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Reference and Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor
Title:Reference and Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor
Department:Division of Learning Resources
Location:Van Ness

Number of Vacancies: 1

Area of Consideration: Open to the Public

Position Status: Full-Time, Regular Tenure Track

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: ES0004

Salary Range: $42,974.00 - $63,385.42

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

Brief Description of Duties

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Learning Resources Division, the Reference and Assessment Librarian, Assistant Professor will perform duties relating to the functions of the Access and Information Services Unit. Duties will be equally divided between reference functions and assessment of library instruction and user services, and other areas as needed.

The incumbent will collaborate with academic faculty and librarians in teaching and fostering information literacy skills relevant to the university curriculum and for developing students’ competence to access, evaluate, and effectively use electronic and print resources to acquire information.

S/he will also be responsible for organizing, maintaining and providing/reporting assessment data/information as needed. Overall, assessment results will be used to demonstrate:
1) The value and impact of the Library in facilitating the success of students and faculty
2) A role in facilitating the accomplishment of the mission and goals of the University

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Teaches information literacy instruction sessions as needed.
  • Performs reference (in-person and virtual) and other related duties, including evening and weekend hours.
  • Serves as academic department liaison: coordinates collection development with academic programs and manages related library collections/holdings; performs outreach and information literacy instruction for assigned departments; facilitates satisfactory resolution of other departmental needs related to library resources and services; and performs other duties as assigned.


  • Plans, designs, and facilitates the implementation of the library’s assessment initiatives and activities in collaboration with the library director, faculty, and staff.
  • Develops and implements a means for reporting, preserving and storing assessment data/information.
  • Coordinates data collection and analysis and shares the findings with appropriate internal and external stakeholders in standardized reporting formats.
  • Disseminates assessment information on the development or improvement of students’ competence and performance as it relates to research and critical thinking.
  • Leads the design and implementation of regular internal and external surveys and other assessment methods.
  • Leverages the results of library assessment activities to enhance and illustrate the impact of the library in the university community.
  • Keeps apprised of assessment developments and introduces new methods or tools to library staff as appropriate.


  • Works with staff and students to facilitate assessment activities and initiatives as needed or as assigned.
  • Performs assignments related to job function (assessment) as required or needed in relation to LRD’s role in the Washington Research Library Consortium.
  • Keeps current professionally by participating in relevant conferences, peer group meetings, etc. and conducts ongoing professional development activities for colleagues and staff as directed.
  • Serves on departmental and university-wide committees and task forces as appropriate or assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
  1. Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative assessment methods for analyzing, drawing insight, reporting, and/or visualizing data.
  2. Experience as a librarian and with assessment in an academic institution preferred.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by National Education Association (NEA) and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, accrues annual & sick leave, and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Employment: This position is a 12 month appointment.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Visa Sponsorship: At this time, the University of the District of Columbia does not provide sponsorship for visas (e.g. H-1B). This position is also ineligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and may terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5380.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University’s EO Policy Statement, please visit: opportunity/.

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