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.

Required Application MaterialsCurriculum Vitae and Letter of Interest. *Final candidate/s are required to supply a list of professional references (with contact information) and deliver a one hour presentation, including Q&A, during the on campus interview. The topic will be communicated to candidate/s prior to on campus interview.
Additional Information
This librarian leads the development and promotion of open educational resources (OERs) within the Scholarly Communications Division of the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) Libraries. Additional key responsibilities include partnering with faculty and students from across the campus on issues related to scholarly communication, research, data management, community building, and knowledge sharing. This work requires partnering with subject matter experts, including liaison librarians, colleagues within the Scholarly Communications Division, faculty members across campus, and other campus personnel. This librarian works with the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communications and colleagues within this division to develop strategic priorities, professional development plans, and projects that aid liaison librarians to partner on creation and promotion of OERs. This librarian also has liaison librarian responsibilities in assigned discipline areas (dependent on incumbent’s experience and organizational priorities).
Essential Functions
1.    Open Educational Resources a.    Collaborates with Libraries and University units to develop and disseminate locally produced OERs. b.    Partners with faculty to adapt externally produced OERs and integrate them into UTA courses. c.    Advocates for and raises awareness of OERs and open licensing. d.    Assists liaison librarians to develop, advocate for, and integrate OERs within the disciplines they serve. 2.    Scholarly Communication a.    Assesses the scholarly communication climate and information resource needs in assigned discipline areas. b.    In partnership with the Director of Scholarly Communication, provides publication consultation services to faculty and students. c.    Collaborates with key stakeholders on the implementation, management, and promotion of the campus institutional repository. d.    Develops and maintains tools, resources, and education programs to increase awareness of scholarly communication issues, such as publishing options, agency-specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns. e.    Outreaches to and advocates for faculty and students to publish in open-access venues. 3. Liaison services for assigned discipline area(s) a.    Provides research assistance and instruction in locating and evaluating information in a variety of formats. b.    Develops and maintains online teaching materials and guides and participates in digital learning initiatives. c.    Conducts periodic service and resource needs assessments in collaboration with the Libraries’ assessment librarians. 4.    Other Duties a.    Promotes Libraries’ services and resources in collaboration with the Libraries’ Marketing and Communications Department. b.    Participates in grant or research partnerships in collaboration with the Libraries’ Director of Grants and Research. c.    Serves on Libraries, University, and professional committees. d.    Attends training and professional seminars to maintain and increase knowledge and to stay abreast of current trends. e.    Completes other projects and duties as assigned.
Marginal/Incidental Functions
Other functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications
Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or the equivalent experience. Strong capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student-centered environment. Strong affinity for UTA Libraries’ core values. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type and major.
Preferred Qualifications
•    Additional advanced degree in a relevant discipline. •    Experience developing, managing, advocating for, and disseminating local and/or externally produced OERs. •    Experience assisting faculty and students with scholarly communication issues and promoting scholarly communication support services. •    Experience with upper-division or graduate-level research and instructional services. •    Experience with outreach and marketing services to students and faculty. •    Knowledge of copyright, permissions, and appropriate attribution of CC-licensed materials.
Working Conditions
May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Criminal background check conducted. Nontraditional work hours. May require weeknight and weekend hours. Flexibility is required to ensure the department is appropriately staffed in order to satisfy all service needs. Ongoing professional development will be expected of the successful candidate, which may require overnight travel.