Eastern Assistant Librarian (Open Educational Resources & Outreach)— Utah State University
Post date: Apr 02, 2021
Utah State University (USU) Libraries seeks a creative and student-oriented librarian to join the Digital Initiatives (DI) unit as a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with rank of Assistant Librarian. This position is located on the USU Eastern Campus in Price, Utah. The Open Educational Resources (OER) & Outreach Librarian contributes to a robust and thriving OER program at USU Libraries serving Logan and the Statewide campuses and particularly the students and faculty at USU Eastern. The OER & Outreach Librarian works closely with the OER Team (a full-time coordinator and two part time student program assistants) in Logan and other campus partners to identify, create, adapt, and adopt open and affordable content at the course and program level.
This is a highly collaborative role integrating across numerous departments. Working closely with USU Eastern’s Library and Learning Commons (LLC) team, this position also supports the Public Service and assessment initiatives of the LLC and will facilitate information and resource sharing between the LLC and the Merrill-Cazier Library in Logan. The OER & Outreach Librarian collaborates with the First Year Experience Librarian to support information literacy instruction for the students and faculty at USU Eastern as well as outreach to concurrent enrollment students.
We are seeking applicants who welcome a dynamic, collaborative environment and wish to have a strong impact on the evolving learning, teaching, and research needs of the USU community. USU Libraries is dedicated to promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the USU community. The position reports to the Head of Digital Initiatives at the Logan campus with input from the Director of Operations at USU Eastern. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2021.
ALA- accredited MLS degree before start date;
Knowledge of best practices when working with open and affordable course content;
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills;
Ability to work independently and initiate needs-based projects with little guidance;
Ability to collaborate and develop collegial working relationships;
Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills with a willingness to experiment with new methods and technologies;
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing needs, assignments and environments;
Ability to meet the university’s requirements for promotion and tenure, including excellence in librarianship and effective scholarly output and service to the university and profession;
Demonstrated commitment to supporting, respecting, and embracing diverse backgrounds, values, and points of view.
Advertised Salary: $48,000/year, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, 3 References For additional information or to apply for the position:https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/3464/usu-eastern-assistant-librarian-%28open-educational-resources-%26-outreach%29/job
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