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Job Opening (Oregon): Open Access and Government Information Librarian


Open Access and Government Information Librarian

An interesting job for a professional librarian who wants to learn a lot and live in Oregon. It is a tenure-track position with a 9-month academic year. Apply by January 31, 2021:

The Open Access and Government Information Librarian provides expert guidance to campus faculty in finding and using Open Educational Resources (OERs) and other open access information resources and data repositories. In addition, the librarian in this position is responsible for the selection, organization and promotion of U.S. federal government materials, the Oregon state depository collection, and the map collection. The Open Access and Government Information Librarian supervises all activities within the Government Information department of Hannon Library and collaborates with department members to ensure the effective delivery of user services, including reference, instruction, collection management, and the further development of the library’s Bioregion Collection….” [Link to full job description and application.]

And for those who are aspiring librarians and wondering what classes to take or certificates to acquire, or for people who think they know what librarian skill sets that are required nowadays, here is a list of this particular job’s requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:
“ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science.
A second master’s degree or in the process of completing a second master’s degree. (Successful applicant must complete the second master’s degree to achieve tenure and promotion.)
1+ years successful teaching experience preferably in an academic or research library.
Strong public service orientation with the ability to interact effectively with faculty, students, staff, and the public
Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and work effectively and creatively both independently and in a collaborative and collegial environment.
Comprehensive knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program and experience with accessing government information.
Documented evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly activities.
Demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse population.
Experience in providing reference services.
Experience with recent developments in OERs and other open access resources
Commitment to professional growth and development in librarianship, particularly in the areas of government information and open access resources.
Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
“Two or more years of professional experience in an academic library.
Three or more years of experience as a reference librarian.
Supervisory experience.
Experience cataloging government documents
Background in currently needed subject areas such as Native American studies, political science, visual and performing arts, or the sciences.
Experience creating electronic research guides and video tutorials.
Knowledge of emerging technologies and their applications for government information resources and services and open access resources.
Experience working on a digitizing project.
Understanding of digital geospatial data.
FDLP Coordinator Certificate or Certificate in OER Librarianship

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