Scholarly Communications Librarian

University of Florida
Location (City, State): 
Gainesville, FL

SALARY: Minimum salary $57,700; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials


DEADLINE DATE: July 25, 2018 - applications will be reviewed as received

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for providing leadership for the Smathers Libraries’ services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program in support of Open Access (OA), Open Data activities, and OA publishing at UF. This role includes educating the university community about OA resources and services at UF, scholarly publication modes, and copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The Scholarly Communication Librarian will form strong collaborations with library liaisons and other library units as well as provide training and consultant services to strengthen and broaden copyright and intellectual property competencies within the George A. Smathers Libraries. As part of a dynamic and collaborative team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide training, outreach, and services, building on the strong library-campus collaborations to date and work of the library-led Academic Research Consulting Services (ARCS,

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions, and, consequently, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students, staff, and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities and decision making. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

How to Apply: 

To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding the rewards and challenges facing scholarly communications librarians (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by July 25, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received). Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at (Requisition 507660). Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith [at] ufl [dot] edu.