Scholarly Communications & Data Curation Librarian, Penn Libraries

As part of a collaborative team of librarians within the Digital Scholarship Department, the Scholarly Communications & Data Curation Librarian will explore new models for scholarly communication and digital publishing, participate in ongoing scholarly communication efforts, and take a leadership role in the publication, sharing, and reuse of research data across the disciplines. The incumbent will work closely with the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator to advocate for broad access to all scholarship created within the Penn communities and will take serve as a primary point of contact for training, education, and support for copyright and fair use questions within the library.


  • Master’s degree in library and information science and two years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
  • An understanding of the goals, practices, and policies of research universities and their libraries
  • Knowledge of the publishing landscape across academia, including the scholarly publishing industry, open access initiatives, and the dissemination of digital collections, data, and research across platforms
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues in the academic environment
  • Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with digital scholarly publishing, open access, and institutional repositories
  • Experience using, creating, and sharing data required; experience with relational database structures preferred
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative
  • Evidence of strong public presentation and written communication skills.
  • The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively

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Should you have any questions, please contact Penn’s Recruitment and Staffing department at or (215) 898-7287.

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