Assistant Librarian (Open Education Librarian) -- Utah State University Libraries

Post date: April 22, 2024

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.

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):  

Thursday, May 2nd, 2024, 5-6PM (MST): 

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 ( 

Salary: Salary is minimum of $55,000, plus excellent benefits including a 14.2% (starting at $7,810) annual retirement contribution. Utah State University offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical and dental, and 22 days/year vacation. 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.

Review of applications will begin on May 6th and the position will remain open until filled.  

For more position details or to apply, please click here.