Instructor, Instructional Faculty
Assistant Instructor/Acquisitions & Assessment
260100 - Kirkpatrick Library
Per faculty salary model
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022 and
continues until the position is filled.
The Application Process: To apply online, go to
https://jobs.ucmo.edu and apply to position #998522. A complete UCM
application for employment, cover letter outlining interest and how
qualifications fit this position, vitae, unofficial transcripts,
and three letters of references are required and must be attached
to application. Official transcripts will be required for
candidates invited for on-campus interview.
NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of
this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and specifically invites applications from women, minorities,
veteran status and people with disabilities.
Professional Faculty Hours
Open Until Filled
The Acquisitions and Assessment Librarian plays a leadership role
in the development, planning, delivery, and evaluation of the
library’s acquisitions and assessment efforts. The Acquisitions and
Assessment Librarian works closely with library administration,
employees, and the university community. The Acquisitions &
Assessment Librarian provides oversight of the James C. Kirkpatrick
Library’s materials budget and acquisitions processes. The position
is responsible for gaining insight into patron expectations and
satisfaction through a variety of assessment measures, using a wide
range of methodologies (both quantitative and qualitative). This
position will analyze data, administer usability studies and
surveys across the range of library services. The Acquisitions and
Assessment Librarian actively engage in shared governance. Other
duties as assigned.
- Collaborate with the University Librarian in the planning,
development, and management of the library materials budget. This
includes collecting usage data and creating monthly reports, e.g.
fund, data, and pricing reports, and advising on fund
- Monitor expenditures, run expenditure reports, and conduct
- Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, publishers,
and consortia, including cost negotiations, subscription renewals,
and product trials.
- Collaborate with University Librarian and Budget Coordinator to
ensure the accuracy and timeliness of vendor invoice payments.
- Work with subject liaison librarians and the University
Librarian regarding budgetary aspects of collection
- Monitor demand driven acquisitions ( ODA ), evidence based
acquisitions ( EBA ), streaming services, firm orders and
subscriptions in all formats.
- Monitor and manage the library’s approval plan in coordination
with the University Librarian, including serving as approval vendor
contact and as a resource person for subject liaison librarians in
the review and modification of their approval profiles.
- With University Librarian, assist subject liaisons in the
preparation and maintenance of Subject Collection Development
- Provide training/updates to liaisons on issues related to
materials selection and purchase.
- Collaborate with the University Librarian, Assistant University
Librarian, and Library Systems and Discovery Coordinator to develop
and implement policies, procedures, standards, and goals to
continuously improve workflows.
- Coordinate the collection of library data and creation of
reports and presentations.
- Serve on alternating terms with the Library Systems &
Discovery Coordinator as the library representative on the Faculty
Senate University Assessment Council.
- In coordination with the University Librarian, Assistant
University Librarian, and Library Systems and Discovery
Coordinator, develop assessment strategies and activities that
highlight and raise the profile of the library.
- Serve as Chair of the Library Assessment Committee to ensure
user-centered design of library tools, facilities, collections,
services, and instruction.
- Coordinate assessment for the library, including designing and
carrying out usability studies, analyzing usage statistics, and
user trends to support planning and development, advising on
user-centered design requirements, and recommending solutions.
- In cooperation with subject liaisons, engage with user
communities to identify their priorities and needs to enhance the
- Maintain library assessment data in a centralized location with
integrated dashboards to the library website.
- Promote the integration of assessment in all phases of library
planning and services.
Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training
Master’s degree from an ALA -accredited program in library or
information science, or equivalent degree.
- Minimum of two-years full-time equivalent experience in
acquisition, financial, and electronic resource management
including contract negotiation experience, academic library ILS
- Experience with library acquisitions processes such as
ordering, receiving, invoice payment, and fund management.
- Knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues,
and trends in assessment and usability.
- Minimum of two-years full-time equivalent experience with
library-specific strategic planning and assessment, academic
library environment preferred.
- Completion of a second advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in the
area of subject specialty or related field from an accredited
institution of higher education.
- Familiarity with the core concepts of acquiring, receiving,
cataloging, and processing, as well as database maintenance,
integrated systems, library financial management, and vendor
- Experience with integrated library system (e.g. Ex Libris)
- Familiarity with publication trends and scholarly publishing
issues, including open access and research data.
- Practiced in effective presentations to external
- Experience with social science research methods and data
- Team leadership and project management experience.
- Supervisory experience.
- Familiarity with MARC, RDA, link resolver products, discovery
tools, and proxy servers.
- Knowledge of and experience working with Ex Libris and
- Ability to design and utilize data structures such as SQL
databases and JSON .
- Understanding of web usability studies and user
Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral,
written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills,
Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project
leadership, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet
deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to handle ambiguity.
- Demonstrated customer service focus and knowledge of current
and emerging trends and technologies related to library
- Familiarity with standard contractual concepts and
Physical & Environmental Factors:
- Serve on departmental and university committees.
- Continue professional development in acquisitions and
- Participate in library committees, task forces, working groups,
- Participate in library activities, events, etc.
- Participate e in university-wide governance.
Special Working Conditions:
- Position requires the ability to work in an office-like
- Position requires the ability to handle fully-loaded book
trucks with weight up to fifty pounds.
- Position requires extended computer screen time.
- Maintain ability to work as needed for the completion of
assigned duties, activities, and projects.
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Lifting (weight) - up to 50 lbs
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Reference Letter 1
- Reference Letter 2
- Reference Letter 3