Student Success Librarian

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General Function The University of Tennessee is engaged in a strategy to recruit a larger freshman class, to improve retention of students from first to second year, and promote graduation in four years. The Student Success Librarian will help the Libraries implement and expand instruction and academic engagement programs aimed at assisting first-year and other lower division undergraduate students in learning the tools of scholarship while adjusting to college life. The Student Success Librarian will strengthen library partnerships with First Year Studies, the Student Success Center, and the Division of Student Life to enhance the support system for undergraduate students at The University of Tennessee. Specific Duties• Serves as Liaison to First Year Studies, Student Success Center, and Division of Student Life• Designs, delivers, and assesses instruction for First Year Studies and other undergraduate programs to support learning and engagement in the University• Offers classes, consultations, orientations, and tours in support of the first year and general education curriculum• Creates programs and partnerships with campus groups and targeted undergraduate learning communities• Works with undergraduate instructors to create engaging library assignments, activities, and tutorials for delivery in –person and in an online environment• Develops and leads student engagement activities in the Commons and assists with the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee• Collaborates with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to welcome prospective students and parents • In collaboration with Coordinator of Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs contributes to pre-college programs• Engages in professional development, research, and service activities QualificationsRequired:• ALA-accredited master's degree• Demonstrated commitment to high quality public service and support of the academic needs of students and faculty• Demonstrated success in planning, implementing, and leading innovative instruction and student engagement programs• Experience teaching information literacy classes• Experience developing web-based instructional materials• Commitment to advancing the Libraries’ and University’s diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills• Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment accompanied by initiative, self-direction, and commitment to innovation, creativity, and excellence• Must meet the University’s requirements for promotion and tenure which includes research and service componentsPreferred: • Experience designing curricula and programs and assessing learning outcomes• Experience in the application of pedagogical practices related to first year students• Experience delivering instruction and outreach to campus communitiesEnvironmentThe University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community. We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise. The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/student-success-librarian/ BenefitsExcellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. Application ProceduresA background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to ejgreene@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin March 24, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply. 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, 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 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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