Edinburg, TX
Oct 13, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting NumberSRGV4691Working TitleOPEN EDUCATION LIBRARIAN (UTRGV EMPLOYEES ONLY)Number of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentUniversity LibraryFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

To facilitate Open Educational Resource (OER) adoption, adaptation, and creation at the institution through advocacy, training, outreach, organization, and collaborative efforts with faculty, students, staff, administrators, and the community of open education leaders.

Description of Duties

•Serves as a resource on OER adoption and adaption for faculty. This includes finding and assessing OER materials. Works with faculty members on promoting OER use and adoption.
•Promotes and maintains the Library’s role in Textbook Affordability Projects, including supporting faculty grants for adopting or creating OER.
•Creates and implements resources and programming for faculty, students, and staff on OERs and Open Educational Practices (OEPs).
•Builds the university library’s capacity to support open publishing through software adoption and cross-campus partnerships.
•Creates and tracks metrics for measuring the impact of OER and other textbook affordability initiatives.
•Serves as the primary university library liaison to COLTT (Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology) on issues of Open Educational Practices.
•Serves as a supporting project manager for the launch of new digital publications.
•Collaborates with colleagues in Scholarly Communications to develop documentation, policy recommendations, and to scope publishing services in accordance with University Marketing and Communications directions.
•Informs authors, editors, and other relevant stakeholders on the definition of scope and objectives for digital publishing projects and connects needs to content, structure, and features of online publications.
•Stays current on best practices to improve and document editorial workflows and processes, and author procedures for preparing and loading content into digital publishing platforms.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

Direct supervision of assigned staff.

Required Education

Master’s degree in Library Sciences or Education from an accredited university.

Preferred Education



Preferred: OER Librarianship Certification via Open Textbook Network

Required Experience

Five (5) years of experience in education, including instruction, curriculum planning, and resource evaluation. Experience creating, adapting, or evaluating open educational and open access resources.

Applicant must be a current UTRGV Employee to be eligible for this position.

Preferred Experience

Applicant currently holds a comparable position at UTRGV.


Use of standard office equipment.

Working Conditions

Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. UTRGV is a distributed institution, which requires presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.


Exceptional planning and organizational skills. Knowledge of copyright, permissions, and appropriate attribution of CC Licensed materials. Knowledge of emerging trends in Open Education, including curation, re-mixing, re-using, etc. Incorporate research strategies in OER environments, including identification, selection, and access issues (including Accessibility issues) related to content. Knowledge in grassroots, person to person as well as online interaction and community building. Ability to use and adapt to a range of technologies/software.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommesurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date10/12/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  15. Additional Document