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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.

DescriptionThe University Libraries invites applications for the position of University Libraries Open Publishing Program Specialist. Primary responsibilities include leading an established system-wide program for open access publishing in the Libraries in current services and growth areas. The Specialist works with current and potential editors of scholarly journals and bibliographies to create, manage and curate openly available digital scholarly materials and serves as the chair of the Libraries’ Publishing Board as ex officio member. The Specialist collaborates across the libraries, primarily with subject liaisons, digital scholarship and repository development, and scholarly communication and copyright services. The successful candidate will contribute to Penn State University’s and the Libraries’ strategic initiatives by providing innovative, sustainable alternative publishing models to support open access creation, dissemination, and preservation of scholarly output. Libraries Scholarly Publishing primarily uses Open Journal Systems (OJS) and Drupal content management as platforms. 
Applications will begin being reviewed on April 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and personnel, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment.