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Open Education Resources (OER) Specialist
Library - HLIB
Full-Time Staff

The Open Education Resources (OER) Specialist is responsible for providing reference and research services to all members of the AACC community. The OER Specialist works with faculty and other library staff to increase use of OERs at AACC. This includes researching and reviewing OERs, alerting faculty to the availability of OERs in their discipline, and tracking adoption of OERs at AACC.

  • Teach students and other library patrons to effectively and ethically identify and use information resources and tools, promoting and reinforcing information literacy concepts in every transaction, face-to-face, via telephone or email, virtual reference software or social media. Conduct a reference interview to assess the patron's need, develop search strategies, interpret search results and cite sources correctly. Respond to questions about library materials and services, and college services and events. Provide directional assistance to locations in the library and throughout the college. 
  • Initiate and manage projects to assess and evaluate OERs in support of the college curriculum. Research OERs  in support of the work of faculty, staff, college groups and administrators, as requested, producing bibliographies, annotations, web based guides, etc. Monitor and document OER implementation across the institution. Ensure faculty awareness of OERs in their subject area.
  • Initiate, research, design and execute thematic exhibits highlighting library materials and services and promoting college programs, events and curricula, perhaps in collaboration with faculty and college staff. Create posters, handouts, web guides, and bibliographies supporting the displays.
  • Assist library users with basic technical troubleshooting of software and hardware issues.
  • Special duties may include: data collection, analysis and reporting; committee service; operations oversight in the absence of the supervisor; opening and closing of service area.

Bachelor's degree; two to five years of relevant experience; excellent oral and interpersonal skills including effective listening skills; ability to write clearly and effectively; ability to deal tactfully and effectively with students, faculty, staff and the public; ability to work with minimal supervision with attention to accuracy, details, and deadlines; excellent customer service skills; ability to handle multiple priorities with frequent interruptions; demonstrated knowledge of traditional and online reference tools; proficiency in current office technology including Microsoft, Google, etc.

Experience with open education resources (OER); experience as a member of a team; demonstrated teaching ability; experience in library collection development; experience with graphics and web production software; experience with virtual reference; Master's Degree in Library Science

Monday - Thursday, 2 - 10, Friday 10-6
Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
•AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.