Southern Oregon University is a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. Without diversity, our educational process is diminished. Working together in support of our commitment to diversity, we strengthen and enrich our role as learners, educators and members of a tightly connected global community. We encourage those who share in our commitment to diversity, to join our community and we expect all our employees to demonstrate an ability and desire to create an inclusive campus community.
FTE: 1.0 FTE
The Open Access and Government Information Librarian provides expert guidance to campus faculty in finding and using Open Educational Resources (OERs) and other open access information resources and data repositories. In addition, the librarian in this position is responsible for the selection, organization and promotion of U.S. federal government materials, the Oregon state depository collection, and the map collection. The Open Access and Government Information Librarian supervises all activities within the Government Information department of Hannon Library and collaborates with department members to ensure the effective delivery of user services, including reference, instruction, collection management, and the further development of the library's Bioregion Collection. Hannon Librarians are an integral part of teaching and education at Southern Oregon University. The Open Access and Government Information Librarian proactively participates in the library’s information literacy and instruction program (faculty-requested instruction sessions, credit courses, and instructional workshops) with a focus on teaching students about government information. The individual in this position participates in an active faculty liaison program, serving as collection coordinator and faculty liaison to assigned departments, including library instruction. Other instructional responsibilities include providing research guidance at the Research Help Desk (6-8 hours/week), via email, and in one-on-one consultations to a culturally diverse faculty and student body with increasingly interdisciplinary research interests. Open Educational Resources and other open access resources are a current focus of Southern Oregon University's efforts to provide a high quality and affordable education to its students. The Open Access and Government Information Librarian actively participates in campus initiatives focused on OERs, liaising with the members of our consortium (the Orbis Cascade Alliance) and serving on related Alliance committees when appropriate. They facilitate access to open access resources, open data repositories, and OERs for campus faculty and students and provide expert guidance in this area. An essential part of this position is managing Hannon Library's 30% selective federal depository and 100% Oregon depository of government information. The Open Access and Government Information Librarian serves as the Hannon Library's primary point of contact with federal and state agencies to ensure compliance with depository regulations and agreements. They provide continuing direction and guidance in the transition from a print government documents collection to primarily web-based suite of electronic resources. Hannon Library is a collaborative library environment where staff and faculty work together on programs, planning, services, collections, and more. The Open Access and Government Information Librarian collaborates with other library faculty and staff to develop, demonstrate, and promote instructional and user support materials for our government information collection. They serve on library committees and participate in varied library initiatives as appropriate.
Southern Oregon University is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for all students. Librarians play an important role in making students feel at home and also helping them move toward the successful completion of their studies. In our efforts to further this goal, each librarian will be a liaison to a student group associated with a marginalized population. This position reports directly to the University Librarian and is a tenure-track faculty position. The librarian will be expected to participate in service and scholarly activities commensurate with faculty rank. The start date is April 5, 2021 and the position will be open until filled with a priority deadline of January 31, 2021.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 6,000 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking. We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits.
Two or more years of professional experience in an academic library. Three or more years of experience as a reference librarian. Supervisory experience. Experience cataloging government documents Background in currently needed subject areas such as Native American studies, political science, visual and performing arts, or the sciences. Experience creating electronic research guides and video tutorials. Knowledge of emerging technologies and their applications for government information resources and services and open access resources. Experience working on a digitizing project. Understanding of digital geospatial data. FDLP Coordinator Certificate or Certificate in OER Librarianship
All Listed Duties:
Professorial: Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as “exempt” are not subject overtime -Position classifications defined as “non exempt” *are *subject to overtime
The person holding this position is considered a
Internal Number: 8732
About Southern Oregon University
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.