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SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS LIBRARIAN

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Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg. Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Posting Details

Employment Opportunity

Job Title SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS LIBRARIAN
Department Library Administration
Position Summary

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a service-oriented librarian to join its growing Scholarly Communications department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian plays a key role in providing and expanding library services related to open access, Open Educational Resources, and library publishing. This newly-created position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as promotion, outreach, and education for various campus constituents. The position will provide primary support for library publishing activities, which currently include five undergraduate journals. The position will also provide education and support to faculty who adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources. This librarian joins a growing department dedicated to supporting scholarly communications and digital scholarship.

Like all librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.

Qualifications

Required:

• Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
• Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, library publishing, copyright, author rights, and institutional repositories
• Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members
• Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment

Preferred:

• One to two years of experience in scholarly communications or related area (such as copyright), preferably in an academic library environment
• Experience with bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform
• Experience with grant writing
• Knowledge of and experience with digital humanities/digital scholarship activities for undergraduates
• Experience with information literacy instruction

Special Instructions Summary

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

Posting Number 20100391A
EEO Statement

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CareerLink
    • Craigslist
    • CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education)
    • Consortium for Faculty Diversity
    • Diverseeducation.com
    • Frederick News Post – Local Newspaper
    • Gettysburg College Digest
    • Gettysburg College Website
    • Gettysburg Times – Local Newspaper
    • Hanover Evening Sun – Local Newspaper
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Hispanicoutlook.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Indeed.com
    • LGBT in Higher Ed Website
    • LinkedIn
    • Merchandiser – Local Newspaper
    • Monster Jobs (monster.com)
    • Patriot News – Local Newspaper
    • Referral from Gettysburg College staff, faculty, friend or family member
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
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  2. If you noted "Other website or Listserv" or "Other source" above, please let us know specifically where you heard about this employment vacancy.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents