Undergraduate Engagement Librarian -- University of Arkansas

Post date: Dec 21, 2021

State Title: Assistant Librarian

Type of Position: Research and Instruction

Working Title: Undergraduate Engagement Librarian

Position #: P00016002

Supervisor: Joel Thornton

Dept Name: UAF | MULN | Research and Instruction (Joel B Thornton) (SO004064)

Summary of Job Duties (For Position Description)

The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian collaborates with subject liaisons and serves as a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, coordinating, designing, delivering, and assessing instruction for first-year writing, public speaking, and university perspectives courses, and provides research assistance and academic outreach, such as new student orientations and finals study breaks. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian represents the library in campus-wide discussions about undergraduate student success and defines outcomes to measure student success. The person in the position leads training for the library in developing effective methods for teaching and engaging with first-year students. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian reports to the Director for Research and Instruction Services.

Along with performance, the responsibilities of this position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas.

Add to Summary of Duties for Position Posting Only

The University of Arkansas Libraries invites nominations for and applications from energetic, flexible, and innovative candidates for the position of Undergraduate Engagement Librarian. The Libraries seek candidates who are receptive to and foster new ideas and who have demonstrated collaboration and open communication skills. Additional key attributes are the ability to create and foster successful partnerships with other university departments, to provide excellent services, and to adapt programs and services that support positive change within the institution.

Minimum Qualifications

· A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program

· Demonstrated experience teaching or providing classroom instruction or public presentation experience

Preferred Qualifications

· Demonstrated excellence in organization, time management, and coordination skills

· Demonstrated experience providing library instruction, research assistance, and outreach

· Familiarity with best practices in library pedagogy, such as ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

· Knowledge with assessment methods and tools

· Experience creating and delivering training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Exemplary service orientation

· Ability to work effectively in a diverse and changing environment

· Willingness to engage in faculty liaison activities such as outreach

· Initiative and flexibility

· Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability in working collaboratively with team members, other library colleagues, and customers

· Effective oral and written communication skills

Appointment Percent: 100%

Does this position require any license(s)/certification(s)? _ _Yes _X_No


JOB DUTIES

% of Total Time 70

Duty Area 1

Is this an Essential Duty? Y

Responsibility/Duty (listed in order of importance) Collaborates with subject liaisons and serves as a member of the Research and Instruction Services team, coordinating, designing, delivering, and assessing instruction for first-year writing, public speaking, and university perspectives courses, and provides research assistance and academic outreach, such as new student orientations and finals study breaks. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian represents the library in campus-wide discussions about undergraduate student success and defines outcomes to measure student success. The person in the position leads training for the library in developing effective methods for teaching and engaging with first-year students. The Undergraduate Engagement Librarian reports to the Director for Research and Instruction Services.


% of Total Time 15

Duty Area 2

Is this an Essential Duty? Y

Responsibility/Duty (listed in order of importance) Performs scholarly or creative activities.



% of Total Time 15

Duty Area 3

Is this an Essential Duty? Y

Responsibility/Duty (listed in order of importance) Performs academically-related service activities.


Working Environment

Please indicate the level which appropriately describes the work environment of the position. In selecting the appropriate level, a judgment should be reached regarding the most disagreeable conditions that are a normal and recurring factor of the job.

The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position. (Please check all blocks that apply)

☐ The worker is subject to environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

☐ The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather.

☐ The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

☐ The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.

☐ The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.

☐ The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.

☐ The worker is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.

☐ The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.

☐ The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

☐ The worker is frequently in close quarters, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and line pipes, and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

☐ The worker is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.

☒ None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

Physical Activities:

Please identify the physical activities that would ordinarily occur in the performance of the essential job duties listed for this position:

Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium. -- Not Applicable


Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.. -- Not Applicable


Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet. . -- Not Applicable


Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.. -- Not Applicable


Driving. Maintaining control and operation of a motor vehicle.. -- Not Applicable


Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips. -- Not Applicable


Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling. -- Frequently


Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.. -- Not Applicable


Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to distinguish sound. -- Frequently


Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees. . -- Not Applicable


Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.. -- Not Applicable


Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.. -- Not Applicable


Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. . -- Not Applicable


Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. . -- Not Applicable


Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. -- Frequently


Sharps. Handling of sharp tools or equipment. -- Not Applicable

Sitting. Continuous period of being seated, especially when engaged in a particular activity. -- Not Applicable

Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time. -- Not Applicable


Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles. -- Not Applicable


Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. -- Frequently


Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.-- Not Applicable

The physical requirements of this position. (Please check only one block)

☐Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

☒Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of force is greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

☐Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

☐Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

☐Very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision. (Please check all that apply)

☒The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

☐The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach; performs mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenters or technicians.

☐The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.

☒The worker is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard, etc).


PRE-EMPLOYMENT CHECKS

MVR Check: ___ YES _X__ NO


BUDGET INFORMATION

Cost Center #: X CC012538; PG002577 Mullins Library

Provisional Position: ___ YES _X_ NO