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Jenny S. Bossaller
Assistant Professor
School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
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College of Education

School of Information Science & Learning Technologies
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*Position:* Assistant or Associate Professor, Youth Services in Libraries

The School of Information Science and Learning Technologies seeks
applicants for one (1) tenure-track position in library and information



   - Develop and teach and courses in youth services librarianship in
   public and school library settings (very young, school-age and teen) that
   incorporate print and electronic resources within the context of a digital
   - Participate in opportunities for improvement of instruction,
   particularly effective use of technology and working with adult learners.
   - Advise assigned students with a focus in public youth and adult
   services librarianship.
   - Mentor doctoral candidates, supporting research interests and efforts,
   participating in assimilation into higher education community.

*RESEARCH (40%)*
*  *

   - Conduct research in the youth services with particular interest in
   youth literacy and materials in print and digital formats, culturally
   diverse populations, and readers and reading in social contexts
   - Maintain an active, focused research agenda through publications,
   refereed conference presentations and grant activity.

**SERVICE (20%)*
*  *

   - Participate in recruiting for LIS program, including informational
   visits to all five instructional sites.
   - Represent SISLT at state and national conferences.
   - Maintain and develop networks within the Missouri school and public
   library communities to advocate for youth services library science
   - Represent SISLT on national, state, regional or University committees.
   - Work with graduate student association to foster networking and social

Minimum Qualifications:

   - Earned doctorate in library science or a related discipline by date of
   - Demonstrated research focus in the youth services with particular
   interest in youth literacy and materials in print and digital formats,
   culturally diverse populations, and readers and reading in social contexts.
   - Professional experience in youth services in public and/or school

Preferred Qualifications:


   - Masterís degree in Library and Information Science
   - Record of successful teaching/learning graduate courses in an online
   environment, preferably Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate. Courses
   include childrenís and young adult literature and materials, and youth
   - Experience advising graduate library science/school librarian
   certification students.

School of Information Science and Learning Technologies (SISLT)
*SISLT is one of five academic units within the College of Education.  The
School offers masterís programs in Library Science and Educational
Technology and a Ph.D. program in Information Science and Learning
MU College of Education
*The College of Education is one of 19 schools/colleges at MU.  There are
approximately 1,600 graduate students and 1,300 undergraduate students and
approximately 84 tenure/tenure track faculty and 200 non-tenure track
faculty.  The College has many research collaborations and professional
organizations providing faculty and students with outstanding research
opportunities. Cultural diversity is an important goal supported by the
School, College and University.
University of Missouri (MU)
*MU, a Doctoral/Research Extensive Institution, is the flagship institution
of the University of Missouriís four-campus system and is the oldest state
university west of the Mississippi River. It is located in Columbia, a
community of approximately100,000 and rated as of one of the best small
cities in the US by *Money* magazine.  MUís enrollment is approximately
34,000. It is one of the most comprehensive and diverse universities in the
United States, and proudly embraces the land grant mission.    <>
Salary and Rank
*Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

*The position is a nine-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August
19, 2013.

*Application Procedures
*Apply online at  providing the
information below:

   - Letter of application
   - Curriculum vitae
   - Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers for three references
   - Samples of scholarly writing

*Formal review of applications will begin December 3, 2012 and will
continue until the position is filled*.

*The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer and is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant
which seeks the promotion and advancement of women in engineering. Women,
minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  To
request ADA accommodations, please contact the College of Education at