I work on a resource called PubMed Health, at the National Center for
Biotechnology Information (NCBI), a division of the US National Library of
Medicine. We're part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in
Several years ago, the NIH held a Wikipedia Academy (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Academy/NIH_2009 ). Guidelines for
participation in Wikipedia were developed for NIH staff:
The NCBI has been collaborating with WikiProject Medicine for a few
months. We're delighted that Doc James (James Heilman from Project
Medicine) and Blue Rasberry (Lane Rasberry, Wikipedian-in-Residence at
Consumer Reports) are spending most of next week with us to further both
our collaboration, and We're having meetings and edit-a-thons next week
at the NIH campus in Bethesda - but you can also register to participate
in webinars of the edit-a-thons on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning
next week, US EST. Here's our project page:
Email to register either in reply to this email or to pmhmeet(a)gmail.com
Apologies for the short notice - but we hope it's not too late to stir up
interest in participation.
(Editor, PubMed Health)
There's a library job open at Cal Poly [which is in super-beautiful San
Luis Obispo, in southern California] for someone focused on OER. I spoke to
the person who developed the position at ACRL and they are quite interested
in developing a Wikimedia project/ connection as part of it.
This could be a really super opportunity for someone interested in open
content and with a library background!
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Date: Thu, May 2, 2013 at 5:08 AM
Subject: [CODE4LIB] Job: Open Education Library Fellow (Asst. or Sr. Asst.
Librarian) at California Polytechnic State University
Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Academic
Services, this two-year temporary position offers librarians the opportunity
to shape the direction and implementation of the library's pilot open
educational resources program. The fellow will work closely with various
library units and with strategic partners including Cal Poly campus
within the CSU system and at the national level to develop programs,
processes, and services that facilitate the compilation and dissemination of
open educational resources and open content. Responsibilities include but
not limited to outreach, liaison work to the School of Education,
collection and digital resources development, and service to the campus and
Open Educational Resources
Coordinate the development of services in support of finding, assessing, and
using open educational resources. Work closely with Academic Technology and
the college librarians to support the use of open educational resources in
Cal Poly curriculum. Assess needs and opportunities for information and
in using open educational resources in curricular and co-curricular and
independent learning. Coordinate programs that share developments in open
educational resources with the Cal Poly community.
Open Digital Content
Support the library's contributions to and use of national open content
partnerships such as Hathi Trust and the Open Content Alliance, as a
designated liaison and project manager. Provide workshops and support to
library, faculty, and students on using and creating open content. Develop
share metrics that assess the value of open content. Collaborate with
Scholarship Services Librarian in outreach to encourage sharing faculty and
student work in open access venues. Provide support to students and faculty
for issues related to copyright / creative commons. Assist in developing and
managing programs that support open publishing models (e.g. faculty or
journals, open ebooks). In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship
Librarian, promote Open Access Week annually.
Serve as liaison to School of Education. Collaborate with faculty and
in the School of Education to assess and promote use of open educational
resources in STEM education. Oversee the management of the Teachers Resource
Center (TRC) in the Kennedy Library including the development of digital
services and interfaces that support the goals of the TRC.
Liaise with national, state, and regional open educational resources
initiatives and communities of practice (e.g. MERLOT, MITE, AL$, MOOCs).
Engage in professional development including research, grant writing,
presentations, attending or presenting workshops.
Participate in library programs and projects and contribute as a member of
library and campus faculties.
Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: MLS from an
ALA accredited program or masters degree in an alternative but related area;
candidates must show familiarity with issues in open education, open
textbooks, open access, and copyright; experience in project management;
experience or demonstrated skills in classroom instruction, instructional
design, pedagogy, and teaching with technology; excellent oral and written
communication skills; willingness to spend substantial time outside the
library to support faculty and students; ability to work effectively as part
of a team working with culturally diverse faculty, students, and staff;
ability to articulate a genuine enthusiasm for this
Preferred Qualifications / Skills: Professional experience
working in an academic library; demonstrated experience in new and social
media; familiarity with grant writing; experience with using web-based
technologies such as blogs, web-based learning management systems, or
Special Conditions (Staff) The person holding this position
is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and
Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
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