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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.

The Libraries Publishing Unit provides publishing support to the Purdue community, increasing distribution, access, and visibility of Purdue scholarship through open scholarship. Supporting the Libraries goal to broaden availability of open scholarship to advance equitable and financially sustainable access to scholarly resources, this position supports Open Access publication of original scholarship at Purdue University. As part of the Libraries Publishing Unit, this position manages and maintains continued publication series, provides guidance and training to editors, and serves as liaison between clients, vendors, and the Libraries Publishing Unit.

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative individual to serve as Library Publishing Specialist. As a member of the Library Publishing Unit, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team seeking to reframe and redefine our Library Publishing Program.

The salary for this position is $41,400 – $57,500 commensurate with education and experience.

Please note that you will need to upload a cover letter for consideration.

About Us:

The Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies system on the West Lafayette campus includes six subject-oriented libraries, the Hicks Undergraduate Library, and the Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center. Staff total nearly 150, of which 81 are faculty and professionals. The campus library system includes 3,317,331 printed volumes and electronic books; 227,814 electronic and print journals; and government documents and microforms in excess of 400,000. To complement the online collections, Libraries also houses more than 600,000 volumes in closed stacks that individuals can request for next-day delivery. In addition, any item held in the Big Ten Academic Alliance libraries can be requested directly and typically arrives within a few days.

When you join Purdue University, you join a community that keeps moving forward. For more than 150 years, we’ve been known for not only our groundbreaking work in STEM research, but also for our collective imagination, ingenuity and innovation. 

What We’re Looking For:

Education and Experience Needed

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Two (2) – Three (3) years of experience
  • An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered

Skills Needed:

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and set priorities and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing trends, issues, and strategies, or current digital publishing standards and best practices
  • Openness and willingness to learn new technologies


  • Experience with metadata
  • Basic HTML or XML knowledge, or another markup language

Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Who We Are:

Purdue is a community built on collaboration, with global perspectives, Boilermaker pride and endless opportunity to live, learn and grow. Join us and contribute to our culture.