Rank: Assistant Librarian
Annual Basis: 12 month
Application Review Begins
November 15, 2018; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your application, please include the following in PDF format:
1) A current resume or CV
2) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.
3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor. NOTE: References are called at the final stage of the recruitment process, and only after prior notification to the finalists.
Digital Scholarship Services coordinates and manages library programs related to: digital scholarship services, the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, the Academic Design and Innovation Lab, digital collections, open access publishing, the institutional repository, and digital preservation. The department works closely with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Collections and Metadata Services, Library Technology Services, Special Collections and University Archives, and the Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET), and serves as the primary contact between the department and external organizations involved in digital initiatives.
The Libraries’ CMET works directly with faculty and graduate instructors to support teaching excellence by providing a wide range of educational technology services and facilities. These include instructional design and technology support, classroom technologies, educational video production and streaming media services, online and hybrid education, and learning management systems administration and support. The department works closely with other departments and functional areas of the Libraries, including Digital Scholarship Services, Library Technology Services, and subject specialist librarians. CMET partners with the Teaching Engagement Program in the Office of the Provost, the Teaching Academy, and Undergraduate Studies to support teaching excellence and student success.
The eLearning and Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian provides a broad range of services related to the University’s and the Libraries’ online education and student success initiatives. This includes providing instructional design services and workshops for faculty related to best practices in the online and hybrid learning environments, developing online learning objects to enhance students’ information literacy/research skills and serving as a library contact for assigned initiatives related to online education. The incumbent will collaborate with colleagues in the UO Libraries, the University, and across the state of Oregon to advance the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OERs) and affordable course content. The incumbent also may provide guidance and referrals as appropriate to others on open licensing, copyright, and accessibility in the online education environment.
This position brings together digital scholarship with digital pedagogy through open education, digital technologies, online education, blended learning, and the integration of faculty-based digital scholarship and research into teaching and learning. The eLearning and OER Librarian position reports to the Head of Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) with a dotted-line report to the Libraries’ Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET). The position also works closely with the UO representative to OpenOregon, subject specialists, the Office of the Provost’s Teaching Engagement Program, and other campus partners.
This position is funded for two years, with a potential permanent placement based on the success of the University’s online/distance education program and the Libraries’ OER-related initiatives.
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program; or combination of a relevant terminal degree and library experience.
• Experience working with learning management systems and other educational technologies.
• Familiarity with the scholarship of teaching and learning.
• Experience developing, supporting, incorporating, or working with OERs, open access, or digital scholarship.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment, build consensus, and promote the exchange of information among project team members and clients.
• Ability to support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.
• Ability to develop technical documentation for objects or tools produced.
• Degree or certificate in Instructional Design, Instructional Technologies, Educational Technologies or equivalent.
• Knowledge of universal design principles and accessible technology.
• Experience teaching at post-secondary institution.
• Experience providing instruction, instructional design services.
• Demonstrated knowledge of emerging technology trends related to student success, online learning, digital scholarship and/or digital pedagogy.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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