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Scholarly Communications Librarian

  • Post Date:November 21, 2019
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Job Description


The ScholarlyCommunications Librarian collaborates closely with staff across the library and participates in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new methodologies and scholarly communication practices, particularly as they relate to open access and open scholarship. The incumbent develops and maintains awareness of scholarly communication initiatives across the disciplines, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development. 

At the Division of Libraries, we are proud of our organizational culture and we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization that supports a sense of belonging for the staff and communities we serve. For more about our values, see, or our Diversity and Inclusion Values Statement.


About New York University Libraries

Libraries at New York University servethe school’s 60,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5.9 million volumes.The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global NetworkUniversity by collaborating with and providing services to our 11 globalacademic centers and our “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New YorkUniversity Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, theOCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Librariesparticipate in a variety of consortia and collaborate closely with ColumbiaUniversity Libraries and the New York Public Library through the ManhattanResearch Library Consortium.





  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration. A second graduate degree will be required at the time of consideration for tenure and promotion. 
  • Academic or professional experience in scholarly communication principles and practices, such as open access, digital scholarship, and author rights and fair use, and repository management and outreach.
  • Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to building inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity in professional practice


  • Experience providing repository and digital publishing outreach, education, and services in a large, research-intensive academic setting.
  • Experience with navigating issues relating to copyright, fair use, and rights management.
  • Reference/consultation, teaching, and/or outreach experience in an academic library.
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation.Salary commensurate with experience and background.


To Apply:  To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Application review will begin November 22nd.

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