Scholarly Communication Librarian at University of Colorado- Boulder, CO

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

Scholarly Communication Librarian


The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from

collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Scholarly

Communication Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’

Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Scholarly

Communication Librarian provides leadership in advancing scholarly

communication programs that align with library and university priorities and

the campus-wide Open Access (OA) policy. This position provides strategic

direction for and promotion of CU Scholar, the University’s institutional

repository (IR), and actively collaborates with library and campus colleagues

on efforts to increase and enhance open content. The Scholarly Communication

Librarian conducts outreach efforts and liaises with subject librarians,

working groups, and campus partners in order to increase the accessibility and

visibility of campus scholarship and to promote an institutional culture that

values and rewards openness. The ideal candidate will lead efforts to develop

and expand initiatives that provide open and sustainable access to CU Boulder

research and will provide expertise on OA, copyright, author rights, and

ongoing developments and trends in scholarly communication.



Please address each of these qualifications in your application materials:

●          Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of

diversity and inclusion.

●          Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-

accredited library program.

●          Experience and/or coursework in scholarly communication issues,

including OA policies, OA funds, OA repositories, author rights, and


●          Familiarity with technologies, tools, initiatives, and organizations

involved in openly disseminating research and scholarship.

●          Awareness of ongoing developments and trends in scholarly


●          Commitment to the value of open and sustainable access to research and


●          Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication


●          Demonstrated initiative and flexibility to carry out project-based

work, both independently and collaboratively.

●          Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.


Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of any of the following will enhance a candidacy:

●          One year of relevant experience in an academic or research library.

●          Demonstrated expertise in scholarly communication issues, including

OA, author rights, copyright, and/or relevant technologies/tools.

●          Experience developing and/or implementing policies related to OA,

digital repositories, copyright, and other relevant areas.

●          Experience communicating and conducting outreach about scholarly

communication issues to a variety of stakeholders.

●          Experience collaborating across units/departments in an academic


●          Demonstrated success leading teams.

●          Demonstrated success managing and completing projects.


Appointment and Salary:

Successful candidates will be appointed as full-time (12 month), tenure-stream

faculty members.  Depending on professional experience, appointment will be at

the assistant professor or senior instructor level. The minimum starting

salary is $50,500. Benefits include 22 working days of vacation, ten paid

holidays, liberal sick leave, university group health care plans, group life

insurance, TIAA-CREF administered retirement/annuity, and support for

scholarly/professional activities. Tenured librarians are eligible for

sabbatical leave.


Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position

is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by March 5, 2017,

in order to receive full consideration.  Application must be made online at CU

Careers (posting 08373) and must include a letter of application specifically

addressing qualifications for the position; CV or resume; and names with

postal addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references. Questions

may be directed to Dylan Wiersma, Search Coordinator, at

Dylan.Wiersma@Colorado.EDU.  The full position description can be viewed at


Direct Link to Apply:


The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility

requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is

scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity

Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications

from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and

veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for

individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr- In addition, the University of Colorado Boulder is committed

to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve

that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being

considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks,

a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or

motor vehicle history.


About the University and Libraries:

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado,

CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of

the most beautiful college campuses in the country.  As one of 34 U.S. public

institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities

(AAU)—and the only member in the Rocky Mountain region—we have a proud

tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50

members of prestigious academic academies.


CU-Boulder has blossomed in size and quality since we opened our doors in 1877

—attracting superb faculty, staff, and students and building strong programs

in the sciences, engineering, business, law, arts, humanities, education,

music, and many other disciplines.


Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the great

comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to

serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence

in our teaching, research, creative work, and service.  The University

Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, talented, and passionate people who

share this vision and mission.  Librarians participate at all levels of the

campus and hold full faculty status and rank.  The Libraries, a member of the

Association of Research Libraries, holds the largest collection in the Rocky

Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government

publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers and

computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate

internally, with colleagues beyond the campus, and with our clients to advance

information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the

disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.


About Boulder, Colorado:

Boulder and the surrounding area is known as one of the best places to live

because of its spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant

atmosphere.  At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine

into Boulder’s cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with

more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every

interest.  Over 80 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, as well as a convenient

bus system, provide transportation around town and to the Denver metropolitan

area. Photographers, music lovers, rock climbers, Olympians, artists, and

others are drawn to this great city because of its scenic beauty, vibrant

culture, and fabulous amenities. Boulder is just three hours from 11 ski

resorts, 40 minutes from Denver, and moments from 43,000 acres of open space

and trails.

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