Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) Liaison/Student Success Librarian

Rochester, NY
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Created: February 2, 2023


Job Summary:

This professional librarian provides reference, research services, and instruction to students, staff, faculty and the
community at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). As the liaison to the Golisano College of Computing and
Information Sciences (GCCIS) with its six dynamic departments/schools and top-rated programs, the librarian will build an ongoing understanding of the disciplines and relevant library resources to navigate and provide instruction in all fields of study related to computing, cybersecurity, software engineering and game design.

The librarian is responsible for working as a member of the Research & Instruction Services department and
collaborating with colleagues throughout the RIT Libraries and across campus to develop dynamic programs and
instruction opportunities. The ideal candidate will be creative, curious and enthusiastic about teaching and collaboration with an interest in leading initiatives that support information, digital and visual literacy while developing programs that support student retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library. The successful applicant will have strong reference, instruction and outreach skills to work closely with the faculty, students and staff within the designated college. In addition, this position will have a secondary role to work with non-college student support departments such as the Academic Success Center.


  • Support the research needs of students enrolled in the programs listed at their point of need. 
  • Support the RIT community with their research needs at service points.
  • Act as liaison to the programs listed to promote two-way communication about library services, policies and users’ needs/concerns. 
  • Partner with faculty to provide curricular support and instruction sessions that support pedagogy and learning outcomes.
  • Conduct critical, continuous assessment of student learning and learning outcomes.
  • Provide informed selection, maintenance, and weeding of books, serials, databases and other appropriate materials based on the curricular and research needs of the colleges of the programs listed.
  • Act as liaison to these programs to assure curricular based coverage.
  • Partner with faculty to provide relevant, focused instruction at an increasingly-sophisticated level throughout the curriculum.
  • Provides instruction services to students enrolled in the programs listed, incorporating appropriate technologies, skills, innovations, and collaborations as needed.
  • Plan and conduct instruction in classroom, small-group, and non-traditional settings; promote course-specific instruction; collaborates with faculty to develop assignments and incorporate new resources into specific classes.
  • Develop relevant subject and course specific guides and tutorials that assist students with their research and teach them about the scope and breadth of information resources within their discipline.
  • Lead and/or coordinate workshops, programs and events that support student success by connecting students with library services, collections, programs, spaces, and expertise.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues, campus student support units, and student groups to identify needs and develop sustainable and high-impact initiatives that contribute to the first year experience. 
  • Lead and participate in library-wide initiatives to examine current practices and strengthen policies that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
  • Provide equity-minded vision in the development, assessment, and continuous improvement of the library’s collections, reference services, and information literacy instruction efforts

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from ALA-accredited program of library or information science
  • 1-2 years professional reference experience in an academic, public or special library
  • 1-2 years experience in information research skill instruction
  • 1-2 years familiar with information resource structures and core resources in appropriate disciplines
  • 1-2 years experience with selection of curricular based materials
  • Reference interview skills
  • Working knowledge of major online information services
  • Working knowledge of discipline specific database services
  • Public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to assess and integrate appropriate complex information technologies into the collection and instruction programs
  • Competencies in information, digital, and/or data literacies
  • Experience in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students and campus partners
  • Experience developing library programs, processes, or services that support student success

Preferred Qualifications

Additional degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in computer science or a related field or equivalent work experience in computer science or a related field.

Last updated: Thursday, February 2, 2023 17:47 UTC