Skip to main content

McIntyre Library: OER Digital Learning Librarian

Position: We seek an innovative and dynamic colleague for a tenure-track library faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. This position provides leadership for library digital learning and for library initiatives to advance affordable and open educational resources (OER) awareness and use across campus. The successful candidate will have opportunities to engage in OER professional development to develop expertise in this area. Working in a team-based environment, the OER and Digital Learning Librarian identifies instructional needs that can be addressed with digital tools. This position has primary responsibility for creating interactive online tutorials, course modules, and digital learning objects, advancing library and campus information literacy efforts. The OER and Digital Learning Librarian plays a pivotal role in advancing access to and adoption of affordable and open educational resources on campus. This faculty position delivers information literacy instruction to students, faculty, staff, and community members and provides research expertise through consultation in various formats. This position reports to the director of libraries.

This librarian will be part of a team that delivers information literacy instruction, research expertise, and excellent customer service to students, faculty, staff, and community members. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative and the ability to thrive in a changing and collaborative environment. Commitment to teaching excellence and to the University's equity, diversity, and inclusivity goals are essential. Starting salary is $56,000. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with an anticipated start date in September 2024. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library and information science program. Degree must be completed by anticipated start date. New professionals are encouraged to apply.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of experience with and interest in using a range of digital technologies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training or experience in information literacy instruction and/or active learning strategies.
  • Experience providing public services in a library setting. 
  • Recent academic coursework or experience relevant to instructional design.

Major areas of responsibility

  • Promotes campus awareness and adoption of Open and/or Affordable Educational Resources and serves on the campus Affordable Educational Resources committee.
  • Guides creation and integration of Open/Affordable Educational Resources in departments and courses.
  • Coordinates, oversees, and promotes use of the institutional repository and other open access publishing tools. 
  • Teaches in the library's information literacy program, including course-integrated instruction, individual research consultation, and optional credit-bearing course instruction.
  • Develops instructional materials and e-learning modules to support the online learning environment. 
  • Serves as liaison to assigned departments, communicating and collaborating with students, faculty, and staff to meet their information and instructional needs. 
  • Provides research consultation services. 
  • Contributes to library instructional design efforts by exploring and integrating digital techniques and tools, including online tutorials, multi-media, and other digital projects. 
  • Engages in planning, training, and staffing as part of the digital studio and makerspace teams.
  • Collaborates with library and university faculty, staff, and students to promote the digital studio and makerspace and to regularly staff both service points.
  • Serves as the library point person for issues, training, and development for use of SpringShare products, Canvas LMS, and other common digital learning tools.
  • Develops partnerships and collaborations with researchers engaged in digital scholarship. 
  • Develops partnerships and collaborations with campus and professional colleagues engaged in instructional design. 
  • Accepts and implements other duties as assigned.

Faculty responsibilities

In alignment with the Library's Departmental Evaluation Plan:

  • Participates in the library instruction program
  • Serves on appropriate library, campus, and UW System committees.
  • Pursues continued study, scholarly activities, and creative work.
  • Participates in professional and service activities.
  • Contributes to university and library equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) goals.
  • Participates in department, library, and university planning.

Department

McIntyre Library is a team-based organization consisting of 10 faculty, 17 staff, and about 30 student employees. Additionally, we work collaboratively with library staff at the UW-Eau Claire - Barron County branch campus and with colleagues at the other Universities of Wisconsin libraries. We strive to be an inclusive and student-centered organization that values excellent service, innovation, collaboration, and the importance of flexibility and fun in our work. More information at https://library.uwec.edu

University and Eau Claire community

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and among the nation's most LGBTQ+ friendly campuses. We are a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad, and strive to reflect our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The campus is known for its natural beauty, spanning a winding river and abutting a 230-acre nature area.  The growing city of Eau Claire is 90 miles east of Minneapolis, with a population of about 70,000. The area features beautiful parks and trails, including 70+ miles of bike trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts and music scene, a growing local food culture with an exceptional farmers market, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

Application Procedure

Please submit your application electronically, following the instructions found at: https://www.uwec.edu/job-postings/ . Please create an account and login prior to applying. If you do not have a registered account, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, enter your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Library: OER and Digital Learning librarian position (Job ID #20956) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will be considered complete when all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please include the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

For additional information

  • Please direct questions regarding the submission of your application to Eva Peterson peterev@uwec.edu.
  • Please direct other questions regarding the position and the search process to Robin Miller, Search & Screen Committee chair; millerob@uwec.edu  

To ensure consideration, submit your completed application by July 8, 2024. Screening may continue until the position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert