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Student Success and Wellness Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 6, 2024

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Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
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Employment Type
Full Time

Student Success and Wellness Librarian (Assistant Librarian)

Job #: 040878
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $60,500
Hours: Standard University business hours

8:30am - 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am - 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Student Success and Wellness Librarian will contribute to the work of the Libraries Learning and Academic Engagement Department by serving as liaison to the University departments of Athletics, the Barnes Center (health and wellness), Retention and Student Success, and Living Learning Communities, and providing general reference and instructional services. Reporting to the Head of the Learning and Academic Engagement (LAE) Department, the Student Success and Wellness Librarian will actively contribute to LAE department goals and serve on cross-unit teams that focus on Libraries-wide projects and initiatives as needed. The Student Success and Wellness Librarian will work both independently and collaboratively with other LAE Librarians, library colleagues, and campus partners to contribute to a shared vision of the Libraries role in student success.

  • Masters of Library Sciences (ALA-accredited) or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Experience providing user services in a library setting required.
  • Experience in planning, implementing, or contributing to user engagement activities in an academic library setting.
  • At least one year of experience providing user-facing services in an academic library setting.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, students, professionals, and colleagues.
  • Use reference tools, search interfaces, and reference interview techniques.
  • Work cooperatively in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to navigate multiple projects and responsibilities at the same time.
  • Leadership ability and commitment to continuous learning.
  • Commitment to providing responsible and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
  • Success in providing excellent public service to students, faculty and researchers.

  • Serve as liaison to the University departments of Athletics, the Barnes Center (health and wellness), Retention and Student Success, and Living Learning Communities.
  • Collaborate with staff in liaison areas to develop and provide outreach services and programs to engage undergraduate students and promote Libraries resources and services.
  • Work with other librarians in the Department of Learning and Academic Engagement to integrate input from liaison areas into user experience efforts.
  • Assist with planning and implementing LAE department-coordinated events.
  • Participate in the Libraries undergraduate, introductory information literacy instruction program as a member of the Libraries Instruction Team.
  • Provide information literacy and instructional services for liaison areas.
  • Provide the full range of general and interdisciplinary reference services, both in-person and virtual, including the information desk, local and consortial chat, email reference, and off-desk consultations.
  • Model best practices for reference and customer service.
  • Provide reference training and ongoing support to new Learning and Academic Engagement staff and graduate student employees.
  • Provide regular staff development opportunities on reference and other topics to Learning and Academic Engagement staff.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary library teams as assigned.
  • Engage in activities that contribute to the advancement of the Libraries, the University, and the library profession.
  • Maintain awareness of professional developments, issues, and practices through research and activities that increase one’s knowledge and abilities, and that positively impact one’s performance and service contributions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Keywords: SU Libraries, SU Library, Library, Libraries

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the University’s 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

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