Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: The Research and Open Education Resources (OER) Librarian supports the University's OER vision, provides leadership, and manages the OER efforts of the Melvin J. Zahnow Library. Facilitates OER adoption at SVSU through advocacy, training, outreach, and collaborative efforts with discipline faculty and appropriate departments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists SVSU faculty with the creation and access of open access, alternative publishing, open education resources, data management, and other issues related to scholarly communication through the University LMS (Canvas).
Provides stable access to faculty created and adopted course resources as part of the University Archives and Special Collections, as well as the University LMS (Canvas).
Works with digital repository software (OCLC CONTENTdm).
Consults with individuals and groups about the retention of intellectual property rights and the open access and publishing resource available to them.
Collects data and metrics to access use, value and impact of OER on students.
Advocates for open access/educational resources and their use.
Provides guidance and education on copyright and performance rights issues.
Works with students, faculty, staff and other library users in the effective use of available information sources.
Provides classroom and group instruction in research strategies, use of information resources, library services and procedures.
Assist users with Library services, programs, resources and collections.
Advises library users with online research and strategies.
Assists patrons in the use of the Library's services, programs, resources and collections.
Serves as liaison to academic departments. Develops and maintains good relations with the faculty.
Leads in the selection, evaluation and implementation of open education resources.
Assists in selection and evaluation of material in the library collection.
Participates in appropriate professional activities, including university and library committees and task forces.
Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences to remain current with trends and developments in OER and library trends.
Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervision is received from the Library Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise student assistants.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
ALA accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
Experience working in an academic library environment.
Knowledge of open resource availability and standards.
Experience with non-traditional educational resources, which include, but are not limited to: textbooks, course readings, learning content, and simulations. Other formats include, but are not limited to: games and other learning applications: syllabi, quizzes, and other related material.
Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
Knowledge of integrated library systems, presentation software, microcomputers and other related equipment.
Ability to handle differing, non-routine work situations and problems by exercising independent judgment and initiative.
Experience and ability to positively interact with diverse student populations and groups.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_54256
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.