Open Scholarship Librarian
Job Location: Louisiana
Date Created: 09-21-2022
At the rank of General Librarian, the Open Scholarship Librarian facilitates the development, implementation and assessment of open and affordable learning materials. This highly collaborative position develops and sustains strategic partnerships and effective working relationships with campus stakeholders to promote the use and adoption of open educational resources and affordable course content. This position reports to the Director of Open Scholarship & Affordable Learning.
40% Collaborates with the Director on the development, implementation, and assessment of OER and Open Access program activities. Responsibilities include targeting courses and programs for OER adoption, and assisting with the E-Textbook program. Assists in the creation and delivery of professional development services to support Open Access initiatives, and OER adoption, adaptation, and creation, including: assisting with identifying appropriate OER materials, encouraging and supporting the development of high-quality and accessible course material, and providing guidance on open licensing, copyright, and fair use best practices.
40% Provides leadership in designing, implementing, and assessing outreach activities and initiatives to raise awareness and promote Open Access, OER and affordable course materials to campus stakeholders including faculty, departments, and students. This includes the delivery of workshops for faculty, the creation and maintenance of web and print content to promote visibility of open initiatives, development of educational programs for students and/or library staff on OER topics as well as working with faculty librarians to promote open and affordable materials to their areas.
15% Actively builds relationships with both academic and non-academic units across campus to raise awareness about the ways the library can serve as an essential partner in facilitating the success of open access initiatives. Provides library instruction and reference on topics related to open access including open educational resources, open science, and open data.
5% Other duties as assigned
Master's (MLIS, MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program
1-3 years of experience working in an academic library setting; Experience in creating online tutorials & subject/research guides
3 or more years working in an academic library
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