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Assistant Instructor of Library Services/Education Subject Librarian Liaison, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO


The Subject Librarian Liaison is responsible for the development and promotion of library activities and services supporting the teaching, learning, and research needs of the campus community (i.e., students, faculty, and staff) including, but not limited to: teaching of information literacy/research skills in a variety of contexts, developing professional relationships, collaborating effectively with campus partners, and management of collections for UCM curricula and faculty research needs. It is expected that subject librarian liaisons actively engage in teamwork, shared governance, and pursue promotion activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Liaison To: Assigned Subject Areas/Programs.
● Develop and promote library information resources and services to faculty and students in assigned areas.
● Teach credit bearing courses as available and qualifications allow.
● Teach information literacy to students in assigned areas through embedded librarianship.
● Initiate and maintain contacts with faculty members in assigned areas for the purpose of curriculum mapping, instructional development, and collection management.
● Provide research consultations to the UCM community supporting scholarship in a variety of contexts.
● Create learning tools connecting students and faculty with the information they need.
● Develop, present, and promote library workshops.

● Manage collections in assigned areas in all formats including, but not limited to, the development of the collection, periodic review of collection content, and alignment of the collection to the UCM curriculum.
● Active engagement in UCM activities supporting students, faculty, scholarship, and university-wide governance (e.g. faculty senate committee or administrative committee participation).
● Participate in library activities, operations, decision making, and governance as appropriate.
● Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications for the Position:
● Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree.

Preferred Qualifications for the Position:
● Completion of a second advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in the area of subject specialty or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.

Preferred Experience:
● Minimum of one-year full-time equivalent academic library experience including some combined experience in providing research services, instruction (online and in person), developing online instructional tools (e.g., LibGuides, etc.).
● Experience managing collections in the subject liaison area(s).

Special Skills, Abilities, Knowledge:
● Ability to handle multiple ongoing duties concurrently as required.
● Ability to meet varying deadlines and duty priorities as required.
● Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment as required. Effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills as required.
● Knowledge of and experience in related subject discipline(s) preferred.

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