Scholarly Communication and Open Access Policy Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD

Scholarly Communication and Open Access Policy Fellowship

The Welch Medical Library has a two-year Scholarly Communication fellowship position available.  The Fellow will report to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library and will work closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Johns Hopkins University Scholarly Communications Group as well as with Welch Library Informationists and staff on a variety of library activities and special projects.

The Fellow will perform the following tasks for the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and School of Nursing, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. Their primary user groups will be JHU faculty, study coordinators, research assistants, research fellows, postdocs, trainees, and staff of the offices of research administration.

  • Works closely with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication and the Scholarly Communications Committee
  • Reports to the Associate Director of Research Services at the Welch Medical Library
  • Communicates and promotes the Johns Hopkins University Open Access Policy that becomes effective July 1, 2018
  • Creates seminars, programs, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students on scholarly communications issues such as open access, copyright, authors rights, trends and new developments in communication of research results, funder compliance, intellectual property laws, and emerging data sharing policies
  • Consults with faculty, administrators, researchers, and students on publishing choices, publishing agreements, novel publishing models, retention of rights, benefits of open access publishing and submission to open access repositories, and overall management of intellectual property, bringing an understanding of each discipline’s values to the discussions
  • Collaborate with the Coordinator and Welch Library to monitor open access publications from JHU researchers and their impact using a variety of bibliographic research metrics
  • Promotes the value of the scholarly communication process and its central role in research as a human endeavor

Requirements:

Candidates must be either currently enrolled in or have graduated from an ALA accredited MLS/MLIS program within the past two (2) years.  Candidates should demonstrate an interest in scholarly communications as well as clinical medicine, biomedicine, public health, and/or nursing.

Alternatively, candidates may have completed a graduate degree in the health or life sciences within the past two (2) years. These candidates should demonstrate interest in and knowledge of current trends in research publication, Open Access and Open Science.

Experience with research metrics is highly preferred.

Interested candidates should contact Lavinia Wiggs, Human Resources Coordinator, via email at lwiggs1@jhmi.edu, or phone (410) 735-4544, with the following materials:

  • Current resume/CV
  • Cover letter (or email) outlining:
    • Reasons for interest and any relevant skills or experience the candidate brings to the position
    • Details of any particular aspects of scholarly communications which are of interest to the candidate.

An in-person or video conference interview will be required.

For first consideration materials should be received by April 15, 2018.

 

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