Assistant/Associate Assessment and Outreach Librarian

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Created: March 2, 2015


Coastal Carolina University,
Conway, South Carolina

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 02/23/15

Assistant/Associate Assessment and Outreach Librarian
Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a creative, innovative, and student-centered librarian to coordinate assessment activities and to develop programming to engage the university and local community. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, this is a twelve-month, faculty position at either the assistant or associate level depending on qualifications. The person in this position will coordinate the library’s assessment efforts and will play a key role in demonstrating the value of the library, based on sound assessment practices. S/he will coordinate the library’s outreach activities and will develop and coordinate internal and external communications in support of the library’s services and resources. S/he will chair the library’s marketing and outreach committee and will co-chair the library’s social media committee.

The Assessment and Outreach Librarian coordinates all aspects of library assessment working with various departments to ensure accurate assessment of all library resources and services; develops and/or administers various assessment instruments to include LibQual and other surveys, focus groups or measures of library resources and services; gathers and analyzes data for reporting in the university’s assessment system, Teal Online, and in support of the library’s strategic plan; chairs the library’s marketing and outreach committee and co-chairs the library’s social media committee; develops and/or coordinates the library’s outreach activities to include orientation, National Library Week, Banned Books Week and other activities that promote the library; seeks grant-funded opportunities for library outreach; coordinates the development of library promotional materials and library exhibits and displays; serves as primary contact with university communications to ensure that all marketing materials comply with university guidelines; manages social media content; supervises student workers; serves as a member of the Access Services team to assist in providing for the informational and technological needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members; may include assisting at circulation desk and/or providing reference assistance; serves as liaison to the office of philanthropy to assist with development of a Friends of the Library group; exemplifies service excellence in all aspects of work and in interactions with students, faculty and staff; represents the library in local, state, and regional partnerships and consortiums in areas of responsibility; maintains current awareness of trends in the areas of responsibility and makes recommendations for improvement; serves on library and university committees and other venues for service; and, contributes to the profession and improvement of library services through scholarly and applied research.

Required Qualifications:
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.  Demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of assessment methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) and experience analyzing data. Demonstrated experience developing and using surveys, focus groups, and other assessment instruments. Experience with creating, interpreting, and analyzing data and reports for use in decision-making. Experience with developing and coordinating library outreach activities. Experience with using social media in libraries. Knowledge of best practices for use of social media in libraries. Ability to design and develop outreach activities that will serve the university and greater community. Ability to manage projects effectively from conception through reporting, establishing appropriate timelines for project management. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills, including demonstrated competence with Microsoft Office especially EXCEL.  Ability to work effectively with other constituents.  Ability to meet library’s criteria for promotion and tenure. Ability to work with a diverse community. Ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum of two-year’s experience in academic libraries. Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software applications, such as SPSS, SAS, NVivo, or other instruments used for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. Experience with LibQual and/or other surveys used in libraries and higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design programs and ability to design marketing materials using accepted standards and best practices.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email), of three current references to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

CCU is an EO/AA employer.

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