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Summary:The Temple University Libraries are seeking a creative and energetic individual
to fill the position of Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications
Specialist. This position will actively engage with the University libraries,
University Press, and University research and scholarly communities in the
development and support of a continuum of scholarly and educational resources.
Temple’s federated library system serves an urban research university with
over 1,800 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the
most diverse in the nation. Temple University Press publishes award-winning
books and journals in the social sciences and humanities and is the premier
publisher of books on Philadelphia and the region.  For more information about
Temple and Philadelphia, visit
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Scholarly Communications and Library Publishing Specialist coordinates and
supports the development of activities ranging from traditional publishing
through informal and open channels for scholarly information sharing. The
incumbent serves as a bridge between the formal publishing activities of the
University Press and the service role of the library, working with both to
develop new and alternative programs in support of Temple constituents’
scholarly output and the mission of the university as a leading public research
university, which may include open education resources, open access journals,
open conference proceedings, working papers, lab reports, as well as
development of a university content and data repository  The Specialist reports
jointly to the Executive Director of the Press and the Associate University
Librarian for Research & Instructional Services. Performs other duties as
Essential Functions:
Building & sustaining connections between the Press and the libraries to
establish a continuum of activity from traditional publishing through informal
and open channels for scholarly information sharing.
Ongoing evaluation and strategic action to identify and enhance the range of
scholarly communication taking place across the Temple University community.
Working with the Press and library subject liaisons to ensure two-way
communication with faculty and graduate students around publishing options,
support, and concerns.
In partnership with Press and library colleagues, hold information sessions
with faculty and students on relevant subjects.
Developing, in partnership with the Press, alternate publishing options
including open education resources, open access journals, open conference
proceedings, working papers, lab reports, etc.
Launching, in collaboration with Digital Library Initiatives, a university
repository and developing library publications based on content therein.
Developing, in collaboration with Digital Library Initiatives, library programs
to support, manage, and curate faculty and student research and pedagogical
data output.
Serving as a member of the Digital Scholarship Center advisory board.
Serving as a library expert on copyright and intellectual property matters,
working with Press staff as appropriate.
Advising faculty on author’s rights, working with and drawing on expertise of
Press staff.
Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in a humanities, social science, or scientific discipline and
at least one year of experience in an academic library or academic publishing
environment supporting evaluation, creation, and dissemination of scholarly
material and regularly communicating with faculty, researchers, authors, and
students.   An equivalent combination of education and experience may be
Required Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the scholarly publishing enterprise, including the distinctive
issues facing traditional university press and library-based publishing.
Knowledge of institutional repository trends & best practices.
Knowledge of copyright law and use of intellectual property.
Ability to conduct program assessment and further scholarly communication as a
strategic priority.
Demonstrated experience with project management.
Evidence of leadership, initiative and creativity.
Strong outreach skills and evidence of ability to work collaboratively with
faculty, staff and students.
Effective communication and presentation skills and ability to create print and
electronic promotional/instructional materials.
Preferred Skills and Abilities:
Accredited MLS.
Experience with service development for open publishing platforms.
Familiarity with data management and data curation issues and practices.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit, click on Careers At
Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference TU-18949.  For full
consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with
a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until the position is filled.
Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a
strong commitment to cultural diversity.