April 22, 2022

Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries seeks a dynamic, collaborative individual for the position of Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian. The Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian will help lead and shape the Libraries efforts in developing strategies and services that facilitate the discovery, adoption, creation, and adaptation of open educational resources (OERs), open textbooks, and affordable content. With the Director of Course Material Services, the Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian will help lead the planning, implementation, and assessment of the University of Minnesota Libraries open education and affordable content program. This position will collaborate with faculty, students, staff, and administrators across the university to promote the adoption and creation of open and affordable course content, and assist faculty and instructors in identifying appropriate OER, affordable content, and support materials for their courses.

The Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian position is located within the Course Materials Services department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries. This new department coordinates an overall strategy for integrated course content, expansion of the use of affordable and open course materials by instructors and students, and the Libraries role with learning analytics. This includes managing course reserves, coordinating outreach about affordable content options, developing open textbooks and OER, and encouraging use of Libraries licensed and acquired content for courses.


  • Develop and implement strategies and services for an open education program at the University of Minnesota that promotes the use and creation of OER and affordable course materials.
  • Build strategic partnerships with various campus units, community stakeholders, and external groups in order to advocate for and extend the use and creation of OER and affordable materials.
  • Establish methods for assessing and communicating usage, impact, benefits, effectiveness, and relevance of OER and affordable content adoptions.
  • Through training programs, workshops, guides, and consultations work with faculty and instructors to assist them in finding, using, creating, and evaluating OER, openly licensed content, library licensed materials, and other affordable content options and integrating those options into course curriculum.
  • Create internal and external communications related to open education, utilizing a variety of communication methods in coordination with other Student Success service area departments and the Libraries Communications team.
  • Develop and keep up-to-date web pages and LibGuides describing University Libraries OER and affordable content initiatives and projects.
  • Provide guidance to faculty and instructors on open licensing and copyright.
  • Pursue professional development and keep current on trends and developments in open education and affordable content.
  • Develop expertise in open education technologies and repositories and make recommendations regarding new technologies.
  • Collaborate as appropriate with Student Success service area staff, Copyright and Scholarly Communications staff, Libraries Publishing, the Minitex OER Librarian, library liaisons, and other relevant groups on the creation and publication of OER and open textbooks.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Course Material Services team to discover, select, create, and integrate OER, course reserves, and affordable content into courses.
  • Provide support for course reserve operations at key times during the academic year in the creation of course reading lists and integration of materials into courses through the Leganto course reading list application in the Canvas LMS.
  • Create documentation regarding open education and affordable content practices and processes.

Salary and Benefits:  This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank with the potential for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank. The annual salary minimum for this position is $57,500.  The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.



  • Masters’ degree from an American Library Association accredited library school OR a combination of an advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • Familiarity with issues in open education, open textbooks, affordable course content, open licensing, and copyright.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.


  • Experience with learning management systems.
  • Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Interest in problem-solving and analytical solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with faculty and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people in a research-intensive environment.
  • Basic HTML, CSS, and XML knowledge.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply visit

April 21, 2022

Head of Open Scholarship Services

  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, MD

Salary Range: $75,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty.
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of  the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries were honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.


Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research, including:

  • Open access (OA) initiatives and programs, including OA fund, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), and other OA services
  • Authors’ rights and copyright/licensing resources
  • Repository services, especially in relation to our pending Equitable Access Policy
  • Policy development and advocacy work across campus
  • Scholarly impact metrics, tools, resources
  • Open Science Framework support, e.g., membership, promotion, training (collaborating closely with the STEM Library)
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources services (collaborating closely with Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Digital publishing resources, including helping faculty with more thorough consultation on transitioning from subscription models to open access, ISSN registration, advice on publishing best practices, digital preservation, etc.
  • Research data support, collaborating closely with Digital Programs and Initiatives’ Data Services Librarian
  • Engagement, outreach, and training related to all of these areas, collaborating closely with subject librarians and Research Education Program Lead/Pedagogy Librarian


  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to support open scholarship needs and to facilitate sustainable scholarly production
  • Advocate for innovative and experimental models of scholarly publishing
  • Serve as the Libraries’ point person for open scholarship questions
  • In collaboration with Digital Programs and Initiatives, manage support for existing publications and open scholarship projects, including project documentation and maintaining and reporting project assessment as requested
  • Collaborate with Collection Development Strategies (CDS) on analyzing impact of open scholarship initiatives on collections funding
  • Collaborate with CDS and Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) to identify, describe, and provide access to open scholarship resources
  • Working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, lead and manage the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), including collection and policy development, outreach, and communication
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries to develop consistent practices and recommendations around copyright for Libraries’ services
  • Maintain awareness of relevant legal developments and issues related to scholarly publishing

Professional Development

  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and share them with the appropriate colleagues
  • Attend professional development opportunities in subjects related to assigned responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Contribute to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals

Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Able to work for extended periods at a computer screen using a graphical user interface, in a multiple window environment with a variety of font sizes
  • Able to maintain sustained concentration with detailed work


Supervises faculty librarians, student assistants, and graduate assistants within OSS

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):



  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s duties with relevant library experience.



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field.
  • Demonstrated experience working with current open scholarship and scholarly communication practices and trends.
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing.
  • Experience developing and operationalizing successful outreach for library programs and services.
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment.
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians.


  • Experience in a managerial role (e.g., supervisor, project leader, etc.)
  • Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods.

Position Description for the Head of Open Scholarship Services

To apply for position, please go to Head of Open Scholarship Services application page

April 19, 2022

Assistant Professor, Instruction & Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • Marymount University
  • Arlington, VA

Library & Learning Services (L&LS) at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, invites applications for a faculty librarian position beginning July 2022. The position holds a 12-month contract and is non-tenure-track. Successful candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience, an understanding of trends in scholarly communication, and familiarity with promoting and integrating open resources in an academic environment. Three years of relevant library work experience is preferred, and an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science is required. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of commitment to work with diverse populations, in support of the library and university’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The search committee seeks candidates with a respect for the Catholic intellectual tradition and alignment with the institutional values of intellectual curiosity and inclusivity.

Applications should include a cover letter that matches strengths to the position needs and a statement on diversity; a current curriculum vitae; and the names and contact information for three professional references. The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2022, and accept applications until the position is filled. Please view position details and submit applications via Marymount’s job portal

About Library & Learning Services at Marymount University

Library & Learning Services supports intellectual curiosity, service to others, and a global perspective by providing excellent services, resources, and programs. This is accomplished by building a collection that supports the University curriculum; supporting classroom learning, teaching, and research needs; promoting the integration of information literacy skills throughout the curriculum; and providing physical and virtual places that foster learning and promote a sense of community.

L&LS welcomes and values all members of its community. Diversity and inclusion are sources of strength that inspire intellectual curiosity and L&LS nurtures lifelong learning habits that allow our community to tackle the challenges of the world. L&LS is committed to providing all of its services in an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility for all. The collections reflect, serve, and are equitably accessible to our community, and intentionally address historic and ongoing exclusions.

Marymount University is proud of its diverse student body, and is tied for #1 for Campus Ethnic Diversity and #2 in Most International Students among regional universities in the South, and is currently recognized as Virginia’s only four-year emerging Hispanic-serving institution. Guided by the mission of our founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), to achieve unity through diversity, Marymount honors our diversity as a source of strength. According to the vision of the RSHM that “ALL may have life, and have it to the FULL,” we strive to create an atmosphere of mutual respect, cooperation, and civility.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in designing, implementing, delivering, and assessing a comprehensive information literacy and library instruction program in person and online; works with assigned school directors to achieve information literacy objectives; creates and maintains research guides and other digital learning objects in assigned subject areas.
  • Serves as subject liaison to faculty and students in assigned programs; provides instruction and research support for those programs; selects resources to support those instructional and research needs; manages collection in assigned subjects.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication modes including in-person, phone, email, and virtual reference; participates in an evening and weekend reference desk coverage rotation.
  • Leads library open access and open education initiatives, including the design and implementation of faculty-facing training and building partnerships with campus and community groups.
  • Facilitates, with other library faculty, the discovery, adoption, creation, adaptation, and assessment of open resources across academic disciplines and programs.
  • Collaborates within L&LS in identifying, prioritizing, and developing initiatives to promote open, affordable authoring and alternative publishing options, including utilization of the institutional repository.
  • Serves as a resource for best practices in copyright, intellectual property, and fair use related to open resources and publishing.

Other Duties

  • Participates as a member of the faculty in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook, including expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Collaborates on or leads a variety of teams, task forces, and committees within L&LS, across the University, and within consortia.

RequirementsALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science required; second graduate degree preferred for hire and is required for promotion in faculty rank. At least three years of relevant library experience preferred.

April 12, 2022

Head of Digital Scholarship

  • Boston College
  • Chestnut Hill, MA

The Head of Digital Scholarship will lead the team and colleagues across the libraries to envision, plan and deliver innovative and sustainable digital research services in concert with student, faculty, and library needs. Through exploration of new technologies, and engagement with digital scholarship practices, standards and systems, this individual will provide strong leadership, coordination, and project management for the team. The Head will possess a strong technical background to direct the selection of systems and technologies, develop the skill set of the team and the subject liaison cohort, and pursue opportunities for partnership at Boston College and externally. The Head will oversee all requests for new digital scholarship initiatives; develop services in support of research, teaching and learning; and lead as appropriate in digital research methods, data services, and engagement with new audiences. The Head will engage in outreach and maintain relationships with faculty, staff and campus partners to enable digital research and development of the digital scholarship program at Boston College and beyond.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research, Learning, & Digital Scholarship, the Head of Digital Scholarship manages a team of four, and cross-manages twelve subject liaison librarians as the lead for the Digital Scholarship component of the Libraries’ cohort model. Boston College Libraries subject liaisons work within a cohort organization managed and supported jointly by the heads of Collections, Digital Scholarship and Educational Initiatives and Research Services, a system created to leverage strong support in the three areas of expertise, as well as to foster a high level of collaborative work. The Head oversees the coordination of outreach to faculty and service via the Digital Studio, coordinates the relationship with Libraries Systems staff, and manages key relationships with university departments and partners. The Head will collect and analyze use statistics, prepare reports, and make recommendations for digital research and scholarship for the Boston College Libraries.

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline is required.

  • Minimum five years of work experience in a research setting, with 2+ years of managerial experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with relevant digital research tools and methods, such as data visualization (eg statistical or geo-spatial), network analysis, text analysis (i.e. topic modeling), text encoding, or database design.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, managing and delivering strategic research projects, working collaboratively in team settings, and articulating the opportunities of digital research to scholars and librarians

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with programming languages, such as Ruby or Python and ability to deploy code in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, or similar, is desirable but not required.

Please include a cover letter that addresses how your skills, interest and experience align with the job requirements.

The salary range for this position is $81,650 – $102,050.


The Boston College Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, HathiTrust, Boston Library Consortium, and other organizations that extend our reach globally.

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (, which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

To apply for this job, please visit:

April 7, 2022

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative Scholarly Communications Librarian with exemplary communication skills to advance the Libraries’ scholarly communications initiatives. This position develops collaborative partnerships to facilitate a seamless, interdisciplinary, and university-wide network to support faculty and students in research publication and impact. The incumbent identifies, develops, and manage services and programs related to copyright, open access, research impact, and other scholarly communications initiatives. The Scholarly Communications Librarian also provides specialized research consultations and instruction services in these areas. This position requires a high degree of collaboration 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 Head of Digital Scholarship, a department within the newly created division of Teaching, Learning, and Research. To learn more about the reorganization at Clemson Libraries, visit:

Responsibilities of the Scholarly Communications Librarian include: 

Scholarly Communications

  • Serves as a resource for questions and issues related to copyright, intellectual property, and fair use:
    • Consults with faculty, liaisons, and Libraries’ staff on copyright and fair use questions related to digital media, course reserves, online instruction, and public performance rights.
    • Leads a robust education and outreach program on copyright, intellectual property, and fair use principles for faculty, students, and staff.
    • Coordinates with the University’s General Counsel to establish protocols for reviewing copyright and fair use requests and addressing complex questions.
  • Leads initiatives to raise awareness of open access and alternative publishing:
    • Manages the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Fund program.
    • Coordinates with the Head of Acquisitions and Collections Strategies Cross-Functional Team to advance open access to Clemson’s research output and find open alternatives to licensed material.
    • Assists faculty and graduate students with publishing choices and licensing agreements related to their scholarly output.
    • Promotes the usage of open access incentives from read & publish arrangements with publishers to faculty and graduate students.
    • Works with the OER Librarian to promote the adoption of open course materials and systems to mitigate the university’s reliance on traditional textbooks and other licensed content.
    • Works with the University Press to promote open publishing options through the  institutional repository. Oversees the deposit of green OA content from the Clemson community into the IR.
  • Assists faculty in tracing their scholarly research and determining its impact using traditional and alternative metrics. Enhances discoverability and attribution of scholarship with ORCID and DOI.
  • Develops and delivers programs on issues related to scholarly communication for the libraries and the campus community.
  • Cultivates working relationships with faculty and graduate students across the university.

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.
  • Experience providing scholarly communications services in an academic library setting.
  • Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience with handling copyright, fair use, and intellectual property issues in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated record of advocacy for scholarly communications and open initiatives involving internal and external audiences.
  • An active awareness of new technologies and the impact they have on a rapidly changing scholarly communication landscape.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster an environment of collegiality, respect, trust, and teamwork.
  • Second graduate or other advanced degree.

Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

The Libraries on Clemson’s main campus are the R.M. Cooper Library, the Gunnin Architecture Library, the Education Media Center, and Special Collections & Archives.  Other facilities include the Clemson Design Center Library in Charleston and the Library Depot, which houses high-density storage, records management, the digitization lab, and technical services. The libraries employ 31 faculty, 60 staff, and over 60 students.  Clemson Libraries are a member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and Lyrasis and actively participate with other South Carolina institutions through the statewide consortium, PASCAL.  For additional information about Clemson Libraries, visit our website at

Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented Carnegie Research One university in a college town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. 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 from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Application Instructions
Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 22, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Clemson University is an AA/EEO 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.

Diversity Statement
Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson’s core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries’ staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve.

April 6, 2022

Director of Publishing

  • University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Davis, CA

Are you a savvy editor, an excellent business manager, and a team leader? Are you passionate about publishing content that improves lives? You may be the ideal candidate for UC Agriculture and Natural Resources as the new Director of Publishing.

Under general direction of the Associate Vice President for Academic Programs, this role provides leadership and management of UC ANR’s publishing program and advances our strategic, business, and operational objectives. The director ensures accuracy, quality, and strategic direction of educational, programmatic, and outreach products.

The educational products produced range from the bestselling California Master Gardener Handbook to the award winning journal California Agriculture, along with a suite of science-based products in agriculture, gardening, natural resources, nutrition, and youth development. These materials are core to our mission to provide accessible, easy-to-use information that improves the lives of Californians.

Lead a dedicated, talented team in promoting the work of UC ANR across the state and beyond! For more information and the application link, visit Apply by 4/18/22.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

March 29, 2022

Research Instruction Librarian

  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Geneseo, New York

We are seeking a research instruction librarian who is dedicated to student success and teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. This librarian will serve as liaison to the sciences which entails providing reference support and collaborating with faculty to deliver information literacy instruction in these programs. This librarian will also use their strong outreach skills to coordinate and develop the library’s scholarly programming, which entails hosting events to engage the campus in conversation about scholarship, and manage the undergraduate journal, Proceedings of GREAT Day.

The successful applicant will enter a full-time tenure-track position at the Sr. Assistant Librarian rank and a salary of $52,842. The initial appointment for this position is two years with the potential for renewal, with a projected starting date in late July/early August of 2022. We strongly encourage applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience with accessibility and/or inclusion initiatives.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent by August 2022
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive working/teaching environment
  • Expressed interest in working with college students to support their academic success

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of pedagogy and best practices of information literacy instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with others.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently

Apply by: 04/27/2022

See complete description and apply.

March 24, 2022

Manager – Digital Publishing

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murfreesboro, TN

Walker Library

$44,492 – $55,392; commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Digital Publishing Manager (DPM) manages established and forthcoming production services for open access publishing and digital archiving in the library, including e-journal and e-book hosting platforms such as OJS, PressBooks, print-on-demand services, and others through effective project management, production workflow, and user support. The DPM is responsible for managing the daily publishing operations and seeing projects to completion including tasks such as document modelling, text-structure cleanup processes and metadata creation. Monitors and integrates emerging trends and best practices in the digital publishing environment; and assists in developing and administering innovative and sustainable publishing services that support the sharing and preservation of digital scholarship. Collaborates across the library and with MTSU campus partners, journal editors, and potential authors to create, disseminate, and preserve digital scholarly materials. Serves as a subject matter expert in digital publishing and provides continuous evaluation of processes to increase efficiency and operational practices. Provides consultation and publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content. Provides support and training for journal editors, repository coordinators, and authors on their respective publishing platforms.

Required Education
Bachelor’s degree

Required Related Experience
Two years of project management experience and/or in a publishing environment (print or digital). One year experience using design or publishing tools.

Desirable Related Experience
Advanced degree in library science, information science, English, journalism, art/design, educational technology, user experience, or related degree. One year of editorial experience in book or journal publishing including experience with editorial processes such as copy-editing, proofreading, typesetting, format conversion, peer review process, etc. Prior experience with accessibility, universal design, and or inclusive design. Experience with open educational resources and citation styles of Chicago, MLA and/or APA. Experience managing projects in an academic library, publisher, or knowledge institution.

Documents Needed to Apply
Cover Letter & CV/Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants
If available, we encourage applicants to share links within their resume or cover letter to works created, edited or published that reflect their digital or publishing skills.

Application Review Date: April 25, 2022

For full information and to apply:

March 7, 2022

eScholarship Publications Manager

  • California Digital Library (CDL)
  • Oakland, CA/Remote

To support the continued success of our thriving open access publishing program, the California Digital Library at the University of California is currently seeking candidates for a new eScholarship Publications Manager position. The successful candidate will collaborate with librarians and researchers across the 10-campus UC system to help manage a well-established journals publishing program and to cultivate new publishing projects with a particular focus on the humanities, social sciences, as well as other fields and researchers who are underserved by the traditional publishing marketplace. As part of the larger publishing team at CDL, which includes an additional Publications Manager, the candidate will also develop outreach and engagement programming to support best practices among our existing eScholarship publications, including a list of over 90 actively publishing journals.

In addition to a deep familiarity with trends and issues in scholarly communication, the successful candidate will also possess:

  • Knowledge of journal management best practices
  • Familiarity with manuscript management software, such as Open Journal Systems or Janeway
  • Enthusiasm for open access publishing and open source software
  • Experience providing technical support to end users
  • Strong outreach and communication skills

CDL welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications 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.

CDL offices are located in downtown Oakland, CA. This position may be eligible for remote work. This position is not available for sponsorship.

Salary range is $95,000 – $100,000, commensurate with experience, plus benefits.
The first review date for this job is April 3, 2022. The position will be open until filled.

Applications must be submitted via the UCOP Jobs site.

If you have any questions about this position, you are encouraged to contact the hiring manager: Justin Gonder, Senior Product Manager, Publishing

March 1, 2022

Open Education Librarian

  • University of Kansas
  • Lawrence, KS

KU Libraries is hiring an Open Education Librarian. This is a tenure-track faculty position with a minimum starting salary of $54K.  This position reports to the Head of the David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright.   Applications from any candidate who meets the minimum qualifications, including early career and new librarians, are encouraged. Review of applications will begin on March 23.

Job Description


  • Provides leadership, vision, and support for KU Libraries’ open education initiatives in collaboration with campus stakeholders in order to advance teaching and learning with open educational resources (OER) and aligned instructional practices at KU.
  • Leads internal training and outreach to campus stakeholders on OER and course materials affordability.
  • Monitors, reports, and educates stakeholders on developments in OER, including trends, legislation, public policy, and best practices.
  • Collaborates with colleagues and stakeholders to assess, implement, and maintain platforms and tools that support the creation and use of OER and scholarly communication issues and practices.
  • Contributes to team-based consulting support for KU researchers, instructors, and students on copyright, fair use, and open licensing issues.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to support KU researchers, instructors, and students in relation to intersecting open movements such as open scholarship and open data practices
  • Advances the libraries’ priorities and strategic directions through participation on project teams and/or task forces.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to advancing diversity efforts in the libraries and contributes to an inclusive environment.


  • Contributes to the profession’s collective knowledge by engaging in scholarly research activity.
  • Research may involve the publication of articles, books, book reviews, grant-supported inquiry, or editorial work (see Discipline Expectations for Librarians at KU, July 2014).


  • Engages in service to the Libraries, the University and to professional organizations by participating in committee work, projects, and other contributory achievements.

Required Qualifications

  1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent from a foreign institution by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working individually as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  2. Experience or coursework related to OER and open-enabled pedagogy.
  3. Experience or coursework demonstrating familiarity with areas such as author’s rights, scholarly publishing, open access, open licensing, and/or copyright and fair use, including emerging trends in scholarly communications.
  4. Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and skills to support open scholarship and open education (e.g., OER repositories, search, and publishing tools such as Pressbooks).
  5. Awareness of accessibility good practices for websites and digital resources.

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February 14, 2022

Data Curation Specialist for Science and Engineering

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

The University of Michigan (U-M) Library is currently seeking a Data Curation Specialist for Science and Engineering. A Library Science degree is helpful, but not a requirement.

The core responsibility of this position is to serve as the primary service contact for the Deep Blue Repository and Research Data Services (or DBRRDS) team with Science and Engineering faculty, staff and students at U-M. This includes engaging with researchers to publish and preserve their research data, but it also includes publishing other forms of “data” such as gray literature, pre- and post- prints, and digital archives. As such, the person in this position will provide support for both of the Library’s institutional repositories: Deep Blue Data and Deep Blue Documents.

Other service activities and functions may be negotiated depending upon the knowledge, expertise, and interests of the individual. The U-M Library encourages and supports professional growth.

Appointment is anticipated Associate Librarian or Senior Associate Librarian rank. The target salary range for this position is $64,000 to $69,000 for the Associate rank, and $69,000 to $76,000 for the Senior Associate rank.

Please apply through the U-M Careers website. The deadline to apply is March 13th. Questions can be directed to Jake Carlson at

February 10, 2022

Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Research

  • Clemson University Libraries
  • Clemson, South Carolina

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive leader to serve as our inaugural Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Research (AD for TLR). The successful candidate will set the vision and strategic direction for the new division, directing the Libraries’ education and research support services, and ensuring student and faculty success. This position will direct the work of 40+ faculty and staff working in the following areas: user services (circulation, reserves, stacks, security), instruction and outreach, engagement (liaison librarians, reference and research support), research and digital scholarship and creative technologies (including data services, digital and media literacy, open education resources and scholarly communication), and the University Press (which also includes the Libraries’ institutional repository).  In addition to these areas, the position heads the teams managing the two branch libraries (Gunnin Architecture Library and the Educational Media Center & Digital Learning Lab), as well as the following service points:  Cooper Library Learning Commons, the Adobe Digital Studio and Makerspace, and the Scholars’ Lab. The successful candidate would be one of three new associate deans who will collectively be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and setting the Libraries’ strategic directions as members of its Senior Leadership Team. To learn more about the reorganization at the Clemson Libraries, visit: This is a 12-month administrative faculty position with faculty rank and status.

The Associate Dean will be responsible for providing leadership for the Teaching, Learning, and Research division, ensuring the delivery of high-quality services to support student success and faculty research, and shaping the division’s culture. This individual will also have responsibilities related research, scholarship, and service.

Qualified candidates should possess an ALA-accredited graduate degree, at least five years of management/supervisory experience in progressively responsible positions in an academic library, and a record of professional librarianship, research/scholarship, and service that would merit tenure at the Associate Librarian rank or higher. Ideal candidates will have experience with teaching and learning, information literacy, student success or research services, demonstrated ability to facilitate and build campus partnerships, and experience with change management.

Application Instructions

For a more detailed position description and to apply, please visit the application portal in Interfolio: will be accepted until March 24, 2022.

February 10, 2022

Program Manager

  • Remote

We are looking for someone passionate about open access to join our team!  The OASPA Program Manager will be responsible for leading a range of activities that directly support OASPA’s mission, including convening committees and working groups at the board and member level, identifying promising new initiatives, developing projects, and contributing to community initiatives on open access.

OASPA is a not-for-profit membership organisation comprising a diverse and growing community of organisations engaged in open scholarship. OASPA’s work to run mission-supporting activities is led by a small but dedicated and enthusiastic staff team, overseen by a Board of Directors.  We’re looking for someone who works well independently and will enjoy contributing to the growth of this small, mission-driven organisation.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure the smooth organisation and delivery of individual OASPA programs, in support of our strategy and mission
  • Identify, recommend and execute initiatives that support the whole OASPA community
  • Coordinate and lead OASPA working groups and committees in key areas of open access, including the development of new groups in alignment with OASPA’s strategy
  • Contribute to external community projects as a representative of OASPA
  • Relationship building with open access stakeholders and allied organisations

Required skills and experience


  • Deep understanding of open access and the dynamics for global stakeholders
  • Established network of relationships within scholarly communication and open scholarship
  • Knowledge of open access business models
  • Experience of the publishing process
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a scholarly publishing-related setting with at least 2 years specialism in open access
  • Excellent communications skills at all levels
  • Proven ability to independently devise and manage projects, able to put ideas into action, lead and think strategically
  • Independently driven and well-organised, able to set schedules and prioritise accordingly


  • Experience of working remotely or for a virtual organisation
  • Experience of working in a mission-driven organisation


  • Salary range:  €40,000 to €50,000 per annum, dependant on skills and experience
  • 2 year fixed-term position with possible extension
  • The position is offered as full time (part time will be considered for a candidate with the right experience but who is unable to work full time, salary pro-rata)
  • Please note this is a remote working positionWe are set up to employ staff by contract in the UK however applications from self-employed individuals are welcome from anywhere in the world. In such cases, the time difference relative to the UK will be a key consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity: OASPA is a founding member of C4DISC and an adopting organisation of the Joint Statement of Principles. All applications are considered with these principles as a basis and on which our organisation and the way we operate is grounded.

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to Claire Redhead, Executive Director ( Informal questions from potential applicants are welcome.

Closing date for applications: Friday 25th March, 2022.

February 3, 2022

Production Services Manager

  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries publishes and hosts Open Access journals, archives the research and scholarship of campus partners, and promotes the open sharing of scholarly works created by Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. The Production Services Manager reports to the Publishing and Repository Services Librarian and helps support the dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative expression in alignment with the Libraries strategic directions. Manages established production services for Open Access publishing and archiving in the Libraries and engages in ongoing learning and development by keeping abreast of latest trends and best practices in the publishing and open repository environment. Contributes to the Libraries’ strategic initiatives by providing innovative and sustainable publishing and repository production services to support the open sharing, accessibility, and preservation of digital scholarship. The Publishing and Repository Services unit includes a team of one librarian, three staff members, and .5FTE students. The Manager works closely with Libraries’ partners including Copyright Services, the Research Commons, and IT and with current and potential campus partners, conference organizers, and journal editors to create, disseminate, and preserve digital scholarly material. Specific responsibilities include: Supervise production staff; manage production projects; design, implement, document, and coordinate workflows for multiple concurrent production projects; facilitate communication among project stakeholders; supervise production tasks including layout editing and data input; provide publishing and repository software technical support for editors and creators of digital content; participate in production workflows and technical support as needed to meet unit objectives; serve as product owner for publishing and repository software infrastructure; gather and analyze data for evaluation of publishing and repository services; evaluate and update unit workflows for efficiency. Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship ( as well as dedication to advance the work of Publishing and Repository Services. All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field or equivalent combination of education and experience; at least two years of related experience particularly with scholarly publishing editorial practices and the editorial infrastructure of digital publishing platforms (e.g. Open Journal Systems); experience with open source platforms for repository services (e.g. DSpace); strong understanding of current academic scholarly communication principles and requirements; excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to explain technical concepts to a nontechnical audience; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment; ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; demonstrated experience with HTML or XML.

Desired Qualifications

Experience documenting relevant policies, procedures, and local standards related to digital scholarly publishing and archiving projects; experience with creating and delivering effective presentations and strategies for outreach and engagement; experience with managing metadata, text, images, and other forms of digital research content; experience with CSS or PHP; supervisory experience.

Additional Information:

Posting Range – $53,800 – $58,000.

Please submit resume and cover letter with application.

More information and to apply.

January 24, 2022

Director of Open Initiatives & Scholarly Communication

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK

OU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, experienced, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Director of Open Initiatives & Scholarly Communication.  Successful candidates will:

  • provide leadership and vision to design and implement creative, sustainable approaches in support of scholarly content creation and stewardship
  • expand the culture of open and public scholarship across the University of Oklahoma
  • promote a culture of open scholarship
  • encourage OU faculty and graduate students to adopt open access research and publishing practices

This position is responsible for:

  • planning, setting goals and priorities, and designing and monitoring the workflow of the Office of Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication
  • building partnerships and coordinating scholarly communication activities across campus, both in the Libraries and with campus stakeholders
  • exploring emerging scholarly tools and workflows
  • advocating for new models of scholarly sharing and open pedagogy
  • supervision of two professional librarians

The position encompasses the diverse areas that comprise the scholarly communication landscape today–institutional repositories, library-based publishing, copyright in making and sharing scholarship, open access, and open education.  Answering directly to the Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Resources, the position works closely with them to promote alternative scholarly communication models and transformational strategies for a sustainable collections budget.

Salary range of $68,000-78,000, based on experience.  Applicants should provide a cover letter addressing and providing relevant examples related to the stated position expectations and skills requirements; resume; and names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references, including current or most recent supervisor.  See full posting and apply at Requisition #220156.

January 13, 2022

Co-Editor of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society

  • Library History Round Table

The Executive Committee of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) and the LCHS Search Committee invite applications for the position of co-editor of Libraries: Culture, History, and Society. We seek a co-editor who can contribute to and expand the development of the field of library history by producing LHRT’s scholarly journal, mentoring authors, and fostering diverse, equitable scholarship in library history, both across disciplines and across the globe.

About Libraries: Culture, History, and Society
Libraries: Culture, History, and Society (LCHS) is the official, peer-reviewed journal of LHRT and aspires to be the flagship journal in the research of library history. LCHS aims to study libraries within their broader historical, humanistic, and social contexts. Established in 2015 and having published its first issue in 2017, LCHS offers its co-editors many opportunities to create and shape publication practices to foster innovation and to increase inclusivity and equity. In addition to Library Science, the journal publishes contributions from History, English, Literary Studies, Sociology, Education, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Race/Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Architecture, Anthropology, Philosophy, Geography, Economics, and other disciplines. The only journal in the United States devoted to library history, LCHS positions library history as its own field of scholarship, while promoting innovative, cross-disciplinary research on libraries’ relationships with their unique environments. Published by Penn State University Press, LCHS publishes two issues per year, consisting of four to six research articles, book reviews, and occasional essays. LCHS also publishes special issues, including a forthcoming double issue on Black women librarians, guest-edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke. More information about the journal can be found at For more on the history of the journal, see “Welcome from the Editors” from volume 2, no. 1:

Values of the Journal
LCHS is committed to centering and enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its practices—not just what it publishes, but whom and how it publishes. Read the full LCHS DEI Statement and Action Plan here.

Co-Editor Duties and Responsibilities
Working collaboratively, the two co-editors of LCHS are responsible for the typical duties of journal editors. In addition, because LCHS is a relatively new publication that is a) sponsored by a professional organization, and b) undertaking significant DEI initiatives, additional responsibilities are as follows:

  • Actively solicit and publish manuscripts of high-quality, diverse content.
    • Mentor new and prospective authors via email, phone, or online meetings;
    • Foster inclusion of authors and stories historically underrepresented in library history scholarship;
    • Serve on LHRT’s Winsor Prize Committee to facilitate publication of the winning manuscript in the journal.
  • Monitor the production operations of the journal to pursue greater equity in journal procedures and to ensure efficient and on-time publication.
    • Implement the journal’s DEI Statement and Action Plan;
    • Maintain rapid, quality, and consistent communication with authors;
    • Review and revise journal operations regularly to remove barriers to authors and readers;
    • Monitor Penn State Press’s move of the journal to a new platform to ensure continuity of access and content.
  • Remain accountable as the journal of record to the library history community.
    • Prepare bi-annual reports for the LHRT Executive Committee and the LCHS Editorial Board;
    • Attend virtual LHRT Executive Committee meetings;
    • Represent the journal in various publishing bodies, such as the LIS Editors Group and the Library Publishing Coalition;
    • Represent the journal in relevant ALA divisions, sections, round tables, and ethnic/specialized caucuses.


  • Experience in conducting and publishing research, sufficient to enable the individual to solicit and select manuscripts of interest to LCHS;
  • Understanding and appreciation of the field of library history in a broad sense;
  • Ability to communicate confidentially, ethically, equitably, and amicably with authors and stakeholders;
  • Capacity to work in a fully electronic environment;
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to set and meet firm deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.

Memberships in ALA and LHRT are not required for application and will be provided free of charge for the new co-editor.

Relationship with Other LCHS Editors
The appointment will begin in Spring 2023. The new co-editor will be appointed to a two-year term (2023-2025), with the option to renew with the approval of the LHRT Executive Committee. The new co-editor will work alongside the incumbent co-editor, Bernadette A. Lear, until spring 2025, and the outgoing editor, Eric C. Novotny, until spring 2023. After this period, the new co-editor and incumbent co-editor will share all intellectual and administrative responsibilities equally.

How to Apply
Please send your CV or resume, a cover letter, and a vision statement for the future of the journal. The vision statement should be no longer than two pages and should address:

  • Where do you believe the field of library history is going and where would you like to see the journal within it?
  • How would you maintain and increase the quality and diversity of submissions and authors?
  • How would you provide feedback to authors—especially new authors—on their submissions?

Applications are due by March 15, 2022. Application materials and questions about the position may be directed to Emily Spunaugle, search committee chair, Appointment will be made by the LHRT Executive Committee and be announced in summer 2022.


The members of the LCHS Search Committee are:

Chair: Emily Spunaugle, LHRT Executive Committee
John Budd, LHRT member
Nicole Cooke, LCHS Editorial Board
Bernadette Lear, LCHS Co-Editor
Carol Leibiger, LHRT Executive Committee
Cindy Nguyen, LHRT member
Brett Spencer, LCHS Book Review Editor
Andrew Wertheimer, LHRT member
Steven Witt, LCHS Editorial Board

December 22, 2021

Editorial Coordinator

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI

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

Michigan Publishing provides a home to more than 35 digital open access serials, publishing peer-reviewed scholarship across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities (

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

As part of a dynamic team of digital publishing specialists, the Editorial Coordinator oversees Michigan Publishing’s relationships with the editors of its journals, particularly advising on indexing, editorial workflows, technical requirements, and financial concerns through regular check-ins and periodic ad hoc consultation. The Editorial Coordinator also works independently with the U-M campus community, including faculty, staff, and students, to identify and develop potential new scholarly publication projects for our open-access, campus-facing Maize Books imprint.  This position reports to the Director of Publishing Services.

Note: This is a 3-year term limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.


  • Act as the main point of contact and liaison to internal production staff for the editorial staff of 35+ open access journals.

  • Work with journal editors to establish clear timelines for submission of content based on desired publication schedules and production staff workloads.

  • Coordinate with external production vendors and with the development team of our journals hosting platform, Janeway, to answer editor and author questions about cost and processes.

  • Meet annually with journal editors to discuss annual progress toward publication goals, processes that can be improved, and to maintain the relationship between publisher and editorial staff.

  • Identify and develop new journals for entry into the journals program based on publishing values and opportunities.

  • Consult with campus stakeholders to identify and develop new campus-based publishing projects for approval by the Publishing Services Approval Group.

  • Oversee project budgets and finances for journals and OA projects.

  • Plan and participate in educational workshops and other outreach activities, including occasional conference presentations.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years’ experience in scholarly publishing or related content fields or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Previous experience with scholarly journal or book editorial processes.

  • Experience managing projects, prioritizing among multiple projects, and meeting deadlines.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate in a professionally diverse environment.

  • Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of major journal indexes and citation tools.

  • Awareness of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing.

  • Proven written communication and presentation skills.

Additional Information

This is a 3-year term limited appointment with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 12 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options are available.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • The person in this position occasionally moves through the building to attend meetings/events and ascend/descend short flights of stairs to different floors of the building.

  • During COVID-19, the Michigan Publishing team is primarily working remotely, but a return to predominantly in-person working is expected once public health guidelines permit. While access to a personal Internet connection is desirable, U-M Library provides support and resources for remote work needs.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.