Community Engagement Coordinator -- University of Missouri -- Columbia, MO

Job Opening ID 43167
Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Missouri Libraries

The University of Missouri Libraries (MU Libraries) invites applications for the full-time, NTT Librarian position of Community Engagement Coordinator. This librarian represents the University Libraries to new users, enriches the user experience, and expands opportunities for users to engage with library programs and services. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Libraries, and working closely with members of the Library Management Team, the Community Engagement Coordinator works collaboratively with colleagues across the Libraries to further develop services, spaces, and programming that promote student learning, with particular attention to supporting the library needs of students, both undergraduate and graduate. The position will support engagement activities at all levels including exhibits in the libraries, and library programming directed at various user populations, library organizations, including the community at large. This librarian maintains communication with student groups for the purpose of gathering input to be used in libraries planning; and serves as point of contact regarding tours of the Ellis Library.


  • Represent the University Libraries at specific university events to promote University Libraries services. This includes participation in student-focused events, at freshman orientations, as well as recruiting and coordinating volunteers for events that promote the use of library services. These events include, but are not limited to, a homecoming open house, end of semester support activities for students, and National Library Week.
  • Serve as liaison to the University Libraries Student Advisory Council, Library Student Ambassador program, and other student groups for the purpose of library services enhancement. This role includes ensuring that student input regarding library services is solicited, communicated to, and addressed by library administration. The liaison role includes providing reports to the Student Financial Review Committee on spending of the student fee for libraries fund, in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Library Business Services, and facilitating the students’ annual update to the Student Library Vision document for the Libraries.
  • Develop and lead creative programming to enhance the library user experience. Foster the development of meaningful library programming in collaboration with internal library partners or other campus partners, particularly with those who operate within Ellis Library. Provide advice and support for library staff who are providing programming to specific user groups.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries Marketing Team, which creates and implements a cohesive marketing strategy for the MU Libraries. The Marketing Team works with library staff to promote library events and services using a variety of communication tools, including social media, news articles, press releases, digital signs, and print materials.
  • Identify sources of exhibit material and communicate as needed with potential exhibitors. Coordinate the display of exhibits within Ellis Library. Exhibit material may be provided by faculty or student groups, libraries staff, or external partners. The coordinator will ensure that the exhibit materials are appropriate for, and visually interesting to, library users, and that they are installed and removed according to an arranged schedule managed by the coordinator.
  • Coordinate outreach activities in collaboration with partners, such as the Art & Archeology Museum Education Coordinator, regarding public events in Ellis Library. Seek partnerships and projects with librarians and other professionals in external agencies or with other community entities to enhance University Library services. These partners could be librarians in public libraries, school libraries, other academic libraries or specialized libraries. They may also be service professionals in public service organizations that have meaningful library-related programming.
  • Assist with creating and updating University Libraries promotional materials in collaboration with the Communications Officer.
  • Serve as a member of the Libraries Events Team and participate in Library Society events, Friends of the Libraries events, and other Library events as appropriate.
  • Participate actively on library and university-wide committees, task forces, and working groups.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Some evening or weekend hours required.


  • ALA accredited degree (or equivalent) in Library/Information Science.
  • Two years of experience related to libraries, museums, or similar public-facing education-focused organization.

The successful candidate will also be evaluated on the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to provide excellent service in a culturally diverse academic environment
  • Strong commitment to helping students learn and succeed
  • Commitment to user-centered, high quality library services
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
  • Excellent organizational abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to produce effective promotional materials
  • Familiarity with program planning and assessment.

Salary and librarian rank will be commensurate with experience. Negotiable from $51,500.

This position holds non-tenure track faculty status (NTT) and will be hired at the appropriate rank of Librarian or Archivist. For information regarding title and rank, please review the MU Libraries’ Librarian and Archivist Governance Document found at:

Application Materials
Apply online at with Job ID 43167. A cover letter, contact information for three references and CV must be uploaded through the brief online application. Preference for applications received by September 6, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Columbia Missouri Information
Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

The University of Missouri (MU, Mizzou) was founded in 1839 in Columbia, MO, as the first public university west of the Mississippi River. Today, MU’s 31,000+ students represent every Missouri county, all 50 states and 100 countries. As the state’s largest and most comprehensive university, MU offers more than 300-degree programs, including 89 online options, through 12 colleges and schools and is one of only six public universities nationwide that has a school of medicine, veterinary medicine college, and a law school. The MU Office of Extension & Engagement extends the benefits of MU research to Missouri’s citizens in all 114 counties in Missouri.

Considered one of the nation’s top-tier institutions, MU is the only public institution in Missouri to be a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The University of Missouri Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), the Center for Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, and the statewide MOBIUS consortium.

Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.

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