Scholarly Communications Librarian, Gleeson Library | Geschke Center, University of San Francisco

The Gleeson Library | Geschke Center is seeking a creative and enthusiastic candidate for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian (Assistant Librarian Rank) to advance scholarly communication at the University of San Francisco, particularly through initiatives in institutional repository (IR), open access, digital scholarship, and digital publishing. This newly created position will develop a broad range of services in support of evolving models of scholarly communication and digital scholarship, and provide advocacy for open access on campus in support of the USF Scholarship Repository.

Reporting to the Digital Program Librarian, the successful candidate will join the Systems Department that is responsible for the ILS, IR, digitization and digital publishing services.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing an educational and outreach program to increase awareness in the USF community of copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communication issues
  • Consulting with and advising USF faculty on publishing agreements, retention of author rights to deposit materials in the institutional repository
  • Providing campus-wide advocacy for open access to scholarly works and the use of open educational resources
  • Monitoring national copyright and intellectual property trends and policy issues, serve as a library resource on copyright issues
  • Working in close consultation and collaboration with the Digital Program Librarian on IR related digital initiatives such as digital publishing and data curation/management, and developing new initiatives to advance digital scholarship and new models of scholarly communication
  • Exploring alternative means of assessing scholarly output and impact, and increasing recognition of USF research.
  • Participating in other professional responsibilities as required, which may include reference and instruction, collection development and library liaison responsibilities for selected subject areas, and library and university committee work

Required qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues in the academic environment
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as training materials, workshops, and other tools relevant to scholarly communications, copyright, and fair use.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and library colleagues
  • Interest in and potential for establishing a record of professional achievement, scholarship and service

Preferred qualifications:

  • One to two years of professional experience preferably in an academic library environment
  • Experience with IR systems or other library digital asset management systems
  • Knowledge of and skills in new forms and tools of digital scholarship and scholarly communication, e.g. Altmetrics, ORCID, social networking sites for academia
  • Knowledge of Digital Humanities or Digital Scholarship
  • Knowledge of scripting languages and/or XML.
  • Evidence of entrepreneurship, innovation and initiative

Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. Please apply through the USFjobs website:

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