DEPARTMENT: UNO Libraries Research and Instruction Services

WORKING JOB TITLE: Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: The Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian will promote the findability, adoption, adaptation, and assessment of open educational resources with faculty and staff. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of trends and issues in OER and open pedagogy, including knowledge of open licensing, copyright, and fair use, and will be able to communicate these trends, issues, and knowledge to the campus community. The person in this role supports the University of Nebraska at Omaha's goal to integrate open educational resources and open access textbooks into the curriculum; serves as the primary liaison to teaching faculty who want to adopt OER; and assesses needs in regards to OER approaches. The incumbent will serve as the chair for UNO’s grant program, Affordable Content Grants: OER@UNO, overseeing all grant and committee activities. In addition, the OER Coordinator will serve as the STEM subject specialist. Subject Specialists provide library instruction and research assistance both online and in person; maintain team-based working relationships with colleagues in the department, library, and the university; participate in collection development and library liaison responsibilities in assigned subject areas; and fulfills requirements of faculty status in the areas of librarianship, scholarly activities, and service.

About UNO

UNO Libraries serves as the primary source of academic information for the university community through its collections, academic and research services, innovative and modern technology, exhibit and event programming, and modern physical facilities. We fulfill the UNO mission through our dynamic services, highly qualified and adaptive personnel, unique and extensive collections, and accessible learning spaces and environments.

Why UNO?  We have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. With a metropolitan mission, UNO serves a diverse student body with a large number of first-generation college students and is also actively engaged with the community in myriad ways. UNO is both a metropolitan university of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research institution. UNO transforms and improves the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally.

The University and UNO Libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.

Review of applications will begin on 02/19/2021 and will continue until a hire is made. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered.

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Open Educational Resources

STEM Subject Specialist

Other Job Responsibilities

Faculty Responsibilities

 

FACULTY RANK: Professional librarians have academic status and faculty rank and are subject to library and university guidelines and criteria for reappointment, promotion and tenure.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Twelve months, full-time, Academic-Administrative with faculty rank. Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: ALA accredited MLS degree OR an advanced degree in a related field. Minimum 1 years’ experience with Open Educational Resources (coursework may substitute for professional experience). Familiarity with Canvas or other Learning Management Systems. Ability to assess and learn new technologies quickly. Successful project management in a collaborative environment. Ability to set and attain goals effectively. Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, communication and written skills. Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with staff and the university community. Must be flexible and capable of working successfully individually as well as in teams in a changing library environment. Must demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred: Reference experience in an academic or research library. Library instruction and/or teaching experience. Library experience providing STEM related services. Coursework in or experience teaching in a STEM field.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000

This search will be conducted remotely.  Please submit your application through our website:  http://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/posting/12303