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Librarian, First Year Experience

Summary and Purpose of Position:

Monroe Community College (MCC) seeks an engaging and innovative First Year Experience Librarian. With a sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, this librarian will advance the library's role in student learning, partner with stakeholders to improve the first year experience, and facilitate undergraduate research via a variety of instructional strategies to ultimately impact student retention and success. They will coordinate  library participation in campus programming for first year students and develop engagement opportunities for those students with the library.

The First Year Experience librarian will also serve as a liaison to one of the MCC Schools, serving as the main point of contact between members of the School and the library. This also entails leading the library's engagement, teaching and learning, collection development, and research services for the School.

Primary Functions:

  • Works closely with the instruction team to deliver and assess library instruction programs and services that target and improve first-year student retention and success, including the development of face-to-face instruction and programming, as well as online, hybrid, and mobile learning objects and teaching materials. 
  • Represents the Library in campus-wide discussions of first year students.
  • Identifies and establishes working partnerships with campus programs that contribute to the first year experience. 
  • Coordinates and leads library participation in campus orientation activities, summer bridge programs, and other first year experiences.
  • Works collaboratively with campus organizations, student services, and first year composition courses on library orientations, instruction, and programming for first year students.
  • Contribute content as needed to the library's websites, social media, chat, or other appropriate channels to promote the library's services to first year students.
  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of campus teaching and learning.
  • Collaborates with library colleagues and faculty in assigned liaison departments to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum.
  • Supports the library's general information literacy instruction program; works with faculty in assigned liaison departments to support information literacy outcomes in face-to-face, web-enhanced, hybrid, and online courses.
  • Contributes to a repository of reusable, adaptable learning objects (i.e., subject and course guides, instructional video, etc.) to support information literacy efforts.
  • Provides reference and research support services, both face-to-face and virtually.
  • Collaborates with departmental colleagues on library-wide assessment efforts.

Secondary Functions:

  • Participates in MCC, local, state, and national committees.
  • Occasional night and weekend coverage required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position: Librarian, First Year Experience
Organization: Monroe Community College
Location: Rochester,  NY 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/26/2022


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with information literacy concepts (e.g., Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education) and active learning strategies. 
  • Experience or interest in first-year experience initiatives.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners.
  • Experience developing library programs, processes, or services that support student success.
  • Experience providing research support in face-to-face and online environments. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with information technologies such as learning management systems, Springshare LibApps, social media, web authoring tools, screencasting, etc..
  • Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education.
Apply Here: http://monroecc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=14484
Status: This listing expires on: 7/25/2022
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Monroe Community College
1000 E. Henrietta Rd.

Rochester,  NY 14623
United States
(585) 292-2048
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