The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a tenure-track,
faculty position responsible for developing and delivering an
active program of education, training, advocacy, support and
information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote
effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources.
Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Communications and
Information Policy, this individual works as part of a team to grow
and sustain a rapidly evolving set of services that supports
researchers across the full scholarly communication lifecycle in
the broad array of disciplines served by a large research
The successful candidate acts as an active advocate and resource
for faculty and staff on a full range of issues that promote
barrier-free availability of scholarly intellectual resources,
including open research practices, open educational resources and
affordable course content, author rights and fair use, and
repository outreach and rights management. They assist in
developing and implementing a broad range of education and outreach
services aimed at ensuring the best possible information is
available across NYU’s global community. Duties include: managing
research guides on the creation, use, and dissemination of
scholarly material; providing workshops, training, and
consultations for students, faculty, librarians and staff of the
University on analyzing individual scholarly identity, research
impact, and other issues relating to the creation and dissemination
of scholarly resources; and developing processes and outreach
activities to increase awareness and use of open access publishing
models and open educational resources.
The Scholarly Communications Librarian collaborates closely with
staff across the library and participates in library-wide
committees, activities, and special projects, especially those
involving new methodologies and scholarly communication practices,
particularly as they relate to open access and open scholarship.
The incumbent develops and maintains awareness of scholarly
communication initiatives across the disciplines, attending
professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and
continuing professional development.
At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational
culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse,
inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of
belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about
our values, see http://library.nyu.edu/about/general/values/
About New York University Libraries
Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 60,000
students and faculty and contain more than 5.9 million volumes. The
Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global
Network University by collaborating with and providing services to
our 11 global academic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu
Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of
the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library
Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participate in a
variety of consortia and collaborate closely with Columbia
University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the
Manhattan Research Library Consortium.
- Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for
consideration. A second graduate degree will be required at the
time of consideration for tenure and promotion.
- Academic or professional experience in scholarly communication
principles and practices, such as open access, digital scholarship,
and author rights and fair use, and repository management and
- Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication
- Strong public service orientation.
- Demonstrated commitment to building inclusion, diversity,
belonging, and equity in professional practice
- Experience providing repository and digital publishing
outreach, education, and services in a large, research-intensive
- Experience with navigating issues relating to copyright, fair
use, and rights management.
- Reference/consultation, teaching, and/or outreach experience in
an academic library.
- Experience working across organizational boundaries and
managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive
benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary
commensurate with experience and background.
To Apply: To ensure consideration, submit
your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and
telephone number of three references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/70486
Application review will begin November 22nd.
Location/Region: New York, NY (10012)