Job Board

The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

Position Summary:The Coordinator of Scholarly Publishing provides leadership and is responsible for all aspects of BGSU’s Institutional Repository (IR), ScholarWorks@BGSU (, including daily operations, creation of policies and procedures, and assessment.  Serves as library resource on copyright, fair use and open access issues.  Serves as point person within the University Libraries to connect people across campus with resources related to scholarly publishing, including grant writing as well as outreach to stakeholders to create partnerships and collaborations.
This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants to this search that applied during the February 29 – March 22 recruitment period need not reapply to still be considered.
Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:
Provide leadership and be responsible for all aspects of the institutional repository (ScholarWorks@BGSU) including daily operations, adding and editing content, functional supervision of CATS staff and student workers assigned to ScholarWorks, creation of policies and procedures, and assessment of IR functionality and usage.  Provide leadership in strategic planning for institutional repository.
Work both independently and in collaboration with faculty librarians, CATS staff, and university faculty to develop and add new content to the institutional repository, including management of projects to digitize local materials, coordination of efforts to incorporate new and existing publications by university faculty and students, and coordination of e-journal, e-text, and conference hosting.
Develop partnerships with key stakeholders on campus to promote, enhance, and preserve the institutional repository holdings. Monitor developments in scholarly communication, open access, and related initiatives and communicate their implications to library and university stakeholders.  Actively make presentations on campus to promote participation in the institutional repository.
Serve as library resource on copyright, fair use, author’s rights, and open access issues in support of teaching, learning, and research at BGSU.
Identify grant opportunities and write proposals to support digitization of local materials housed in the IR and education of the BGSU community on open access and copyright issues.  Work with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to accommodate data management requests.
Work with faculty librarians to organize, schedule, and plan outreach activities to the BGSU community, including scholarly publishing and communication, collection development, and library instruction.
Coordinate workshops and training in support of the IR and other scholarly communication topics.
Knowledge, Skills or Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build relationships within a diverse community.
Demonstrated problem-solving, analytical, organizational and writing skills.
Demonstrated marketing, presentation, and outreach skills.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Working knowledge of scholarly publishing processes and issues including copyright, open access, and authors’ rights.
Working knowledge of digital preservation issues preferred.
Working knowledge of technical issues such as ORCID, Creative Commons licensing, CrossRef and DOIs preferred.
Working knowledge of digital conversion, file transfer, and file management preferred.
Experience with institutional repository platforms (such as BePress, Dspace, or similar) preferred.
Minimum Qualifications & Salary:
Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. Also required one to two years experience with project management in a graduate or professional setting.
Full-time, Administrative staff position available. Administrative Pay Grade 354. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Full benefit package available.
Degree Type: Masters
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Type: Salary
Opportunity type: Full Time
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume