Online Learning Librarian

at University of Tennessee Libraries (view profile)
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Posted April 9, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time


The Online Learning Librarian contributes to the development, curation, and assessment of the University Libraries’ online learning program and participates in instruction and engagement initiatives that advance the teaching and research missions of the Libraries and University. This position works closely with other librarians and staff to select and incorporate e-learning resources for use in hybrid and online learning environments. This position serves as a resource to Libraries’ and campus colleagues by providing guidance and training on best practices in effectively teaching with online resources in a variety of formats, both in-person and online. The successful candidate will apply inclusive pedagogical principles to facilitate the selection and incorporation of resources into instruction and engagement activities for a diverse population of learners. The Online Learning Librarian will take an active role in supporting the Libraries’ contributions to student success initiatives, with a particular focus on open educational resources (OERs) and affordable course materials. This position will collaborate with campus partners, including the Office of Information Technology and academic support units, to support campus e-learning and instructional initiatives and to communicate these initiatives to colleagues. As a member of the Teaching & Learning Programs Department, the librarian will teach information literacy and research instruction sessions; participate in engagement and orientation initiatives; and provide research consultations. The successful candidate will work both collaboratively and independently to meet students and faculty where they are, with a focus on inclusive, user-centered pedagogy.

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Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree in relevant discipline
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering student learning through inclusive pedagogical practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects and initiatives
  • Professional-level experience teaching or providing support for teaching in online or in-person environment
  • Knowledge of online accessibility standards and practices
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the University’s and Libraries’ guidelines for promotion and tenure
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.