The Emory University Libraries seek an Open Access Librarian to contribute to our growing scholarly communications program and to further our commitment to open access (OA) and open educational practices (OEPs). The ideal candidate will be someone who is interested in helping us develop innovative approaches to OA and OEP outreach, promotion, and education; who shares the Libraries’ commitment to social justice; who is committed to student and faculty success; and who is able to work successfully in a collaborative environment.
Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communications Office (SCO), the Open Access Librarian leads open access outreach, advocacy, and educational services, specifically focused on all aspects of OEPs and two of the university’s open access repositories: OpenEmory and Emory Theses and Dissertations (ETDs).
This librarian leads all OEP services, which requires partnering with subject matter experts, including subject librarians, informationists, SCO colleagues, faculty members across campus, and other community members. The Open Access Librarian conducts OEP outreach to increase awareness, adaptation, use, and creation of open educational resources (OER) and to promote instructor engagement in open pedagogy. This librarian advocates for faculty adoption of OER and affordable teaching materials as a social justice initiative to make university education more affordable and equitable and to increase usability and flexibility of educational resources. This librarian also provides guidance to faculty who want to develop new OER, collaborating with staff in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship to bring these resources to fruition through publication and hosting services.
The Open Access Librarian collaborates with the Scholarly Repository Coordinator, the SCO Head, other SCO staff, and all public-services librarians and informationists to promote awareness and use of OpenEmory and ETD repositories. Currently in the planning process to migrate to a new platform, OpenEmory resulted from Emory faculty’s passage of an open access policy in 2011 and was launched in 2012. With more than 20,000 works, the repository is mature and prime for reinvigoration through a new look and feel and increased faculty awareness and usage.
Emory Libraries requires that our employees recognize diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential core values to achieving our mission to enrich the quality of life in an inclusive work environment through competency training, reassurance of personal growth, restorative communication practices, and embrace our diverse identities of patrons within the Emory community.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
Open Education Services
Open Access Repository Services
Interested candidates should review the applications requirements and apply online at apply.interfolio.com/97307. Applications may be submitted as Word or PDF attachments and must include:
Candidates applying by November 30, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans.
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