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Student Success and Inclusion Librarian

Clark University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2022

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Company Description:

Founded in 1887, Clark was one of the first all-graduate institutions in the United States. Today the University is a highly-ranked, student-centered institution educating approximately 2,350 undergraduate and 1,150 graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. This commitment to scholarship and inquiry reflects the University's commitment to "challenge convention and change our world" and to address issues of critical importance to society. It is also reflected by Clark's many national and international distinctions, including recognition for its diversity and inclusion efforts, innovation, community engagement and impact, as a top green campus, and for having a distinguished geography and international development program. Clark has also been included in the groundbreaking Colleges that Change Lives guide since it was first published in 1996.

Clark is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a dynamic, diverse city "on the rise." The second largest city in New England, Worcester is home to 11 institutions of higher learning and is increasingly recognized for its growing healthcare and biotechnology communities, its thriving cultural scene, and as a vibrant food hub.

Job Description:

Clark University's Goddard Library seeks a collaborative, creative, and forward-thinking professional to serve as the Student Success and Inclusion Librarian. Reporting to the Access and Curricular Resources Librarian, the incumbent will liaise with academic support offices across the university to advocate for and coordinate library involvement in efforts to support student success in a variety of areas. The librarian will also serve as coordinator of library social media and is part of the team responsible for student staffing and training for the Library Service Desk. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about collaborating with other library staff to identify new opportunities for library sponsored programming and be equipped to play a leadership role in developing programming in these areas.


 Major Responsibilities: 

  • Develops and implements innovative programming to promote student success and foster inclusive learning environments and experiences
  • In collaboration with other library staff, identifies new areas and programming opportunities where library services, or information literacy instruction can be implemented in co-curricular environments.
  • Leads social media and communications efforts for Goddard Library in engaging students, faculty, and staff, and members of the community in library services and programming.
  • Supports staffing and student employee supervision and training at the Library Service Desk.
  • Liaises with academic support departments (e.g. Multicultural/First Gen. Student Support, Student Accessibility Services, Residential Life and Housing, Counseling Center, Wellness Education, Office of Academic Success, Office of Academic Advising, etc.) as an ambassador on behalf of the Library to advocate for library involvement in efforts to support student success in various areas of academic life on campus
  • Engagement in ongoing assessment of library offerings and makes recommendations for improvements to services based on feedback from stakeholders and other data.
  • Develops resources and instructional aids for students to promote information literacy and academic success through co-curricular activities and library programming.
  • Assists in managing small teams of student employees to complete projects, outreach efforts, and data gathering
  • Participates in diversity, equity, and inclusion work at the library
  • Executes/Interprets library policies relating to borrowing and access to promote equitable access to library resources while promoting a safe and inclusive library environment
  • Participates in library committees and other library projects as appropriate. 
  • Keeps current in best practices related to academic librarianship.
  • Participates in the library profession through attending conferences, serving in leadership roles in professional organizations, presenting, or publishing.




  • A master's degree in Library and Information Science (or its equivalent) from an ALA accredited program or its international equivalent.
  • Two (2) years' experience in education, library service, or similar
  • High proficiency with technology including email, Microsoft Office, and other related communication tools, and ability and willingness to learn new tools
  • Highly motivated, creative and imaginative problem-solver
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community, individually and in a group setting
  • Effective time management skills in planning, scheduling, and coordinating Library programs and outreach services
  • Flexibility and curiosity in exploring new technologies and trends as they relate to access services
  • Prior experience working with and contributing to a diverse workplace with the ability to interact effectively with a broad range of constituents on campus
  • Interest in engagement with the profession, including engagement with service opportunities, presenting, and publishing.


Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.

Additional Information:

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Clark University Careers Account by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.

HR to select: A successful background check is required upon acceptance.

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