Digital Scholarly Publishing Librarian, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

The University of Pennsylvania Libraries seek a creative, collaborative and enthusiastic librarian to join the Digital Scholarship team as the Digital Scholarly Publishing Librarian. Under the leadership of the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator and in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship and Data Curation Librarian, the incumbent will manage the day-to-day operations of the ScholarlyCommons service including: ingestion of new content; analyses and metrics across a broad array of materials; and the development and support of guides and documentation for public and internal uses. As part of a collaborative unit, the incumbent will serve as the first point of contact for questions about the repository and will participate in the creation of new methods for supporting scholarly publishing across formats.

  • With guidance from the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator, manages the daily operations of the ScholarlyCommons, including content recruitment; copyright permissions and quality control of deposits; and compliance with metadata standards in consultation with specialists in other departments
  • In collaboration with the rest of the Digital scholarship team, develop and supports workflows for supporting the creation and preservation of new forms of scholarship
  • Participate in education and advocacy efforts, education and outreach on issues of author rights and the sharing and re-use of scholarly research and data
  • Develop and maintain guides and documentation for internal and external audiences of the repository services
  • Train and supervise student workers within the Digital Scholarship group
  • Establish and produce the metrics to assess the impact of repository services; monitors user statistics and trends


  • Master’s degree in library and information science or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, are required.
  • Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with digital scholarly publishing, open access, and institutional repositories
  • The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively
  • Knowledge of academic publishing and the role of open access platforms in disseminating research
  • Demonstrated skill in managing, interpreting and visualizing data
  • Experience coding in python or another scripting language preferred

If interested, please complete the online application at:

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