LibGuides, spreadsheets, and tutorial software;
  • Experience tracking, analyzing, and communicating metrics and outcomes;
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of basic instructional design principles;
  • History of working collaboratively with diverse constituencies;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Environment:  The University of Central Florida is the nation’s second largest public university, enrolling over 68,000 students and offering ninety-two bachelor’s, eighty-three master’s, and thirty-one doctoral programs.  The UCF Libraries houses a collection of more than 2 million volumes and 68,000 serials and is a partial depository for government documents and patents.  Full-time staffing of 110 includes forty-six faculty librarians.  For more information about the UCF Libraries see

Salary and Rank:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a twelve month, non-tenure track faculty position with insurance and retirement benefits, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays, and no state income tax.  (UCF has recently established a $60,000 minimum salary for faculty at assistant rank.)

To Apply:  For position number 36142, submit a letter of application addressing the stated qualifications, a full curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current professional references at  by the close date of November 8, 2018.

Note: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time.  Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  Questions may be directed to the Search Chair,  Searches are conducted in accordance with the state of Florida open-records laws.  UCF is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.