Library Intern, Open Educational Resources

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 18, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Library Intern, Open Educational Resources
Job Type:
Job Number: 2015-1602741
Location: CA 94556, CA
Department: Library
Closing: 2/26/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

This position is a paid, part-time, remote internship for Spring 2021 at Saint Mary's College of California. This position will support the Open Textbook Grant, which will provide Saint Mary's College faculty the opportunity to review or adopt an open textbook for their courses. The intern will report to the Systems and Digital Initiatives Librarian.

This is an opportunity for an MLIS student interested in academic librarianship, equity, and open educational resources to get hands-on work with a new faculty outreach initiative and mentoring from academic librarians.


  • Aid Saint Mary's College faculty and library staff in conducting research related to Open Educational Resources, such as finding relevant open textbooks, contacting rightsholders, and compiling research on the benefits of open educational resources
  • Maintain resources collected through research using Google Docs and other software
  • Schedule trainings and meetings with faculty cohort
  • Design and analyze surveys for program evaluation
  • Maintain faculty scholarship relevant to the grant and update institutional repository
  • Weekly check-ins with supervisor

  • Required Knowledge and Skills
  • Basic knowledge of library practices and principles
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Willingness to learn new software
  • Ability to work independently
  • Current enrollment in an MLIS program

  • Experience and Qualifications


  • Interest or experience in Open Access (OA) and Open Educational Resources (OERs)

  • Supplemental Information
    Supplemental Information Application Instructions: Please apply online at
    Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College:

  • A resume & cover letter
  • The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  • In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

  • Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

    College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, and gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

    Saint Mary's College annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Saint Mary's College Report, please go to the Public Safety website at To request a paper copy please call Public Safety at (925) 631-4284. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

    Please apply online at


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