Montclair State University is seeking a Student Success Librarian (R1002837) for a 12-month, tenure-track position. This position was created to support the University’s student success strategic priority and will collaborate with key campus partners. Reporting to the Head for Research and Reference Services, the Student Success Librarian is responsible for supporting the library’s efforts to promote academic success, retention, and wellness for Montclair’s diverse population of undergraduate students. They will help create a more inclusive, equitable and accessible university where students thrive as they navigate their academic paths. This position will help students succeed in the classroom and beyond by enhancing and promoting library services, resources, and spaces. Working in a team environment, the Student Success Librarian will develop teaching materials and outreach strategies to engage and support first-generation, first year, transfer, non-traditional, and international students. The Student Success Librarian will teach, participate in research and reference services, liaison and collection development work.


  • Work with faculty, campus partners, and colleagues to design, teach, assess, and improve student information literacy instruction in multiple modalities
  • Work collaboratively to develop and provide scalable in-person and virtual student success-focused workshops, orientations, outreach, and engagement activities to students
  • Partner with relevant campus units (e.g., departments, committees, and student groups) to create and support initiatives that foster student success and undergraduate research
  • Measure student learning outcomes, assess library programming, and strive for continuous improvement in support of student success
  • Keep abreast of relevant trends and developments in information literacy, instruction in higher education, and the library’s role in supporting student success
  • Participate in reference services (in-person and virtual consultations), liaison services, and collection development
  • Identify barriers to student use of library collections, services, and spaces and work collaboratively to address them
  • Participate in library and university committees and initiatives as well as local, statewide, and/or national professional activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time



  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school
  • A minimum of two years of professional (post-MLS) academic or research library experience relevant to this position
  • Experience teaching undergraduate information literacy skills
  • Knowledgeable about pedagogical practices (e.g., high-impact, UDL, etc.) and creating learning objects
  • Competency with, or strong potential for, instructional design or curriculum design
  • Competency with, or strong potential for, forming campus partnerships and/or implementing student engagement strategies to advance student success
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by non-traditional, first-generation, underrepresented populations, and international students
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility
  • History of, or strong potential for, scholarly, creative, or professional work appropriate to this tenure track position
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively


  • Experience with developing library programming
  • Experience with reference services, liaison services, and collection development
  • Experience creating online learning objects
  • Experience with assessment techniques employed in libraries
  • Experience with UX
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Second Master’s degree in an academic discipline


Applicants should include a resume and cover letter describing how their background, skills and education match the needs of the University. When applying, please take a moment to carefully read and follow the steps in the application instructions.

Head for Research & Reference Services

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