Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

KU Libraries is hiring an Open Education Librarian. This is a tenure-track faculty position with a minimum starting salary of $54K.  This position reports to the Head of the David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright.   Applications from any candidate who meets the minimum qualifications, including early career and new librarians, are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on March 23.

Job Description


  • Provides leadership, vision, and support for KU Libraries’ open education initiatives in collaboration with campus stakeholders in order to advance teaching and learning with open educational resources (OER) and aligned instructional practices at KU.
  • Leads internal training and outreach to campus stakeholders on OER and course materials affordability.
  • Monitors, reports, and educates stakeholders on developments in OER, including trends, legislation, public policy, and best practices.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and stakeholders to assess, implement, and maintain platforms and tools that support the creation and use of OER and scholarly communication issues and practices.
  • Contributes to team-based consulting support for KU researchers, instructors, and students on copyright, fair use, and open licensing issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to support KU researchers, instructors, and students in relation to intersecting open movements such as open scholarship and open data practices
  • Advances the libraries’ priorities and strategic directions through participation on project teams and/or task forces.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the libraries and contributes to an inclusive environment.


  • Contributes to the profession’s collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity.
  • Research may involve the publication of articles, books, book reviews, grant-supported inquiry, or editorial work (see Discipline Expectations for Librarians at KU, July 2014).


  • Engages in service to the Libraries, the University and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements.

Required Qualifications

  1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from a foreign institution by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working individually as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  2. Experience or coursework related to OER and open-enabled pedagogy.
  3. Experience or coursework demonstrating familiarity with areas such as author’s rights, scholarly publishing, open access, open licensing, and/or copyright and fair use, including emerging trends in scholarly communications.
  4. Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and skills to support open scholarship and open education (e.g., OER repositories, search, and publishing tools such as Pressbooks).
  5. Awareness of accessibility good practices for websites and digital resources.

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