Assessment librarian

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University of Wisconsin System
As a tenure-track faculty member, the Assessment Librarian will plan, design, develop, facilitate, and implement collaborative library assessment initiatives; take an active role in collection development; function as liaison to academic departments; participate in the Library''''s instruction program; provide reference service; and engage in scholarship and service. This position will work collaboratively with the library faculty and staff to meet the mission and goals of the University Library.
Assessment & Technology
Provide leadership and support for evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces.
Provide guidance to library staff conducting unit assessments and recommend qualitative and quantitative protocols.
Gather and analyze data in support of strategic planning and other overall library assessment initiatives.
Administer usability testing, surveys, focus groups and other user-centered assessments.
Respond to statistical requests, provide, and analyze data from library systems, the library''s website and other online data sources.
Promote the integration of assessment into all phases of planning, services, and collection management.
Participate in a team-based implementation of a new Library Services Platform, with a focus on optimization, staff training, and support for analytical and report modules.
Participate in UW System initiatives and professional committees related to assessment.
Reference & Instruction
Contribute to the Library''s bibliographic instruction program, which may include teaching and developing materials for discipline-specific library sessions, library for-credit courses, and workshops.
Provide reference services to meet the information needs of students and faculty, including evening and weekend rotations.
Work collaboratively with Reference and Instruction Coordinators to assess services and measure instructional learning outcomes.
Collection Development
Actively participate in collection development and perform campus departmental liaison duties.
Work collaboratively to provide support for collection assessment activities.
Scholarship and Service
Participate in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a tenure-track library faculty member.
Master''s degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in assessment and data analysis
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Project management experience
Knowledge of MARC, Dublin Core and XML data elements
Expertise in the use of statistical tools such as SPSS, MS Access, MS Excel
Current knowledge of assessment issues/trends for academic libraries
Excellent communication and organizational abilities
Strong service orientation
Effective instructional skills
Flexibility in adapting to change
Ability and desire to work as part of collegial team and with diverse populations
Second master''s (minimum) required for tenure. Preferred at hiring, but may be earned during first years of employment
Experience providing reference service and/or library instruction
Experience in an academic library
Familiarity with library assessment tools, such as Sushi, Counter, Libqual
Experience with creating, interpreting, and analyzing data and reports for use in decision-making
Founded in 1894 as a state normal school, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a leading comprehensive regional university with 9,600 undergraduate and graduate students. The four academic colleges offer over 120 program choices within 48 majors, plus 78 minors and 13 graduate programs. It has consistently been named one of the top public Midwestern universities in U.S. News and World Report''s college rankings. The 400-acre campus is situated near the Wisconsin River and includes a 280-acre nature preserve with a 24-acre lake.
The University Library is a member of the Division of Academic Success. The mission of the Library is to provide users with information in support of teaching, student learning, scholarly activity and research, and curricular development. The Library utilizes technology to provide on-campus and remote access to its resources. The staff of the Library also provides consultation and advisory services to groups and individuals, and participates in professional activities that enhance the mission of the university at the regional, national, and international levels.
The University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UWSP Equity & Affirmative Action Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.
Employment will require a criminal background check.
Apply online. You must create an account and login before you can apply.
Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. NOTE: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and make changes.
Please be sure you have included the following documents:
Application letter
Curriculum Vita
Names and contact information for three professional references
Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required of all finalists)
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 3, 2014; however, screening may continue until the position is filled.
It is the policy of UW Stevens Point to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual''s disability.
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If you have application questions call or email:
Sallie Kitzrow
Human Resources
For additional information about the position, please call or email:
Nerissa Nelson
Chair, Search & Screen Committee
Job ID: 9506
Location: UW Stevens Point
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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