Job Title:Student Success and Instruction Librarian

Job Summary:The University of San Francisco’s Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and student-centered candidate for the Student Success Librarian position. Gleeson Library recently formed a new Instruction and Outreach Department to lead the library’s programmatic efforts in these areas. The Student Success Librarian, as part of the Instruction and Outreach Department, will focus heavily on teaching library instruction, primarily to undergraduate students, and serve as a liaison to the university’s student success initiatives, focusing on first-year and undergraduate transfer students which include first-generation students, lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.

The Library does a range of library instruction, from one-shot course related teaching, to teaching credit-bearing courses with significant information literacy learning objectives. This position would be the main point of contact for USF Programs like Muscat Scholars Program, and USF 101; and is responsible for coordinating the library’s involvement in the Muscat Scholars Program.

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic institution, strives to promote safe, affirming, and inclusive communities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work together in alignment with the University’s Jesuit Catholic mission, vision and values, These communities are enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds, and veteran statuses.

Gleeson Library is entering the third year of the organization’s strategic plan, This role and the Instruction and outreach department are and will remain key stakeholders in this work and will work closely with other library departments to support and implement our plan.

Early-career librarians and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association, an American Federation of Teachers collective bargaining unit. This position reports to the Head of Instruction and Outreach. This position is listed at the Assistant Librarian rank, full-time, 12-month appointment. The expected salary range is $59,476.23 to $83,495.21. More benefits information can be found on the USF HR Employee Benefits website,

Full Job Description:

Position Responsibilities Include

  • Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of student success.
  • Serve as primary library liaison for first-year experience, transfer students, and undergraduate student success initiatives and programs like Muscat Scholars Program and USF 101.
  • Coordinate and plan USF orientation events to welcome new students and their families, in collaboration with the Instruction and Outreach Department.
  • Teach course-related library instruction sessions and stand-alone workshops.
  • Create online instructional materials like LibGuides, online tutorials, or other asynchronous methods. 
  • Provide reference assistance, in-person and online, to the University communities. (Some evening and weekend hours may be required.)
  • Serve on library and university committees; engage in research, professional development, and other activities related to promotion

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • MLIS from ALA-accredited program (degree completed before appointment)
  • Interest or knowledge in ACRL information literacy standards and framework
  • Demonstrated interest in public services, student-centered values,  and outreach
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and library colleagues
  • Interest in and potential for establishing a record of professional achievement, scholarship, and service

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience, preferably in an academic library environment
  • Interest or knowledge in first-year experience or student success trends within higher education
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in working with diverse groups, cultural humility and ability to support the advancement of DEI initiatives.

Additional Application Requirements

Gleeson Library aims to work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities. We also acknowledge the roles our institution and many other academic libraries play, both historically and today, in the ongoing subjugation of Black people and the intersections between librarianship and systemic racism. We affirm that Black Lives Matter.

Shawn P. Calhoun, Acting Library Dean (June 2020 from the Black Lives Matter Statement)

Gleeson Library is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) and infusing these values in our work. Recent examples of this work includes the creation of an EDI-focused collection development policy, creating community engagement guides and teaching EDI-focused learning outcomes. Gleeson Library believes that anti-racist work is an ongoing commitment — it is not something one can check off a list. Doing this work and grappling with our histories is uncomfortable, but that will not stop us from engaging with it or taking action, and learning how to do better along the way. 

Please include an EDI statement of 250–500 words addressing the following:

The University of San Francisco is an institution committed to social justice and to creating an inclusive environment for all. What initiatives or contributions in the area of EDI are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary work environment? Please also briefly describe what you have learned working with diverse populations.

Full-Time/Part-Time:Full time

Pay Rate: Salary