Diversity Resident Librarian – Open Educational Resources

Posted May 2019

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The Open Educational Resources (OER) Diversity Resident Librarian will play in integral role in the creation of a library-based campus hub for OER activity and support.

With support from the Director of Scholarly Communication and the Curricular Content Librarian, the person in this position will participate in collaborative outreach and education activities; provide direct support and consultations related to OER discovery, use, copyright and licensing; coordinate a campus-wide working group; contribute to development of library publishing services related to OER; and actively participate in both state-level and international networks of institutions and advocates.

Public Services (30%)

  • Provide direct support to faculty and instructional staff looking for open textbooks to adopt for their courses or other OER or affordable course content (such as library-licensed materials) to incorporate into new teaching materials
  • Develop and curate information resources for finding, using, and creating OER
  • Support faculty and staff authors managing their own copyright and making licensing decisions
  • Support faculty and staff authors in understanding the copyright-related options and limitations on re-using others’ content
  • Advise faculty and staff authors on resources available for organizing and delivering existing content and tools or platforms for authoring new content
  • Provide direct support and training materials for authoring content in supported tools such as Pressbooks

Coordinate work of campus OER Working Group (20%)

  • Set agendas and facilitate meetings in collaboration with the Curricular Content Librarian
  • Help set direction and specific goals for the group
  • Monitor and report on progress toward goals

Outreach & Education Activities (20%)

  • Develop and implement an outreach and education campaign for faculty and instructional staff
  • Develop supporting resources and deliver trainings for librarians providing distributed outreach and reference services for faculty and instructional staff
  • Conduct targeted outreach to instructors and teams involved with selecting content for high enrollment courses
  • Develop and maintain relationship with student governance group
  • Participate in campus faculty-development programs such as the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning to incorporate information and resources about OER
  • Monitor and report on use of OER in UW-Madison-based courses and related student savings
  • Encourage and participate in collecting information about OER impact on learning outcomes
  • Collect qualitative information on instructor and student experiences with OER to help articulate the value of OER and inform future work

Contribute to Development of Library Publishing Services (10%)

  • Work closely with the Director of Scholarly Communication to understand campus publishing services needs and develop a plan to meet those needs
  • Develop OER-related publishing services such as support with authoring tools and content delivery platforms, version control, search engine optimization, usage statistics, or print-on-demand.

Partnerships and Collaborations (10%)

Professional Development (10%)

  • Stay abreast of trends and issues in librarianship, OER, and affordable course content
  • Participate in professional organizations