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University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Job Announcement
Learning Coordinator

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Learning Coordinator, a senior instructor position in the University Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Unit. The position is part of a dynamic team of librarians and staff dedicated to designing, coordinating, and strategically implementing innovative educational outreach and information literacy initiatives. The Learning Coordinator will support student-centered learning through reference services and research consultations as well as a significant number of seminars, classes, online guides, and workshops tailored for students and scholars in a variety of fields. The ideal candidate has the ability and drive to rapidly learn and apply new pedagogies, educational technologies, teaching techniques and methodologies, as well as a strong desire to share this knowledge with others. The Learning Coordinator position will be responsible for core operational tasks such as guiding learning spaces and tracking teaching statistics. The ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching, a strong commitment to student learning, and a desire to build meaningful connections with faculty, staff, and students.

Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
●       Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.

●       Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library program or equivalent.

●       Experience and/or coursework with information literacy or literacy studies.

●       Knowledge of educational theories, pedagogies, and applications in higher education.

●       Awareness of emerging educational technologies as well as traditional course management systems.

●       Ability to develop innovative ways to identify and meet students’ evolving needs.

●       Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, particularly in efforts of educational collaboration.

●       Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively.

Desirable Qualifications:
Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:
●       One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library.

●       Familiarity with guiding professional documents on information literacy from organizations such as the ACRL, AASL, AACU, IFLA, SCONUL.

●       Enthusiasm and creativity in designing learning experiences.

●       Prior teaching experience with young adult, adult, high school, undergraduate, or graduate students.

●       Experience articulating emerging pedagogies and learning technologies to faculty, professional staff, and campus partners.

●       Experience and/or coursework in educational theory, learning sciences, digital pedagogy, or instructional design.

Appointment and Salary:
Successful candidates will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) senior instructor. The minimum starting salary is $50,500. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for scholarly/professional activities.

Application Process:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by October 7, 2016, in order to receive full consideration. Application must be made online at CU Careers (posting 06777) and must include a letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU. The full position description can be viewed at

Direct Link to Apply:
The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.
About the University and Libraries:
As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.
CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education, music, and many other disciplines.
Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers, and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.
About Boulder, Colorado:
Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space and trails.

Dylan Wiersma
Libraries HR Specialist
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Dean’s Office, Norlin N210
184 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
p: 303/492-8625
e: Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU
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