Scholarly Communications Librarian

Laredo, TX
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Salary: $52,000
Created: November 10, 2021


The Scholarly Communications Librarian, under general supervision, serves as a member of the Research & Assessment department. This individual will participate in the library’s information literacy program and provide leadership on scholarly communications and open educational resources (OER).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, coordination, and administration of RIO, Killam Library’s instance of Digital Commons.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate sustainable services and policies that support open access, preservation and broad dissemination of University research and data.
  • Provide support for the Killam Library’s OER initiatives in collaboration with faculty, staff and campus stakeholders.
  • Design and provide instruction, continuing education, and online resources for students, staff, and faculty related to scholarly communication topics (open access, copyright, publishing processes, publishing tools, author rights, etc.)
  • Teach and promote the library’s instructional program based on goals and strategies derived from professional library standards and frameworks for information literacy.
  • Collaborate with others and work individually to produce and maintain a variety of informational and instructional materials such as online tutorials and reference guides.
  • Collaborate with university faculty, staff, and students to promote and integrate information literacy.
  • Maintain knowledge of, and engage in, continuous professional development to keep up with trends in scholarly communication issues.
  • Attend meetings, participate in special projects and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education – Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Familiarity with scholarly communication, open access, and open education.
  • Familiarity with institutional repository and publishing software.
  • Experience designing and administering information literacy instruction and incorporating best pedagogical approaches to information literacy.
  • Familiarity with current and emerging trends in librarianship, specifically information literacy instruction and collection resources designed to support assigned liaison areas, preferably in STEM disciplines.
  • Experience or familiarity with:
    • Media creation (video, audio, and visual)
    • Teaching through Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, etc.)


Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 16:00 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 16:00 UTC