Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

IUPUI University Library, soon to be the IU Indianapolis University Library, seeks an Open Publishing Librarian to join its Center for Digital Scholarship (Center) in supporting researchers across the research lifecycle. This position is responsible for the management and maintenance of the institutional repository and open journal publishing program. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of scholarly communication issues within higher education and experience in supporting open dissemination of research. This is a tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024.

The Open Publishing Librarian reports to the Director of the Center and works closely with colleagues within the Center and across the Library to support the open dissemination of research. The Center is a highly collaborative and motivated group of individuals focused on changing IUPUI’s culture to adopt more open access knowledge practices through a variety of initiatives, services, and advocacy work.

Ranked among the top 100 most innovative schools by U.S. News and World Report, IUPUI is an urban research and health sciences campus with 18 degree-granting schools and more than 450 academic programs. Located in downtown Indianapolis, a multicultural and affordable mid-sized city, the campus serves more than 29,000 students.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence.

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be someone interested in collaborating with others, flexible in their approach to solving problems, and with a desire to learn. There are multiple paths toward success in this position and each may look slightly different depending on the successful candidate’s interests and experience. We encourage you to communicate how your skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. University Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and encourages candidates who are committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.


  • Serve as the library’s coordinator for the institutional repository and open access journal publishing program
  • Support compliance with the IUPUI Open Access Policy
  • Serve as library’s resource person for questions related to the institutional repository, open journals, and open routes for research dissemination generally
  • Collaborate with Center librarians and staff on projects and initiatives that advance open access to knowledge created by IUPUI researchers
  • Supervise 1-2 FTE staff and/or student employees who support scholarly communication services
  • Support the shared work of the Center

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or an equivalent degree
  • Experience with digital publishing tools (e.g., DSpace, OJS)
  • Broad knowledge of scholarly communication issues within higher education
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated ability to solve emerging and sometimes ambiguous problems
  • Commitment to open knowledge, open access, or open research practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior supervisory experience
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and other campus stakeholders
  • Understanding of issues associated with intellectual property and copyright in an academic setting

About IUPUI and University Library

IUPUI, an urban-serving institution with a mission and a vision focused on both diversity and community engagement, has been the recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from Insight into Diversity (the nation’s oldest higher education diversity publication) for twelve consecutive years. The campus has been recognized in recent years by Forbes Magazine as the #3 best employer for women in the state among universities, and the #4 best employer for diversity in Indiana. University Library is a Power of Libraries award winner and home to numerous award-winning professionals.

University Library is looking for librarians who will support our commitment to engage with the wider educational community through performance, professional development and service that are inclusive of the rich diversity of our campus and our city. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

Compensation and Application

The minimum salary is $57,000, with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 10 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to a Fidelity Investments retirement plan. A start-up package includes $10,000 for moving and ongoing professional development expenses.

Deadline for applications is April 15, 2024. The position is available no sooner than July 1, 2024. Please forward a CV, contact information for four references (include name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) and a letter of application discussing your ability to advance the library’s Strategic Priorities, and the individual strengths you will bring to the position. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to University Library Human Resources Specialist Joycelynn Marshall at the following email address: