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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.

Description:Contributes to the innovative and collaborative environment of the Purdue University Libraries (2015 ACRL Excellence in University Libraries Award Winner). Has a passion for Scholarly Communications and keeps abreast of the latest trends and best practices, especially in Open Access. Contributes significantly to the success of colleagues and projects in Scholarly Publishing and Purdue University Press. Advocates for Open Access and Open Publishing at Purdue. Engages with faculty to explore best solutions for digital publication and preservation of all their work, leveraging evolving technologies for increasing global access to and discovery of Purdue research and scholarship. Imagines new opportunities for digital humanities, altmetrics, and digital publishing to increase the impact of scholarship. Promotes a comprehensive view of the Libraries’ scholarly communications and publishing resources, for researchers on campus. Collaborates with other areas of excellence in the Libraries (e.g., data management, digital humanities, and disciplinary liaisons). Serves as a primary contact within Scholarly Publishing Services, for faculty, users, disciplinary liaisons, and technology partners (i.e., vendors). Coordinates and monitors the development and use of Purdue e-Pubs, Purdue’s institutional text repository. Advances the understanding of, access to, and synergies with data and archival repositories as well as all Scholarly Publishing Services, Purdue University Press, University Copyright Office and other units in the Purdue Libraries.
Master’s degree.
One year of communications, library, or related experience (e.g., publishing, media, marketing, scholarship etc.).
Demonstrated, advanced written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent prioritization and project management skills.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, in a fast-paced environment. Strong analytical and decision making skills.
Ability to lift and carry 10-25 pounds frequently and 40 pounds occasionally.
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science or in a related field (i.e., communication, marketing, English).
Three to five years of professional experience.
Experience with or knowledge of institutional repositories and/or digital publishing platforms.
Knowledge of issues related to intellectual property, Open Access, and copyright.
Ability to create and deliver effective presentations for outreach and training.
Ability to interact with faculty, staff and students across the disciplines and of diverse backgrounds.
Ability to plan, execute, and, document effective practices, projects, services, and policies related to institutional repository and digital platform management.
Deep understanding of strategic communication and advanced interpersonal skills.
Understanding of the core principles persuasive writing, marketing, advocacy and outreach.
Additional Information:
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 EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Scholarly Publishing Division (SPD) of the Purdue University Libraries (PUL) comprises the Purdue University Press, Scholarly Publishing Services, and Purdue ePubs (PUP, SPS, and PEP, respectively). SPD prioritizes editorial excellence, collaboration, professionalism, responsible costing, and open access in its work. SPD embraces change, diversity, respect for others, and playful innovation, in pursuit of its mission to amplify the social good of scholarly inquiry and regional creativity. SPD actively explores new models, practices, and partnerships for enhancing the communicative power and reach of new knowledge. SPD scales and shares resources, across its subunits, to be greater than the sum of its parts. PUP is an active member of the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and the Association of American Presses (AAP). SPS is a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). PEP is the Open Repository (OR) for Purdue University. SPD is an engaged member of the innovative and collaborative Purdue University Libraries (PUL) community, within which it reports. 
PUL and campus leadership are committed to SPD being a visible and engaged part of Purdue. This commitment is reflected in the newly renovated office space that SPD enjoys, as of spring 2015, on the ground floor of the Stewart Center, across from the Purdue Memorial Union, in the bustling heart of the Purdue campus. 
PUL is at the forefront of academic librarianship and redefining the role of the academic, research library in learning, discovery, and engagement activities of the University.  Libraries faculty and staff are deeply involved in information literacy instruction and instructional design, re-defining of learning spaces, scholarly communication, data management, and global outreach.  PUL has embarked upon a comprehensive program to engage in campus learning initiatives, including the development of information literacy instruction, course-redesign initiatives advancing active learning on campus, and the design and implementation of dynamic new learning spaces.  Purdue Libraries faculty have expanded their collaborative endeavors with disciplinary faculty in integrating information literacy into the curriculum, culminating in 2012 with a core campus curriculum that includes information literacy as a core requirement.  PUL is also home to the first endowed chair in information literacy in the United States, established in 2008.
A reconceptualization of spaces is taking place throughout PUL.  The recently renovated Roland G. Parrish Library of Management and Economics is a natural extension of the classroom, re-designed with input from students.  The renovation of the Hicks Undergraduate Library completed in 2014 includes three active learning classrooms in support of Purdue’s campus wide, innovative course-redesign initiative.   Construction is now underway on the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center, which will bring together six science and engineering libraries into a building that will seamlessly integrate learning and classroom spaces in a $79M facility at the very heart of the campus.  For a video introduction to the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, please see: