Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Salary will be commensurate with experience and academic/professional qualifications.

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Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


The Florida State University Libraries invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship, the Scholarly Communications Librarian leads the planning, coordination, implementation, and assessment of programs and services that focus on providing open and sustainable access to FSU research outputs. This position provides strategic direction for FSU’s open access research repository, the implementation of FSU’s Faculty Senate Open Access Policy, and the ongoing development of FSU Libraries’ digital publishing services. In addition, the Scholarly Communications Librarian conducts outreach and education efforts and liaises with subject librarians, working groups, and campus partners in order to increase the visibility and impact of campus scholarship and to promote an institutional culture that values and rewards openness. The ideal candidate will provide expertise on open access, open education, copyright, fair use, author rights, and ongoing developments in scholarly communication. This position will be an integral part of FSU Libraries’ digital scholarship program, joining a highly collaborative team of accomplished professionals who provide consultations, technical expertise, project development, and infrastructure for open and innovative research projects.


Coordinate the growth and development of DigiNole, FSU's institutional repository, in collaboration with the Repository Specialist and Repository Developer

Oversee the implementation of FSU’s Faculty Senate Open Access Policy

Manage the Libraries’ open access publishing fund and explore other mechanisms for funding open access

Lead the Libraries’ open and affordable textbook initiative, including management of a successful OER mini-grant program

Manage journal hosting partnerships and explore solutions for monograph publishing

Serve as a library resource on copyright, fair use, and grants compliance, especially as they relate to academic publishing

Develop trainings and guides on copyright and scholarly communication for library and campus constituencies

Maintain and build collaborative partnerships with research and administrative units on campus

Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and related legislative and funding initiatives, and communicate their implications to campus stakeholders

Explore related research topics, including: publishing platforms, bibliometrics and altmetrics, open peer review, current research information systems, data management and curation, etc.

The nature and scope of the responsibilities for this position are expected to change as the Library organization and scholarly communications services evolve.

ALA-­accredited master's degree, JD, or advanced degree in a relevant discipline

One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library setting

A strong public-service orientation

Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories

Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communications

Knowledge of copyright law as it relates to fair use and library exemptions, new modes of scholarly communication, open access,  and authors’ rights

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Proven ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment

Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based work, both independently and collaboratively
Two years of experience in a role related to scholarly communications, including copyright and fair use, academic publishing, and data management

Experience communicating and conducting outreach about scholarly communication issues to a variety of stakeholders

Experience designing and delivering effective instruction and training activities

Demonstrated success leading teams

Demonstrated success managing and completing projects

Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service

Familiarity with relevant repository and publishing platforms (Islandora, OJS)


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  • Academic Libraries

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Florida State University

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Northwest Florida

116 Honors Way




Institution Information
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Florida State University

116 Honors Way




Contact Information / How to apply
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Susannah Miller

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