Online Learning Specialist

Posted 21 July, 2016. Closes 25 August, 2016


Educational Outreach, Reference and Research Division.

Job Title:

Online Learning Specialist

Date Posted:

21 July, 2016

Closing Date:

25 August, 2016, 11:45pm

Number Available:



$13.60 per hour


Up to 19.5 hours per week. Schedule to be determined.

Start Date: 14 or 16 September, 2016


  • Under the direction of the Instructional Design & Outreach Services Librarian, develops and provides training to Libraries staff on the use of various educational and online learning technologies.
  • Works with the Libraries Educational Outreach team to create learning objects for use by UW librarians and students in online, professional, and self-sustaining degree programs.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of internal documentation related to instructional design, online learning, and digital production tools.
  • Assists the Online Learning Support Manager with the recording and/or delivery of events and webinars related to Educational Outreach.
  • Contributes to Libraries' projects including but no limited to:
    • Curriculum and course design through the Canvas Learning Management System.
    • Assessment and evaluation of Libraries’ services; educational tools and technologies; and online learning initiatives.
    • Standing commitments to stakeholder groups including UWEO and UW-IT Learning Technologies..

    Required Qualifications:

    • B.A./B.S. degree required
    • Strong interest in educational technology, online learning or production software.
    • Experience with teaching, tutoring, or providing training in a professional or academic environment.
    • Basic familiarity with electronic library resources and library services.
    • Available to work some evenings and/or weekends.
    • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently..

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Enrolled in one of the graduate programs in the UW Information School or UW Department of Communication.
    • Successful completion of one or more courses in library instruction, instructional design, or pedagogy.

    Other Details:

    • On site presence not required; students enrolled in traditional or online degree programs encouraged to apply.
    • For questions about the position, contact Perry Yee at:

    Application Process:

    1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
    2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
      • Cover letter
      • Application form
      • Resume
      • Names and contact information for three references

    Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

    For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
    Erik Dahl