October 8, 2018

Digital Publishing Research Fellow

  • Cal Poly
  • San Luis Obispo, CA

Position Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a digital publishing professional who brings a passion for vibrant publishing methodologies and emerging platforms. The successful Research Fellow will demonstrate ingenuity and independent self-direction, coupled with experimental determination. Additionally, the Research Fellow exhibits excellent communication, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task in a creative and innovative environment.

Under general direction of the Exhibits and Campus Art Curator, the Digital Publishing Project Fellow will help investigate, develop, and pilot digital publishing approaches for library assets with a primary focus on faculty exhibit catalogs. The fellow will contribute to new directions in the open dissemination of digital materials resulting from the Creative Works program exhibition scholarship, research, and educational activities.

Housed in the Academic Services department, the Creative Works program rethinks access to scholarship by transforming the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students and re-imagines them into a digital exhibit catalog format. The Digital Publishing project goal is to raise the visibility and enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship by transposing the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students into a digital representation, such as an exhibit catalog. The digital publishing of exhibit catalogs presents a responsive publishing alternative and initiates additional access points to freely make available the research of faculty and students to wider and diverse online audiences. By creating a non-traditional pathway for publishing scholarly research, this pilot project enables the library to play an active role in strengthening Cal Poly’s scholarly communication system and to ensure that Learn by Doing research is widely disseminated and preserved.

Research Fellow positions are generally funded through grants, contracts or other non-state funding sources. This position is temporary and of limited duration,contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. Research Fellows are not represented by collective bargaining.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills


  • ALA-accredited MLS, or comparable experience with relevant advanced degree. Official certified transcripts of highest degree will be required of finalist(s).
  • Up to two years, or equivalent, of work experience in a library, archive, museum, or in publishing.
  • Familiar with a variety of digital publishing concepts, practices, and procedures including universal design and accessibility compliance, potential open data resources, metadata, and other core informational components.
  • Knowledge of copyright and open access issues pertinent to digital publishing.
  • Understanding of digital media trends and initiatives as they apply in an academic environment.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the ways new technologies are transforming academic libraries, and willingness to pursue innovative approaches to challenges and opportunities.
  • Familiarity with digital repository/publishing platforms.
  • Familiarity with digital image publishing and curation platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate across a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster effective working relationships within a diverse and fast-paced academic environment.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate and work effectively with a broad set of colleagues and library users.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects.
  • Proofreading skills and familiarity with the editing and production of publications.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills


  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign) and HTML.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, author’s rights/agreements, open access, archiving rights, and knowledge of the associated legal and policy issues.
  • Ability to research, develop and communicate a strong vision of the library’s role in contemporary and emerging scholarly communications and alternative publishing models.



September 18, 2018

Open Access Publishing Program Internship

  • American Theological Library Association
  • remote work

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) seeks an Open Access Publishing Program Intern to assist with the ATLA Press, ATLA’s open access publishing program. ATLA Press is comprised of three components: (1) open access scholarly books, (2) association edited open access journals, and (3) an open access journal hosting service. The mission of the ATLA Press is to publish or support the publication of quality scholarly works reflecting the intersection of librarianship and the study and teaching of theology and religion. This internship will provide a graduate student pursuing a degree in library and information science the opportunity to learn more about scholarly publishing workflows, open access advocacy, and open source publishing platforms and supporting technologies. Reporting to the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager, the Open Access Publishing Program Intern will engage in the following projects and services:

  • Utilizing HTML and CSS, provide dynamic, functional and creative design to ATLA Press’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Systems (OMP) sites where ATLA Press publishes and hosts its open journals, including Theological Librarianship and Theology Cataloging Bulletin,and open books.
  • Assist with the setup and import of journals and their content into the ATLA Press OJS sites from other OJS installations
  • Assist with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to ATLA Press publications and registration of assigned DOIs with CrossRef
  • Upload archival content for ATLA member edited publications into OJS
  • Collaborate with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and the ATLAPress Coordinating Council to develop resources and professional development programming on scholarly publishing and writing
  • In consultation with Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and editors inchief of ATLA Press publications, prepare documentation and resources for use by editorial board members, authors, and readers on usage of the publishing platforms.
  • Support marketing efforts by ATLA Press to solicit article and book proposals as well as market new content to readers
  • Meet weekly with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager
  • Participate in ATLA Press editorial board virtual and in person meetings as needed and as detailed below
  • Other projects as assigned by the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager


  • Strong ability and desire to learn new technologies
  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving.
  • Service orientation toward helping others use technology to accomplish their work.
  • Strong written communication skills and an ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat Pro for document creation, editing and conversion
  • Competency and confidence working in web based environments
  • Proven ability to follow complex directions and complete projects in a timely manner


  • Interest in theological and/or religious studies librarianship
  • Familiarity with or experience in the scholarly publication process, particularly within libraries orother scholarly entities
  • Experience using the Public Knowledge Project open source publishing platforms Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP)
  • Interest in and/or awareness about open access and open licensing, including Creative Commons


This internship is a 9-month appointment commencing November 1, 2018 and ending July 30, 2018. The Open Access Publishing Program Intern will work remotely; therefore, a stable and consistent internet connection is required for this position.

A small monthly stipend will be paid to the Intern for the duration of the internship. In addition, the Intern will participate in the meetings of the publishing program editorial and advisory boards on January 14-16, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Divinity Library in Nashville, TN and the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. All travel expenses will be paid by ATLA. The Intern will also be expected to present a poster at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference on a project or other learning outcomes of the internship.


Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications and interests along with a current resume detailing any relevant experience or coursework to Christine Fruin ( Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. Interviews via videoconference will be scheduled the week of October 22, 2018.

August 28, 2018

Head of Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Publishing

  • Dartmouth College
  • Hanover, New Hampshire

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an engaged, collaborative, and forward-thinking leader for the role of Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing. You will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant environment to reframe the ways in which Dartmouth community members share their work with a global audience. Beyond managing the Scholarly Communication team, you will guide and participate in a variety of library publishing initiatives and serve as a vital voice in our Library Management Group and our Open Dartmouth Working Group. In addition to serving as a thought and team leader within the Dartmouth Library, you will work with scholars at various stages of the research process to provide guidance related to key copyright issues, help their scholarship reach wide audiences, and evaluate the impact of their scholarly work. In order to do this effectively, you will oversee the implementation of the necessary infrastructure and ensure that scholars across the College are aware of issues and solutions in the scholarly communication landscape. We expect a successful candidate to be our campus expert and to help shape broader developments in the communities concerned with scholarly communications, particularly within the Ivy Plus libraries confederation.


The position is governed by the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.


Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the multi-million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust networked environment.


Review of applications will begin as received and will continue as the position is filled.  Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by September 14; applications will be accepted until position is filled.  For the complete position description and to apply online go to:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

August 16, 2018

Journals Coordinator

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant university community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the university’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.

Michigan Publishing provides a home to more than 30 digital open access serials, publishing peer-reviewed scholarship across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. We offer a non-profit, mission-driven solution to the challenges of sustainably producing open access periodicals that don’t rely on expensive article processing charges that may exclude certain author communities.

As part of a dynamic team of digital publishing specialists, the Journals Coordinator oversees Michigan Publishing’s relationships with the editors of its journals, particularly advising on indexing, editorial workflows, technical requirements, and financial concerns through regular check-ins and periodic ad hoc consultation. The Journals Coordinator manages the operations of the Journal of Electronic Publishing and also works independently with the U-M campus community to identify and develop potential new scholarly publication projects.This position reports to the Director of Publishing Services.

In our publishing program and work environment, we champion diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our work engages a broad and diverse community with wide-ranging needs and concerns, and we empower all employees to actively participate in the ongoing process of learning about and responding to these needs. We value the synergy that results from sharing and leveraging our different experiences, backgrounds, skills, talents, and interests to build an environment in which all our community members can flourish.


  • Act as main point of contact and liaison to internal production staff for the editorial boards of 30+ open access journals.
  • Oversee project budgets and finances and make recommendations for process improvements.
  • Recommend and pursue new and improved relationships with content indexers and aggregators to help journals maximize reach.
  • Identify and develop new publishing projects for approval by the Publishing Services Approval Group.
  • Create and maintain internal project documentation and records.
  • Write promotional copy announcing new and updated publications. Proofread for obvious structural, grammatical, or stylistic errors.
  • Plan and participate in educational workshops and other outreach activities, including occasional conference presentations.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in any field and 1-3 years’ experience in digital scholarly publishing or related editorial processes
  • Experience managing projects, prioritizing among multiple projects, and meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate in a professionally diverse environment.
  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with metadata and content encoding standards used in the scholarly information supply chain.
  • Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing.
  • Proven written communication and presentation skills.

Additional Information

The person in this position occasionally moves through the building to attend meetings/events and access files or information and occasionally ascends/descends short flights of stairs to different floors of the building.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended. Applications will be reviewed as received throughout the posting period and continue until the position is filled.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

August 13, 2018

Publication Management System Coordinator

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

Position Summary

The Publishing Group at the California Digital Library provides a range of platforms and professional services to support the scholarly communication needs of researchers across the University of California’s 10-campus system. UC’s open access repository and publishing platform ( is the most publicly visible of these efforts, but additional support is provided via a publication management system, including an implementation of an enterprise-level Current Research Information System (CRIS). This CRIS is currently being utilized to support UC’s Open Access policies by soliciting and collecting previously published research articles that fall under the policies for display in eScholarship.

The Publication Management System Coordinator will act as the primary product and service owner for the CRIS implementation (Symplectic Elements) and will work with stakeholders to expand the usage and value of this service by managing projects to share Elements data across various UC campus reporting and compliance systems.

The first of these projects will be to expand the implementation of UC’s OA policies to include the most recent Presidential Policy, which covers all UC staff (approximately 250,000 individuals). The Publication Management System Coordinator will also manage projects that connect the CRIS to other campus systems (e.g. researcher profiles, assessment & evaluation systems, etc.) and will identify new opportunities to build toward a networked academic information system across the UC system. The incumbent will additionally manage daily triage of user requests, monitor technical development tasks, and engage with vendors to ensure user needs are addressed in a timely fashion.

The Publication Management System Coordinator will need to blend strong outreach and project management skills as well as technical expertise in bibliometrics to be successful in the position. In-depth knowledge of scholarly communication practices and emerging trends – especially as they relate to open access and related technical platforms – is also essential.


  • Responds to support tickets from organizational point people, troubleshooting issues, verifying bugs and where necessary working with the vendor to address problems and anomalies.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements outreach and communication plans for open access policy services. Consults with and assists institutional partners in assessing engagement and developing targeted outreach and engagement strategies.
  • Identifies opportunities and manages projects that integrate the implementation of the CRIS with other systems, with the goal of broadening reach and reducing system & task duplication.
  • Monitors future releases of vendor applications, coordinating with the Technical Project Lead on updates to both test and production systems. Develops and implements QA plans in order to evaluate new releases, filing bugs and working with the vendor as needed to address problems. Evaluates, communicates and implements, along with the Technical Project Lead, features available with new releases. Works with campus organizational partners to determine appropriate system configurations on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintains regular communication with organizational partners in order to ensure that ongoing needs are met and to understand, scope and manage efforts to meet newly defined goals.
  • Extracts, analyzes and presents data that demonstrate system and project value, as well as areas for improvement. Creates compelling data visualizations that make complex data easy for all stakeholders to understand.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience with development or delivery of online information services in educational, publishing, library and/or research settings, including experience helping users with online information services and/or products, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication, academic publishing, and current issues in open access.
  • Demonstrated experience with large-scale/enterprise-wide software project or product management and customer support applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with stakeholders to identify optimal/reasonable solutions to customer needs, including the ability to prioritize and respond appropriately to stakeholder/management requests for product modifications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with vendors and other third-parties to understand the capabilities of a given application, develop and propose solutions to problems, and to advocate for customers.
  • Excellent analytical abilities, particularly in using data and reports to inform recommendations for application implementation decisions and program improvements to larger product support team.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
  • Demonstrated community development and engagement skills, including experience with and ability to maintain effective ongoing project oriented groups.
  • Strong organization, project management and self-management/time-management skills. Solid ability to multitask and prioritize within competing / demanding timeframes, including recognizing when situations require the input of a more senior staff member.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in related field such as information science.

August 3, 2018

Repository Services Coordinator

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Urbana-Champaign, IL

Repository Services CoordinatorAcademic Professional position, University Library
Position Available:  The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date.  This is a 100% Academic Professional appointment.
Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communications and Publishing, the Coordinator helps support new models for the dissemination of the results of research, scholarship, teaching, and learning.  In conjunction with the Digital Repository Management Team, the Coordinator leads the Library’s campus-wide program for repository services which includes the institutional repository (IDEALS), the Vireo ETD (electronic dissertations and theses) service, and the research data repository.  The Coordinator for Repository Services develops outreach and shapes services that promote the deposit of research output, including data, into university, disciplinary, and other repositories as a critical step in the University Library’s ongoing preservation and sharing effort for University of Illinois scholarship.  Situated within the Library’s Research program, this position will focus on supporting this growing aspect of the mission of the University of Illinois Library.
The primary focus for the Repository Services Coordinator will be aiding scholars to deposit both scholarly output and data into repositories—institutional, disciplinary, or otherwise—in order to  ensure sustained access to their work over time. The Coordinator interacts closely with other members of the Repository Management Team, the Research Data Service, and the Scholarly Communications and Publishing units on both technical development and programmatic outreach, to ensure that both user-facing and back-office functions of Library repositories support scholars’ needs and preferences.  The position also collaborates with the Scholarly Commons to provide outreach through consultations and teaching of the co-sponsored Savvy Researcher workshop series.   He or she will work closely with the Research Data Service, as well as the Scholarly Communications and Publishing program to ensure that publications are available for the long-term in appropriate repositories providing outreach and education, and other pertinent services.
Specific responsibilities include: 
Works closely with scholars and campus units in establishing and articulating repository deposit policy/guidelines and evaluating content for appropriateness;
Maintains collection policy, format support, and information regarding best practices for Library-supported repositories;
Partners with individual scholars, campus units, and colleges to develop an understanding of the value of depositing materials to repositories, and identifies appropriate options for deposit based on the type of scholarship;
Develops and maintains user-facing repository and deposit documentation, as well as training and instruction materials;
Develops methods to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of repository outreach and education programs, working with other areas of the Library and campus, in support of programs in the Office of Research;
Prepares periodic and on-demand reports including, but not limited to, goals, annual reports, budget proposals and requests, and grant proposals;
Mentors, motivates, supervises, and trains staff;
Monitors emerging trends and best practices in repository development and user-facing service programs in order to identify possible new services to offer.
Involvement with the development of new scholarly support services and the creation of new tools and technologies that have strong potential to enhance research and teaching activities will necessitate that the individual in this position be actively involved in campus service and in national and international professional organizations that are shaping digital scholarship, scholarly communications and e-scholarship. The Repository Services Coordinator must be aware of emerging trends and best practices in the development and access to scholarly repositories, scholarly communications and publishing, trends in data management and data curation, and digital humanities scholarship, and is expected to contribute to new research and be engaged in professional service activities in one or more of these areas.  Opportunities provided to Academic Professionals appear in the “Guideline for Investigation Time” and are negotiated with the supervisor of the position at the time of employment. Through professional research, service, and collaboration with appropriate colleagues and organizations, the Coordinator contributes to the national and international reputation of the University Library.
Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit .  The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37 public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranks the University of Illinois as 25th in the World (2010); 4th World rank in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (2010); 18th World rank in Life and Agriculture Sciences (2010); 23rd World rank in Natural Sciences and Mathematics (2010). The University has 2,548 faculty members, including 1,851 tenure/tenure track, and 697 visiting faculty and instructional staff, and 12,239 graduate and professional students (among its 44,000 total students). It consistently ranks among the top ten U.S. Universities in number of earned doctorates awarded annually in 2012, $583,754,000 was spent on research and development in science and engineering.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
Experience with increasing responsibilities in one or more areas related to digital repositories, research data, or scholarly publishing; 
Experience with metadata schemas and encoding, as well as with open source repository software systems;
Experience planning and managing projects and project teams; 
Knowledge of current issues and trends in institutional and disciplinary repositories, scholarly publishing, open access, and data deposit and sharing; 
Excellent communication and analytical skills including the ability to articulate the value of digital repositories in teaching and research, as well as in the evolving scholarly communications environment; 
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based setting where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential. 
An MLS or advanced degree in a relevant field;
Knowledge of library information technologies and practices in an academic setting;
Experience working with repository software platforms such as DSpace, Fedora, or Hydra, or other data-driven web application software;
Evidence of continuing achievement in professional development, to enhance the candidate’s value to the Library, the University, the profession, or the scholarly community;
Energetic, flexible, creative, proactive approach to service;
Teaching experience.
Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction. 
Campus and Community:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: or .
To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.
Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 5, 2015.

July 16, 2018

Library Publishing Specialist

  • University of Texas, Arlington
  • Arlington, TX

Job Summary

The Library Publishing Specialist is responsible for the development of digital and print documents for the UTA Libraries Publishing Program. Reporting to the Director of Publishing, the Publishing Specialist provides project management and production workflow support as part of the libraries’ effort to offer high quality, open access publishing services to the UTA campus community. The Specialist prepares content for publication across a variety of formats and platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide one-on-one assistance to faculty, staff, and students in support of the Libraries Publishing Program and develop training materials, style guides, and other instructional resources as needed.
2. Design, layout, and produce ADA-accessible content (e.g., books, e-books, online journals, open educational resources, etc.) in Adobe InDesign (or equivalent software). Work with clients to design templates to their specifications and create attractive designs that enhance UTA Libraries’ brand and image. Develop high level of expertise with publishing software and platforms (e.g., Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, Pressbooks, DSpace).
3. Convert and prepare materials for online publication, including creation of metadata and running scripts to convert from/to PDF, InDesign, or Microsoft Word format (among others). Work as part of a team to migrate existing resources to new systems.
4. Engage in ongoing professional development initiatives to maintain and enhance skills. Engage in cross-departmental strategic, communication, and functional task forces within University Libraries.
5. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School graduation or GED.
  • Two years related experience.
  • Computer literate and technologically adept.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communication arts, or closely related field.
  • Two years of experience in a publishing environment producing print and/or digital content.
  • Two years of experience with Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Experience in document design, publishing production, or digital publishing.
  • Education or experience with accessibility, universal design, and/or inclusive design.
  • Experience with Pressbooks, WordPress, H5P, and other open-source technologies.
  • Experience promoting services to an external audience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS.


  • Knowledge of open access advocacy, copyright law, and open licensing, including Creative Commons.
  • Knowledge of ePUB3 specifications, XML, and derivative or related formats.
  • Design and layout skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to transfer and apply knowledge and experience to new situations
  • Ability to follow through on projects
  • Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions
  • Collaboration and coordination skills
  • Ability to excel in a “perpetual beta” environment, with frequent change and intelligent risk-taking

EEO Statement

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.

July 6, 2018

Library Publishing Directory Questionnaire

Complete this questionnaire by August 24, 2018 to be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Library Publishing Directory, published by the Library Publishing Coalition. A version of the Directory will be openly available online. For questions or assistance, please e-mail Preview the questions (PDF).

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The deadline to submit an entry for the 2019 Library Publishing Directory has passed. The Directory will be published in fall of 2018. Email with questions.

June 14, 2018

Associate Dean of Libraries–Digital Strategy

  • Simon Fraser University
  • Burnaby, BC

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for an Associate Dean of Libraries (ADL), Digital Strategy. We are seeking an exceptional library leader who understands the evolving role of the research library in the age of digital scholarship and who can convey a strategic vision.This exempt position includes responsibility for the Library’s digital infrastructure and tools, digitization program, digital asset management, digital preservation, the library’s web presence, digital publishing, research data management, and liaison with campus IT, as well as other campus partners and external collaborators.The successful candidate will be end-user focused, technically sophisticated, an excellent planner, and able to lead and motivate an outstanding team including 7 direct reports and 24 FTE staff in total. As one of four Associate Deans, the ADL will also be a key member of the Library’s senior leadership team.

The position will be attractive to a leader with a strong customer service and technical background as well as excellent communication and collaborative skills. The successful candidate will have an unwavering user-centered focus and a demonstrated ability to advance the library’s core values of diversity, openness and creativity.The ADL will build on our existing strong base of digitization, preservation, and digital publishing activities to create a unified and cohesive strategy for digital initiatives at SFU Library.They will represent the SFU Library in regional, national and international collaborations, often taking a significant leadership role in developing and implementing new initiatives.

The ADL will provide oversight for the Library’s Systems group, and for our web presence via the eBranch, with a strong focus on usability.They will liaise with the Public Knowledge Project, and facilitate the continuation of a strong relationship between PKP and SFU Library.They will oversee the library’s computer operations group to ensure in-person library users and staff are well resourced with hardware and software.They will also work closely with colleagues in the Research Commons on research data management, and with the Digital Humanities Innovation Lab, as well as partners in campus and external projects such as Compute Canada.


Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, SFU is the first Canadian research university to have earned U.S. accreditation from NWCCU. Simon Fraser University is consistently named one of British Columbia’s top employers, one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers.SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The university has three campuses on the unceded traditional territory of the Coast Salish people; the main WAC Bennett Library is in Burnaby, with branches in Vancouver and Surrey. Since 2017, SFU has been host to CEDAR, the largest academic supercomputer in Canada.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, as an international leader in Open Access, and for excellent in-person and online user services.Our 2017 – 2021 Strategic Plan guides our priorities during this five-year period.The Library’s technology environment includes extensive use of open platforms and tools such as Islandora, Archivematica, LOCKSS, AtoM, Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, and Drupal to support many local online services and collections (institutional repository, research data repository, theses submission, etc.).The Library migrated to Alma/Primo as the primary discovery and resource management platform in May 2017.We work closely with other campus platforms including the Canvas learning management system and various SFU administrative systems. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia.For more information, see our web site at


  • Develop a vision for Digital Strategy that integrates with the Library’s overall planning framework, and with our commitment to openness
  • Provide leadership and expertise for planning, development, coordination, and assessment of the library’s digital infrastructure and technology services
  • Ensure the library’s digital assets and tools meet the needs of faculty and students
  • Participate in library-wide leadership, strategic planning, and policy creation with the Dean, Associate Deans of the Library, and Division Heads
  • Lead strategic and operational Library-wide initiatives and chair Library-wide committees
  • Lead, inspire, and manage SFU Library employees in a wide range of settings, including focusing and prioritizing work; actively cultivate an environment of collegiality, respect, and teamwork
  • Represent the Library on University initiatives and committees related to information technology and digital initiatives
  • Represent the Library and be a leading participant on external committees, consortia, and groups related to library technology and digital initiatives at the provincial, national and international level
  • Act for the Dean of Libraries in her absence


  • MLIS or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 5 years management responsibility, preferably in an academic library
  • Successful track record of planning, implementing, and assessing digital initiatives and technology services
  • Demonstrated ability to
    • secure and manage grant funding
    • lead multi-institutional projects and programs
    • develop and implement effective change strategies
    • adapt to changing environments and multiple deadlines, and to work well under pressure with discretion, tact and good judgement
  • Evidence of excellent analytical and critical thinking, organizational and decision making skills
  • A strategic understanding of trends and issues in higher education, research libraries, and technology developments
  • Ability to work effectively and build consensus in a diverse collegial team environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Demonstrated commitment to user experience in the broadest sense
  • An established record of scholarship, and service to the profession and the community
  • Superior interpersonal and intercultural skills; excellent written and oral communication skills.


This full-time position will be appointed for a renewable 5-year term, with an underlying librarian position, according to SFU policy A13.08.The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with experience and qualifications.Associate Deans of Libraries are excluded from the SFU Faculty Association.Benefits will be equivalent to those outlined at:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, and including Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We are interested in candidates with a history of advocating for diversity and inclusion. Individuals from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected.For further details see:


To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references by 4pm Pacific on July 16, 2018 to:

Susie Smith
Library Management Office.
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
Phone: 778-782-4658

Closes: 16 July, 2018

April 5, 2018

Digital Publishing Librarian

  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY


The Columbia University Libraries seek a creative, service-oriented Digital Publishing Librarian to lead publishing services for its Digital Scholarship division. This new position reports to the Assistant Director of Scholarly Communication and Projects and is part of a newly-formed team that encompasses scholarly communication, digital humanities, and emerging technologies. The Digital Publishing Librarian occupies a key role, helping define, execute, and assess digital publishing partnerships with the Columbia community, including developers, library subject specialists, project managers, faculty, and students. The incumbent develops the processes and platforms that will underpin a robust library publishing program, developing partnerships, overseeing the successful onboarding and management of digital publications and journals, implementing community-developed best practices, and serving as a leader and peer in the library publishing community.

As one of the world’s leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries are comprised of a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University’s teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Degree Required

MLS or PhD or equivalent

Minimum Qualifications

  • MLS or PhD or other advanced degree in a related field.
  • Understanding of current issues, trends, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communication and online academic publishing.
  • Knowledge of the academic research and publishing process.
  • Evidence of involvement or emergent interest in professional and scholarly associations in librarianship or scholarly publishing.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of publishing platforms used in library-based publishing programs.
  • Knowledge of emerging and evolving scholarly publishing models.
  • Experience supporting the development of new research support services in libraries or for scholars.
  • Experience identifying appropriate funding opportunities and writing successful grant applications.
  • Experience planning, developing, and promoting innovative outreach programs and services.