The Syracuse University Libraries Department of Research and Scholarship (DRS) invites applications from creative and inquisitive individuals to join our Digital and Open Scholarship Team in the role of Open Scholarship Librarian. DRS is home to the subject, research data, and collection development and analysis librarians in the Syracuse University Libraries. The department supports the research, teaching, scholarship, and creative work of the Syracuse University community through collection development, information literacy instruction, and research services. The department’s librarians represent the interests of schools and colleges in developing dynamic library collections and services to advance the success of the University community. Four functional teams within DRS (Collections, Research Impact, Subject Instruction, and Digital & Open Scholarship) collaborate to emphasize collections, services, and programming within their areas of focus and among their constituencies.
Within this structure, the Digital and Open Scholarship Team (comprised of the Lead Librarian for Digital and Open Scholarship, the Research Data Services Librarian, and the Open Scholarship Librarian) fosters and supports innovative uses of digital technology through:
- Assisting patrons in meaningful, ethical, and insightful engagement with data in all facets of their work
- Providing expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors’ rights, open access, and new modes of publishing
- Providing opportunities for connection and support among digital scholarship communities across campus and beyond
The Open Scholarship Librarian will collaborate with internal and external partners to create and maintain policies and workflows relating to publishing and dissemination of scholarship. This role involves shared responsibility for the SURFACE repository, guiding the cross-departmental team that supports the repository, and providing outreach and support to users of the repository with the help of subject liaison librarians. The Open Scholarship Librarian will additionally provide consultation on matters of open access publishing, archiving of scholarly pre- and post-prints, and other areas of authors’ rights.
For over a decade, librarians in the Department of Research and Scholarship have provided leadership and supported open scholarship initiatives on campus though outreach, research, and repository work at Syracuse University. DRS librarians will support the Open Scholarship Librarian’s work through collaboration, relationship building, mentorship, and the Libraries’ many opportunities for professional development will offer additional support.
Syracuse University Libraries are undertaking multiple concurrent searches for positions in support of our Digital Library Program (DLP). The Open Scholarship Librarian will be joined by three new positions in the Department of Digital Stewardship to complete a new cohort of professionals focused on strategic administration of DLP collections and services.
A complete and detailed job description for the role, with instructions on how to apply can be found here: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/88489
The Syracuse University Libraries is dedicated to an inclusive and equitable workforce. We are fully committed to hiring and developing diverse talent and believe deeply in equity, diversity of race/ethnicity, gender identity, abilities, veteran status, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. We are committed to reducing physical barriers in the workspace and ensuring that all applicants and employees receive reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of any given role. We strongly encourage those who share these values to apply and welcome applicants with a range of experience and qualifications.
We welcome applications for the position at the ranks of Assistant Librarian and Senior Assistant Librarian. The minimum starting salaries for all librarian ranks at Syracuse University are:
- Assistant Librarian: $50,000/year
- Senior Assistant Librarian: $55,000/year
- Associate Librarian: $65,000/year
- Librarian: $75,000/year
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on Monday, October 11.