University of Rochester Outreach Librarian, Social Science (Education & Humanities) in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 Outreach, Learning Res Serv


Position Summary:

The Social Sciences Outreach Librarian supports scholarly pursuits of the faculty and students of the Warner School of Education, as well as to a smaller humanities program. Key responsibilities include: building strong relationships with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and with partners across the institution; collaborating with faculty in support of online learning and creative, thoughtful applications of technology in learning and research; championing and leading open access initiatives; providing reference and research consultation; fostering a dynamic research environment that encourages inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity; developing high quality collections in support of the research interests of the Warner School faculty. The incumbent will have experience with online learning, instructional design and delivery, and open access. The Social Sciences Outreach Librarian reports to the Head of Outreach, Learning, and Research Services.

About the Warner School of Education

The Warner School of Education prepares practitioners and scholars who are committed and driven to improve the human condition by becoming leaders in education and human development. With 650 students and 45 faculty, the Warner School’s innovative approaches to education, interest in technology, diversity and inclusion, open access, and open educational resources makes it an exciting partner for the River Campus Libraries (RCL). The Warner School offers master's and doctoral degree programs.


Support for Research and Scholarship:

  • Provides research consultation and discovery services, including guidance on intellectual property and copyright
  • Offers support and leadership to faculty and graduate students on open access issues and initiatives
  • Applies subject and disciplinary knowledge to foster relationships with students and faculty

Support for Learning and Instruction:

  • Works with faculty to identify and integrate appropriate information resources that support curriculum-integrated library instruction
  • Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions and learning tools
  • Discovers, shares, and creates open educational resources
  • Integrates technology solutions that provide robust support for face-to-face, hybrid and online courses

Scholarly Resources Management:

  • Collaborates with Scholarly Resources Management staff to develop high quality digital and print collections to support program and research needs
  • Assesses journal database subscriptions and tools related to the social sciences; works closely with constituencies to ensure that library resources are meeting their needs
  • Participates in ongoing collection assessment and management activities
  • Collaborates with the Data and Research Impact Librarian to provide data management support

Miscellaneous Duties:

  • Contributes knowledge and practice in online learning initiatives or other specialties to the department, and RCL more widely, through sharing, staff training, and support
  • Maintains professional collaborations with RCL colleagues and other campus constituencies
  • Contributes to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.


  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Experience in developing creative approaches to promoting and delivering research and instruction services
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to form meaningful connections with faculty, students, and staff
  • Experience in instructional design and delivery, particularly in online learning and hybrid learning contexts
  • Willing to explore the use of new technologies in support of effectively achieving goals with a high tolerance for risk and failure
  • Self-starter who is flexible, creative, and open to new challenges
  • Strong commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or coursework in education or related fields, or practical experience in effective pedagogical practices
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience participating in successful cross-disciplinary collaborative projects
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching/training in face-to-face, hybrid, or online environments
  • Familiarity of various assessment measurement systems

The University and the Library

The University of Rochester Libraries belongs to the Association of Research Libraries and has collections of more than three million volumes and more than 44,000 active serial titles. The River Campus Libraries, the largest of three library systems at the University of Rochester, is embarking upon a new strategic plan making this a very exciting time to join our organization and the University of Rochester. This provides a unique opportunity for incumbents to implement the strategies to achieve the Libraries vision of becoming a collaborative hub of innovation in support of the Schools we support. For more information on the University and the Libraries, please consult our website:

The University of Rochester is the sixth largest private employer in New York State and one of the nation's leading private universities with just over 5,600 undergraduate and over 4,600 full and part-time graduate students on the River Campus. Located in Rochester, New York, the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum.

Among the 100 largest metropolitan regions in the country, Greater Rochester has earned a reputation as one of the most livable communities in the nation. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario and gateway to the scenic Finger Lakes, Rochester offers its 1.1 million residents the amenities of a metropolitan area with a quality of life not available in many urban regions.

Rochester is recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the country. Several high schools in the metropolitan area have been consistently listed by Newsweek as among the best in the country. The metropolitan area boasts 20,000 acres of parkland and offers year-round recreational opportunities for those who like to be outdoors in all seasons. In addition to hosting past PGA and Ryder cup tournaments and the LPGA tour, Rochester is also home to top-level minor league baseball, hockey, soccer, and lacrosse teams.

For more information about living in Rochester, see Rochester Made for Living

Salary and Benefits:

Rank and competitive salary are commensurate with education and experience. The University of Rochester offers comprehensive benefits; choice of retirement programs including TIAA-CREF, paid vacation and seven calendar holiday as well as tuition benefits.

Please apply online and send a letter of application, resume, and the names, address and phone numbers of three references to:

Kelley Kitrinos, Human Resources Manager

Rush Rhees Library, Box 270055

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY 14627

E-mail address:

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled

Job Title: Outreach Librarian, Social Science (Education & Humanities)

Location: Central Administration

Job ID: 202946

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time