Library Digital Publishing Fellow, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

The Robert E. Kennedy Library is embarking on a Digital Publishing project to investigate non-traditional methods to publish scholarship and is seeking an enterprising masters-level professional who brings a passion for vibrant publishing methodologies and emerging platforms. The Library Digital Publishing Fellow will assist with this project to explore the intersection between Cal Poly scholarship and non-traditional publishing methods. The successful Fellow will demonstrate excellent communication, project management skills, and the ability to multitask in a creative and innovative environment.

Under general direction of the Exhibits and Campus Art Curator, the Library Digital Publishing Fellow will help investigate, develop, and pilot digital publishing approaches for library assets with a primary focus on faculty exhibit catalogs. The fellow will contribute to new directions in the open dissemination of digital materials resulting from the Creative Works program’s exhibition, scholarship, research, and educational activities. The project’s expected outcomes include development of best practices, prototyping digital catalogs, and program recommendations for publishing digital projects.

Housed in the Academic Services department, the Creative Works program rethinks access to scholarship by transforming the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students and re-imagines them into a digital exhibit catalog format. The Digital Publishing Project aims to raise the visibility and enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship by transposing the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students into a digital representation, such as a digital exhibit catalog. Digital publishing opens new access points for exhibit catalogs, and presents a responsive publishing alternative which makes the research of exhibit scholars (typically faculty and students) available to a wider and diverse online audience. By creating a non-traditional pathway for publishing scholarly research, this pilot project enables the library to play an active role in strengthening Cal Poly’s scholarly communication system and to ensure that Learn by Doing research is widely disseminated and preserved.

How to apply

Complete a required online faculty application at Requisition #105184. Attach the following required documents to your online application after submission:

  • resume/CV
  • A cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the position,
  • unofficial transcripts of terminal degree
  • Three current letters of recommendation and official certified transcripts will be required of finalist(s).

Please be prepared to provide the name and email address of three references.
Official certified transcripts will be required of finalist(s). Review Begin Date: April 2, 2019, open until filled.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. EEO.

About Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked comprehensive public university located in San Luis Obispo, California. With more than 18,000 undergraduates and approximately 1000 graduate students, Cal Poly fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students and faculty are partners in discovery. As a polytechnic university, Cal Poly promotes the application of theory to practice. As a comprehensive institution, Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. As an academic community, Cal Poly values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
For more information, see: https://afd.calpoly.edu/hr/job-opportunities/prospective

Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

For more information about the Kennedy Library, please see: http://lib.calpoly.edu/about/jobs/

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