Undergraduate Student Success Librarian

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-09-06
Req: R0010043

The University of Virginia Library seeks an Undergraduate Student Success Librarian to support the Library’s undergraduate teaching and research efforts. This position will work collaboratively with others in the Library to teach classes and workshops to support information literacy across the university; collaborate on the creation of instructional materials and activities; develop assessment strategies and initiatives to support student information literacy development; and, engage with faculty and instructors to integrate information, digital, media, and data literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum. The ideal candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy; awareness of innovations and trends within the library and education fields; and, a commitment to radical inclusivity, continuing professional development, creativity, and resourcefulness.

The Teaching and Learning department strives to deepen the library's connections and partnerships with faculty, students, and other centers on campus. This position will collaborate with a cohort of library staff dedicated to the development of sound pedagogical practices, inspirational teaching methods, innovative outreach programming, and critical attention to the development of research skills, and will join with a team of disciplinary experts to support and promote excellence in research, scholarship, artistic production, teaching, and learning for all members of the academic community. The University of Virginia Library is committed to the values of respect, integrity, diversity & inclusion, collaboration, and innovation.


  • Teach excellent classes and workshops to support information literacies across the University and collaborate on the creation of instructional materials, outcomes, and activities.
  • Serve as primary contact and unit coordinator for first year general education programs.
  • Work collaboratively with Teaching and Learning team members and others in the Library to support the teaching and research initiatives of both the Library and University.
  • Develop assessment strategies and initiatives to support student information literacy development.
  • Commit to continuing development of teaching skills and on-going evaluation and self-assessment of teaching.
  • Maintain awareness of innovations and trends within the Library and Education professions and propose, implement, and promote services and technologies that adopt new models of teaching and learning.

Qualifications, Required

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in Library and Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline.
  • Able to work proactively, effectively, and collegially with colleagues, students, faculty, and administrators.
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, or a commitment to do so at UVA.

Qualifications, Preferred

  • At least two years of instruction experience.
  • Experience collaboratively designing, teaching, and/or assessing course-related information literacy instruction sessions at the college level.
  • Knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy as well as current and emerging instructional technologies and their application to academic library instruction.
  • Experience in or familiarity with the operation of an academic library at a research institution.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development, professional dexterity, creativity, and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

This position has an anticipated hiring range of $60,000 -$70,000. Priority will be given to applications received by September 27th.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check before their first day of employment per University Policy.

PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for ‘Undergraduate Student Success Librarian’. Complete an application online and attach:

  • Resume / CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references

PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, complete the application and attach

  • Resume / CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three professional references

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

For questions about the application process please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Academic Recruiter, rmo2r@virginia.edu

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 9/10/2019
Application Due: 12/29/2019
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