Scholarly Communications Librarian (5 year grant/annual renewal)
Saginaw Valley State University
March 1, 2018
University Center, Michigan
Job Summary: JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for the management of open education content through the University LMS and Library digital repository software. Supports faculty research in the creation of open education content. Promotes the use of open education resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists SVSU faculty with the creation and access of open access, alternative publishing, open education resources, data management, and other issues related to scholarly communication through the University LMS (Canvas).
Provides stable access to course resources created for use in the University LMS.
Works with digital repository software (OCLC CONTENTdm).
Consults with individuals and groups about the retention of intellectual property rights and the open access and publishing resource available to them.
Advocates for open access/educational resources and their use.
Provides guidance and education on copyright and performance rights issues.
Works with students, faculty, staff and other library users in the effective use of available information sources.
Provides classroom and group instruction in research strategies, use of information resources, library services and procedures.
Assist users with Library services, programs, resources and collections.
Advises library users with online search and research strategies.
Assists patrons in the use of the Library's services, programs, resources and collections.
Serves as liaison to academic departments. Develops and maintains good relations with the faculty.
Leads in the selection, evaluation and implementation of open education resources.
Assists in selection and evaluation of material in the library collection.
Participates in appropriate professional activities, including university and library committees and task forces, and attend professional meetings.
Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Supervision is received from the Library Director.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise student assistants.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
ALA accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
Experience working in an academic library environment.
Knowledge of open resource availability and standards.
Experience with non-traditional educational resources, which include, but are not limited to: textbooks, course readings, learning content, and simulations.
Other formats include, but are not limited to: games and other learning applications: syllabi, quizzes, and other related material.
Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet applications. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail, and ability to work independently.
Knowledge of integrated library systems, presentation software, microcomputers and other related equipment.
Ability to handle differing, non-routine work situations and problems by exercising independent judgment and initiative.
Ability to physically and mentally perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Duties are generally performed inside and not exposed to adverse conditions. The above reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job, and shall not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements that may be inherent in the job. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016 and 2017.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
Internal Number: 208_53912
About Saginaw Valley State University
The University creates opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional, and cultural programs. By fostering an environment of inquiry and openness that respects the diversity of all whom it serves, the University prepares graduates whose leadership and expertise contribute to the advancement of a pluralistic society. The University serves as a cultural and intellectual center dedicated to the pursuit and propagation of knowledge.