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OER Librarian, Bentley University (Waltham)

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Library, the Senior Librarian, Open Educational Resources (OER) builds relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support teaching, learning, and research. The OER Librarian develops strategies for increasing the use of open educational resources, and alternative textbook and course material solutions at Bentley University. The Librarian will advocate for OER adoption with faculty, develop relationships with campus partners to promote student success, and assess the impact on the Library’s equity efforts. 

The successful candidate will be a creative, innovative, and self-motivated individual who has outstanding customer service skills, and demonstrates excellent communication, organization, and time management. 

Essential Duties

-Support faculty, staff, and students with services, outreach, and instruction related to scholarly communication and publishing, including: copyright fair use and permissions; author rights; licensing; information policy; affordable course content, such as open educational resources
-Consult with faculty, researchers, and students regarding OER and copyright-related research needs
-Monitor and report on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, public access to research and data, and the latest developments in OER
-Develop methods for assessing and reporting impact, effectiveness, and relevance of OER adoption
-Strategize with Library Director on how to advance OER adoption on campus and promote its usage through outreach efforts
-Primary contact for Scholars @ Bentley, institutional repository for the intellectual output of Bentley University
-Pursue professional development opportunities in support of the library and its OER related initiatives
-Represent Bentley Library as a member of the BLC’s Open Educational Resources Community of Interest to support and expand the use of open educational resources across the BLC member libraries


Minimum Requirements

-MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution, with 2-5 years in an academic setting
-Experience with any of the following: institutional repositories, Open Educational Resources, Open Access, scholarly communication, academic publishing, information and resource evaluation, learning assessment, reference and research support
-Proficiency in coordinating and managing projects in academic libraries (e.g., OER, information literacy, scholarly communication)
-Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students

Preferred Requirements

-Understand copyright, open licensing, fair use, author rights, archiving rights, and how to apply and interpret Creative Commons licenses
-Experience working with or managing digital repository platforms, such as Digital Commons
-Experience using educational technologies in an academic setting
-Working knowledge of making documents, websites, and media ADA-accessible

Work Environment

-Typical office setting with extensive sitting and computer work
-Ability to travel around campus for meetings and other work related events

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$75,000.00  / year

Closing Date

Position open until filled.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter at


2023-05-15 |  Quick link to this job