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

July 3, 2019

Scholarly Communications Librarian I/II

  • Villanova University
  • Villanova, PA

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

Responsibilities include:

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

Qualifications include:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Clear understanding of academic research and scholarly communication practices.
  • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
  • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively articulate complex concepts such as copyright, fair use, and open access.
  • Knowledge of and interest in issues, trends and technologies related to scholarly communication.
  • Experience successfully managing collaborative projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.


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


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

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

Nominations and Applications:

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website:
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.


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

June 10, 2019

Library Publishing Directory Questionnaire

Complete this questionnaire by August 31, 2019 to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Library Publishing Directory, published by the Library Publishing Coalition. A version of the Directory will be openly available online. For questions or assistance, please e-mail

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2020 Library Publishing Directory.

June 10, 2019

Publishing and Repository Services Librarian

  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH

The Publishing and Repository Services Librarian leads The Ohio State University Libraries program for innovative and sustainable publishing and repository services to support scholarly content creation and stewardship. This tenure-track faculty position provides operational, tactical, and strategic leadership for the Libraries Open Access digital publishing and institutional repository services and initiatives. The Publishing and Repository Services Librarian builds new capacity, publishing partnerships, and services and sustains existing, successful initiatives. This work will include accelerating campus partnerships, advancing the Libraries publishing program, and guiding the continued growth of Ohio State’s institutional repository, the Knowledge Bank.

The Ohio State University Libraries currently publishes and hosts fifteen Open Access journals, archives the research and scholarship of more than 100 campus partners, and promotes the open sharing of scholarly works created by Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. As a member of the Scholarly Sharing Program Area’s leadership team, the Publishing and Repository Services Librarian reports to the Scholarly Sharing Strategist and helps support new models for the dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative expression in alignment with the Libraries strategic directions. The Publishing and Repository Services unit currently includes three staff members and .5 FTE students. Publishing and Repository Services works in close collaboration with Copyright Services, the Libraries’ Research Commons, Libraries IT, and subject specialists. Campus partners include the university press and an affordable textbook publishing program managed by the OCIO.

The Libraries’ values include equity with a commitment to advancing diversity, inclusivity, access, and social justice. All Libraries’ leaders are expected to actively champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, broader organization and profession, and foster a collegial, nurturing work culture.

Key Responsibilities
• Provides vision, focus, and leadership for publishing and repository services within University Libraries.
• Manages the staff and operations in the Publishing and Repository Services unit.
• Engages with partners within University Libraries, with other campus constituencies, and with
consortial partners and communities of collaboration to support the advancement of strategic
activities in scholarly publishing and repository services.
• Promotes engagement with and leadership contributions to national conversations relating to Open
Access, scholarly communication, and author’s rights.
• Builds and maintains a research program and service profile related to publishing and repository services. Presents and publishes in appropriate venues in order to raise own and Libraries’ profile.

Required Qualifications
• An ALA-accredited master’s degree, a master’s degree with specialization in archives, a master’s degree in museum studies or a comparable graduate degree in one of the above fields from a non- U.S. university, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Minimum of three years of relevant professional experience including progressively responsible leadership experience resulting in strong leadership capabilities.
• A track record of building effective partnerships and sustaining relationships in a collaborative and complex environment.
• Strong expertise in many facets of professional practice relating to scholarly publishing and repository models and trends.
• Experience with new and emerging technologies that support scholarly publishing.
• Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet
University and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure.

Desired Qualifications
• Evidence of scholarly contribution and engagement with organizations or multi-institutional initiatives in the arena of publishing and repository services.
• Experience with open source repository software platforms and open source publishing platforms used in library-based publishing programs (for example, DSpace and Open Journal Systems).
• Knowledge of copyright, fair use, and grants compliance as they relate to scholarly publishing.
• Track record of engagement in Open Access initiatives in research institutions.
• Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and services.
• Experience in successfully presenting educational programs and resources to diverse audiences.

Discover Ohio State
For 149 years, The Ohio State University’s campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. The university’s main campus is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio’s best and one of the nation’s top-20 public universities, Ohio State also includes a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

About The Ohio State University Libraries
The Libraries promotes innovative research and creative expression, advances effective teaching, curates and preserves information essential for scholarship and learning at Ohio State, and shares knowledge and culture with the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world. Libraries faculty and staff live these values in all that we do: Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship. Learn about our strategic directions here

The Libraries’ greatest resource is our faculty and staff. Their expertise produces value beyond the collections and their commitment to continual improvement and innovation is one of the most significant ways the Libraries meets the diverse and evolving information needs of university students, faculty, staff, alongside scholars throughout Ohio and the world.

As a global leader, the Libraries is actively engaged in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives to help shape the future of academic research libraries. These activities and the innovations that result enhance our ability to acquire, manage, and preserve emerging information resources, support knowledge creation, and enable its effective transmission to future learners. Information about the Libraries is available at

The Libraries strives to provide welcoming, supportive environments for all to pursue and share knowledge. The Libraries is guided by our strategic priorities that facilitate, celebrate and honor diversity, inclusion, access and social justice. All positions are expected to contribute to building and advancing this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

This is a full-time, regular, 12-month appointment as a tenure-track faculty member. The candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. Salary, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

The university offers competitive benefits in the form of 22 days’ vacation, 15 days’ sick leave, 10 holidays, hospitalization, major medical, surgical-medical, dental, vision, long-term disability insurance, and life insurance at 2.5 times one’s annual salary. State and alternative retirement choices are also available. For a summary of benefits, see:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 7, 2019. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary requirements to Brittany Steingass at Please include “Publishing and Repository Services Librarian” in the subject field.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

May 29, 2019

Open Education Coordinator

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK

Open Education Coordinator – Requisition #191054

Organization: University Libraries

Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman, OU Norman Campus

Schedule: Full-time

Work Schedule: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. On occasion, different hours may be necessary to accommodate conference travel, outreach, and/or instruction

Salary Range: $50,000 – $58,000/year

Benefits Provided: Yes 

Required Attachments: Resume or C.V., Cover Letter, Academic Transcripts, Other Document (See Job Requirements for details)

Job Description

OU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Open Education Coordinator. Successful candidates will have a strong understanding of open educational resources (OER), open licensing, open pedagogy, and the landscape in which these open-enabled domains reside. This position develops strategies for increasing the use of OER and alternative textbook and course material solutions at the University of Oklahoma by leading, planning, implementing, and assessing OU’s Open Education programs and services in support of OU’s goal to reduce the cost of attendance for its students. Reporting to the Head of Open Initiatives and Scholarly Communication within the University Libraries, the Open Education Coordinator manages the Alternative Textbook Grant and otherwise works to increase students’ access to educational resources via creative and inclusive strategies.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of OU Libraries Alternative Textbook Grants, including OER Grants and Library Resource Grants. Strategize, implement, maintain and develop these grant initiatives and coordinate their projects. Assist faculty with open content adoption, production, and publishing.
  • Assess impact of Alternative Textbook Grants; report on savings due to OER adoption, strategize and execute steps to maximize savings. Develop methods for assessing and reporting impact, effectiveness, and relevance of OER adoption at OU.
  • Develop and sustain strategic partnerships and effective working relationships with various campus stakeholders and work collaboratively in a diverse, fast-paced environment to promote the use of OER and support their integration into curriculum.
  • Engage faculty and instructors to integrate copyright, open licensing, and related topics and skills into the curriculum.
  • Collaborate with subject specialists to promote OER adoption.
  • Coordinate with colleagues to create teaching/learning opportunities promoting the use of OER, the Alternative Textbook Grant, Creative Commons Licensing, and related concepts.
  • Serve as the facilitator and coordinate the activities of the campus-wide OER Action Committee.
  • Ensure visibility of OU’s OER initiatives by maintaining and developing associated content on OU Libraries’ website and LibGuides. Represent initiatives on social media.
  • Implement best practices of accessibility, archiving, assessment, attribution, and resource sharing as they relate to the publication of OER, including making policy and procedure documents open, adaptable, and accessible.
  • Keep abreast, understand, and communicate current and emerging trends, latest developments, and best practices related to OER and its related practices within the University Libraries and the university community.
  • Contribute to initiatives of University Libraries including working groups and committees.
  • Support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and across the university.

Professional responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage, and participate in the creation of leading edge processes, strategies, and initiatives to support the efforts of OU and the open education community.
  • Serve as a resource and consultant to those interested in OER at other institutions; engage with and participate in professional community; liaise with regional and national OER efforts.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities in support of the library and its OER related initiatives, including grant and development opportunities and conference planning.

Required Experience, Qualifications, and Skills:

  • Required commitment to open access as a fundamental element of the mission of academic libraries.
  • Required commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.


  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program


  • Master’s degree in related field, such as (but not limited to) Education, Educational Curriculum and Instruction, Higher Education, or Educational Technology

Required Experience

  • Understanding of open education, its principles, trends, and its intersection with scholarly communication. Knowledge and experience regarding best practices associated with the adoption, modification, and creation of OER.
  • Experience leading programming and outreach efforts, including workshops, faculty learning communities, etc. focused on open education and its subtopics.
  • Understanding of copyright, open licensing, fair use, author rights, archiving rights, and institutional repositories.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain short-term and long-term projects.
  • Demonstrated success in cultivating and developing collegial relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders to build programs and initiatives.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated skill in effective and persuasive written and oral communication, including public speaking.
  • Ability to consult and collaborate with diverse individuals and groups.
  • Ability to establish effective cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to define goals and timelines and coordinate existing staff and technology resources to achieve or exceed desired outcomes.
  • Ability to assess and learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to work creatively in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and be self-directed.

Desired Experience

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in a university setting.
  • Demonstrated leadership in the open education community.
  • Prior experience as an instructor and/or instructional librarian.
  • Training or experience in instructional design principles and/or curriculum design, including experience with learning management systems.
  • Project management experience.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with web-based publishing, presentation tools, and various media types.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems and formulate strategies to solve them.
  • Comfort with quantitative data and analysis.
  • Experience in the evaluation of textbooks for one or more particular fields.

Special Instructions:

  • Must include names, titles, and contact information (address, phone number, email address) for at least three professional references, including current or most-recent supervisor.

April 23, 2019

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

  • Ball State University
  • Muncie, IN

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

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

Position Function

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


Minimum qualifications:

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

Duties and responsibilities

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

April 23, 2019

Senior Software Developer

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

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

You will:

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

You have:

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

Compensation and benefits:

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

Our organization

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

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

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

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