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 or Resume and Letter of Interest. *Final candidate/s are required to supply a list of References (with contact information) and are required to 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. This work requires partnering with subject matter experts, including subject librarians, colleagues within the Scholarly Communications Division, faculty members across campus, and other community members. 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 subject librarian responsibilities in assigned discipline areas (dependent on incumbent’s experience and organizational priorities).
Essential Functions
1. Open Educational Resources a. Leads efforts to advocate and strategically plan for OER implementation across campus. b. Collaborates with Libraries and University units to develop and disseminate locally produced OERs. c. Partners with faculty to adapt and adopt externally produced OERs. 2. Scholarly Communication: Works collaboratively with personnel in the Scholarly Communications Division on the following: a. Assessing the scholarly communication climate and information resource needs in assigned discipline areas. b. Providing publication consultation services to faculty and students. c. Developing and maintaining tools, resources, and education programs to increase awareness of issues, such as publishing options, agency-specific requirements, author rights, and copyright/fair use concerns. d. Outreaching to and advocating for faculty and students to publish in open-access venues. 3. Liaison services for assigned discipline area(s) a. Provides research assistance, instruction, online teaching materials, resource needs assessments, and other services as needed. 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 a related graduate degree or the equivalent experience. 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. • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills • Computer literate and technologically adept. • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. • Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Preferred Qualifications
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with capability to drive action toward open access in research and education. • Dynamic, enthusiastic demeanor with ability to quickly connect and partner with key stakeholders across campus. • Experience developing, managing, championing, and disseminating local and/or externally produced OERs. • Experience with instructional design and sound curriculum development. • Experience assisting faculty and students with scholarly communication issues and promoting scholarly communication support services. • Knowledge of copyright, permissions, and appropriate attribution of CC-licensed materials to support reuse and remix of existing OERs. • Experience with upper-division or graduate-level research and instructional services. • Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of OERs, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in scholarly communications. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written communication skills. • Demonstrated organizational, time-management, and project-management skills.