Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
University Libraries
Library Learning Services


The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian. This 12-month tenure-track position reports to the Head of Library Learning Services and will collaboratively coordinate Penn State University Libraries' initiatives to design, create, and integrate meaningful learning resources for residential, online, and blended learning environments. The successful candidate will contribute to the Library Learning Services department's goal of leading within the Libraries through learner-centered, innovative, structured, and strategic programs and to the Library Learning Services department's efforts to create inclusive, equitable, and accessible learning environments, to integrate information literacy into foundational learning experiences, and to transform teaching and learning in the Libraries and at Penn State. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity. Responsibilities and Duties: The Learning Design and Open Education Engagement Librarian will collaboratively create the strategy for and lead the design, development, use, and assessment of web-based learning objects and educational materials, including tutorials, videos, infographics, and LibGuides. You will work closely with Library Learning Services and other Libraries and University partners, including colleagues from campus and subject libraries, to consult on learning resource design and collaboratively lead a cohesive approach to integrating Libraries` learning resources into Penn State curricula in residential, online, and blended learning environments, including the integration of the Libraries` presence in Canvas, Penn State's learning management system. In order to connect the University Libraries' teaching and learning initiatives with Penn State`s larger initiatives related to open and affordable educational materials, you will work closely with Libraries' and University partners to support librarians, faculty, and instructional designers interested in creating, adapting, adopting, or otherwise supporting open and affordable course content and associated curriculum design and revision. This includes developing, implementing, and facilitating workshops and presentations on the pedagogical practices related to creating and using open educational resources and actively participating in discussions related to open and affordable course content to ensure open communication and collaboration with relevant university units. As a member of the Library Learning Services team, you will support the Libraries’ teaching, learning, and student engagement initiatives, including teaching information literacy instruction sessions as needed; participating in outreach and student engagement initiatives; and participating in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Library Learning Services mission and strategic priority areas. Additionally, you will collaborate with Library Learning Services team members to provide support, consulting, training, and communications to library faculty, staff, and units in order to enhance the instructional efficiency and learning outcomes of University Libraries. You will pursue professional development and learning opportunities to keep current on trends and developments in open pedagogy, instructional design, instructional technology, teaching, learning, and information literacy. This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant subject area combined with relevant experience; knowledge of issues, strategies, and best practices in the areas of instructional design, information literacy, assessment, pedagogy, and open educational resources; demonstrated understanding of ethical and social issues in academic and research libraries; experience collaborating with library professionals and contributing to a supportive and rewarding team culture; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects; strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; creative, energetic, and collaborative work style; excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation and teamwork skills; and ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure. The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, Digital Preservation Network, AP Trust, SPARC, CNI, the ACRL Diversity Alliance and a number of other organizations. The University Park campus is set in State College, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day's drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org. Compensation and Benefits: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Application Instructions: Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/faculty-jobs-libraries. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Rob Harris, Faculty Search Coordinator, at rch20@psu.edu.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088