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.

The Digital Publishing Services Librarian leads in the development of programs and services connected with the university’s institutional repository and digital publishing platforms. The librarian works closely with faculty and students to promote these services and acts as the primary contact for university faculty and library subject specialists on questions related to digital publishing. The librarian contributes to the development of the institutional repository both locally and internationally as well as digital publishing platform development; advances the goals of the Digital Scholarship Services work group and scholarly communication in general; and works collaboratively with service units in the libraries, the NU Press, other units in the University, and external partners.Responsibilities:
The librarian contributes to university-wide initiatives to craft services that enable faculty to contribute to the institutional repository and disseminate scholarly work through open access publishing platforms. The librarian acts as service manager for the institutional repository; creates workflows for the deposit of content; and monitors day-to-day operations. The librarian works with metadata specialists to provide quality control for deposits and ensure metadata complies with applicable policies and standards. The librarian communicates any issues affecting the end user to the Repository and Digital Curation team by acting as the Product Owner for our Hydra based institutional repository and for digital publishing platforms including bepress and others. The librarian will prioritize content based on needs assessment, scope, and user experience per platform. The librarian engages faculty and students with presentations and activities relevant to their interests and expressed needs for digital publishing services. Assists faculty and students in determining the right solutions for publication and preservation of their work. Directs those constituencies to options that aid in the discovery of and expand access to their work.
The librarian contributes to the success of projects in Digital Scholarship Services and collaborates with NU Press. Provides consultation, training and support to subject specialists on issues related to open access publishing. Advocates for policies to support open access to scholarship created at the university. The librarian keeps abreast of trends and best practices in scholarly publishing, especially in relation to open access and new methods for supporting publishing in digital formats. May maintain a subject specialty and liaison relationship with at least one academic department.
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in library or information science or the equivalent education and relevant library experience.
Demonstrated experience in promoting institutional repository and digital publishing services to faculty, staff, and students and recruiting content for projects.
Relevant experience evaluating platforms to support open access publishing.
Experience developing and implementing technology projects.
Strong project management skills with an interest in for technologies supporting new models for scholarly communication.
Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models, especially library-press collaborations.
Record of collaborating with vendors to maximize product features to the benefit of the end user.
Evidence of continuing participation in professional and scholarly activities.
Ability to maintain professional relationships with faculty members, researchers, and colleagues.
Desire to work in a collegial and collaborative environment.
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, is a major private university with an extensive library system. This includes the Northwestern University Libraries, two branch libraries on the Evanston Campus, and three libraries on the Chicago Campus. Northwestern University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participates in programs of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC). Northwestern University Libraries participates in area studies initiatives of the Center for Research Libraries and Global Resources Network. The holdings of Northwestern University Libraries total over 4 million volumes.
To Apply:
Send a single, PDF-formatted file containing letter of application, resume or vita, and names of three references to the attention of Jan Hayes, Director of Organizational Development, to Applications received by August 19, 2016 will receive first consideration.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.