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Resident Librarian for Undergraduate Engagement

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KU Libraries

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Required Qualifications 1.Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from a foreign institution by time of appointment. 2.Experience that demonstrates an interest in teaching undergraduate students. 3.Experience that demonstrates an understanding of issues faced by non-traditional, first-generation, underrepresented populations, and international students. 4.Effective written communication skills as demonstrated by the candidate’s application materials, and other examples of written work and/or publications. Preferred Qualifications 1.Interest in creating programs and services for transfer, first-generation, and underrepresented student populations. 2.Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact and work collaboratively with a diverse population of students, staff, faculty, administrators, and other members of the community. 3.Knowledge of instructional design and pedagogical principles. 4.Familiarity with academic programs and/or services for an online environment. 5.Knowledge of assessment techniques employed in libraries and in higher education. 6.Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and self-direction.

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Full-Time Temporary

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Open until Filled

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Professional Responsibilities (70%) •Expand Libraries’ efforts in facilitating undergraduate research and learning experiences and other undergraduate student activities in collaboration with KU Libraries colleagues, and strategic campus partners. •Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with students, staff, and faculty in support of undergraduate teaching and learning. •Support information literacy integration into first-year programs including but not limited to University 101, First and Second Year English, and first-year seminars. •Develop and assess student learning outcomes to support continuous improvement of student learning and engagement. •Work with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and other professional organizations as appropriate to further the strategic goals of the KU Libraries concerning diversity, equity and inclusion. •Provide instruction for courses, workshops, and programs. •Contribute toward the development and teaching of Libraries’ credit-bearing courses. •Collaborate with Libraries’ colleagues to assess efforts to support undergraduates through programs, resources, and learning spaces. •Participate in programs and events that support student recruitment, academic preparedness, and retention. •Actively engage students and student groups as regards Open Educational Resources (OER) and related intellectual property concepts including copyright, the public domain, fair use, and open access to scholarly resources. •Actively communicate issues implicit in scholarly communication and open access in discussions with colleagues and with the KU community. Attends training and events designed to promote understanding of trends and best practices in scholarly communications. Reflects this understanding in his or her work as a librarian at KU. •Actively participate in, and advocate for, the educational role of the Libraries through dynamic engagement in campus teaching and research, campus collaborations, or staff development and training. Identifies and makes use of teaching opportunities in any circumstance, promotes the Libraries instructional resources and support, and obtains instructional expertise from colleagues as appropriate. •Demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the Libraries and contribute to an inclusive environment. •Participate in and contribute to strategic professional growth and training. •May supervise 1-2 student assistants. Research 20% •Contributes to the profession’s collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity. Service 10% •Engages in service to the Libraries, the University, and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and contributory achievements. •Represent KU Libraries in regional, national, and/or international professional organizations of relevance to the performing arts. Participate in regional, national, and/or international consortia collaborations.

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