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.

Salary Range: $75,000 – 85,000 commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty.
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland (UMD) Libraries serve more than 41,000 students and 14,000 faculty and staff of the flagship College Park campus. The Libraries’ extensive collections, programs, and services enable student success, support teaching, research, and creativity, and enrich the intellectual and cultural life of  the community. A member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of Research Libraries, the UMD Libraries were honored with the 2020 Excellence in Academic Libraries award in the university category from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.


Open Scholarship Services (OSS) is a refocused front-facing program within the University Libraries, administered by the Associate Dean, Collection Strategies and Services. The OSS Head is responsible for providing visionary leadership and oversight of the OSS team and program. The OSS Head will participate in campus-wide efforts to open, share, and preserve the University’s scholarship and research, including:

  • Open access (OA) initiatives and programs, including OA fund, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME), and other OA services
  • Authors’ rights and copyright/licensing resources
  • Repository services, especially in relation to our pending Equitable Access Policy
  • Policy development and advocacy work across campus
  • Scholarly impact metrics, tools, resources
  • Open Science Framework support, e.g., membership, promotion, training (collaborating closely with the STEM Library)
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources services (collaborating closely with Teaching and Learning Services)
  • Digital publishing resources, including helping faculty with more thorough consultation on transitioning from subscription models to open access, ISSN registration, advice on publishing best practices, digital preservation, etc.
  • Research data support, collaborating closely with Digital Programs and Initiatives’ Data Services Librarian
  • Engagement, outreach, and training related to all of these areas, collaborating closely with subject librarians and Research Education Program Lead/Pedagogy Librarian


  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives
  • Collaborate with subject librarians to support open scholarship needs and to facilitate sustainable scholarly production
  • Advocate for innovative and experimental models of scholarly publishing
  • Serve as the Libraries’ point person for open scholarship questions
  • In collaboration with Digital Programs and Initiatives, manage support for existing publications and open scholarship projects, including project documentation and maintaining and reporting project assessment as requested
  • Collaborate with Collection Development Strategies (CDS) on analyzing impact of open scholarship initiatives on collections funding
  • Collaborate with CDS and Cataloging and Metadata Services (CMS) to identify, describe, and provide access to open scholarship resources
  • Working with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, lead and manage the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), including collection and policy development, outreach, and communication
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the Libraries to develop consistent practices and recommendations around copyright for Libraries’ services
  • Maintain awareness of relevant legal developments and issues related to scholarly publishing

Professional Development

  • Acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and share them with the appropriate colleagues
  • Attend professional development opportunities in subjects related to assigned responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
  • Contribute to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals

Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Able to work for extended periods at a computer screen using a graphical user interface, in a multiple window environment with a variety of font sizes
  • Able to maintain sustained concentration with detailed work


Supervises faculty librarians, student assistants, and graduate assistants within OSS

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities):



  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; or an advanced/graduate degree related to the position’s duties with relevant library experience.



  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in the library and information field.
  • Demonstrated experience working with current open scholarship and scholarly communication practices and trends.
  • Knowledge of developing technologies, standards, and best practices in digital scholarship and open publishing.
  • Experience developing and operationalizing successful outreach for library programs and services.
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment.
  • Commitment to support and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and librarians.


  • Experience in a managerial role (e.g., supervisor, project leader, etc.)
  • Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions.
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative assessment methods.

Position Description for the Head of Open Scholarship Services

To apply for position, please go to Head of Open Scholarship Services application page