December 9, 2019

Digital Publication Coordinator

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

Digital Publication Coordinator
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press)
Vancouver, BC

Job Summary

The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) seeks a Digital Publication Coordinator whose skills and approaches will advance our commitment to digital publishing for multiple forms of expression.

The Digital Publication Coordinator’s work will strengthen RavenSpace, a ground-breaking publishing platform for media-rich, networked, interactive books in Indigenous studies. Combining open-source database and publishing platforms, RavenSpace offers a suite of tools for linking data and analyses to digital content from around the world and for interacting in culturally sensitive ways with heritage materials. It serves as a powerful interactive and collaborative site of knowledge exchange between Indigenous scholars, communities, and a diversity of audiences.

The Digital Publication Coordinator will provide digital publication coordination to teams performing core responsibilities within the RavenSpace publishing system. The position provides support to the Principal Investigator (PI) in ensuring the overall progress of core activities; acts as a pivot between the PI, the platform developers, the book production team, the marketing staff, and external partners and vendors; and coordinates the technology-based activities related to the maintenance, research, and implementation and testing of the digital production platform system.

Because this position will participate in the documentation and assessment of existing workflows and the development of the future roadmap, strong analytical and communication skills are critical.

Work Performed

Publication, Coordination, and Communication

– Works closely with teams to clarify work objectives, encourage productive discussions between platform and book development teams, address and resolve communication issues, actively solicit various and possibly divergent points of view, and strengthen cross-team collaboration.
– Coordinates with teams to manage the overall priorities and schedule of activities for platform maintenance and research, integrating and tracking milestones and dependencies across streams of activities, and supporting the teams in the analysis of the system’s capabilities.
– Participates in and confers with the PI and the teams to ensure that the platform maintenance and development function effectively in support of the book production activities and are within scope and budget.
– Plans and coordinates production of new media assets.
– Researches, identifies, and, on approval from the PI, hires vendors, defining the scope and detail of the work and budget and assures the quality and delivery of the services or goods.
– Confirms that permissions are secured and provides support and advice on permissions and metadata.
– Consults with teams across technical ability and subject matter expertise to solicit status updates and ensures that teams are provided with project information such as documentation, meeting minutes, and updated project overviews and schedules.
– Ensures that documentation of systems and workflows are produced, updated, and subjected to quality assurance.
– Draws from team updates and conversations to evaluate implementation options, identify risks and benefits, assess complexity, etc., and presents recommendations to the PI for further discussion and follow-up action, as required.

Administration and Liaison

– Works closely with the PI to monitor budget expenditures and assist with reporting and grant applications.
– Consults with RavenSpace leadership to solicit, understand, and capture relevant information to prepare project management documentation.
– Regularly informs and presents project progress, results, insights, and recommendations to the PI and publisher
– Organizes meetings of the Publishing Advisory Board, author workshops, and user-testing sessions, and assists the marketing staff in organizing events such as launches.
– Organizes team meetings and vendor consultation meetings, and provides facilitation and coordination as needed to ensure the smooth flow of communication across cross-functional teams.
– Generates, assists with, and updates documentation of the workflows and systems.
– Acts as a liaison between RavenSpace teams and other UBC Press departments.


– Two year diploma in Journalism or Publishing or related digital production field.
– Minimum of two years’ experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
– Experience in publishing, digital projects, library and information sciences, or the equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
– Demonstrated facility with, and knowledge of, digital infrastructures and a good understanding of information technology/systems
– Successful experience and abilities in project management
– Excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet programs, and software for shared files or team collaboration (e.g., GoogleDocs, Asana)
– Unusually strong written and oral communication skills
– An analytical approach to problem solving
– Proven abilities in project management
– Experience in developing collaborative and productive relationships with a wide range of cross-functional team members and stakeholders
– Ability to work with and supervise contract staff and vendors
– Excellent time management, organization, presentation, and prioritization skills
– Superior attention to detail and ability to manage small project activities such as event and meeting coordination
– Understanding of scholarly communication issues
– Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education setting.
– 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.

– Familiarity with Indigenous intellectual property and cultural heritage rights
– Functional knowledge of XML and open source content management platforms such as Omeka, Scalar, and DSpace.
Demonstrated experience or competency in one or more areas of professional practice in scholarly publishing and repository management.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

December 2, 2019

Publishing Systems Developer

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

Reporting to the Senior Product Manager, Publishing, this position will work collaboratively with senior developers as well as product and service managers to build and maintain innovative open access (and mostly open source) scholarly publishing infrastructure. Key among these platforms are eScholarship (UC’s open access publishing and institutional repository platform) and integrated submission management systems used by researchers and editors to produce and publish original academic journals and to make previously published works available to the world.

You will:

  • develop new features
  • respond to bug reports
  • manage regular maintenance
  • work collaboratively on new iterations of existing platforms
  • evaluate and implement new open source solutions
  • build connections between platforms
  • participate in both intra- and cross-team pair programming projects

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information management or science, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and 5 or more years of experience in information technology which includes writing programs in languages such as Python, Ruby, and Javascript in a production environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with: 1)  UNIX OS and shell scripting; 2) database design and relational databases (for example SQL, MySql, Postgress);  and 3) web-based applications.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of web protocols and server-side programming as well as with web frameworks (such as Django/Rails/Express), and UI presentation tools such as React.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user interface design, prototyping and web applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of unit and regression testing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to interact with others in a consistently positive and professional manner, exercising discretion and tact.
  • Excellent oral communications skills, which demonstrate the ability to effectively convey and explain information, liaise with vendors and tactfully deal with diverse people, situations and ideas.
  • Excellent written communications skills, which demonstrate the ability to draft clear, concise specifications, documentation and reports.
  • Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw conclusions in a logical, systematic way.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan assignments and monitor performance according to priorities, thereby regularly meeting established deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform competently under pressure, handling interruptions and changes without losing productivity.

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.

NOTE: While the HR system currently shows this position as closing Monday, December 9, CDL is submitting a request to have that extended to January 6, 2020.

November 16, 2019

Next Gen Library Publishing Project Manager

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

California Digital Library and partner institutions – Educopia, Strategies for Open Science (Stratos), Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Longleaf Services, and LYRASIS – are embarking on a 2.5 year, grant-funded “Next Generation Library Publishing” project to improve open-source scholarly publishing infrastructure and position library publishers to offer compelling publication tools and services to the academic community. CDL is taking the lead in managing this project and is hiring a part-time project manager to perform this function. If you are self-motivated and eager to be involved in an ambitious project with the potential to change the scholarly communication landscape for the better, this is the job for you!

The project manager for this effort will: support the project by applying standard project management concepts, frameworks, and methods to ensure the timely delivery of project deliverables within a highly distributed project team comprised of six partner organizations; create and maintain a project work plan that indicates deliverables, responsibilities, timelines, and progress; meet regularly with each partner organization and help organize and attend collaborative project meetings to establish near and long-term deliverables, track progress on monthly work plan goals, and realign or reprioritize work as needed; meet regularly with project PIs to discuss progress, resourcing and timeline feasibility; and create quarterly progress reports for the larger stakeholder community.

This position is a 2.5 year contract appointment hired at 50% FTE, including a range of employee benefits. Applicants from outside the Bay Area who wish to work remotely will be considered.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

November 6, 2019

Open Publishing Production Assistant

  • Penn State University Libraries
  • University Park, PA

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of the Open Publishing Production Assistant in the Research Informatics and Publishing department. This position will report to the Open Publishing Program Specialist and be a key member of the Open Publishing Program.

This position will be responsible for production of the Bibliography sites and leading the accessibility initiative within Open Publishing. Production work is done using a variety of open source platforms and software (Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Drupal, primarily) in order to publish open access scholarly journals, monographs, bibliographies, and other digital publications.

Tasks include submitting content and content migration into OJS and Drupal, minor layout proofreading and editing, DOI registration, designing and documenting workflows, monitoring and ensuring the quality of data input, tracking project progress, some basic web design work and customization using HTML/CSS, and training student assistants on PDF and web accessibility and journal publishing workflows.

The Research Informatics and Publishing Department is a new, collaborative and innovative unit within the Penn State University Libraries. This department enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. The Pennsylvania 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.

Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred skills and abilities will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing process.
  • Understanding of html/xml/css, and relational databases.
  • Familiarity with open source software programs such as OJS and Drupal.
  • Creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems. Experience with workflow development.

Required competencies will include:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe CS (especially Acrobat Pro).
  • Knowledge of document and web accessibility best practices.
  • Ability to work both on projects independently and in small results-oriented teams, and to meet deadlines.
  • Proven record of strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills consistent with an academic professional.

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. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit

October 11, 2019

Director, Mason Publishing Group

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax, VA

The George Mason University Libraries seeks to fill the position of the Director, Mason Publishing Group. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This Director position leads the University Libraries’ Mason Publishing Group, a unit which includes the George Mason University Press and Mason Publishing imprints, Open Educational Resources program, open access e-journals, Copyright Support, and various other Scholarly Communications activities. Incumbent provides leadership in planning, acquisition of content and projects, scholarly and editorial oversight, business management, contract administration, staffing, marketing and outreach, and external relations.

The position operationally reports to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Systems, and programmatically functions under the purview of the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian.


1.           Develops and sustains Open Access and market-focused digital publishing initiatives;

2.           Integrates a GMU Press program with Library-based publishing initiatives, including the Mason Publishing imprint initiatives;

3.           Serves as the lead advocate for the GMU Press across the university and externally;

4.           Manages an integrated program of existing and planned publishing services, including:

·      Institutional repository (Mason Archival Repository Services),

·      E-journals and conference proceedings publishing and hosting,

·      E-book publishing/production,

·      Data publication,

·      Open Educational Resources (OERs), and

·      Two publishing imprints (GMU Press and Mason Publishing), including their print and digital components;

5.           Collaborates with the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center in support of faculty and student projects, including scholarly dissemination activities as appropriate;

6.           Oversees the University’s Copyright Compliance policies and attendant responsibilities;

7.           Oversees the coordination of Scholarly Communication activities of University Libraries and programmatic outreach to Mason’s faculty and students;

8.           Develops sustainable publishing and more broadly scholarly communication/dissemination partnerships across the university;

9.           Manages the multifaceted business aspects of the publishing program, including Profit & Loss forecasts (P&L), author agreements, contract administration, and production operations and workflows, and fiscal matters;

10.        Supervises two (2) full time professional faculty positions, one (1) Classified Staff, and (as allocated annually) graduate professional assistants; and

11.        Performs other related professional duties within University Libraries and/or university as requested.



·      Graduate degree in a relevant discipline;

·      Demonstrated successful managerial and administrative experience in publishing generally, and e-publishing, in particular;

·      Knowledge of current practices and trends in academic publishing, Open Educational Resources, scholarly communications, open-access, data publishing and copyright;

·      Ability to create and monitor budgets;

·      Demonstrated experience in acquisitions, P&L, writing and executing author agreements, contract administration and publishing operations/workflows excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal skills; and

·      Ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of varying backgrounds.


·      Five years of increasingly responsible experience in the academic publishing sector.

12-month professional faculty appointment without rank; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and not less than $82,500/year.

To apply:

All applications for this position (FA730z) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page ( Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Renee Prokop (, Human Resources Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2019.

The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and four other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. One of Virginia’s leading academic research libraries, the Mason Libraries continues to gain steadily in national stature as it undergoes extensive transformation in all areas that are key to a 21st century research library—innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. Visit us at for more information.


George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

October 7, 2019

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian

  • Kansas State Libraries
  • Manhattan, KS

Department: 3670003040 Hale Library
Job no: 508229
Work type: Academic / Faculty – 12 month
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Library
Pay Grade: 001

About this role

Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for a creative, collaborative, and service-minded individual to join our Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) as Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian. The individual in this position will have a primary focus of leading, educating, and providing outreach for copyright services, open access, and K-State’s Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, and will help support the Center’s other services. This position reports to the CADS team lead in the Academic Services Department.

Following a May 22, 2018 fire in Hale Library, the university’s main library, the administration, faculty and staff, who had been looking forward to the creation of a first-floor learning commons, have instead reimagined the entire library from the ground up. Vital to the future of K-State Libraries will be strengthened scholarly communication and copyright services.

This is a full-time tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities.  The candidate must have a commitment to scholarly/creative activities and professional service necessary for pursuing tenure at Kansas State University Libraries.


  • Serve as primary contact for copyright and open licensing questions; maintain the copyright web presence and libguides.
  • Provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community regarding copyright/fair use, authors’ rights, the institutional repository, publishing, including open/alternative educational resources, open access, and other scholarly communication topics.
  • Develop programs, processes, and services that facilitate the discovery, adoption, creation, and adaptation of OERs; develop methods for assessing and reporting progress in adopting OERs and the library’s role in supporting and promoting their use.
  • Serve as a core team member of the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative team, coordinating the application process, reviewing and voting for grant awards, and maintaining documentation.
  • Assist with New Prairie Press activities in the publication of journals, conferences, ebooks, and OER textbooks.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current scholarly communication demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship.
  • Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of scholarly communication services.
  • Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, scholarly communication developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment. 

We support diversity and inclusion

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What you’ll need to exceed

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Demonstrated experience with issues related to open educational resources, copyright, or open access
  • Ability to articulate complex concepts, such as copyright, fair use, and open access to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing collegial relationships with students, faculty, and staff
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion in supporting a diverse workforce and serving the needs of a diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years of experience providing copyright and/or OER guidance
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with discipline librarians in the areas of research consultation, instruction, and outreach, and with faculty and other constituents within a liaison librarian model
  • Experience preparing and delivering workshops and presentations focused on OER and/or copyright-related topics
  • Experience with publishing tools, repository platforms, and software, such as Pressbooks, Digital Commons, and DSpace
  • Project management experience
  • Grant writing experience

How to apply

Combine the following documents into a single PDF file and upload it along with your completed application:

  1. Letter of application. To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  1. Names and contact information for three professional references

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

September 20, 2019

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Clemson Libraries
  • Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries invites candidates for a tenure-track Scholarly Communications Librarian. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will collaborate closely with librarians, faculty, students, and other academic units to lead and facilitate efforts related to scholarly communications. The incumbent will support new models of research and scholarship by providing and managing innovative digital tools and publishing platforms for content creation, delivery, discovery, and analysis. This position also supports faculty and students in the areas of copyright and intellectual property. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. The incumbent is accountable to the Head of Library Technology.

Responsibilities include:

Librarianship, Instruction, and Outreach

· Serves as an advocate for new forms and practices of scholarly communications on campus and in the broader academic community.

· Integrates scholarly communications into library instruction and departmental liaison activities. Develops instructional resources and workshops. Provides guidance to library staff regarding scholarly communication and coordinates with subject specialists to broaden the understanding of scholarly communication issues.

· Serves as a campus resource on issues and trends relevant to intellectual property, copyright, fair use, author rights, open access, and metrics for assessing impact of scholarly works.

· Leads the Libraries’ institutional repository initiatives through solicitation of content from students and faculty, including deposits of journal articles, conference proceedings, and other published and unpublished research.

· Oversees scholarly publishing services, including promotion and adoption of ORCIDs and DOIs, collaboration with the Clemson University Press, and managing open access journals. Manages the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund Program.

· Collaborates with the Open Resources Librarian to promote open educational resources (OER) and affordable learning initiatives to the campus community.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

· Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.


· Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the libraries, university, profession, and community.

Required Qualifications

· An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or a relevant accredited graduate degree in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries.

· Knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues in an academic environment.

· Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

· Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and communicate ideas effectively.

· Demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications

· Knowledge of broad technology trends in libraries and higher education.

· Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies.

· Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly and professional activity.

· Supervisory experience

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and competitive salary based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. The salary range is $68,000-$70,000. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.


Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Ranked as one of America’s Top 25 Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive to Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application process

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by October 14, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration.

Closing Statement

Clemson University is an AAO/EO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

September 11, 2019

Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz is hiring a Scholarly Communication Librarian.

The Scholarly Communication Librarian will spearhead Library-wide efforts to: (1) advance alternatives to high-cost publishing models, including open access initiatives, and (2) provide scholarly publishing guidance and training to researchers and scholars, including guidance on copyright.

First review of applications: 9/27/19

Full description and to apply:

August 14, 2019

Publishing Librarian I/II/III

  • Wayne State University Libraries
  • Detroit, MI

The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented Publishing Librarian (I/II/III) to advance the University’s mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. The university mission embodies 150 years of educational excellence and access: its students, staff, and faculty are driven to transcend historical and divisive inequities in our society. Our mission of access and proud culture of diversity demands a Publishing Librarian who embraces an environment of inclusion that extends beyond simple tolerance by leveraging the power of peoples’ individual identities and diverse perspectives to produce scholarly content in multiple forms.

The successful candidate joins an accomplished team of library professionals in a long-standing library publishing program, which is a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition. Within WSULS’ Discovery Services Unit (DSU), the digital publishing team works to support four active journals, and has focused on and supports the adoption and growth of the University’s institutional repository and digital collections. Alongside other WSULS units, the publishing team is working on open educational resources, digital pedagogy outreach and training materials, digital humanities projects, and digital collections platforms, as well as open-access backlist eBooks and journal archives from the university press. As we expand library publishing, WSULS seeks to further its leadership in digital-publishing workflows, infrastructures, and pedagogy and welcomes a librarian whose commitment to uncommon thinking in these areas will push forward our diversity of thought, embodied practice, and publication outreach. For more information on our current work, see

Position Description: 

The Publishing Librarian works within the DSU under the supervision of the Assistant Dean. Located in WSULS’s developing organizational unit called the Publishing House, which is a pedagogically focused publishing center in the Libraries, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with students, faculty, librarians, and the broader community to conceive, enact, advance, and sustain digital library-centered publishing and scholarship. This position has broad latitude to collaborate with partners in and outside the university to pursue advancements in areas including but not limited to publishing workflows and competencies, digital publishing platforms, publishing pedagogy, digital humanities, and digital collections.

Early opportunities will include contributing to the implementation phases of the Vega publishing system, the establishment of the Publishing House, and collaboration with the Michigan Digital Publishing group–a coalition of publishing thought-leaders at state universities in the Michigan Research Corridor.

Essential Job Functions: 

* Collaborate with partners inside and outside the library to conceive and support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives.

* Translate ideas developed in collaboration with partners into actionable workflows and infrastructure in the library, with an emphasis on open digital models.

* Provide project management for ongoing Initiatives in the support and advancement of scholarly publishing services.

* Contribute to the production activities of the publishing team


* Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.

* Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education setting.

* Curiosity and a commitment to learn where knowledge gaps exist.

* Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects and initiatives and to set priorities.

* Understanding of scholarly communication issues.

* Competency in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems.

* Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience instantiating and working with the evolving ecosystem of digital tools, such as Omeka, and their dependencies.

* Experience with UNIX/Linux/OSX operating systems and the LAMP environment.

* Demonstrated experience or competency in one or more areas of professional practice in scholarly publishing and repository management.

* Experience teaching.

* Knowledge of one or more common web programming or scripting languages (e.g. Ruby, Python, PHP, Javascript).

* Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship, data services, and open publishing.

* Demonstrated experience with digital research approaches and techniques, such as text encoding or analysis, web development, digital storytelling, multimodal publishing, digital exhibits, or database design.


This is a full-time, regular, 12-month, benefits-eligible appointment as Academic Staff, represented by the AAUP-AFT on an Employment Security Status track. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, employee/dependent life and long-term disability insurance, retirement savings plans, tuition assistance, and generous paid time off.


Apply for this position online at Search for posting number 044586. Questions to or