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January 7, 2021

Repository Services Manager

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • St. Louis, MO

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library, the Repository Services Manager will develop, coordinate, deliver, monitor, assess, and advance the services, infrastructure, and operations for the University Libraries’ digital repository and management of digital assets generated by the Libraries and campus community partners. The incumbent will be responsible for creating a customer-first approach to developing technical infrastructure and requirements for the Libraries’ digital repository, delivering robust repository services, and maintaining related technical resources for supporting the University’s mission of preserving and disseminating Libraries’ digital collections and the diverse scholarly output produced by students, faculty, and research affiliates at Washington University.
The complete listing of position responsibilities, salary range, benefits, and qualifications are provided in the full job description, which is available at https://jobs.wustl.edu/, job ID #49957. Review of applications will begin on January 25 and continue until the position is filled.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Manages the full spectrum of daily operations of the digital repositories at WU Libraries including technical infrastructure, client services, and content management. The work of the incumbent will include supervising staff for metadata management and content strategy; directing content strategies and policies for repository content, managing the ingest and curation of content, developing appropriate workflows and schema for ingesting and maintaining data and digital materials, and coordinating the training and work of Libraries staff on use and workflows of the digital repositories.
  2. Collaborates with Library colleagues to develop technical infrastructure, workflows, and programmatic strategy across the WU Libraries for digital repository platforms, including digitized Special Collections, open access publishing, open educational resources, and management of other digital assets.
  3. Develops and implements procedures, workflows, and other necessary documentation for the institutional repository, in consultation with colleagues within the WU Libraries.
  4. Consults with faculty and researchers in relevant program throughout the WU community to promote the retention and accessibility of research output, promotes the repository to the campus community, and solicits content from university stakeholders.
  5. Professional Development and Service: Serve on Library committees and groups. Represents the Libraries on campus, nationally, and internationally in appropriate professional venues, and engage in professional activities outside of the University to stay up to date on developments in digital repository services and related professional areas.

 


November 24, 2020

Scholarly Publishing Librarian

  • Concordia University
  • Montreal, Quebec

Concordia University Library seeks a dynamic and innovative librarian for a tenure-track position as Scholarly Publishing Librarian.

Concordia University Library provides collections and services fundamental to academic success, creation, the advancement of knowledge, and lifelong learning. With a team of 120 librarians, professionals, and support staff who put student and faculty success at the centre of their practice, the Library collaborates to achieve the goals outlined in our strategic plan and in the University’s strategic framework and directions. For more information about the services and operations of the Library, see http://library.concordia.ca/.

Concordia University is recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50 and one of the most international universities in the world. With more than 7,000 faculty and staff, and 47,000 students, Concordia enables individuals to grow, contribute and innovate. Located on two campuses in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal, our faculty and students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and compelling program offerings in our four Faculties, Library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education. In 2019, Concordia was recognized as a top Montreal employer for the fourth year running. We made the list based on a number of criteria, including pension and benefits, training and development opportunities, and the physical and social aspects of the workplace.

Montreal, our home, is exceptional. It is a unique city — safe and clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner.

The Scholarly Publishing Librarian is a member of the Library’s professional team, reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Scholarly Communications. The incumbent contributes to the Concordia University Library’s efforts to transform the scholarly communications landscape and create a more equitable and just publishing ecosystem. The incumbent provides leadership in planning and implementing publishing services that empower faculty, students, and staff with tools, information, and resources for sharing their research and scholarship. These include, but are not limited to, the university’s institutional repository and Open Educational Resources (OER) program. The incumbent proactively explores emerging publishing technologies, platforms, and practices, and collaborates across the Library and the University to develop, implement, and assess publishing initiatives. The Scholarly Publishing Librarian contributes substantively to a variety of Library and University strategic initiatives and projects, through committees, working groups, and project teams. Responsibilities also include research, publication, and service to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

Librarians are members of the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA).

RESPONSIBILITIES

Leads the Library’s Open Educational Resources (OER) program, including adopting, adapting, and creating materials; managing production and publication processes and workflows; engaging in outreach and advocacy; undertaking assessment; and acting as a liaison with campus partners including faculty, librarians, advisory groups, the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and the Student Success Centre, among others, as well as service providers.

In close collaboration with colleagues, supports the growth, development, and evolution of Spectrum, Concordia University’s Research Repository.

Supports university research and researchers through the creation of, deployment of, and participation in open access initiatives such as the Concordia Open Access Author Fund.

Undertakes project manager roles or contributes to special projects such as the implementation of ORCID iD at Concordia.

Works in close cooperation with campus partners (e.g., faculty, Office of Research, School of Graduate Studies, Associate Deans for Research, etc.) on projects and programs related to scholarly publishing, including Tri-Council requirements for research dissemination, as well as efforts to better measure and illuminate Concordia research outputs and impact.

Collaborates with Concordia University Press on digital publishing and dissemination activities and strategies.

Works with colleagues in the Library, the Thesis Office in the School of Graduate Studies, and with graduate students in support of the electronic thesis submission process.

Monitors developments in scholarly publishing, including those around open access, including OER; institutional repositories; technological initiatives; and funding opportunities, and communicates their implications to Library and University stakeholders.

Keeps current with changing professional and research expectations, service requirements, and developments in academic libraries, especially developments in publishing and dissemination practices, platforms, and tools.

Participates in regional, national, and international communities of practice where appropriate.

Participates on committees, working groups, and project teams to contribute to the development of Library and University strategic initiatives and projects.

Performs other duties as assigned, including but not limited to providing support for teaching, research, and collection development in one or more subject areas.

QUALIFICATIONS

Professional Expertise

Graduate degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association, or approved equivalent education and training acceptable for membership in the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Québec.

Minimum of 2 (two) years relevant professional experience in an academic library, or equivalent.

Demonstrated knowledge of the publishing ecosystem and research lifecycle as well as scholarly communications models and practices.

Experience with and knowledge of scholarly publishing platforms (e.g., EPrints, Pressbooks, OJS).

A demonstrated record managing a portfolio of projects at different scales and priorities, each with multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrated communication skills including the ability to prepare and present written and oral reports; make high-level presentations; and engage with librarians, faculty, campus administrators, and members of other scholarly publishing communities.

Knowledge of broad trends and issues relating to open educational resources; institutional repositories; and open access, including national, institutional, and funding agency open access mandates.

Experience in publishing is an asset.

Familiarity with and interest in open source software are assets.

General Competencies

Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain successful partnerships and relationships with librarians, faculty, researchers, and other stakeholders.

Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills.

Initiative and strong leadership skills, with willingness to share expertise, work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.

Curiosity, drive, and flexibility to discover and try new methods and practices, in support of Library and University strategic directions.

Interest in and capacity for conducting research. An established research portfolio is an asset.

Knowledge of collection development and management issues, concepts, and methods in academic libraries.

Oral and written fluency in English required. Oral fluency and basic written French are assets.

Salary and Benefits

Compensation and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefit package.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must supply the following in one (1) single PDF attachment:

  • a letter of interest;
  • curriculum vitae, which must include a statement of your citizenship;
  • the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional

Electronic applications should be submitted by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on 14 December 2020 to Sandra Biron, Library Personnel Assistant: employment.library@concordia.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that the University’s facilities are currently closed in response to the Coronavirus crisis. As such, the interviews and presentations will be conducted remotely, using video- conferencing software. Candidates will be consulted on a case-by-case basis on the best process and format to use given their location and particular situation.

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applicants must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research excellence and/or professional experience and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion, at: vpfdi@concordia.ca or by telephone at (514) 848-2424 ext. 4323.

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today.

Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.


November 19, 2020

Assistant Director, Editorial and Production Services

  • University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press)
  • Vancouver, BC

The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is looking for an experienced and enterprising person to lead our Editorial Production department. This new opening for an Assistant Director, Editorial and Production Services, comes at an exciting time for the Press as we approach our 50th anniversary and celebrate our renowned academic list, the success of our trade-focused imprints, and the recent launch of RavenSpace, a digital publishing platform for collaborative publishing in Indigenous studies.

A busy department, Editorial Production coordinates the production of 55-60 books annually and is adept at meeting the challenges presented by new types of publications arising from digital initiatives and new modes of publishing, including fully accessible eBooks. As head of the department, you will be overseeing the workflow and activities of an established and highly skilled group of production editors, providing knowledgeable and creative leadership during an exciting and demanding time of change and possibility in scholarly communications.

UBC Press is a collaborative workplace, hence your strong communications skills will be critical in a role that thrives on open conversation and coordination with colleagues from all departments across the Press. As a member of the senior management team, you will also be helping to refine the Press’s overall strategic direction, supporting its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and safeguarding its reputation for excellence with authors and reading audiences alike.

If you would like to learn more about joining UBC Press as it launches into its next fifty years, please click here to link to the UBC listing for a full position description.


October 22, 2020

Data Services Librarian – Assistant or Associate Librarian

  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Bloomington, IN

Position Summary

The IUB Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented Data Services Librarian to provide research, teaching, and learning support across a wide variety of academic and research programs. The Data Services Librarian will develop, deliver, and assess library services, programs, infrastructure, and collections to support the use of data, data literacy, data management, and data curation and preservation.This position supports students and faculty alike through instruction and consultation, providing support and education for the use of secondary data, assists researchers with data management plans, data sharing and preservation options, and facilitates the interpretation of data in various contexts.

This position will develop and deliver programming in areas of data management, sharing, and preservation to assist faculty and students in managing the data lifecycle that results from research projects of all types. The successful candidate will work with colleagues to curate data and develop documentation to facilitate access, engage and collaborate across campus on research data support and training, and will contribute to the Libraries’ initiatives to adapt, design and develop tools and services for organizing, storing and sharing research data. This position will play an integral role in the ongoing development of IU Data CORE (Catalog and Open Repository Environment), our Hyrax/Samvera-based research data repository. The librarian will collaborate with colleagues in the library to support individual researchers and scholars, as well as data science curricula and courses, and departmental or cross-institutional research teams. The Data Services Librarian works closely with partners across campus to increase understanding of data resources, tools, skills, and ethical use. Additionally, this position collaborates with librarian colleagues to evaluate and acquire data sets and data collections, ensures their discovery and long-term accessibility, and stewards library-licensed data sets and packages. Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication Department, this position will work to promote open and transparent research practices through active outreach and engagement with our students and faculty.

The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries supports a safe and inclusive environment for all members of our diverse communities. We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Responsibilities

  • Develop innovative services and resources to support research and teaching in the areas of research data management, research tools and workflows, data ethics, sharing, and preservation, and open science.
  • Develop and implement policies and strategies at the library and university levels for a sustainable approach to support public access to products of research.
  • Deliver expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, and staff supporting research data needs and consult on strategies and tools across various aspects of the data lifecycle, especially data management planning, data cleaning and ethics, and repository services.
  • Develop and provide outreach and instructional programs, workshops, and training materials to support data science courses and promote data literacy (e.g., data management planning, preservation, best practices and tools).
  • Build and maintain excellent data collections, steward library-licensed data, and implement data use agreements.
  • Provide support for data curation, packaging, and dissemination and assist in developing documentation to facilitate access.
  • Provide input and guidance on research repository workflows and data policies and assist directly with data deposits and publishing in libraries’ data repositories.
  • Serve as Product Owner for the IU Data CORE research data repository.
  • Facilitate and contribute to further development of data repositories and support adjacent services (e.g., DataCite DOI minting, Scholarly Data Archive, Globus integration)
  • Work with staff in University Information Technology Services Research Technologies and Library Technologies to coordinate support for research data lifecycles within IU storage and data repository environments
  • Partner with students, faculty, and academic staff to support data-intensive courses, assignments, and research projects across the campus
  • Translate and promote data and informatics tools, specialized databases, and ontologies
  • Maintain awareness of trends within research data management, digital curation, data science, and related areas.
  • Build and maintain relationships with colleagues across the IU campus libraries, partner with subject librarians to serve the research needs of specific disciplines, and provide training to librarians and library staff on data-intensive approaches to librarianship.
  • Foster a diverse and inclusive environment and work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Communicate with and actively engage with faculty and students across campus to understand their needs, build collaborations, and promote library services.
  • Establish and maintain engagement with units that complement the Libraries capacity to support IU interdisciplinary research and technology infrastructure (e.g., University Information Technology Services Research Technologies, Office of Research Administration, University Information Security Office, and Library Technologies).
  • Promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf).

Qualifications

Required

  • ALA-accredited graduate degree in library or information science or international equivalent; candidates with advanced degree in a relevant subject area and appropriate experience in academic setting will also be considered
  • Experience with data management, data curation, and data repositories with a focus on research practices relating to secondary data, data set acquisition and stewardship, and the reuse, reproducibility, and retrieval for data sources
  • Experience instructing and consulting with students or faculty on concepts of data literacy including discovery, ethical data use, management, and sharing
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research processes used in a range of disciplines, with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data, and evidence of applied knowledge of data management and curation across these disciplines
  • Experience working with open source digital repository software (e.g. Hyrax, DSpace)
  • Experience working with large data sets and collections
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and presentation skills
  • Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, innovative environment at a major research institution and pivot effectively to evolving needs and priorities
  • Understand and promote the Libraries’ culture of diversity and inclusion, and support the values outlined in the Libraries Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/strategicplan), and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/diversity-strategic-plan-20162017pdf)
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (https://libraries.indiana.edu/file/promotion-and-tenure-criteria-iub-li…)

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in information or data science, or related degree in the life, health, or physical sciences
  • In-depth knowledge of current issues in scholarly communication and publishing, research funding, Open Science, and discourses on reproducible research
  • Experience with data management and cleanup techniques and tools (e.g., OpenRefine, DMPTool, DMPOnline, Git/Github, Open Science Framework)
  • Experience with project and/or product management and Agile methodologies
  • Experience providing research services in an academic library setting

To Apply

Applications received by Friday, November 13, 2020 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 205, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 – Phone: 812-855-8196 – Fax: 812-855-2576 – Email: libpers@indiana.edu. Expected start date: April 1, 2021.


Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan.  This tenure-track academic appointment includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves.  For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to https://www.indiana.edu/.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


September 25, 2020

Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation, and Conversion

  • Pepperdine University
  • Malibu, CA

The Pepperdine Libraries seeks an energetic, skilled individual to fill the important position of Librarian for Digital Publishing, Curation and Conversion. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Librarian plays a leading role in the presentation of Pepperdine’s unique collections and scholarly output to the world and works closely with special collections and university archives personnel to identify, research, and prioritize materials for ingest into digital collections. Following best practices, the Librarian devises digitization workflows and metadata schema appropriate to the diverse content in our collections, collaborates with library staff, and supervises interns and student workers. The Librarian maintains and expands Pepperdine’s digital collections and actively seeks out and defines new collections based on both digitized and born-digital content, building community partnerships and pursuing external funding in order to further diversify the collections.

The Librarian also manages Pepperdine’s institutional repository and digital publications platform, both of which are powered by Digital Commons (bepress). These initiatives are designed to promote Pepperdine scholarly communications, and involve a significant effort in outreach and coordination with Pepperdine administrators, faculty, and students. Additional responsibilities include supervising the Librarian for Emerging Technology and Digital Projects, managing relationships and contracts with vendors, and developing and implementing digital preservation strategies.

Duties

  • Digital Curation: Assists in the selection of collections for digitization working closely with library and academic personnel; provides narrative descriptions for collections added to the digital repository; writes high-quality descriptive and technical metadata for digital objects; creates blog postings regarding newly added collections; coordinates in collaboration with the Library’s preservation committee the preservation of digital content, and develops ways to strategically disseminate content to a diverse array of users.
  • Digital Conversion: Manages, oversees, and coordinates the in-house digitization of archival materials and collections, including image capture, scanning, and digital conversion of audiovisual media, following accepted preservation and access guidelines, standards, policies and procedures; manages vendor digitization of archival materials and collections; selects, maintains, and instructs in the use of digitization equipment including Phase One camera systems.
  • Digital Publishing: Works closely with content creators, editors, publishers to solicit, organize, upload, and maintain scholarly content within the library’s digital publishing platform.
  • Other Administrative and Instructional responsibilities: Supervises the Librarian for Emerging Technology and Digital Projects and the Genesis Lab makerspace; contributes to the Library’s user services program by serving as an instructor in the Digital Humanities program; contributes to other digital and community archiving initiatives as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Upholds University mission through work performed.

The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Skills and Qualifications

Required: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment; excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated interest in archival research, primary sources, and community and institutional histories. Metadata including LCSH, MARC, Dublin Core, and XML. Cloud-based computing. Digitization processes and standards.

Preferred: 3-5 years’ experience curating digital collections in an academic library. Experience with a digital repository. Knowledge of archival description and arrangement. Supervisory experience. Cultural heritage photography. Community outreach and grant writing experience. Digital preservation software and networks. Ability to learn basic coding and/or code literacy.

Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.

Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening. Qualified individuals with criminal histories will be considered for employment in compliance with applicable laws.

This is an Exempt, 40 hour per week position.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.