Library Assessment and Learning Outcomes Specialist – Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY

Required Qualifications

(As Evidenced by an Attached Resume)

  • Mastera��s Degree in Education, Information Systems, Library Science, Social sciences of other related field with emphasis in assessment and student learning outcomes.
  • Three (3) years of directly related, full time experience. Two of the three must include experience in communications, higher education, teaching, or assessment experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistics, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, teaching effectiveness, rubric development: SPSS, SAS or similar analytical software.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and manage projects effectively.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office suite, Google Apps, and Internet navigation.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills (to be assessed at interview).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in academic setting, library, communications, customer service,and/or public relations.
  • Grant-writing experience.

Brief Description for Job Description

The University Libraries is dedicated to achieving the highest levels of academic success for each of our students. To that end, we have a need for a centralized and coordinated student learning assessment strategy, which is currently insufficient. For example, last year, University Libraries spent more than 800 contact hours in nearly 600 courses, teaching more than 10,000 students, but we do not have adequate assessment of the effectiveness on student learning or student success. The incumbent will develop, coordinate, and assess library effectiveness on student learning outcomes, information literacy instruction, and user services. All of these responsibilities are in keeping with the Libraries’ strategic goals of contributing to faculty and student success and establishing a culture and structure of assessment by providing expertise in the design and implementation of assessment activities and interpretation of data related to student success and learning outcomes.


  • Provides leadership and expertise in the design and implementation of assessment activities related to student learning outcomes and assessment measures.
  • Develops and implements a variety of methods of quantitative and qualitative analyses to enable evidence-based decisions, to aid in achieving Libraries’ strategic directions.
  • Maintains and enhances assessment and user experience efforts that inform decision-making, programming, services and learning spaces.
  • Primary assessment duties include analysis and reporting of institutional effectiveness on student learning outcomes, research support services, development and administration of needs-assessment related to library services and spaces and participation in institutional assessment.
  • Consults with and assists library and other teaching faculty on instructional materials for optimizing student learning objectives.
  • Develop assessment structure for User Services; create annual plan/goals and submit reports; provide expertise in the design and implementation of assessment activities and interpretation of data related to student success.
  • Administrative support for Instruction Program: process instruction sessions and workshops in consultation with Head, Academic Engagement; manage assessment tools, statistics, classroom reservations and calendars.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Special Notes

This is a full time appointment. Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton A rts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Official Job Title: Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Stony Brook University Libraries-Stony Brook University
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pass Days: Sat, Sun
Posting Start Date: Apr 10, 2017
Posting End Date: Apr 24, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
Salary: $65-68K CWE
Salary Grade: SL4
Appointment Type:Regular

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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