Information Literacy and Student Success Librarian

Posted: 12/04/2022

Function of Position:
The Information Literacy and Student Success Librarian (ILSSL) will work with library personnel to support services and instruction and will provide liaison support for assigned academic departments including teaching information literacy both individually and in group settings, establish positive and sustainable relationships with liaison departments, provide subject area collection development, and general reference services. The ILSSL will also collaborate with broader student success team to ensure library resources and services are incorporated into the student success plan.
Eleven-month term titled faculty contract, renewable based on an annual performance review and continuing institutional need. This position reports to the Director of Vogel Library.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Information Literacy Engagement and Instruction and Library Advocacy (85%)

  • Develop and deliver information literacy instruction in-person and in virtual learning environments to assigned liaison departments as part of Wartburg College’s ongoing information literacy initiatives and in line with instruction as developed by library staff
  • Create and maintain teaching partnerships with classroom faculty and staff, foster mentoring relationships with students, and conduct liaison and collection duties as assigned
  • Evaluate resources and instruction methods collaboratively with library personnel, liaison faculty departments, and other college personnel
  • Contribute to student success initiatives as developed by library personnel, college student success teams, and other institutional committees
  • Provide general reference and circulation services with possible weekend and evening hours
  • Work collaboratively and independently to further library’s mission and commitment to fostering lifelong learning
  • Performs other professional duties in support of library services, programs, and operations as assigned by the Director of Vogel Library 
Institutional Engagement and Support (15%):
  • Participate in appropriate faculty and/or institutional committees
  • Collaborate with library and college personnel to further Mission and Vision and support student retention
  • Provide service to the college through academic advising, student recruitment, and engage in professional research and scholarship related to libraries and to the teaching and learning environment
Minimum Qualifications:
Applicant must have:
  • a Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited institution
  • experience in instruction in group and individual settings
  • a willingness to learn and engage with evolving technologies, demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively, provide customer service, and excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • experience working with diverse populations
Preferred Qualifications:
  • with information literacy in an academic setting
  • working with business, finance, and accounting resources
  • with SpringShare products
  • supervising
Application Procedure:
Send letter of interest, including a statement regarding qualities you offer within the context of the Wartburg College mission, résumé, and contact information for three references electronically to: See for further information about the college. Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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