February 15, 2023

Institutional Repository Librarian

  • West Virginia University
  • Morgantown, WV

The Knowledge Access & Resource Management (KARM) Department in the Libraries at West Virginia University is seeking applications for an Institutional Repository Librarian. The Institutional Repository Librarian is responsible for managing the West Virginia University Institutional Repository and related technologies, with a focus on metadata to facilitate discovery, acquisition, and assessment of collections, and identity management to increase the impact of WVU’s intellectual output.  Collaborating with institutional stakeholders to acquire and promote the University’s digital and open scholarship and to maintain compliance with federal funding mandates, this position provides customer service and outreach to West Virginia University faculty, staff, students, and research affiliates, evaluates and implements third party integrations, and serves as workflow manager for projects within and across Libraries open publishing initiatives and the KARM Department. The Institutional Repository Librarian reports to the Head of Metadata Services in KARM.

  • Maintain and improve current IR metadata for digital and open collections, including but not limited to conferences, journals, campus policies and publications, and research information and datasets
  • Design, evaluate, and implement processes for harvesting, ingesting, syncing, and transforming new collections of metadata from across a variety of platforms
  • Work with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Liaison Librarians, and other Libraries Departments to identify candidate IR content and reach out to scholars and rightsholders
  • Collaborate with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Liaison Librarians, and other Libraries Departments to deliver consultations on the use, reuse, and management of research data
  • Manage workflows for IR Projects, including student submissions of ETD’s, in consultation with the Head of Metadata Services and the Scholarly Communications Librarian
  • Maintain usage statistics for established needs like the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey and develop new usage metrics to assess IR content and its visibility
  • Collaborate and consult with WVU faculty, staff, students, and librarians to develop collections and metadata best practices
  • Create and update tutorials, guides, and other instructional materials on IR submissions, collections, and search strategies, and on current Open Access publishing models
  • Maintain and update repository policies and information in consultation with Research Services on public-facing platform(s)
  • Engage the IR in identity management for WVU Scholars by maintaining metadata related to authorities, references, and citations, including DOI’s
  • Maintain awareness of scholarly impact metrics and investigate novel ways to interface the IR to citation management systems, public discovery services, social media, or other relevant sources of impact data
  • Assist Libraries and Campus stakeholders in planning and implementing activities supporting compliance with open publishing mandates for federally funded research, including maintaining metadata for open publications and data sets on platforms outside the Institutional Repository
  • Assist Libraries and Campus stakeholders in selecting and/or implementing Institutional and Data Repository platform(s)
  • Work with the Head of Metadata and Scholarly Communications Librarian to accommodate use of the Repository by Libraries faculty for research into metadata or discovery methodologies
  • Monitor and contribute to local, regional, and national discussion relating to metadata standards, IR platforms, and emergent practices in scholarly communication
  • Serve on appropriate committees in the Libraries and on campus


In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will have:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or international equivalent graduate degree
  • Experience with library digital repositories
  • Knowledge of Dublin Core, and other metadata schemas, e.g. EAD
  • Experience with mark-up languages including XHTML, XML
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in Scholarly Communication, Open Access, and Copyright
  • Project management skills including prioritizing workload, managing a variety of tasks, and completing projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with Department staff and librarians
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn transformation languages, e.g. XSLT, CSS
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn Python and other scripting languages, e.g. JavaScript
  • Experience with API’s

Applicants should include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and three (3) references.

We welcome beginning or early career librarians and will fill these positions at the rank of Staff Librarian or Assistant University Librarian. Rank and salary are dependent upon post-MLS experience and credentials.

February 14, 2023

Publishing Librarian I/II

  • Wayne State University
  • Detroit, MI

Essential Functions (Job Duties)

The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented Publishing Librarian 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. Wayne State’s unique characteristics, as both an R1 research and an access institution in the heart of Detroit, offer the interested candidate the opportunity to advance equitable publishing practice in a rigorous academic environment, leveraging the power of peoples’ individual identities and diverse perspectives to produce scholarly content in multiple forms. As academic staff in the AAUP-AFT bargaining unit, the Publishing Librarian joins a collegial body of mutual support, and the opportunity to participate in shared governance with the university.

The successful candidate joins a long-standing library publishing program, which is a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition. Within WSULS’ Discovery Services Unit, the digital publishing team supports active journals, open textbooks, and the University’s institutional repository. Alongside other WSULS units, the publishing team is working or has worked on open educational resources, digital pedagogy outreach and training materials, and digital humanities projects, as well as open-access backlist eBooks and journal archives from the university press. Candidates for this position may contribute to many of these publishing projects, or others that they may create. 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 Discovery Services Unit under the supervision of the Assistant Dean. The Library Publishing team is focused on sustainable open publishing, with a pedagogical focus on new practitioners and a commitment to supporting our campus in its engagement with the scholarly communication ecosystem. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including faculty, librarians, students, and the broader community to conceive, enact, advance, and sustain digital, open, library-centered publishing and scholarship. This position has broad latitude to collaborate with partners within and outside the university to pursue advancements in areas including but not limited to new conceptions and outputs of library publishing, publishing workflows and competencies, digital publishing platforms, publishing pedagogy, and digital humanities. Publishing librarians often team with liaison librarian colleagues to support scholarly communication and copyright initiatives in the university. This position also supports Wayne State University library’s institutional repository (currently Bepress’s Digital Commons) in collaboration with the Library Publishing team, including ETD management, journal publishing, and outreach to students and faculty for projects appropriate to the IR.

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.
  • Provide consultation and support to librarians and the university community on issues related to scholarly publishing, copyright, and scholarly communications
  • Undertake reasonable efforts to remain knowledgeable about current developments in library publishing and related areas in librarianship
  • Contribute to the production activities of the publishing team.


  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects and initiatives, to set priorities, and to adapt to changing workflows and tools.
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA- accredited library school.
  • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in an institutional setting.
  • Curiosity and a commitment to learn where knowledge gaps exist, including new tools and technologies.
  • Understanding of scholarly communication issues.
  • Competency in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience or competency in one or more areas of professional practice in scholarly publishing and/or repository management.
  • Knowledge of publishing trends, issues, and strategies, and/or current digital publishing technologies, standards, and best practices.
  • Experience instantiating and/or working with the evolving ecosystem of digital tools, scholarly publishing platforms, and/or design software.
  • Experience teaching and/or providing digital publishing or repository outreach in an academic setting
  • Experience with metadata, or with a markup language like XML or HTML.
  • Experience with issues relating to copyright, fair use, or rights management.


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. The minimum starting salary for this position at Librarian I is $59,000 and the maximum salary for this position at Librarian II is $63,800. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Joshua Neds-Fox, at

February 7, 2023

Digital Scholarship Specialist

  • Princeton University Library
  • Princeton, NJ


Princeton University Library seeks two curious and innovative Digital Scholarship Specialists (DSS) to support its growing digital scholarship program. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Digital & Open Scholarship, the DSS will collaborate closely with library colleagues within the Research Data & Open Scholarship department to train, support, and collaborate with Princeton researchers on emerging digital research and interactive scholarship.

The DSS will develop educational programming and consult on research that spans the full digital scholarship lifecycle. They will assess different tools and methods for projects, develop sustainable project plans, and identify and partner with experts across the library and university. The DSS will engage actively with the digital scholarship field, exploring and evaluating technologies and workflows that facilitate new ways to analyze, present, and teach digital research.

PUL is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars.  Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  Further information:


  • Designs and hosts programming and modules to raise awareness of and build skill sets in digital scholarship tools and methods
  • Provides values-based consulting and project planning on individual digital scholarship projects
  • Collaborates with researchers on digital scholarship projects that leverage supported digital scholarship applications and/or library collections
  • Partners with library and university stakeholders to identify and develop related resources and programming
  • Supervises and mentors students to support digital literacy and project development skills
  • Stays up-to-date regarding digital scholarship skill sets, technology trends, and emerging tools
  • Identifies and integrates new digital scholarship technologies as possible additions to library services and expertise
  • Documents learning objectives, projects, and consultations for service assessment and development
  • Contributes to library committees and initiatives in support of library organizational effectiveness and digital and open scholarship initiatives
  • Contributes actively to the digital scholarship field through participation in committees, conferences, workshops, and/or publications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s or professional degree and/or a combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience within the fields of digital scholarship, digital humanities, informational technology, interactive journalism, or other fields that leverage digital technologies to create and share digital narratives and research
  • Demonstrated experience creating and collaborating on digital projects that leverage technical expertise in an area such as, but not limited to web markup and styling, python, JavaScript, digital exhibition platforms, or MySQL
  • Demonstrated experience developing scaffolded educational and training experiences that accommodate a spectrum of audience experience levels and skill sets
  • Demonstrated experience using and thinking critically about digital technologies to create and share research
  • Openness and ability to learn new technologies and stay up to date regarding digital scholarship trends
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Princeton University Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University’s commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about PUL’s work towards greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see PUL’s “About” page.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS.

February 2, 2023

Assistant Editor

  • Brown University Library
  • Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks to hire a creative, highly organized, and enthusiastic individual for the new position of Assistant Editor, Brown University Digital Publications. Widely recognized as accessible, intentional, and inclusive, Brown University Digital Publications — launched with generous support from the Mellon Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Humanities — is helping to set the standards for the future of scholarship in the digital age. This is an exciting opportunity to join an innovative, expanding program committed to integrating diversity, equity, and social justice into the practice and production of digital publications for both scholarly audiences and the wider public. Landmark publications include Furnace and Fugue: A Digital Edition of Michael Maier’s Atalanta fugiens (1618) with Scholarly Commentary (University of Virginia Press, 2020), recipient of the 2022 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Creativity in Digital History by the American Historical Association; Brown University’s Slavery and Justice Report with Commentary on Context and Impact (2021); Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World (Stanford University Press, 2022); A New Vision for Islamic Pasts and Futures (MIT Press, 2022); and the 13-volume series Race & … in America. Thirteen other works are currently in development and represent a broad disciplinary range. BUDP also partners with the MIT Press to produce On Seeing, a multimodal book series exploring understudied questions at the intersection of visual culture and subjects such as race, care, decolonization, privilege, and precarity.

The Assistant Editor will work as part of a multi-skilled team of experts to develop complex born-digital scholarship intended for publication with leading academic presses. In close collaboration with the Director, the Assistant Editor will play a key role in supporting humanities scholars in the creation of new scholarly forms that present research and advance arguments in ways not achievable in a conventional print format, whether through multimedia enhancements or interactive engagement with research materials. The Assistant Editor will help conceptualize, research, and administer multimodal monograph projects by building rapport and working effectively with a wide range of collaborators, including but not limited to Brown faculty researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, designers and technological developers, and university press staff. The Assistant Editor will contribute to the acquisitions process, undertake developmental editing, and copyediting as needed, manage timelines and budgets, and assist in the preparation of archival and multimedia assets for individual projects while working on multiple projects simultaneously. The Assistant Editor will take a proactive, critically engaged approach to digital content development, continuously looking for ways to support underrepresented voices and perspectives. The Assistant Editor will help administer national training workshops such as Born-Digital Scholarly Publishing: Resources and Roadmaps, an NEH Institute on Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities; and will participate in relevant meetings and events across and beyond the Brown campus.

The Assistant Editor will report to the Director of Brown University Digital Publications, part of Brown’s Center for Digital Scholarship at the University Library. The position is hybrid eligible (up to 3 days remote).

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a humanities or humanistic social sciences discipline; advanced degree preferred
  • 3-5 years of digital project management and/or scholarly editorial experience
  • ​​Excellent copyediting skills, familiarity with style guides (CMOS preferred), and a firm grasp of rules of grammar and style; experience working for a publisher or for an academic journal preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with one or more digital publishing platforms, such as Fulcrum, Manifold, PubPub, Scalar, or WordPress, preferred
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills with exceptional interpersonal abilities
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to set priorities, juggle competing demands, and meet deadlines
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace
  • demonstrated interest in communicating humanities scholarship to non-specialist audiences

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.

January 30, 2023

Scholarly Communication Librarian I/II

  • Villanova University
  • Villanova, PA

Villanova University’s Falvey Library seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative individual to shape and lead the Library’s scholarly communication program and related strategic initiatives in an open and inclusive academic library environment.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Scholarly Communication Librarian serves as the Library’s expert on services, training, and collaborative projects related to scholarly communication, and provides on-campus and in-person services as a member of the Library’s Research Services and Scholarly Engagement Department. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty and students and advocate for their needs. The incumbent will develop innovative outreach strategies to ensure awareness of library services.

Scholarly communication services are growing at Falvey Library. There are opportunities for involvement in a range of scholarly communication emphases such as: publishing services, institutional repository management, assessment and impact metrics, copyright advising, and data management services.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. 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.

The Library offers flexible work schedules which allow some remote work. The University’s competitive benefits package includes tuition benefits among others. A 35-hour work week with the possibility of reduced work hours in summer.

The Scholarly Communication Librarian

  • leads assessment of scholarly communication and research data needs at Villanova University.
  • monitors open activities, such as open access publishing, open content, and open-source software, and trends in scholarly communication to be shared with the Library and University.
  • manages an open access subvention fund, oversees e-journal publishing using Open Journal Systems, and fosters the development of new open initiatives.
  •  partners with other library staff to reshape the research services portfolio to better meet campus needs and in support of new areas and forms of research and scholarship.
  • collaborates with university and library staff on activities related to open educational resources and digital scholarship.
  • acts as the liaison to library and university entities on scholarly communication matters.
  • designs, delivers, and evaluates scholarly communication related tutorials and workshops in multiple modalities to support teaching and research at the University.
  • participates in a collaborative model of general research support, assistance, and instruction.
  • represents Villanova University in scholarly communication professional organizations.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Academic background, professional experience, or an awareness of the information needs in a higher education setting and the functions of an academic library.
  • 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 academic research and scholarly communication practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including a collaborative approach to problem solving.
  • Independence and initiative, including the ability to be flexible and manage competing priorities.
  • Proficiency with PC applications, especially Microsoft Office.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Second advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • 1+ years of experience in an academic library or equivalent experience.
  • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
  • Experience successfully managing collaborative projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.
  • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated interest and enthusiasm for developing and maintaining relationships with library user communities.


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


Falvey 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.

Villanova University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. Exemptions may be granted for medical or ethical reasons.

January 30, 2023

Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian

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

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jan 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Salary range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $60,116 – $92,074.
Percent time: Full-time (100%)
Anticipated start: As soon as possible after initial review of the applications.
The University Library at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position of Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian. The OER Librarian will join a growing team of librarians seeking to understand and respond to changing user needs and objectives within an equity and inclusion framework. Under the direction of the Head of Learning, Research & Engagement, the OER Librarian will spearhead library-wide efforts to lower student course costs by advancing the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OERs by UCSC faculty. This newly-developed position has the option to be an on-campus, hybrid, or full-time remote-work position (with occasional required travel to Santa Cruz).

For this position, we seek a curious and inventive individual to provide leadership and vision for the growth of OER initiatives and services on behalf of the library and in collaboration with campus partners. This vision for the work of this position will be shaped by the local and statewide landscapes and the needs of the campus as identified by the incumbent through their user-focused research and direct engagement with students, faculty, and campus stakeholders. The OER Librarian will be ready to and/or interested in skilling up to engage in the following activities:

  • Develop a vision: Identify strategies and pathways for the library to invest in reducing course costs;
  • Provide user support: Support the discovery, adoption, adaption, creation, and publishing of open, accessible, and affordable course content; provide training and outreach on OERs and course material affordability; explore/develop strategies for effectively engaging faculty and graduate students with OERs;
  • Design initiatives: Develop and pilot initiatives to incentivize and support the use and development of OERs; track and assess the impact of OER initiatives and activities;
  • Advance author support: Identify the needs of OER authors/adapters around sharing and publishing open course materials and recommend software or other infrastructure investments for the library; in collaboration with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, provide guidance to authors on copyright, open licensing, and fair use;
  • Evaluate overall library support of affordable course material: In coordination with the Collections and Course Reserves departments, understand/identify the course material practices/needs of students and faculty; evaluate library-wide collections, resources, and services in support of affordable course materials.

We welcome candidates who are seeking to launch a career in OER librarianship and/or established librarians seeking professional growth.

As a member of the library’s Learning, Research & Engagement department, the incumbent will contribute to departmental services and projects and collaborate closely with colleagues across the library. The OER Librarian will be expected to participate on relevant library project teams, UC system-wide committees, and professional organizations; represent the library and campus in system-level discussions related to OER and affordable course costs; participate in campus initiatives related to student course material access; and work closely with library development staff and others to take advantage of external grant opportunities that further library OER goals.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the basic qualifications listed below (also in the section titled Qualifications):

  • An ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree OR a Master’s degree in a related discipline such as education or instructional design. Equivalent foreign degrees will be considered.
  • Knowledge of open educational resources, practices, and trends as demonstrated by professional experience or coursework;
  • Knowledge of the ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized in higher education and strategies for creating accessible, inclusive, and antiracist educational resources and/or learning experiences;
  • Experience managing/leading a project, group project, or program.

In addition, applicants with any combination of the following preferred qualifications or experiences are encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and recognize that the successful candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet all of the preferred qualifications/experiences listed below:

  • Experience with OER creation and/or adaption;
  • Experience conducting user-focused research and engagement to better understand/identify user needs;
  • Experience developing and assessing services to support or enhance research, teaching, or scholarship;
  • Experience providing research, teaching, or scholarship support to faculty;
  • Knowledge of open access, open licensing, copyright, and fair use;
  • Knowledge of accessibility practices for digital resources and websites;
  • Experience creating accessible and inclusive educational materials;
  • Experience developing workshops and/or training materials;
  • Experience leading collaborative projects and programs;
  • Ability to learn new tools, skills, and software as needed to support the development of OERs.

UCSC values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share these values. UCSC is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) with a high proportion of first-generation students. To be considered, candidates must understand the barriers facing historically oppressed groups in higher education, and, through education, teaching, research, professional activity, and/or creative practice, demonstrate effective strategies that support the success of underrepresented groups in creative, professional, and/or scholarly fields. Activities promoting equity and inclusion at UC Santa Cruz will be recognized as important university service during the librarian review process.

The successful candidate will become a member of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement. More information can be found at the Librarians Association of the University of California.

Applicants are invited to attend an informational webinar to learn more about the position, the campus, and the University Library. If interested, please register using the links provided:

  • Tuesday, February 21st, 2023 from noon – 1:00 pm PT (registration)
  • Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PT (registration)

The attendee list will be hidden to ensure confidentiality. Attendance is not required to apply or be considered for this position. Live captioning will be provided via Zoom Live Transcript.

Inquiries and nominations may be directed to Katharin Peter, Head of Learning, Research & Engagement (

January 27, 2023

Digital Publishing Librarian

  • Simon Fraser University Library
  • Burnaby, British Columbia

Simon Fraser University Library invites applications for a (Term) Digital Publishing Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Strategy, and the Operations Director, Public Knowledge Project, this full-time term position will support and partner with SFU faculty, graduate students, and other researchers across the three SFU campuses and beyond. This position is based at the W.A.C. Bennett Library, Burnaby campus. This position runs from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024.


We acknowledge the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) peoples, on whose traditional territories Simon Fraser University’s three campuses stand. By recognizing the Unceded Traditional Coast Salish territories, we aspire to create space for reconciliation through dialogue and decolonizing practices.

Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for the past 20 years, Simon Fraser University has also been consistently named one of British Columbia’s Top Employers in recent years, as well as one of Canada’s Top 100 employers, and one of Canada’s top family-friendly employers. SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings, spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, and has an international reputation for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs. The main WAC Bennett Library is located on the Burnaby campus, while the Samuel and Frances Belzberg Library is at the Vancouver campus, and Fraser Library is at SFU Surrey.

The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, leadership in Open Access, and excellent in-person and online user services. We serve an ethnically diverse student population, most of whom live off-campus and work part-time while attending university. SFU Library collaborates broadly with other institutions through membership in the Canadian Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Research Libraries, and regional consortia. For more information, see our web site at

SFU Library’s Digital Publishing Program supports publications by SFU students, faculty, and staff using the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP) platforms, and advises authors and editors on author rights, licensing, editorial and peer review policies, persistent identifier assignment, and other aspects of publishing.

PKP is a university-based initiative developing (free) open source software and conducting research to improve the quality, reach, and diversity of scholarly publishing. PKP’s various website platforms, including Open Journal Systems, Open Preprint Systems, and Open Monograph Press, guide users through the editorial workflow of scholarly publishing, including submission, review, editing, publishing and indexing. Thousands of people around the world are now using the software to publish independent journals on a peer-reviewed and open access basis, greatly increasing the public and global contribution of research and scholarship.

The SFU Library commits to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice. The Library’s Statement on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion provides more information.


This position’s duties are .5 FTE within Library Digital Publishing and .5 FTE within the Public Knowledge Project.

The Digital Publishing Librarian will work closely with other Library divisions, SFU units, and with the PKP team. Duties include:

  • In collaboration with partners, develop, coordinate, promote, and assess Digital Publishing in-person and online programs and services targeted to SFU faculty, staff, and students.
  • Support SFU faculty, staff, and students in their publication activity by providing in-person and group training and consulting on Library Publishing’s services.
  • Provide instruction and assistance to SFU faculty, staff, and students through instructional seminars, guides, and individual consultations.
  • As a member of the PKP Publishing Services team, work in cooperation with other PKP|PS team members to troubleshoot technical issues and provide ongoing technical support to PKP|PS clients; help improve PKP|PS workflows, policies, data, and systems to improve internal efficiency and client service; create, update, and maintain PKP software documentation and education materials; and provide recommendations to the Development Team on software features and improvements and assist with software testing as needed.
  • Represent SFU in national and international Library Digital Publishing groups and activity.
  • Liaise and work with library staff and university partners on project teams and committees.
  • Ensure strong communication with library staff, university, and external partners.
  • Foster collaboration between SFU Library and PKP.
  • Develop professional knowledge and skills on a continuing basis.
  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the Library’s Strategic Plan.
  • Other duties as assigned.


A Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent, is a required qualification for this position, with at least 2 years of professional experience. Additional qualifications are:

  • Ability to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice at the Library, PKP, and SFU.
  • Experience planning, implementing, and evaluating programs, services, and projects.
  • Experience assisting students, faculty, and staff from a variety of disciplines in a research environment.
  • Experience with cross-organizational Library Digital Publishing activity and initiatives.
  • Experience developing and delivering instruction for individuals and groups from varied experiential and educational backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural skills, including oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated success in consultative coordination, and in consultative decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting Open Journal Systems and / or Pressbooks.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing documentation and developing educational and training materials to be used by a diverse global audience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing issues and trends, including authors’ rights, licensing of scholarly content, and journal editorial policies.
  • Experience working respectfully and effectively in a collegial team environment, with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Skills in leadership, advocacy, and community building.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • General understanding of shared and distinctive research methods and technical support needs of researchers in a wide range of disciplines.


This is a full-time term externally-funded Librarian position, with an anticipated start date in May 2023 and ending April 30, 2024.

Librarians and Division Heads are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement: successful applicant will be appointed at a Librarian salary level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. Current salary scales are available from:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications from qualified candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and persons who identify as LGBTQ2SIA+.

Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

Information about what to expect when you apply for a librarian position at SFU is available here:


To be given assured consideration applications must be submitted by email in one consolidated PDF document with cover letter and curriculum vitae by 4:30 PM PDT on February 24, 2023 to:

Susie Smith
Library Management Office
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
Phone: 778-782-4658
Fax: 778-782-3023


$72,843 – $89,652 Cdn

Closes: 24 February, 2023

Simon Fraser University – Library
Burnaby , BC

January 23, 2023

Digital Publishing Manager

  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • St. Louis, MO

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of the Digital Library at Washington University Libraries, the Digital Publishing Manager plans, develops, implements, and assesses the services and operations for the University Libraries’ programs and services in support of long-form publishing and scholarly digital projects. The incumbent is responsible for creating a customer-first approach to delivering robust services, engaging in user support, training, and outreach, and collaborating with colleagues in the Libraries and University departments to create and manage content. The incumbent may support related library repository initiatives and provide backup support for additional DLPS services.

Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages the full spectrum of daily operations for the long-form and digital project publishing services at WU Libraries, including client services, content management, and system configuration and optimization. Develops service strategies and policies for publishing services delivered or facilitated by the Libraries; develops procedures and workflows for creating works on digital publishing platforms; develops strategies for dissemination of publications, and assessment of projects’ successes. Works collaboratively with WU community members, faculty, students, and subject matter experts. Provides training on publishing platforms. May supervise student workers.
  • Collaborates with Library colleagues and vendors on platform development and enhancements necessary to support scholarly works and digital collections in a wide variety of formats.
  • Develops and implements procedures, workflows, and user documentation for publishing platforms and services, in consultation with colleagues within the WU Libraries.
  • Conducts outreach and solicits content and projects through consultation with faculty, researchers, and academic staff throughout the WashU community.
  • Professional Development and Service: Serves on Library committees and groups. Represents the Libraries on campus, nationally, and internationally in appropriate professional venues, and engages in professional activities outside of the University to stay up to date on developments in digital repository services and related professional areas.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science degree, Bachelor’s degree plus at least five years of experience, advanced degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Experience with content management platforms and applications frequently used for digital scholarship and publishing (e.g., Omeka, Scalar, Pressbooks, WordPress).
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and instruct others in their uses.
  • Experience in managing user-centered services.
  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and resources in scholarly publishing, digital scholarship, scholarly communications, and/or open access.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on projects across a wide range of departments and for varying audiences.
  • Ability to work with faculty and researchers in consultations.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective digital projects both independently and collaboratively, including managing multiple and simultaneous projects.
  • Experience navigating issues related to copyright, fair use, and rights management.
  • Project management experience with complex digital initiatives involving many stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards and protocols such as Dublin Core, OAI-PMH, METS, and PREMIS.
  • Experience using scripting tools or languages to automate processes and manipulate data.
  • Experience working with programmers (e.g., writing specifications and use cases, QA testing).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both oral and written.
  • A strong desire and ability to learn new skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team-based environment, and to communicate well with IT and non-IT staff.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear documentation.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in relevant field or appropriate professional certificate.
  • Two to five years of relevant experience.

Salary Range

$55,600.00 – $94,900.00 / Annually

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

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