Student Success / Outreach Librarian

Savannah State University
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Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Student Success / Outreach Librarian
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 239454
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the first public historically black college or university in the state of Georgia and the first institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university's students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary

The Student Success / Outreach Librarian provides leadership and coordination of the Library's outreach activities, programming, and Reference services. The Librarian will promote the importance of providing access to resources which will promote retention, progression, graduation, and students' academic success as college students.

    Builds relationships with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the ways the library can serve as an essential partner to facilitate the success of studentsRepresents the library in the creation and re-visioning of first-year experience programs; online orientations with the campus Learning Management System; and the Center for Student SuccessCoordinates assessment of library student success initiatives and participates in assessment of campus-wide initiativesPlays a leadership role in the collaborative development of library policies and strategic plans, assessment, and implements short and long-term operational goals and objectives Manages the library's course reserves services Contributes to the library's collection development program by making requests for materials Prepares, develops, and updates instructional materials such as tutorials and research guidesServes as the librarian liaison to one or more academic departments; teaches library instruction classes Serves at the library's reference desk on a daily, weekly, and weekend rotation as scheduled Assists the library’s computer support technician with the library's social media effortsPrepares monthly and other periodic reports of outreach activitiesServes on university and library committees as assigned or volunteers Engages in scholarship and service to the university and the professionParticipates in local, state, and national library/professional organizationsSupervises library assistants and student workersProvides a high level of customer serviceMay be required to perform job related duties other than those specifically delineated in this position
Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Must have experience and/or demonstrated ability in reference and instruction
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Must have demonstrated success in outreach and cultivating successful relationships with diverse campus stakeholders to promote library initiatives
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by first generation, non-traditional, and/or underrepresented student populations
  • Project management skills
  • Strong commitment to public service including reference and research assistance
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in student engagement and success
  • Knowledge of information literacy instruction including the development of student learning outcomes and lesson plans
  • Ability to plan, design, and implement innovative projects or services
  • Ability to effectively participate in the library's liaison program in the areas of research consultation, outreach programming and instruction
  • Ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and high levels of personal commitment
  • Skill in designing promotional materials and implementing library programming such as orientation events
  • Skill in decision making and problem solving
  • Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public
  • Skill in oral and written communication


  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office


  • This position has direct supervision over 1-5 personnel
Contact Information

For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at (877) 251.2644, or by email at [email protected]

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected]. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected].

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