Coordinator, Learning Outcomes – University of Tennessee Libraries




Coordinator, Learning Outcomes


Appointment Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Salary: minimum $55,000

Available: January 1, 2016


The Coordinator, Learning Outcomes provides vision and leadership in the design, implementation, and assessment of library instruction programs at all user levels. This position coordinates efforts to align the UT Libraries’ instructional initiatives with the needs of the University and to assess the effectiveness and impact of these efforts. The Coordinator sets library-wide guidelines for best practices and participation in teaching and learning activities, including:  class sessions, online learning, tutorials, learning materials, and more. This position works closely with library and campus partners to create innovative solutions to meet instructional goals and demand. Offers classes, consultations, lectures, orientations, and tours in support of the general education curriculum. Joins all librarians in providing the highest quality information and user education programs for undergraduates, graduate students, distance or online students, and other user populations.

Specific Duties:

  • Directly supervises instruction librarian(s) and graduate teaching assistant
  • Provides guidance on best practices and assessment of teaching and learning activities for undergraduates, graduate students, distance and online students, and other user populations
  • Collaborates with Libraries and campus partners to create strategies for integrating information literacy into the campus curriculum
  • Works with the Libraries’ Assessment Unit to assess outcomes for UT Libraries’ instructional initiatives including:  programmatic impact, class sessions, tutorials, and learning materials
  • Leads efforts to achieve teaching and learning goals for the Libraries and to meet instructional demand
  • Creates relationships with core teaching faculty and campus units, such as the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center and others, to nurture a vision for innovative, thoughtful, and engaging teaching practice
  • Develops and coordinates training for the Libraries’ general education instruction program
  • Oversees instructional scheduling and statistics keeping
  • Instructs students, faculty and staff through orientations, tours, classroom presentations, and workshops, and through the application of online instructional technology
  • Provides scheduled research assistance and instruction to users both in-person and via email and chat reference
  • Contributes to planning activities in the library
  • Serves on library and university committees
  • Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals
  • Contributes scholarly work through publications and presentations
  • Participates in continuing education opportunities in order to enhance skills and to remain abreast of continuing developments in the field


Required Qualifications:

•       MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program

•       Three years’ experience teaching information literacy through in-person or online instruction

•       Experience developing and assessing library instruction in-person or in an online environment

•       Experience creating instructional materials such as online research guides, web pages, and tutorials

•       Demonstrated supervisory skills

•       Demonstrated record of publication and professional contribution

•       Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a diverse and collaborative team environment

•       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

•       Experience building campus partnerships

•       Experience with curriculum development

•       Experience with course management systems

•       Participation in continuing education or information literacy programs such as ACRL Immersion


The 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.

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Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (VOYA/ING, TIAA/CREF, VALIC) 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 Procedures:

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send 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 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   Review of applications will begin August 24, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

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.