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Student Engagement Librarian / R99682

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Posting Details


Position Type Faculty
Employee Class Code NF
AR State Title Librarian
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number FNC01007
UALR Functional Title Student Engagement Librarian / R99682
Position Number R99682
Department Ottenheimer Library
Position Summary

The Student Engagement Librarian collaborates with personnel across the Collections and Archives (C&A) division and throughout the university to develop and promote library services that support student success, recruitment, and retention. This position holds a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide in-person and online research assistance and instruction for multiple disciplines;
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop and offer customized, course-integrated instruction;
  • Serve as collection management liaison to designated academic departments;
  • Provide library instruction for first-year experience classes, the first year writing program and other core curriculum courses in collaboration with academic departments and support units;
  • Collaborate with other C&A personnel and campus partners to integrate library collections and services into learning management systems;
  • Promote library resources and services to students and faculty at K-12 schools, concurrent programs, external campuses, and two-year partner institutions;
  • Collaborate with other university units and student groups in support of university student success, recruitment, and retention initiatives;
  • Participate in university and division assessment efforts, focusing on the C&A’s division’s impact on student success and student learning outcomes;
  • Collaborate with other university units and student groups in support of university community;
  • Build partnerships and relationships among C&A units, as well as with others in the university community;
  • Engage in scholarly, professional, and service activities in accordance with institutional and faculty governance documents;
  • Work nights and weekends as needed;
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of emerging library trends and technologies;
  • Knowledge of current practices in online delivery of library and instructional content;
  • Ability to develop services in response to evolving technologies, user expectations, and patterns in learning and research collaboration;
  • Ability to collaborate with campus partners to enhance and support research at all levels, ensuring that C&A resources are integrated into teaching and learning;
  • Excellent oral, written and online communication skills;
  • Experience with developing and providing instruction and training;
  • Ability to work independently and in groups;
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment.
Required Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

One (1) or more years’ professional experience in an academic library setting; Experience with instructional design, online course software, electronic resource management and web design.

Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
Start Date 02/01/2018

Additional Qualifications

Essential Job Functions Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Frequently, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Frequently, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Frequently, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Frequently, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently, Walking - Long Distances; Occasionally
Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors, Conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date 11/20/2017
Close Date 01/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school?
    • Yesn
    • No
  2. * Do you have one (1) or more years’ professional experience in an academic library setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience with instructional design; online course software; electronic resource management and web design?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Three (3) References
Optional Documents