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Academic Engagement Librarian

Employer
University of Central Florida Libraries
Location
32816, Orlando (US)
Salary
Starting at $60,000
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

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Unleash Your Potential with Us

As a next-generation public research institution, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you become an integral part of our mission to become a university for the future. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck.

 

The Opportunity

University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries seeks two innovative, dynamic, and curious full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month assistant academic engagement faculty librarians to enhance teaching, learning, and research at UCF. The primary work location is the John C. Hitt Library on the UCF main campus in Orlando, Florida. These positions play a significant role in developing and implementing innovative solutions for library initiatives that support the scholarly, teaching, and learning goals of the university and its communities. We are hiring at the rank of Assistant Librarian.

 

These positions serve as subject librarians for assigned academic programs and report to the Head of the Research & Information Services (RIS) unit within the Academic Engagement division. The department includes librarians assigned to academic disciplines and learning communities who engage with key campus partners. Professional service and scholarly contributions are expected.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides research and instructional support for UCF students and faculty, including, (a) Serving as embedded librarian for campus-based courses as requested; (b) Providing virtual and face-to-face library instruction; (c)  Facilitating virtual or face-to-face research consultation services.
  • Conducts outreach to students and faculty regarding library services, including: (a) Creation of guides and video tutorials of relevant library resources; (b)  Planning and facilitating of workshops, webinars, and tabling events
  • Actively engages in collection services with faculty and students in assigned subject areas, including: (a) Developing knowledge and promotion of collections essential for assigned subject areas; (b)  Selection and recommendation of materials to be added to the library research collections; (c)  Providing qualitative feedback to librarians in Collection Services & Resource Management on library physical and digital collections
  • Implements innovative practices and ideas based on emerging trends in academic libraries.

 

The UCF Libraries includes the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center, and Special Collections and University Archives on the Orlando main campus; branch libraries on the Rosen College and Downtown campuses; and partnerships with Direct Connect state colleges. The Libraries offers a collection of more than 2.2 million volumes, is a partial depository for government documents and patents, and manages the institutional repository STARS. We are members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) and HathiTrust. The UCF Libraries has 105 full-time staff comprised of 44 faculty librarians and 61 support and administrative staff, and 50+ student employees dedicated to serving UCF faculty, staff, students, and the greater Orlando community. For more information about the UCF Libraries see http://library.ucf.edu.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an American Libraries Association-accredited program

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in a science/technology/engineering/mathematics (STEM) related field
  • Competence in learning management systems (e.g., Canvas)
  • Experience in teaching and learning
  • Experience with or interest in using educational technologies
  • Evidence of or aspiration to engage in professional service and scholarship

 

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://ucflib.fyi/AE-lib-2024.  In addition to the online application, candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.

 

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

 

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be simultaneously uploaded. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

 

Questions regarding this search should be directed to:  Chereeka Garner, Search Chair, at Chereeka.Garner@ucf.edu

 

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Review of applications begins 05/16/2024

Salary $60,000

 

Job Close Date:

Open until filled.

 

Note to applicants: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.

 

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Paid time off, including annual leave (12-month faculty) and sick leave and paid holidays.

Retirement savings options.

Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.

Education assistance.

Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website https://hr.ucf.edu/

 

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 240 degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

 

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

 

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.

 

Department: University Libraries

 

Work Schedule: Varies

 

Type of Appointment: Regular

 

Expected Salary: Starting at $60,000

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets.  Click on UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President’s Statement. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement 

 

The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

 

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

 

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

 

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