April 12, 2023

Research Data Curation Coordinator

  • University of Houston
  • Houston, TX

The University of Houston seeks a Research Data Curation Coordinator to lead data services across the research lifecycle. Reporting to the Head of Research Services within the University Libraries, the Research Data Curation Coordinator will establish partnerships in the Libraries and on campus to address existing and emerging research data needs of faculty and students and collaborate with researchers to develop data skills through workshops, classroom instruction, and direct interaction with ongoing research projects and infrastructural initiatives. This position supervises one full-time librarian with the possibility of additional personnel based on demonstrated need.  

In these pursuits, the incumbent will build relationships with campus partners engaging in research administration, including the Division of Research, University Information Technology, and the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute. This position also provides opportunities to collaborate with library colleagues to promote research data best practices for accessibility, archiving, assessment, attribution, and discoverability. There is potential growth for the position in areas of data analysis, data visualization, and other areas of digital scholarship. 

The Research Data Curation Coordinator is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional development. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians, and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning. 



  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program, or an advanced degree with demonstrated experience in data management and/or data curation  
  • Experience applying research data lifecycle and open scholarship principles and competencies to research projects  
  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders to build data services, programs, and initiatives 
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills


  • Knowledge of research data management best practices  
  • Experience with data preparation and organization methodologies and tools, such as Python, R, SPSS, and/or ArcGIS 
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and formats used in research 
  • Experience with data repository systems and tools 
  • Embrace open scholarship values 
  • Supervisory, leadership, or project management experience

Salary:  $67,000 to $70,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.  

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at Visit UH Libraries Employment page for more information:   

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Christina Gola, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Learning, and Talent at 713-743-9761 or  

April 11, 2023

Head of Digital Scholarship & Communication Services

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Highland Heights, KY

The Head of Digital Scholarship and Communication Services is a position that leads the W. Frank Steely Library’s efforts in planning, implementing, and managing an active, comprehensive research services program that meets the educational needs of the campus. This is a unique opportunity to shape the library’s growing role leading digital scholarship services, including support for digital tools and collections, maker technology, and open educational resources. The individual will provide leadership for associated library technology and software and make recommendations for establishing new services related to digital scholarship.

Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the Department Head will lead a team of faculty librarians and staff who hold functional roles. The successful candidate is a dynamic, student-focused educator with demonstrated leadership skills, who continually transforms and assesses research services by using quantitative and qualitative data to inform planning while actively monitoring the campus curriculum. With enthusiasm, the Department Head will build an understanding of the library’s role in advancing the institution’s focus on undergraduate research. This position serves on the Library’s leadership team and will contribute to the development and implementation of the Library’s vision and goals.

The W. Frank Steely Library provides a wide range of library services to support the University’s commitment to its Success by Design strategic framework, which promotes student success by embracing inclusiveness, equity, global awareness, and academic needs of students and faculty in each academic college. Library faculty and staff have enhanced traditional services to better address 21st century information needs and are collaborative partners across campus. The library’s seventeen faculty members and eighteen staff members are leading NKU’s campus-wide Quality Enhancement Plan on Information Literacy and the implementation of an open educational resources platform for academic libraries throughout the state of Kentucky, and manage NKU’s makerspace for prototyping and fabrication.

NKU is a public comprehensive university located in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area. The university delivers innovative, learner-centered education and engages in impactful scholarly and creative activities, all of which empower students for fulfilling careers and meaningful lives while contributing to the social and economic vitality of the region. NKU has almost 14,000 students, over 2,000 faculty and staff. It offers 79 undergraduate degree programs, master’s degrees in 21 disciplines, graduate certificates in 15 areas, two doctoral programs, a law degree, and in a partnership with the University of Kentucky and St. Elizabeth Hospital opened a medical school in the fall of 2019.

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership in Digital Scholarship & Communications
· Supervises a team of librarians and staff responsible for implementing research services and outreach, including workload distribution, goal setting, performance evaluation, teaching observations, and professional development.
· Provides leadership for the development, maintenance, and support of digital scholarship services for both undergraduate and graduate programs, including face-to-face and virtual modes of delivery.
· Envisions, investigates, and launches new services aligned with the research and scholarship lifecycle, supporting areas including scholarly communications, data management, and geospatial information.
· Oversees the Stego Studio makerspace and program, a student-focused state of the art facility supporting prototyping, design, and creation across the disciplines.
· Supports the growing open educational resources (OER) program to enhance textbook affordability and social justice.
· Provides direction and supports growth of the digital repository (
· Oversees library-led support for citation management services.
· Oversees training and professional development for librarians and staff on aspects of digital scholarship and communications, including best practices.
Liaison Responsibilities & Leadership in Organizational Culture
· In collaboration with other library department heads, serves as a Research Help Coordinator responsible for co-managing a suite of services, including walk-up help, chat service (local and consortial), and consultations.
· Serves on/collaborates with campus committees, related campus departments/units, and Library committees and task forces.
· Liaises with campus departments and centers, and external partners to create programming and services to support the educational mission of the university.
· Leads the effort for Library to be recognized across campus as an active contributor to undergraduate and graduate research initiatives.
· Communicates with clarity and transparency to internal and external stakeholders.
· Actively promotes an environment of continual improvement by engaging in ongoing learning, information sharing, and professional development.
· Contributes to research tutoring and consultations.
· Other duties as assigned.
· Participates in Library and campus-wide committees and NKU faculty governance.


Minimum Qualifications
    • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program or an ALA approved foreign equivalent.
    • Demonstrated experience in digital scholarship, scholarly communications, open educational resources, maker technology, or another relevant functional area.
    • Supervisory experience and/or evidence of the ability to be an effective team leader who fosters an inclusive, efficient, and collegial workplace.
Preferred Qualifications
· Experience planning for, launching, and assessing new research or digital scholarship services.
· Experience managing and growing a digital repository or related technology.
· Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in research support, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications.
· Ability to lead and manage complex teams.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends that affect academic libraries or higher education.
· Ability to work well both independently and in a collaborative environment and to contribute to professional service.
· Exemplary interpersonal and written communication skills plus a demonstrated commitment to professional development/achievement.
· Ability to create an exciting, future-oriented library.

Applications submitted by April 20, 2023 will receive full consideration. Although the position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on April 20, 2023.

March 21, 2023

Senior Assistant Librarian For Information Ethics And Policy

  • California State University, Long Beach
  • Long Beach, CA

Position: Senior Assistant Librarian for Information Ethics and Policy (12-Month)
Effective Date: On or about August 17, 2023
Salary Range: $74,280.00 – $165,564.00 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin April 25, 2023. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

Required Qualifications:

  • MLIS or equivalent from American Library Association accredited program or accredited international equivalent, or accredited advanced degree in a field relevant to the position
  • At least two years of professional experience in librarianship or another relevant field
  • Demonstrated understanding of topics in the area of scholarly communications such as copyright, intellectual property, open access, and open educational resources in an academic library setting
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories, content accessibility, and related issues
  • Demonstrated potential to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion under the library’s criteria for professional performance, research, scholarship, and service. For specific requirements, please see the University Library’s Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion (RTP) Policy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with institutional repositories software (such as DSpace, CONTENTdm, Fedora, Islandora, or Samvera Hyrax)
  • Experience with faculty profile systems
  • Knowledge of national and international trends in data management and data management plans
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, open access, authors’ rights, and scholarly use of intellectual property
  • Knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to Open Educational Resources (OER) publishing
  • Demonstrated experience and productive partnerships with other academic units
  • Terminal degree in a relevant field
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body (demographics)


  • Work closely with other campus units, subject librarians, faculty, and members of the university community on issues related to the ethical use, production, and management of information such as copyright, intellectual property, open access initiatives, and open educational resources
  • Manage the CSULB Digital Institutional Repository (ScholarWorks) which is the current university open access repository for faculty and student scholarly output
  • Collaborate closely with campus departments as part of the CSU Chancellor’s Office Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) initiative for the library and university
  • Serve as the Library’s subject specialist for Information Policy and Ethics as well as selected colleges and departments, as assigned
  • Provide in-person and online research consultations at a service-oriented reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours
  • Responsible for collection development of assigned departments which includes evaluating, selecting, developing, and reviewing information resources in relation to curricular and collection needs
  • Provide library instruction and consultations for students and faculty in assigned liaison areas as appropriate and necessary. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Engage in library and university governance including library and campus committees
  • Engage in research, publication, and presentation activities to meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
  • Participate in service to the department, university, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB 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, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

About the University Library

The University Library supports the instructional and research needs of the campus community through its breadth and depth of collections, exceptional library faculty and staff-led services, and innovative use of library spaces. Currently, there are 15 full-time equivalent faculty members. Library faculty serve as subject-specialists and liaisons to CSULB’s many academic departments and programs. We work independently and collaboratively to strengthen student information literacy skills through one-on-one consultations, one-shot instruction, embedded course instruction, and modular and scalable eLearning experiences. We ensure that library collections align with curricular needs and reflect emerging discipline-specific knowledge.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply – Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for verbal reference should you reach the finalist stage [no letters accepted])  
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Click here for more information and to apply.

March 7, 2023

OER Publishing Resident Librarian

  • University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
  • Newark, DE

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks an early career librarian with an interest in open education, open access, and publishing. Working closely with colleagues who advocate for open educational resources (OER) in the Library, Museums and Press and across the University, the Pauline A. Young Resident will have the opportunity to lead efforts to develop sustainable workflows around OER publishing. Interest in OER has been growing at the University of Delaware. The University’s Strategic Plan specifically mentions the need to expand the use of and access to OER to help reduce students’ costs. The Library also offers yearly grants to faculty to support the adoption of open and affordable course materials. We have supported dozens of projects across academic departments, and have saved students nearly half a million dollars in materials costs. We are excited to further support open publishing as a next step in this work.

Reporting to the Head, Digital Initiatives and Preservation (DIP), the Resident will be able to learn from a diverse team committed to providing support to students, faculty and staff in teaching and scholarly research. DIP handles a range of types of work, including digitizing and preserving collections materials for research and teaching; and helping students, faculty, and staff navigate questions about digital publishing. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) values are inherently high priorities for DIP. The department contributes to the social justice goals of the Library, Museums and Press by prioritizing projects that center and give voice to marginalized or excluded communities. Other important collaborators with this position include the University of Delaware Press and the Learning, Engagement, and Curricular Support Division.

The Resident will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities:

  • Assess faculty needs around publishing OER

  • Build partnerships with others who advocate for OER in the Library, Museums and Press and across the University

  • Serve as a member of the Open and Affordable Teaching Materials Working Group

  • Lead workshops and present to campus stakeholders on OER, open access, publishing, and copyright, both collaboratively and individually

  • Collaborate with faculty and liaison librarians to publish and disseminate locally produced OER, serving as the project manager on publications

  • Create appropriate documentation/outreach materials to support OER publishing efforts

  • Develop recommendations to help the Library, Museums and Press OER program continue to grow and be successful

The Pauline A. Young Residency is a three-year appointment offering professional experience in an academic research library to recent graduates of a library/information science program.  The purpose of the residency is to encourage the involvement of individuals from under-represented groups in academic librarianship. Started in 1984, the Pauline A. Young Residency is among the Library’s most successful efforts to advance equity, diversity and inclusion. The residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the Resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the Library and to that end, the resident will participate in developing goals for the residency according to their professional interests. The purpose of the residency is to encourage the involvement of individuals from under-represented groups in academic librarianship.


  • Recent graduate degree in library science.

  • Interest in or demonstrated knowledge of open educational resources, practices, and trends as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective team-based working relationships

  • Ability to learn new tools, skills, and software as needed to support the development of OER.

  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and anti-racist educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population

  • Commitment to professional growth.

General Information: The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. The Library collaborates with strategic campus partners to achieve these priorities, as well as with national professional organizations including the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Greater Western Library Alliance, OCLC Research Partnership, SPARC, HathiTrust, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Association of Academic Museums and Galleries, the American Alliance of Museums and the ACRL Diversity Alliance. More information about the Library is available at

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March 3, 2023

Director of University Press

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC


Oversees all strategic and operational aspects of Clemson University Press, the University’s publishing imprimatur. Manages the Press’s finances and administers its publishing program, including the acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution for scholarly and trade books as well as a growing portfolio of open access journals. Maintains appropriate standards of peer review and chairs an Editorial Advisory Board.


40% – Essential – CU Press Operations:
Oversees the publication of original scholarship published under the University’s imprimatur; supervises Press staff and student interns in the acquisition, production, marketing, and distribution of books and journals and ensures for the appropriate administrative and technological infrastructure to support their work. Establishes and maintains publishing partnerships to enhance the Press’s publishing program quantitatively and qualitatively. Determines and implements Press policies and procedures.

30% – Essential – Fiscal Operations:
Provides leadership and directions for the strategic planning of the Press.  Prepares reports for the Libraries administration. Manages the fiscal operations of the Press, including financial planning, execution of budget plans, and maintenance of financial records. Establishes print runs and pricing.  Works in collaboration with the Development Officer and the Dean of Libraries to seek new revenue sources and develop fundraising strategies and campaigns for the Press’s overall publishing program. Negotiates and maintains external agreements with vendors and publishing partners, cultivates financial support and subsidies from donors and other sources.

15% – Essential – Representation:
Represents the Press locally and nationally to the media, at publishing events, and in front of professional bodies and scholarly organizations. Develops and maintains connections with authors, prospective authors, vendors, other press directors, faculty, members of General Counsel’s office, and potential funders.

15% – Essential – Collaboration:
Collaborates with the Open Scholarship Department to provide scholarly publishing services, including guidance throughout the publication process, promotion, and adoption of DOIs, and the publication of open-access journals.  The director negotiates and maintains external agreements with vendors and publishing partners.


Education: A terminal degree in a core field within the Press’s publishing program

Work Experience: 3+ years experience in publishing (academic or trade)


Comprehensive Job Knowledge – Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

Manages Work of Others – Manages work of others including hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff. Plans organizational structure and job content.

Develops Department Budgets – Responsible for developing one or more departmental budget(s). Estimated amount of budgetary responsibility in dollar amount must be added.


Standard Hrs: 37.5;

Expected Salary Range: ($ 94,315 – $ 100,000)


March 28, 2023


Clemson University is proud to allow educational equivalency for military technical certifications and trainings that directly relate to the job duties.

South Carolina is making our Veterans a priority for employment in state agencies and institutions.

State policy for veteran preference states that for qualifying, full-time permanent positions, a veteran applicant may receive preference if they meet the job’s minimum qualifications, were discharged under honorable conditions from the military, and submit their DD-214 for confidential review by the Office of Human Resources.

To claim Veteran Preference for qualifying positions, email upon submission of your application.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, or related medical condition), national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, or any other personal characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

February 28, 2023

Head of Open Scholarship

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative Department Head for Open Scholarship to provide leadership and expertise at Clemson Libraries. The Open Scholarship Department includes services such as open educational resources, scholarly communications, experiential learning, research data services, and digital humanities/scholarship.  The department also houses learning spaces including the Scholars’ Lab, the Adobe Studio and Makerspace.
The Department Head of Open Scholarship (OS) will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing a newly created open scholarship department that provides support for digital scholarship, digital literacy, data literacy, digital preservation, faculty research, Open Access initiatives and advocacy, and scholarly communication.  The department head will play an active role in recruiting and retaining faculty librarians and staff for the department. The department head will also collaborate with faculty, administrators, and staff to create meaningful partnerships with campus groups including the Division of Research, Clemson Computing & Information Technology, Graduate School, the Office of General Counsel, etc.  This position requires a high degree of collaborative leadership and initiative and will be critical to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution.
Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning, and Research.
For a more detailed position description and to apply, please visit Interfolio at  Applications received by March 20, 2023 will be given full consideration.

February 22, 2023

Library Publishing Developer

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma Libraries seeks to recruit a creative, mission-driven applications developer to join our Cloud Infrastructure & Development team in the Digital Strategies and Innovation Division. Reporting to the Technical Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the development and operation of our library publishing and digital repository platforms.

Additionally, the position supports other key scholarly communication infrastructure, collaborating with colleagues across disciplines and organizational boundaries to plan, build, and operate key components of the OU Libraries technology strategy.

The employment package for this position may include the ability to work remotely.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents in pdf format:
– Cover Letter
– Resume
– List of 3 Professional References
Hire will be contingent on submission of academic transcripts

Job Requirements

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree, AND: 

  •  24 months of experience in application and software development

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months related experience in lieu of the bachelor’s degree for a total of 72 months related experience


  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with end-users of varying technological backgrounds.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Leadership skills to effectively coordinate and motivate project team members.
  • Strong time management skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, and ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Strong knowledge of the PHP ecosystem and server platforms and experience with PHP-based web application design, development, and maintenance.
  • Experience developing applications using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Experience in Web Accessibility Standards (ADA, WCAG 2.1 AA, and Section 508 accessibility requirements).
  • Ability to learn and support new systems and applications.
  • Ability to develop unique software tools customized to meet the needs of University Libraries’ users and staff.


  • None.

Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use a computer daily.

Departmental Preferences:

  • Experience with or evidence of understanding academic libraries and their users.
  • Experience with the Islandora repository system or Drupal CMS.
  • Experience with the Open Journal System.
  • Understanding of mobile design UX/UI; knowledge of responsive design principles.
  • Experience with database programming with SQL and Maria DB or MySQL.
  • Experience with SOLR.
  • Experience using website analytics tools to create meaningful reports.
  • Experience with AWS cloud computing services, such as Lambda, Fargate, EC2, RDS, S3, and CloudFront.

Special Instructions: If you are selected as a final candidate for this position, you will be subject to The University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Tuberculosis Testing policy. To view the policy, visit

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community by recognizing each person’s unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.