Fort Hayes State University > Open Education Resources Librarian

McKiernan, Gerard [LIB] gerrymck at IASTATE.EDU
Sun Aug 4 15:12:45 EDT 2013

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Open Education Resources Librarian

Education: See Description
Experience: See Description


12-Month Non-Tenure Track

The Open Education Librarian works closely with faculty from a broad range of academic departments and other librarians to develop services that promote the dissemination of open educational resources and open content within the University’s curriculum. The successful candidate offers the ability to collaborate, create, innovate, and communicate when working with various constituencies. The Open Education Librarian participates as a member of Forsyth Library’s Open Educational Resources team and a member of the University’s Open Education Committee.

Responsibilities associated with the position require knowledge of issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, and intellectual property.  The Open Education Librarian provides information literacy instruction, research assistance, outreach, and service to the University community.

The Open Education Librarian is a member of the Teaching and Research Team and participates fully in the programs and services of that team. As adjunct faculty, the OER Librarian will negotiate formal teaching responsibilities with the Director of the Library and participate as a member of the embedded library program.  The OER librarian will also participate in library programs and projects and contribute to the success of the Library and the University.  Additional duties include some “on call” duties on nights/weekends, information literacy instruction, and departmental liaison duties.


• MLS from an ALA accredited program
• Familiarity with issues in open education, open textbooks, open access, copyright, and intellectual property.
• Experience with library instruction
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team working with culturally diverse faculty, students, and staff.


• Experience working in an academic library.
• Experience with learning management systems


• $42,279

Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Source Available At:

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McKiernan, Gerry." Orpen Sesame: Strategies for Promoting Open Educational Resources for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)." Panibus Magazine 28 (Summer 2013): 10-11.   (28 July 2013).


Gerry McKiernan
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