Open Educational Resources Librarian

“OU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Open Educational Resources Librarian. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of open educational resources (OER), open licensing, open pedagogy, and the landscape in which these open-enabled domains reside. This position develops strategies for increasing the use of OER and alternative textbook and course material solutions at the University of Oklahoma by leading, planning, implementing, and assessing OU’s Open Education programs and services in support of OU’s goal to reduce the cost of attendance for its students. The Open Educational Resources Librarian manages the Alternative Textbook Grant, which has saved students nearly $4M in displaced textbook costs since its inception, and otherwise works to increase students’ access to educational resources via creative and inclusive strategies.”

Open Education Coordinator

“The University of Oklahoma Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Open Education Coordinator. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of open educational resources (OER), open licensing, open pedagogy, and the landscape in which these open-enabled domains reside. This position develops strategies for increasing the use of OER and alternative textbook and course material solutions at the University of Oklahoma by leading, planning, implementing, and assessing OU’s Open Education programs and services in support of OU’s goal to reduce the cost of attendance for its students. Reporting to the Director of Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication within the University Libraries, the Open Education Coordinator manages the Alternative Textbook Grant and otherwise works to increase students’ access to educational resources via creative and inclusive strategies….”

Open Education Coordinator

“The University of Oklahoma Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Open Education Coordinator. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of open educational resources (OER), open licensing, open pedagogy, and the landscape in which these open-enabled domains reside. This position develops strategies for increasing the use of OER and alternative textbook and course material solutions at the University of Oklahoma by leading, planning, implementing, and assessing OU’s Open Education programs and services in support of OU’s goal to reduce the cost of attendance for its students. Reporting to the Director of Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication within the University Libraries, the Open Education Coordinator manages the Alternative Textbook Grant and otherwise works to increase students’ access to educational resources via creative and inclusive strategies….”

Scholarly Publishing Librarian

“The University of Oklahoma Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Librarian supports day-to-day coordination and completion of scholarly publishing projects, including Open Educational Resource (OER) projects from the OU Libraries Alternative Textbook Grant and open access journals currently using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. The Scholarly Publishing Librarian participates in the planning, development, and implementation of existing and future publishing initiatives. This position interacts with other members of the Open Initiatives team, other OU Libraries personnel, OU faculty and graduate student editors and authors, as well as other representatives of other academic institutions and troubleshoots and streamlines scholarly publishing workflows, responds to platform and/or publishing questions, supports the operations and growth of OU Libraries publishing services, and develops new and innovative ways in which the Libraries can deliver publishing services to support and anticipate emerging modes of scholarly communication. Furthermore, the Scholarly Publishing Librarian exercises independent professional judgement in working with authors, editors, and other stakeholders in the development of publications and publishing operations. This position trains and provides instruction on digital publishing skills and technologies as needed….”

Scholarly Publishing Librarian

“The University of Oklahoma Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Librarian supports day-to-day coordination and completion of scholarly publishing projects, including Open Educational Resource (OER) projects from the OU Libraries Alternative Textbook Grant and open access journals currently using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. The Scholarly Publishing Librarian participates in the planning, development, and implementation of existing and future publishing initiatives. This position interacts with other members of the Open Initiatives team, other OU Libraries personnel, OU faculty and graduate student editors and authors, as well as other representatives of other academic institutions and troubleshoots and streamlines scholarly publishing workflows, responds to platform and/or publishing questions, supports the operations and growth of OU Libraries publishing services, and develops new and innovative ways in which the Libraries can deliver publishing services to support and anticipate emerging modes of scholarly communication. Furthermore, the Scholarly Publishing Librarian exercises independent professional judgement in working with authors, editors, and other stakeholders in the development of publications and publishing operations. This position trains and provides instruction on digital publishing skills and technologies as needed….”

Job Description – OPEN EDUCATION COORDINATOR (191054)

OU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Open Education Coordinator. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of open educational resources (OER), open licensing, open pedagogy, and the landscape in which these open-enabled domains reside. This position develops strategies for increasing the use of OER and alternative textbook and course material solutions at the University of Oklahoma by leading, planning, implementing, and assessing OU’s Open Education programs and services in support of OU’s goal to reduce the cost of attendance for its students. Reporting to the Head of Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication within the University Libraries, the Open Education Coordinator manages the Alternative Textbook Grant and otherwise works to increase students’ access to educational resources via creative and inclusive strategies….”

Open Educational Resources Coordinator, U of Oklahoma

“Identify likely subjects for the development of OERs. 

Work collaboratively with diverse subject matter specialists to create OERs in a variety of disciplines. 

Promote the development and use of OERs for teaching and learning at OU. 

Promote the discovery and use of OU-created OERs to the educational community beyond OU. 

Research and resolve intellectual property rights of materials utilized in the development and creation of OERs. 

Work with appropriate library personnel to preserve OER content created by OU faculty in the University Libraries’ institutional repository or other appropriate repositories. 

Guide the development of peer review/evaluation processes for created OERs. 

Explore/experiment and develop tools and applications for OERs and open courseware. …”