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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.

DepartmentThe Scholarly Communications Librarian manages an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing on topics related to the sharing and barrier-free access of scholarly research products. The librarian raises campus awareness of trends in scholarly publishing, including open access to the scholarly record, alternative metrics for measuring research impact, and copyright and fair use. Additionally, this position will be an integral part of FSU Libraries digital scholarship program, and will report to the Digital Scholarship Coordinator.

* Manage development and growth of DigiNole Commons, FSU’s institutional repository
* Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and related legislative and funding initiatives, and communicate their implications to campus stakeholders
* Maintain and build collaborative partnerships with research and administrative units on campus
* Member and support person for the Faculty Senate Library Committee Scholarly Communication Task Force
* Development and implementation of an Open Access Policy
* Manage open access fund, and explore future mechanisms for funding open access
* Liaison to the Library Publishing Coalition and Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions
* Exploring related research topics including: measurement and impact of scholarship, open peer review, data management, new publication platforms, digital tools for scholarship, etc.
* Manage the hosting and support for University Libraries journal publishing partnerships
* Partner with library departmental liaisons to implement strategies for including faculty and student work in DigiNole Commons
* Serve as a library resource on copyright, fair use and grants compliance, especially related to publishing
* ALA-accredited masters degree (awarded or near complete);
* Previous experience in an academic library setting is desirable;
* A strong public service orientation;
* A high degree of facility with relevant technologies and systems;
* Demonstrated knowledge of trends and best practices in scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines;
* Knowledge and experience in copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access, authors* rights, and use of intellectual property;
* Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.
* Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment;
* Minimum two years of relevant library experience;
* Coursework or experience in digital scholarship, scholarly communications and/or digital humanities;
* Familiarity with repository platforms (Digital Commons, Islandora)
The successful candidate will serve as a resource and advocate for issues that promote availability of scholarly intellectual resources. S/he will develop, implement, and assess an educational program; work with subject liaison librarians to promote knowledge about open access support to academic departments, and to assist faculty with issues related to their authored content; promote the use and utility of DigiNole Commons, FSU’s institutional repository, and good research practices in a digital environment. 
The Scholarly Communications Librarian serves as the Libraries’ resource on issues related to intellectual property and its use in research and teaching, including: drafting and reviewing policies, guidelines, contracts and license agreements; serving as liaison to campus offices on intellectual property-related issues; analyzing copyright status and risk for digital publishing; and maintaining current information on use of copyrighted material. 
The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also monitor and stay current in requirements for open access, and will develop library policies and procedures to support researchers in research compliance. Related areas of responsibility could include: the development of campus open access policies, models for open access publishing and open access financing, the role of peer review and alt-metrics in publishing, codes of research practice, and large-scale scholarly communication projects (Ex. SCOAP3, COAPI, Library Publishing Coalition).
Contact Info
Ericka Jones 
Staff Services Specialist 
Florida State University Libraries 
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2047 
Phone: 850-644-5870 
Fax: 850-644-1659
University Information
Located in beautiful Tallahassee, Florida’s capital city, a growing community with a population of more than 357,000, the Florida State University, a public, coeducational institution of the 11-member State University System of Florida, has an enrollment of over 40,000 students. The Library system includes ten libraries. Campus libraries have combined volume holdings totaling over 3 million volumes. The Library is a member of ARL, ASERL, CRL, OCLC, and Lyrasis. For more information about the Florida State University Libraries, see our home page at:
Anticipated Salary Range
Minimum base salary is $45,000. Offer commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How To Apply
If qualified and interested in the position as advertised, please apply through the Florida State University job site at
Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. In one attachment, please include a cover letter with a complete statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and relevant experience, and the names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position. 
Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching a resume.
Faculty Information
This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenured faculty appointment. Benefits include 22 days vacation, 13 days sick leave, group medical, dental, and life insurance, an optional retirement program or state retirement, and no state or local income tax. With supervisor’s approval, may qualify for University tuition scholarship for up to six credit hours each semester. A full listing of benefits can be found at
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Equal Employment Opportunity
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