Academic Library Fellow - 74404

UMKC Volker Campus
Jun 05, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Academic Library Fellow - 74404
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 37018
Hiring Department

University Libraries

Job Description

The Public Services Division at Miller Nichols Library is delighted to offer a Fellowship to another graduate student. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic librarianship, 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, research service, outreach and engagement, and more. Fellows will develop or be assigned to projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries’ innovative, university-wide information literacy program as well as other areas throughout the library. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent librarians

The Academic Library Fellow provides research and instruction services and contributes to outreach and engagement efforts. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to explore other areas of the library and profession through special projects. The Academic Library Fellowship provides mentoring in the areas of academic library operations, professional development, and career advising. This position reports to a Fellowship Director.

Position Duties:

  • Reference Services
    • Provides research service from the Miller Nichols Library service desk, on call desk and via remote service options, e.g. chat, text, email or phone, in accordance with these documents
    • Reference Customer Service Values
    • Standards for Reference Service
  • Instruction
  • As a member of the Libraries’ Research Essentials Team, plans and teaches information literacy instruction sessions, primarily in classes for general education courses. Completes associated communication and class management tasks. Instruction meets the designated information literacy student learning outcomes for assigned classes.
  • Participates in the planning and implementation of the library's involvement in the university's new general education model.
  • Projects
  • Completes assigned projects which may be related to developing instructional materials, managing online instructional content and technology, student outreach, collection development, research assignments, 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.
  • As appropriate:
  • Serves on a variety of University Libraries, UMKC, and UM System committees, working groups, or teams.
  • Pursues professional development and engages in professional service and/or research.
  • Minimum 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.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.
    Full Time/Part Time
      Part-time.375-.5 FTE (15-20 hours/week depending upon candidate's availability)Term appointment, renewable dependent upon 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.

    $15.00 per hour

    Application Deadline

    Priority will be given to applications received by June 21, 2021, however position will remain open until filled

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

      Personal letter of interestResume or curriculum vitaeList of LIS coursework completedList of references
    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.



    · Contributes to a safe and respectful environment for all users and employees of the UMKC Libraries.

    · Exemplifies the UMKC Statement of Values and the University Libraries Values.

    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.

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