Research and Scholarly Communication Librarian

East Falls, Philadelphia
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Created: October 14, 2022


TITLE OF POSITION: Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian

STATUS: Exempt

DEPARTMENT: Academic Commons, Gutman Library – East Falls

Thomas Jefferson University invites you to apply for the position of Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Paul J. Gutman Library on the beautiful East Falls campus in Philadelphia.

The Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian develops and implements library initiatives in support of scholarly publishing and digital scholarship by the Jefferson University community. The Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian works closely with other Jefferson Library and Academic Commons (AC) staff to facilitate the use of Library and AC resources and services for scholarly publishing and digital scholarship creation by faculty and students on the East Falls campus. They conduct workshops and other programming on scholarly publishing and the promotion of published works, digital scholarship and data management best practices to students, faculty, and academic departments, specifically as it pertains to the East Falls Archives, Special Collections, and other East Falls academic departments.

The Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian collaborates with Information Services librarians at all Jefferson Libraries on outreach initiatives and responsibilities relating to information literacy instruction, research support, scholarly publishing, and collection development in assigned discipline areas and programs.


  • 2 or more years’ Experience teaching or leading workshops on information management skills in an academic library setting.
  • Understanding of the scholarly information process, including the emerging areas and trends in scholarly communications, digital publishing, digital scholarship, and the functions of an institutional repository.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills; including the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, students, and faculty on various projects and library services.
  • Collaborative approach to outreach and problem solving and working across organizational boundaries in service of user needs.


  • Work with digital repository platforms such as bepress’ Digital Commons, DSpace, and/or other repository tools.
  • Supporting faculty and students publishing in the fields of humanities and liberal arts, architecture, fashion, and textile design.
  • Academic liaison services including collection development for a specific subject area
  • In-class and remote information literacy instruction and reference/information services support

REQUIRED EDUCATION: an advanced library science degree (MLS or MLIS) or other relevant graduate degree and experience.


  • Supports faculty and students in the publication and promotion of scholarly writing.
  • Develops and leads workshops on best practices in the field of scholarly writing, publishing, and digital scholarship.
  • Highlights and promotes the creation of scholarly works by faculty and students of Jefferson East Falls and the unique collections of the Paul J. Gutman Library and archival collections in fashion, textiles, architecture, and others.
  • Collaborates closely with library staff, especially with the Digital Archivist to promote and develop the use of the institutional repository, Jefferson Digital Commons, new digital publishing tools and digital scholarship services.
  • Provides outreach and education to students, faculty and staff around scholarly digital publishing issues including open education resources, copyright, citation metrics, and persistent identifiers (ORCID iD, DOIs, etc.) in collaboration with colleagues in Jefferson Libraries. Participates as a delegate to the Open Education Network for TJU East Falls
  • Teach classes and workshops that build information literacy and management skills for Jefferson students and faculty. Including providing, in-depth consulting services on the effective use of information resources, search engines, and bibliographic management software, including but not limited to Pivot, Interfolio, LabArchives, RefWorks, Ovid, PubMed, etc., independently and in collaboration with colleagues at Jefferson Libraries.
  • Provides liaison and collection development services to an assigned liaison area on the East Falls campus; other areas as needed.
  • Provides information services (both in-person and online) to Jefferson University community.
  • Assists students, faculty, and researchers in planning effective, innovative, and sustainable digital projects.
  • Stays abreast of new platforms, technologies, methods, and trends for scholarly communications.
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Procedures: Submit cover letter and resume to AND Fill-in HR application at:

How to apply


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

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