Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Created: July 15, 2019


UNLV Libraries is recruiting for this exciting new position! Review of applications started on June 19 and is ongoing, so please consider submitting your application.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure, UNLV University Libraries [R0116191]

This role is highly collaborative, and the successful candidate must be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-organizationally to develop and communicate Libraries’ services. Collaborations will include working with researchers from across the disciplines, research service providers within the Libraries, in particular librarians in the Research and Educational Division (RED) and key campus stakeholders such as the Office of Research and Economic Development. 

Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication Initiatives (SCI), specific duties are as follows:

Utilizes Digital Scholarship@UNLV to manage, store and make public UNLV research outputs.

Provides expertise and guidance on fulfilling federal mandates for sharing/dissemination of research outputs such as data and articles. 

Collaborates with the Data Librarian to provide holistic support for research data services with a focus on dissemination and preservation. 

Utilizes appropriate research metrics, including citation analysis, bibliometrics, altmetrics, and emerging tools to assist faculty with articulating research impact and managing scholarly reputation.

Provides analyses of bibliometric data for campus stakeholders.

Supports research workflows through the identification of appropriate tools (e.g., Open Science Framework and Figshare), and provides support/expertise for those tools. Develops an understanding of existing research infrastructures, tools, and workflows used by researchers at UNLV to inform direction in this area.

Advises and guides UNLV researchers on best methods to maximize their reach and online reputation through social media platforms such as, google scholar etc. and the use of persistent identifiers such as ORCID.

Acts as lead contact for the Libraries' subscription to ORCID, overseeing technical issues or projects such as implementing single sign-on. 

Utilizes a variety of outreach and communication methods such as workshops, consultations, and library guides to engage researchers.

Contributes to overall SCI department efforts to inform and educate UNLV faculty and students on the evolving scholarly landscape. Stays current and up to date with scholarly communication and related areas to be effective in this task.

As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and to provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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