Location: Pratt Institute Libraries (Brooklyn Campus)
Description: The Pratt Institute Libraries seek a Student Success + Assessment Librarian (SSAL) to join our Research & Collection Development department. Reporting to the Chair of Research & Collection Development, the successful candidate will take an interdisciplinary, student-centered approach to information literacy, introducing students to a practice of research that is ethical, engaged, and curiosity driven. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Libraries, academic departments, and the Student Affairs division, the SSAL will improve student engagement with library resources and programming with a particular focus on first year, first generation, transfer, English language learners, and international undergraduate students. Additionally, the SSAL will play a leadership role in the formulation and assessment of Libraries-wide services, policies, and initiatives geared towards student success and retention.
The SSAL is a 12-month per year, full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Library faculty have liaison responsibilities that include collection development and management, information literacy instruction, and outreach to academic departments and student support offices.
About Pratt Institute Libraries
The Pratt Institute Libraries support the research and education of approximately 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Libraries provide research support to students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars pursuing teaching and learning in areas of art, design, architecture, information studies, writing, and other fields of academic inquiry and creative work. Pratt Institute Libraries' educational vision includes a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, educational support, and community values.
About Pratt Institute
As a top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute's impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers.
The successful candidate will:
Play a leadership role in the formulation and assessment of Library-wide services, policies, and DEI initiatives geared towards student success and retention.
Work with the Chair of Research & Collection Development to prioritize and coordinate projects and initiatives focused on teaching research skills and critical thinking to students in their first two years at Pratt.
Develop, promote and assess online learning resources that support information literacy instruction for first-year & transfer students.
Serve as library liaison to programs on campus that teach and support underrepresented, first-year, transfer, or international undergraduate students.
Address diversity, equity, and inclusion through the collection development and management for assigned subject areas.
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