Tuesday, January 21, 2014

OER Library Services Manager > California State University > Sonoma State University



Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of OER Library Services Manager. The CSU Chancellor's Office, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

This position will be based on the Sonoma State University campus.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Information 

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor is seeking an OER Library Services Manager to provide management and operational support to implement the California Open Education Initiative. The position will build a comprehensive 'showcase' collection of open textbooks including information about how and why other faculty around the US and CA are using open textbooks to teach their courses successfully.

This is a part time, temporary position with benefits.


Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, the OER Library Services Manager will: manage the communications and collaboration between the California Open Education Resources Council (COERC) and the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd) teams; manage and implement the development of the COOLforEd Showcase collection of open textbooks and the development of the adoption and pedagogical metadata using MERLOT's open educational services; collaborate with faculty and institutions in North America primarily to create teaching ePortfolios of their adoption of open textbooks; conduct meetings as needed to assess progress and share best practices; track progress of CCC, CSU, and UC programs in collaboration with COERC; communicate and facilitate participation with stakeholders to ensure implementation of initiative; write reports summarizing progress and outcomes of the initiative and document the financial savings realized by students; and identify exemplary practices, evaluating their impact, and developing and implementing systemwide programs to share and scale them.


This position requires a Master's Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience); three years' experience in outreach and providing support for faculty adopting open education resources; experience working with library staff, services, and technologies to provide academic content services to students and faculty; extensive knowledge of trends in the field such as technology, online teaching, accessibility, and open educational resources; demonstrated collaborative approach to problem solving and excellent communication skills; considerable experience working on cross functional teams in industry and/or system-level academic technology projects and services; demonstrated ability to use web-based technologies that are part of digital libraries and web-authoring tools; ability to travel across California as required for the collaborative activities between the CSU, CCC, and UC.

Desired Qualifications and Experience 

Experience working on accessibility services for electronic information resources used for university instruction; and experience improving teaching and learning through the integration of academic technology into the curriculum

Application Period 

Resumes will be accepted until January 2, 2014 or until job posting is removed.


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