Assessment Librarian, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Stevens Point WI

Position: Assessment Librarian
Official Title: Assistant Professor

Position Description: 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

Appointment Date: Annual year appointment beginning July 1, 2014.

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status (rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications).

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