Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Academic Services, this two-year temporary position offers librarians the opportunity to shape the direction and implementation of the library’s pilot open educational resources program. The fellow will work closely with various library units and with strategic partners including Cal Poly campus partners, within the CSU system and at the national level to develop programs, processes, and services that facilitate the compilation and dissemination of open educational resources and open content. Responsibilities include but are not limited to outreach, liaison work to the School of Education, instruction, collection and digital resources development, and service to the campus and community.
Open Educational Resources
Coordinate the development of services in support of finding, assessing, and using open educational resources. Work closely with Academic Technology and the college librarians to support the use of open educational resources in the Cal Poly curriculum. Assess needs and opportunities for information and skills in using open educational resources in curricular and co-curricular and independent learning. Coordinate programs that share developments in open educational resources with the Cal Poly community.
Open Digital Content
Support the library’s contributions to and use of national open content partnerships such as Hathi Trust and the Open Content Alliance, as a designated liaison and project manager. Provide workshops and support to library, faculty, and students on using and creating open content. Develop and share metrics that assess the value of open content. Collaborate with Digital Scholarship Services Librarian in outreach to encourage sharing faculty and student work in open access venues. Provide support to students and faculty for issues related to copyright / creative commons. Assist in developing and managing programs that support open publishing models (e.g. faculty or student journals, open ebooks). In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Services Librarian, promote Open Access Week annually.
Serve as liaison to School of Education. Collaborate with faculty and students in the School of Education to assess and promote use of open educational resources in STEM education. Oversee the management of the Teachers Resource Center (TRC) in the Kennedy Library including the development of digital services and interfaces that support the goals of the TRC.
Liaise with national, state, and regional open educational resources initiatives and communities of practice (e.g. MERLOT, MITE, AL$, MOOCs). Engage in professional development including research, grant writing, presentations, attending or presenting workshops.
Participate in library programs and projects and contribute as a member of the library and campus faculties.
Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills
- MLS from an ALA accredited program or masters degree in an alternative but related area; candidates must show familiarity with issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, and copyright; experience in project management.
- Experience or demonstrated skills in classroom instruction, instructional design, pedagogy, and teaching with technology.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Willingness to spend substantial time outside the library to support faculty and students.
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team working with culturally diverse faculty, students, and staff.
- Ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm for this position.
Preferred Qualifications / Skills
- Professional experience working in an academic library.
- Demonstrated experience in new and social media; familiarity with grant writing.
- Experience with using web-based technologies such as blogs, web-based learning management systems, or e-portfolios.
To apply for this position, please visit CalPoly’s website.