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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  Pacific University Libraries in Forest Grove, Oregon are seeking a Publishing & Scholarly Communications Coordinator to lead and manage our open access and traditional publishing services. This is a faculty position, reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, and serving as Associate Director of the Pacific University Press.


This position provides leadership and operational management for the Libraries’ publishing services within a broader context of promoting—and engaging faculty, staff, and students in—practices and initiatives that maximize the dissemination, preservation, and impact of the university’s research and scholarship. The Publishing & Scholarly Communications Coordinator is responsible for the editorial and production processes of the Libraries’ journal and monograph publishing services, working with authors, editors, freelancers and other stakeholders in the development of specific publications and the overall publishing services. As part of its promotion of open and flexible modes of publication and dissemination, this position also provides education and support to the Pacific University community regarding scholarly communication and intellectual property issues, particularly as they pertain to authors’ rights and decision-making. This is a full-time, extended-term track faculty position on an 11-month contract.

For priority consideration, please submit materials by January 13, 2020. Please see the Pacific University HR site for full information and to apply:


  • Provide expertise and leadership in the areas of publishing and open access
  • Lead the development and management of sustainable publishing services
  • As Associate Press Director, manage the publication of Pacific University Press titles, in collaboration with the Press Director
  • Provide direct editorial and production support for monographs published by the Pacific University Press and through Bee Tree Books (the Libraries’ self-publishing imprint). This includes (but is not limited to): preparing and loading content into digital publishing platforms; editing structured documents using HTML, XML, and CSS; formatting text documents; reviewing and managing copyright issues with third-party content; proofreading for obvious structural, grammatical, or stylistic errors; and conversion to additional formats.
  • Provide direct support for journals published by the University Libraries; this may include (but is not limited to) collaboration on new journal development, training for journal editors, technical support for publications, layout/design of publications, and coordination of metadata/journal deposits with CrossRef, Portico, and journal aggregators
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Collection Services and Systems & Applications to define policies and best practices for the use of the university’s institutional repository, CommonKnowledge
  • Improve and document editorial and production workflows and processes
  • Design and provide instruction, continuing education, and online resources for students, staff, and faculty related to scholarly communication topics (open access, copyright, publishing processes, publishing tools, author rights, etc.)
  • Assist faculty and students with preparing original works for publication and/or dissemination through CommonKnowledge
  • Hire and train student workers as needed to assist with publishing services
  • Collaborate on efforts to promote open educational resource (OER) adoption and publishing.


  • Maintain current knowledge on relevant subject resources and best practices for open publication, open educational resources, and digital publishing
  • Research and evaluate emerging formats and workflows for publishing to inform the Libraries’ services;
  • Participate in community service, professional associations, and professional development activities
  • Contribute to University-wide committees/activities/service
  • Pursue opportunities to integrate scholarly activity into professional activities/responsibilities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Please feel free to contact with me with any questions about the position or Libraries!

Isaac Gilman, MLIS | Dean of University Libraries | 503-352-1401

Pacific University Libraries | Tran Library 140
Pacific University | 2043 College Way
Forest Grove, OR 97116

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