RIT Libraries invites applications for a full-time (F/T) Global Education, University Studies and School of Individualized Study Liaison Librarian with strong reference and instruction skills.

This professional librarian provides reference, research services, and instruction to students, staff, the community and faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  This includes the Rochester, NY, RIT Dubai, RIT Croatia, RIT Kosovo and RIT China campuses. The librarian builds upon an ongoing understanding of the disciplines and relevant library resources to navigate and provide instruction in all fields of study including information sciences, media, entrepreneurship, management, web and mobile computing, international business and engineering and international hospitality and service management.

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.  This includes partnering with the College of Liberal Arts librarian to develop foundational information literacy classes, assignments and experiences as well as supporting the College of Liberal Arts Exploration Program.  The librarian will also support the Division of University Studies and School of Individualized Study.

The ideal candidate will be creative, curious and enthusiastic about teaching and collaboration with an interest in online and global education initiatives.   

Apply on RIT's Career Zone website. Application review will begin on April 30, 2021.


Position Overview

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Working with faculty to develop timely and targeted library instruction and support
  • Designing, delivering, and assessing in-person and online teaching sessions
  • Participating in on-going collection development and management projects
  • Seeking out and developing collaborative partnerships with faculty and staff
  • Engaging and participating in ongoing assessment of student learning, library collections and services
  • Advocating, representing and communicating the unique needs of the global campus communities including resource access and availability
  • Following scholarly trends, resources and new technologies with a view toward their application in research and teaching
  • Developing online tutorials and research guides based on student and curricular needs
  • Promoting RIT’s institutional repository to faculty and graduate students
  • Serving on RIT Libraries committees
  • Participating in professional associations or organizations 

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from ALA-accredited program of library or information science
  • 1-2 years’ experience in an academic, public or special library. 
  • Experience providing reference assistance to library users both in-person and virtually
  • Demonstrated teaching and instruction skills and experience
  • Experience working with research databases and tools
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication including experience working with patrons whose first language isn't English
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work productively, both independently and with a team
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and ability to work with faculty, students, staff and colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to travel, including international travel
  • Ability to work non-traditional shifts when needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems, LibGuides and Microsoft Office including proficiency with Excel
  • Initiative to provide outreach to students, faculty, and other constituencies
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles and best practices of information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online education techniques
  • Experience in selecting appropriate curricular-based materials for academic programs, and in the ongoing review of those materials

Additional Information

  • International travel to the global campuses may be required
  • Occasional weekend and non-traditional shifts will be required to accommodate time zone differences

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit the Diversity at RIT or the U.S. Department of Education.

About RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the world’s leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For.” RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition  and www.rit.edu .

As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness