Scholarly Communications Librarian at Gettysburg College- Gettysburg, PA


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.


•       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
•       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
•       Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic

•       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

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.

Please visit our website to submit application materials through our online
hiring system:

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.

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