Open Educational Resources Librarian
Vacancy Type Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Anticipated Hiring Range Competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience
Position Number 00105511
Work Schedule M-F, exempt position
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 250101 - NCSU Libraries
Department NCSU Libraries
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
With a reputation as North Carolina’s premier partner for statewide library cooperation and shared digital content, NC LIVE provides 205 public and academic libraries with access to an essential and powerful array of core online resources that support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life for every North Carolinian. NC LIVE delivers shared access to a diverse digital collection that includes full-text article databases, ebooks and audio books, streaming video, demographic and business data, as well as reference materials, language learning tools, and more. In addition, the staff of seven provides authentication, discovery, and support services to member libraries in order to maximize use and return on investment in digital content.
Since its founding in 1997 by representatives of its four Communities of Interest (the community college system, the independent colleges and universities, the public libraries and State Library, and the state university system), NC LIVE has enjoyed a track record of success using entrepreneurial and innovative approaches that build on its collaborative infrastructure. The organization acts as a conduit for partnership as its Executive Director engages member libraries, state agencies, and other groups with shared values and goals to deliver content and services that support North Carolina’s libraries.
NC LIVE has an operating budget of more than $4.3 million and is funded through recurring state appropriations, with solid annual support from the independent colleges and universities. The consortium’s offices are headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina at its host institution, North Carolina State University Libraries, well renowned for its achievements in advancing library technologies and spaces.
Essential Job Duties
NC LIVE invites applications for the position of Open Educational Resources Librarian to lead Open Education North Carolina (OENC), an initiative that reduces the cost of higher education and improves student success across North Carolina’s colleges and universities. Administered by NC LIVE, OENC is a statewide Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative that includes a content hub; curated e-textbooks suited to North Carolina’s most-taught courses; regional training workshops; a promotional campaign; and a faculty adoption grant program. The Open Educational Resources Librarian manages all operational aspects of the OENC initiative; evaluates the initiative’s ROI by measuring performance metrics like adoption rate, cost-savings, and student performance; and regularly reports out to stakeholders.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a passionate advocate for open education who also possesses the operational skills necessary to manage a statewide startup initiative. This position will be expected to own this important initiative, working autonomously, making critical decisions in real-time, overcoming obstacles, and being accountable for results. Because this initiative is partially grant-funded, the Program Manager will also be responsible for fulfilling grant reporting requirements. This is a 1-year appointment with the potential of renewal.
Reporting to the Executive Director of NC LIVE, the Open Educational Resources Librarian will work with an OER Advisory Committee to lead this statewide initiative. This position will build and maintain consensus across multiple stakeholder groups, advocate effectively for OER to a variety of audiences, and maintain focus on activities that will generate significant ROI. The Open Educational Resources Librarian will coordinate with partners and vendors as needed. They will report on performance results against plan.
ALA-accredited MLS, MIS or equivalent advanced degree in library / information science.
Departmental Required Skills
- Significant experience working in or on behalf of libraries.
- Significant instruction experience.
- Experience measuring and reporting on outcomes.
- Ability to present effectively to a variety of audiences.
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
- Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Able to communicate clearly and succinctly both verbally and in reports and presentations.
- Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to NC LIVE member libraries across the State.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
- Experience with faculty outreach.
- Experience leading startup initiatives.
- Experience fulfilling grant reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends at library consortia.
Required License or Certification
Along with your application, please attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for four current professional references.
Job Open Date 05/03/2019
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?
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