December 10, 2018

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

  • Ball State
  • Muncie, IN

Position Description

The minimum salary for this position is $70,000.

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager is a vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries, providing leadership to develop and advance initiatives and programs in areas related to scholarly communications, open access publishing, copyright compliance, and fair use.  The person hired for this position will manage the University Libraries Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office and contribute to the operation of the University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research and Publishing, launched as an area within the University Libraries in 2018, by leading the development of programs and collaborative services related to open access scholarly publishing, copyright compliance and fair use, and research data management.  The Office of Digital Research and Publishing advances the creation, dissemination, and preservation of high-quality online scholarship created at Ball State University through collaborative opportunities, workshops and instruction, consultative services, and technology solutions.

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager will play a crucial role in both building new programs and sustaining existing, successful initiatives.  This work will include advancing an open access journal publishing program through the Open Journal Systems platform, developing a program to mint Digital Object Identifiers for University scholarly content, guiding the continued growth of the Cardinal Scholar Institutional Repository, and continuing the successful delivery of consultative services to faculty and students regarding copyright and fair use best practices in research and teaching.  Through managing these programs, the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager will advance meaningful, inclusive, and innovative scholarship and pedagogy at Ball State University.

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit this link on the Ball State University employment opportunities site: Please note that applications can only be accepted via this link/site.

December 3, 2018

Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Nashville, TN

Position Description

The Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing is part of the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office and reports to its Director. The Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing collaborates with library staff, the digital imaging lab, and other campus publishing partners to maintain, promote, and expand the Libraries’ publishing services as related to digital editions, scholarly journals, digital exhibits, digital humanities projects, and electronic theses and dissertations. Moreover, the position envisions digital media and publishing as opportunities to enhance digital literacy on campus, in both teaching and research, through support for the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the use of DOIs and ORCiDs. The Librarian strengthens relationships with campus centers at Vanderbilt, including the Center for Digital Humanities, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, and the Wond’ry, in addition to liaising with the Special Collections Library, Digital Imaging Lab, and other intra-library partners

About the Work Unit:

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University is comprised of nine libraries, including Special Collections & University Archives. We seek to create a welcoming environment and provide services for research and scholarship, the libraries are dynamic places for faculty & staff, students and alumni to reflect and discover.

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are fundamental to the university’s goal of advancing scholarship and learning. We collect, preserve and make accessible a wide variety of resources, we partner with faculty and students to shape research, and we encourage the development of informed scholars and engaged citizens

Duties and Responsibilities:

Promote and support the creation of digital media

  • Promotes and supports the adoption of tools such as Omeka and Scalar, as well as the Adobe creative suite of products.
  • Supports digital exhibits for Special Collections and University Archives, the Fine Arts Gallery, digital humanities projects, and other campus projects and partners.
  • Liaises with Digital Imaging Lab to support the visualization of unique Vanderbilt collections.

Advances digital publishing programs on campus

  • Assists Director for Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications to develop awareness of the digital publishing opportunities across campus;
  • Provides guidance about producing and publishing digital editions in TEI and other textual formats;
  • Liaises with existing publishing partners and supports their use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) while exploring new publishing tools and partners;
  • Supports the use of DOIs and ORCID in collaboration with metadata services team Identifiers on campus;
  • Represents Vanderbilt Libraries to the Library Publishing Coalition;
  • Refines and expands existing workflows, policies, and practices surrounding the publication of electronic theses and dissertations;
  • Works with Centers, Institutes, the Graduate School, and other campus partners to foster the creation, dissemination, and preservation of multimodal, digitally-born scholarly outputs.

Promotes the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources

  • Partners with faculty, librarians, student organizations, and digital learning and teaching administrators to promote open pedogeological practices and the resources that underpin them;
  • Liaises with existing groups on campus to locate and evaluate existing OER and explore the creation of new forms of OER;
  • Develops and leads trainings for librarians and the broader campus community on OER and associated open scholarship and publishing components.

Research and Development

  • Investigates new and emerging technologies in digital editions and publishing;
  • Presents and publishes on topics related to library support for open access publishing, adoption and creation of open educational resources, and/or developing digital exhibits and digitally visualizing special collections.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate:

  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or an advanced degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build meaningful partnerships across a broad cross section of campus is necessary.
  • Experience working with digital exhibits, visualizing digital projects, or publishing open access journals or open educational resources is necessary.
  • Strong user-focus and ability to thrive in a team-based environment is necessary.
  • Functional knowledge of open source content management platforms such as Omeka or publishing platforms such as OJS or PubPub is preferred.
  • Practical experience with XML and related technologies for publishing digital editions (BaseX,eXist, JATS, RelaxNG, Schematron, TEI, XPath, XQuery, and XSLT) is strongly preferred.
  • Conversant with linked data principles and platforms, including the IIIF standards, JSON-LD, Wikidata, and the W3C Hydra Core for Hypermedia-Driven Web APIs is preferred.

About Vanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor’s degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt’s benefits at VU Benefits Overview.

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


November 19, 2018

Director for Scholarly Communications

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Greensboro, NC

Position Description

The University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and collaborative librarian to serve as Director for Scholarly Communications. The UNC Greensboro Libraries are committed to advancing the capabilities of university researchers through improved forms of scholarly communication, particularly in the emerging digital publishing environment. The ideal candidate is a librarian with a law degree (preferred, but not required) who would take leadership in promoting and safeguarding the role of the Library in the scholarly communication process, maximizing access to scholarship, and preserving the full rights of creators, disseminators, and users of scholarly information under current copyright law.

This position will lead outreach efforts on behalf of the University Libraries to campus faculty in support of scholarly publication innovations and reforms, act as a campus resource on copyright compliance, collaborate to further library Open Access initiatives, and facilitate other local content reproduction and dissemination functions. This 12-month tenure track position will collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Technical Services, Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT), and Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI). The position will exercise broad independent judgement and authority under the general direction of the Dean of the University Libraries.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an educational and instructional program to increase UNCG community awareness of copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communications issues.
  • Serve as a resource on licensing policies, as well as copyright compliance issues related to e-reserves, fair use, and Open Access.
  • Will work with Office of Research and Engagement, Campus Legal, and other university groups to coordinate activities and problem solve on author agreements, compliance issues, and licensing
  • Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among faculty, scholars, graduate students, and administrators and committees in campus and system wide offices to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals.
  • Serve as a campus advocate for Open Access, speaking and writing about the issues in local and national forums and publications.
  • Consult and advise on publishing agreements, retention of right to deposit materials in the campus institutional repository, and the process of placing materials on print or electronic reserve.
  • Work closely with liaisons who are involved with collection management and scholarly communication activities in the social sciences, humanities, arts, life, physical, and health sciences fields and prepare communication tools they can use with their constituencies.
  • Lead Library participation in current and newly developed initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own copyright and improve the economics of and access to published research. E.g. establish mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices and agreements as authors of information and fair use of copyrighted works as users of information; assist in populating and promoting use of the campus institutional repository; explore opportunities to facilitate alternative faculty publication venues.
  • Monitor national copyright and intellectual property trends and policy issues.
  • Develop and maintain the University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications web presence.
  • Serve on relevant Libraries’ and University committees.
  • Participate in local, regional, and national groups and initiatives related to scholarly communications, copyright, and related issues.
  • Work in concert with institutional repository and open access publishing team members across multiple departments to promote tools and platforms related to scholarly publishing and digital scholarship.
  • Work to promote Open Educational Resources and lowering the cost of textbooks for students on campus.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Three years relevant experience, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in the academic environment.
  • Evidence of leadership, entrepreneurship, and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and openness to new ideas.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a diverse staff in a rapidly changing environment, in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communications, copyright, and fair use.
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of professional involvement and development at a level that would merit reappointment and awarding of tenure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Project Management Training
  • Experience in preparing and delivering copyright instruction.
  • Understanding of the changing environment for scholarly communications and alternative publishing models.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • A Juris Doctor degree
  • Experience with digitization projects


The salary for the position is competitive with similar positions nationally and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Apply at URL:


November 19, 2018

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Villanova University
  • Villanova, PA

Position Description

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative professional to lead the Library’s scholarly communication efforts in coordination with internal and external partners. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes strategic scholarly communication services and programs. The incumbent engages others around scholarly communication issues through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the Library’s scholarly communication program. Works collaboratively to set directions, manage projects, and educate the Villanova community.
  • Serves as the Library’s expert on scholarly communication including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models, intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, and equitable access to the University’s scholarly output.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff. Implements an active and engaging outreach program to ensure awareness of scholarly communication issues and trends among Villanova community. Advocates for community needs to other library staff.
  • Oversees library publication projects such as the Library’s Open Journal Systems implementation.
  • Advocates campus-wide for open access.
  • Leads exploration of best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the University’s intellectual output.
  • Surveys and assesses community needs for scholarly communication services and programs.
  • Partners with faculty on research projects and course design. Consults with faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues. Creates educational resources on scholarly communication topics.
  • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

Qualifications include:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.Clear understanding of academic research and scholarly communication practices.

    • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
    • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
    • Ability to effectively articulate complex concepts such as copyright, fair use, and open access.
    • Knowledge of and interest in issues, trends and technologies related to scholarly communication.
    • Experience in successfully managing collaborative projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.


The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending on qualifications and experience.


Falvey Memorial Library is situated in the heart of campus and is central to academic life at Villanova University. Falvey, with a dedicated staff of approximately 50 FTE, is a friendly and exciting place that values work-life balance. The Library developed VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer, which is used by organizations world-wide, and was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Villanova University is located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus close to Philadelphia and was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

Nominations and Applications:

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website:

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


October 8, 2018

Digital Publishing Research Fellow

  • Cal Poly
  • San Luis Obispo, CA

Position Description

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

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

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

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

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills


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

Preferred Qualifications / Skills


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



October 4, 2018

Publisher as Researcher

Date and time: Tuesday, November 6th, 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific
Panelists: Laurie Taylor (University of Florida), Daniel Tracey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Charlotte Roh (University of San Francisco), and John Warren (George Washington University)
Moderator: Karen Bjork (Portland State University)

This panel discussion covered ways Librarians can engage in researching library publishing, with a particular emphasis on the following:

  • How to research library publishing?
  • How to successfully connect with others to collaborate on research?
  • How to decide where to submit your research?
  • What are some of the benefits, to yourself and to the field, of publishing your research?

Panelist bios:

Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of San Francisco, where she manages the institutional repository, the library publishing program, the copyright advisory team, and the open education program.

Laurie Taylor is Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department at the University of Florida, Digital Scholarship Director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and Editor-in-Chief for the LibraryPress@UF.

Daniel G. Tracy is the Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University of Illinois Library and researches issues related to user experience and digital publishing.

John Warren is Director and Associate Professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at George Washington University. He has authored several articles about publishing and the evolution of e-books, and most recently authored the Impact module for the Library Publishing Curriculum.

Karen Bjork is the Head of Digital Initiatives at Portland State University, where she manages the institutional repository and the library publishing program.

September 18, 2018

Open Access Publishing Program Internship

  • American Theological Library Association
  • remote work

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

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


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


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


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

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


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

August 28, 2018

Head of Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Publishing

  • Dartmouth College
  • Hanover, New Hampshire

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


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


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


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

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

August 16, 2018

Journals Coordinator

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

Job Summary

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

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

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

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


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

Required Qualifications*

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

Desired Qualifications*

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

Additional Information

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

Application Deadline

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

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

August 13, 2018

Publication Management System Coordinator

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

Position Summary

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

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

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

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


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

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

August 3, 2018

Repository Services Coordinator

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

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