November 13, 2023

Open Access and Intellectual Property Librarian

  • Princeton University Library
  • Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks a collaborative and innovative Librarian to lead and manage Library Open Access (OA) initiatives. The Librarian also provides expertise for copyright questions, including academic and OA licensing and use agreements for research data and code, for PUL employees and for Princeton researchers.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research Data and Open Scholarship (RDOS), the Open Access and Intellectual Property Librarian is part of the Data, Research, and Teaching Services (DaRTS) division. The Open Access and Intellectual Property Librarian leads services and programs that support and foster OA publishing, partnering with PUL and campus stakeholders to advocate for and promote open research and scholarship. The Librarian develops partnerships within the library and across campus to promote the understanding of copyright, scholarly communications, and how they apply to both traditional scholarship and emerging data and computation areas. The Librarian is a visible leader on campus, nationally, and internationally, representing Princeton University and its interests with respect to OA and scholarly communications at conferences, workshops, and other national and international venues.

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:

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2024.

Required Qualifications

  • JD, LLM, MLIS, or equivalent educational background
  • Demonstrated experience within the field of Scholarly Communications and copyright, such as open access, copyright, or publishing
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in copyright issues as they pertain to current and emerging trends in data, software, and computation
  • Demonstrated experience communicating complicated copyright issues to non-experts Excellent written and oral communication skills

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHIRE system through the office of the Dean of the Faculty website: and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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.  EEO is the law.


October 27, 2023

Head of Data Services

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Amherst, MA

Job Summary

In collaboration with Data Services librarians, the Scholarly Communication team, and liaison librarians, the Head of Data Services leads a dynamic and evolving team to develop and deliver forward-thinking, measurable, campus-aligned programming, resources, and services to support researchers at every stage of the data lifecycle; scaffold scalable education and outreach programming and support for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty; and coordinate project support for data-intensive research. They will assist University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers in meeting the data management and sharing requirements of funding agencies and publishers. They will prioritize the development of strong, collaborative relationships with library subject specialists in data-intensive disciplines and with relevant offices, departments, and centers across campus. The incumbent will manage a small team of specialists focused on data management, spatial data and GIS, open science, data science, and data visualization.

The position is responsible for leading, managing, innovating, goal setting, marketing, and assessing all functions of the department in partnership with other departments within Data, Digital Strategies, and Scholarly Communication and across the Libraries. The Head of Data Services serves a critical role in ensuring the Libraries are poised to meet the research and student success goals outlined in the University’s strategic plan.

Essential Functions

  • Provides vision and direction for the Libraries’ Data Services, working across all disciplines, including strengthening and promoting existing services and developing new services
  • Directly assigns, supervises, and evaluates the work of the Data Services team, and provides mentorship for team members
  • Aligns departmental planning, priorities, goals, and services with the strategic initiatives of the Libraries and the University
  • Reports departmental progress regularly and makes data-driven decisions about data services programs and activities through development and implementation of departmental qualitative and quantitative assessments and participation in division and library-wide assessment initiatives
  • Keeps apprised of key issues and trends in data visualization, digital scholarship, information and data literacy, research data management and curation, research impact metrics, scholarly communication, academic libraries, and higher education, and regularly incorporates this knowledge into planning and sharing of information with library colleagues and campus partners as relevant. Serves on internal committees as assigned and may be asked to represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College Committees, and Boston Library Consortium Committees, and/or at other selected professional meetings and conferences.

Other Functions

  • Participates in professional development and continuing education activities, including service in professional and scholarly associations, and presenting and publishing on work-related topics
  • Works a flexible schedule, which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required to meet the goals of the department, Libraries, and University.

Organizational Values

  • Commitment to support justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) within libraries and institution.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective working relationships and work collaboratively in a diverse and fast-paced environment.
  • Purposefully promote a One Library environment for all that encourages inclusion, personal growth, respect, self-reflection, curiosity, and continuous learning.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Graduate degree in librarianship (from a program accredited by the American Library Association) or advanced degree in a relevant data-intensive subject area.
  • 3 years relevant experience in libraries, archives, museums, or similar academic settings
  • Ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the evolving landscape of open and public data, data ethics, and data sharing.
  • Background that demonstrates proficiency with tools for working with data (e.g., R, STATA, Python, Tableau, NVivo, MAXQDA, or similar tools).
  • Experience developing a data services program and building cross-campus partnerships in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the research data lifecycle across a variety of data types and disciplines.
  • Experience providing consultation or reference services for data in an academic setting.
  • Evidence of commitment to support justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) within libraries and the institution.
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution to the library profession.
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills to lead or coordinate multiple projects and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably through a variety of media; ability to represent the Libraries to university and external audiences.

 Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Supervisory experience with staff and/or student employees, including mentoring and promoting professional development.
  • Experience writing grant proposals and supporting faculty grants.
  • Familiarity with bibliometrics; geospatial data; data visualization tools, trends, and techniques; generative AI tools; and/or machine learning
  • Experience teaching the evolving landscape of open and public data, data ethics, and data sharing.
  • Experience teaching quantitative and/or qualitative software for working with data.
  • Second advanced degree in a related field.

Work Schedule

  • The regular working schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, day hours.
  • The incumbent of the position is expected to work on a flexible schedule, which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Salary Information

  • Librarian III or IV
  • Librarian III salary floor: $69,500
  • Librarian IV salary floor: $78,900
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information of three (3) professional references.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

October 20, 2023

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC

Clemson Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Scholarly Communications Librarian to help advance the Libraries’ scholarly communications initiatives. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide leadership and expertise in the areas of scholarly communications, copyright, open access, and research impact. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be a critical position to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution and will help expand the Libraries’ data and research services that will further support Clemson strategic priority to double research by 2035.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also provide specialized research consultations and instruction services in the areas of scholarly publishing.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will work closely with campus groups such as the Division of Research, the Office of General Counsel, and the Graduate School. Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and will work under the direction of the Head of the Open Scholarship Department. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will have a minimum salary of $70,000, with faculty rank to be determined based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A qualified candidate will have an ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree (such as J.D.) in another scholarly field as deemed appropriate by the Libraries. They must have a strong understanding of scholarly publishing, open access, copyright, institutional repository, and research data management, along with demonstrated knowledge of copyright law and policy, licensing, and other intellectual property issues in the context of higher education. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate ability to collaborate and establish partnerships with faculty, researchers, and other stakeholders, and have experience in promoting and advocating for data services and open access.

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: []. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references.  Please address all required qualifications in your application package. Applications received by November 17 will be guaranteed consideration.

October 13, 2023

Data Services Librarian

  • Clemson University
  • Clemson, SC

Clemson Libraries seek a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative Data Services Librarian to lead the Libraries’ research data services. The Data Services Librarian will play a key role in continuing and expanding the Libraries’ research data services that will further support Clemson’s strategic priority to double research by 2035. The Data Services Librarian will support faculty, researchers, and students in the discovery, use, organization, curation, preservation, and visualization of data. The Data Services Librarian will cultivate meaningful partnerships with campus groups including the Division of Research, Clemson Computing & Information Technology, and the Graduate School. This position requires a high degree of collaborative leadership and initiative and will be critical to the Libraries’ strategic growth as an R1 institution. Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service.

Qualified candidates must have an ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship or other relevant graduate degree, as deemed appropriate by the Libraries, 1-2 years of previous experience providing research data services, knowledge of data-related resources, and a strong understanding of research data management principles, data curation practices, and data lifecycle.

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years of experience providing research data services, familiarity with software and tools for data analysis and visualization, previous management/supervisory experience, and familiarity working with new funding agency requirements.

This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and will work under the direction of the Head of the Open Scholarship Department. The position provides a minimum salary of $90,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

For a more detailed position description and to apply, please visit:

October 3, 2023

Operations Support Specialist

  • University of Michigan
  • Ann Arbor, MI


The Operations Support Specialist provides primary support for specialist tools and workflows that promote the success of publishing and repository service users, both internal and external. In addition to providing direct operational support, you will provide feedback on business and user needs to improve upon existing workflows. Tools that the Specialist focuses on are Firebrand TMM, the enterprise book metadata management system, and Symplectic Elements, the University’s research information management system. Workflows include ensuring that information supply chain partners are robustly indexing original published content.

As a member of the Publishing Technology unit, the Operations Support Specialist reports to the Director of Publishing Technology, under the direction of the AUL of the Publishing Division of U-M Library.

The position may oversee graduate students and undergraduate student assistants.

This is a 3-year Term position with the possibility of renewal.


$48,000.00 – $54,000.00

Why Work at Michigan?

The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off (24 vacation days per year, and 15 sick leave a year), matched retirement contributions with immediate vesting, professional development opportunities, and more. TIAA and Fidelity Investments’ retirement benefits are available.

You will occasionally move through the building to attend meetings/events and ascend/descend short flights of stairs to different floors of the building.

For questions about this posting or to request accommodations, please contact


  • 50% : Service Support
    • Provides user support for publishing systems.
    • Fields tickets from external and internal users.
    • Provide quick fixes through admin panels.
    • Coordinate with vendor support for more advanced support needs.
    • Support metadata feeds to distribution channels.
    • Monitor automated error reports distribution channels to either resolve systemic problems, or route errors to the appropriate departments for resolution.
    • Assist staff in making bulk corrections to metadata records.
  • 20% : Reporting and Analytics
    • Support the Lead Project Manager in the configuration and use of management, tracking, and reporting tools.
    • Organize automated tracking of usage analytics (in Google Analytics and COUNTER) across our repository platforms (Fulcrum, Deep Blue documents, Deep Blue data).
    • Create and maintain automated reports, including the Data Studio Reports and the Readership Map. Maintain awareness of changes in analytics standards and tools.
    • Support aggregation of usage metrics into third-party aggregation systems (e.g., IRUS, ScienceOpen, Book Analytics Dashboard, PSI IP Registry).
    • Perform quality control to ensure the successful adoption of new workflows and practices by internal and external users.
  • 15% : Discovery Workflows
    • Support and expand connections with profile systems that benefit authors/creators such as Symplectic Elements/Dimensions, and the identifier systems that support them, e.g., ORCID, DataCite, Crossref.
    • Coordinate with external discovery service vendors under contract (EBSCO, Ex Libris, OCLC). Develop workflows to include all compatible content in deliveries (from Fulcrum, Deep Blue Docs, Janeway).
    • Oversee automated generation of KBART and MARC files for collections.
    • Process batch delivery of KBART, MARC, and PDF files to discovery service vendors.
  • 10% : Authentication and Authorization
    • Process authentication and authorization requests, including subscription orders, embargos, and requests to access campus-restricted dissertations.
    • Contribute to authentication workflows and systems, including Shibboleth and our Identity Federation memberships.
  • 5% : Administer other software platforms
    • Basic administration of web-based software systems (TeamDynamix, Jira, Confluence) to help with project setup, user/group access management, and support.

Required Qualifications*

  • High School diploma or equivalent education.
  • At least two years experience supporting complex software systems.

Work Schedule

You will be full-time, 40 hours/week; typically Monday – Friday day-time shifts. The marketing team typically works a hybrid schedule with some days in office and some days of remote work.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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

Questions about the position can be addressed to Jeremy Morse, Director of Publishing Technology and Research Data Services, at

September 12, 2023

Publishing Librarian

  • University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Minneapolis, MN

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a collaborative and partnership-oriented Publishing Librarian to join a team of librarians who work to advance research, open access and scholarly communication across the University of Minnesota.

We welcome both experienced librarians and those who are new to the field, with the opportunity for on-the-job training and mentorship. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse educational and work experience, and we invite you to envision the way your unique background and perspective brings value to our organization.

Committed to advancing knowledge, fostering collaboration, and supporting open access initiatives, UMN Libraries is dedicated to publishing high-quality scholarly works from the University community and beyond. The Publishing Librarian plays a vital role in shaping the future of scholarly communication through open access publishing, working closely with faculty authors, national scholarly societies, and colleagues within the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The Publishing Librarian is part of the Open Research & Publishing department within the Research Services Area. The Open Research & Publishing (ORP) Department includes Research Data Services, Research Information Management, Computational Research, Publishing Services, and houses the Data Curation Network. All members of the ORP Department work closely with staff across the Libraries to support advanced research services and advance commitments to the Libraries’ “Towards Open Access” statement.

The Publishing Librarian will champion open access publishing across a diverse range of scholarly outputs, including open access journals, open monographs, open textbooks, and open access digital projects. They will collaborate with authors at the University of Minnesota to facilitate the creation and publication of their research outputs in accessible and impactful ways. Additionally, they will partner with national scholarly societies to promote open access practices and support the publication of their journals.

The individual will also contribute to the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, while working toward continuous appointment.

The successful candidate will:

  • Determine growth and direction of publishing program in alignment with Libraries’ commitment to open access
  • Engage with, and keep-up-to-date on, national and global open access publishing communities to inform practice at UMN Libraries
  • Seek opportunities to expand the diversity and variety of publications and authors/editors
  • Provide workflow assistance and editorial service to authors and editors launching publications.
  • Build and maintain new and existing publications according to design and accessibility specifications. Configure workflow tools, user permissions, and implement metadata schema.
  • Provide consultations to campus students, researchers, and faculty on publishing best practices and options.
  • Collaborate with liaison librarians and library staff to highlight services and support campus authors/editors

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution (or international equivalent) or advanced degree in a related discipline by the time of appointment/position start.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication issues and scholarly publishing practices.
  • Ability to take initiative, develop and carry out projects, and manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and actively engage with researchers, faculty, and students.
  • Understanding of open access trends in academic and research publishing.
  • Basic HTML, CSS, and XML knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic research library.
  • Experience in the publishing industry or publication development process (e.g., editorial services, layout, typesetting, etc.).
  • Familiarity with the operations of scholarly societies.
  • Familiarity with publishing tools including, but not limited to: Open Journal Systems, Manifold, bepress Digital Commons, WordPress, Omeka, Drupal.
  • Knowledge of digital file formats, metadata, file uploading and management, data migration, and preservation.
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional activities.
  • The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the vibrant Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their cultural amenities, such as the Guthrie Theater and Walker Art Center, and for their extensive park and recreational systems.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant Librarian rank with the potential for appointment at the Associate Librarian rank. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The hiring salary for this position starts at $60,000. The University offers excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance for this position.

TO APPLY: To apply and for more information see the full job description. You must address all required qualifications in either your cover letter or CV/Resume to be considered for the position. Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three current professional references. Please identify your cover letter with UL469. Note: candidates will be notified before contacting references. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is closed.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Emma Molls, Director of Open Research & Publishing