Instruction Librarians (2), The University of Texas Libraries

Two (2) open positions in Teaching & Learning Services

Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian II)

Digital Pedagogy Librarian (Librarian II)

University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Salary is $52,000+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications

Friday, March 25, 2016 deadline for first review

 

Teaching & Learning Services, a highly collaborative and user-focused team, is located in and oversees the PCL Learning Commons, which includes 5 technology-rich active learning classrooms used for information literacy instruction and a 44 seat Mac Media Lab.

Digital Pedagogy Librarian:

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused Digital Pedagogy Librarian dedicated to leveraging technology to enhance pedagogy and deepen student learning.   The Digital Pedagogy Librarian will take a leadership role in incorporating technologies and online learning objects into information literacy and digital literacy instruction.   The successful candidate will work with Undergraduate Studies (UGS) faculty to integrate information and digital literacy into their courses, and support library staff to incorporate technology into their teaching. The Digital Pedagogy Librarian will partner with technology staff to explore and recommend new technologies, and represent the Libraries in campus conversations and initiatives regarding teaching with technology. In addition, the Digital Pedagogy Librarian will supervise the PCL Media Lab manager (charged with day-to-day operations of the Media Lab) and work to incorporate the PCL Media Lab into courses.

Digital Pedagogy Librarian Essential Functions:

  • Provides information literacy instruction through in-person or online sessions, research guides, tutorials, assignments/exercises, and consultations and collaborations with faculty and teaching assistants.
  • Investigates, manages and instructs in the effective use of technologies for instruction
  • Manages and collaborates on development of online learning objects for the UT Libraries, including the Libraries’ presence in the campus course management system
  • Supervises PCL Media Lab manager
  • Provides expert research assistance to UT Libraries users
  • Works closely with Teaching & Learning Services on departmental projects.
  • Serves on Libraries and University committees and working groups, and participates in local, state and/or national professional organizations.

Digital Pedagogy Librarian Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Two years of experience collaborating with faculty on information literacy initiatives for undergraduates, including teaching library instruction sessions, and creating library instruction materials such as tutorials, research guides and assignments. Experience creating effective online learning objects. Experience using technologies (ex: polling, Google apps, etc.) to enhance student learning within the classroom. Experience incorporating technologies (ex: digital media software, exhibit building tools, etc.) into assignment design. Demonstrated interest in leveraging technology for enhanced learning. Demonstrated interest in the first-year experience. Knowledge of best practices in information literacy instruction and instructional design. Demonstration of a strong service orientation. Excellent written, verbal, teaching and presentation skills.

Digital Pedagogy Librarian Preferred Qualifications: Supervisory experience. Experience managing a media lab. Experience collaborating with faculty to incorporate technology into their pedagogy. Experience teaching first year students, graduate students and faculty. Experience with Canvas. Experience teaching in technology-rich classrooms. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological and team-oriented environment. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments. 

Learning and Assessment Librarian:

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative, user-focused Learning & Assessment Librarian dedicated to student learning and evidence-based decision making for the improvement of teaching programs.   The Learning & Assessment Librarian will lead projects to assess student learning in programs supported by Teaching & Learning Services, including Undergraduate Studies (UGS) and RHE 306, and to assess learning objects. The successful candidate will also support liaison librarians to incorporate student learning assessment into their information literacy initiatives. As a core member of the instruction team, the Learning & Assessment Librarian will work with UGS faculty to integrate information literacy into their courses by teaching, consulting on assignment design and creating exercises, guides and tutorials, as well as teach in other Teaching & Learning Services programs.

Learning and Assessment Librarian Essential Functions:

  • Provides information literacy instruction through in-person or online sessions, research guides, tutorials, assignments/exercises and consultations and collaborations with faculty and teaching assistants.
  • Takes a leadership role in assessing student learning with the goal of program improvement.
  • Supports liaison librarians to incorporate assessment of student learning outcomes into their instruction.
  • Provides expert research assistance to UT Libraries users.
  • Works closely with Teaching & Learning Services on departmental projects.
  • Serves on Libraries and University committees and working groups, and participates in local, state and/or national professional organizations.

Learning and Assessment Librarian Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Two years of experience collaborating with faculty on information literacy initiatives for undergraduates, including teaching library instruction sessions, and creating library instruction materials such as tutorials, research guides and assignments. Experience designing tools to assess student learning. Experience conducting analysis and creating customized reports using data analysis or statistical software applications such as Excel, SPSS, Nvivo, Atlas or R. Experience creating and using rubrics to assess student work. Demonstrated interest in the first-year experience. Knowledge of current issues in information literacy instruction. Demonstration of a strong service orientation. Excellent written, verbal, teaching and presentation skills.

Learning and Assessment Librarian Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing an assessment program. Knowledge of usability methodology, focus group methodology and/or survey methods. Experience consulting with colleagues or faculty on assessment of student learning. Experience teaching first-year students, graduate students and faculty. Experience teaching in a technology-rich classroom. Demonstrated potential for leadership in university, state, national, and international programs and initiatives. Evidence of excellent problem solving skills. Evidence of initiative, creative energy and resourcefulness. Proven ability to work collaboratively and efficiently in a fast-paced and evolving technological and team-oriented environment. Proven ability to be flexible in work assignments and environments. 

Salary and Benefits (both positions): $52,000 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule (both positions): To receive full consideration, complete application materials are due by the first review date, March 25, 2016.

Applicant Instructions: To view the full job postings and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.

Digital Pedagogy Librarian (job posting #16-03-03-02-0086):

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160303020086

Learning and Assessment Librarian (job posting #16-03-03-01-0086):

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160303010086

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer