Learning Commons Coordinator - The College of New Rochelle

Posted on October 04, 2017


Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle invites applications for the position of Learning Commons Coordinator. This is a full-time, two year, Title III grant-funded position which is available immediately. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Learning Commons Coordinator will take a lead role in the integration of library and academic support services within the Library Learning Commons. The Coordinator provides vision, leadership, and management in the integration of technology, research skills, tutoring, and related student success functions. This includes the delivery of services and re-purposed physical spaces designed to facilitate information discovery, collaborative learning, and knowledge building for all students. This position blends digital and multimedia technologies with the best of online and traditional library services tutoring and other student support services to foster student learning, research and success.


• Liaises all retention services staff including campus directors, tutoring, writing, career services and disability services; • Participate in the design and implementation of programs, initiatives, and outreach activities at the library learning commons, college, and beyond.
• Creates a dynamic and innovative Learning Commons environment based upon current research and best practices • Directs and supervises all aspects of staffing including scheduling, training and evaluating Library Learning Commons staff at all campuses. • Together with the Dean, develops and implements the strategic and operative plans for the Library Learning Commons • Oversee all technology in the Learning Commons and manages student retention software (Starfish) • Prepares reports, communicates and collaborates with campus academic units to develop programs and services that lead to student academic success at all campuses • Teach information literacy credit-bearing course the embedded librarianship program as needed by collaborating with faculty to integrate digital and information literacy into the curriculum and to prepare active learning based instructional modules to meet student learning needs. • Participate in the provision of research services to library users on site and remotely • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Library


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; several years of progressively responsible experience in a public-services focused academic library environment; working knowledge of Hobsons Starfish Early Alert system, and an understanding of technology and its applications to libraries and other learning environments; strong commitment to outreach and student engagement; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong collaborative leadership and project management skills and experience; commitment to building diversity; flexibility and the capacity to embrace change and to work in a continuously changing environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in a learning/information commons environment; familiarity with the assessment of public services; experience working in grant environment;


New Rochelle, NY. Travel required to all campuses in NYC

To Apply

To apply, please send one PDF attachment, that includes letter of interest (addressed to Dean Ana E. Fontoura), C.V., and the contact information for three references who can speak to your professional qualifications, to: Ms. Brunie Lopez Secretary to the Dean, Gill Library The College of New Rochelle 29 Castle Place New Rochelle, New York 10805-2339 Email: [email protected] Electronic submissions are preferred. This position is subject to successful completion of background checks.

Company Information

The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about the College, please visit our website at: