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Information Literacy Fellow
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Volker Campus
The Learning & Research Support team at Miller Nichols Library is delighted to offer Fellowships to a second cohort of 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.
- Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
- .625 FTE (25 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: $13.20 per hours with support for professional development.
- 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.
- 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.
- Thrives in a team environment.
- Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.
- 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.
- 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.
Application materials must be submitted online at info.umkc.edu/hr/careers/. 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 11 MB. 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 email us.