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Student Success Librarian

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Student Success Librarian

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Student Success Librarian

Academic Affairs, Division of


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$55,899-$65,000 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

The Student Success Librarian is a tenure track academic faculty librarian position reporting to the Director of Libraries. The ideal candidate must be creative, service-oriented, have a commitment to and aptitude for teaching college students as well as strong outreach and communication skills.
The Student Success Librarian will partner with academic departments including Health, Kinesiology and Communication Disorders In addition, they will act as the Library’s liaison to student support offices such as educational opportunity program, residence life, campus activities, multicultural life. This position will collaborate with students, faculty and staff to create and participate in programs that not only supports academic persistence but also celebrates and addresses the unique needs of a diverse student population

Major Responsibilities
  • Partners with non-academic departments to enhance learning and engagement for student success and retention
  • Communicates with Admissions and represents the library at events such as orientations, prospective and accepted student days, tours, etc.
  • Participates in the library instruction program and serves as a liaison to academic departments. (Health, Kinesiology, Communication Disorders)
  • Provides reference services at a desk, via technology, and by appointment.
  • Selects and evaluates materials to be added to the library’s collections in collaboration with faculty and other library staff.
  • May work evenings and weekends as appropriate ·
Functional and Supervisory Relationships

Reporting to the Director of Libraries

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA -accredited school or an ALA - approved foreign equivalent
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Experience with public service and working with students to support their academic success
Preferred Qualifications
  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Previous experience collaborating with campus offices on equity, diversity, or inclusion initiatives and student engagement.
  • Familiarity with library systems and library software (Alma/Primo, SpringShare,etc)
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
  • Knowledge of trends and services in academic libraries that support diverse student programs
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Knowledge of best practices in information literacy instruction.
EEO Statement

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Do you have a masters degree?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


 SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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