Scholarly Communications Librarian

Athens, GA
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Salary: Minimum $62,000
Created: October 13, 2022


Does the new guidance from OSTP regarding open access to federally funded research energize you? Would you like to lead the efforts to ensure that campus researchers are well-informed about procedures for deposit of their scholarly publications? Would you like to be a part of an exciting new team that includes scholarly communications, research data management and wrangling, digital humanities, social sciences data and GIS? This new team, Research and Computational Data Management (RCDM), brings together key positions into a new unit at the University of Georgia Libraries that we believe aligns more with current and future research practices. This new unit is the first step on our organizational change journey. As a library, we are looking to reorganize and realign in order to best meet the needs of the changing research landscape along with the needs of our 40,000+ students. The expenditures of the UGA research community totaled nearly $500 million in 2021. If you’d like to be a part of this exciting time at the University of Georgia Libraries, and you have expertise in the area of Scholarly Communications, please consider applying.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will report to the new Head of Research and Computational Data Management (RCDM) and will work as a part of a team to provide access to the scholarship of the University of Georgia community. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will have a demonstrated commitment to open access, a strong understanding of the publishing ecosystem, open educational resources and knowledge of institutional and disciplinary repositories.

UGA offers an attractive benefits program including a choice of health and retirement plans, dental plan, vision plan, tuition remission, paid relocation, 21 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Applicants should upload a 1-2 page letter of interest, complete CV, and the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by November 17, 2022, however, the position will remain open until filled.

An information session will be held on November 10 at noon EST over Zoom Webinar ( Participants can login as anonymous, with attendee names only seen by panelists. If you wish attend but are unable to, please email to access a link to the recorded session.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (


Published: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:10 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:10 UTC