Faculty Librarian Subject Specialist Liaison – College of Education


James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Job Summary: 

The University of Central Missouri is seeking an Education Librarian. Position is opened until filled. Review of applications to begin end of Jan./beginning of Feb. 2018.

Position Title:  Faculty Librarian Subject Specialist Liaison – College of Education

Rank: Asst. Prof. (non-tenure track/instructional faculty)

Unit:   James C. Kirkpatrick Library

Reports to: Department Chair of Kirkpatrick Library 

Position Number:   998527

Date of Position Description:11/3/2017

Scope of Position:

The Faculty Librarian Subject Specialist Liaison focuses on the teaching of information literacy, both generally and within their subject specialty, in the classroom as well as through consultations. Liaisons are responsible for developing resources that connect UCM students and faculty with the information they are seeking, providing research and information service to UCM faculty and students,  developing professional relationships with faculty members in their assigned departments, managing collections in their subject areas, and being  active in the library profession and across campus. As faculty members, liaisons engage in shared governance and may pursue scholarly activities. Other duties as assigned.

Primary responsibilities:

Liaison to: the College of Education

  • Initiate and maintain contacts with faculty members in assigned departments/colleges/schools.
  • Teach information literacy to students, generally and in assigned areas.
  • Teach information literacy course LIS 1010: Truth, Lies & Information Management.
  • Create learning tools, library guides, etc. to connect students and faculty with the information they are seeking.
  • Provide research and information consultations (one-on-one, via chat/email/phone/in person, small groups) to faculty and students.
  • Promote library and information resources and services to faculty in assigned areas.
  • Develop collections in assigned areas in all formats, including collection development of the Curriculum Collection.
  • Participate in activities hosted by the Library and by assigned departments.


  • Participate in library committees, task forces, working groups, etc. and governance.
  • Participate in library activities, events, etc.
  • Participate in university-wide governance.


Minimum Qualifications for the Position:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree.
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of the current roles, services, and resources of academic libraries.

Preferred Experience: [if position entails supervisory responsibility, indicate number of years supervisory experience required/preferred]

  • Minimum of one-year full-time equivalent academic library experience including experience in providing reference services, instruction (online and in person), developing online instructional tools (e.g., LibGuides, etc.).
  • Experience developing collections in the subject liaison areas.

Special Skills, Abilities, Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of and experience in education-related disciplines is strongly preferred.
  • Effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with library faculty and staff in a team environment.

Physical & Environmental Factors: (Unusual or extreme physical and/or environmental factors experienced on-the-job. Also include any hazards, risks, or discomforts that exist on the job or in the work environment.)

  • Position requires the ability to work in an office-like setting.

Special Working Conditions: (e.g., schedule flexibility, working nights and weekends, etc.)

  • Maintain ability to work weekend and/or evening library and information research and services delivery rotations as assigned, including some holidays.    

Work Environment:

Built in 1999, The James C. Kirkpatrick Library is the academic center of campus providing multiple student and faculty resources and services including the Harmon Computer Commons, the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Honors College, the Essig Collection, distance learning, and related activities. Under the leadership of Dr. Gail M. Staines, dean of library services, we are a team passionate about providing the best in library services and information resources to our students, faculty, and staff.

Salary and Benefits:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits are described at: http://www.ucmo.edu/hr/benefits/

University Environment:

Located in Warrensburg, MO (approximately 50 miles southeast of Kansas City), the University of Central Missouri (http://www.ucmo.edu) provides the option for urban, suburban, rural, or small city living. The University is experiencing a period of sustained, planned growth with increasing enrollment, new programs, and new construction.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must complete the faculty profile found at: https://jobs.ucmo.edu  Apply to position 998527.

Attach to the faculty profile a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and copy of transcripts showing all degrees completed. Please list on the faculty profile the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three (3) professional references. If contacted for an interview, three (3) letters of recommendation will be requested.

Review of completed applications beings immediately and continues until the position is filled.

For information about the online application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@ucmo.edu or (660) 543-4255.

Only those candidates who submit complete faculty profiles with required attached documents will be considered for this position. The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.