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.

The Florida State University Libraries invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship, the Scholarly Communications Librarian leads the planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment of programs and services that focus on providing open and sustainable access to FSU research outputs. This position provides strategic direction for FSU’s open access research repository, the implementation of FSU’s Faculty Senate Open Access Policy, and the ongoing development of FSU Libraries’ digital publishing services. In addition, the Scholarly Communications Librarian conducts outreach and education efforts and liaises with subject librarians, working groups, and campus partners in order to increase the visibility and impact of campus scholarship and to promote an institutional culture that values and rewards openness. The ideal candidate will provide expertise on open access, open education, copyright, fair use, author rights, and ongoing developments in scholarly communication. This position will be an integral part of FSU Libraries’ digital scholarship program, joining a highly collaborative team of accomplished professionals who provide consultations, technical expertise, project development, and infrastructure for open and innovative research projects.


  • Coordinate the growth and development of DigiNole, FSU’s institutional repository, in collaboration with the Repository Specialist and Repository Developer
  • Oversee the implementation of FSU’s Faculty Senate Open Access Policy
  • Manage the Libraries’ open access publishing fund and explore other mechanisms for funding open access
  • Lead the Libraries’ open and affordable textbook initiative, including management of a successful OER mini-grant program
  • Manage journal hosting partnerships and explore solutions for monograph publishing
  • Serve as a library resource on copyright, fair use, and grants compliance, especially as they relate to academic publishing
  • Develop trainings and guides on copyright and scholarly communication for library and campus constituencies
  • Maintain and build collaborative partnerships with research and administrative units on campus
  • Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and related legislative and funding initiatives, and communicate their implications to campus stakeholders
  • Explore related research topics, including: publishing platforms, bibliometrics and altmetrics, open peer review, current research information systems, data management and curation, etc.
  • The nature and scope of the responsibilities for this position are expected to change as the Library organization and scholarly communications services evolve.


  • ALA-­accredited master’s degree, JD, or advanced degree in a relevant discipline
  • One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library setting
  • A strong public-service orientation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communications
  • Knowledge of copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, and authors’ rights
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively


  • Two years of experience in a role related to scholarly communications, including copyright and fair use, academic publishing, and data management
  • Experience communicating and conducting outreach about scholarly communication issues to a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience designing and delivering effective instruction and training activities
  • Demonstrated success leading teams
  • Demonstrated success managing and completing projects
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service
  • Familiarity with relevant repository and publishing platforms (Islandora, OJS)

Other Information

The Florida State University Libraries provide collections and services to enhance the learning, teaching, research, and service activities of the University. The Libraries’ collections include over 4 million titles and offer access to more than 1,064 databases and 120,000 electronic journals, supplemented by a robust interlibrary loan program, including the statewide UBorrow system which includes over 15 million books from all 40 state university and college libraries. The Library Express Delivery Service delivers books and articles to faculty and graduate students on a daily basis. With almost 2 million visitors each year, Strozier Library, FSU’s largest library, is open 134 hours each week, providing around-the-clock research assistance and other services like free academic tutoring and a rich array of academic support throughout the day and late into the night.

As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the FSU Libraries rank among the largest research libraries in North America. The Libraries also belong to the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Florida Virtual Campus/Florida Academic Library Service Cooperative, and are the designated Florida service hub for the Digital Public Library of America.

Florida State University is located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, a growing, diverse community with a population of more than 357,000. The University’s location affords students and faculty opportunities for interaction with state and federal agencies for internships, research, and part-time employment, as well as a myriad of social, cultural, and recreational activities. The main campus is located on 476 acres in Tallahassee with other facilities throughout Florida as well as locations overseas.

Founded in 1851, FSU is a public, fully accredited, graduate-research university offering more than 300 academic and professional degrees in programs ranging from Business and Physics to Music and Creative Writing. Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; to study abroad; to engage in service activities; benefit from world-class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment.  The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.


SU Libraries is a member of SPARC, the Library Publishing Coalition, the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, and the Open Textbook Network. The Office of Digital Research and Scholarship (DRS) was formed in 2015 and has since grown to include five full-time professional staff. For more information about the DRS team, including a portfolio of past and current projects and initiatives, see

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications. Excellent benefits. Professional development funding is provided, mentoring, and the opportunity to work on cross-functional teams and faculty committees.

Pay Plan

This is a Faculty position.

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at (search for Job ID 44545). If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Faculty Information

This is a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian.