Assessment and Outreach Librarian

Reports to: Library Director

Status: Full-Time, 10 Month

General Description:

The Gellert Library at Notre Dame de Namur University seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collaborative individual for the faculty position of Assessment and Outreach Librarian.  Under the Library Director, this librarian will collaborate with library staff, professors, and co-curricular units to provide leadership in continuing the library’s exploration and implementation of new approaches to library collections, services, and assessment on the Belmont campus and for NDNU’s growing online, hybrid, and satellite programs. This librarian will employ a range of assessment, programming, and communication strategies to engage the community and expand the reach of Library services.

The successful candidate will be broadly focused and flexible in order to adjust their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs. All library faculty serve as a liaison to a number of disciplines, provide information literacy instruction and reference consultations, engage in collection development, and participate in campus committees and professional development. In particular, this position will support diversity efforts through programs designed to help Hispanic, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations to acclimate and thrive at NDNU.  The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information gathering needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Notre Dame de Namur University.

Specific Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Collaborate with Library and academic faculty to assess and provide evidence based proposals to enhance library services including, but not limited to, reference services, collections, instruction, electronic resources, and library spaces.
  • Plan, coordinate and administer qualitative and quantitative assessment projects and usability testing related to library services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
  • Gather and analyze data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
  • Promote the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management.
  • Coordinate outreach activities and programming that promote library services and initiatives to the University community, including but not limited to, orientations, social media and electronic communication, print communication, and library exhibits.
  • In collaboration with the Library Director and Development Office, seeks grant funding opportunities for library initiatives, develops proposals, prepares grant applications, and assists with grant administration, project management compliance monitoring, and reporting as necessary.
  • Stay current on trends in library services, outreach, and assessment; demonstrate eagerness to develop innovative models for library services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities/Duties:

Reference:  Provides in-person and electronic reference assistance and extended research consultations to students, faculty, and staff.

Assessment: Research and implement strategies for conducting ongoing assessment and user studies to shape library services, collections, and spaces using a mix of qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Information Literacy and Technology Instruction:  Participates in the design, development, implementation and assessment of in-person and electronic information literacy and technology instruction.  Produces and updates library instructional aids, including research guides on the library website.

Collection Development:  Selects and evaluates print and electronic library material in liaison subject areas in collaboration with library and discipline faculty to support the University’s curricular and research needs.

Professional Development:  Serves the Library and NDNU through participation in faculty committees, academic governance, professional associations, and other scholarly activities.

Supervises student staff when applicable. This position is required to weekend hours.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
  • Minimum 2 years of full-time experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and data analysis and reporting
  • Experience with usability, user feedback, and user experience literature
  • Demonstrated competency in in-person and virtual reference work, preferably in an academic library
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats
  • Knowledge of the principles of collection development work
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats and to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, document, and complete projects
  • Grant writing experience
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Commitment to diversity in higher education

Application Procedures:

NDNU is committed to providing an educational environment that supports a diverse student population. In your cover letter, please include information about your experiences working in a diverse environment and what qualities you would bring to supporting this commitment to inclusive excellence at NDNU.

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