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Professional Positions

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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. 


  • 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    

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

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 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

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


Support Staff Positions


Programmer Analyst - 63987
University of Missouri - Kansas City - Volker Campus

The Programmer/Analyst will be responsible for web application development, implementation and testing for all areas of the UMKC University Libraries web presence.  This includes the library website and mobile applications, search systems, backend databases, web services and the integration of networked third-party library systems, to enable a seamless experience for end users. In support of the work practices of UMKC students and faculty members, the University Libraries must continuously introduce, develop and refine their online services. In addition, the Libraries are working to enhance support for online education.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Conduct software project planning and tracking activities, gather requirements, design software (code and system architecture), write code, test components within a testing framework, create and manage documentation, respond to reported issues from library staff, maintain software, and manage versions in a code repository
  • Implement web applications specified in part by the user interface designer using Drupal and a range of languages and platforms specified below. Build themes, templates, and tools to support separation of design and navigation from content editors and updates
  • Provide a robust and highly usable mechanism for library staff to maintain and develop new website content
  • Collaborate with the User Interface Designer to plan functionality, to estimate implementation resources, and to create prototypes and finished software ready for deployment
  • Integrate third-party components into the library web presence
  • Where possible, share code and contribute to open source projects supporting the library community
  • Facilitate teamwork by communicating essential information, coordinating actions, obtaining expert input, reviewing open issues and action items and contributing information to team meetings and reports
  • Update job knowledge by researching new web technologies, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
  • Help with the setup of test environments and configure virtual environments

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science – Software Engineering emphasis or equivalent experience
  • High level of familiarity/expertise with at least two of the following programming languages
    • PHP (Preferred)
    • ASP.Net C#
    • Coldfusion
  • Demonstrable ability with jQuery
  • Demonstrable ability with HTML5 & CSS3
  • Experience developing with Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL
  • Familiarity with the Drupal CMS including installation experience, and knowledge of basic Drupal development
  • Competent with interface design (not necessarily visual design, but tool design). Candidate can put together a compelling prototype without having a design handed off, or can follow existing design patterns to expand on an existing UI
  • A solid understanding of web application architecture, object oriented software, and design patterns
  • Experience with version control technologies
  • Experience with the implementation of accessible (, responsive (cross-device compatibility) and cross-browser-compatible web applications and sites
  • Demonstrated understanding of user-centered-design principles
  • Efficient, organized and very effective within a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to give occasional presentations to peers and other internal audiences

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity/Expertise integrating the following technologies in the software development process:

  • Custom Drupal modules and themes
  • Learning Management Software (Blackboard and Moodle)
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • XML, XSLT and XPath
  • Shibboleth, Active Directory, and LDAP
  • Search interface development
  • Apache SOLR
  • Experience working in higher education or in an academic library
  • Familiarity with the use of academic library websites, and the use of the library catalog and subscription databases to access online articles and content

Full Time/Part Time

Application Deadline

August 14, 2016
Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachments.

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

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.


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