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Student Engagement and Success Librarian

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The Student Engagement and Success Librarian will focus on the success and belonging of students, including first year students, new transfer students, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities at Cal State East Bay. 

The Student Engagement and Success Librarian will support students to establish strong awareness of and engagement with the library and its services to help ensure their retention and success. This position will lead our existing Student Ambassador program. In collaboration with library colleagues, the faculty in this role will participate in and create welcoming library initiatives that address students’ sense of belonging at Cal State East Bay, fostering connections to peers, community, and institutional resources that will contribute to academic and social success. The library faculty in this role will leverage and expand existing partnerships with programs and departments directly related to student success and student retention on campus, such as student affinity groups (such as the forthcoming Black Student Success Center, a Latinx Student Success Center, an API Student Success Center, and an Undocumented Student Resource Center), student support programs, (such as EOP, EXCEL, Summer Bridge, Renaissance Scholars, DISC) and other targeted onboarding programs (such as GANAS, Sankofa Scholars, APASS). In addition, this position will be expected to meet all requirements for tenure-track faculty, including instruction, research, and service, with assigned liaison duties.

The job applicant should address the following required and desired qualifications in their cover letter. Applicants are encouraged to draw upon a wide range of experiences, including but not limited to coursework, internships, externships, and community or volunteer work.

The Student Engagement and Success Librarian will create new opportunities for the library to: 

  • focus on the success and belonging of students, including first year students, new transfer students, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities;
  • lead and grow the Student Ambassador program, including training and supervision of library student assistants
  • further build relationships between the Libraries and other academic units, student services, and student leadership units across campus;
  • coordinate with Library Faculty in the design of equity informed library initiatives; 
  • coordinate with Library Faculty to articulate the relationship between the library and student success and belonging, and to design effective assessment strategies to measure impact;
  • establish strong student awareness and engagement with the Library and its services in order to help reduce the opportunity gaps and time to graduation; and, 
  • serve as a liaison for student success initiatives at a local institutional level and at a CSU system-wide level.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

Position: Student Engagement and Success Librarian
Organization: California State University, East Bay
Location: Hayward,  CA 
United States
Salary: Expected hiring range: $72,000-$75,900 depending on experience
Posting Start Date: 11/10/2021
Date Posted: 11/10/2021
Requirements

Required:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent by start date;

  • demonstrated experience working or collaborating with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals and communities;

  • demonstrated interest or experience in student success;

  • demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services;

  • demonstrated interest or experience in serving a highly diverse, urban population.

Desired:

  • Interest or experience in supervising students / student employees;

  • interest or experience in advocating for students;

  • awareness of issues related to accessibility of resources and services;

  • interest or experience with equity issues in education;

  • interest or experience in research or scholarship.

Status: This listing expires on: 2/8/2022
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California State University, East Bay
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Hayward,  CA 94542
United States
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lana.wood@csueastbay.edu
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Lana Wood