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Student Success Librarian for Experiential Learning

Student Success Librarian for Experiential Learning

University of Tennessee Libraries Job Location: Tennessee Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 03-24-2021

The University of Tennessee, a research one institution and the flagship institution for the state, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the collaborative and innovative Teaching and Learning Programs team at the University Libraries. UTK is located in Knoxville, a vibrant city in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee. The city, population 187,000, is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville’s metro area (population 850,000), and the surrounding region offer a variety of recreational opportunities and affordable cost-of-living.

The Student Success Librarian for Experiential Learning develops, implements, and assesses library instruction and engagement opportunities that provide active, real-world learning experiences for students across disciplines and environments. The successful candidate will work in both self-directed and collaborative roles to advance experiential and service-learning initiatives across the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a focus on inclusive pedagogy that enhances the University’s land-grant mission and embodies the Volunteer spirit. The librarian will contribute leadership and vision to high-impact practices and collaborative initiatives, such as living and learning communities and the Dean of Libraries’ Student Advisory Committee. The librarian will contribute to the development of active and reflective learning experiences that meet students where they are, in in-person, online, and hybrid settings, with a particular focus on first-year and transfer student populations. As a member of the Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Programs Department, the Student Success Librarian for Experiential Learning will teach research and information literacy skills to undergraduate students across disciplines in support of UT’s general education curriculum; participate in engagement and orientation initiatives; and provide research consultations. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and will work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and campus partners to contribute to a shared vision of the Libraries’ role in student success.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree in relevant discipline
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion in a higher education setting
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Knowledge of active and experiential learning methods in a higher education setting
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a diverse academic community, including with library colleagues and campus partners
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the University’s and Libraries’ guidelines for promotion and tenure

The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment. More information about how we put our principles of civility and community into action is available at https://www.lib.utk.edu/diversity/.Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at https://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/position/student-success-librarian/A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. In order to be considered for candidacy, you must submit, via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/85395, a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references. Questions may be directed to Elizabeth Greene, Executive Director, Libraries Administration and Human Resources, ejgreene@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin May 3, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held using protocols in place at the time for social distancing.  

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.

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