Are you a deeply committed advocate of open access and related movements? Are you excited about forming partnerships with faculty and librarians on how libraries approach their services through the lens of openness? The Scholarly Communication Librarian serves as a catalyst in the development of an integrated open strategy that encompasses open access, open science, and open data. The successful candidate will implement creative and sustainable approaches to support scholarly content creation and stewardship and promote a culture of open scholarship across campus.
Working in collaboration with University of Arizona Libraries and University of Arizona Press colleagues, this individual will lead efforts to engage the campus community on issues of open access, publishing tools and workflows, as well as alternative metrics for measuring research impact and scholarly identity management. The individual will lead our open journals publishing service as well as our altmetrics program. They will also serve as the Library Publishing Coalition representative and supervise the Director of Campus Repository Services. Our newly formed Collections and Content department will be key collaborators with partnership from their Open Education Resources (OER) librarian.
In 2016, the UA Faculty Senate passed a university-level, Harvard-style, OA Policy, and the libraries support its implementation through article deposit and education. This position will build on this effort and continue to educate campus colleagues about the policy and its benefits, promoting its utilization as well as engagement with other forms of OA.
The Scholarly Communication Librarian will be part of the Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship – a dynamic team that supports a wide range of digital services such as digital scholarship, data science, research data management, geospatial services, digital preservation, metadata consulting, and altmetrics. We are a growing team that is looking for another colleague to help us continue to reposition the library’s brand around its open presence with these new services.
This is a continuing-status (equivalent to tenure), academic professional position. Depending on experience, candidates may be hired at either the Assistant or Associate rank, and as continuing-eligible or with continuing status.
Incumbents are members of the General Faculty of the University of Arizona and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the university and the Arizona Board of Regents. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship and service.
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At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.