Adjunct OER librarian - JOhn Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Posted on September 07, 2017


The John Jay College Library is seeking a librarian to assist with the college-wide OER initiative. As a library OER liaison, they will collaborate with The Teaching and Learning Center, and other College units involved in the promotion of OERs, to provide assistance to faculty in developing alternatives to textbooks. The position is part-time and the hours would be between 9am and 5pm, Monday-Friday, during Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. There is some flexibility in choosing the day and times. There is a maximum of 225 hours available per semester.


Responsibilities include: • Working with teaching faculty to choose open educational resources and library resources to aid in classroom learning. • Planning and leading workshops on open and alternative educational resources. • May involve designing, remixing, and developing open educational resources using platforms such as WordPress, CMS LibGuides, Lumen Learning, Scalar, and Open-Stax-CNX as well as other Content Management Systems (CMS). • Training faculty to use the above platforms, to search Library resources, and use other technology tools. • Coordinating with the Reference Librarians to identify open educational resources as well as library licensed resources.


Preferred Qualifications: • Experience using and/or creating OERs and OER platforms and repositories • CUNY experience

Minimum Qualifications:

• MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, or currently enrolled in an MLS/MLIS ALA accredited program • Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities to identify Library licensed resources and to instruct others in efficient searching and retrieval of Library licensed content, and to effectively use a variety of computer software programs. Skilled in using web and media based technologies for education such as but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite applications, HTML, WordPress, Google DRIVE and Widget applications. Working with a wide range of multimedia software including audio, video hosting services such as Vimeo, or YouTube, web, Screencast-O-Matic, animation, photographs and social media and the ability to customize packaged software. Awareness of open access publishing and licensing and copyright issues. • Experience designing and offering educational workshops targeting classroom faculty. • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment. The ability to prioritize and meet deadlines and apply critical thinking skills to various technologies.


COmpensation covered by union contract.


West 59th Street, NY NY 10019.


To Apply

To express your interest, please send a resume, with a short cover letter and the names and contact information of two references to, Prof. Ellen Sexton at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Company Information

Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 west 59th Street, New York NY 10019

Contact Information

Ellen Sexton [email protected]