Web Services and Engagement Librarian/Asst or Assoc Prof

Web Services and Engagement Librarian/Asst or Assoc Prof, Library, University of Nebraska at Kearney, #54013 


Job Description or Duties:  

The Web Services and Engagement Librarian develops and maintains the library’s web presence and leads the library’s engagement efforts through marketing and campus partnerships. In addition, all faculty librarians serve as departmental liaisons and provide reference & instruction services. The position reports to the Coordinator for Academic Services. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. This is a twelve-month, tenure track faculty appointment reporting to the Coordinator for Academic Services.


Manages the Calvin T. Ryan Library’s web presence, either through direct development or through supervision of one FTE managerial/professional staff member.

Leads the library’s engagement efforts, which includes developing a marketing strategy; developing promotional material and social media engagement; and developing, leading, and/or fostering creative programming by library employees in collaboration with campus and community partners.

Provides research assistance and information literacy instruction to individuals and groups in the use of the library’s services and resources in person and electronically. Includes sharing evening and/or weekend reference duties. Maintains a high level of commitment to prompt, courteous service to all library clients.

Identifies and reviews new and emerging technology resources that may be adopted to enhance service.

Represents the University of Nebraska at Kearney on appropriate Working Groups of the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries.

Compiles, reports, analyzes, and assesses appropriate statistics for areas of responsibility.

Serves as a liaison to academic departments and programs and develops appropriate related research tools. Works with other employees in the development, execution, and promotion of library-related programs, special events, and exhibits that highlight Library resources and services and are supportive of university activities and initiatives.

Participates in service to the department, college, university, and community, as well as engage in continuing professional development and scholarly activity.


Required Qualifications:  

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent.
  • Knowledge of web development and relevant accessibility standards.
  • Experience providing basic reference services, using online databases, catalogs, etc.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with library and campus colleagues.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience with social media management, content creation, and development
  • Experience developing and engaging in multi-partner programming.
  • Proven ability to retrieve and analyze data, assess user experience, and implement improvements.
  • Ability to work toward achieving tenure and promotion.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and communities.


START DATE:  08/28/2023 or earlier


SALARY:  $70,000-$75,000


HOW TO APPLY:  For full consideration, interested applicants can submit an online application by June 30, 2023. Questions regarding the position can be submitted to Lindsay Brownfield at brownfieldlj@unk.edu. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to 308-865-8615.  AA/EO/ADA  www.unk.edu. For more information and to apply visit UNK Employment OpportunitiesSALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA and Fidelity.

The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,000 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of over 33,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial, and agricultural center of a large mid-state area. http://www.unk.edu/. The University of Nebraska at Kearney is responsive to University issues which support a diverse work and academic environmentThe University of Nebraska at Kearney does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.  UNK is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities encouraged to apply. The University affirms a policy of equal educational and employment opportunities, affirmative action in employment and nondiscrimination in providing services to the public. University employees, students and others associated with the University who have not received the benefits of these policies, are encouraged to contact the Chief Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator.  For a copy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Police and Parking Services or visit the website: http://www.unk.edu/annual_security_report

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