Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian I), University of Texas Libraries

Learning and Assessment Librarian (Librarian I)
University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

Salary is $49,500+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications

June 3, 2016 deadline for first review

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 and work with the Assessment Officer to assess learning spaces. 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. 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.

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.

Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program. 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 assessing undergraduate student learning of information literacy skills. Demonstrated knowledge of assessment techniques for student learning or learning spaces. 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.

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 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. Experience teaching first-year students, graduate students and faculty. 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: $49,500 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: To receive full consideration, application materials are due by the first review date, June 3, 2016.

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

Learning and Assessment Librarian (job posting #16-05-20-01-0088):

https://utdirect.utexas.edu/apps/hr/jobs/nlogon/160520010088

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