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Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian
Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian
Position overview
Position title: Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian
Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,116 - $92,074.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
Position duration: This position is a member of the Professional Librarians Unit (LX) and is represented by the https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/lx/about.html. The initial appointment will be a full-time appointment. Non-temporary appointments to the Librarian Series at UCSC are offered as potential career or career status as appropriate (see Article 4 D. Terms of Service of the https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/lx/contract.html. In accordance with policy, the selected candidate will undergo the Librarian Peer Review process where their performance will be reviewed and assessed. The Librarian Peer Review outcomes will determine the candidate’s suitability to receive career status and to move through the ranks.
Application Window
Open date: January 26, 2023
Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jan 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
Position Description
The https://library.ucsc.edu/ at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian. The OER Librarian will join a growing team of librarians seeking to understand and respond to changing user needs and objectives within an equity and inclusion framework. Under the direction of the Head of Learning, Research & Engagement, the OER Librarian will spearhead library-wide efforts to lower student course costs by advancing the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OERs by UCSC faculty. This newly-developed position has the option to be an on-campus, hybrid, or full-time remote-work position (with occasional required travel to Santa Cruz).
For this position, we seek a curious and inventive individual to provide leadership and vision for the growth of OER initiatives and services on behalf of the library and in collaboration with campus partners. This vision for the work of this position will be shaped by the local and statewide landscapes and the needs of the campus as identified by the incumbent through their user-focused research and direct engagement with students, faculty, and campus stakeholders. The OER Librarian will be ready to and/or interested in skilling up to engage in the following activities:
• Develop a vision: Identify strategies and pathways for the library to invest in reducing course costs;
• Provide user support: Support the discovery, adoption, adaption, creation, and publishing of open, accessible, and affordable course content; provide training and outreach on OERs and course material affordability; explore/develop strategies for effectively engaging faculty and graduate students with OERs;
• Design initiatives: Develop and pilot initiatives to incentivize and support the use and development of OERs; track and assess the impact of OER initiatives and activities;
• Advance author support: Identify the needs of OER authors/adapters around sharing and publishing open course materials and recommend software or other infrastructure investments for the library; in collaboration with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, provide guidance to authors on copyright, open licensing, and fair use;
• Evaluate overall library support of affordable course material: In coordination with the Collections and Course Reserves departments, understand/identify the course material practices/needs of students and faculty; evaluate library-wide collections, resources, and services in support of affordable course materials.
We welcome candidates who are seeking to launch a career in OER librarianship and/or established librarians seeking professional growth.
As a member of the library’s Learning, Research & Engagement department, the incumbent will contribute to departmental services and projects and collaborate closely with colleagues across the library. The OER Librarian will be expected to participate on relevant library project teams, UC system-wide committees, and professional organizations; represent the library and campus in system-level discussions related to OER and affordable course costs; participate in campus initiatives related to student course material access; and work closely with library development staff and others to take advantage of external grant opportunities that further library OER goals.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the basic qualifications listed below (also in the section titled Qualifications):
• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree OR a Master’s degree in a related discipline such as education or instructional design. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.
• Knowledge of open educational resources, practices, and trends as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework;
• Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating accessible, inclusive, and antiracist educational resources and/or learning experiences;
• Experience managing/leading a project, group project, or program.
In addition, applicants with any combination of the following preferred qualifications or experiences are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that the successful candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet all of the preferred qualifications/experiences listed below:
• Experience with OER creation and/or adaption;
• Experience conducting user-focused research and engagement to better understand/identify user needs;
• Experience developing and assessing services to support or enhance research, teaching, or scholarship;
• Experience providing research, teaching, or scholarship support to faculty;
• Knowledge of open access, open licensing, copyright, and fair use;
• Knowledge of accessibility practices for digital resources and websites;
• Experience creating accessible and inclusive educational materials;
• Experience developing workshops and/or training materials;
• Experience leading collaborative projects and programs;
• Ability to learn new tools, skills, and software as needed to support the development of OERs.
UCSC values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share these values. UCSC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. To be considered, candidates must understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education, and, through education, teaching, research, professional activity, and/or creative practice, demonstrate effective strategies that support the success of underrepresented groups in creative, professional, and/or scholarly fields. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the librarian review process.
The successful candidate will become a member of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement. More information can be found at the https://lauc.ucop.edu/.
Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, the campus, and the University Library. If interested, please register using the links provided:
• Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 from noon – 1:00 pm PT (https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AfTcoR_0SuSOuRG29YxSCQ)
• Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PT (https://ucsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xCOcR1YpS5G8dGMKp17V-Q)
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 Katharin Peter, Head of Learning, Research & Engagement (kapeter@ucsc.edu).
The hiring unit will not sponsor employment-eligible immigration statuses for this position.
University Library: https://library.ucsc.edu/
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
• An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree OR a master’s degree in a related discipline such as education or instructional design. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.
• Knowledge of open educational resources, practices, and trends as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework.
• Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating accessible, inclusive, and antiracist educational resources and/or learning experiences.
• Experience managing/leading a project, group project, or program.
Application Requirements
Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. or resume.
• Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position, including how you meet the position’s advertised basic qualifications.
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing your understanding of the barriers facing traditionally underrepresented groups and your past and/or future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching and professional or public service. Candidates are urged to review guidelines on statements (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.htmlhttps://apo.ucsc.edu/diversity.html) before preparing their application.
Reference requirements
• 3-5 required (contact information only)
Applicants must provide the names and contact information of their references. The hiring unit will request confidential letters* from the references of those applicants who are under serious consideration. Note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/3843149
Help contact: kapeter@ucsc.edu
Campus Information
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.
Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify). The university sponsors employment-based visas for nonresidents who are offered academic appointments at UC Santa Cruz (see https://apo.ucsc.edu/policy/capm/102.530.html).
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact Disability Management Services at roberts@ucsc.edu (831) 459-4602.
UCSC is committed to addressing the spousal and partner employment needs of our candidates and employees. As part of this commitment, our institution is a member of the Northern California Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NorCal HERC). Visit the NorCal HERC website at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-northern-california/ to search for open positions within a commutable distance of our institution.
The University of California offers a competitive benefits package and a number of programs to support employee work/life balance. For information about employee benefits please visit https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy#page=44, Section II.C. of the https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy#page=13 for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/VaccinationProgramsPolicy#page=51. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. Additional information and resources for compliance are located on the campus https://healthcenter.ucsc.edu/services
VISIT UC Santa Cruz: https://www.ucsc.edu
Job location
Santa Cruz, California. This newly-developed position has the option to be an on-campus, hybrid, or full-time remote-work position (with occasional required travel to Santa Cruz).
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3843149
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Position: Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian
Organization: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz,  CA 
United States
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Date Posted: 1/31/2023
Status: This listing expires on: 4/1/2023
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University of California Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz,  CA 95064
United States
Katharin Peter