Affordable Course Content Librarian

at University of Kentucky (view profile)
Published February 23, 2023
Location Lexington, Kentucky
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency The minimum salary for a Librarian IV is $57,000 and for a Librarian III is $62,500.
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University of Kentucky Libraries
Affordable Course Content Librarian
Recently embarking on a historic $2.1 billion comprehensive campaign, the University of Kentucky set an ambitious path to be a destination for students, scholars, and healthcare providers to forge new discoveries and arrive at world-class outcomes. University of Kentucky Libraries is vital to fulfilling the goals of enhancing and expanding the university’s research enterprise, and we are looking for a faculty librarian to be the Affordable Course Content Librarian. The Affordable Course Content Librarian will be responsible for providing support and assessment of the Libraries’ open educational resources (OER) and affordable course content initiative. This position will design and provide workshops and events related to OER and open pedagogy. Additionally, this position will serve as a liaison to academic departments.
The University of Kentucky Libraries’ guiding principle is Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This principle informs all aspects of our work and requires all library personnel to actively consider and address barriers that permeate institutional structures and systems. Viewing our work through this EDI lens, we are committed to building collections, enhancing services, and providing spaces that reflect and support individuals with diverse perspectives and abilities.
  • Provides support and assessment of the Libraries’ OER and affordable course content initiative.
  • Works with faculty to discover, adopt, adapt, and create OER and/or identifies library resources that could impact course content affordability.
  • Collaborates with campus partners to develop workshops and events, in-person and virtual, related to OER and open pedagogy.
  • Maintains currency on trends, best practices, and scholarship related to OER.
  • Provides in-depth, specialized research consultations for students, faculty, and visiting scholars.
  • Serves as liaison to and actively develops professional relationships with faculty, researchers, and students in assigned disciplines.
  • Leads course-based library instruction for assigned departments and partners with instructors to integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
  • Participates in faculty governance and other shared leadership opportunities.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree for an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of a relevant advanced degree and experience.
  • Experience or knowledge related to OER, open pedagogy, and open licensing.
  • Ability to meet the requirements of tenure-track position through research, publication, and/or professional engagement.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in planning and providing workshops and/or information literacy instruction.
As a member of the UKL faculty, this position participates in planning, shared governance, and UK Libraries-wide faculty activities. This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure eligible position in the Librarian Title Series (open rank) which requires scholarship, professional development, and service that contributes to the effectiveness of UK Libraries, the university, and the profession as outlined in Administrative Regulation 2:7 ( Your Distribution of Effort (DOE) range: Primary assignment: 70-80%, Service/Prof. development and scholarship 20-30% and is reviewed at minimum annually each year. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The minimum salary for a Librarian IV is $57,000 and for a Librarian III is $62,500.
Position is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track eligible position. All career levels are encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Recently recognized as one of the best employers in higher education by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked among America’s Best Employers and Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes Magazine, the University of Kentucky strives to create an environment where all staff and faculty are embraced and supported. Employees are offered a wide array of excellent benefit options and more information is available at: Library tenure-track faculty are also eligible to receive a generous relocation allowance, start-up funding for research, and annual professional development/travel funds.
The University of Kentucky is a public, land grant university of approximately 32,000 students, 3,500 faculty, and 15,000 staff dedicated to improving people’s lives through excellence in education, research and creative work, service, and health care. With over 200 academic programs across sixteen colleges and professional schools, the University plays a critical leadership role by promotion diversity, inclusion, economic development, and human well-being. Located in the beautiful bluegrass region of central Kentucky, the University of Kentucky Libraries includes the main William T. Young Library, Medical Center Library, Special Collections Research Center, Fine Arts Library, Education Library, Lexmark Library, and Science & Engineering Library. Combined library holdings total more than four million volumes. The system has a faculty of 55 and a support and professional staff of 85. UK Libraries currently uses the Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems. UK Libraries memberships include the Association of Research Libraries, LYRASISASERL, and the Center for Research Libraries. UK is a regional depository for government publications.
To apply, interested applicants must complete a UK Online Academic Profile at
 and attach two documents:
• Curriculum vitae
• Cover letter
Please include contact information for three references when prompted in the application. We ask that one of the references be your current supervisor. Please note, the current supervisor will only be contacted if you are selected for a final round of interviews on campus.
If you have any questions, contact H/R employment, phone (859) 257-9555, press 2.
Applications will be reviewed beginning March 10th and continue until the position is filled which we look the position to start on or after July 1st.