Learning Commons Librarian - The College of New Rochelle

Posted on August 25, 2017


Gill Library at The College of New Rochelle invites applications for a Learning Commons Librarian at our Rosa Parks Campus in Harlem. This full-time, one year, FIPSE grant-funded position is available immediately. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Learning Commons Librarian will work with library colleagues and campus-wide partners to implement and maintain strategic and operative plans for the Gill Library Learning Commons. With a welcoming virtual and physical presence, the Library Learning Commons will provide a space for students to gain and practice skills vital to academic success. The Learning Commons Librarian explore innovative ways of providing research, information, and digital literacy instruction across campus and be eager to collaborate with other librarians, faculty, students and staff to foster student success.


• Participate in the design and implementation of programs, initiatives, and outreach activities at the library learning commons, college, and beyond.
• Participate in the development and implementation of the strategic and operative plans for the Library Learning Commons • Establish and promote teaching and learning support programs in collaboration with colleagues in the library and across campus • Pursue opportunities for library involvement in campus-wide learning support programs and participate in the coordination of the integration of these programs into the Learning Commons • Collaborate with existing staff to conduct marketing and outreach programs for the Library Learning Commons • Teach in-person and virtual information literacy sessions, 2 credit Research and Information Literacy course, and support modules utilizing student-centered and outcomes-based pedagogy. • Participate in embedded librarianship project related to MURAL initiative • Partner with librarians, faculty, and learning commons staff to create innovative and meaningful learning opportunities for students, including those related to digital projects. • Provide research guidance to students and faculty both individually and in groups • Other duties as assigned by administration.


Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; several years of progressively responsible experience in a public-services focused library environment; knowledge and 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 with space planning and development; experience working in grant environment;




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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

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