Scholarly Communication Librarian, California State University, Sacramento

As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the Library with student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State Universality Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a U.S. Government Depository. The Library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.

The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 21 Library faculty, 24 staff and approximately 40 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another’s success.

One of Sacramento State’s imperatives, which the University Library is actively working to achieve, is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and ensuring that our campus is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to the celebration of the many facets of our identities and the richness of a community with diverse life experiences and perspectives.

  • Under the general direction of the Head of Collection Management Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian develops and implements the Library’s scholarly communication program.
  • Develops and implements the Library’s scholarly communication program in coordination with other library departments and library Administration. Creates goals and objectives for a cohesive program.
  • Leads development and implementation of an education program for library employees on issues of scholarly communication. Advises on how librarians in all subject areas can educate and communicate with their constituencies around issues of scholarly communication.
  • Develops and implements a program to increase awareness among faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment, alternative publishing models, public-access requirements for grant-funded projects, Open Access, and Open Education.
  • Promotes the use of the campus’s institutional repository/faculty profile system: Sac State Scholars. Creates and maintains support documentation, policies, and workflow guidelines for the institutional repository. Selects content to include in the repository that is representative of Sac State and showcases the excellence of the university, including high-level undergraduate work.
  • Develops and maintains a broad network of partners, e.g., the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Information Resources and Technology (IRT), the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), Division of Inclusive Excellence, students, faculty and staff, California State University (CSU) system-wide offices, and the scholarly community to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals.
  • Stays informed of, and shares with the library and university staff and faculty, national and international trends and developments in scholarly communication, including legislation, changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information.
  • Leads library participation in current and newly developed initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own intellectual property rights, and improve access to published research. Establishes mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, data management plans, licensing agreements, and fair use of copyrighted works as users of information.
  • Establishes a means of analyzing and evaluating the progress of the library’s scholarly communication outreach and education program.
  • Helps faculty determine the impact of their scholarship, through both traditional and alternative measurements.
  • The Scholarly Communication Librarian contributes to library-wide decision-making and serves on library committees as needed.

Complete information on the position and instructions on how to apply can be found at this EEO/ADA

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