Part-Time Library Fellow – Digital Scholarship

The Digital Scholarship Library Fellow provides research support services in the Digital Scholarship Services Department and contributes to the digital scholarship efforts of the library. The Fellowship provides mentoring in the areas of academic library operations, scholarly communications, professional development, and career advising. This position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services.

Position Duties

Digital Scholarship Services

  • In collaboration with the Head of Digital Scholarship Services, provides consultation and administrative support for faculty research project hosting services in Reclaim’s Domain of One’s Own platform.
  • Plans and teaches digital scholarship instruction sessions in classes or as stand-alone workshops. Completes associated communication and class management tasks. Instruction meets the student learning outcomes for assigned classes.
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of the library’s involvement in the Center for Digital and Public Humanities.
  • Completes assigned projects which may be related to developing instructional materials, managing online instructional content and technology, student outreach, collection development, research assignments, scholarly communications, etc.
  • Develop projects in collaboration with departments across the University Libraries, as determined by the needs of the library and the interest of the candidate.
  • Provides patron support during a regular shift at the Digital Collaboration Studio service point, including reference services, technology instruction, technology check out services, and other duties as assigned.

As Appropriate

  • Serves on a variety of University Libraries committees, working groups, or teams.
  • Pursues professional development and engages in professional service and/or research. Pursues professional development and engages in professional service and/or research.


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.

  • Interest in or familiarity with digital humanities and digital scholarship research methodologies, software, and pedagogy.
  • Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.
  • Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.
  • Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable with public speaking.
  • Self-starter.
  • Thrives in a team environment.

Anticipated Hiring Range

This position pays $20.00 per hour. Not eligible to receive benefits, but professional development funding is available. Funding levels vary annually, but fellows are generally eligible for about $1,000 in funding for travel, training, and memberships, though more may be available based on need.

Application Materials

Application materials must be submitted online at UMKC Human Resources. Click View Jobs and search for ID 52419 to apply. Though the system provides prompts for uploading application materials separately, we request that applicants combine all application materials into one PDF or Microsoft Word document:

  • A personal letter of interest of up to 2 pages addressing each minimum requirement and the values commitment (see below)[EJ1]
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV – as many pages as needed)
  • List of LIS coursework completed, if any[EJ2]
  • Current contact information for 3 references

Upload this combined document when prompted to provide a 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: Spencer Keralis, Search Committee Chair. If you are experiencing technical problems during application, please email . For all inquiries about the position, please contact 816-235-1531 or and provide the title of the position.

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled, but applications received by 11:59pm on Friday, July 26, 2024 will be given priority consideration.

Other Information

  • Part-time, 0.5 FTE (20 hours/week)
  • Term appointment, renewable dependent upon funding and performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
  • Scheduled hours will primarily fall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays but also highly flexible.  The UMKC University Libraries support flexible work arrangements in keeping with the Flexible Work Arrangement Policy. Flexible work arrangements should support the mission, goals and functional role of the employee, department and university.

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.  

UMKC’s campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital.  

UMKC is proud to be “Kansas City’s university,” and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit 

Benefits Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits.  Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b).  For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement.  This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

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Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content

Conference Room 325

Located on the Third Floor of Miller Nichols Library. For access, enter the library at the north ground floor entrance or the west first floor entrance. Then take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor..

Map of third floor of Miller Nichols Library