As part of the Public Services Unit, The Open Educational Resources Librarian works collaboratively across the Libraries, the University, the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN), and regional and national associations and scholarly societies (e.g. SPARC, MHEC, WICHE, National Academy of Sciences, and more) to continue to expand our growing OERs program. The position serves on the Campus OERs Working Group and will work closely with all stakeholders and partners to support and enhance the adoption, creation, and adaption of OERs and expand their adoption. This position will also involve some Reference, Instruction, and Collection Development duties.
Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.
Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.
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Duties & Responsibilities
- Guide faculty in the discovery, adoption, adaptation, creation, dissemination, and assessment of OERs for use as course resources and training materials.
- Serve as an authority on emerging and evolving trends in OERs. Recommend initiatives that can be undertaken to support emerging needs.
- Advance the creation and use of OERs to support all teaching modalities, reduce costs for students, and promote the development of customizable resources.
- Serve in a leading role on the OERs Working Group (membership includes faculty, staff, students, librarians, instructional designers, etc.) Work with the OERs Working Group to lead new initiatives, such as: promotion of OERs; scheduling of events and workshops and speaker related to OERs; helping to develop appropriate ways for OER work to be evaluated, assessed, and appropriately recognized in faculty and staff workload, promotion, and related activities; development of campus-wide policies related to OERs; and related activities.
- Plan initiatives to build awareness and support the adoption and adaption of OERs and Open Access materials, in collaboration with relevant campus and regional/national partners.
- Administer an OERs faculty grant program. Work with OERs Working Group members and the Dean of Libraries & Information Resources to source additional support as needed.
- Lead OERs workshops for faculty OERs grant recipients.
- Assist faculty in navigating copyright and licensing issues with OERs, with the assistance of UND legal counsel.
- Promote usage and creation of OERs into curricula. With instructional designers and others, assist in training faculty in technological aspects of OER production, adaption, and use, including accessibility. Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration related to OERs.
- Serve as a member of a dynamic team providing direct assistance and guidance to library users through reference and instructional services.
- Serve as bibliographer for specific academic departments, assisting in instruction and collection development.
- Participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, or webinars locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally as appropriate.
- Planning and problem-solving abilities
- Ability to work well with students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders
- Strong service orientation
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others, and to function effectively within a team environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Understanding of and interest in copyright and licensing in higher education settings, such as Creative Commons licensing.
- Technological aptitude and/or knowledge of educational technologies. Any programming, coding, web design, digital publishing, or related technological experience would be an asset.
- Graduate master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library science, library & information science, information studies, information science, or equivalent.
- One year of relevant work experience in an academic or research library (all experience welcome, including part-time, during education, internships, etc.)
- Experience with MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Integrated Library Systems or Library Services Platforms, research databases.
- Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.
- Experience providing reference services, instructional services, and/or collection development.
- Previous experience with teaching or facilitating workshops or instructional sessions.
- Experience with Open Educational Resources and/or related “Open” initiatives, such as Open Access, Open Science, Open Data, Open Source, Open Repositories, etc.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification
$50,000+ / year, depending on experience plus a 5% increase after a successful 6 months probationary period
Exempt, Benefited, Full-time
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, some flexibility. Possible weekend shifts.
For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.