Student Success Librarian

Posting Number: 201103272

Posting Date: 05/13/2022

Position Overview

The Student Success Librarian coordinates and provides instruction, research support, and outreach services for first-year and transfer students. This position collaborates with academic programs and offices to develop library initiatives that promote student success and retention, has a role in developing the library’s peer information assistant program, and is a liaison for selected academic departments.

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 first-year and transfer students’ information literacy skills.
  • Coordinate and assess the library’s information literacy instruction for first-year introductory courses such as Foundations in Rhetoric and Communication Research.
  • Coordinate library programs and services that target and improve first-year student success and retention, including planning for a student peer information assistant program.
  • Build and maintain relationships with other campus offices co-located in the Marcus Lemonis Student Success Center.
  • Identify and address barriers to student use of library collections, services, and spaces.
  • Coordinate the library’s participation in campus orientation activities.
  • Keep abreast of trends and developments in information literacy, library instruction, and the library’s role in supporting student success.
  • Contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • 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

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience providing instruction or training
  • Understanding of assessment tools and techniques
  • Experience working in an academic library setting


Appointment at Assistant Librarian rank and salary is $50,000. A strong record of job performance, professional growth, and service is required for reappointment and promotion in rank.  

Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals.

For full consideration, submit application online by July 11, 2022 to the University’s application site: