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.


  • 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 (



  • 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 (, and the Libraries’ Diversity Strategic Plan (
  • Ability to meet the requirements of a tenure-track position at the IU Libraries (…)


  • 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 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: 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

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.


  • 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.

August 3, 2020

Library Publishing Directory Questionnaire

Complete this questionnaire by September 14, 2020 to be considered for inclusion in the 2021 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.

April 1, 2020

Managing Director, Public Knowledge Project and Head, SFU Library Digital Publishing

  • Simon Fraser University
  • Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for the Head of Digital Publishing and Managing Director of the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Strategy and based at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Burnaby campus, this full-time continuing position will be responsible for both managing PKP operations and supporting SFU faculty, staff, and students as Head of the Digital Publishing division within the Library.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management of PKP’s day-to-day operations, finances, and employees. The PKP Managing Director is the chief advisor to the PKP Advisory Committee and develops and maintains productive working relationships with university, national, and international bodies and organizations. This position also co-leads the federally-funded Coalition Publica project with Érudit at the Université de Montréal. Working closely with the PKP Director, Associate Directors, and staff, the Managing Director ensures the Project remains innovative and is constantly looking for new ways to fulfill its mandate of opening access to knowledge.

Within the SFU Library, as the Head of the Digital Publishing division, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing services and strategic directions for digital publishing at the Library, overseeing staff in this small but growing Library division, and be a contributing member of the Library’s Strategic Plan Leadership Committee.

This position will appeal to an experienced leader with an ability to unify and motivate staff and stakeholders. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of working with a diverse community of partners and stakeholders to further a mission or mandate. They are passionate about the mission of PKP and the SFU Library and are energized to speak on behalf of those organizations. The position will be attractive to those with a high comfort level for risk and technological innovation, and will embody an entrepreneurial spirit as PKP continues to implement new systems and services while also developing a sound sustainability strategy. This environment will include opportunities to participate in research activities in a variety of ways in collaboration with colleagues at SFU and elsewhere.


We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

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. The main branch, W.A.C. Bennett Library, is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is on the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.

The SFU Library is the administrative home for PKP, 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) and Open Monograph Press (OMP). In 2020, over 10,000 journals are using OJS as their article submission review and publishing platform. PKP supports several publishing related services such as the PKP Preservation Network, the PKP Index, and an automated XML conversion service and preprint service (both in development). PKP is also involved in a number of research projects and provides online educational courses and related resources on scholarly publishing. Many PKP activities are conducted in a virtual environment with staff and users located around the world. Further information is available at


  • Provide leadership and develop strategic priorities for both PKP and the SFU Library’s Digital Publishing division.
  • Oversee operations of PKP and SFU Library’s Digital Publishing division, including budget, staff, grants, and projects.
  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.
  • Lead and inspire in an environment of collegiality, respect, and teamwork.
  • Manage staff by directing and evaluating performance and providing leadership and guidance.
  • Coordinate with other SFU Library divisions, Office of the Vice-President Research, other University departments, and faculty.
  • Promote the work of PKP and the Library within the University, and represent SFU and PKP in campus, regional, national, and international forums.
  • Prepare and manage grant and funding proposals.
  • Provide assessment and review of the impact of PKP and the Digital Publishing division.
  • Develop a vision for Digital Publishing and PKP that integrates with the Library’s overall vision, and the overarching SFU vision to be Canada’s leading engaged university through innovative education, cutting-edge research, and community outreach.
  • Participate in library-wide leadership, strategic planning, and policy creation with the Dean, Associate Deans, and other Branch and Division Heads.
  • Co-lead the CFI-funded Coalition Publica project in association with the Executive Director of Érudit at the Université de Montréal.
  • Promote “open” initiatives through active participation in campus and external meetings, conferences, workshops, and other venues.
  • Maintain currency with developments in the profession and for scholarly publishing, and participate in relevant professional organizations at the regional and national level.



  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent.
  • Five (5) or more years of experience, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Demonstrated management skills, including team development, research project and grant management, program development, financial management, and ability to influence change and build consensus.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to adapt to changing environments and multiple deadlines, and to work well under pressure with discretion, tact, and good judgement.
  • Knowledge of trends in higher education, academic libraries, open research infrastructure, scholarly publishing, organizational development, and stakeholder management.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, in both physical and virtual work environments. Excellent intercultural communication skills, both oral and written.
  • A collaborative and transparent leadership style and excellent people management skills.
  • Ability to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in both the Library and PKP.
  • Ability to travel frequently.


  • Demonstrated leadership/management experience, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships across multiple and diverse institutions, across levels within organizations from specialist to executive level.
  • Background in publishing and/or team-based software development.
  • Second graduate degree in a relevant field of specialization related to scholarly publishing or management.
  • Working knowledge of written and oral French.
  • Experience working with an advisory committee or board of directors.
  • Demonstrated commitment to engage in scholarship and service to the profession and the community.
  • Experience with PKP software (especially OJS), and/or comparable open source software, e.g. DSpace, Islandora, etc.
  • Experience with working in both onsite and virtual environments.


This is a full time continuing Library Division Head position, beginning in the first half of 2020.

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

The successful applicant will be appointed at a salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. SFU Librarian salary scales can be viewed here: %20Salary%20Scale.pdf.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons.

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


To be given assured consideration, applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references by 4:00 pm Pacific Time on May 9, 2020 to:

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

February 29, 2020

Scholarly Publishing Librarian

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma Libraries’ Scholarly Publishing Librarian supports day-to-day coordination and completion of scholarly publishing projects, including Open Educational Resource (OER) projects from the OU Libraries Alternative Textbook Grant and open access journals currently using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) platform. The Scholarly Publishing Librarian participates in the planning, development, and implementation of existing and future publishing initiatives. This position interacts with other members of the Open Initiatives team, other OU Libraries personnel, OU faculty and graduate student editors and authors, as well as other representatives of other academic institutions and troubleshoots and streamlines scholarly publishing workflows, responds to platform and/or publishing questions, supports the operations and growth of OU Libraries publishing services, and develops new and innovative ways in which the Libraries can deliver publishing services to support and anticipate emerging modes of scholarly communication. Furthermore, the Scholarly Publishing Librarian exercises independent professional judgement in working with authors, editors, and other stakeholders in the development of publications and publishing operations. This position trains and provides instruction on digital publishing skills and technologies as needed.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is dedicated to building and fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable educational and work environment. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Position Responsibilities

Scholarly Publishing Coordination

  • Provide expertise in scholarly publishing, including open access journal publishing and open educational resources publishing
  • Consult with authors, editors, and other relevant partners on the scope, objectives, and activities related to open access publishing projects; connect partners to appropriate solutions and translate ideas developed in collaboration with partners into actionable workflows and infrastructure
  • Manage and maintain short- and long-term projects for scholarly publishing initiatives
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for stakeholders using OU Libraries scholarly publishing services, including journal editors, OER authors, and other content creators
  • Develop and deliver openly licensed instruction/training to stakeholders as needed
  • Research best practices and develop documentation on OU Libraries publishing service policies and procedures; evaluate feasibility of emerging platforms, formats and workflows to inform evolving scholarly publishing services
  • Create project plans to increase the reach and awareness of OU Libraries published works
  • Work with Libraries’ personnel to ensure published content is discoverable and accessible
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of digital content
  • Convert and prepare materials for online publication, including creation of metadata; formatting of text documents; proofreading for obvious structural, grammatical, or stylistic errors; and running scripts to convert from PDF, InDesign, or Microsoft Word format (among others)
  • Stay current on activities related to copyright law and licensing issues, open access publication, open educational resources, and emerging areas in digital and scholarly publishing
  • Collect metrics of OU Libraries published works using tools such as Google Analytics, DSpace and OJS statistics, and other tools as appropriate; develop methods for assessing and reporting impact, effectiveness, and relevance of published works and services
  • Ensure visibility of OU Libraries scholarly publishing initiatives by maintaining and developing associated content on the Libraries’ website and guides; represent initiatives on social media

Professional, University and Administrative Service

  • Contribute to and participate in library and university committees and task forces related to primary job assignment and the university community as appropriate or assigned
  • Serve and participate at the local, state, regional, national, and international level in professional associations relating to primary job assignment and related areas
  • Monitor trends and maintain up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas contributing to primary job assignment by participating in appropriate professional development and continuing education activities in the library, on campus, and within the profession
  • Support a diverse, inclusive, and equitable educational and work environment.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in library or information science from a ALA-accredited program OR equivalent experience AND

  • At least one year of professional experience in an academic setting with responsibility for areas such as educational activities, partnership development and maintenance, project management, policy and procedure development/documentation, data analysis, and public- facing promotional activities.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds in a respectful, equitable and inclusive way.
  • Demonstrated skills in effective written and oral communication, including public professional presentations.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects/initiatives and to set priorities in a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Familiarity with best practices associated with editing, modification, and creation of OER; copyright, open licensing, fair use, and author rights; scholarly communication issues and the associated evolving landscape.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in digital scholarly publishing
  • Experience in open access journal publishing
  • Familiarity with project management tools and concepts
  • Experience with web-based publishing, presentation tools, and various media types
  • Comfort with quantitative data and analysis
  • Experience working with the evolving ecosystem of publishing tools and vendors for open access journal production, including PKP’s Open Journal Systems
  • Experience with publishing tools and vendors for open educational resources, such as Pressbooks, Bookdown, Markdown, or other publishing platforms
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing, including ethical frameworks

About University Libraries

As the intellectual crossroads of the university, the University of Oklahoma Libraries provides access to resources that fulfill the academic, research, artistic, scholarly, intellectual, and leadership mission of the university. The Libraries serve the university community by demonstrating our core values of diversity and inclusion, integrity, engagement, collaboration, learning, innovation, and agility. We seek to create excellence in the library experience, to support campus research and data stewardship, to build on the excellence of our special collections, and to promote scholarly communication. We invest in our organization by recruiting individuals committed to superior user experience and by actively strengthening and expanding our skills and capabilities.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries is the largest academic research library in the state of Oklahoma containing more than 5.4 million volumes (including 1.8 million eBooks), 3.6 million microform materials, over 300 databases, and 170,000 serials. Outstanding special collections include the History of Science Collections, with 100,000 volumes; the Western History Collections, with over 12,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 2 million photographs, 80,000 volumes, 2,700 sound recordings, 5,000 cartographic resources, and 580 works of art; the Harry W. Bass Business History Collections, with over 23,000 volumes; the John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special Collections, with over 12,000 volumes; and the Chinese Literature Translation Archive, which houses nearly 10,000 volumes and thousands of documents relating to translators of modern Chinese literature in the West.

The University of Oklahoma Libraries’ team consists of 17 library faculty, 56 professional staff, 37 classified staff, 27 graduate assistants and 185 student assistants. Facilities include the Bizzell Memorial Library located in the heart of campus, Monnet Hall, hosting the Western History Collections, and three branch libraries: Architecture Library, Youngblood Energy Library, and Fine Arts Library. Affiliated OU libraries, not within the administrative oversight of University Libraries, include: the Donald E. Pray Law Library on the Norman campus, Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library on the Oklahoma City campus, and the Schusterman Library on the Tulsa campus.

University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Greater Western Libraries Alliance, Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Newberry Library Consortium, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Public Library of America, HathiTrust, Western Storage Trust, Open Textbook Network.

About the University

The University of Oklahoma serves the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. The university is home to over 31,000 students, more than 3,500 faculty and 8,000 staff across all three campuses, and is supported by a $2 billion budget and an endowment of $1.52 billion. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No. 1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013.

The central campus and administrative offices of the University of Oklahoma are located in Norman, a city of more than 120,000 residents. Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings and is a culturally rich and vibrant community with outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living. See for more information about Norman. The state capital, Oklahoma City, is located 20 miles to the north. With over 1.35 million residents and a unique central plains heritage, the Oklahoma City metro is home to a diverse and lively array of arts, culture, dining, sports, and entertainment. For more information about Oklahoma City, see


All applications must include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references. Hiring will be contingent upon submission of academic transcripts. To apply for this position, go to and search for job number 200634

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services. Inquiries regarding non- discrimination policies may be directed to: Bobby J. Mason, University Equal Opportunity Officer and Title IX Coordinator, (405) 325-3546,, or visit the OU Institutional Equity Office.

February 6, 2020

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.


  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 directing metadata management and development for the repository, 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 training, and supervising the 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 programs 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: Serves on Library committees and groups. Represents the Libraries on campus, nationally, and internationally in appropriate professional venues, and engages in professional activities outside of the University to stay up to date on developments in digital repository services and related professional areas.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned and as needed.

The complete listing of position responsibilities, salary information, and qualifications are provided in the full job description, which is available at (job ID# 46847). Please apply through

Applications will be accepted through March 20.

January 27, 2020

Production Assistant for Publishing Services

  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries seeks a detail-oriented and resourceful person to fill the position of Production Assistant for Publishing Services.


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 Coordinator and helps support the dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative expression in alignment with the Libraries strategic directions. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship ( as well as dedication to advance the work of Publishing and Repository Services. 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 .5FTE students. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgement 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; 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; familiarity with the scholarly publishing process; excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail; ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated experience with Excel; familiarity with HTML or XML.

Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with metadata standards; experience with workflow development; creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems; experience with managing metadata, text, images, and other forms of digital research content; experience with HTML, CSS, or XML; supervisory experience.

Please apply online at through February 2, 2020.

NOTE: The deadline for this position has been extended through February 16, 2020.

January 2, 2020

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • University of Chicago
  • Chicago, IL

General Summary:

This position leads development of the University of Chicago’s growing scholarly communication services and policies; and contributes in meaningful ways to our recently launched (2018) Center for Digital Scholarship.

Open access, copyright, research data management and dissemination, institutional repository services, data preservation, and curation, are critical aspects of scholarly communication, from access to archiving. We encourage candidates with a strong, access-centered vision of scholarly communications-related services, such as scholarly publishing and guidance on research data management, to apply for our Scholarly Communication Librarian (SCL) position. This position leads development of the University of Chicago’s growing scholarly communication services and policies; and contributes in meaningful ways to our recently launched (2018) Center for Digital Scholarship, which includes the Dissertation Office. The SCL collaborates with others to develop training, workshops and other programming around data management, author rights, copyright, and open scholarship.

The SCL will help provide leadership and support for two main services: the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago, which was recently migrated to the TIND IR platform in the 2018-2019 academic year and features a new research data repository; and Open Journal Systems, which we implemented in Spring 2019 for faculty and graduate students interested in launching open access journals. While the SCL should have a good understanding of these products, and be able to carry out routine tasks such as batch uploading or metadata reconciliation, they will also be assisted with front and back end technical support by the Digital Library Development Center; work with subject specialty librarians on collections development and data acquisition; and receive mentoring and guidance from supervisors in order to best assess users’ unique needs around this technology and research outputs. The SCL will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Library’s internal Data Services Group to create services and policies related to research data management. This position reports to the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship and is a part of the IT & Digital Scholarship Department.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services and policies that support open access, preservation, and broad dissemination of University research and data
  • Create a vision for how the library implements institutional repository services that includes maintenance of and outreach about Knowledge@UChicago and OJS to and beyond UChicago community
  • Consult with faculty, graduate students, and university staff on best practices or strategies to better manage, describe, preserve, and make available scholarly work
  • Leverage partnerships with other computing or IT-related units on campus to research, recommend, or test new technologies
  • Participate in local, regional, and national initiatives or meetings related to standards, best practices, and research lifecycle management activities and services
  • Provide general and specialized reference support virtually or at public service desks
  • Support or train librarians on scholarly communication services or concepts where appropriate



  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least 2 years of experience in a post-secondary library addressing scholarly communication topics or providing services around related topics
  • Experience using technology to support service innovation and/or productivity enhancements
  • Commitment to ongoing multimodal professional engagement, local, regional, national, across campus and in the Library
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, and to collaborate and work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated or documented ability to value and encourage diversity, build trust, and empower staff growth
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to be innovative, flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change
  • Evidence of self-motivation, initiative and intellectual curiosity, a strong user service philosophy, and the commitment to continuous improvement and innovation


  • Record of interactions with faculty that demonstrate a deep understanding of the scholarly process
  • Significant experience managing multiple projects concurrently in various stages of completion
  • Between 1-3 years of experience of facilitating instruction or workshops with undergraduate or graduate students

Application Instructions

The Search Committee will evaluate candidates’ record and academic accomplishments in providing scholarly communication services, developing and maintaining strong working relationships in and out of the library; knowledge of issues and trends in scholarly communication, copyright and use, and data management; and knowledge of policy and technical challenges related to the management, curation, and archiving of digital data. The Committee will also evaluate candidate’s understanding of the processes, resources, and technologies involved in scholarly publishing; ability to plan and implement programming and policies; knowledge of metadata concepts and standards; oral and written communication skills and ability to produce effective promotional and training materials; and ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in an evolving environment.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruiting website: Review of applications will begin after Januray 19, 2020. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off.

Questions: Contact Kara Hastings, HR Generalist, or Stacie Williams, Director, Center for Digital Scholarship,

December 20, 2019

Publishing & Open Repository Specialist

  • University of Tennessee
  • Knoxville, TN

Reporting to the Scholarly Communication Librarian, the Publishing and Open Repository Specialist plays a central role in the UT Libraries’ open access and publishing activities. The specialist is responsible for leading, growing, and improving the publishing partners program. As the individual supporting library-hosted journal publishing services, a service that is growing, this individual is responsible for developing, documenting, and implementing policies, procedures, and publishing guidelines. The specialist develops training materials and provides consultations and workshops on best practices for journal editors. This position is responsible for reviewing partners’ practices to make sure they are meeting library-established publishing guidelines. This position defines and encourages adoption of interoperability standards for partners, such as Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), and increases the visibility of partner journals by creating metadata for indexing services. This position develops and implements assessment efforts to evaluate the journal publishing service and utilizes this data to improve and grow this service in conjunction with all library scholarly communication activities.

In addition to leading the journal-hosting service, the specialist serves as the liaison to collection managers in the institutional repository, TRACE, supporting faculty and staff who submit materials to it. In this role, the specialist provides communication and outstanding customer service to a diverse group of faculty and staff submitting materials to the repository. The specialist is responsible for staying up-to-date on best practices in scholarly journal publishing and other scholarly communication issues through development and training. This position works with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and other teams in the Libraries on projects involving open access journals, open educational resources, open access books, and other open scholarship initiatives.

Responsibilities & Duties

Journal production:

  • Leads and coordinates all aspects of journal production for journals hosted by the Libraries.
  • Completes production work related to journal publishing and hosting including submitting content, creating metadata, designing and documenting workflows, monitoring and ensuring the quality of data input, and tracking projects through the publication process.
  • Oversees the retention, publication, and management of all library-hosted journals, including select annual or recurring conference proceedings.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to support journal hosting and publishing in the libraries, e.g. develops Memoranda of Understanding between the Libraries and editorial boards of hosted journals.
  • Assess journal hosting services in order to both improve and promote the services.
  • Coordinates with editors to establish, maintain, and update journal sites. This includes working with the Libraries’ Marketing and Communication team to design journal covers and associated graphic elements.
  • Ensures editors are following established best practices through the creation and implementation of training materials, instructional workshops, and consultations.
  • Consults with editors on copyright and open licensing options.
  • Advises editors on how their journal can be indexed by major indexing services and creates metadata for inclusion in the Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Stays current with scholarly journal publishing best practices through training and development efforts.

Repository Collection Manager Liaison:

  • Responsible for the creation of new collections in UT’s open-access repository, TRACE.
  • Acts in a liaison role with collection managers (usually faculty and staff outside the Libraries) to maintain existing collections, to establish new collections, and provide guidance through the process of depositing materials into the repository.
  • Works with teams across and outside the Libraries with the migration and preservation of files to and in the repository, especially theses and dissertations.
  • Develops training materials and provides training through workshops and consultations to collection managers on how to use the repository system including how to input appropriate metadata for materials deposited.
  • Responds to all questions regarding the use of the repository from submitters, collection managers, and the public.
  • Liaises between repository system customer support and campus users and provides critical communication for library departments working with and supporting the repository.

Project Management:

  • Coordinates activities related to design and production of a wide range of academic publishing materials between the library teams, vendors, and university community.
  • May assist in training and distributing work to other staff members, including student employees and library staff and will identify work that needs the input of these individuals and any required training or skill development needed to execute the work.
  • Organizes meetings and training materials for editors and authors.
  • Contributes to unit goals by accomplishing related duties as required.

Library and departmental activities:

  • Updates library website and documentation as needed, taking the lead on providing online information about journal publishing services.
  • Contributes to the planning and assessment of departmental and program efforts in general and leads planning and assessment efforts related to journal publishing services.
  • Participates in professional development, library committees, planning activities, and departmental and library-wide meetings and initiatives.

Rights reversion for published books:

  • Communicates with faculty, staff, and librarians to identify authors who have published books and may be eligible for reverting copyright of those books back to themselves.
  • Reviews standard author publishing agreements for copyright terms in these cases and consults with the Scholarly Communication and University Council as needed to make these determinations.
  • Assists faculty authors and librarians in openly licensing such books, creating metadata, making them open access in digital repositories, and promoting their availability.
  • Develops knowledge of current copyright agreements and standards through training and development to conduct this work.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communication, Writing, or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in scholarly publishing, open repositories, or a related area, providing excellent customer service to a diverse, academic clientele.
  • Excellent customer service skills supporting a diverse clientele. Strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Project management skills, including the management of complex projects and coordination of efforts with many team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of academic publishing practices, such as journal or book publishing, and open access publishing in particular.
  • Knowledge of institutional, disciplinary, and/or OER repositories. Knowledge of DOIs.
  • Knowledge of copyright and open licenses, such as Creative Commons.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards as applied in academic journal publishing and/or institutional repositories.
  • Ability to create and maintain procedural and technical documentation.
  • Ability to learn publishing software and platforms.
  • Ability to develop materials to aid in teaching and training, such as slides and worksheets.
  • Ability to apply best practice standards to publishing workflows.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Library Science or Information Science degree
  • At least 1 year of experience working in an academic library.
  • Skills and experience analyzing and explaining copyright agreements to faculty, researchers, or other academic authors.
  • Skills using Pressbooks, InDesign, Open Journal Systems, bepress, or similar software programs and platforms.
  • Knowledge of best practices in academic publishing.
  • Ability to create instructional assessments and develop student learning outcomes.

Application Procedures

A background check is required prior to hiring. In order to be considered for candidacy, you must submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications and a current resume.  

For assistance or questions about using the UT online application system, contact University of Tennessee Human Resources:

105 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-0213

Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(865) 974-8847

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.