Lecturer-University of Kentucky School of Library & Information Science

University of Kentucky

School of Library & Information Science

Position Title: Lecturer


This is a 12-month faculty position. This position has a reduced teaching load (2 courses each calendar year) and additional administrative duties.



Will be responsible for teaching 2 courses each calendar year

Courses will be primarily master’s level courses in library and information science

Courses will be taught online using Blackboard LMS


Student recruitment:

Respond to requests for information from prospective students

Process applications to library science program

Work with campus based undergraduate groups to increase visibility of LIS on campus

Work with groups outside of UK to increase visibility of LIS off campus

Attend and display at 4-5 regional recruitment events each calendar year


Student community:

Respond to inquiries from current students

Act as office liaison with LIS student groups

Manage online student community group in Blackboard

Publish regular department newsletter for students

Plan campus and virtual outreach events



Assist with managing web site (sourcing content, writing content, acquiring or creating graphics/images, HTML)

Assist with designing print and electronic marketing pieces

Develop web-based technologies and utilize social media and other online tools to increase outreach to current and prospective students

Publish electronic newsletter for prospective students



Assist with enrollment management to aid in course scheduling

Assist new students with first time enrollment

Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials to various audiences.

Other duties as assigned

Some travel required


Minimum Qualifications

Minimum of master’s degree in library or information science or related field.

Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential records and information, and to handle confidential matters with discretion and diplomacy.

Ability to provide information and explain policies and procedures to students.

A strong customer-service orientation with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people, including the public, faculty, staff, administrators, and students.

Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with faculty, staff, and students and with personnel from other campus departments and outside agencies.

Demonstrated experience composing and editing web pages using HTML and CSS.

Technically proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word).

Effective organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently.

Capacity to work independently and as part of a team.

Effective verbal and written communication skills


Ideal qualifications

Exceptional knowledge of targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources.

Experience using desktop publishing, photo editing, and video editing platforms (especially the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop.).

Demonstrated experience in website design and CMS-driven website frameworks, Drupal preferred.

Strong knowledge of applying user-centered design principles.

Understanding of relational databases.


The University of Kentucky is the flagship campus in the state, situated in greater Lexington (population 300,000), in the beautiful Bluegrass region of horse farms and rolling hills. Founded in 1865, UK is a public, research-extensive, land grant Institution, ranked among the top U.S. public universities on a number of criteria, with special strength in the health sciences. The School is part of the College of Communication and Information, which includes the Department of Communication and the School of Journalism and Telecommunications, and is a member of the iSchool consortium. The Master’s program is ALA–accredited. Strong relationships with computing, telecommunications and library services provide a rich environment for teaching and research.


This position is a 12-month appointment with paid vacation. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and level of appointment. Benefits include participation in TIAA/CREF, employer-funded health insurance, and tuition assistance for employees, partners and dependents. For additional information, please see http://www.uky.edu/HR/benefits/.


Send letter of application, a complete vita, and the names of at least three references to:


Jeffrey Huber, Director

School of Library and Information Science

University of Kentucky

320 Little Library Building

Lexington, KY 40506-0224

Phone: 859-257-8876

FAX: 859-257-4205



Review process will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled. Expected starting date is January, 2014 with the possibility of starting earlier. Application and nomination of minority candidates are strongly encouraged. The University’s commitment to diversity is discussed at http://www.uky.edu/Diversity/.


The University of Kentucky is An Equal Opportunity Employer