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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.


Instructional Design Librarian

University of Missouri - Kansas City - Miller Nichols Library


The Learning & Research Department at Miller Nichols Library at UMKC seeks a creative, curious, motivated individual with a strong commitment to public service to serve as the Instructional Design Librarian. This newly formed position will support face to face and distance learning through the development of instructional materials utilizing emerging technologies that enhance the learning experience of students and faculty.  The position will have primary responsibility for:

  • Collaborating with instruction and liaison librarians to develop and assess learning modules and instructional materials for online formats in general education and upper level courses.
  • Working with Library and University instruction specialists to develop, maintain, and assess effective user interfaces for students and faculty.
  • Developing training and support for subject librarians in regards to online pedagogy, instructional technologies, active learning, and instructional design practices.

The position will also serve as a liaison for one or more academic subject areas and with UMKC Online.
Miller Nichols Library is the largest library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City’s vibrant, socially-conscious, and affordable community. The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism and strives to create a welcoming environment where faculty and staff feel valued for their contribution. The UMKC University Libraries are in the midst of several facility upgrades that will enhance student learning with collaborative learning spaces and technologies. These will allow us to further build upon our innovative general education information literacy program. The Libraries makes a commitment to supporting and developing all library faculty so that they may be successful in meeting university, library, and personal goals.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MSLS, MLIS, etc.) from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Familiarity in the field of technological innovations impacting the pedagogy and delivery of information literacy concepts.
  • Demonstrated experience in the creation of effective and engaging online learning objects.
  • Natural curiosity and habitual experimentation with new technologies.
  • Ability to set and follow through on individual and team priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and productively with diverse constituencies in a dynamic environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, planning, and interpersonal skills.
  • Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience, coursework, or a master’s degree from an accredited institution in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, or a related field.
  • Professional experience in an academic library setting.
  • Experience in integrating learning objects into learning management systems.
  • Classroom teaching experience, with experience or interest in active learning.
  • Knowledge of web and online accessibility standards, principles, and practices.

Salary: This is a 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. (See the Promotion and Appointments Criteria for rank specifications.) Minimum salaries by rank are as follows: Librarian I $44,000; Librarian II $46,500; Librarian III $49,500. UMKC also offers an 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, a list of 3 references, and an example of, or link to, a work product that demonstrates skills applicable to instructional design) 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 July 17, 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: Mardi Mahaffy, Search Committee Chair. For inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu.

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

 


Support Staff Positions

 


User Interface and Graphic Designer - 59269
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Volker Campus


The User Interface and Graphic Designer applies knowledge, experience, and a strong design aesthetic to the process of user interface design, interaction design, and graphic design at UMKC University Libraries. In support of the work practices of UMKC students and faculty members, the University Libraries must continuously introduce, develop and refine their online and physical spaces and services. In addition, the Libraries are working to enhance support for distance education.

The Designer will play a key role in the University Libraries formal user-centered-design process. The goal of this process is to provide a highly useful and usable library for students and faculty that supports their work practices around teaching, learning and knowledge creation. Responsibilities will include the design of visual and/or interactive products, the development of user-interface mockups and prototype systems, and the detailed specification of primarily web-based user interfaces. The incumbent will work collaboratively with several teams including the requirements gathering, usability testing, and implementation teams. This position will be responsible for the design of library products including web and mobile user interfaces, print work, logos, and presentation templates.

Principal Responsibilities

Principal user interface designer for the UMKC University Libraries web presence and related library products and services:

  • Guide and participate in the process of iterative, user-centered design, incorporating stakeholder needs, end user requirements, and usability test results
  • Gather input and document requirements through collaboration with stakeholders and users
  • Produce design mock-ups for evaluation and iterative refinement
  • Produce detailed web user interface designs
  • Work closely with the web developer to provide documented user interface application specifications and digital assets

Design logos, graphics, icons, presentation templates, and marketing materials as needed for the University Libraries

Participate in design research for gaining a better understanding of library user work practices.

  • Contribute to the planning for participatory design activities (e.g. design charrettes)
  • Create representations of student and faculty work practices using storyboards and other forms

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, user interface design, interaction design or a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating visually appealing, clean, intuitive, and functional UI design with the ability to discuss how they were designed, how requirements were gathered, and how they were tested with end users. (Please include a link of your online portfolio and details about your contributions)
  • Ability to translate business requirements into functional design and seamless execution. You should feel equally comfortable wearing business, design and technical hats.
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite or similar tools.
  • Excellent knowledge of front-end development – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery.
  • Methodical and detail oriented.
  • Efficient, organized and very effective within a collaborative team environment.
  • Great customer service mindset and demonstrated understanding of user-centered-design principles.
  • Strong understanding of the capabilities of web browsers across multiple platforms.

    
Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
  • Second degree in a related field such as user interface design, computer science, human-computer interaction, information technology, software engineering, user interface design, library science, fine arts, etc
  • 2 years of web application design experience with an emphasis on interaction and interface design.
  • Experience with the design of faceted search interfaces
  • Experience working in higher education or in an academic library

Full Time/Part Time
 

Full-Time
    
Salary
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
    
Application Deadline

Application review to begin on June 20, 2016.  Position will remain open until filled.
    
Application Instructions

Combine all application materials –

  • cover letter,
  • resume or curriculum vitae,
  • portfolio (which can either be a link included in your cover letter OR a separate document),
  • and a list of three references with contact information

-- into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

 Limit document name to 50 characters.  Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&,%,etc.).

Maximum size limit is 11MB.   If portfolio exceeds this limit, then apply online and send an email to umkcula@umkc.edu requesting instructions on how to upload the portfolio file to a UMKC server.

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

UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Affirmative Action at 816-235-1323.

EEO IS THE LAW


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.).

Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by May 15, 2016, however position will remain open until filled.  

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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