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April 23, 2019

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

  • Ball State University
  • Muncie, IN

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager is a vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries and provides innovative leadership in the development and advancement of initiatives and programs related to scholarly communications, open access publishing, copyright compliance, and fair use. This position is a key member of the newly-formed University Libraries Office of Digital Research and Publishing and will facilitate collaborative opportunities, workshops and instructions, consultative services and technology solutions that promote the creation, dissemination, and preservation of high-quality online scholarship at Ball State University.

The Ball State University Libraries includes Bracken Library, in the center of campus, and two branches – the Architecture Library and the Science-Health Science Library. The Libraries, which welcomes approximately 1.5 million visitors annually, contains over 1.1 million titles and has created a dynamic, globalized setting for learning and research with access to nearly 300 electronic databases and additional electronic subscriptions to expand point-and-click access to scholarly resources. The Libraries is strongly committed to inclusivity, innovation and collaboration and offers dynamic professional engagement and growth opportunities to our 48 professionals and 68 staff employees.

Position Function

Manages Ball State University Libraries’ copyright and scholarly communications programs, consultative services, platforms, and personnel; manages and promotes technology platforms and services to foster increased open access publishing on campus; provides campus community with instruction, training, and consultative services and resources related to copyright and fair use in scholarship and teaching and encourages compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and adoption of best practices.

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS/MIS degree or ABA-accredited J.D., or equivalent combination of relevant academic preparation and experience.
  • Two or more years of related professional experience; demonstrated knowledge of current issues and best practices in copyright law in an academic context; knowledge of scholarly communications issues, practices, and trends in librarianship; knowledge of open access publishing tools and platforms.
  • Working knowledge of basic Microsoft Office applications; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively and collegially; organizational, supervisory, and leadership skills; ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Additional advanced degrees
  • Academic library experience securing copyright clearance; experience with implementation of scholarly communication and/or digital scholarship programming; experience with project planning in a library or information management setting; supervisory experience.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage the University Libraries Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office and contribute to the operation of the University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research and Publishing by leading the development of programs and collaborative services related to open access scholarly publishing, copyright compliance and fair use, and research data management.
  • Manage the effective and strategic use of platforms and technology tools, including repository platforms and journal publishing systems, to promote an inclusive program of open access publishing on the Ball State University campus and to preserve and provide access to student, faculty, and staff scholarship.
  • Provide leadership for copyright activities of the University Libraries, serving as a campus resource regarding fair use and other copyright compliance issues; provide consultative services to faculty, students, and staff regarding the interpretation of copyright law and fair use best practices in scholarly publishing and classroom teaching, including online and distance learning classroom spaces.
  • In collaboration with the Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian, develop and provide inclusive educational programming for faculty, staff, and students to increase awareness and literacy in areas including innovative and evolving scholarly communications models, the economics of scholarly publishing, open access publishing opportunities, open educational resources, and Creative Commons licensing.
  • Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among librarians, faculty, scholars, graduate students, administrators, campus offices, and committees to engage campus collaborators around scholarly communication and intellectual property issues; represent the University Libraries as appropriate in the development of university policy and practices pertaining to copyright and scholarly communications, fostering dialogue and collaboration with units including the Office of General Counsel, Sponsored Projects Administration, and Office of Strategic Learning.
  • Serve as one of several liaisons to the Digital Scholarship Lab; advise Lab-affiliated researchers on copyright in the context of digital scholarship and data stewardship and data management planning.
  • Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations in all areas related to supervision, including but not limited to interviewing and selection, compensation, discipline, performance appraisal, and training and career development of personnel.
  • Actively participate in and positively contribute to the activities of the Libraries, university, and profession through such opportunities as related professional organizations, presentations, committee service, publication, etc.; keep abreast of professional literature and scholarly developments in areas of specialization and pursue opportunities for relevant professional development.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


April 23, 2019

Senior Software Developer

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

As a senior level applications programmer in the Publishing & Special Collections group at the California Digital Library, this position is responsible for the technical architecture, operations, and continued evolution of a publication management system in support of the University of California’s Open Access (OA) policies. The current system, comprised of a research information management system (Symplectic Elements) and an institutional repository (eScholarship), supports faculty participation in the UC Academic Senate OA policy. This year, the system will be expanded to implement the UC Presidential OA Policy, which covers all UC employees across the institution’s ten campuses. The incumbent will primarily serve as the technical lead for this project as it grows to its new scale, but specific responsibilities are likely to evolve over time.

You will:

  • Help expand open access to the knowledge and research created by the  UC academic community
  • Design, build, and maintain complex systems that interface with all UC campuses, units, and labs
  • As application owner for Symplectic Elements, coordinate support with vendor team and CDL product managers
  • Lead development of an integrated publication management and institutional repository system

You have:

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

Compensation and benefits:

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

Our organization

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

The CDL’s Publishing & Special Collections group develops and maintains production services that enable robust access to unique digital assets from the University of California (UC) and beyond. Through the development of advanced technologies and creative partnerships, we provide the UC scholarly community with innovative open access publication and distribution opportunities and aggregate world-class digital collections from libraries, archives, and museums throughout the State of California, serving an array of end users including researchers, scholars, students, and the general public.

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

Read the full job description and apply here: https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61702


April 18, 2019

Student Project Assistant

  • Public Knowledge Project (PKP)
  • Remote

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is seeking expressions of interest for a full-time or part-time Project Assistant. This is a student position suitable for a student in a Master of Library and Information Studies program, a Master of Publishing program, or another related post-secondary field.

To qualify for this position you must be a current student in a post-secondary program and continuing full-time or part-time studies in September, 2019.

The Project Assistant will participate in various projects in support of the Public Knowledge Project and related to library publishing, including:

  • Data gathering and analysis;
  • Policy reviews;
  • Website development and content writing;
  • Writing clear and readable technical documentation for users of open source software Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP).

The student should have a demonstrated interest in and awareness of library publishing, in addition to the following attributes:

  • Strong writing skills and the ability to translate complex technical material into plain-language text which is accessible to users with a broad range of technical expertise.
  • Experience with writing web content and an understanding of principles and standards for writing for the web.
  • Ability to work independently, with a demonstrated ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent communication skills, including team-work, presentation, oral and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with a proven ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Experience with data gathering and analysis and / or reviewing policy would be an asset.

Working arrangements
This position offers a flexible working arrangement with the ability to work remotely. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and able to work independently under limited supervision.

The position may be full-time (35 hours / week), or part time (min 12 hrs / week) depending on the successful candidate’s availability.

Salary & duration
$24 – $26 / hr CAD, depending on experience.
The position is for an initial four-month contract (May – August, 2019) with the possibility of extension.

Please submit a one-page expression of interest outlining your skills, abilities, and interest in this position addressed to Kate Shuttleworth at kshuttle@sfu.ca by 4:00pm on April 26, 2019.


April 12, 2019

Resident Librarian

  • Iowa State University
  • Ames, IA

The Iowa State University Library offers early-career librarians an opportunity to gain professional experience and mentoring through its library residency program. The purpose of the residency program is to attract and support early-career librarians who are members of historically underrepresented groups to successful careers in academic and research libraries. 

The three-year program provides residents with a holistic understanding of academic and research libraries. It provides experience in different areas of librarianship, mentorship, opportunities to observe and participate in library leadership, and an introduction to professional service, research, and scholarship. 

For the duration of the program, the Resident Librarian will be placed in a home department. The selection of the home department should match the Resident Librarian’s professional interests and expertise, aligned with strategic areas defined by the library. The Resident Librarian will be able to select their home department from the following: 

Library Assessment Program 
Preservation (a Conservation track or a Digital Preservation track) 
Scholarly Communications (a Technical track or an Outreach track) 
Special Collections and University Archives 

Information about these departments can be found at http://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/library-diversity/residency/home-departments/.  

In the first year, the Resident Librarian will gain a breadth of experience in a variety of functional areas of academic librarianship by completing rotations in the home department and two to three other library departments of the Resident Librarian’s choosing. An option of concentrated work in the home department with no rotations may be possible as well. For more information about potential rotation sites, visit http://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/library-diversity/residency/rotation-sites. 

In the second and third years, the Resident Librarian will gain in-depth work experience in their home department. The Resident Librarian will work with a research mentor to design and conduct a third-year signature project, with the goal of disseminating research outcomes through publication and/or conference presentations. 

The Resident Librarian will gain leadership and service experience through active participation in library committees and teams. They will also have opportunities to become involved in relevant regional and national professional organizations. Professional development funding is provided to enable professional and scholarly engagement at the national level. 

The successful candidate will possess the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community and work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess adaptability, problem-solving and decision-making skills; have the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems; communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences; effectively communicate and collaborate; and demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, public service and the land-grant mission. 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply. 

For complete text, qualifications and application instructions: https://www.iastatejobs.com, posting number posting #90152P. 

ISU students, staff, and faculty strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society. Library staff must embrace an environment of inclusion that moves beyond simple tolerance to recognizing the richness in individual identities of people, and diverse perspectives. Applications from a broad spectrum of people are encouraged to apply.  Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu. 


April 12, 2019

Project Manager

  • Brown University
  • Providence, RI

Job Description:

Brown Judaic Studies (BJS) is a scholarly book series housed in the Program in Judaic Studies at Brown University.  We are currently looking for a full-time project manager for a fixed-term (maximum one-year) position overseeing the conversion of fifty of our titles to digital, Open Access form.

While the physical digitization will be contracted out, the project manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the project, including the solicitation of new essays to accompany the new digital versions and marketing and dissemination of the titles.  The project manager will be based in the Brown University Library.

The person holding the position is expected to take the lead in making the decisions necessary to keep the project moving.  These might include working with authors on corrections and essays and developing a marketing plan.  The position will not have independent control over any budgetary matters.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the humanities or social science field; at least 3-5 years of experience in publishing (preferably at a university press) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Communications experience with print and online media, including building websites
  • Experience with marketing, preferably with that of e-book
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Experience with copyediting and proofreading
  • Ability to supervise a digitization and publication workflow
  • Ability to manage social media strategy and web content authoring
  • Knowledge of Judaic Studies scholarship and facility with Hebrew preferred
  • This is a fixed-term (maximum one-year) position

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

2019-03-29-07:00

Job Posting Title:

Project Manager

Department:

Program in Judaic Studies

Grade:

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


April 3, 2019

Visiting Research Programmer for Scholarly Communication and Publishing (2-Year Appointment)

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

Position Available:  This position is available as soon as possible.  This is a 100% time, permanent, twelve month, two-year visiting appointment in the University Library.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO

Responsibilities: The University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking for a collaborative research programmer excited about researching and developing new models of digital publishing for innovative, multimodal work in conversation with the open source community.

Reporting to the Manager of Scholarly Communication and Repository Services (SCARS) team in Library IT and working closely with the Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, the Visiting Research Programmer will play a key role in research development and systems administration of open source software used by the library publishing service, the Illinois Open Publishing Network (IOPN). The individual in this role will also consult with authors and editors as needed to resolve technical problems with library publishing systems for books, journals and open educational resources, and will implement technical solutions to publishing problems that arise in the creation of these multimodal, nontraditional works where the form of the digital publication relates closely to the research argumentation. The programmer will additionally use their expertise related to publishing systems to collaborate with the publishing team on development and documentation of workflows and policies related to the publishing service. The research programmer will contribute to a research agenda related to developing new models of digital publishing through systems development as well as investigation time, initially through the Mellon-funded Publishing Without Walls research initiative.

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

Specific responsibilities include:

– Consulting on technical requirements for advanced digital research and publication projects; researching, implementing, and developing identified new features and improvements to open source publishing tools used by IOPN; and contributing those back to the relevant open source communities.

– Providing technical support to users of publishing systems, including in-house publishing staff and authors and editors of publications on IOPN platforms.

– Contribute to research into related areas of interest to help shape the future of digital publishing services, workflows, and interfaces, through Academic Professional investigation time.

– Working with editorial staff to develop and document workflows and related publishing policies for IOPN.

– Systems administration for digital publishing solutions for journal and book publishing, and multimodal publications, and cross-train colleagues in Library IT on basic system functions.

Required Qualifications:

– Graduate degree in library/information science, digital humanities, or a related humanities field such as communications, publishing, or media studies; or a graduate degree in computer science with experience in projects related to the humanities, web publishing, or a related area.

– Demonstrated familiarity with the Linux/Unix shell environments and basic Linux system operations.

– Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining interactive, data-driven Web applications using PHP.

– Demonstrated experience interacting with relational databases via SQL.

– Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining client-side Javascript Script code, including experience with the JQuery library.  

– Demonstrated experience using the Git version control system.

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

– Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively in teams and with users.

– Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:

– Familiarity with academic research and publishing, including editorial processes and peer review.

– Two or more years of experience in developing and coding interactive, data-driven Web applications in PHP.

– Experience with any of the following: Apache HTTP server configuration, PHP-base MVC frameworks (e.g. Zend, CodeIgniter), or server side Javascript tools (e.g. Node.js, NPM).

– Experience with software development best practices and methodologies including scrum, test driven development, version control, and refactoring.

– Experience working with and contributing to open source software projects.

– Experience communicating technical needs and issues to non-IT staff. 

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 14 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 80 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The scope of the Scholarly Communication and Publishing unit of the library includes digital publishing, repository services (including the library’s institutional repository, IDEALS), copyright, researcher profiles, scholarly communication, and digital humanities. Librarians in the unit collaborate closely with other units in the library’s Office of Research, including the Research Data Service and Scholarly Commons, as well as with a network of subject specialists, technical services experts, and special collections librarians and archivists on projects of mutual interest. It is a partner on the Mellon-funded Publishing Without Walls grant to understand digital publishing needs of humanists and implement publishing solutions that fill those needs. The Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit synthesizes a wide range of expertise in both traditional and non-traditional areas of library practice associated with every aspect of the scholarly communication cycle, including consultations in the preparation of scholarly articles and other outputs, consultations related to intellectual property and copyright, digital archiving of intermediate-stage scholarly work, compliance with Open Access mandates and policies, promotion of open educational resources, and establishment and maintenance of new publishing platforms and publication workflow processes for direct Open Access publishing of final-stage scholarship.

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 www.illinois.edu.

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: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html or http://www.ccchamber.org/

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu 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 April 19, 2019.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


April 3, 2019

Diversity Resident Librarian (2 positions)

  • Penn State University Libraries
  • University Park, PA

The Penn State University Libraries invites applications for two positions in the third cohort of the Diversity Residency Librarian program. The residency is a three-year fixed-term faculty position.

This program grows out of the University Libraries’ longstanding commitment to diversity. With each cohort of residents, we have incorporated feedback and adapted the program. As we continue our strategic initiatives, diversity emerges as a priority at every level. Residents build on foundations of librarianship and contribute directly to an area of strategic importance for the University Libraries. The residents will have counterparts at other libraries and opportunities for networking through the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. For more information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, visit http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Responsibilities
You will dedicate the duration of the residency in a primary strategic area contributing your own expertise, as well as gaining insights, transferrable skills, and deep experiences. An emphasis is placed on high-quality portfolio outcomes, suitable for publishing and presentation in national venues and support is provided for professional development and conference attendance.

Opportunities are available in the following areas of strategic importance for the University Libraries:

  • Assessment and User Experience
  • Copyright and Scholarly Communication
  • Open Publishing and Open Educational Resources
  • Repository and Data Curation Services
  • Student Engagement
  • User-centered Information Technology and Access to Information

Please identify one or more of these areas of interest in your cover letter and address all required qualifications in your documentation.

You will participate actively in University and Libraries committees, councils and task forces and have a faculty mentor. You will become actively involved in relevant national and regional professional organizations and have support to participate in research and scholarship and service activities within the university and profession.

Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an American Libraries Association (ALA) accredited Masters’ program, or the equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to advancing diversity and multi-cultural initiatives
  • Experience working effectively in a collaborative team or group project
  • Excellent communication skills as partially demonstrated in the included cover letter
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to benefits of diversity and inclusion throughout an organization
  • Knowledge of current issues in academic libraries
  • Interest and potential to engage in research and scholarship of librarianship

Desired Qualifications

  • Interest or experience in one of the strategic areas identified

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the full duration of the program and must successfully complete the required background check process.

Environment
The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university-wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, Digital Preservation Network, AP Trust, SPARC, CNI, the ACRL Diversity Alliance and a number of other organizations. The University Park campus is set in State College, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day`s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Benefits
Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.

Application Instructions
Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/jobs/faculty-jobs-libraries. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications will begin April 8 and continue until position is filled.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Additional Information
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Campus Security Crime Statistics: CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review at https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports.


March 7, 2019

Digital Publishing and Outreach Specialist

  • Boston College
  • Chestnut Hill, MA

Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative and enthusiastic individual to support the communication, outreach, and training needs of our digital initiatives. The Digital Publishing and Outreach Specialist will collaborate closely with Digital Scholarship staff to expand our digital publishing services that the Boston College Libraries offer.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide training and create outreach materials related to our journal publishing program and other digital initiatives. S/he will be responsible for presenting to groups across campus about these services and will work with the Digital Scholarship Group to create publicity materials. The successful candidate will have experience creating web and print outreach and publicity materials (e.g. blog and social media posts, posters, flyers) and will have an interest in open access publishing.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $42,400 to $53,000; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements

●    Ability to provide strong attention to detail

●    Ability to document complex processes and to write training materials

●    Be collaborative and able to work across departmental groups

●    Show evidence of strong multi-tasking skills and ability to meet deadlines

●    Ability to provide group training presentations in software use

●    Basic familiarity with copyright principles

Strong writing and design skills and an ability to communicate effectively in multiple media

Demonstrate effective customer service approach.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working with web publishing platforms, or an interest in learning some of this on the job.  Familiarity with academic libraries,  bachelors degree preferred

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.


March 4, 2019

Digital Publishing Specialist

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

Position Available:  This position is available as soon as possible.  This is a 100% time, permanent, twelve month appointment Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, proactive, collaborative, and motivated professional excited about advancing experimental and open forms of publication in the position of Digital Publishing Specialist. Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, the Digital Publishing Specialist will provide the Library’s Scholarly Communications and Publishing Unit with outreach, project management, and production workflow support as part of the Library’s effort to offer high quality, open access publishing services to the Urbana-Champaign campus and beyond. The Specialist will initially also participate in the Andrew W. Mellon-funded “Publishing Without Walls” initiative (https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/256174).

This position administers the day-to-day coordination and completion of digital publishing projects, including tasks such as document modelling and text-structure cleanup processes. The incumbent will interact with other members of the Scholarly Communication and Publishing team, Library IT, and the Scholarly Communication and Repository Services team, and will, in collaboration with the unit head and the research programmer, troubleshoot and streamline digital publishing production workflows. She or he will also assist in developing new publishing projects, and exercise independent professional judgement in working with authors, editors, and other stakeholders in the development of particular publications and broader publishing operations.The incumbent leads instruction on digital publishing skills and technologies with partners in the Library and across campus.

As a member of the Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit, the Digital Publishing Specialist works with other units in the library to achieve goals related to scholarly communication and digital scholarship broadly, including the Scholarly Commons (http://www.library.illinois.edu/sc/) and the Research Data Service within the Office of Research.

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

 Specific responsibilities include:

Outreach and Education:

  • Provide expertise and leadership in the areas of digital publishing, open access, open educational resources (OER), and copyright;
  • Consult authors, editors, and other relevant stakeholders on on the definition of scope and objectives for digital publishing projects and connect needs to content, structure, and features of online publications;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Scholarly Communication and Publishing, other Library units, and publishing partners on activities related to publishing research, outreach, and engagement;
  • Develop and conduct workshops and educational initiatives on the publication process and digital publishing tools for scholars and authors including faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students;
  • Collaborate on efforts to promote open educational resource (OER) adoption and publishing.

Editorial Processes and Policies:

  • Collaborate with colleagues in Scholarly Communication and Publishing to develop documentation, policies, and to scope publishing services;
  • Establish and manage internal communications for the launch of new digital publications;
  • Ensure the technical feasibility of digital publications and 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);
  • Edit and create structured documents and web sites for publication using HTML, XML, and CSS templates;
  • Create and document procedures for preparing and loading content into digital publishing platforms;
  • Collaborate on increasing accessibility of digital publishing objects;
  • Design and create promotional material for publications.

Research:

  • Evaluate feasibility of emerging formats and workflows for digital publishing to guide integration into the Library’s evolving scholarly publishing toolkit;
  • In collaboration with the Head of Scholarly Communications and Publishing, perform periodic environmental scans and evaluation of digital publishing activities and platforms;
  • Research and develop policies and best practices related to institution-specific publishing efforts;
  • Stay up-to-date on activities related to copyright law and licensing issues; open publication; open educational resources; and emerging areas in digital publishing.

Academic Professional employees are encouraged to use “investigation time” to pursue areas of interest, not directly in support of an immediate program need, in accordance with the University Library’s policy on Investigation Time for Academic Professional Employees <http://www.library.illinois.edu/administration/human/resources/investigationtime.html>. Some investigations originating in this manner may evolve into regular work assignments or production activities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a related humanities or social sciences field such as English, communication, media studies, information sciences, or digital humanities
  • Understanding of web technologies including HTML, CSS, Javascript, and APIs, including web accessibility issues and best practices
  • Strong computer literacy skills in desktop word processing and database applications
  • Experience managing projects, prioritizing among multiple projects, and meeting deadlines
  • Experience and comfort with troubleshooting digital technologies
  • Demonstration of strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with content management systems (e.g., WordPress, Drupal, etc.)
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and an ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively in teams and with users
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse community

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to identify and research emerging areas in digital publishing e.g., copyright, licensing, best practices, new publishing software, and other publishing related topics
  • Understanding of Creative Commons licensing and related copyright issues
  • Experience with creating and maintaining documentation
  • Experience with markup languages, document modelling, and/or establishing data conversion and cleanup workflows
  • Experience with proof reading and copy editing
  • Familiarity with InDesign or other typesetting software
  • Familiarity with the publication process or digital libraries

Environment: The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 14 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 80 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

The scope of the Scholarly Communication and Publishing unit of the library includes digital publishing, repository services (including the library’s institutional repository, IDEALS), copyright, researcher profiles, scholarly communication, and digital humanities. Librarians in the unit collaborate closely with other units in the library’s Office of Research, including the Research Data Service and Scholarly Commons, as well as with a network of subject specialists, technical services experts, and special collections librarians and archivists on projects of mutual interest. It is a partner on the Mellon-funded Publishing Without Walls grant to understand digital publishing needs of humanists and implement publishing solutions that fill those needs. The Scholarly Communication and Publishing Unit synthesizes a wide range of expertise in both traditional and non-traditional areas of library practice associated with every aspect of the scholarly communication cycle, including consultations in the preparation of scholarly articles and other outputs, consultations related to intellectual property and copyright, digital archiving of intermediate-stage scholarly work, compliance with Open Access mandates and policies, promotion of open educational resources, and establishment and maintenance of new publishing platforms and publication workflow processes for direct Open Access publishing of final-stage scholarship.

Salary and Rank:  Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days’ vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member’s salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university 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 www.illinois.edu.

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: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.html orhttp://www.ccchamber.org/

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu 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 March 25, 2019.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.


February 11, 2019

General Software Developers

  • Public Knowledge Project
  • Remote

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) at Simon Fraser University (http://pkp.sfu.ca) is seeking full-time and part-time Software Developers to join our team in providing the leading open source platform for running academic journals, books, and conferences. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, PKP Software Developers are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing clear and secure software solutions for a variety of PHP-based applications. Duties also include conducting system analysis and recommending changes or enhancements, actively participating in an international developer community, conferring with users to better understand system requirements and usability issues, investigating problem areas, and general troubleshooting.

Tired of commuting to the office everyday from 9 to 5? As a member of the PKP team, you are able to work anywhere in the world during the hours that work best for you (apart from some regularly scheduled team meetings). You will have opportunities to travel, participate in conferences and workshops, and interact with a growing international community of users in the academic, software development, and publishing worlds. This is a fixed-term contract with a probationary period and good potential for continuing work. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience with current web development technology, especially PHP and Javascript.
  • Experience with SQL (esp. MySQL and PostgreSQL), Apache, and Linux server administration.

Additional consideration given for:

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, PKP software (e.g. Open Journal Systems) or a similar open source project is valuable but not necessary.
  • Enthusiasm for open source projects and understanding of the benefits of openness in general (open access, open standards, open data, open access to information, etc.)
  • Experience with current user interface and user experience best practices, using AJAX, JQuery, CSS, and/or similar tools.

Interested applicants should send the following:

  • a cover letter containing a summary of their experience, and at least two references;
  • a copy of their resume; and
  • code samples, ideally in PHP, ideally open-source (e.g. via a Github repository).

Please submit your application to Kevin Stranack, Managing Director, PKP (kstranac@sfu.ca). Posting will remain open until filled.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a multi-university initiative led by scholars, librarians, and software developers from around the world. We have been developing free, open source software for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals, books, and conferences since 2001. Our current software suite is comprised of four modules: Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Monograph Press (OMP), Open Conference Systems (OCS), and Open Harvester Systems (OHS). More than 10,000 journals use OJS, our flagship software. This popularity, together with demand for our publishing services, has increased the need for continued development and customization. In addition to open source software, PKP is committed to open access research, education and advocacy. Together, with like minded individuals and institutions, we make knowledge public.

Visit our website (http://pkp.sfu.ca), GitHub (https://github.com/pkp), and Community Forum (https://forum.pkp.sfu.ca) to learn more.


January 24, 2019

SWORD Server Developer

  • Public Knowledge Project
  • Remote

The Public Knowledge Project at Simon Fraser University (http://pkp.sfu.ca) is seeking a Software Developer to join our team in providing the leading open source platform for running academic journals, books, and conferences. Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, PKP Software Developers are responsible for designing, developing, and implementing clear and secure software solutions for a variety of PHP-based applications.

We are looking for a developer who can help us support SWORD, an AtomPub profile, by implementing a server-side implementation in PHP. This implementation will be integrated into Open Journal Systems (OJS), our flagship software, in order to permit OJS to receive submissions via the SWORD protocol.

This is a fixed-term contract with a probationary period and good potential for continuing work. Compensation is based on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications include:

  • Experience with current web development technology, especially PHP and Javascript.
  • Experience with SQL (esp. MySQL and PostgreSQL), Apache, and Linux server administration.

Additional consideration given for:

  • Knowledge of, or experience with, PKP software (e.g. Open Journal Systems) or a similar open source project is valuable but not necessary.
  • Enthusiasm for open source projects and understanding of the benefits of openness in general (open access, open standards, open data, open access to information, etc.).
  • Experience with current user interface and user experience best practices, using AJAX, JQuery, CSS, and/or similar tools.

Interested applicants should send the following:

  • a cover letter containing a summary of their experience, and at least two references;
  • a copy of their resume; and
  • code samples, ideally in PHP, ideally open-source (e.g. via a Github repository).

Please submit your application to Kevin Stranack, Managing Director, PKP (kstranac@sfu.ca). Posting will remain open until filled.

Background information:

The Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is a research and development initiative based at Simon Fraser University with many development partners and supporters around the world. PKP has been developing free, open source software for the management, publishing, and indexing of journals, books, and conferences for 15 years. The PKP software suite is comprised of four modules: Open Journal Systems, Open Monograph Press, Open Conference Systems, and Open Harvester Systems; as well as a variety of supporting software projects. Visit PKP http://pkp.sfu.ca and have a look at the software and code.