Recently embarking on a historic $2.1 billion campaign, the University of Kentucky set an ambitious path to be a destination for students, scholars, and healthcare providers to forge new discoveries and arrive at world-class outcomes. University of Kentucky Libraries is vital to fulfilling the goals of enhancing and expanding the university's research enterprise, and we are looking for an Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Librarian to develop, implement, and lead a comprehensive assessment program. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assessment and Organizational Effectiveness Librarian will identify key methods, techniques, benchmarks, and metrics for determining the success and effectiveness of major activities and programs throughout the Libraries. The successful candidate for this position will facilitate a culture of assessment in the following ways:
●Assume a leadership role in developing, implementing, coordinating, and analyzing the results of assessment programs for the Libraries, including the identification of appropriate approaches, measures, techniques, and tools. ●Collaborate with library leadership in identifying and prioritizing assessment needs and developing initiatives to address those needs. ●Identify, develop, and administer instruments and approaches to identify user needs and measure library-user satisfaction levels. ●Analyze, interpret, and present the results of assessment and evaluation activities. ●Manage data collection for annual reporting and survey responses required of the Libraries by the university, as well as regional and national organizations and agencies. ●Assist internal units with assessment methodologies. ●Collaborate with marketing and communications to deliver and promote the libraries impact, values, and benefits. ●Participate in shared governance of the University of Kentucky by serving on library, departmental/college, and university committees as appropriate. ●Pursue scholarship, professional development and service activities to further the University of Kentucky and broader profession, and to also meet requirements for tenure and promotion.
Position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position. Recently recognized as one of the best employers in higher education by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked among America's Best Employers and Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine, the University of Kentucky strives to create an environment where all staff and faculty are embraced and supported. Employees are offered a wide array of excellent benefit options. Library tenure-track faculty are also eligible to receive a generous relocation allowance, start-up funding for research, and annual professional development/travel funds.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Agricultural Information Center, Fine Arts Library, Design Library, Education Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 50 and a support and professional staff of 86. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASIS, ASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.
To apply, interested applicants must complete an application and attach two documents:
Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. We ask that one of the references be your current supervisor.
The application deadline is March 10th, 2020.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
●ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science.
Required Related Experience:
●Demonstrated experience or expertise with qualitative and quantitative research methods. ●Demonstrated experience utilizing software for data organization, analysis, and display. ●Demonstrated communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) and the ability to establish strong rapport with multiple constituencies in order to effectively collaborate and build partnerships inside and outside of the library and university. ●Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position through research, publication, and/or professional engagement.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Professional experience in an academic library
Experience formally assessing library programs or services
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.