University of Missouri Kansas City University Libraries
The Public Services Division at Miller Nichols Library is delighted
to offer a Fellowship to a current LIS graduate student. We seek a
creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship
and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in
academic librarianship, teaching, and e-learning. The Fellowship is
situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart
of Kansas City’s vibrant, socially conscious, entrepreneurial
community and is a perfect place to accrue an impressive breadth
and depth of experience for your resume. The Fellow will receive
training for all job duties including teaching at the college
level, instructional pedagogy, reference service, scholarly
communications, and more. The Fellow will develop or be assigned to
projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries’
information literacy program as well as other areas within the
library. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent
The Academic Library Fellow provides reference and instruction
services and contributes to other public services outreach efforts.
In addition, the Fellow will be expected to explore other areas of
the library and profession through special projects. The Academic
Library Fellowship provides mentoring in the areas of academic
library operations, professional development, and career advising.
This position reports to the Head of Teaching and Learning.
- Reference Service
- Provides reference service from the Miller Nichols Library
service desk, on call desk and via remote service options, e.g.
chat, text, email or phone.
- As a member of the Libraries’ Research Essentials Team, plans
and teaches information literacy instruction sessions, primarily in
classes for general education courses. Completes associated
communication and class management tasks. Instruction meets the
designated information literacy student learning outcomes for
- Participates in the planning and implementation of the
library's involvement in the university's general education
- Works to create messaging for social media posts and other
communications educating students, faculty, and staff about these
issues and UMKC Libraries.
- Completes assigned projects which may be related to developing
instructional materials, managing online instructional content and
technology, student outreach, collection development, scholarly
communications, research assignments, etc.
- Develop projects in collaboration with departments across the
University Libraries, as determined by the needs of the library and
the interest of the candidate.
- As appropriate:
- Serves on a variety of University Libraries committees, working
groups, or teams.
- Pursues professional development and engages in professional
service and/or research.
Full Time/Part Time
- Because this is a pre-career developmental program designed for
students in Library Science, you must be a current student in an
ALA-accredited graduate degree program for Library and Information
Science to apply. We encourage students to apply early in their
- Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.
- Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable
with public speaking.
- Thrives in a team environment.
- Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web
applications; ability to quickly learn new software and
- .5-.625 FTE (20-25 hours/week depending upon candidate's
- Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up
to approximately one year post-graduation.
- Scheduled hours will primarily fall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
weekdays but also highly flexible. The UMKC University Libraries
support flexible work arrangements in keeping with the Flexible
Work Arrangement Policy. Flexible work arrangements should support
the mission, goals and functional role of the employee, department
$20.00 per hour. Not eligible to receive benefits, but professional
development funding is available. Funding levels vary annually, but
fellows are generally eligible for about $1,000 in funding for
travel, training, and memberships, though more may be available
based on need.
The priority review date has been extended to October 13th. The
position will remain open until filled.
Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs
Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF and
upload as a resume attachment. Application materials must
- Personal letter of interest
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- List of LIS coursework completed
- List of references
Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB.
Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
If you are experiencing technical problems, please email
You may address your cover letter to Mardi Mahaffy, Head of
Teaching and Learning. For all inquiries about the position, please
contact the University Libraries Administrative office at (816)
235-1531 or email@example.com.
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applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated
ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis
of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status
protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not
be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of
religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military
organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of
Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more
information, call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.
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UMKC Statement on Diversity
We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure
each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse
backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual
pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in
learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our
university a better place to work, learn and innovate.
In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and
expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of
teaching, research and engagement.