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September 26, 2022

Editorial Account Manager

  • Ubiquity Press
  • USA (Home working)

The Editorial Account Manager plays a critical role in ensuring that all publishing activity on the platform develops in a positive manner. This role involves the management of Ubiquity Press publications as well as helping to manage library/partner presses, as part of the Ubiquity Partner Network.

The role includes assisting library/partner presses in growing their publication platforms, via training and supporting external Press Managers and ensuring a smooth interoperation with the Ubiquity team. Journal management will also play a key role, with journal development and engagement with each editorial team essential to success.

The role includes delivering a high-quality service as each publication platform grows, ensuring a streamlined flow of articles/books through peer review, maintaining quality standards, promoting published content and developing editorial policy, as well as helping to negotiate contract renewals. The Editorial Account Manager is the central point of contact throughout the press, journal and book workflow, from acquisition through peer-review until publication and post-publication review. Contact with external Press Managers, journal editors, authors and site users will be frequent. Customer service and project management will play a large part of the role, making communication, organisation and time management valuable attributes.

Responsibilities:

Press Management

  • Act as first point of contact for assigned partner presses and their products
  • Assist in the planning of both technical and policy development for the partner press
  • Provide editorial support to press journals/book projects
  • Negotiate contract renewals
  • Manage customer expectations

Journals

  • Set up and maintain journal platforms
  • Train editors to manage submission/peer-review/copyediting etc
  • Set and maintain quality standards & editorial policy
  • Host regular calls/meetings with editors; providing support, monitoring article
  • processing, and planning journal development
  • Negotiate contract renewals

Books

  • Set specifications for new book projects & liaise with authors
  • Manage submissions through the peer review and editorial processes
  • Track projects through production and cover design
  • Send books for post-publication review/promotion

About you:

Desired qualifications/experience

  • Experience of journal and/or book publication; ideally in an editorial, online, environment
  • Knowledge of editorial processes and publication best practices
  • Experience of developing publishing products over time
  • Experience of communicating with authors/editors, or established academics
  • Experience of setting up and leading projects
  • Knowledge of open access publishing

Personal attributes

  • Clear and confident communicator
  • Proactive attitude
  • Excellent time and workload management
  • Tech- and online-savvy
  • Passionate about open access
  • High standards and a great eye for detail
  • Honesty and integrity held in high regard

Application Process

Please send your CV and short covering letter to  tim.wakeford[at]ubiquitypress.com .

Successful applicants will be invited for interviews, with the aim to make a quick decision.

 


August 18, 2022

Production Editor

  • Purdue University Press
  • West Lafayette, IN

What You’ll Be Doing:

As the Production Editor you will support the publishing activities of Purdue University Press, which includes producing books and journals, and supporting the creation and dissemination of other digital and print publications that advance Purdue University’s research, teaching, and engagement goals. You will have specific responsibilities include copy editing, typesetting, and proofreading; maintaining databases and websites, especially those connected with online journals; corresponding with authors and editors; performing quality checks on content received; tracking progress of content through all publishing processes to ensure deadlines are met; and maintaining detailed records.

We seek an individual who is a fully competent and productive professional contributor, and who can set objectives and work independently on large, moderately complex projects or assignments under general supervision. Individual must be self-starting problem solver. Individual is responsible for minor changes in systems and processes to solve problems or improve effectiveness of an area.

Please note that a cover letter is required to be considered for this position. Your cover letter must include your interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as your past experience, current interests and activities, and/or goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

A hybrid/remote situation may be possible for the right candidate.

What We’re Looking For:

Education and Experience

Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, English, or related field
  • Two (2) years of experience in modern publishing requiredEquivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered

Skills:

  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words and grammar
  • Experience using various style guides, especially the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook; high-level skill in managing files and records
  • Ability to
    • communicate ideas and using high-level written and verbal communication
    • prioritize, organize, and accomplish work while managing multiple projects simultaneously
    • work under pressure while still paying close attention to detail
    • take initiative to acquire new knowledge and skills
    • work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds
    • build relationships and respond courteously and effectively to others

Preferred:

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, book and journal design, and the manipulation of images and text files, including skill using digital publishing technologies


July 29, 2022

Open Educational Resources Librarian

  • University of North Dakota
  • Grand Forks ND

Description

As part of the Public Services Unit, The Open Educational Resources Librarian works collaboratively across the Libraries, the University, the Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN), and regional and national associations and scholarly societies (e.g. SPARC, MHEC, WICHE, National Academy of Sciences, and more) to continue to expand our growing OERs program. The position serves on the Campus OERs Working Group and will work closely with all stakeholders and partners to support and enhance the adoption, creation, and adaption of OERs and expand their adoption. This position will also involve some Reference, Instruction, and Collection Development duties.

Position Benefits

Benefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND’s great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Guide faculty in the discovery, adoption, adaptation, creation, dissemination, and assessment of OERs for use as course resources and training materials.
  • Serve as an authority on emerging and evolving trends in OERs. Recommend initiatives that can be undertaken to support emerging needs.
  • Advance the creation and use of OERs to support all teaching modalities, reduce costs for students, and promote the development of customizable resources.
  • Serve in a leading role on the OERs Working Group (membership includes faculty, staff, students, librarians, instructional designers, etc.) Work with the OERs Working Group to lead new initiatives, such as: promotion of OERs; scheduling of events and workshops and speaker related to OERs; helping to develop appropriate ways for OER work to be evaluated, assessed, and appropriately recognized in faculty and staff workload, promotion, and related activities; development of campus-wide policies related to OERs; and related activities.
  • Plan initiatives to build awareness and support the adoption and adaption of OERs and Open Access materials, in collaboration with relevant campus and regional/national partners.
  • Administer an OERs faculty grant program. Work with OERs Working Group members and the Dean of Libraries & Information Resources to source additional support as needed.
  • Lead OERs workshops for faculty OERs grant recipients.
  • Assist faculty in navigating copyright and licensing issues with OERs, with the assistance of UND legal counsel.
  • Promote usage and creation of OERs into curricula. With instructional designers and others, assist in training faculty in technological aspects of OER production, adaption, and use, including accessibility. Ensure ongoing communication and collaboration related to OERs.
  • Serve as a member of a dynamic team providing direct assistance and guidance to library users through reference and instructional services.
  • Serve as bibliographer for specific academic departments, assisting in instruction and collection development.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, or webinars locally, regionally, nationally, or internationally as appropriate.

Required Competencies

  • Planning and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to work well with students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders
  • Strong service orientation
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others, and to function effectively within a team environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of and interest in copyright and licensing in higher education settings, such as Creative Commons licensing.
  • Technological aptitude and/or knowledge of educational technologies. Any programming, coding, web design, digital publishing, or related technological experience would be an asset.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program in library science, library & information science, information studies, information science, or equivalent.
  • One year of relevant work experience in an academic or research library (all experience welcome, including part-time, during education, internships, etc.)
  • Experience with MS Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Integrated Library Systems or Library Services Platforms, research databases.
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing reference services, instructional services, and/or collection development.
  • Previous experience with teaching or facilitating workshops or instructional sessions.
  • Experience with Open Educational Resources and/or related “Open” initiatives, such as Open Access, Open Science, Open Data, Open Source, Open Repositories, etc.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$50,000+ / year, depending on experience plus a 5% increase after a successful 6 months probationary period

Exempt, Benefited, Full-time

Work Schedule

8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, some flexibility. Possible weekend shifts.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.


July 22, 2022

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian

  • Kansas State University
  • Manhattan, KS

Kansas State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for a creative, collaborative, and service-minded individual to join our Academic Services Department in the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) as Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. The individual in this position will have a primary focus of leading, educating, and providing outreach for copyright services, and will help support the Center’s other services. This position reports to the Academic Services Department Head. To be successful in this position, the incumbent must possess an ability to manage change and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships with all levels of staff in an environment where flexibility and collaboration are essential.

Following a May 22, 2018 fire in Hale Library, the university’s main library, the administration, faculty and staff, who had been looking forward to the creation of a first-floor learning commons, have instead reimagined the entire library from the ground up. Vital to the future of K-State Libraries will be strengthened scholarly communication and copyright services.

This is a full-time tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities.  The candidate must have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure and promotion at Kansas State University Libraries.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary contact for copyright and open licensing questions; maintain the copyright web presence and LibGuides.
  • Provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community regarding copyright/fair use, authors’ rights, and other scholarly communication topics.
  • Serve as a team member of the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative providing feedback on projects and copyright information services.
  • Assist with New Prairie Press activities in the publication of journals, conferences, ebooks, and OER textbooks.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current scholarly communication demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship.
  • Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of scholarly communication services.
  • Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, scholarly communication developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment. 

Why Join Us

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits 

We Support Diversity and Inclusion

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion.  The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from an American Libraries Association accredited program
  • Understanding of the higher education landscape in research, publishing, and pedagogy including copyright issues, open educational resources, the serials crisis, etc.
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts, such as copyright, fair use, and open access to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing collegial relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population
  • Ability to maintain professional service and research/creative activities leading to tenure and promotion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to intellectual property/copyright
  • One or more years of experience providing guidance on scholarly communication topics, particularly related to copyright
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with discipline librarians and archivists in the areas of research consultation, instruction, and outreach, and with faculty and other constituents within a liaison librarian model
  • Experience preparing and delivering workshops and presentations, especially focused on scholarly communication and/or copyright-related topics
  • Experience with publishing tools, repository platforms, and software, such as Pressbooks, Digital Commons, and DSpace
  • Project management experience
  • Grant writing experience

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Anticipated salary: $55,000-$65,000

To Apply:

Combine the following documents into a single PDF file and upload it along with your completed application:

  1. A letter of application. To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization.
  1. A curriculum vitae.
  1. Names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by August 15, 2022.


July 11, 2022

Research Information Management Librarian

  • IUPUI
  • Indianapolis, IN

Research information management (RIM) workflows at universities are increasingly intersecting with library workflows, particularly regarding data management, funder compliance, and preservation of the institution’s scholarly record.

IUPUI University Library is seeking a tenure-track Research Information Management Librarian with an interest in leading the library’s efforts in aggregating, curating, and openly sharing metadata about IUPUI’s research activities in order to support research assessment, strategic planning, and reuse. The successful candidate will support researchers and administrators in using current RIM data, including research impact metrics, for evaluation and review purposes. As tenure-track, this position includes expectations of professional development, creative activity, and service. The anticipated start date is October 3, 2022.

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, inclusion, and accessibility that inform academic excellence. 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.

The Successful Candidate

The Research Information Management Librarian reports to the Director of the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. 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. 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.

Responsibilities

Develop relationships within the library and across campus to contribute to open research information management systems and services
Lead ORCID implementation/adoption at IUPUI for student and faculty researchers
Contribute to the UL Research Metrics Team workshops and consultations
Work toward establishing an authoritative and open record of scholarship produced by IUPUI faculty, staff, and students
Provide training on RIM data, systems, and services to users within the Library and across the campus

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited program or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Experience with research information management systems (RIMS)
  • Broad knowledge of scholarly communication issues within higher education
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and other campus stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a small team to solve emerging and sometimes ambiguous problems
  • Commitment to open knowledge, open access, or open research practices

Preferred

  • Experience working with metadata from scholarly publishers
  • Experience with bibliometric methods and resources for evaluating research impact and productivity
  • Experience working with APIs and various data formats, including JSON and CSV
  • Experience with one or more programming languages, such as Python or R

Compensation and Application

Minimum salary is $50,000, 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.

Deadline for applications is July 31, 2022 The position is available no sooner than October 3, 2022. Please include 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 contribute to the responsibilities outlined above and the strengths you will bring to the position.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/13166.

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


June 30, 2022

Head, Digital Libraries and Publishing

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Digital Libraries and Publishing.  The position is responsible for leading a newly formed department that will advance the VCU Libraries Digital Collections, Institutional Repository, Publishing, and Open and Affordable Course Content initiatives.  The successful candidate will work with a team of five dedicated and accomplished professionals and multiple student employees to further develop sustainable progress in these areas in partnership across the libraries, university, and community.  They will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $85,000. Review of applications will begin July 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  The complete position description is available at http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/.   To apply for this position go to VCU Careers Site.  Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We are hosting information sessions for interested applicants in advance of the July 31, 2022 review date.

Please consider joining one of these sessions to learn more about the position, meet the supervisor (Jimmy Ghaphery), and get answers to your questions about the position.

Join one of our info sessions via Zoom:

  • July 1, 2022 | 2pm ET
  • July 8, 2022 | 2pm ET
  • July 22, 2022 | 2pm ET

The attendee list for each Zoom session will be hidden and those asking questions may do so anonymously.  Live captioning will be provided.

To attend a session, please complete the confidential form to receive a Zoom link.


June 30, 2022

Manager – Digital Publishing

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murfreesboro, TN

Job Title

Manager – Digital Publishing

Department

Walker Library

Salary

$51,415 – $64,011; commensurate with experience (updated July 1, 2022)

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Digital Publishing Manager (DPM) manages established and forthcoming production services for open access publishing and digital archiving in the library, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, print-on-demand services, and others through effective project management, production workflow, and user support. The Digital Publishing Manager is part of the Digital Scholarship Initiatives unit (https://dsi.mtsu.edu) and is responsible for managing the daily publishing operations and seeing projects to completion including tasks such as document modelling, text-structure cleanup processes and metadata creation. Monitors and integrates emerging trends and best practices in the digital publishing environment; and assists in developing and administering innovative and sustainable publishing services that support the sharing and preservation of digital scholarship. Collaborates across the library and with MTSU campus partners, journal editors, and potential authors to create, disseminate, and preserve digital scholarly materials. Serves as a subject matter expert in digital publishing and provides continuous evaluation of processes to increase efficiency and operational practices. Provides consultation and publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content. Provides support and training for journal editors, repository coordinators, and authors on their respective publishing platforms.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree.

Required Related Experience

One year of full-time (or two years part-time) project management experience and/or in a publishing environment (print or digital). One year of experience using website, design, or publishing tools.

Desirable Related Experience

Degree in library science, information science, history, English, journalism, media arts, art/design, educational technology, user experience, or related degree. One year of editorial experience in book or journal publishing or experience with any editorial processes such as copy-editing, proofreading, typesetting, format conversion, peer review process, website management, etc. Prior experience with accessibility, universal design, and or inclusive design. Experience with open educational resources and citation styles of Chicago, MLA and/or APA. Experience managing projects in an academic library, publisher, or knowledge institution.

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants

If available, we encourage applicants to share links within their resume or cover letter to works created, edited or published that reflect their digital or publishing skills. For more information about MTSU, Walker Library and Rutherford County, see the Hiring Resources section at https://library.mtsu.edu/about/jobs. For more information about the Library’s DSI unit and its core values visit https://dsi.mtsu.edu/coreprinciples.


June 29, 2022

Community Engagement and Outreach Librarian

  • The Public Knowledge Project
  • Barnaby, BC, Canada

The Public Knowledge Project invites applications for a Community Engagement and Outreach Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Strategic Relationships, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting PKP’s mission of increasing the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. This is a full-time (1 FTE) continuing position, supported by external funds.

This is a critical role at PKP that will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with PKP’s international community and partners and coordinating PKP’s community outreach and education programs. This role is intended to grow PKP’s capacity by soliciting and enabling contributions, both financial and in-kind, from PKP’s wide-ranging community, including users of its software and services, software developers, partners working on aligned initiatives and projects, organizations with aligned goals, and funders. The successful candidate will be able to serve as a representative of PKP in a wide range of settings, be adept at engaging with PKP’s diverse community themselves, and capable of developing and overseeing strategies for PKP to engage with the community more broadly.

SETTING

PKP is a global initiative dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research primarily through the provision of open source software such as Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Preprint Systems (OPS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP). In 2022, over 25,000 journals are using OJS as their article submission review and publishing platform. PKP supports several publishing related services such as the PKP Preservation Network and ongoing work in XML authoring. PKP is also involved in a number of research projects and provides online educational courses and related resources on scholarly publishing. PKP operates primarily as a remote team with staff and users located around the world. Further information is available at pkp.sfu.ca.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as 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. SFU has committed to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice.

ASSIGNMENT

  • Build close working relationships with PKP stakeholders, including community members, national and international organizations, and funding agencies.
  • Develop effective plans, policies, procedures, and activities based on current research and best practices to engage members.
  • Identify and solicit different forms of in-kind contributions.
  • Communicate effectively with contributors to ensure that they are matched with suitable, meaningful, and satisfying contribution activities.
  • Evaluate, review, and report on PKP’s membership and education activities.
  • Explore and implement new methods to raise funds.
  • Plan and coordinate events (e.g., conferences, webinars, and development Sprints).
  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the PKP Strategy document.
  • Actively foster an environment of collegiality, respect, and teamwork.
  • Represent PKP at local, national, and international meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Maintain currency with developments in scholarly communication and participate in relevant professional organizations.
  • Develop community learning materials based on current pedagogical research and best practices.
  • Conduct ongoing community learning needs assessments.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent.
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in outreach or community development and education, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Strategic understanding and knowledge of trends in one or more of the following: higher education, academic libraries, open research infrastructure, and scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing educational and training materials.
  • Experience with any of: successful fundraising activities, coordinating in-kind contributions, grant writing, and/or recruiting donors.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships across multiple and diverse institutions, across levels within organizations from specialist to executive level.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and multiple deadlines, and to work well under pressure with discretion, tact, and good judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and to recognize and anticipate what needs to be done.
  • Willing and able to travel for business several times a year.

Desired

Applicants are reminded that the points below are merely desired. The Search Committee welcomes applications from candidates who do not have experience or knowledge in these areas.

  • Second graduate degree in a relevant field of specialization related to education, nonprofit management, or scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change and build consensus.
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations, service, or scholarship.
  • Experience with PKP software (especially OJS), and/or other post-secondary open source software, e.g. DSpace, Islandora, etc.
  • Possess knowledge of the PKP international community.
  • Experience working with an open source software community.
  • Experience working in a primarily virtual environment.


TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time (1 FTE) continuing librarian position supported by external funds, with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2022.

Librarians are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement:

http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/home/CA.pdf

The appointment will be conducted according to article 36 of the collective agreement. The committee will be chaired by the Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Strategy. The recommendation for appointment will go to the Dean of Libraries, and on to the VPRI as per article 36.44.

Annual performance reviews, recommendations for continuing status, and applications for leave (if any) will go to the Dean of Libraries, and if required on to the VPRI, as outlined in the collective agreement. Applications for promotion will be considered by the Librarian and Archivist Promotions Committee (according to articles 36.82 and following), and recommendations from the Committee will go to the Dean of Libraries and on to the VPRI.

The successful applicant will be appointed at level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. Current salary scales are available from:

https://www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/salary.html

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 candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons. We are seeking a candidate who will be working in British Columbia, and able to operate out of the SFU campus as required.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html

Information about what to expect when you apply for a librarian position at SFU is available here: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/overview/employment/w…

TO APPLY

To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 4:30 PDT on August 8, 2022 to:

Susie Smith
Email: library@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4658
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Compensation

Salary range for Librarians is $78,446 to $128,875, see Current salary scales for details​.

Closes: 8 August, 2022


May 16, 2022

Production Assistant for Publishing Services

  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries publishes and hosts Open Access journals, archives the research and scholarship of campus partners, and promotes the open sharing of scholarly works created by Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services reports to the Production Services Manager and helps support the dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative expression in alignment with the Libraries strategic directions. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services assists with established production services for Open Access publishing in the Libraries and performs production work for publishing services across multiple software platforms (e.g. DSpace, Open Journal Systems, WordPress), on multiple simultaneous projects. The Publishing and Repository Services unit includes a team of one librarian, three staff members, and student employees. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs. Specific responsibilities include: perform production tasks including layout editing, data input, and DOI registration; design, implement, and document workflows for multiple concurrent production projects; monitor and ensure the quality of data input; provide publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content; track projects in project database; schedule and supervise the production work of student assistants. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Research & Education unit. All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
B.A./B.S. in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; approximately 1-2 years of demonstrated experience with HTML and Microsoft Word; familiarity with publishing process; excellent organizational skills; excellent attention to detail; ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with managing metadata; experience with workflow development; experience with CSS, or XML; familiarity with accessibility standards and workflows to make PDF and web content accessible; creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems; supervisory experience.

Additional Information:
The posting range for this position is $19.52 to $21.63 an hour. Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application by the preferred application deadline Date: 5/20/2022


April 27, 2022

Assistant Director for Open Publishing and Scholarly Communications

  • Temple University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Reporting to and working with the Scholarly Communications Officer and Executive Director of Temple University Press, the Assistant Director, Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications provides vision, leadership and direction for strategic and operational planning for the Libraries’ open access digital scholarly publishing programs, the institutional repository (TUScholarShare), Library-supported faculty and student open access journals, and the Open Access Publishing Fund, which together form the Center for Scholarly Communication and Open Publishing. Supervises the Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications staff. Serves as the Editor-in-Chief of North Broad Press, a joint Press/Libraries imprint for open educational resources, and oversees all North Broad Press activities, including acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing. Consults with Temple University Press on openly available digital publishing projects, advises Press staff and scholarly authors on the development and implementation of the same.  Manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing service, working closely with faculty, student journal managers and editors. Actively seeks out new journals from the Temple community. Oversees ongoing development and expansion of the Libraries’ institutional repository, TUScholarShare in order to help make Temple scholarship freely available online to a global audience.  Leads outreach efforts on behalf of the Libraries to faculty in support of scholarly publication innovations and reforms. Acts as a campus resource on open access publishing and collaborates across campus to further open access initiatives. Strategically plans scholarly programming and events around these topics in collaboration with other groups such as the Office of Research, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), and the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT). Participates in local, regional, and national initiatives related to library publishing, scholarly communications, and open access, in order to support the success of the Libraries’ open publishing services. Performs related duties as assigned.

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 35,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 260,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

This is a hybrid position (on-campus and remote).

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in a related field and four years of experience in developing and managing open publishing initiatives. Experience collaborating with faculty, students, and staff in the development of openly available digital publishing projects such as open educational resources. Experience working within a collaborative environment and fostering cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational collaboration in a research university setting, in a cross functional team-based library organization. Experience presenting or publishing research in the fields of scholarly publishing and library science. Experience assessing technical requirements for scholarly publishing projects and recommending appropriate platforms to meet needs.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated expertise in scholarly communications.
*Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing initiatives within research libraries, including technology platforms for publishing, staffing options, and business models.
*Strong project management and leadership skills.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents.
*Demonstrated technical skills in areas related to digital publishing.
*Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies.
*Demonstrated understanding of open source digital publishing platforms and open source repository software.
*Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
*Ability to conduct outreach and develop new services in a research library setting.
*Record of progressively more supervisory and administrative duties.

Preferred:
*Successful acquisition of grant funding for projects or initiatives.
*Knowledge of how to use the publishing platforms Open Journal Systems, Manifold, and Scalar.
*Knowledge of how to use the repository software DSpace.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


April 22, 2022

Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries seeks a dynamic, collaborative individual for the position of Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian. The Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian will help lead and shape the Libraries efforts in developing strategies and services that facilitate the discovery, adoption, creation, and adaptation of open educational resources (OERs), open textbooks, and affordable content. With the Director of Course Material Services, the Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian will help lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of the University of Minnesota Libraries open education and affordable content program. This position will collaborate with faculty, students, staff, and administrators across the university to promote the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content, and assist faculty and instructors in identifying appropriate OER, affordable content, and support materials for their courses.

The Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian position is located within the Course Materials Services department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries. This new department coordinates an overall strategy for integrated course content, expansion of the use of affordable and open course materials by instructors and students, and the Libraries role with learning analytics. This includes managing course reserves, coordinating outreach about affordable content options, developing open textbooks and OER, and encouraging use of Libraries licensed and acquired content for courses.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies and services for an open education program at the University of Minnesota that promotes the use and creation of OER and affordable course materials.
  • Build strategic partnerships with various campus units, community stakeholders, and external groups in order to advocate for and extend the use and creation of OER and affordable materials.
  • Establish methods for assessing and communicating usage, impact, benefits, effectiveness, and relevance of OER and affordable content adoptions.
  • Through training programs, workshops, guides, and consultations work with faculty and instructors to assist them in finding, using, creating, and evaluating OER, openly licensed content, library licensed materials, and other affordable content options and integrating those options into course curriculum.
  • Create internal and external communications related to open education, utilizing a variety of communication methods in coordination with other Student Success service area departments and the Libraries Communications team.
  • Develop and keep up-to-date web pages and LibGuides describing University Libraries OER and affordable content initiatives and projects.
  • Provide guidance to faculty and instructors on open licensing and copyright.
  • Pursue professional development and keep current on trends and developments in open education and affordable content.
  • Develop expertise in open education technologies and repositories and make recommendations regarding new technologies.
  • Collaborate as appropriate with Student Success service area staff, Copyright and Scholarly Communications staff, Libraries Publishing, the Minitex OER Librarian, library liaisons, and other relevant groups on the creation and publication of OER and open textbooks.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Course Material Services team to discover, select, create, and integrate OER, course reserves, and affordable content into courses.
  • Provide support for course reserve operations at key times during the academic year in the creation of course reading lists and integration of materials into courses through the Leganto course reading list application in the Canvas LMS.
  • Create documentation regarding open education and affordable content practices and processes.

Salary and Benefits:  This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank with the potential for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank. The annual salary minimum for this position is $57,500.  The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Masters’ degree from an American Library Association accredited library school OR a combination of an advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with issues in open education, open textbooks, affordable course content, open licensing, and copyright.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred:

  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Interest in problem-solving and analytical solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people in a research-intensive environment.
  • Basic HTML, CSS, and XML knowledge.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply visit https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/347329


April 21, 2022

Head of Open Scholarship Services

  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, MD

Salary Range: $75,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty.
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of  the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries were honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

NATURE OF WORK:

Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research, including:

  • Open access (OA) initiatives and programs, including OA fund, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), and other OA services
  • Authors’ rights and copyright/licensing resources
  • Repository services, especially in relation to our pending Equitable Access Policy
  • Policy development and advocacy work across campus
  • Scholarly impact metrics, tools, resources
  • Open Science Framework support, e.g., membership, promotion, training (collaborating closely with the STEM Library)
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources services (collaborating closely with Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Digital publishing resources, including helping faculty with more thorough consultation on transitioning from subscription models to open access, ISSN registration, advice on publishing best practices, digital preservation, etc.
  • Research data support, collaborating closely with Digital Programs and Initiatives’ Data Services Librarian
  • Engagement, outreach, and training related to all of these areas, collaborating closely with subject librarians and Research Education Program Lead/Pedagogy Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to support open scholarship needs and to facilitate sustainable scholarly production
  • Advocate for innovative and experimental models of scholarly publishing
  • Serve as the Libraries’ point person for open scholarship questions
  • In collaboration with Digital Programs and Initiatives, manage support for existing publications and open scholarship projects, including project documentation and maintaining and reporting project assessment as requested
  • Collaborate with Collection Development Strategies (CDS) on analyzing impact of open scholarship initiatives on collections funding
  • Collaborate with CDS and Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) to identify, describe, and provide access to open scholarship resources
  • Working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, lead and manage the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), including collection and policy development, outreach, and communication
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries to develop consistent practices and recommendations around copyright for Libraries’ services
  • Maintain awareness of relevant legal developments and issues related to scholarly publishing

Professional Development

  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and share them with the appropriate colleagues
  • Attend professional development opportunities in subjects related to assigned responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Contribute to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals

Perform other duties, as assigned.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Able to work for extended periods at a computer screen using a graphical user interface, in a multiple window environment with a variety of font sizes
  • Able to maintain sustained concentration with detailed work

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises faculty librarians, student assistants, and graduate assistants within OSS

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):

EDUCATION:

Required

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s duties with relevant library experience.

EXPERIENCE:

Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field.
  • Demonstrated experience working with current open scholarship and scholarly communication practices and trends.
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing.
  • Experience developing and operationalizing successful outreach for library programs and services.
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment.
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians.

Preferred

  • Experience in a managerial role (e.g., supervisor, project leader, etc.)
  • Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods.

Position Description for the Head of Open Scholarship Services

To apply for position, please go to Head of Open Scholarship Services application page


April 19, 2022

Assistant Professor, Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • Marymount University
  • Arlington, VA

Library & Learning Services (L&LS) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty librarian position beginning July 2022. The position holds a 12-month contract and is non-tenure-track. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience, an understanding of trends in scholarly communication, and familiarity with promoting and integrating open resources in an academic environment. Three years of relevant library work experience is preferred, and an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science is required. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of commitment to work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The search committee seeks candidates with a respect for the Catholic intellectual tradition and alignment with the institutional values of intellectual curiosity and inclusivity.

Applications should include a cover letter that matches strengths to the position needs and a statement on diversity; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2022, and accept applications until the position is filled. Please view position details and submit applications via Marymount’s job portalhttps://tinyurl.com/muscholcommlibrarian

About Library & Learning Services at Marymount University

Library & Learning Services supports intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective by providing excellent services, resources, and programs. This is accomplished by building a collection that supports the University curriculum; supporting classroom learning, teaching, and research needs; promoting the integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum; and providing physical and virtual places that foster learning and promote a sense of community.

L&LS welcomes and values all members of its community. Diversity and inclusion are sources of strength that inspire intellectual curiosity and L&LS nurtures lifelong learning habits that allow our community to tackle the challenges of the world. L&LS is committed to providing all of its services in an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility for all. The collections reflect, serve, and are equitably accessible to our community, and intentionally address historic and ongoing exclusions.

Marymount University is proud of its diverse student body, and is tied for #1 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #2 in Most International Students among regional universities in the South, and is currently recognized as Virginia’s only four-year emerging Hispanic-serving institution. Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength. According to the vision of the RSHM that “ALL may have life, and have it to the FULL,” we strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.
  • Leads library open access and open education initiatives, including the design and implementation of faculty-facing training and building partnerships with campus and community groups.
  • Facilitates, with other library faculty, the discovery, adoption, creation, adaptation, and assessment of open resources across academic disciplines and programs.
  • Collaborates within L&LS in identifying, prioritizing, and developing initiatives to promote open, affordable authoring and alternative publishing options, including utilization of the institutional repository.
  • Serves as a resource for best practices in copyright, intellectual property, and fair use related to open resources and publishing.

Other Duties

  • Participates as a member of the faculty in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook, including expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.

RequirementsALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank. At least three years of relevant library experience preferred.


April 12, 2022

Head of Digital Scholarship

  • Boston College
  • Chestnut Hill, MA

The Head of Digital Scholarship will lead the team and colleagues across the libraries to envision, plan and deliver innovative and sustainable digital research services in concert with student, faculty, and library needs. Through exploration of new technologies, and engagement with digital scholarship practices, standards and systems, this individual will provide strong leadership, coordination, and project management for the team. The Head will possess a strong technical background to direct the selection of systems and technologies, develop the skill set of the team and the subject liaison cohort, and pursue opportunities for partnership at Boston College and externally. The Head will oversee all requests for new digital scholarship initiatives; develop services in support of research, teaching and learning; and lead as appropriate in digital research methods, data services, and engagement with new audiences. The Head will engage in outreach and maintain relationships with faculty, staff and campus partners to enable digital research and development of the digital scholarship program at Boston College and beyond.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research, Learning, & Digital Scholarship, the Head of Digital Scholarship manages a team of four, and cross-manages twelve subject liaison librarians as the lead for the Digital Scholarship component of the Libraries’ cohort model. Boston College Libraries subject liaisons work within a cohort organization managed and supported jointly by the heads of Collections, Digital Scholarship and Educational Initiatives and Research Services, a system created to leverage strong support in the three areas of expertise, as well as to foster a high level of collaborative work. The Head oversees the coordination of outreach to faculty and service via the Digital Studio, coordinates the relationship with Libraries Systems staff, and manages key relationships with university departments and partners. The Head will collect and analyze use statistics, prepare reports, and make recommendations for digital research and scholarship for the Boston College Libraries.

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline is required.

  • Minimum five years of work experience in a research setting, with 2+ years of managerial experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with relevant digital research tools and methods, such as data visualization (eg statistical or geo-spatial), network analysis, text analysis (i.e. topic modeling), text encoding, or database design.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, managing and delivering strategic research projects, working collaboratively in team settings, and articulating the opportunities of digital research to scholars and librarians

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with programming languages, such as Ruby or Python and ability to deploy code in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, or similar, is desirable but not required.

Please include a cover letter that addresses how your skills, interest and experience align with the job requirements.

The salary range for this position is $81,650 – $102,050.

ABOUT THE BOSTON COLLEGE LIBRARIES

The Boston College Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, HathiTrust, Boston Library Consortium, and other organizations that extend our reach globally.

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (library.bc.edu/edi), which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

To apply for this job, please visit: bc.edu/jobs


April 7, 2022

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative Scholarly Communications Librarian with exemplary communication skills to advance the Libraries’ scholarly communications initiatives. This position develops collaborative partnerships to facilitate a seamless, interdisciplinary, and university-wide network to support faculty and students in research publication and impact. The incumbent identifies, develops, and manage services and programs related to copyright, open access, research impact, and other scholarly communications initiatives. The Scholarly Communications Librarian also provides specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas. This position requires a high degree of collaboration and initiative and will be critical to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution.

Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Digital Scholarship, a department within the newly created division of Teaching, Learning, and Research. To learn more about the reorganization at Clemson Libraries, visit: https://libraries.clemson.edu/reorg.

Responsibilities of the Scholarly Communications Librarian include: 

Scholarly Communications

  • Serves as a resource for questions and issues related to copyright, intellectual property, and fair use:
    • Consults with faculty, liaisons, and Libraries’ staff on copyright and fair use questions related to digital media, course reserves, online instruction, and public performance rights.
    • Leads a robust education and outreach program on copyright, intellectual property, and fair use principles for faculty, students, and staff.
    • Coordinates with the University’s General Counsel to establish protocols for reviewing copyright and fair use requests and addressing complex questions.
  • Leads initiatives to raise awareness of open access and alternative publishing:
    • Manages the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund program.
    • Coordinates with the Head of Acquisitions and Collections Strategies Cross-Functional Team to advance open access to Clemson’s research output and find open alternatives to licensed material.
    • Assists faculty and graduate students with publishing choices and licensing agreements related to their scholarly output.
    • Promotes the usage of open access incentives from read & publish arrangements with publishers to faculty and graduate students.
    • Works with the OER Librarian to promote the adoption of open course materials and systems to mitigate the university’s reliance on traditional textbooks and other licensed content.
    • Works with the University Press to promote open publishing options through the  institutional repository. Oversees the deposit of green OA content from the Clemson community into the IR.
  • Assists faculty in tracing their scholarly research and determining its impact using traditional and alternative metrics. Enhances discoverability and attribution of scholarship with ORCID and DOI.
  • Develops and delivers programs on issues related to scholarly communication for the libraries and the campus community.
  • Cultivates working relationships with faculty and graduate students across the university.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities 

  • Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.

Service

  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, university, profession, and community.

Required Qualifications

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.
  • Experience providing scholarly communications services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience with handling copyright, fair use, and intellectual property issues in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated record of advocacy for scholarly communications and open initiatives involving internal and external audiences.
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on a rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.
  • Second graduate or other advanced degree.

Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Libraries
The Libraries on Clemson’s main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections & Archives.  Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot, which houses high-density storage, records management, the digitization lab, and technical services. The libraries employ 31 faculty, 60 staff, and over 60 students.  Clemson Libraries are a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and Lyrasis and actively participate with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL.  For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit our website at https://libraries.clemson.edu/about-the-libraries/

Location
Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented Carnegie Research One university in a college town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application Instructions
Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/103710. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 22, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

Diversity Statement
Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson’s core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries’ staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve.


April 6, 2022

Director of Publishing

  • University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Davis, CA

Are you a savvy editor, an excellent business manager, and a team leader? Are you passionate about publishing content that improves lives? You may be the ideal candidate for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as the new Director of Publishing.

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, this role provides leadership and management of UC ANR’s publishing program and advances our strategic, business, and operational objectives. The director ensures accuracy, quality, and strategic direction of educational, programmatic, and outreach products.

The educational products produced range from the bestselling California Master Gardener Handbook to the award winning journal California Agriculture, along with a suite of science-based products in agriculture, gardening, natural resources, nutrition, and youth development. These materials are core to our mission to provide accessible, easy-to-use information that improves the lives of Californians.

Lead a dedicated, talented team in promoting the work of UC ANR across the state and beyond! For more information and the application link, visit https://ucanr.edu/about/jobs/?jobnum=2098. Apply by 4/18/22.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.