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July 11, 2022

Research Information Management Librarian

  • IUPUI
  • Indianapolis, IN

Research information management (RIM) workflows at universities are increasingly intersecting with library workflows, particularly regarding data management, funder compliance, and preservation of the institution’s scholarly record.

IUPUI University Library is seeking a tenure-track Research Information Management Librarian with an interest in leading the library’s efforts in aggregating, curating, and openly sharing metadata about IUPUI’s research activities in order to support research assessment, strategic planning, and reuse. The successful candidate will support researchers and administrators in using current RIM data, including research impact metrics, for evaluation and review purposes. As tenure-track, this position includes expectations of professional development, creative activity, and service. The anticipated start date is October 3, 2022.

As the state’s premier urban research institution, IUPUI is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUPUI condemns racism in all its forms and has taken an anti-racist stance that moves beyond mere statements to interrogating its policies, procedures, and practices. We hope to identify individuals who will assist in our mission to dismantle racism so that everyone has the opportunity to succeed at IUPUI.

The Successful Candidate

The Research Information Management Librarian reports to the Director of the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship. The successful candidate will be someone interested in collaborating with others, flexible in their approach to solving problems, and with a desire to learn. There are multiple paths toward success in this position and each may look slightly different depending on the successful candidate’s interests and experience. University Library is especially interested in promoting an environment of diversity and excellence throughout the institution and encourages candidates who are committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments.

Responsibilities

Develop relationships within the library and across campus to contribute to open research information management systems and services
Lead ORCID implementation/adoption at IUPUI for student and faculty researchers
Contribute to the UL Research Metrics Team workshops and consultations
Work toward establishing an authoritative and open record of scholarship produced by IUPUI faculty, staff, and students
Provide training on RIM data, systems, and services to users within the Library and across the campus

Qualifications

Required

  • Graduate degree from an ALA accredited program or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree
  • Experience with research information management systems (RIMS)
  • Broad knowledge of scholarly communication issues within higher education
  • Experience collaborating with faculty and other campus stakeholders
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a small team to solve emerging and sometimes ambiguous problems
  • Commitment to open knowledge, open access, or open research practices

Preferred

  • Experience working with metadata from scholarly publishers
  • Experience with bibliometric methods and resources for evaluating research impact and productivity
  • Experience working with APIs and various data formats, including JSON and CSV
  • Experience with one or more programming languages, such as Python or R

Compensation and Application

Minimum salary is $50,000, with additional funding for professional development and travel. Benefits include 22 vacation days, 10 paid holidays, health/dental insurance options, and retirement contributions of 10% to a Fidelity Investments retirement plan.

Deadline for applications is July 31, 2022 The position is available no sooner than October 3, 2022. Please include a CV, contact information for four references (include name, title, telephone number, and e-mail address) and a letter of application discussing your ability to contribute to the responsibilities outlined above and the strengths you will bring to the position.

Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/13166.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to University Library Human Resources Specialist Joycelynn Marshall at the following email address: jomoakle@iupui.edu.


June 30, 2022

Head, Digital Libraries and Publishing

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Richmond, VA

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, a member of the Association of Research Libraries, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head, Digital Libraries and Publishing.  The position is responsible for leading a newly formed department that will advance the VCU Libraries Digital Collections, Institutional Repository, Publishing, and Open and Affordable Course Content initiatives.  The successful candidate will work with a team of five dedicated and accomplished professionals and multiple student employees to further develop sustainable progress in these areas in partnership across the libraries, university, and community.  They will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.

Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $85,000. Review of applications will begin July 31, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.  The complete position description is available at http://www.library.vcu.edu/about/jobs/.   To apply for this position go to VCU Careers Site.  Virginia Commonwealth University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We are hosting information sessions for interested applicants in advance of the July 31, 2022 review date.

Please consider joining one of these sessions to learn more about the position, meet the supervisor (Jimmy Ghaphery), and get answers to your questions about the position.

Join one of our info sessions via Zoom:

  • July 1, 2022 | 2pm ET
  • July 8, 2022 | 2pm ET
  • July 22, 2022 | 2pm ET

The attendee list for each Zoom session will be hidden and those asking questions may do so anonymously.  Live captioning will be provided.

To attend a session, please complete the confidential form to receive a Zoom link.


June 30, 2022

Manager – Digital Publishing

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murfreesboro, TN

Job Title

Manager – Digital Publishing

Department

Walker Library

Salary

$51,415 – $64,011; commensurate with experience (updated July 1, 2022)

Job Summary/Basic Function

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

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree.

Required Related Experience

One year of full-time (or two years part-time) project management experience and/or in a publishing environment (print or digital). One year of experience using website, design, or publishing tools.

Desirable Related Experience

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

Documents Needed to Apply

Cover Letter & Resume Required

Special Instruction to Applicants

If available, we encourage applicants to share links within their resume or cover letter to works created, edited or published that reflect their digital or publishing skills. For more information about MTSU, Walker Library and Rutherford County, see the Hiring Resources section at https://library.mtsu.edu/about/jobs. For more information about the Library’s DSI unit and its core values visit https://dsi.mtsu.edu/coreprinciples.


June 29, 2022

Community Engagement and Outreach Librarian

  • The Public Knowledge Project
  • Barnaby, BC, Canada

The Public Knowledge Project invites applications for a Community Engagement and Outreach Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Strategic Relationships, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting PKP’s mission of increasing the quality and reach of scholarly publishing. This is a full-time (1 FTE) continuing position, supported by external funds.

This is a critical role at PKP that will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with PKP’s international community and partners and coordinating PKP’s community outreach and education programs. This role is intended to grow PKP’s capacity by soliciting and enabling contributions, both financial and in-kind, from PKP’s wide-ranging community, including users of its software and services, software developers, partners working on aligned initiatives and projects, organizations with aligned goals, and funders. The successful candidate will be able to serve as a representative of PKP in a wide range of settings, be adept at engaging with PKP’s diverse community themselves, and capable of developing and overseeing strategies for PKP to engage with the community more broadly.

SETTING

PKP is a global initiative dedicated to improving the scholarly and public quality of research primarily through the provision of open source software such as Open Journal Systems (OJS), Open Preprint Systems (OPS) and Open Monograph Press (OMP). In 2022, over 25,000 journals are using OJS as their article submission review and publishing platform. PKP supports several publishing related services such as the PKP Preservation Network and ongoing work in XML authoring. PKP is also involved in a number of research projects and provides online educational courses and related resources on scholarly publishing. PKP operates primarily as a remote team with staff and users located around the world. Further information is available at pkp.sfu.ca.

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. SFU has committed to a continuous process of transformation to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion and to serve the cause of social justice.

ASSIGNMENT

  • Build close working relationships with PKP stakeholders, including community members, national and international organizations, and funding agencies.
  • Develop effective plans, policies, procedures, and activities based on current research and best practices to engage members.
  • Identify and solicit different forms of in-kind contributions.
  • Communicate effectively with contributors to ensure that they are matched with suitable, meaningful, and satisfying contribution activities.
  • Evaluate, review, and report on PKP’s membership and education activities.
  • Explore and implement new methods to raise funds.
  • Plan and coordinate events (e.g., conferences, webinars, and development Sprints).
  • Advance the values and goals outlined in the PKP Strategy document.
  • Actively foster an environment of collegiality, respect, and teamwork.
  • Represent PKP at local, national, and international meetings, conferences, and events.
  • Maintain currency with developments in scholarly communication and participate in relevant professional organizations.
  • Develop community learning materials based on current pedagogical research and best practices.
  • Conduct ongoing community learning needs assessments.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Studies from an ALA accredited program, or its equivalent.
  • Three (3) or more years’ experience in outreach or community development and education, preferably in an academic or non-profit environment.
  • Strategic understanding and knowledge of trends in one or more of the following: higher education, academic libraries, open research infrastructure, and scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing educational and training materials.
  • Experience with any of: successful fundraising activities, coordinating in-kind contributions, grant writing, and/or recruiting donors.
  • Ability to recognize, respect and work effectively with individuals and groups with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships across multiple and diverse institutions, across levels within organizations from specialist to executive level.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and multiple deadlines, and to work well under pressure with discretion, tact, and good judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills, both orally and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, and to recognize and anticipate what needs to be done.
  • Willing and able to travel for business several times a year.

Desired

Applicants are reminded that the points below are merely desired. The Search Committee welcomes applications from candidates who do not have experience or knowledge in these areas.

  • Second graduate degree in a relevant field of specialization related to education, nonprofit management, or scholarly publishing.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence change and build consensus.
  • Demonstrated involvement in professional organizations, service, or scholarship.
  • Experience with PKP software (especially OJS), and/or other post-secondary open source software, e.g. DSpace, Islandora, etc.
  • Possess knowledge of the PKP international community.
  • Experience working with an open source software community.
  • Experience working in a primarily virtual environment.


TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full time (1 FTE) continuing librarian position supported by external funds, with an anticipated start date of October 1, 2022.

Librarians are members of the SFU Faculty Association. Terms, conditions and benefits of employment are outlined in the Collective Agreement:

http://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/home/CA.pdf

The appointment will be conducted according to article 36 of the collective agreement. The committee will be chaired by the Associate Dean of Libraries, Digital Strategy. The recommendation for appointment will go to the Dean of Libraries, and on to the VPRI as per article 36.44.

Annual performance reviews, recommendations for continuing status, and applications for leave (if any) will go to the Dean of Libraries, and if required on to the VPRI, as outlined in the collective agreement. Applications for promotion will be considered by the Librarian and Archivist Promotions Committee (according to articles 36.82 and following), and recommendations from the Committee will go to the Dean of Libraries and on to the VPRI.

The successful applicant will be appointed at level commensurate with their experience and qualifications. Current salary scales are available from:

https://www.sfu.ca/faculty-relations/salary.html

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 encourages applications from candidates of all genders, visible minorities, persons of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2SIA+ identified persons. We are seeking a candidate who will be working in British Columbia, and able to operate out of the SFU campus as required.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/faculty_openings/Collection_Notice.html

Information about what to expect when you apply for a librarian position at SFU is available here: https://www.lib.sfu.ca/about/overview/employment/w…

TO APPLY

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 PDT on August 8, 2022 to:

Susie Smith
Email: library@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-4658
W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University

Compensation

Salary range for Librarians is $78,446 to $128,875, see Current salary scales for details​.

Closes: 8 August, 2022


May 16, 2022

Production Assistant for Publishing Services

  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH

The Ohio State University Libraries publishes and hosts Open Access journals, archives the research and scholarship of campus partners, and promotes the open sharing of scholarly works created by Ohio State faculty, staff, and students. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services reports to the Production Services Manager and helps support the dissemination of research, scholarship, and creative expression in alignment with the Libraries strategic directions. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services assists with established production services for Open Access publishing in the Libraries and performs production work for publishing services across multiple software platforms (e.g. DSpace, Open Journal Systems, WordPress), on multiple simultaneous projects. The Publishing and Repository Services unit includes a team of one librarian, three staff members, and student employees. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs. Specific responsibilities include: perform production tasks including layout editing, data input, and DOI registration; design, implement, and document workflows for multiple concurrent production projects; monitor and ensure the quality of data input; provide publishing software technical support for editors and creators of digital content; track projects in project database; schedule and supervise the production work of student assistants. The Production Assistant for Publishing Services consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (https://library.osu.edu/strategic-directions) as well as dedication to advance the work of the Research & Education unit. All other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
B.A./B.S. in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; approximately 1-2 years of demonstrated experience with HTML and Microsoft Word; familiarity with publishing process; excellent organizational skills; excellent attention to detail; ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:
Experience with managing metadata; experience with workflow development; experience with CSS, or XML; familiarity with accessibility standards and workflows to make PDF and web content accessible; creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems; supervisory experience.

Additional Information:
The posting range for this position is $19.52 to $21.63 an hour. Please submit cover letter and resume with the online application by the preferred application deadline Date: 5/20/2022


April 27, 2022

Assistant Director for Open Publishing and Scholarly Communications

  • Temple University
  • Philadelphia, PA

Reporting to and working with the Scholarly Communications Officer and Executive Director of Temple University Press, the Assistant Director, Open Publishing Initiatives and Scholarly Communications provides vision, leadership and direction for strategic and operational planning for the Libraries’ open access digital scholarly publishing programs, the institutional repository (TUScholarShare), Library-supported faculty and student open access journals, and the Open Access Publishing Fund, which together form the Center for Scholarly Communication and Open Publishing. Supervises the Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications staff. Serves as the Editor-in-Chief of North Broad Press, a joint Press/Libraries imprint for open educational resources, and oversees all North Broad Press activities, including acquisitions, editorial, production, and marketing. Consults with Temple University Press on openly available digital publishing projects, advises Press staff and scholarly authors on the development and implementation of the same.  Manages the Libraries’ open access journal publishing service, working closely with faculty, student journal managers and editors. Actively seeks out new journals from the Temple community. Oversees ongoing development and expansion of the Libraries’ institutional repository, TUScholarShare in order to help make Temple scholarship freely available online to a global audience.  Leads outreach efforts on behalf of the Libraries to faculty in support of scholarly publication innovations and reforms. Acts as a campus resource on open access publishing and collaborates across campus to further open access initiatives. Strategically plans scholarly programming and events around these topics in collaboration with other groups such as the Office of Research, the Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT), and the Center for the Humanities at Temple (CHAT). Participates in local, regional, and national initiatives related to library publishing, scholarly communications, and open access, in order to support the success of the Libraries’ open publishing services. Performs related duties as assigned.

Temple University Libraries serves the Temple community and beyond, including more than 35,000 students; over 2,000 full-time faculty; and researchers and visitors on Main, Center City, and Health Sciences Center campuses in Philadelphia and on our Ambler and Harrisburg campuses. We are committed to providing research and learning services, offering open access to our facilities and information resources, and fostering innovation and experimentation. Our collections total more than four million physical and digital titles, over 260,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions, and more than 700 research databases. We also collect, preserve, and provide access to a broad universe of special collections, including rare books, manuscripts, archives, photographs, and more. As part of our library enterprise, the award-winning Temple University Press supports our mission to advance learning and scholarship.

This is a hybrid position (on-campus and remote).

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in a related field and four years of experience in developing and managing open publishing initiatives. Experience collaborating with faculty, students, and staff in the development of openly available digital publishing projects such as open educational resources. Experience working within a collaborative environment and fostering cross-disciplinary and cross-organizational collaboration in a research university setting, in a cross functional team-based library organization. Experience presenting or publishing research in the fields of scholarly publishing and library science. Experience assessing technical requirements for scholarly publishing projects and recommending appropriate platforms to meet needs.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Demonstrated expertise in scholarly communications.
*Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly publishing initiatives within research libraries, including technology platforms for publishing, staffing options, and business models.
*Strong project management and leadership skills.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Excellent interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents.
*Demonstrated technical skills in areas related to digital publishing.
*Ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies.
*Demonstrated understanding of open source digital publishing platforms and open source repository software.
*Commitment to supporting and working in a multicultural and diverse environment.
*Ability to conduct outreach and develop new services in a research library setting.
*Record of progressively more supervisory and administrative duties.

Preferred:
*Successful acquisition of grant funding for projects or initiatives.
*Knowledge of how to use the publishing platforms Open Journal Systems, Manifold, and Scalar.
*Knowledge of how to use the repository software DSpace.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


April 22, 2022

Open Education and Affordable Content Librarian

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minneapolis, MN

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

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

Responsibilities

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

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

Qualifications

Required:

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

Preferred:

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

How To Apply

For more information and to apply visit https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/347329