Full time Remote / Telecommute

Online Learning Librarian

Santa Cruz, CA
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Salary: $64,930 - $89,392
Created: February 16, 2022


The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the new position of Online Learning Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Research Support Services, the Online Learning Librarian will lead the University Library’s efforts to develop inclusive and accessible online instructional content targeting the learning needs of undergraduate students. The Online Learning Librarian will support the university and library’s strategic priorities related to student success, equity, diversity, and inclusion. This position has the option to be an on-campus, hybrid, or full-time remote-work position (with occasional required travel to Santa Cruz).

The University Library seeks a creative individual with a teaching and learning mindset to (1) lead the library in holistically refreshing and reimagining the library’s asynchronous pedagogical support of the UCSC Writing Program and other high-impact undergraduate courses and programs and (2) spearhead wider library efforts to develop engaging, reusable, course-neutral instructional content about information literacy, library research skills, and other topics in support of lower-division learners.

The vision for the work of this position will be shaped by the campus needs as identified by the incumbent through their research and direct engagement with students, faculty, and campus stakeholders. The Online Learning Librarian will develop a framework for the creation, assessment, and sustainability of the library’s online instructional content. The University Library looks to this position to identify new opportunities and pathways for supporting teaching and learning. The Online Learning Librarian will have space to experiment, learn, and iterate as they develop inclusive approaches to instructional design for information literacy and library research skills that center student needs and student voices.

As a member of the library’s Research Support Services Department, the incumbent will contribute to departmental services and projects and collaborate closely with the Undergraduate Engagement Librarian, the User Experience Librarian, and the librarians who support disciplinary teaching and learning (i.e., upper division and graduate level). The Online Learning Librarian will be expected to participate on relevant library project teams, UC system-wide committees, and professional organizations.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the qualifications outlined in the Basic Qualifications section below. In addition, applicants with any combination of the following qualifications or experience are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience teaching, supervising, and/or working with undergraduates.
  • Experience developing asynchronous lessons and learning objects (e.g., tutorials, videos, assignments, etc.)
  • Knowledge of online instructional/learning design principles and assessment methods.
  • Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating inclusive and antiracist learning objects and environments.
  • Knowledge of information literacy principles and applications of the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of the current information landscape and how it impacts information-seeking and information literacy (e.g., discovery systems, algorithmic bias, open science).
  • Experience with current and emerging educational technologies including course management systems, video creation, and web design.
  • Experience conducting user research to better understand and identify user needs.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that the successful candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all of the qualifications/experiences listed above.

UCSC values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share these values. UCSC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. To be considered, candidates must understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education, and, through education, teaching, research, professional activity, and/or creative practice, demonstrate effective strategies that support the success of underrepresented groups in creative, professional, and/or scholarly fields. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the librarian review process.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement. More information can be found at the Librarians Association of the University of California.

Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, the campus, and the University Library. If interested, please register using the links provided:

The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript. Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Katharin Peter, Head of Research Support Services (kapeter@ucsc.edu).

The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.

University Library: https://library.ucsc.edu/


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree (or equivalent foreign degree) OR a Master’s degree in a field relevant to the advertised position, such as instructional design, learning design, educational technology, or education.
  • Knowledge of online pedagogy and instructional design principles as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework. (Finalists will be invited to submit sample work.)
  • Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating inclusive and antiracist learning objects and environments.
  • Experience communicating and engaging with stakeholders on behalf of a project, issue, or organization.
  • Experience managing/leading a project, group project, or program.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume.

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position, including how you meet the position’s advertised basic qualifications.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Additionally, the committee may elect to contact the applicant’s references to ask follow-up questions. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

Apply link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/JPF01230

Help contact: kapeter@ucsc.edu


Published: Thursday, February 17, 2022 16:02 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, February 17, 2022 16:02 UTC