Instructional Design and Open Education Resources Librarian

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General Description

College of the Sequoias Community College District is seeking a candidate to fill a grant funded, one-year Instructional Design and Open Education Resources (OER) Librarian beginning August 2019.

The primary responsibility of this position is to support the development or enhancement of online degree and certificate pathways by providing instructional design support and introducing campus stakeholders to the range of Open Educational Resources (OER). Limited reference and collection development responsibilities will also be required.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting faculty who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job Duties

Primary job duties include:

  • Participate in faculty department and college committees, hold regular office hours, assist in grant budget preparation, participate in staff development activities, and perform other job-related duties as assigned which may require traveling among District's various sites as needed.
  • Collect data in support of program assessment and external grant reporting.
  • Maintain awareness of technological developments and apprise staff and faculty of potentially relevant applications.
  • Assist discipline faculty in organizing course content, embedding tools, and adding OERs to their courses using the current Learning Management System (Canvas).
  • Commit to professional excellence by remaining current in the assigned area and participating in professional development programs.
  • Introduce campus stakeholders to the range of Open Educational Resource (OER), zero cost, and low-cost course materials, specifically textbooks, videos, tests, and software.
  • Collaborate with the Access and Ability Office to address OER accessibility and compliance.
  • Prepare reports and make presentations to college and state wide interest groups.
  • Advocate for OER by engaging in events, conferences, and social media.
  • Develop and carry out the various grant initiatives, institutional goals, and outcomes.
  • Assist in development and implementation of policies relating to copyright, open licensing, and attribution of Creative Commons licensed materials.
  • Provide training and advocate the benefits of open licensing.

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must meet one of the following criteria. The degree must generally be from an accredited institution such as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or the equivalent.

  • Master's in library science or library and information science from an ALA accredited institution OR
  • the equivalent AND
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Note: If claiming equivalency, please complete and submit the appropriate Equivalency paperwork found at Your equivalency paperwork must be submitted as a "supplemental attachment" with the "attachment section of this application.

Desirable Qualifications
In reviewing application materials, the Hiring Committee also seeks evidence of the following:
  • Experience in and/or commitment to working with students and faculty from diverse cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, academic and disability backgrounds. (Diversity response will be completed as part of the application.)
  • Demonstrated ability to assist interdisciplinary faculty in searching, validating, and adopting Open Education Resources (OER).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students on information literacy instruction, reference, assessment, library services and collection development activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to access information via electronic information retrieval systems, online library catalogs, and the Internet.
  • Experience with web page software and demonstrated knowledge of multimedia presentation software.
  • Experience with instruction or instructional design using Learning Management Systems (Canvas, Blackboard, etc.)
  • Ability to work productively, cooperatively, and collegially.
  • Awareness of the philosophy and objectives of the Community College.
Application Procedure

  • Completed online job application
  • Diversity Statement (included within the online application).
  • Letter of Interest which addresses the desirable qualifications and presents your philosophy on how librarians can support faculty across disciplines.
  • Resume
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts of college/university work. (If transcripts are not in English, include a summary of course and grades). Official transcripts are required upon employment.
  • Equivalency document (If necessary)
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Linda Reis at (559) 730-3867 or [email protected]




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Posted: 6/15/2019
Application Due: 7/8/2019
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