Minitex is seeking a librarian who is innovative, relationship-focused, and service-oriented to develop, lead, and support an initiative to coordinate efforts around Open Education Resources (OER) and affordable content work in Minnesota and the Minitex region, as well as to contribute to cost-saving measures of Minitex cooperative purchasing services. Minitex cooperative purchasing is a long-standing program that saves libraries millions of dollars each year. OER work is newer and we are looking for someone to help us build the program.
The OEAC Librarian will work closely with Minitex colleagues as well as externally to create and expand partnerships with and between librarians, media specialists, and educators to promote open and affordable course content throughout the state. The position will lead in building and implementing the Minitex OER action plan and will help to evolve Minitex-led programs like Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project and MN Writes MN Reads. In addition, the OEAC Librarian will identify other ways that Minitex can use its network and statewide scope to contribute actively to the OER community in the region. This position will have the opportunity to be creative and innovative in statewide OER initiatives and make a broad impact on Minnesota students, citizens, and educators.
The incumbent also helps libraries save time and money on e-resources through cooperative purchasing activities as a member of the Cooperative Purchasing and E-Resources Services (CPERS) unit. In this capacity, they will lead and support collaborative acquisition and negotiation, act as a liaison between libraries and vendors on orders and renewals, and consult with libraries regarding access to and delivery of e-resources in a collaborative environment.
We offer flexibility in scheduling and hybrid work options, support for your professional development, and a welcoming work environment that emphasizes work-life balance. Our offices are located near downtown Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The area features an abundance of restaurants, coffee shops, trails, lakes, parks, and cultural institutions.
The salary minimum for this position is $58,500. Occasional travel (approximately 3-5 trips per year) within Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as to national conferences, is required.
To apply, and for the full job description, including preferred and required qualifications, visit the job post on the University of Minnesota's jobs website. If the post does not load directly, search for job ID 352427. Current University of Minnesota employees should access the post on the University's internal jobs site.