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Job Desc.-YSU Director Electronic Textbook Center

Job Desc.-YSU Director Electronic Textbook Center

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Youngstown State University is seeking a founding director for the open access electronic textbook center. Feel free to pass this on to any interested parties.
Youngstown State University is seeking a founding director for the open access electronic textbook center. Feel free to pass this on to any interested parties.

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Published by: Mark C. Vopat on Sep 08, 2010
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Job DescriptionTitle:
Director, Electronic Textbook Center
Maag Library
Job Summary:
Develops and leads a program and operational unit to support faculty and staff in creatingelectronic textbooks and other digital educational resources. Defines permanent andtemporary positions (as positions are funded and approved) and fully supervises thosepositions. Participates in state, national and, when appropriate, international efforts in thedeveloping field of electronic textbooks / educational resources and, in particular, “OpenTextbooks” and “Open Educational Resources.” Provides strategic and tactical supportin these areas to authors, especially within YSU and YSU-designated partnerships.Provides leadership on the instructional use of such educational resources in the serviceof institutional efforts supporting affordable and pedagogically effective learningresources.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
Promotes the development and use of Open Educational Resources on the YSU campus.Leads the YSU ETC Advisory Board,
made up of involved faculty and administrators.With the Board, plans strategic and tactical objectives of the unit and ensures that theactivities of the unit work to strengthen the University’s strategic and tactical educationalgoals. Promotes the
adoption of Open Educational Resources on the YSU campus.Continually assesses open educational resources and those provided under traditionalcommercial licenses to optimize the mix serving YSU students.
Supervises professional, classified, and/or student staff positions (staffing to bedeveloped over the next 18 months but conceived as two permanent, full-time,professional and/or classified at present) utilizing both hard and soft funding sources asavailable. Defines positions, hires, trains, assigns duties, and evaluates the performanceof staff.Participates in state, national and, when appropriate, international efforts in thedevelopment and use of electronic textbook and/or educational resources. Pays particularattention to developments in “Open Textbook” and/or “Open Educational Resources”initiatives. Maintains awareness of developing standards and protocols for the creation,storage, and distribution of same. Acts as the campus authority on these issues anddisseminates information among members of the academic community and with externalconstituencies.
Acts as the YSU Campus authority on rights management related to publishing andespecially Creative Commons Licensing. Provides support to authors in the managementof their content. Works with YSU Legal counsel as necessary.Develops and manages an effective service and support program for electronic authors.Provides guidance on conceptual, technical, and practical issues related to thedevelopment and dissemination of open educational resources. Assesses service qualityand makes modifications in response to results. Provides technical support whennecessary; develops and maintains person skills to provide such support, especially inareas such as structured XML and HTML5.Works with other Maag and YSU technical staff to ensure the proper management,security, archiving, and accessibility of digital educational resources.Writes or participates in grant writing activities for the Electronic Textbook Center or forspecific authored projects. Participates
in fund-raising activities for the Center.Gathers data, provides analysis, and generates reports as necessary and/or required.
 Performs other related duties as assigned.
 Administrative and functional supervision is exercised over professional and/or classifiedstaff, student assistants, interns and volunteers.
Executive Director
 Advanced degree beyond BA/BS; Instructional experience at the post-secondary level.
Demonstrated experience in the creation of open educational resources, such as learningmodules and/or electronic textbooks.

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