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Open Educational Resources Librarian

Closes on Thursday, August 25, 2022
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND, USA
Full Time (Permanent)
Organization Name
University of North Dakota
Job Title
Open Educational Resources Librarian
Job Type
Full Time (Permanent)
Grand Forks, ND, USA
Posting Date
Application Deadline
$50,000+ / year, depending on experience plus a 5% increase after a successful 6 months probationary period
Target Audience
  • Recent Graduates
  • 0–5 Years of Experience
  • 5–10 Years of Experience
Job Category
  • Library – Academic
Job Description
The University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library seeks an Open Educational Resources (OERs) Librarian to join our Public Services unit, and to work collaboratively across the Libraries, the University, the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN), and regional and national associations and scholarly societies (e.g., SPARC, MHEC, WICHE, National Academy of Sciences, and more) to continue to expand our growing OERs program.

The incumbent will serve on our OERs Working Group and will work closely with all stakeholders and partners to support and enhance the adoption, creation, and adaptation of OERs across UND and the region. This is a newly created position, driven by the rapid expansion of our OERs program, and our involvement in multiple regional and national initiatives to further support OERs and expand their adoption. This position will also involve some Reference, Instruction, and Collections duties; these are flexible, depending on the skills and interests of the incumbent and on emerging needs.


Guide faculty in the discovery, adoption, adaptation, creation, dissemination, and assessment of OERs for use as course resources and training materials.

Serve as an authority on emerging and evolving trends in OERS. Recommend initiatives that can be undertaken to support emerging needs.

Advance the creation and use of OERs to support all teaching modalities, reduce costs for students, and promote the development of customizable resources.

Serve in a leading role on the OERs Working Group (membership includes faculty, staff, students, librarians, instructional designers, etc.). Work with the OERs Working Group to lead new initiatives, such as: promotion of OERs; scheduling of events and workshops and speakers related to OERs; helping to develop appropriate ways for OER work to be evaluated, assessed, and appropriately recognized in faculty and staff workload, promotion, and related activities; development of campus-wide policies related to OERs; and related activities.

Plan initiatives to build awareness and support the adoption and adaptation of OERs and Open Access materials, in collaboration with relevant campus and regional/national partners.

Administer an OERs faculty grant program. Work with OERs Working Group members and the Dean of Libraries & Information Resources to source additional support as needed.

Lead OERs workshops for faculty OERs grant recipients.

Assist faculty in locating OERs and navigating copyright and licensing issues, with the assistance of UND legal counsel.

Promote usage and creation of OERs into curricula. With instructional designers and others, assist in training faculty in technological aspects of OER production, adaptation, and use, including accessibility. Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration related to OERs.

Serve as a member of a dynamic team providing direct assistance and guidance to library users through reference and instructional services.

Serve as bibliographer for specific academic departments, assisting in instruction and collection development.

Participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, or webinars locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally as appropriate.


Strong communication skills.

Planning and problem-solving abilities.

Ability to work well with students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders.

Strong service orientation.

Strong organizational and time management skills.

Minimum Requirements:

Graduate master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library science, library & information science, information studies, information science, or equivalent.

Experience with and knowledge of Open Educational Resources and/or related “Open” initiatives, such as Open Access, Open Science, Open Data, Open Source, Open Repositories, etc.

One year of relevant work experience in an academic or research library (all experience welcome, including part time, during education, internships, etc.)

Ability to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others, and to function effectively within a team environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience with MS Office Word, Excel, Outlook, Integrated Library Systems or Library Services Platforms, research databases.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Successful completion of criminal history background check is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience providing reference services, instructional services, and/or collection development.

Technological aptitude and/or knowledge of educational technologies. Any programming, coding, web design, digital publishing, or related technological experience would be an asset.

Understanding of and interest in copyright and licensing in higher education settings, such as Creative Commons licensing.

Previous experience with teaching or facilitating workshops or instructional sessions.

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