Open Educational Resources Librarian
Position number: 00107017
NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative, supporting 205 public and academic libraries through its mission to support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life of all North Carolinians.
NC LIVE provides content, products, services, professional development and technical support to North Carolina’s libraries. Content includes an online collection of 1.4 billion full-text articles, eBooks, streaming videos, digitized newspapers, language learning tools, and more. NC LIVE provides authentication, discovery and website services to libraries to eliminate barriers to access. NC LIVE is reducing the cost of higher education through its Open Education North Carolina initiative, which supports the adoption of free, open textbooks in college courses. NC LIVE provides professional development opportunities through regional workshops, the instruction program, and an annual conference. 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.
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.
NC LIVE invites applications and nominations 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.
- 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 license and ability to travel to NC LIVE member libraries across the State.
- Experience with faculty outreach.
- Experience leading startup initiatives.
- Experience fulfilling grant reporting requirements.
- Knowledge of current and emerging trends at library consortia.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:00
Field Experience Internships
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- Interested in learning more about non-traditional library opportunities?
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