• Full Time
  • Greenville, NC
  • Recruitment starting at $50,000, commensurate with qualifications

Job Details

  • Job Details: Full Time Limited Contract with Option to Extend
  • Contact: Ashley Moore, mooreas16@ecu.edu
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Job Description

The Publishing and Open Access Support Librarian promotes and supports open access to the scholarship and educational resources produced by faculty and students at East Carolina University. This highly collaborative position will be part of the Scholarly Communication Department in the Division for Collections and Scholarly Communication in Academic Library Services (ALS).

In alignment with the library’s strategic emphasis on impacting research and maximizing student success, this employee’s primary duties include providing consultation, training, and support to the campus community on issues and evolving needs related to digital and open access publishing. Specifically, the incumbent will lead and support Open Journal Systems, the library’s online publishing software, and explore other relevant open access publishing tools. This position will support faculty and students by promoting and implementing sustainable scholarship initiatives. As a member of the Division for Collections and Scholarly Communication, this position participates in the library’s student affordability and equity initiatives. These duties include creating, adapting, publishing, supporting, and advocating for Open Educational Resources and other open access works. Additional duties include assisting with open data and digital scholarship projects and making content available through the institutional repository in collaboration with department colleagues. This position may serve as a liaison to one or more departments. This position will support the Scholarly Communication Department and library with other projects as assigned. The Publishing and Open Access Support Librarian participates in professional development and appropriate service on library, university, and professional committees. Employment contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Qualifications:

● Graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent in library or information science. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.
● 1 year of relevant experience in a library or with a publisher or in a related setting
● Familiarity with scholarly publishing practices
● Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication, especially related to open access publishing and open educational resources.
● Knowledge of trends related to open data practices

Preferred Qualifications:

● Demonstrated experience with publishing platforms such as Open Journal Systems
● Experience with open data and/or digital scholarship tools
● Project management experience
● Work experience in an academic library
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace
● Experience creating, adapting, publishing, supporting, and/or advocating for Open Educational Resources and other open access works

Additional Information

Job Information:
Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the interview. Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see “Create Account” by following link below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (https://ecu.peopleadmin.com). Candidates must also upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information. At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. Two to three original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected for an interview, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to ECU Academic Library Services, Attn: Ashley Moore (Position #942328), Mail Stop 516, Greenville, NC 27858.

To apply for this job please visit ecu.peopleadmin.com.