Job: Student Success Librarian

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Student Success Librarian

Number position available:

Minimum salary $54,035 at the Assistant University Librarian rank

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Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


POSITION:                  Student Success Librarian

RANK:                          Assistant or Associate University Librarian

REPORTS TO:             Chair, Marston Science Library

SALARY:                     Minimum salary $54,035 at the Assistant University Librarian rank

                                      Minimum salary $62,500 at the Associate University Librarian rank

                                      Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

REQUISITION #:        47903

DEADLINE DATE:      August 20, 2019 - applications will be reviewed as received



The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida invites applications for the new position of Student Success Librarian. We are seeking a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative individual to join our library faculty in efforts to enhance student success through learning and engagement. The Student Success Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position that will coordinate student success support within the libraries and collaborate with student success initiatives across campus. We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering undergraduate students of diverse experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds; an innovative instructor who will develop engaging information literacy learning experiences; a creative collaborator who will coordinate and participate in campus-wide outreach efforts; and a student-centered advocate for inclusion.  The candidate is expected to pursue meaningful research and professional service opportunities in order to satisfy the requirements for tenure and promotion.


  • Liaises to existing student supports and programs, such as the First Generation Organization (FGO), McNair Scholars Program, AIM program, as well as student organizations, such as the Hispanic Student Association and the National Society of Black Engineers.
  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with campus units and programs that support academic preparedness, student learning, retention and student success, such as Multicultural & Diversity Affairs and the Counseling and Wellness Center.
  • Coordinates the Libraries participation in campus-wide student orientation activities, hosting special events, workshops and pop-ups for diverse populations.
  • Creates and works on a cross-library team with the goal of increasing the Libraries’ overall engagement with students; explores new outreach and marketing avenues to connect directly with students, including social media, student organizations, and the library student advisory boards.
  • Teaches information literacy to advance student success with a focus on underrepresented user groups.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.





  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or foreign equivalency); or relevant professional experience, plus advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant, post graduate degree experience.
  • Record of, and passion for, working with underserved and underrepresented groups in higher education.
  • Record of creating and maintaining strong collaborations within a culturally diverse user community of faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by first generation and/or underrepresented student populations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as effective presentation skills.
  • Innovative and forward-thinking approach to challenges and opportunities.
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion outlined at





  • Experience with in person and online instruction, teaching or training.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness of library services and/or to assess user experience.
  • Competence with information technologies and demonstrated effectiveness in integrating technology with traditional services and resources.



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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
University of Florida

Job Location:
Central Florida

1545 West University




Institution Information
Institution Name :
University of Florida

1545 West University




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Bonnie Smith

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How to apply


To apply, submit


  • a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position

  • a written statement regarding “your philosophy on the role of the library in student success” (250 words)

  • your current resume or CV

  • a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email)



Apply by August 20, 2019 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at Requsition 47903. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at


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