Utah State University

Library Assistant Senior (OER Program Assistant)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2022 5:31 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
University Libraries
Spec Collections Digital&Cataloging
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $32,000, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University (USU) Libraries seeks an Assistant to support the Open Educational Resources (OER) Program. Working in a collaborative team environment, the Library Assistant will contribute to OER initiatives to promote awareness, development, and integration of quality OER across all disciplines at USU. The successful applicant will support the Program Manager in the administration and implementation of OER activities and related communication. As a member of the Digital Initiatives Unit, the Library Assistant contributes to unit, division, and library-wide planning and initiatives.


Reporting to the unit head of Digital Initiatives, this is a full-time benefited staff position. The Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and welcomes candidates committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.


  • Oversee searches for OER materials for instructors—including timelines, quality control, and communication
  • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate student employees and their work
  • Support the OER Grant Program—including marketing, calls for proposals, applications, timelines, awards, publishing, data tracking, and student assistant hours
  • Coordinate with Program Manager to develop and oversee workflows and documentation
  • Participate in OER promotion and advocacy efforts including marketing, events, professional development, and other outreach opportunities across USU campuses and the open community
  • Contribute to creation and maintenance of website content
  • Provide support for training and consultations with faculty and students
  • Oversee data collection and tracking to contribute to assessment efforts
  • Collaborate with other library units as needed


Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of related experience; or an associate degree plus two years of experience; or a Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including keen attention to detail, and the ability to meet deadlines and complete work assignments with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work collegially in a team environment and to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a willingness to be flexible and experiment with new tools and technologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Airtable or other project management tools/databases and ability to identify and solve problems
  • Experience with supervision and training
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Pressbooks or other book creation platforms
  • Experience working in a higher education setting


Minimum salary is $32,000, plus excellent benefits.

Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package, to include medical and dental with a 14.2% retirement contribution by the University, and 12 days/year vacation.

  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Health and Dental insurance coverage for the whole family
  • 14.2% of annual earnings are deposited into a 401(a) account, no matching required
  • 12 days per year of paid annual leave
  • 12 days per year of paid sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Free access to an on-campus exercise facility for both employee and family
  • Opportunity for 50% off tuition for both employee and immediate family members
  • Substantial individual equipment budget, refreshed every three years, to purchase hardware and tools of your choosing to do your job well

Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled.



Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum of $32,000, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 04/18/2022


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