Scholarly Communications Librarian

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK

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 library.

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. 

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status and an attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.


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