The Librarian – Director of Publishing reports to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Communication and provides leadership to advance open access digital scholarship initiatives through innovative and sustainable publishing services while expanding collaboration with campus faculty and the wider community.
Administers Libraries' strategic initiatives through sharing and preservation of digital scholarship. Oversees and monitors the aspects of producing digital forms of scholarly and creative works including repository structures and alternative impact services. Educates and serves as an advocate for open access, open publishing, and undergraduate research. Develops guidelines, policies, and education programs on copyright and related scholarly communications issues for undergraduate research and honors students. Manages project teams to create digital scholarly content, including journals, books, and other forms of scholarly work. Ensure industry standards for digital publishing, metadata, and unique identifiers are met. Manage production timeline and process. Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited institution. Computer literate and technologically adept. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, specifically Outlook, Word, and Excel. Proficiency in Windows Operating System and file management.
Master's degree in library and information science or related graduate degree. Five (5) years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in management of scholarly communications with at least three (3) years in an academic or research setting; three (3) years of supervisory experience; two (2) years of demonstrated project or personnel leadership experience. One (1) year of experience with online publishing platforms (e.g., Open Journal Systems and DSpace). One (1) year of experience in one of the following areas: digital project management, instructional design, online publishing, or metadata. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLSANDABILITIES: Ability to engage in advanced project planning while bringing traditionally underrepresented voices to open access publishing. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication plus technologies and standards used in digital publishing work. Knowledge of scholarly communication issues, such as copyright and open access. Effective time management, attention to detail, and management skills. Ability to foster a positive working environment and model the Libraries' values through daily actions and behaviors. Ability to lead, cultivate, and empower staff. Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability to communicate effectively, including excellent interpersonal skills as well as verbal and written skills. Ability to analyze situations and make sound decisions with advanced customer experience skills with publishing deadlines. Ability to excel in a
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