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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 SummaryThe Digital Scholarship Librarian leads the planning, coordination, analysis and implementation of new service models that focus on the provision of scholarly communication services for the College of William & Mary community.
This position provides expertise and leadership on the library’s goals, objectives, and projects for educating the campus community about digital publishing, intellectual property rights, open access and open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collections and Content Services, the Digital Scholarship Librarian provides direction for WM Publish, our institutional repository for active scholarship, and engages with scholars on issues related to preservation and access.
Specific responsibilities include:
Develop strong relationships with faculty and partners to build WM Publish content, developing services in support of research, teaching and learning.
Establishes, documents and communicates policies and procedures that govern content acquisition, submission, ingest, organization and description for Digital Scholarship as it pertains to WM Publish.
Leads and develops education and outreach programs to provide information and current awareness related to scholarly communication, copyright, open access and author rights to the campus community.
Collaborates and cooperates to develop a vision, goals and objectives regarding the direction and infrastructure of digital services; specifically as it relates to publishing models and scholarly communication.
Develops metrics, collects and analyzes data. Prepares and presents clear & relevant reports and presentations that documents the usage, development and outcomes of scholarly communication efforts and WM Publish.
Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or related discipline from an ALAaccredited program.
Strong working knowledge of the scholarly communication environment, including intellectual property, open access, and in the academic environment.
Knowledge of project management principles and proven skills to oversee and coordinate multiple projects.
Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of software applications, including MS Office and strong skills in digital tools and systems, with familiarity with the curation of various formats of digital scholarship(e.g. data sets, media , images, etc).
Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the proven ability to develop and foster communication and teamwork and effectively partner with library staff and campus community partners.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze data, prepare reports and presentations.
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility and creativity with the ability to work collaboratively effectively to develop a vision, goals and objectives to promote scholarly communication, digital scholarship and publishing.
Excellent organization skills with the ability to manage multiple and complex projects concurrently with fluidity.
Demonstrated academic library experience.
Experience with learning, using and applying appropriate technologies in a library setting.
Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of the digital common platform is highly preferred.
Demonstrated skills of relevant scholarly communication issues, particularly with intellectual property rights and fair use is highly desirable.
Web programming and scripting skills is a plus.
Progressively responsible experience working in an an academic library.
Demonstrated experience effectively collaborating with faculty is highly desirable.
Experience as Digital Scholarly Librarian and/or experience curating digital materials is a plus.
Advertised Pay Range
Commensurate with experience
Swem Library Operating – 361000 
William & Mary
University Salary Range
Job Open Date
Review Begin Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Employment Category
Professional FT
Position Term
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:
This is a professional faculty position.
This position is subject to hours beyond the typical work day/week in order to meet the goal, objectives, and business needs of the library.
EEO Statement
The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Background Check Statement
The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.