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Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian

University of San Francisco, Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center

Job Title: Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian
Reference Code: 1260528
Job Location: San Francisco , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Library administration, librarian
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2018-07-19
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The University of San Francisco's Gleeson Library | Geschke Learning Resource Center seeks a creative, innovative, engaged, and enthusiastic person for the position of Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian.

The Instruction / First Year Experience Librarian, as part of an instruction team, will focus heavily on information literacy instruction, and will serve as a local expert on issues relating to first-year (including first-generation) students, lower-division undergraduate retention, and student success.

The Reference & Research Services department is building a new instruction team consisting of three instruction librarians (focusing respectively on assessment, first year experience, and online learning) and one library assistant.

The Library more broadly will be engaging in strategic planning in the upcoming year, and the instruction program will be included in the planning process as the library evolves with the higher education landscape.

The University of San Francisco, a Jesuit Catholic institution, strives to promote safe, affirming, and inclusive communities for all students, faculty, and staff to learn and work together in alignment with the University's mission. These communities are enriched by the presence of people of different abilities, ages, colors, creeds, cultures, races, ethnicities, family models, gender identities, gender expressions, health statuses, nationalities, political views, religious, spiritual, and philosophical beliefs, sexual orientations, socioeconomic statuses, educational backgrounds, and veteran statuses.

Early-career librarians and candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Librarians are part of the USF Faculty Association, an American Federation of Teachers collective bargaining unit. Appointment is at the Assistant Librarian level.

Job Responsibilities:


Delivers effective and innovative instruction sessions; and provides alternate learning opportunities such as LibGuides, train-the-trainer sessions, online tutorials, or other just-in-time methods.

Teaches one third or more of the library’s lower-division information literacy classes as part of the instruction team.


Works closely with the instruction team to deliver and assess library instruction programs and services that target and improve first-year student retention and success, including the development of face-to-face instruction and programming, as well as online, hybrid, and mobile learning objects and teaching materials.

Represents the Library in campus-wide discussions of first year students.

Identifies and establishes working partnerships with campus programs that contribute to the first year experience.

Coordinates and leads library participation in campus orientation activities, summer bridge programs, and first year seminars.

Works collaboratively with the Learning and Writing Center, Muscat Scholars Program, USF 101 committees, First Year Seminar and first year writing courses, Residential Life, and other student services on library orientations, instruction, and programming for first year students.

Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of campus teaching and learning.


Provides reference assistance in person and online to the University communities.

Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Librarians at the University of San Francisco are expected and encouraged to participate in local and national professional organizations; engage in service to the USF community; serve on library and university committees; engage in research, professional development, and other activities related to tenure and promotion; and will have other duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

An enthusiasm for teaching, and experience teaching library research/information literacy classes or similar classes; one year of library experience (or the equivalent), preferably in an academic library; ALA accredited MLIS or MLS degree (or the equivalent); highly service-oriented, and able to collaborate positively with faculty, colleagues, and administrators. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Commitment to advancing the university’s mission and core values.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Demonstrated record of outreach and/or programming to lower division students. Experience engaging with campus units such as Associated Students, Student Life, Residential Life, student organizations, etc. Demonstrated experience working with or addressing issues of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Information and Application Process Instructions

Please include a statement of approximately 250–500 words addressing the following: The University of San Francisco is an institution committed to social justice and to creating an inclusive environment for all. What contributions at work are you most proud of that exemplify your awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusionary work environment? Briefly describe what have you learned working with diverse populations.

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link:

EEO Policy
The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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