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Outcomes and Assessment Librarian
University of Missouri-Kansas City


Comprehensive research university library at America’s creative crossroads in an affordable and vibrant city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services for the position of Outcomes and Assessment Librarian in the UMKC University Libraries. The Outcomes and Assessment Librarian implements major components of the UMKC University Libraries strategic plan to put students at the center and to advance research. This position has primary responsibility for:

  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of Outcomes Based Planning and Evaluation (OBPE) process to set priorities and inform decision-making;
  • Coordinate assessment efforts across the Libraries;
  • Conduct end-user research;
  • Pursue personal professional development and contribute to the profession.

The position reports to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Planning. UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration. UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and innovative technologies.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS, etc.) from an ALA-accredited institution;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of academic library experience;
  • An articulated user-centered philosophy;
  • Library assessment and/or usability experience;
  • Leadership, project management, or team leadership experience;
  • Demonstrated strong analytic skills as evidenced through scholarly work or past projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a dynamic environment;
  • Evidenced ability to work in a collegial fashion with undergraduate, professional and graduate students, faculty, researchers, alumni and community members;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based, service-oriented environment;
  • Evidence of professional initiative, mature judgment;
  • Excellent oral, written, planning, and interpersonal skills;
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment;

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience conducting and publishing research using the following methodologies: Ethnographic observation, Usability testing, Interviews, Observation, Design activities, and/or Literature reviews;
  • Experience working in an urban academic environment

Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of 3 references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

Applications received by February 21, 2016 will receive priority consideration.

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: David Lindahl, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer


Dental Library Instruction and Communication Specialist
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Hospital Hill Campus


The UMKC Dental Library Specialist will contribute to new modes of information literacy instruction and library outreach/communications. Working with the Dental Library team of librarians and paraprofessionals, the Specialist will also share in providing general Public Service duties and supervise two paraprofessional staff members. This position reports to the Dental Librarian.

Responsibilities include:

Information Literacy Instruction

  • Participate in a team of librarians and instructional designers to create digital learning objects and assessment tools that are pedagogically sound, that offer information literacy instruction, integrate library resources and services into the Dental curriculum, and support the training needs of faculty and researchers.
  • Implement online information literacy tools into the Dental curriculum.
  • Using assessment data, analyze the use and effect of library instruction efforts in order to improve and better adapt them to face-to-face and online courses.

Library Promotion

  • Promote library resources and services through digital or physical displays, library programming, web page content, etc.
  • Work to discover and develop new means of communication with the School of Dentistry Community.

Supervision

  • Supervise, hire, train, evaluate, and support the staff development of two FTE paraprofessional staff members: Library Information Specialists II.
  • Trains and evaluates Library Information Specialist II as needed. 
  • Reviews and submits Library Information Specialist II time sheets on time.

Public Services

  • Staff the Main Service Desk, on rotation with other staff members, to provide Reference and Circulation services and assist with library computers and printers.

Other Duties

  • Attend and participate in department, division, and all-staff meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Keep supervisor fully informed of activities and challenges.

Required Qualifications

  • Library experience, preferably in an Academic or Health Sciences Library
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of developing, delivering, and assessing user instruction and information literacy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to public service.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team in a collegial environment.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with a variety of issues.
  • Ability to assume responsibility and accomplish goals with little supervision.
  • Ability to work effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, staff, students, coworkers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintain an established work schedule.
  • Work positively and productively in a changing environment, providing a supportive work environment for colleagues, and a positive role model demonstrating professionalism and a strong public services commitment. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Familiarity with Health Sciences resources.
  • Experience developing learning modules or instructional materials for online presentation.
  • Experience in web editing, with any common web editor software.

Salary:  Competitive salary commensurate with education/experience.  Excellent retirement/benefits package. 

To Apply:  Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs.  Applicants must combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

Address cover letter to: Marie Thompson, Dental Librarian, Chair of Search Committee. (For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

Application review begins March 15, 2016

UMKC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer


Clinical Medical Librarian

University of Missouri - Kansas City - Hospital Hill Campus


Comprehensive research university library in exciting, affordable city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public services for the position of Clinical Medical Librarian (CML) at the UMKC University Libraries’ Health Sciences Library.

  • Participates on Internal Medicine Rounds at the School of Medicine, providing reference, instructional, collection development and faculty liaison services in a clinical setting to several docent teams consisting of students, residents and faculty.
  • Position works directly with the students and faculty of the School of Medicine in furthering the school’s progressive curriculum. The School of Medicine offers a unique and innovative six-year program where students complete their BA and MD by graduation.
  • Assists with instruction and reference services to other clients of the library from the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy and Biological Sciences, including reference responsibilities.
  • Participates in developing plans, policies, procedures, and efficiencies in support of University Libraries’ mission.
  • Professional development encouraged, required for promotion in ranked, non-tenure track position.
  • Reports to the Director, Health Sciences Libraries.

UMKC exemplifies the values of education first, innovation, accountability, diversity, and collaboration.  UMKC holds a firm commitment to engage and lead the larger community in a variety of ways appropriate to its status as a forward-thinking cultural, intellectual and educational center.

Minimum requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication skills, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work positively, productively with diverse constituencies in rapidly changing environment.
  • Understanding of scholarly research environment; relevant library/information technology experience.
  • Evidence of professional initiative and mature judgment.
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track faculty appointment. 

Preferred:

  • Additional graduate degree.
  • Degree in sciences. 
  • Current knowledge of medical resources and medical library service delivery trends/issues.
  • AHIP, healthcare experience.
  • Current, successful instruction, reference, educational technology experience.

Salary:  Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.

To Apply: Applications must be submitted online at http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/academic-positions/    

Please combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as “resume” attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

You may address your cover letter to: Peggy Mullaly-Quijas, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

Application review begins April 11, 2016

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

UMKC is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.


Support Staff Positions

 


Circulation Services Library Information Specialist (part-time) - 34753

University of Missouri - Kansas City


Job Description:

  • Provides patron assistance at the Miller Nichols Library First Floor Services Desk.
  • Stores and picks books and journals from the library automated retrieval system, RooBot.
  • Responsible for assisting patrons with circulation desk functions; Assisting patrons with basic reference questions; and assisting patrons with basic printing and scanning issues. Indirectly supervises student assistants.
  • Responsible for closing the Circulation Services Department and assisting with closing the Miller Nichols Library. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma and at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One to two years’ experience in a library setting.
  • Successful customer service experience.
  • Successful supervisory experience.
  • Keyboarding skills.

Full Time/Part Time

Part-time, evening/weekends, generally 16 hours per week.

Salary

$13.27 per hour

Shift

Work Days & Hours: Sunday 12:45 p.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday 5 p.m. – 11:15 p.m., and Saturday 10:45 a.m. – 6:15 p.m. Some flexibility of schedule is required to cover closing during shortened intersession and summer hours and occasional extended hours.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on April 24, 2016. APPLY: http://info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/staff-positions/

 


Student Positions

For student assistant postings go to the Career Exec Employment Database located at http://umkcroocareernetwork.com.
 

Graduate-Level Student Positions

 


INFORMATION LITERACY FELLOW

University of Missouri - Kansas City Miller Nichols Library


  • Job Title: Information Literacy Fellows - 65980 and 65981
  • Job ID:19681

The Learning & Research Support team at Miller Nichols Library is newly delighted to offer Fellowships to library science graduate students or recent graduates. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic public services, teaching, and e-learning. The Fellowships are situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City’s vibrant, socially-conscious, entrepreneurial community and are a perfect place to accrue an impressive breadth and depth of experience for your resume. Fellows will receive training for all job duties including teaching at the college level, instructional pedagogy, e-learning technologies, instructional design, research service, and more. Fellows will develop or be assigned to projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries’ innovative, university-wide information literacy program and in keeping with the overall strategic plan. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent librarians.

You are:

  • Curious, creative, and motivated; compulsively following information leads to learn and grow and solve problems. The Wikipedia click-hole is your friend.
  • Organized and communicative, capable of keeping yourself and others on track in the midst of a fast-paced academic schedule. You can’t live without your organizational tool of choice.
  • At home in a team setting, comfortable relying on others for help, collaborating on a high percentage of your work, and willing to pitch in any time.
  • An autodidact. You can teach yourself to do anything. Well, almost anything. You also know your limits, when to call uncle, and when to ask for a life line.
  • Productive and goal-oriented. Getting the job done is important, doing it well is paramount.

We are:

  • A high-energy, fast-paced team that values experimentation, creative solutions, and genuine customer service. Student-focused.
  • Excited to learn from you, committed to teaching you, and passionate about collaboration and teamwork.
  • Hard working, fun-having, and focused on excellence. Our supply of office coffee and chocolate does not run dry.
  • All about your professional development. We’ll hook you up with opportunities to present, join committees, and get involved in your future profession. Plus funding.
  • Experts at ensuring that your online personal brand is tip-top.
  • Curious about YOUR goals. Have a great idea or a new project you want to develop? Great! Lead on, cadet!
  • Mentors. We’ve been there, we get it, and we’re going to get really invested in your success and getting you your dream job.

Appointment:

  • Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
  • .38-.7 FTE (15-28 hours/week)
  • Scheduled hours will primarily fall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays but will vary, some infrequent evenings and weekends are expected.
  • Pay: $775-1450 monthly stipend with support for travel and development.

Duties:

  • As a member of the Libraries’ Research Essentials Team, plans and teaches weeklong information literacy instruction sessions, primarily for general education classes. Instruction training will be provided.
  • Completes assigned projects related to developing instructional materials or managing online instructional content and technology.
  • Answers reference questions at the service desk and through chat, email and text.
  • Assists with Public Services Department projects as needed.
  • Other library duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Because this is a pre-career developmental program designed for students in Library Science, you must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program for Library and Information Science to apply. We encourage students to apply early in their degree programs.
  • Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.
  • Dependable, mature, flexible.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable with public speaking.
  • Self-starter.
  • Thrives in a team environment.
  • Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.

View the full job description here.

Application Instructions:
Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF and upload as a resume attachment. Application materials must include:

  • Personal letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of LIS coursework completed
  • List of references

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

You may address your cover letter to: Dani Wellemeyer and Jess Williams. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

 

 

 

  An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer 

 

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