October 5, 2021

Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, South Carolina

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive leader to serve as our inaugural Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery. The successful candidate will set the vision and strategic directions for the new division and direct the Libraries’ overall collection strategy – planning, developing, interpreting, and implementing policies and procedures related to the acquisition, description, and discovery of scholarly and cultural heritage resources in a variety of formats. Approximately 40 faculty and staff will be part of this new division, working in the following departments: Acquisitions (including print, e-resources, and continuing resources purchasing and management; resource sharing; and collection development); Metadata Services; Digitization, and Special Collections and Archives. The successful candidate would be one of three new associate deans who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and setting the Libraries strategic directions as a member of its Senior Leadership Team. This is a 12-month administrative faculty position, with faculty rank and status.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing collections strategy for the sustainable delivery of inclusive scholarly resources to meet the needs of the university, while also managing and supporting the development of 9 direct reports and overseeing a collections budget of $9 million. Among many other important duties, the Associate Dean will develop a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.


The required qualifications for the position include and ALA-accredited graduate degree, at least five years of management/supervisory experience in progressively responsible positions in an academic library, work experience in at least one of the division’s four departments, and a record of professional librarianship, research/scholarship, and service that would merit tenure at the Associate Librarian rank or higher.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in personnel, budget, and project management, knowledge of R1 library collections or special collections, and evidence of competence in strategic planning and organizational development. Additional ideal qualities include a second graduate or other advanced degree, and experience with Ex Libris’ Alma Library Services Platform (LSP) and Primo VE discovery system.

Salary & Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $95,000 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, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio: The deadline for full consideration is October 15, 2021.

September 30, 2021

Open Scholarship Librarian

  • Syracuse University
  • Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse University Libraries Department of Research and Scholarship (DRS) invites applications from creative and inquisitive individuals to join our Digital and Open Scholarship Team in the role of Open Scholarship Librarian. DRS is home to the subject, research data, and collection development and analysis librarians in the Syracuse University Libraries. The department supports the research, teaching, scholarship, and creative work of the Syracuse University community through collection development, information literacy instruction, and research services. The department’s librarians represent the interests of schools and colleges in developing dynamic library collections and services to advance the success of the University community. Four functional teams within DRS (Collections, Research Impact, Subject Instruction, and Digital & Open Scholarship) collaborate to emphasize collections, services, and programming within their areas of focus and among their constituencies.

Within this structure, the Digital and Open Scholarship Team (comprised of the Lead Librarian for Digital and Open Scholarship, the Research Data Services Librarian, and the Open Scholarship Librarian) fosters and supports innovative uses of digital technology through:

  • Assisting patrons in meaningful, ethical, and insightful engagement with data in all facets of their work
  • Providing expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors’ rights, open access, and new modes of publishing
  • Providing opportunities for connection and support among digital scholarship communities across campus and beyond

The Open Scholarship Librarian will collaborate with internal and external partners to create and maintain policies and workflows relating to publishing and dissemination of scholarship.  This role involves shared responsibility for the SURFACE repository, guiding the cross-departmental team that supports the repository, and providing outreach and support to users of the repository with the help of subject liaison librarians. The Open Scholarship Librarian will additionally provide consultation on matters of open access publishing, archiving of scholarly pre- and post-prints, and other areas of authors’ rights.

For over a decade, librarians in the Department of Research and Scholarship have provided leadership and supported open scholarship initiatives on campus though outreach, research, and repository work at Syracuse University. DRS librarians will support the Open Scholarship Librarian’s work through collaboration, relationship building, mentorship, and the Libraries’ many opportunities for professional development will offer additional support.

Syracuse University Libraries are undertaking multiple concurrent searches for positions in support of our Digital Library Program (DLP). The Open Scholarship Librarian will be joined by three new positions in the Department of Digital Stewardship to complete a new cohort of professionals focused on strategic administration of DLP collections and services.

A complete and detailed job description for the role, with instructions on how to apply can be found here:

The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and equitable workforce. We are fully committed to hiring and developing diverse talent and believe deeply in equity, diversity of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given role. We strongly encourage those who share these values to apply and welcome applicants with a range of experience and qualifications.

We welcome applications for the position at the ranks of Assistant Librarian and Senior Assistant Librarian. The minimum starting salaries for all librarian ranks at Syracuse University are:

  • Assistant Librarian: $50,000/year
  • Senior Assistant Librarian: $55,000/year
  • Associate Librarian: $65,000/year
  • Librarian: $75,000/year

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Monday, October 11.

September 14, 2021

Digital Publishing Specialist

  • Atla


This position is responsible for coordinating, implementing, and supporting a variety of digital publishing initiatives involving Association members, peer organizations, and other collaborative partners and that benefit the work of religious and theological libraries and support expanded access to scholarship, collections, and other resources in religion and theology. These initiatives include the Atla Open Press, LibGuides, Omeka Exhibits for the Atla Digital Library, and other collaborative projects focused on the production, discovery, and access of publications and resources, including open educational resources, in religion and theology.

This position will primarily coordinate Atla’s open access publishing program, including managing and supporting the editorial workflows and providing final output production support for Atla Open Press’s monograph and journal publishing programs. This position also evaluates, implements, and optimizes platform feature sets to ensure consistency, functionality, and usability. The person in this role will develop documentation and training to support editor, author, and copyeditor usage of the publishing platforms as well as coordinate and ensure accurate delivery of publishing program data to third party discovery and access portals such as CrossRef and DOAJ. This position liaises with member editors, authors, copyeditors, and strategic partners to ensure that workflows are followed or are adapted as needed to ensure quality scholarly output and to support member engagement in digital publishing processes.


  • Manage the publishing program workflow by providing training to editors, authors, copyeditors, and others who interact with the publishing program platforms, answering participant questions and managing expectations, monitoring the publication timelines to ensure timely delivery of content to Atla staff and contractors, and ensuring documentation and guidelines are current and accessible.
  • Completion of layout and production of Atla Open Press publications utilizing Adobe InDesign and Illustrator in EPUB, PDF, and HTML formats as required.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on feature implementation and utilization of Atla Open Press’s open source publishing platforms, including development and support of workflows in XML / XLST or JSON, as well as support development of multi-modal scholarship forms, to ensure efficiency, consistency, and standardization across all platforms and publications.
  • Support the implementation of the publishing program platforms during periods of software upgrades through communication with software developers, Atla IS staff, and users of the publishing program platforms and update workflows and documentation as needed to reflect changes brought about by upgrades.
  • Work with curators of online exhibits to develop their content for display in Omeka, including providing content and copyediting support and assisting with verification of citations and rights clearance.
  • Support marketing and outreach to potential editors, authors, readers, libraries, archives, and other content collectors and creators to create awareness, participation, authorship, citation, and participation in the digital publishing initiatives of the Association.
  • Create documentation including guidelines, protocols, and best practices for the digital publishing programs.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of publishing standards and best practices, library-oriented open-source platforms, established and emerging technologies, and both national and international projects and programs within the realm of library and open access publishing.
  • Network, collaborate, and participate in organizations and groups regarding digital and open access publishing.
  • Conduct periodic analyses of usage statistics of publishing program outputs and prepare reports to editorial boards.
  • Participate actively in appropriate professional societies and report on outcomes and work processes developed at occasional professional conferences.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA) from four-year college or university, or two to four years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Computer skills required: Microsoft Office software suite or equivalent, Adobe InDesign and Illustrator or other desktop publishing and design software
  • Other skills required:
    • Two to four years employment experience and/or training related to digital publishing and usage of open-source publishing software.
    • Understanding of web technologies and workflows including HTML, CSS, XML/XLST or JSON, including web accessibility issues and best practices.
    • Familiarity with trends and best practices in open access publishing.
    • Experience working with editorial boards of scholarly publications.
    • Experience designing workflows and/or coordinating projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Excellent communication skills and dedication to collaborative team building across multiple institutions.


  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate school or equivalent degree.
  • Degree in a field of theology or religion or 3-6 years working in a religious or theological higher education environment such as a theological or religious studies library.
  • Experience working with the Public Knowledge Projects Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP) platforms.
  • Experience working with Omeka.
  • Two years’ experience working in a library, cultural heritage organization, or affiliated educational, nonprofit, or professional organization.
  • Experience with proofreading and copyediting.
  • Reading, writing, or speaking skills in a second language.

Atla is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, disability, veteran, or military status, pregnancy, order of protection status, genetic information or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Atla is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Cember Beeson, HR Generalist, at or +1.872.310.4249.

This position is a full-time exempt remote position. Occasional travel will be required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about Atla, please visit our web site at:

To apply please submit a cover letter, including contact information, a current resume or CV, and the names and contact information for three references to

July 13, 2021

Library Publishing Directory Questionnaire

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

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

July 6, 2021

Institutional Repository Librarian

  • San Francisco State University
  • San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

June 9, 2021

Senior Software Developer: Publishing, Archives, and Digitization

  • California Digital Library (CDL)

The Role

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

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

You will:

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

You have:

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

Compensation & benefits:

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

Our organization

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

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

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

May 5, 2021

Publishing Services Specialist

  • Virginia Tech
  • Blacksburg, VA

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

Employment Conditions:

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

April 14, 2021

Publishing & Open Access Librarian

  • William & Mary Libraries
  • Williamsburg, VA

Position Summary

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

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

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Advertised Pay Range

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

March 17, 2021

Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • Boston College
  • Chestnut Hill, MA

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

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

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

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

March 11, 2021

Assistant Professor, tenure track – Digital Publishing Librarian

  • Adelphi University Libraries
  • Garden City, NY

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

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

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