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Scholarly Communications Librarian
University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Position Announcement
Scholarly Communications Librarian
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications for the position of Scholarly
Communications Librarian. This is a tenure stream position reporting to the Director of Scholarly
Resource Development (SRD). The Scholarly Communications librarian plays a significant leadership role
in implementing, managing, and promoting the University’s institutional repository. This position
advocates for new scholarly communication models and partners with campus colleagues to build
robust mechanisms for capturing and providing access to the university’s intellectual assets. This
position provides outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights,
copyright, and Open Access. This position will work closely with the Research Data and Metadata
librarian, the Scholarly Communications Working Group, subject librarians, and the SRD department to
create a sustainable scholarly communications program. The program includes education, training, and
the development of tools, guides, web resources, and services. The successful candidate participates in
departmental initiatives and may assume subject specialist duties in an area of the candidate’s
The position includes significant responsibilities for research, creative work, and service in keeping with
the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or
equivalent advanced degree
2 years experience working with scholarly communications issues
Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices
Demonstrated knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape, including legal issues, Open
Access, and author rights
Demonstrated knowledge of copyright issues in an academic library
Evidence of leadership, initiative, and creativity
Experience planning and delivering workshops, presentations, or classes
Demonstrated experience collaborating with faculty and other stakeholders
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional achievement
Preferred Qualifications:
Experience at an academic library or research institution
Demonstrated expertise with copyright
Demonstrated ability to assess services or collections
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