Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772, invites applications for Student Success & Instruction Librarian.
About Salem Academy and College:
Salem Academy and College is the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the country by its founding date of 1772. The institution is currently celebrating its 250th anniversary and is engaging in transformational change to innovate in women’s education. Salem Academy is a college preparatory school located on a diverse, active college campus focused on preparing young women for careers in STEAM. Salem College is the nation’s only liberal arts college exclusively dedicated to developing the next generation of women in health leadership. Salem Academy and College is located in Winston Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant college town known for arts and innovation.
Salem Academy & College Library seeks a creative, self-motivated, and forward thinking librarian to join our team and fill the position of Student Success & Instruction Librarian. The Student Success Librarian coordinates and provides instruction, research support, and outreach services for first-year, transfer, adult (Fleer), and academy students. This position collaborates with academic programs and offices to develop library initiatives that promote student success and retention. This position is a liaison for selected academic programs and will also develop the library’s peer information assistant program. The Student Success Librarian is a designated member of the faculty for the purposes of attending and voting at faculty meetings, serving on the General Education Committee, and qualifying for faculty professional development funds. This position reports to the Library Director and may at times supervise student workers and/or interns.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with faculty and library colleagues to offer synchronous and asynchronous information literacy instruction, develop learning objects, and create other teaching materials to improve students’ information literacy skills.
- Coordinate and assess the library information literacy instruction for first-year courses such as Salem 110.
- Coordinate and assess library programs and services that target and improve student success and retention, including planning for a student peer information assistant program.
- Build and maintain relationships with other academic and student success services and offices on campus.
- Identify and address barriers to student use of library collections, services, and spaces.
- Participate in campus orientation activities.
- Serve as a liaison to academic programs by providing research, instruction, and collection development support for faculty and students.
- Keep abreast of trends and developments in information literacy, library instruction, assessment, and the library’s role in supporting student success.
- Contribute and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.
- Serve as an active member of the college’s General Education Committee.
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Knowledge of trends, methods, and best practices in library support of student engagement and success.
- Understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and ability to teach library sessions.
- A vision for the role of the library in advancing student academic success and retention.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Strong commitment to patron service and the ability to develop collaborative relationships with students and faculty.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability and willingness to work both collaboratively and independently.
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.
- Flexible and adaptable to changing organizational priorities and technological environments.
- Experience providing instruction or training.
- Understanding of assessment tools and techniques.
- Experience working in an academic library setting.
- Background and/or experience in a health-related field or institution.
To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position along with a resume or curriculum vitae and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The letter of interest may be addressed to Elizabeth Novicki, Library Director. Download a Salem Employment Application (PDF), complete, and attach to your email as well. The review of applications will begin June 21, 2022 and will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Salem Academy and College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by law.