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.

Read more information and apply.

January 17, 2023

Scholarly Communications and Metrics Literacy Librarian

  • York University
  • Toronto, Canada

York University Libraries is seeking a two-year contractually-limited appointment (CLA) for a Scholarly Communications and Metrics Literacy Librarian to support library and institutional priorities around increasing research participation, maximizing the impact and diversity of York’s scholarly outputs, and supporting the research visibility needs of scholars at York University. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for co-developing, advancing, and supporting a range of services around scholarly communications, research impact, and metrics literacy. Working in coordination with colleagues in the departments of Open Scholarship and Digital Scholarship Infrastructure, the candidate will support programs designed to monitor York’s publications and attribution record in bibliometric data sources; coordinate disambiguation and publication profiling efforts at the university; provide guidance on the responsible use of metrics; and support individual researcher needs around research impact reporting. The candidate will also support research data management programs at York, in partnership with data librarians and scholarly communications librarians.

Projects and responsibilities
• Collaboratively develop and support curricular and co-curricular programming in the areas of scholarly communications, research data management (RDM), metrics literacy and research visibility while serving as a library contact for support in these areas.
• Provide consultation services and support colleagues on the use of research metrics, including guidance around citation analysis, disciplinary considerations for research impact assessment, the use of various databases to extract bibliometric and altmetric data, and the use of researcher identification and profiling tools.
• Support research data management programs and policies by leveraging RDM tools and workflows; collaborate with data librarians on providing holistic support for RDM services with a focus on data management planning and data deposit.
• Support a range of scholarly communications activities and programs in priority areas determined by the Libraries’ strategic priorities, informed in part by the Open Access and Open Data Steering Committee.
• Support library projects designed to track and enhance the visibility of York University research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
• Support university-wide researcher profiling initiatives, including York’s ORCID integration campaign and the electronic CV initiative.
• Liaise with bibliometric and profiling database vendors to address technical issues with software or platforms and coordinate necessary technical support for researchers.
• Undertake reference/teaching/cluster support and disciplinary responsibilities, which will be assigned considering institutional priorities or the incumbent’s disciplinary knowledge and research interests.

• Candidates must have a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program or its recognized equivalent.

• leadership capacity and evidence of building effective working relationships with a variety of colleagues and stakeholders;
• aptitude for adapting to new responsibilities and environments, independent learning and engagement with technology and software, including self-sufficient technical troubleshooting; and
• ability to provide research and consultation services to researchers with varying levels of technical expertise or equivalent experience.

Experience with:
• advancing new programmatic areas and outreach programs and engaging stakeholders in these developments;
• implementing projects using project management techniques;
• managing multiple projects with competing deadlines; and
• teaching, presenting, or training.

Knowledge of:
• bibliometric indicators (such as publication counts, citation counts, h-indexes, and journal metrics) and methods for the quantification of research impact;
• research metric data sources, such as Dimensions, Altmetric, SciVal, Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar;
• issues related to the responsible use of impact metrics and bibliometric data in research evaluation;
• researcher identification and profiling systems such as ORCID and Scopus Author ID;
• the scholarly publishing landscape and the scholarly communications lifecycle, including issues around open access and copyright; and
• research data management and the research data lifecycle.

Also required:
• Evidence or promise of research contributions in the form of publications or other scholarly output, professional development, or active involvement in professional or scholarly organizations.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
• Superior written and spoken communication in English.

About the position
This is a two-year contractually-limited appointment at the Adjunct Librarian level starting 1 May 2023. York offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and an exceptional benefits package. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

January 4, 2023

Technical Team Manager

  • California Digital Library
  • Oakland, CA

The California Digital Library (University of California) is currently recruiting for a Technical Team Manager for its Publishing, Archives, and Digitization program.

This position is a great opportunity for someone looking for a job focused on building/managing technology solutions at the forefront of knowledge creation and information sharing. The successful candidate for this position will have the following experience:

  • directly supervising a team of highly skilled developers;
  • working as a senior developer using current languages and frameworks (python, ruby, Django, etc.);
  • designing, architecting, and managing the development of enterprise-wide software applications and vendor/3rd party solutions, specifically within the AWS environment.

In addition to working in a cutting-edge, academic technology environment, employees of the California Digital Library enjoy:

  • an inclusive work environment with professional development opportunities;
  • excellent health care, retirement, and other benefits;
  • work/life balance, with a 40-hour work week, generous holiday/sick day accruals, and flexibility for supporting children, elderly parents, and partners;
  • remote work for California-based employees.

NOTE: Though the job posting lists January 12th as the date of first review, we will be actively recruiting through January 31st. 

Learn more and apply here:

External candidates:

Current UC employees:

For more information, contact Catherine Mitchell, Director of Publishing, Archives, and Digitization, California Digital Library

January 4, 2023

Technology (Repository) Specialist

  • Florida State University Libraries
  • Tallahassee, FL


Regardless of where you are in your career, Florida State University Libraries is an exciting place to be. We are an interdisciplinary collaboration center for our university and provide a wide array of opportunities to enhance the research and learning of our students and faculty. With over two million visitors each year, our libraries provide around-the-clock assistance to our large, diverse community. We are a member of the Association of Research Libraries and rank among the largest research libraries in North America.

Our team is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, staff, and colleagues from all identities and backgrounds. Also, we acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We recognize that this is an ongoing process, and we will continue to work toward intentionally diversifying our team, our collections, and our services.

The Libraries encourage professional development for all employees. We have an excellent mentoring program for both staff and faculty. There are also many opportunities for cross-functional collaborations and leadership growth. We have developed a mission, vision, values and goals through teamwork and inclusivity and invite you to review them here: We encourage individuals who share in our vision and these values to apply.

The Office of Digital Research & Scholarship provides support, infrastructure, collaborative partnerships, and consulting for technology-inflected research in the areas of digital humanities, academic publishing, data management, and digital pedagogy. For more information on our services visit

The FSU Libraries are located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida. We are ranked as a top 20 public university by U.S News and World Report and recognized as one of the nation’s elite research universities. Home to the state’s capital, two major universities, a large community college, and an array of museums, attractions, and unique experiences, Tallahassee shares a deep-rooted history and culture with unparalleled nature and outdoor recreation. Situated in the Florida Panhandle, Tallahassee is a place where college town meets cultural center, politics meets performing arts, and history meets nature. For additional information:
The Florida State University Libraries define diversity as the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. We are committed to embracing the full spectrum of human and social identities. We strive to create and maintain an inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated fairly, respectfully, and valued for their distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives to maximize the potential of all libraries employees and the communities with whom we interact.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


This position ensures the ongoing development of institutional repository and other publishing services at FSU Libraries, in service to departments across the university.

  • Develops applications to automate harvesting of FSU scholarship from internal and external systems. Collaborates with web developers in developing new features to enhance repository and publishing system functionality. Administrator level activities conducting complex technical workflow using design and programming scripts to manage a large volume of files and data to be compatible with repository and publishing systems and discoverable to users.
  • Consults with academic departments and other repository users to troubleshoot problems and issues with repository software and related features. Provides technical advice to programming/systems staff regarding complex repository systems issues or enhancements to the current repository or publishing systems.
  • Develops, coordinates, and evaluates technical workflows for repository and publishing service submission review and processing.
  • Manages content recruitment partnerships and pilot projects with academic departments and units. Coordinates digital outreach to faculty to provide information about and promote compliance with FSU’s new Open Access Policy.
  • Supervises student employees, including hiring, training, assigning tasks, and reviewing work for quality assurance.
  • Develops standards and guidelines, monitors traffic, and analyzes usage of repository and publishing applications. Identifies current and future needs to ensure the applications support the mission of the department or division. Shares usage data and trends with stakeholders. Monitors trends in the delivery of IR services in higher education, including emerging issues, risks, opportunities, and resources. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Responds to repository related comments, complaints, and requests from library staff and the campus community. Provides training sessions and information on submission process for library staff and content creators (faculty, staff, and students).

This position is eligible for remote work based on highly skilled duties.



  • Bachelor’s degree and four years experience related to the duties of this position; or a high school diploma/equivalency and eight years of experience related to the duties of this position (Note: a combination of appropriate post high school education and experience equal to eight years.)
  • Experience with common digital repository platforms and mediated-deposit service models
  • Knowledge of current issues in scholarly communications (e.g., Open Access archiving and publishing, authors’ rights, licensing, etc.)
  • Knowledge of relevant copyright & IP issues related to academic teaching and research
  • Experience working independently and collaboratively and prioritizing work to ensure that departmental needs are realized
  • Excellent organizational skills, proven problem solving ability, and flexibility
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail oriented environment
  • Experience training and directing others
  • Experience working or conducting research in a library setting



  • Demonstrated initiative in fostering innovative ideas and implementing change
  • Advanced degree in library/information science, data curation, computer science, or related fields preferred
  • Experience managing relationships with campus partners and responding to requests from faculty, staff, and students
  • Working knowledge or advanced training with XML metadata standards (MODS, METS, MADS, OAIPMH, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of programming languages and best practices for front-end web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of linked data principles and scripting languages (PHP, XSLT, APIs, etc.)
  • Supervisory experience


Other Information

This position is eligible for remote work based on highly skilled duties.


Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume as an attachment in the application.

University Information

One of the nation’s elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

$47,660 annually; commensurate with education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

FSU Total Rewards

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


Questions about the position can be directed to Camille Thomas, Scholarly Communications Librarian, at

December 2, 2022

Editorial, Design and Production Manager

  • University of Cincinnati Libraries
  • Cincinnati, OH

Job Overview

University of Cincinnati Press is seeking an experienced, forward-thinking, self-starter to be its next EDP Manager. This position manages the books and open educational resources production schedules, tasks and expenses for approximately 10 books and 20 OER projects per year and works closely with the Director to ensure EDP technology and workflow support publication of print, open access and interactive books. As a significant source of employment for students on campus, the EDP Manager is responsible for training and mentoring students in publishing practices, inclusive work environments, allyship, and transparent leadership. The EDP Manager is an essential part of the UC print, digital and open access publishing operation and is expected to participate, and lead problem-solving, strategic and growth initiatives within the Press, library and university. The ideal individual will enjoy working in a small, culturally inclusive, fast-paced publishing organization.

The Press mission and daily work culture is mirrored in its core publishing areas of social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, Academic Community Partnerships, and Regional Studies. Our office fosters accessibility and inclusivity with a priority in increasing visibility of underrepresented communities in the publishing industry.

We encourage all qualified editorial and production people to apply—particularly individuals with a few years of editorial experience who are looking for the next step up. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 16, 2022.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: This position manages 1-2 student workers, and the work of all EDP freelancers.  The EDP Manager is a member of the Press leadership team and represents the Press on campus and within the industry.

REPORTING STRUCTURE: This position reports to the Director of the Press who reports to the Dean of the University of Cincinnati Library.

WORK LOCATION: Position offers a flexible, hybrid work environment (up to 40% remote work per week permitted), full medical, dental, vision benefits, and tuition remission. The University of Cincinnati Press offers an excellent work-life balance in an affordable urban city full of art, culture, sports and green space. Located near the historic Clifton neighborhood, commutable suburbs and excellent school districts within a few minutes drive.

APPLY: Cover letter and resume required.

Essential Functions

  • Works with authors and freelance sensitivity readers, copyeditors, designers and proofreaders to manages the production process from initial production evaluation through proof stage, print and digital manufacturing, file uploads to hosting sites.
  • Handles file tagging, copy editing, fact checking, file cleanup, art adjustment, review and collating of all passes as well as material created at later stages such as indexes and accessibility captioning as needed.
  • Creates cover concept with author and designer.
  • Creates and maintains production schedules and deadlines, provides status reports, updates title management, and manages production expenses for projects. Ensures deadlines are met while managing capacity and author and Press expectations.
  • Creates and maintains documentation regarding EDP workflow and Press style guide.
  • Hires, freelancer pool of copyeditors, designers, indexers, proofreaders, and sensitivity readers. Assigns and assesses freelance work.
  • Meets with vendors and negotiates best pricing. Makes recommendations based on production cost trends and industry workflows and technology changes and feedback.
  • Attends and actively participate in Press and Library meetings.
  • Communicates and collaborates in a respectful and timely fashion with student, staff and faculty. colleagues across the Press and Library.
  • Encourages practices that promote DEI.
  • Equally adept at working independently and as part of a multi-generational team.
  • This position works with a complex workflow and must be highly conversant in the vocabulary and processes of book production, and production quotes, costs, digital and print production, developmental editing and accessible book content.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of relevant experience.

Additional Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree.
  • 3+ years-experience in publishing. A minimum of 2 years in academic or scholarly production.
  • Proficiency of written English language (grammar, usage, and spelling).
  • Demonstrated expertise in project management that reflects a high level of organization and the ability to juggle multiple priorities. Close attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel), and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign).
  • Familiarity of academic style guide standards (Chicago, APA).
  • Experience with Pressbooks, Open Journals System, Manifold and other publishing platforms.
  • Experience with and interest in open access publishing.
  • Fluency with electronic publishing and file prep.
  • Experience working with external suppliers and partners.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Comfortable with on camera video meetings (Teams, Zoom).
  • Experience with HTML, XML and version practices.
  • Typesetting and basic design skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Cover letter and resume required.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive starting salary of $46,000 dependent on the candidate’s experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

November 22, 2022

Open Access Collection Strategist

  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA

The Library of the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks an innovative, forward-looking, service-oriented, and collaborative professional for an exciting opportunity to serve as Open Access Collection Strategist. Reporting to the Director of the Collection Strategies Department, the position will be one of a team of three Collection Strategists, three Area Studies librarians, and an Analytics Coordinator. The mission of the Collection Strategies Department is to define and implement strategic approaches that effectively steward the library’s investment in research collections and scholarly content and to increase the impact and reach of the UCSB’s scholarship by actively supporting, innovating, and advancing open and sustainable models for knowledge generation, dissemination, and publishing. The Collection Strategist will work collaboratively and closely with other Library departments, and with campus faculty and students in a highly interdisciplinary research community renowned for its academic excellence and global impact.

The University of California Libraries are recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in advancing Open Access and are well on the way to integrating its open values into collection strategies. As part of the Collection Strategies Department, the incumbent will have the opportunity to contribute to the reshaping of the Library’s strategic approach to open scholarship and to cultivate a culture of assessment for a broader concept of library content that responds to developments in the rapidly evolving Open Access landscape.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. This position is eligible for a flexible work arrangement including a combination of onsite and remote work.


Under the direction of the Director of Collection Strategies, the Open Access Collection Strategist:

  • Evaluates opportunities and makes recommendations for redirecting the Library’s investment in collections to resources with the greatest potential for transforming the system of scholarly communication toward open dissemination of research.
  • Participates in the implementation of innovative models and approaches to collections and content that effectively stewards the Library’s investment in open access collections. Manages the UCSB Open Access (OA) Publishing Fund.
  • Monitors publisher- and vendor-provided information and data to identify open access-related trends and patterns.
  • Implements the Library’s scholarly communication program in collaboration with the Scholarly Communication and Open Access Standing Committee (SCOASC), including outreach, programming, and communication strategy related to monitoring and building awareness of the changes occurring in academic publishing to foster free and open access to research.
  • Participates in UCSB campus outreach activities and informational campaigns to raise awareness of UCSB local open access initiatives and UC-system-wide open access transformative agreements.
  • Leads implementation of an education program for selectors and liaisons on issues of scholarly communication. Advises on how librarians in all subject areas can educate and communicate with their constituencies around specific open access initiatives and publisher agreements.
  • Collaborates on developing an education program for faculty and students regarding scholarly communications issues in a digital academic environment, including open access initiatives, alternative publishing models, and author rights.
  • Gathers input from UCSB faculty and students regarding workflow and implementation of open access initiatives, including UC system-wide agreements. Advocates for UCSB author participation in open access publishing initiatives and transformative agreements.
  • Serves as the main UCSB point of contact for eScholarship related questions.
  • Collaborates on the implementation of the UC Open Access Policies at UCSB.
  • Works with faculty and subject librarians to promote open publishing options through eScholarship, ORCID, and Dryad.
  • Serves as Collection Strategist for specific collecting area(s) of UCSB general research collections, as assigned.
  • Consults with subject librarians on collection development and management decisions.
  • Collaborates on evidence-based collections and content acquisition, management, and assessment across formats and delivery platforms.
  • Participates in developing methodologies that promote best practices in making informed collection development and management decisions and conducts regular content use reviews.
  • Stays informed of national and international trends and developments in scholarly communication, including commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information.
  • Represents UCSB on system-wide committees and ad-hoc groups related to collections initiatives. Participates in professional development activities as appropriate to meet both personal needs as well as departmental goals and objectives.


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary information can be found at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

ALA-accredited Master’s in Library or Information Science, OR equivalent degree in a relevant field.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by submitted materials including the CV, Cover Letter, and optional but encouraged statement of contributions to diversity; and
  • Demonstrated knowledge of or interest in current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development, open access, and scholarly communication as evidenced by work experience, coursework, or professional development activities.
Preferred qualifications

  • 3 years’ professional experience in an academic environment, scientific or scholarly publishing, or related setting;
  • Strong data analysis skills: proven ability to gather, assess, interpret, and present quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of technical, legal, and information policy issues related to scholarly publishing and new modes of scholarly communications;
  • Experience providing guidance on scholarly communication;
  • Experience in collection development and management in an academic library;
  • Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills sufficient to balance multiple priorities, deadlines, and changing project parameters;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development;
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, and to engage with colleagues from diverse backgrounds; and
  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace and the community.


Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 2-3 required (contact information only)

November 2, 2022

Digital Publishing Coordinator

  • VIVA, Virginia's Academic Library Consortia
  • Fairfax, VA

Digital Publishing Coordinator
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA),Virginia’s academic library consortium, with its central office at the George Mason University Libraries, seeks to fill the position of Digital Publishing Coordinator. VIVA and George Mason University have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among their faculty and staff, and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich VIVA’s and Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environments.

About the Position:
The Digital Publishing Coordinator will be an integral part of the VIVA program, supporting the VIVA Open Grant program and publishing activities of grant recipients, including developing a wide range of awarded digital publishing projects across institutions of higher education in Virginia. Working closely with the Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator and the Assessment and E-Resources Program Analyst, this position is responsible for the project management, performance, and completion of VIVA supported digital publishing projects. This includes managing up to $500,000 annually in outsourced publishing services, depending on program and project needs. Essential to the position is a detail-oriented workstyle, an ability to support complex projects, and a desire to work closely and collaboratively with consortial colleagues, publishing vendors, and faculty across the state. The Digital Publishing Coordinator will have an understanding of the digital publishing landscape, demonstrated success working effectively as part of a team, and an eagerness to grow with the latest trends and best practices in digital-first, open access publishing.

    • Manages the outsourced publishing services in support of VIVA Open Grant projects, including services such as book design, graphic content creation/illustration, copy-editing, digital file creation and format conversion, accessible design/remediation, rights-clearance, print-on-demand services, and multimedia content inclusion/creation;
    • In consultation with the Open and Sustainable Learning Coordinator, develops priorities and schedules for ongoing grantee support. Creates and maintains internal project documentation and records;
    • Works with faculty publishing partners from VIVA member institutions to support varied publication workflows and schedules, and ensures timely completion of projects;
    • Supports faculty in choosing design and platform options that are disciplinarily and institutionally relevant for awarded publishing projects;
    • Liaises with VIVA publishing vendors to troubleshoot platform, accessibility, and design concerns;
    • In consultation with the VIVA Deputy Director, tracks and reports grant program budget and grant fund dispersal;
    • Reviews manuscripts for completeness and potential issues prior to production. Proofreads for structural, grammatical, or stylistic errors;
    • Prepares and validates materials for online publication in digital formats, such as EPUBXML, and PDF, in addition to print formats;
    • In consultation with the Assessment and E-Resources Analyst, creates and maintains project metadata, and prepares files for upload, in existing VIVA systems;
    • Participates as needed in VIVA committees, task forces, and advisory groups; and
    • Identifies, evaluates, and communicates on behalf of VIVA about current issues, emerging trends, and best practices in library and digital publishing, open education, and higher education.
Required Qualifications:
Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field, such as Publishing, Information Science, or Communications, or certified foreign equivalent, or an equivalent combination of relevant graduate study and experience;
  • Demonstrably successful experience in digital publishing or relevant field (typically a minimum of 2 years);
  • Solid interpersonal skills to facilitate work with faculty, library colleagues, and VIVA central staff in today’s evolving digital publishing service environment;
  • Excellent analytical, oral, and written communication skills;
  • Proven organizational and project management skills, including the ability to adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving;
  • Demonstrated fluency with office tools, spreadsheets, and database applications; willingness to learn new tools and technologies;
  • Ability to organize workflows, including creating and following documentation;
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing platforms (e.g., EPrints, Pressbooks, OpenAuthor, WordPress, OJS) and/or design software (e.g., InDesign);
  • Copy editing experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a complex and culturally diverse setting. Values the importance of inclusion as demonstrated through a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization; and
  • Willing and able to travel to meetings and to attend conferences and meetings representing VIVA.
Preferred Qualifications:
The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:
  • Demonstrated skills or experience with open publishing, including platforms such as PressBooks or OpenAuthor;
  • Experience with digital publishing production or editorial processes;
  • Knowledge of publishing trends, issues, and strategies as well as current digital publishing technologies, standards, and best practices;
  • Experience working with XMLHTML, or another markup language;
  • Experience or demonstrated skills with design software, such as InDesign;
  • Understanding of the library publishing landscape and alternative publishing models, with an emphasis on open content;
  • Experience with editing web pages and websites;
  • Experience providing digital publishing or repository outreach in an academic setting or experience with reference, teaching, and/or outreach in an academic library setting;
  • Experience with navigating issues relating to copyright, fair use, and rights management; and
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
12-month professional faculty appointment; health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAACREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Salary is commensurate with education and professional experience and not less than $75,000.
The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) program, with its central office in the George Mason University Libraries system, includes the nonprofit academic libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Members include all of the 39 state-assisted colleges and universities as well as 31 of the independent (private, nonprofit) institutions and the Library of Virginia. As Virginia’s academic library consortium, VIVA builds an equitable, accessible, and robust infrastructure of library resources and services for Virginia higher education students and faculty. See for more information about VIVA.
All applications for this position (FA21KZ) MUST be submitted online at George Mason’s employment page ( Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2022.

October 31, 2022

Publishing Coordinator

  • University of Delaware Press
  • Newark, DE

In its centennial year, the University of Delaware Press, is seeking an enthusiastic Publishing Coordinator that shares the Press’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and collaboration. Reporting to the Press Director, the Publishing Coordinator will gain experience in a wide range of areas essential to press operations, including marketing, editorial, metadata, and administrative work. The Publishing Coordinator will provide vital support in helping the press to expand into open access and digital publishing and to cultivate projects for the press’s regionally focused series aimed at the general public, Delaware History and Culture. This Coordinator will position the Press to continue carrying out its mission to publish the outstanding, peer-reviewed scholarship it has become known for over the last century, while expanding into new areas and forms of publication.


  • Assist in crafting and executing marketing strategy. Create annual marketing calendar identifying conference, award, and advertising opportunities; meet deadlines for tasks identified on the calendar, including advertisement reservations and creation, award application submissions, preparing materials for display and distribution at conferences; and manage web and social media promotion
  • Attend and staff press booth as needed at academic and professional conferences.
  • Design basic marketing materials, such as flyers, advertisements, and web/social media graphics.
  • Assist in editorial review of manuscripts to ensure manuscript materials are complete and properly formatted. Vet images to ensure they are of publication quality and all permissions documentation is provided.
  • Triage incoming proposals and manuscript submissions and consult with the Director on responses; write rejection letters to authors.
  • Traffic manuscripts to peer reviewers, authors, and publishing partner. Traffic print-ready files to publishing partner and to Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian for deposit in UDSpace institutional repository.
  • Manage administrative operations in the press office, including maintaining press records tracking manuscripts from submission to production.
  • Work with the Director to manage all book records in the title management database. Perform data entry and create metadata for press titles and transmit files to publishing partner for production.
  • Support Director in outreach efforts to regional institutions and creating materials to inform potential partners about the Delaware History and Culture series.
  • Organize press editorial board meetings; take, transcribe, and disseminate meeting minutes.
  • Work with the Director to supervise graduate assistant. Assist Director in crafting campus workshops and professional presentations on publishing.
  • Abide by Press Code of Conduct, in which staff, editorial board members, authors, reviewers, publishing partners, and vendors can carry out our work in a safe professional environment, characterized by mutual respect and a commitment to equity, inclusion, and collaboration.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing/communications, or a related field, with three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with colleagues and scholars of all levels.
  • Aptitude with social media and digital platforms, ability to learn digital tools quickly.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborative and able to work as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to solve problems and execute tasks independently.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.
  • Strong copyediting skills, familiarity with style guides (CMOS preferred), and a firm grasp of rules of grammar and style preferred.
  • Experience working for a publisher or for an academic journal and/or interest in a career in scholarly publishing preferred.
  • Experience working in WordPress and desktop design software (e.g., InDesign, Adobe Photoshop) preferred.

For more information, and to apply, see:

October 27, 2022

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • University of Georgia Libraries
  • Athens, GA

Position Summary:
The Scholarly Communications Librarian will report to the new Head of Research and Computational Data Management (RCDM) and will work as a part of a team to provide access to the scholarship of the University of Georgia community. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will have a demonstrated commitment to open access, a strong understanding of the publishing ecosystem, open educational resources and knowledge of institutional and disciplinary repositories.

Minimum Qualifications:
An ALA-accredited master’s degree in librarianship/information science or foreign equivalent, or another terminal degree in a related field, i.e. Data Science

Additional Requirements:
1 or more years of experience working in the area of scholarly communications, copyright, open educational resources, research and/or data services or a related position

Salary and Benefits:
Minimum annual salary for this position begins at $62,000. UGA librarians are non-tenured faculty members working on 12-month contracts

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