Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Created: June 15, 2018


Scholarly Communications Librarian
Associate University Librarian

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for providing leadership for the Smathers Libraries’ services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of Open Access (OA), Open Data activities, and OA publishing at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes, and copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will form strong collaborations with library liaisons and other library units as well as provide training and consultant services to strengthen and broaden copyright and intellectual property competencies within the George A. Smathers Libraries. As part of a dynamic and collaborative team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide training, outreach, and services, building on the strong library-campus collaborations to date and work of the library-led Academic Research Consulting Services (ARCS,

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions, and, consequently, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staff, and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until July 23, 2018 – applicants will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

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Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

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Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 23:52 UTC

Last updated: Monday, June 18, 2018 23:52 UTC