Affordable Learning & Student Success Librarian

Library System/Company Name
Winthrop University: Dacus Library
Job Description

Join a welcoming team that is transforming library and campus community culture by offering a sense of place, purpose, value, and belonging on the Winthrop campus and in the surrounding community. The Ida Jane Dacus Library seeks a collaborative, innovative, and forward-thinking Affordable Learning & Student Success Librarian who is looking to further their skills in library instruction, assessment, outreach, and affordable learning initiatives; who shares the Libraries’ commitment to student success; and who can work successfully in a collaborative environment.

Reporting to the Research and User Services Coordinator, the Affordable Learning & Student Success Librarian will lead and promote Open Access and Open Educational Resources initiatives to the Winthrop University community; identify, implement, and promote creative events and programs that encourage student communities in the library’s spaces; and build connections between library faculty and students within the student lifecycle.

Essential Duties:

Identifies, implements, and coordinates Affordable Learning initiatives including faculty development and training, resource discovery and promotion; assesses, applies, and promotes existing and emerging technologies; and creates workshops and online tutorials.

Creates and implements events and programs centered around Affordable Learning, student engagement, communities of practice, or affinity/interest groups in the library’s spaces or in appropriate spaces on campus. Collaborates with the Access and Assessment Librarian to assess and enhance program effectiveness.

Engages as a liaison with various academic colleges, campus departments, and industry partners to promote Affordable Learning initiatives.

Provides specialized assistance and collaborative support for faculty on the use, adoption, creation, and publication of Open Educational Resources (OERs).

Identifies courses and programs for OER adoption and works with other librarians to identify and promote subject specific OER content for academic departments.

Creates content for and promotes activities via social media.

As a faculty member, engages with the following library services and faculty responsibilities:

• Participates in point-of-contact research services via consultation appointments (both in-person and virtually), email, and chat.

• Participates in information literacy services (library instruction classes, development and maintenance of Library Guides, etc.).

• Stays current on trends, best practices, legislation, and scholarship about open education.

• Compiles and reports statistics as needed/required.

Hiring Salary Range: $46,000 - $48,619

•  Recent graduates of MLIS programs are encouraged to apply. A degree must be completed by the time of hire.

•  This is a 12-month faculty position (non-tenure-track), pending fund availability, with an up to 3-year renewable contract.



ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.

Excellent analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Commitment to cultivating a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.



Experience providing library instruction and engagement services for undergraduate student populations.

Experience or education in creating and applying online instructional materials, promoting and applying Affordable Learning and Open Educational Resource (OER) initiatives, and implementing assessment tools and techniques.

Working knowledge of open access trends in education and/or resource affordability.

Experience or interest in designing and promoting content for social media.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted online at:

Rock Hill
South Carolina