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Assessment Librarian

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number S0142
Job Title Assessment Librarian
Department Library

Position Summary Information

Location St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Job Description Summary

The Instruction and Liaison Services Department of Webster University Library is seeking an Assessment Librarian. The Assessment Librarian develops and coordinates the assessment program for Webster University Libraries. Fosters a culture of assessment within the library and works with staff to promote understanding of assessment goals and use of assessment measures. Maintains a high level of expertise in assessment methods and best practices for the library’s assessment initiatives, and documents and successfully communicates the library’s value and impact to report to constituents and stakeholders. Participates in all aspects of library instruction and information literacy activities including possible evenings and weekends. Acts as a subject liaison to one or more departments, currently School of Education.
This position will report to the Library Department Head of Instruction and Liaison Services & Co-Director of GLA.

Review of applications will begin March 8 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program
• Library experience
• Teaching skills/experience
• Knowledge of information literacy pedagogy and electronic resources
• Strong analytic abilities
• Excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with assessment and assessment tools such as Qualtrics and Excel
• Solid understanding of academic library services and trends and enthusiasm for creating excellent experiences in both physical and virtual environments for all library patrons
• Demonstrated ability to provide effective instruction based on professional standards, frameworks, and best practices
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats to diverse audiences including ability to present complex information to patrons who possess different levels of library knowledge
• Ability to plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and the University
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment in the library and across the Webster network
• Minimum of one-year of academic library experience or comparable experience
• Undergraduate or graduate degree or significant experience in one of the following liaison areas: Education, Media/Communications, and/or Business.

Physical Demands
Essential Duties

• Designs, teaches, and assesses bibliographic instruction to classes at all levels in your liaison area and to a lesser extent in all subject areas including undergraduates, graduates, and freshman, online, and extended campus students with a strong emphasis on information literacy skills. Creatively integrates emerging technologies into teaching and service activities of the Library. Instruction may involve webinars, visits to St. Louis-area extended campuses, and occasional travel to extended sites.

• Serves as liaison to School of Education. Works with the faculty to coordinate collection development of materials in all formats (books, ebooks, standing orders, periodicals, databases, video/DVDs, etc.) to support the School of Education curricula and the development of the Curriculum Library. Communicates regularly with the departments to keep faculty informed about library services, materials, and new developments. Supports faculty research and teaching.

• Provides a lead role in assessment of library instruction.

• Serves as liaison to the Academic Resource Center and is the point person for assistive technology in the Library.

• Participates in the Library-wide Liaison Committee to review the collection and evaluate new resources and to discuss other library issues.

• Works closely with the Faculty Development Center to support faculty.

• Works with the ILS Team to create educational and promotional materials. Contributes to annual report, promotional brochures and general library information handouts.

• Participates in the development of the Library website. Responsible for the development and maintenance of research guides devoted to the liaison area of education. Assists in updates to additional web pages as assigned by webmaster. Works with other ILS librarians to develop and revise online videos, tutorials, and research guides.

• Provides reference services to library users at the Reference Desk.

• Serves on Library and University committees as appropriate.

• Strives for continuing professional growth through reading professional journals, attending library- and information-related workshops and training sessions, attending University meetings and lectures, joining professional organizations, and networking with other information professionals.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

Full Time (>30 hrs/wk) or Part Time (<30 hrs/wk) Full Time
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you are unable to submit your documents online, send them to:
Assessment Librarian, St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO
Human Resources Jobs
470 E. Lockwood Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 02/17/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Doctoral Degree
    • Required degree earned by position start date
  2. * How many years of experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 3 years
    • 3 to 5 years
    • 5 to 7 years
    • More than 7 years

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter-Letter of Interest
Optional Documents