November 6, 2019

Open Publishing Production Assistant

  • Penn State University Libraries
  • University Park, PA

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

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

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

The Research Informatics and Publishing Department is a new, collaborative and innovative unit within the Penn State University Libraries. This department enhances the technology-driven teaching and research capacity of the Penn State community. The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online.

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

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

Required competencies will include:

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

The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit

October 11, 2019

Director, Mason Publishing Group

  • George Mason University
  • Fairfax, VA

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

·      Institutional repository (Mason Archival Repository Services),

·      E-journals and conference proceedings publishing and hosting,

·      E-book publishing/production,

·      Data publication,

·      Open Educational Resources (OERs), and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



·      Graduate degree in a relevant discipline;

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

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

·      Ability to create and monitor budgets;

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

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


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

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

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

To apply:

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

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


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

October 7, 2019

Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian

  • Kansas State Libraries
  • Manhattan, KS

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

About this role

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

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

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


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

We support diversity and inclusion

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

What you’ll need to exceed

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

How to apply

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

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

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

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

Background Screening Statement

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

September 20, 2019

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Clemson Libraries
  • Clemson, SC

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

Responsibilities include:

Librarianship, Instruction, and Outreach

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

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

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

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

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

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

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

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


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

Required Qualifications

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

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

· Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.

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

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

· Demonstrated ability to learn and use new technologies.

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

· Supervisory experience

Salary and Benefits

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


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

Application process

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

Closing Statement

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

September 11, 2019

Scholarly Communication Librarian

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

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

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

First review of applications: 9/27/19

Full description and to apply:

August 14, 2019

Publishing Librarian I/II/III

  • Wayne State University Libraries
  • Detroit, MI

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

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

Position Description: 

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

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

Essential Job Functions: 

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

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

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

* Contribute to the production activities of the publishing team


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

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

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

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

* Understanding of scholarly communication issues.

* Competency in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems.

* Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

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

* Experience teaching.

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

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

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


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


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

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

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.