Visiting Assistant Librarian, Student Success @ IU South Bend Library

Position Details
Title: Visiting Assistant Librarian, Student Success
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Department: IU South Bend Library
Position Summary
This is a twelve-month position reporting to the Director of Research, Instruction, and outreach. The IU South Bend Libraries seek a Student Success Librarian to contribute to our growing instruction program and to further our commitment to student success. Primary Duties and Responsibilities Serve as a subject librarian to designated departments (Health Sciences & SocialSciences). Involves instruction, outreach, reference service, and collection development. Work with faculty to integrate information literacy into their course assignments for tagged courses (general education requirement). Teaches two sections of Q110 Introduction to Information Literacy 1-credit course.
Collaborate with campus partners that support the first-year experience, and student success initiatives, to coordinate meaningful and welcoming activities thatfoster student engagement and a sense of belonging.
Develop outreach programming for undergraduate students, including study break programming during exams and orientation events.
Provides instruction, research assistance, and other reference services face-to-face and online, including evenings and weekends.
Develops and maintains online research guides and other instructional materials.
Perform other, relevant duties as needed/required.

Basic Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program. Master’s degree or equivalent must be awarded by August 30, 2021.
Demonstrated experience in reference and instruction services, preferably in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of a variety of information resources across disciplines and fields, especially in the health sciences.
Knowledge of contributing factors to student persistence, success, and retention in graduate education.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that display consideration for diverse backgrounds and communication styles.
Ability to work both independently and collegially with others in a collaborative environment.
Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, engaging in outreach initiatives.

Department Contact for Questions: Julie Feighery,

Salary and Rank: Competitive
Special Instructions: Please submit

  • at TRANSCRIPT submit unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • at OTHERsubmit any other documents you feel would be of benefit to the application

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