Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Created: March 17, 2014


Assistant professor; tenure track, full faculty status, rank and responsibilities; permanent 12-month appointment.

The University of Idaho Library invites applications from innovative and service-oriented individuals for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. This position will serve as point of contact for scholarly publication at the university, with particular focus on academic library copyright issues, open access, and author rights. Working closely and collaboratively with library and university employees, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will manage the university’s institutional repository, support open access publications, ensure compliance with federal mandates, and promote scholarly and professional achievements.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program; demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs; experience with applications used in organizing and presenting digital information;  excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to handle complex analytical and detailed work; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to interact effectively with audiences of diverse technological backgrounds; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing environment; and engage in research and scholarship required for academic rank and tenure requirements.

Must:  Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.* 

Desired: Experience working in an academic library, two or more years of professional library experience, working knowledge of institutional repositories, standards, copyrights, and applicable intellectual property policies; and demonstrated ability to lead workshops and classes.

IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL: be intellectually curious with a desire for continuous learning, enthusiastically contribute to the university’s research and teaching programs, explore emerging technologies as potential library applications, and be committed to the ideals of faculty service.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Appointment will be at the Assistant Professor rank; the salary is listed at $48,000 - $50,000 plus full fringe benefits. For complete information regarding benefits, please refer to this website:

TO APPLY: To be considered, applicants must complete the online application available at the University of Idaho’s Human Resources site:

Candidates will be asked to submit: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three references.

START DATE: July 1, 2014

Direct questions for additional information to
Linnea Marshall, Chair of the Selection Committee
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 442350
Moscow, ID  83844-2350

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