January 15, 2019

Production Assistant for Repository Services

  • The Ohio State University
  • Columbus, OH

About Us:

University Libraries’ Publishing and Repository Services (PRS) engages with partners across the university to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content including, but not limited to, conference proceedings, journals, monographs, student scholarship, working papers, technical reports, and faculty articles. PRS offers support by organizing, providing access, distributing, and preserving digital scholarship through the Knowledge Bank repository program and the Libraries’ Open Access Publishing Program.


The Production Assistant reports to the Publishing Services Lead and performs production work for Publishing and Repository Services on multiple simultaneous projects. Production work includes: submitting content, creating metadata, DOI registration, designing and documenting workflows, monitoring and ensuring the quality of data input, tracking projects in project database, and scheduling and supervising the production work of student assistants. The Production Assistant works collaboratively with the Head of the Department and other departmental staff. The position requires attention to detail, sound judgment and decision making, and knowledge of related and applicable software programs (e.g. DSpace).

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent organizational skills and ability to work with detail. Ability to assist with projects under minimal supervision and to meet deadlines; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated experience with Excel. Familiarity with HTML or XML.

Desired Qualifications:

Familiarity with metadata standards; experience with workflow development; creativity and flexibility in using technology to solve problems; supervisory experience.

Please apply online at from January 12, 2019 through January 27, 2019.

January 2, 2019

Assistant Managing Editor

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati, OH

General Description:

This three-year term appointment coordinates author management from project transmittal to print and production for the University of Cincinnati Press and all aspects of production and manufacturing of print and digital books for university press imprints including Cincinnati Library Publishing Services.

Relationship and Authority:

This position reports to the Director of University Press.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for timely project management of editorial, proofreading, and indexing activities for assigned print, digital and online books and projects from manuscript transmittal to final printer and eBook files.
  • Create and maintain project production schedules.
  • Establish contact with author at project assignment and maintain contact through production cycle to ensure timely publication of projects.
  • Schedule and coordinate book production dates with author’s freelancers and manufacturing suppliers.
  • Responsible for overall quality of editing, proofreading, production and printing of individual list of books and journals.
  • Evaluate manuscripts for completeness; prepare analysis of copyediting and design needs in collaboration with authors.
  • Prepare front matter.
  • Register projects for ISBN’s DOI’s and LOC.
  • Recommend and contract freelancers for press projects. Maintain sufficient freelancer pool.  Provide feedback to freelancers and director.
  • Coordinate handoffs between freelancers and authors. Provide production guidance for authors upon review of copyedited and typeset manuscripts. Review and proof author changes to copyedited manuscript, page proofs, check final eBook files and advance copies.
  • Obtain print quotes and place print orders. Manage reprints.
  • Obtain digital files and distribute as needed. Help develop workflows and freelancer pool for commercial and open access production.
  • Work responsibly and within allocated book and project budget.
  • Approve invoices and monitor production costs.
  • Provide regular updates of budget expenditures.
  • Update P&L’s with actual costs.
  • Forecast FY production costs based on forthcoming lists.
  • Proofread cover, sales and marketing copy and materials.
  • Oversee work of production interns, graduate assistants, freelancers and work study students.
  • Position may include some travel to industry and academic meetings.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate’s degree with three (3) years’ experience; -OR- five (5) years’ experience. Degree must be in English, Journalism, or a related field. Experience must be in publications and include production and editing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in publishing, humanities or social sciences.
  • One (1) year of editorial experience in book or journal publishing, include proofreading, editing, coordination of multiple + projects (long form monographs, trade books and scholarly journals) simultaneously, expense tracking and ability to stay within budget allocations and timelines.
  • Effective written and oral communication, and analytical and organizational skills including, Chicago, MLA and APA styles.
  • Strong working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and project management software.

Additional Details:

  • Based on the nature of this position, the university is unable to provide sponsorship for work visas.
  • This is a three year term appointment without guarantee of renewal.
  • Please include a resume and cover letter in your application.
  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019.

About the UC Press

The University of Cincinnati (UC) Press publishes peer-reviewed, scholarly and theory-to-practice transdisciplinary books in social justice, community engagement and collective impact written by leading-edge scholars and thought-leaders from across the globe. Additionally, the Press publishes books that highlight the greater regional Cincinnati area.

The Press aims to erase the boundaries between individual academic disciplines, exploring social justice topics from various field across social sciences, STM and humanities. Some of the Press digital projects will include enhanced formats and new modes of publishing.

The Press reports to the Dean of the University of Cincinnati Library and maintains a small staff. Our publishing vision creates encourages the use of rich media and interactive data with the goal of establishing an intellectual common for social justice scholars, students, educated lay and industry practitioners and general readers.

About the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati is a premier public urban research university, ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight.” Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica

About the UC Libraries

The mission of the University of Cincinnati Libraries is to empower discovery, stimulate learning and inspire the creation of knowledge by connecting students, faculty, researchers and scholars to dynamic data, information and resources. The Libraries strive to be a creative and dynamic organization that is recognized as a model provider of access to premier library collections and quality service.

In May 2014, the Libraries launched its Strategic Plan, with the vision to become the globally engaged, intellectual commons of the university—positioning itself as the hub of collaboration, digital innovation and scholarly endeavor on campus. UC Libraries’ commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion is incorporated and embraced by the 11 tenets embedded in our Strategic Plan.

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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.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

December 17, 2018

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Florida State University Libraries
  • Tallahassee, FL

The Florida State University Libraries invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship, the Scholarly Communications Librarian leads the planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment of programs and services that focus on providing open and sustainable access to FSU research outputs. This position provides strategic direction for FSU’s open access research repository, the implementation of FSU’s Faculty Senate Open Access Policy, and the ongoing development of FSU Libraries’ digital publishing services. In addition, the Scholarly Communications Librarian conducts outreach and education efforts and liaises with subject librarians, working groups, and campus partners in order to increase the visibility and impact of campus scholarship and to promote an institutional culture that values and rewards openness. The ideal candidate will provide expertise on open access, open education, copyright, fair use, author rights, and ongoing developments in scholarly communication. This position will be an integral part of FSU Libraries’ digital scholarship program, joining a highly collaborative team of accomplished professionals who provide consultations, technical expertise, project development, and infrastructure for open and innovative research projects.


  • Coordinate the growth and development of DigiNole, FSU’s institutional repository, in collaboration with the Repository Specialist and Repository Developer
  • Oversee the implementation of FSU’s Faculty Senate Open Access Policy
  • Manage the Libraries’ open access publishing fund and explore other mechanisms for funding open access
  • Lead the Libraries’ open and affordable textbook initiative, including management of a successful OER mini-grant program
  • Manage journal hosting partnerships and explore solutions for monograph publishing
  • Serve as a library resource on copyright, fair use, and grants compliance, especially as they relate to academic publishing
  • Develop trainings and guides on copyright and scholarly communication for library and campus constituencies
  • Maintain and build collaborative partnerships with research and administrative units on campus
  • Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and related legislative and funding initiatives, and communicate their implications to campus stakeholders
  • Explore related research topics, including: publishing platforms, bibliometrics and altmetrics, open peer review, current research information systems, data management and curation, etc.
  • The nature and scope of the responsibilities for this position are expected to change as the Library organization and scholarly communications services evolve.


  • ALA-­accredited master’s degree, JD, or advanced degree in a relevant discipline
  • One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library setting
  • A strong public-service orientation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communications
  • Knowledge of copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, and authors’ rights
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively


  • Two years of experience in a role related to scholarly communications, including copyright and fair use, academic publishing, and data management
  • Experience communicating and conducting outreach about scholarly communication issues to a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience designing and delivering effective instruction and training activities
  • Demonstrated success leading teams
  • Demonstrated success managing and completing projects
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service
  • Familiarity with relevant repository and publishing platforms (Islandora, OJS)

Other Information

The Florida State University Libraries provide collections and services to enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the University. The Libraries’ collections include over 4 million titles and offer access to more than 1,064 databases and 120,000 electronic journals, supplemented by a robust interlibrary loan program, including the statewide UBorrow system which includes over 15 million books from all 40 state university and college libraries. The Library Express Delivery Service delivers books and articles to faculty and graduate students on a daily basis. With almost 2 million visitors each year, Strozier Library, FSU’s largest library, is open 134 hours each week, providing around-the-clock research assistance and other services like free academic tutoring and a rich array of academic support throughout the day and late into the night.

As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the FSU Libraries rank among the largest research libraries in North America. The Libraries also belong to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Florida Virtual Campus/Florida Academic Library Service Cooperative, and are the designated Florida service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

Florida State University is located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, a growing, diverse community with a population of more than 357,000. The University’s location affords students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research, and part-time employment, as well as a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The main campus is located on 476 acres in Tallahassee with other facilities throughout Florida as well as locations overseas.

Founded in 1851, FSU is a public, fully accredited, graduate-research university offering more than 300 academic and professional degrees in programs ranging from Business and Physics to Music and Creative Writing. Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; to study abroad; to engage in service activities; benefit from world-class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment.  The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.


SU Libraries is a member of SPARC, the Library Publishing Coalition, the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, and the Open Textbook Network. The Office of Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS) was formed in 2015 and has since grown to include five full-time professional staff. For more information about the DRS team, including a portfolio of past and current projects and initiatives, see

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. Excellent benefits. Professional development funding is provided, mentoring, and the opportunity to work on cross-functional teams and faculty committees.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at (search for Job ID 44545). 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 education details even if attaching a Vita.

Faculty Information

This is a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian.

December 10, 2018

Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager

  • Ball State
  • Muncie, IN

Position Description

The minimum salary for this position is $70,000.

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager is a vital member of the Digital Scholarship and Special Collections unit of University Libraries, providing leadership to develop and advance initiatives and programs in areas related to scholarly communications, open access publishing, copyright compliance, and fair use.  The person hired for this position will manage the University Libraries Copyright and Scholarly Communications Office and contribute to the operation of the University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research and Publishing, launched as an area within the University Libraries in 2018, by leading the development of programs and collaborative services related to open access scholarly publishing, copyright compliance and fair use, and research data management.  The Office of Digital Research and Publishing advances the creation, dissemination, and preservation of high-quality online scholarship created at Ball State University through collaborative opportunities, workshops and instruction, consultative services, and technology solutions.

The Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager will play a crucial role in both building new programs and sustaining existing, successful initiatives.  This work will include advancing an open access journal publishing program through the Open Journal Systems platform, developing a program to mint Digital Object Identifiers for University scholarly content, guiding the continued growth of the Cardinal Scholar Institutional Repository, and continuing the successful delivery of consultative services to faculty and students regarding copyright and fair use best practices in research and teaching.  Through managing these programs, the Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager will advance meaningful, inclusive, and innovative scholarship and pedagogy at Ball State University.

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit this link on the Ball State University employment opportunities site: Please note that applications can only be accepted via this link/site.

December 3, 2018

Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing

  • Vanderbilt University
  • Nashville, TN

Position Description

The Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing is part of the Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications Office and reports to its Director. The Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing collaborates with library staff, the digital imaging lab, and other campus publishing partners to maintain, promote, and expand the Libraries’ publishing services as related to digital editions, scholarly journals, digital exhibits, digital humanities projects, and electronic theses and dissertations. Moreover, the position envisions digital media and publishing as opportunities to enhance digital literacy on campus, in both teaching and research, through support for the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) and the use of DOIs and ORCiDs. The Librarian strengthens relationships with campus centers at Vanderbilt, including the Center for Digital Humanities, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, and the Wond’ry, in addition to liaising with the Special Collections Library, Digital Imaging Lab, and other intra-library partners

About the Work Unit:

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University is comprised of nine libraries, including Special Collections & University Archives. We seek to create a welcoming environment and provide services for research and scholarship, the libraries are dynamic places for faculty & staff, students and alumni to reflect and discover.

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are fundamental to the university’s goal of advancing scholarship and learning. We collect, preserve and make accessible a wide variety of resources, we partner with faculty and students to shape research, and we encourage the development of informed scholars and engaged citizens

Duties and Responsibilities:

Promote and support the creation of digital media

  • Promotes and supports the adoption of tools such as Omeka and Scalar, as well as the Adobe creative suite of products.
  • Supports digital exhibits for Special Collections and University Archives, the Fine Arts Gallery, digital humanities projects, and other campus projects and partners.
  • Liaises with Digital Imaging Lab to support the visualization of unique Vanderbilt collections.

Advances digital publishing programs on campus

  • Assists Director for Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications to develop awareness of the digital publishing opportunities across campus;
  • Provides guidance about producing and publishing digital editions in TEI and other textual formats;
  • Liaises with existing publishing partners and supports their use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) while exploring new publishing tools and partners;
  • Supports the use of DOIs and ORCID in collaboration with metadata services team Identifiers on campus;
  • Represents Vanderbilt Libraries to the Library Publishing Coalition;
  • Refines and expands existing workflows, policies, and practices surrounding the publication of electronic theses and dissertations;
  • Works with Centers, Institutes, the Graduate School, and other campus partners to foster the creation, dissemination, and preservation of multimodal, digitally-born scholarly outputs.

Promotes the adoption and creation of Open Educational Resources

  • Partners with faculty, librarians, student organizations, and digital learning and teaching administrators to promote open pedogeological practices and the resources that underpin them;
  • Liaises with existing groups on campus to locate and evaluate existing OER and explore the creation of new forms of OER;
  • Develops and leads trainings for librarians and the broader campus community on OER and associated open scholarship and publishing components.

Research and Development

  • Investigates new and emerging technologies in digital editions and publishing;
  • Presents and publishes on topics related to library support for open access publishing, adoption and creation of open educational resources, and/or developing digital exhibits and digitally visualizing special collections.

Profile of an Ideal Candidate:

  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or an advanced degree in a related field from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build meaningful partnerships across a broad cross section of campus is necessary.
  • Experience working with digital exhibits, visualizing digital projects, or publishing open access journals or open educational resources is necessary.
  • Strong user-focus and ability to thrive in a team-based environment is necessary.
  • Functional knowledge of open source content management platforms such as Omeka or publishing platforms such as OJS or PubPub is preferred.
  • Practical experience with XML and related technologies for publishing digital editions (BaseX,eXist, JATS, RelaxNG, Schematron, TEI, XPath, XQuery, and XSLT) is strongly preferred.
  • Conversant with linked data principles and platforms, including the IIIF standards, JSON-LD, Wikidata, and the W3C Hydra Core for Hypermedia-Driven Web APIs is preferred.

About Vanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor’s degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt’s benefits at VU Benefits Overview.

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”


Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


November 19, 2018

Director for Scholarly Communications

  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • Greensboro, NC

Position Description

The University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and collaborative librarian to serve as Director for Scholarly Communications. The UNC Greensboro Libraries are committed to advancing the capabilities of university researchers through improved forms of scholarly communication, particularly in the emerging digital publishing environment. The ideal candidate is a librarian with a law degree (preferred, but not required) who would take leadership in promoting and safeguarding the role of the Library in the scholarly communication process, maximizing access to scholarship, and preserving the full rights of creators, disseminators, and users of scholarly information under current copyright law.

This position will lead outreach efforts on behalf of the University Libraries to campus faculty in support of scholarly publication innovations and reforms, act as a campus resource on copyright compliance, collaborate to further library Open Access initiatives, and facilitate other local content reproduction and dissemination functions. This 12-month tenure track position will collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Technical Services, Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT), and Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI). The position will exercise broad independent judgement and authority under the general direction of the Dean of the University Libraries.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an educational and instructional program to increase UNCG community awareness of copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communications issues.
  • Serve as a resource on licensing policies, as well as copyright compliance issues related to e-reserves, fair use, and Open Access.
  • Will work with Office of Research and Engagement, Campus Legal, and other university groups to coordinate activities and problem solve on author agreements, compliance issues, and licensing
  • Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among faculty, scholars, graduate students, and administrators and committees in campus and system wide offices to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals.
  • Serve as a campus advocate for Open Access, speaking and writing about the issues in local and national forums and publications.
  • Consult and advise on publishing agreements, retention of right to deposit materials in the campus institutional repository, and the process of placing materials on print or electronic reserve.
  • Work closely with liaisons who are involved with collection management and scholarly communication activities in the social sciences, humanities, arts, life, physical, and health sciences fields and prepare communication tools they can use with their constituencies.
  • Lead Library participation in current and newly developed initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own copyright and improve the economics of and access to published research. E.g. establish mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices and agreements as authors of information and fair use of copyrighted works as users of information; assist in populating and promoting use of the campus institutional repository; explore opportunities to facilitate alternative faculty publication venues.
  • Monitor national copyright and intellectual property trends and policy issues.
  • Develop and maintain the University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications web presence.
  • Serve on relevant Libraries’ and University committees.
  • Participate in local, regional, and national groups and initiatives related to scholarly communications, copyright, and related issues.
  • Work in concert with institutional repository and open access publishing team members across multiple departments to promote tools and platforms related to scholarly publishing and digital scholarship.
  • Work to promote Open Educational Resources and lowering the cost of textbooks for students on campus.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Three years relevant experience, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in the academic environment.
  • Evidence of leadership, entrepreneurship, and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and openness to new ideas.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a diverse staff in a rapidly changing environment, in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communications, copyright, and fair use.
  • Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of professional involvement and development at a level that would merit reappointment and awarding of tenure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Project Management Training
  • Experience in preparing and delivering copyright instruction.
  • Understanding of the changing environment for scholarly communications and alternative publishing models.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty

Preferred Qualifications include:

  • A Juris Doctor degree
  • Experience with digitization projects


The salary for the position is competitive with similar positions nationally and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Apply at URL:


November 19, 2018

Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Villanova University
  • Villanova, PA

Position Description

Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library seeks a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative professional to lead the Library’s scholarly communication efforts in coordination with internal and external partners. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes strategic scholarly communication services and programs. The incumbent engages others around scholarly communication issues through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the Library’s scholarly communication program. Works collaboratively to set directions, manage projects, and educate the Villanova community.
  • Serves as the Library’s expert on scholarly communication including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models, intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, and equitable access to the University’s scholarly output.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff. Implements an active and engaging outreach program to ensure awareness of scholarly communication issues and trends among Villanova community. Advocates for community needs to other library staff.
  • Oversees library publication projects such as the Library’s Open Journal Systems implementation.
  • Advocates campus-wide for open access.
  • Leads exploration of best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the University’s intellectual output.
  • Surveys and assesses community needs for scholarly communication services and programs.
  • Partners with faculty on research projects and course design. Consults with faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues. Creates educational resources on scholarly communication topics.
  • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

Qualifications include:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.Clear understanding of academic research and scholarly communication practices.

    • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
    • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
    • Ability to effectively articulate complex concepts such as copyright, fair use, and open access.
    • Knowledge of and interest in issues, trends and technologies related to scholarly communication.
    • Experience in successfully managing collaborative projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.


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


Falvey Memorial Library is situated in the heart of campus and is central to academic life at Villanova University. Falvey, with a dedicated staff of approximately 50 FTE, is a friendly and exciting place that values work-life balance. The Library developed VuFind, an open-source ILS discovery layer, which is used by organizations world-wide, and was the university library recipient of the ACRL 2013 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

Villanova University is located on a beautiful 260-acre suburban campus close to Philadelphia and was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

Nominations and Applications:

To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website:

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.


October 8, 2018

Digital Publishing Research Fellow

  • Cal Poly
  • San Luis Obispo, CA

Position Description

This is an excellent opportunity for a digital publishing professional who brings a passion for vibrant publishing methodologies and emerging platforms. The successful Research Fellow will demonstrate ingenuity and independent self-direction, coupled with experimental determination. Additionally, the Research Fellow exhibits excellent communication, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task in a creative and innovative environment.

Under general direction of the Exhibits and Campus Art Curator, the Digital Publishing Project Fellow will help investigate, develop, and pilot digital publishing approaches for library assets with a primary focus on faculty exhibit catalogs. The fellow will contribute to new directions in the open dissemination of digital materials resulting from the Creative Works program exhibition scholarship, research, and educational activities.

Housed in the Academic Services department, the Creative Works program rethinks access to scholarship by transforming the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students and re-imagines them into a digital exhibit catalog format. The Digital Publishing project goal is to raise the visibility and enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship by transposing the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students into a digital representation, such as an exhibit catalog. The digital publishing of exhibit catalogs presents a responsive publishing alternative and initiates additional access points to freely make available the research of faculty and students to wider and diverse online audiences. By creating a non-traditional pathway for publishing scholarly research, this pilot project enables the library to play an active role in strengthening Cal Poly’s scholarly communication system and to ensure that Learn by Doing research is widely disseminated and preserved.

Research Fellow positions are generally funded through grants, contracts or other non-state funding sources. This position is temporary and of limited duration,contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. Research Fellows are not represented by collective bargaining.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills


  • ALA-accredited MLS, or comparable experience with relevant advanced degree. Official certified transcripts of highest degree will be required of finalist(s).
  • Up to two years, or equivalent, of work experience in a library, archive, museum, or in publishing.
  • Familiar with a variety of digital publishing concepts, practices, and procedures including universal design and accessibility compliance, potential open data resources, metadata, and other core informational components.
  • Knowledge of copyright and open access issues pertinent to digital publishing.
  • Understanding of digital media trends and initiatives as they apply in an academic environment.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the ways new technologies are transforming academic libraries, and willingness to pursue innovative approaches to challenges and opportunities.
  • Familiarity with digital repository/publishing platforms.
  • Familiarity with digital image publishing and curation platforms.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate across a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and foster effective working relationships within a diverse and fast-paced academic environment.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate and work effectively with a broad set of colleagues and library users.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects.
  • Proofreading skills and familiarity with the editing and production of publications.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills


  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign) and HTML.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, author’s rights/agreements, open access, archiving rights, and knowledge of the associated legal and policy issues.
  • Ability to research, develop and communicate a strong vision of the library’s role in contemporary and emerging scholarly communications and alternative publishing models.



October 4, 2018

Publisher as Researcher

Date and time: Tuesday, November 6th, 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific
Panelists: Laurie Taylor (University of Florida), Daniel Tracey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Charlotte Roh (University of San Francisco), and John Warren (George Washington University)
Moderator: Karen Bjork (Portland State University)

This panel discussion covered ways Librarians can engage in researching library publishing, with a particular emphasis on the following:

  • How to research library publishing?
  • How to successfully connect with others to collaborate on research?
  • How to decide where to submit your research?
  • What are some of the benefits, to yourself and to the field, of publishing your research?

Panelist bios:

Charlotte Roh is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of San Francisco, where she manages the institutional repository, the library publishing program, the copyright advisory team, and the open education program.

Laurie Taylor is Chair of the Digital Partnerships & Strategies Department at the University of Florida, Digital Scholarship Director for the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), and Editor-in-Chief for the LibraryPress@UF.

Daniel G. Tracy is the Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University of Illinois Library and researches issues related to user experience and digital publishing.

John Warren is Director and Associate Professor in the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program at George Washington University. He has authored several articles about publishing and the evolution of e-books, and most recently authored the Impact module for the Library Publishing Curriculum.

Karen Bjork is the Head of Digital Initiatives at Portland State University, where she manages the institutional repository and the library publishing program.

September 18, 2018

Open Access Publishing Program Internship

  • American Theological Library Association
  • remote work

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) seeks an Open Access Publishing Program Intern to assist with the ATLA Press, ATLA’s open access publishing program. ATLA Press is comprised of three components: (1) open access scholarly books, (2) association edited open access journals, and (3) an open access journal hosting service. The mission of the ATLA Press is to publish or support the publication of quality scholarly works reflecting the intersection of librarianship and the study and teaching of theology and religion. This internship will provide a graduate student pursuing a degree in library and information science the opportunity to learn more about scholarly publishing workflows, open access advocacy, and open source publishing platforms and supporting technologies. Reporting to the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager, the Open Access Publishing Program Intern will engage in the following projects and services:

  • Utilizing HTML and CSS, provide dynamic, functional and creative design to ATLA Press’s Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Systems (OMP) sites where ATLA Press publishes and hosts its open journals, including Theological Librarianship and Theology Cataloging Bulletin,and open books.
  • Assist with the setup and import of journals and their content into the ATLA Press OJS sites from other OJS installations
  • Assist with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) to ATLA Press publications and registration of assigned DOIs with CrossRef
  • Upload archival content for ATLA member edited publications into OJS
  • Collaborate with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and the ATLAPress Coordinating Council to develop resources and professional development programming on scholarly publishing and writing
  • In consultation with Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager and editors inchief of ATLA Press publications, prepare documentation and resources for use by editorial board members, authors, and readers on usage of the publishing platforms.
  • Support marketing efforts by ATLA Press to solicit article and book proposals as well as market new content to readers
  • Meet weekly with the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager
  • Participate in ATLA Press editorial board virtual and in person meetings as needed and as detailed below
  • Other projects as assigned by the Member Programs and Scholarly Communication Manager


  • Strong ability and desire to learn new technologies
  • Detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to multitask, adapt to changing workflows and tools, and engage in creative problem solving.
  • Service orientation toward helping others use technology to accomplish their work.
  • Strong written communication skills and an ability to explain technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office applications such as Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Proficiency using Adobe Acrobat Pro for document creation, editing and conversion
  • Competency and confidence working in web based environments
  • Proven ability to follow complex directions and complete projects in a timely manner


  • Interest in theological and/or religious studies librarianship
  • Familiarity with or experience in the scholarly publication process, particularly within libraries orother scholarly entities
  • Experience using the Public Knowledge Project open source publishing platforms Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Open Monograph Publishing (OMP)
  • Interest in and/or awareness about open access and open licensing, including Creative Commons


This internship is a 9-month appointment commencing November 1, 2018 and ending July 30, 2018. The Open Access Publishing Program Intern will work remotely; therefore, a stable and consistent internet connection is required for this position.

A small monthly stipend will be paid to the Intern for the duration of the internship. In addition, the Intern will participate in the meetings of the publishing program editorial and advisory boards on January 14-16, 2019 at Vanderbilt University Divinity Library in Nashville, TN and the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia. All travel expenses will be paid by ATLA. The Intern will also be expected to present a poster at the 2019 ATLA Annual Conference on a project or other learning outcomes of the internship.


Please send a letter of application detailing your qualifications and interests along with a current resume detailing any relevant experience or coursework to Christine Fruin ( Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018. Applications received by this date will receive priority consideration. Interviews via videoconference will be scheduled the week of October 22, 2018.

August 28, 2018

Head of Scholarly Communications, Copyright, and Publishing

  • Dartmouth College
  • Hanover, New Hampshire

The Dartmouth College Library seeks an engaged, collaborative, and forward-thinking leader for the role of Head of Scholarly Communication, Copyright and Publishing. You will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant environment to reframe the ways in which Dartmouth community members share their work with a global audience. Beyond managing the Scholarly Communication team, you will guide and participate in a variety of library publishing initiatives and serve as a vital voice in our Library Management Group and our Open Dartmouth Working Group. In addition to serving as a thought and team leader within the Dartmouth Library, you will work with scholars at various stages of the research process to provide guidance related to key copyright issues, help their scholarship reach wide audiences, and evaluate the impact of their scholarly work. In order to do this effectively, you will oversee the implementation of the necessary infrastructure and ensure that scholars across the College are aware of issues and solutions in the scholarly communication landscape. We expect a successful candidate to be our campus expert and to help shape broader developments in the communities concerned with scholarly communications, particularly within the Ivy Plus libraries confederation.


The position is governed by the Dartmouth College Library Classification System of Professional Ranks.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.


Founded in 1769 and located in scenic Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth is a private, four-year, coeducational undergraduate college with graduate schools of business, engineering and medicine and 16 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth’s mission is to educate the most promising students and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning and of responsible leadership through a faculty dedicated to teaching and the creation of knowledge. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the multi-million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust networked environment.


Review of applications will begin as received and will continue as the position is filled.  Priority consideration will be given to those submitting applications by September 14; applications will be accepted until position is filled.  For the complete position description and to apply online go to:

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.