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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Scholarly Communication Librarian; Bloomington; Indiana; United States of America





Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 48,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The campus covers over 1,800 wooded acres and is distinctive for both its park-like beauty and an architectural heritage inspired by local craftsmanship in limestone.


The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries ( are among the leading academic research library systems in North America. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The IU Libraries system consists of twenty libraries on the Bloomington campus, five libraries in Indianapolis, and a library at each of the other six campuses across the state. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 9.9 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over more than 430 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 60,000 electronic journals, and 1.4 million electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content. 


The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository.


The Indiana University Libraries seeks a creative and forward-thinking professional to manage the library’s scholarly communication efforts. Reporting to the Head, Scholarly Communications, this position provides operational oversight for specific areas of the Library’s scholarly communications program. This is an IUB Libraries’ assistant/associate librarian appointment with its attendant responsibilities and privileges and works directly with faculty and researchers to provide services focusing on publishing and disseminating scholarly materials and adopting practices that maximize the impact of faculty research and writing while protecting their intellectual property. Working in collaboration with liaison librarians, this individual will lead efforts to educate and advise the campus community on issues of open access, Creative Commons and other alternative licensing models, digital publication, open textbooks and other open educational resources, and alternative metrics for measuring research impact.


The position will provide visible support for the campus-wide scholarly communication program, which is built on the IUScholarWorks institutional repository along with open access journal publishing services delivered with the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing. The position will be part of a dynamic and collaborative Scholarly Communication department and will work closely with Library Technologies staff responsible for the development of the IUScholarWorks repository to include additional use-cases such as integrated initiatives in research workflows, publisher open access policies, and data persistence and preservation. The position will serve as the primary liaison for open publishing initiatives via the use of the Public Knowledge Project’s open publishing platforms Open Journal Systems and Open Conference Systems. The position will be part of a team to develop a full program that consists of training, outreach, liaison duties, policies, procedures, technologies, tools, and workflows for the dissemination of knowledge from IU faculty and researchers in all forms.


Reporting to the Head of the Scholarly Communication department, the librarian will serve as the liaison to the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing (OSP), working closely with OSP colleagues, chiefly including representatives of the IU Press, to shape the future of collaborative open access publishing services for the IU Bloomington campus.



Working closely with colleagues in:

·         the IU Press, especially the Marketing, Journals, and the Editing, Design and Production Division divisions as part of collaborative open access publishing initiatives instantiated by the IU Office of Scholarly Publishing;

·         the IUB Libraries, especially in the Scholarly Communication, Library Technologies, Digital Collections Services departments and with subject librarians, and

·         IU Libraries system-wide on shared initiatives such as services delivered via the IU Libraries/UITS Enterprise Scholarly Services team.


The Scholarly Communication Librarian is responsible for:

·         maintaining the quality and relevance of ongoing open-access publishing services and initiatives;

·         developing and implementing policies, procedures and initiatives that support these services throughout the Libraries as well as the Office of Scholarly Publishing;

·         developing and implementing policies, procedures and services in support of the institutional repository focused on preserving and providing access to the research of Indiana University faculty and scholars

·         providing education, outreach and advocacy for open access publishing and repository services;

·         supervising the open access publishing manager (1 FTE) and student hourly workers and publishing interns, whom together with the Scholarly Communication team provide direct user support for open access initiatives

·         contributing to the functional leadership for publishing and research dissemination services as a member of the Enterprise Scholarly Systems team;

·         serving as Project co-director of the Open Folklore collaborative project between the IUB Libraries and the American Folklore Society and other selected initiatives that build or extend publishing services for the needs of IU researchers.




·         ALA-accredited MLIS or MSIS or advanced degree in relevant field appropriate to management of scholarly communications

·         One year [or more] of professional experience in an academic library environment

·         Demonstrated experience managing projects, workflows, and systems

·         Ability to work with others to advocate for scholarly communication programs and services

·         Ability to provide support to faculty in assessing journals and other scholarly resources for quality metrics

·         Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities

·         Demonstrated understanding of the evolving scholarly communication environment and open access initiatives

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Strong commitment to serving research communities

·         Must be able to meet the requirements of a tenure-track librarian position


·         Additional graduate degree in a related discipline

·         Experience with institutional repository and open access publishing software such as DSpace, Open Journal Systems and Canvas Commons

·         Experience working within an Agile software development environment

·         Supervisory experience


The Scholarly Communication Librarian represents the Office of Scholarly Publishing and the IUB Libraries in appropriate national or international open access publishing and scholarly communication communities, and advises the Head, Scholarly Communication Department, Office of Scholarly Publishing director, and Library leadership on open access issues and opportunities.



Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and education; benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. This is a tenure-track academic appointment that includes eligibility for sabbatical leaves once achieving tenure. For a full list of benefit programs, please refer to the following resources:






Review of applications will begin Friday, November 4, 2016.  The position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Jennifer Chaffin, Director of Human Resources, Libraries Human Resources, Herman B Wells Library 201, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 - Phone: 812-855-8196 - Fax: 812-855-2576 - Email:

For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to


Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.



Betty Davis

Libraries Human Resources

Herman B Wells Library 201

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN  47405



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