LIBRARY POSITION RE-OPENED: OER & EMERGING TECHNOLOGY LIBRARIAN

The library has just re-posted a tenure-track faculty position to the ISU hiring site for the OER and Emerging Technology Librarian in the Systems Department. The posting is active and electronic applications are being received.  For a complete position description, including qualifications, see http://jobs.indstate.edu

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received after JANUARY 26, 2019 cannot be ensured full consideration.

So, what are we up to in the OER movement? Visit our general LibGuide  and our OERs for Language Instruction

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has an open Tenure Track Faculty position, OER and Emerging Technology Librarian. Join an exciting campus community. We recently completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been recognized among top universities by Forbes, the Princeton Review the Washington Monthly and U.S. News and World Report – designated a “Best in the Midwest” for fourteen consecutive years by Princeton Review. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the “Indiana Community of the Year” award. Just announced December 12, our MBA program has been ranked #6th best-administered nationally by The Princeton Review 2019.

The Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 13,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including about 1.5 million items in our collection including 300,000 e-books and 93,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections hosts the Wabash Valley Visions and Voices Digital Memory Project, curates Sycamore Scholars, a digital archive of scholarly works created by students, staff, and faculty at Indiana State University, and houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math and Writing Center, the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, and the Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves.

Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 125 events that attracted 26,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of Indiana State University.

OER and Emerging Technology Librarian: 12-month tenure-track position that designs and works with open educational resources (OER), web applications, social media, and mobile interfaces.

The OER and Emerging Technologies Librarian identifies, implements, and evaluates current and emerging technologies for the delivery of library services, with a special focus on social networking applications, mobile services, and instructional technologies; plans, develops and evaluates the Cunningham Memorial Library website; and works with the Research/Instruction faculty to ensure that Library’s instructional resources are easy to use.

This librarian will provide leadership and responsibilities in the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that further the library’s mission and increase and enhance access to library resources and services; work with users to improve access to Library technology services through outreach and instruction and make recommendations to improve online access; track changes in technology, resource platforms, and related tools that impact library users as well as use social media and other online communication tools to ensure that changes in technology are well advertised to the entire university community.

The OER and Emerging Technologies Librarian is responsible for college-wide administrative support of Indiana State University’s OER initiatives, with emphasis on professional development, identification of OER course content and overall support for adoption of OER. This librarian will charged with the creation and curation of OER content at ISU.

As part of the Systems department team, the person in this position will provide assistance to students and others in the wider community to ensure full access to library technology services, as well as coordinate work with other Library units to fulfill the mission of the Library and the University. T

his librarian will be expected to progress successfully along the tenure and promotion track and participate fully as a member of the library faculty.

Reports directly to the Chair of the Systems Department.

Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff. For more information, please see https://jobs.indstate.edu

Sept. 25: Melissa Gustafson Presenting on OER for FCTE – t-o-d-a-y

Open Educational Resources Workshop (OER)

Tuesday, September 25th from 2-3 p.m. in the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence

Are you looking for a new textbook? Is your current textbook not addressing everything you would like? Do you have trouble even finding a textbook? If so, Open Educational Resources (OERs) might be a good option for your classroom.  OERs are learning materials available for free online, and ISU has a program to help you find them, evaluate them, and implement them in your course.  Come to this quick session to learn more.  All instructors welcome.  A stipend will be available to qualifying instructors for participating in the program.  Light refreshments will be served.  An RSVP is appreciated (Melissa.Gustafson@indstate.edu) but not required.  Melissa Gustafson, Electronic Resources Librarian,  will be the facilitator.

See our Guides:

 

Feb. 18 & 19: Use Open Educational Resources

Learn. Adapt. Create. OER. Interested in earning some extra money, AND help your students succeed?

Open Educational Resources (OER) may be what you are looking for. Attend one of our workshops, and learn how you can transform your course using freely available OERs. Workshops are open for all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included. Light refreshments will be served. Emerging Technology Librarian, Heather Rayl, continues to promote the use of open educational resources (OER). Two sessions this week in HMSU 407:

February 18 or February 19, 2015

3:00 pm4:30 pm

HMSU 407

Contact: OER Workshops – 812-2372150 – Heather.Rayl@indstate.edu

FIND OUT LOTS MORE! http://libguides.indstate.edu/OER

Library Awarded IMLS Leadership Grant

Indiana State University Library through its membership in the MetaArchive Cooperative digital preservation network is a research partner for a newly awarded IMLS Leadership Grant: “Preservation & Curation of ETD Research Data & Complex Digital Objects.” Kayla Siddell in her capacity as data curation librarian will represent Cunningham Memorial Library in this important work.

From the grant narrative:

The Educopia Institute, in partnership with University of North Texas, and in concert with the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), HBCU Alliance, bepress, ProQuest, and the libraries of Virginia Tech, University of Tennessee, Purdue, Carnegie Mellon, Oregon State, Penn State, Morehouse, University of Louisville, and Indiana State propose a two-year project to improve ETD policies and practices around research data and complex digital object management nationally. The project will answer the question: How will institutions ensure the longevity and availability of ETD research data and complex digital objects (e.g., software, multimedia files) that comprise an integral component of student theses and dissertations?

This project will coalesce, refine, and shift the knowledge accumulation out of its campus or regional contexts and build upon it to create more generalized yet adaptable guidance documentation, shared curation technologies, and corresponding training materials that can be adopted broadly by ETD/IR stakeholders. To document needs and practices across all tiers of higher education, including smaller, less-endowed institutions, the project will conduct descriptive studies (surveys, interviews, and focus groups) and technical analyses (environmental scan, inventory, gap analysis and functional requirements).

The project includes structural and strategic evaluation and outcome measurement activities. These include engaging an Evaluator to advise on data gathering methods and design implementation evaluations; input from the Project Steering Committee and Project Advisory Group; and Partner Site Evaluations followed by a four month Public Review period to gather qualitative and qualitative data on fit-to-purpose, effectiveness, and areas requiring improvement. Feedback will guide refinements in the deliverables.

Sept. 25 & Oct. 1: Open educational resources workshops

Learn how to incorporate free open educational resources into your courses. Stipends are available for faculty who want to explore this exciting opportunity. Workshops are open to all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included.

Learn. Adapt. Create. OER.

Interested in earning some extra money, and help your students succeed? Open Educational Resources (OER) may be what you are looking for. Attend one of our workshops, and learn how you can transform your course using freely available OERs. Workshops are open for all teaching faculty – instructors and lecturers included. Light refreshments will be served.

September 25, 2014 – 3:30 p.m. @HMSU 407

October 1, 2014 – 3:30 p.m. @ HMSU 321

http://libguides.indstate.edu/OpenAccess

When: September 25, 2014 or October 1, 2014

Starts at: 3:30 pm    Ends at: 4:30 pm

Where: For 9/25 – HMSU 407; for 10/1 – HMSU 321

Contact:
Heather Rayl, Emerging Technology Librarian – 812-237-2150
Heather.Rayl@indiana.edu