Utah State University

Assistant Librarian (Open Education Librarian)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(4/12/2024 10:38 AM)
Requisition ID
2024-7756
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Faculty
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Faculty
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
College
University Libraries
Department
Library Public Services
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $55,000, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible
No

Overview

We are at an exciting time in our Library! As part of Utah State University (USU) Libraries’ recent reorganization, we are opening multiple new positions, including our Digital Scholarship, Open Education, and Instructional Design Librarians. We welcome simultaneous submissions. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

 

Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the open positions, the campus, and the USU Libraries. Register for full details or to receive a recording of the webinar if you are not able to join at either scheduled time:

  • Monday, April 29th, 2024, 6-7PM (MST): https://usu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_H3IuSeJARES6FO3QT4scqg
  • Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, 5-6PM (MST): https://usu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IJgtyzs4THGHs8VOZKVu1Q

The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for this position. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript.

 

Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Britt Fagerheim, Associate Dean for Public Services (britt.fagerheim@usu.edu).

 

The Utah State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, innovative, and user-centered candidate for the position of Open Education Librarian to join a team supporting our communities in discovering, creating, and sharing knowledge. The Open Education Librarian will support open education across the institution and provide expertise and guidance for open practices and for creating, adapting, and adopting open educational resources (OER). Collaborating with library colleagues and stakeholders across the university and the state, this position will help develop strategic initiatives and partnerships to promote open, affordable, and inclusive learning, including contributing to outreach and training on topics such as OER and open pedagogy, copyright, and impact. This position also engages with students and faculty as a member of a broadly defined disciplinary library team.

 

We view open education as a vital component of USU’s land- and space-grant mission and the university’s continued success as a Carnegie R1 Research Institution. The Open Education Librarian will be a critical position to the libraries’ strategic growth and help envision exciting new initiatives at USU Libraries.

 

Reporting to the unit head of Research Publishing and Impact, the position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Support and mentorship are built into the tenure process. The estimated start date for the position is Summer 2024. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

 

USU Libraries provides generous support for professional development and travel. The Libraries support a flexible work environment with opportunities for hybrid positions. Relocation assistance is available.

Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership, vision, and support for USU Libraries’ open education initiatives in collaboration with university stakeholders to advance teaching and learning with open-aligned instructional practices at USU
  • Collaborates with library colleagues to develop robust, sustainable, targeted, and accessible open education and affordable course materials services, including the OER Grant Program, for the USU community
  • Collaborates with colleagues and stakeholders to assess, implement, and maintain platforms and tools that support the creation and use of OER
  • Contributes to team-based consulting support for USU researchers, instructors, and students on copyright, fair use, and open licensing issues
  • Monitors, reports, and educates stakeholders on developments in open education and publication and related trends, legislation, public policy, and best practices
  • Oversees the planning, delivery, and evaluation of open education and outreach events, workshops, and training opportunities
  • Provide research services through consultations and instruction as part of a team

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or international equivalent by August 2024
  • Knowledge of or interest in the challenges and opportunities surrounding open education, publishing, and affordable course materials
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Commitment to responding flexibly and effectively to the shifting needs and priorities of the Libraries’ and University’s constituents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in academic libraries
  • Experience supporting open initiatives

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. CV/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 $55,000, plus excellent benefits

ADA

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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.

 

Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 

 

The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 

 

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 

 

*updated 04/2024

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

*updated 09/2023

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