July 13, 2021

Library Publishing Directory Questionnaire

Complete this questionnaire by September 13, 2021 to be considered for inclusion in the 2022 Library Publishing Directory, published by the Library Publishing Coalition.

A version of the Directory will be openly available online. The questionnaire takes between 30 and 45 minutes to complete. You can save your progress and return later, but we recommend previewing the questions  before you begin. If your library has had an entry in a previous edition of the Directory, you should have received an email with instructions on how to update it. Email with questions.

July 6, 2021

Institutional Repository Librarian

  • San Francisco State University
  • San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University’s J. Paul Leonard Library is a busy, teaching-oriented institution supporting a community of 25,000 students as well as faculty and staff. Our campus is part of the 23-campus California State University system, and we are seeking applications for an Institutional Repository Librarian who will work collaboratively with other librarians and staff across the system to operationalize the CSU-wide institutional repository, ScholarWorks. Additionally, the Institutional Repository Librarian will liaise with our campus community to promote ScholarWorks to students and faculty and provide related guidance on topics such as web accessibility and copyright.

Responsibilities include:
• Serving as the primary ScholarWorks campus project manager for San Francisco State University, to include active participation in CSU-wide decision making on metadata practices, systemwide policies, and platform design.
• Developing local workflows and best practices for collecting, ingesting, and preserving the research and creative works of our students and faculty, in partnership with staff in the Library’s Digital Scholarship Center.
• Providing guidance to the Division of Graduate Studies and academic departments on web accessibility expectations for student works, with a particular focus on theses, dissertations, and capstone projects.
• Promoting self-archiving in ScholarWorks to faculty, advocating for the retention of author rights, and serving as a resource for copyright questions.
• Troubleshooting technical issues and communicating these to Chancellor’s Office staff to help inform the development process.
• Creating public-facing user documentation and outreach materials.
• Participating collegially in the collaborative development, implementation, assessment, and improvement of library resources, services, policies, and procedures.

• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
Several of the following competencies are derived from the NASIG Core Competencies for Scholarly Communication Librarians.
• Knowledge of and experience with publishing platforms (open source preferred)
• Knowledge of and experience with the full life cycle of publishing, including copyright, author agreements, and publisher self-archiving policies.
• Knowledge of and experience with accessibility best practices for digital documents.
• Possess a basic knowledge of relevant metadata schemata.
• Experience with technical troubleshooting and providing user platform support.
• Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
• Strong commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work effectively and collegially with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Rank and Salary
Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Time base is up to full-time.

Submit a letter of intent/interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Elizabeth Detrich, Personnel Coordinator: Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.
San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Library’s Personnel Coordinator, Liz Detrich, at

June 9, 2021

Senior Software Developer: Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

  • California Digital Library (CDL)

The Role

As a senior level applications programmer in the Publishing, Archives, and Digitization (PAD) group at the California Digital Library, this position will join a team that is responsible for the design and maintenance of a diverse portfolio of web-based applications and services (deployed in Amazon Web Services) that support the publishing, research, and learning activities of UC faculty, students, staff, and the  general public.  Working with product managers, the tech lead, other developers, and campus partners, the individual will lead technical projects to assess and implement external tools and platforms, develop new features for existing services, analyze and fix bugs that occur on production systems, and take ownership of the operations for specific components of our systems.

The technical team consists of collaborative generalists and problem solvers who work across the stack. In addition to joining the immediate PAD team, this position will also be part of a community of colleagues across all CDL program areas.

You will:

  • Help expand open access to the knowledge and research created by the UC academic community, and managed by the UC Libraries and partner cultural heritage institutions throughout the state of California
  • Design, build, and maintain complex systems that interface with all UC campuses, units, and labs
  • As an application owner for third party software, coordinate support with vendor team and CDL product managers
  • Lead development of new systems and components as assigned
  • Evaluate new technologies, standards, and practices for potential impact on products, services, and operations; champion adoption as appropriate

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training and minimum of 5 years experience in software development
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Skills to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Experience with enterprise scale systems, such as directory services or human resources systems, in a distributed or federated environment.
  • Experience working with a vendor-hosted software product, including application administration level responsibilities
  • Demonstrated Relational Database Management Systems skills; able to design and modify database schema
  • Demonstrated skill in providing advanced support to technical contacts and non-technical colleagues

Compensation & benefits:

  • Health Care, Dental, Vision
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • UC Retirement System, 403(b), 457(b),
  • Academic work environment / 40-hour work week
  • Remote work okay

Our organization

The California Digital Library (CDL) is a collaborative effort of the ten campuses of the University of California. As a UC systemwide library, CDL provides services to and on behalf of the UC system in partnership with the UC campus libraries. As a globally-connected digital library, CDL occupies a unique position between the local UC campuses and the global digital library infrastructure. The primary user base for CDL services and programs includes UC faculty, students, and library staff. The CDL is a unit within the UC Office of the President, has a staff of 70+ and is located in downtown Oakland.

The Publishing, Archives, and Digitization Group develops and maintains production services that enable robust access to the unique digital assets of the University of California and beyond. The Publishing team provides the University of California scholarly community with innovative digital publication and distribution opportunities through the development of advanced technologies and creative partnerships. The Archives team supports collaboration between libraries, archives, and museums throughout the State of California to provide access to a world class digital collection that serves an array of end users, from researchers and scholars to students and the general public.  The Digitization team coordinates UC’s engagement with mass and local digitization efforts, specifically with Google Books and HathiTrust.

CDL welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals from underrepresented groups. CDL seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

May 5, 2021

Publishing Services Specialist

  • Virginia Tech
  • Blacksburg, VA

Job Description: The University Libraries at Virginia Tech seeks a full-time Publishing Services Specialist with a passion for project management and an eagerness to grow with the latest trends and best practices in digital-first, open access publishing. As a member of the Virginia Tech Publishing team, the Publishing Services Specialist will play an important role in the day-to-day publishing activities including managing a wide range of digital publishing projects to completion. Essential to the position is a detail-oriented workstyle, an ability to multitask, and a desire to work closely with library colleagues as well as faculty and students from across the Virginia Tech community.
Required Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate work with faculty, staff, and students in sustaining today’s evolving digital publishing service environments, ensuring the quality, integrity, and curation of digital information.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving
  • Strong computer literacy skills including fluency with basic office tools (Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro, and Google products); willingness to learn new tools and technologies
  • Experience in an academic environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a humanities or social science field
  • Knowledge of library systems and technologies
  • Knowledge of publishing trends, issues, and strategies as well as current digital publishing technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Copy editing experience; knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience using InDesign or other design software

Employment Conditions:

  • Must have background Check
How to apply for this job: Applications must be submitted online at
Employee Category: Regular, University Staff, Full-time
Pay Range: $35,000-$37,000 dependent on qualifications and experience
Department: Library
Work Location: Blacksburg, VA
Review Date: May 10, 2021

April 14, 2021

Publishing & Open Access Librarian

  • William & Mary Libraries
  • Williamsburg, VA

Position Summary

At William & Mary Libraries we believe access to information is a human right.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of William & Mary by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs. They participate in Library- and campus-wide committees and in professional activities outside of W&M, and they monitor developments and best practices in academic librarianship.

The Publishing & Open Access  Librarian will cultivate partnerships with academic units across campus, lead and perform advocacy and outreach to the campus community in support of open access and scholarly publishing initiatives and advance the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content.  They will champion our institutional repository, encourage self-archiving, and connect the importance of open access with global research impact.

The Publishing & Open Access  Librarian will regularly convene colleagues to discuss library goals and topics related to scholarly publishing, data management, open and affordable course content, and make recommendations, share decisions, and ensure that information is communicated widely.  They will work closely with library colleagues to ensure coordinated and efficient handling of all aspects of scholarly communications and open access services, making changes as necessary.  Most importantly, candidates should have a great capacity for leadership in new and emerging areas related to scholarly communications and publishing.

The Publishing & Open Access Librarian reports to the Associate Dean for Research & Public Services of William and Mary Libraries.  They will serve on the Public Services Leadership Council along with other department heads in public services, which encompasses research, instruction, liaison services, media center, circulation, reserves, inter-library loan, and branch libraries.  This position will be encouraged to participate in relevant professional development opportunities. We are eager to work with people who will learn, experiment, innovate, and communicate effectively with their colleagues.

Specific responsibilities include:
•Developing strong relationships with library liaisons, faculty and academic departments to build institutional repository content;
•Creating and leading education and outreach workshops related to scholarly communication, open access, copyright and author rights and data management to the campus community;
•Developing metrics, collecting and analyzing data. Preparing and presenting clear & relevant reports and presentations that document the use and outcomes of scholarly communication and open access efforts;
•Serving as a campus expert on the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content.

Required Qualifications

•ALA accredited master’s degree in library and information science (conferred prior to appointment);
•Several years of professional  experience;
•Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with faculty, administration, library colleagues and external audiences;
•Demonstrated knowledge of trends, resources, and services related to open and affordable course content, open access and scholarly publishing;
•Experience advising on issues related to copyright and authors’ rights;
•Experience with project management;
•Strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience consulting on data management plans;
•Experience with publishing platforms such as Digital Commons, Hyku.

Advertised Pay Range

$65,000-$80,000, Commensurate with Experience

March 17, 2021

Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • Boston College
  • Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Libraries are seeking a knowledgeable, collaborative, and creative individual to develop and further our scholarly communications initiatives. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be an active member in a cohort of academic support teams in the Libraries, which includes Digital Scholarship, Educational Initiatives and Collections. Boston College is committed to incorporating principles of openness and maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record throughout our Library services and across campus.

The successful candidate will have experience advising on issues of copyright, scholarly identity, and open access publishing. This position plays a leading role in a number of library systems and initiatives, including Boston College’s institutional repository, digital publishing platforms, ORCID adaptation, and distribution of open access funds. Strong communication skills are required, with the ability to listen, understand and provide advice on complex problems, and proficiency working with diverse groups of students and faculty is essential. This position will work extensively with library, teaching, and research staff across campus, identifying areas of need and creating programming and instructional support in areas including but not limited to electronic theses and dissertations, reuse of materials in online teaching, course reserves and digital publishing.

This position requires a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and a clear understanding of scholarly communications principles and practices, copyright, and the needs of academic teaching and research. Preferred qualifications include experience and demonstrated engagement with any of the activities, systems and programs named here.

We expect finalists for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a culture that is respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive, as is central to the mission of the BC Libraries and rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice.

March 11, 2021

Assistant Professor, tenure track – Digital Publishing Librarian

  • Adelphi University Libraries
  • Garden City, NY

Adelphi University Libraries is seeking a forward-thinking and enterprising information professional for the position of Digital Publishing Librarian. This newly created position will play a key role in expanding the ongoing efforts of Adelphi Libraries to provide innovative and professional scholarly support to Adelphi faculty, students and community members.

The Digital Publishing Librarian will lead the development and implementation of the library’s digital publishing initiatives, coordinating and delivering a robust program of scholarly communications and research dissemination services in support of learning, teaching and research at Adelphi.

Central to this work is engaging with faculty, students, and other stakeholders across the university to develop productive partnerships, promote greater awareness of the library’s digital publishing initiatives, and provide instruction, training and guidance on significant developments and emerging issues related to the changing scholarly publishing landscape. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries.

February 19, 2021

Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax VA

George Mason University Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented individual to join a team of educators and service providers supporting George Mason faculty, researchers, students, and staff with needs related to Open Educational Resources (OER), Copyright, Fair Use, Open Licensing, and other scholarly communication matters. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:

Reporting to the Director, Mason Publishing Group/George Mason University Press, the Open Educational Resources & Scholarly Communication Lead will collaborate with colleagues in Mason Publishing, within the Libraries more broadly, and across the university to support the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content. The incumbent also provides guidance and compliance assistance on copyright and fair use issues related to OER, as well as copyright use in classroom teaching and technology, online courses, Mason Publishing supported journals, and university press publications. In the Scholarly Communications role, the incumbent leads the Libraries’ educational program and outreach activities to promote open access scholarly dissemination, provides expert guidance to faculty and students wishing to pursue open access venues for their research and publication projects, and consults and advises on intellectual property issues and copyright generally in the publishing process.

The Mason Publishing Group ( unites the George Mason University Libraries’ digital publishing activities with the George Mason University Press to form a set of publishing services for the university.


  • Serves as a Library and campus resource on issues related to Open Educational Resources (OER) and affordable course content, and conducts outreach and educational programming on these topics;
  • Provides assistance for Mason Publishing’s efforts in preparing and publishing Open Textbooks and other OER;
  • Serves as the university’s primary resource on fair use, open licensing, and other copyright issues, and liaises with Office of University Counsel in managing more complex intellectual property matters;
  • Fulfills the function of front-line copyright compliance officer for the university;
  • Assists faculty, staff and students to understand copyright issues regarding their research and publications;
  • Actively provides guidance and support to instructional faculty on appropriate application of fair use and educational uses of copyrighted material in face-to-face, as well as online educational contexts;
  • Administers and promotes the Libraries’ open access publishing fund, and helps to educate faculty, students, and library staff about open access publishing issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or, an equivalent certified foreign degree) OR an Advanced degree in a related field such as publishing, English, communications, journalism, or social sciences;
  • Significant demonstrated experience in several interrelated areas encompassing the responsibilities of this position, including: copyright educational compliance; scholarly publishing; scholarly communication; outreach and engagement, or editorial;
  • Strong computer skills in desktop and database applications;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial and communication skills (both oral and written);
  • Experience in and a record of accomplishments in publishing or scholarly communication environment;
  • Experience developing outreach materials and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communication;
  • Ability to set and adjust priorities and work flows in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges to realize departmental and library goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of professional-level experience in functional areas falling within the scope of this position;
  • Familiarity with trends and best practices in open education and the intersection with scholarly communications;
  • Experience in education or instructional design; knowledge of current and emerging trends in OER for higher education;
  • Fluency with XMLHTML, command line scripting, etc.; and
  • Facility with Adobe InDesign or publishing platforms and software.

Appointment and Benefits:

Twelve-month professional faculty appointment, with or without librarian rank, dependent upon academic qualifications; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; and tuition waiver for self.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at for more information.

For full consideration apply by 03/08/2021