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Job ID: 107737

Library Faculty, Open Education Librarian
University of Idaho

Date Posted Jun. 7, 2018
Title Library Faculty, Open Education Librarian
University University of Idaho
Department General Library
Application Deadline 7/8/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Moscow, ID
    United States
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

University of Idaho

Library Faculty, Open Education Librarian

Location: Moscow

Division/College: General Library (Div)

Employee Category: Faculty

Pay Range: $47,500 or commensurate with market and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Open Education Librarian

The University of Idaho Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, and highly collaborative librarian who will support and improve our burgeoning Open Education efforts. A significant focus of the position will be on partnering with faculty, librarians, students, and partners to create, adapt, and adopt open and affordable course content at the course and program level. Current initiatives include the ThinkOpen fellowship program for faculty (currently in its second year), leveraging library course reserves to accommodate student needs, and participating in state- and region-wide program and communication efforts with librarians from other institutions. Reporting to the Dean, this position will work within the Data and Digital Services department and closely collaborate with other library units such as User and Research Services. This individual will serve as the liaison to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and will perform collection development and library instruction as well as provide reference and research assistance as needed for faculty. An ideal candidate will have strong analytical, organizational, and oral and written communications skills as well as a commitment to Open Education and Open Access efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

- MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.
- Demonstrated familiarity with open and affordable course content and related services.
- Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.
- Ability to meet requirements for promotion and/or tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Educational background or advanced degree in Education or related field.
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
- Demonstrated ability to build partnerships to enhance learning and student success.
- Demonstrated ability to assess library/institutional initiatives and communicate those assessments to a wide audience.
- Experience with open and affordable course content and related services.
- Experience training and supervising staff, interns, or student assistants.
- Understanding of copyright and related laws and licenses that affect scholarly practices and access to scholarship.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Able to lift and/or otherwise move 20lbs. Ability to work in an area that may contain dust and/or mold.

Posting Number: F000695P

Posting Date: 06/05/2018

Closing Date: 7/8/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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