University of Minnesota Libraries – Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator


The University of Minnesota would like to advertise for a recent full-time, continuous-appointment track academic librarian posting in the University Libraries system.  Below is the position description and application information for the position.


Grace Butkowski
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
Library Administration
499 Wilson Library

University of Minnesota Libraries
Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative and collaborative librarian to serve in a key role in scholarly communication and research services for engineering and the physical sciences.  This position will be part of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) department, one of five units that comprise the University Libraries’ Research and Learning Division.  The position will report to the Physical Sciences and Engineering Director.

The incumbent will play a role in designing and supporting research services and advancing the scholarly communications program for the Libraries. These programs coalesce the efforts of mature service teams devoted to public access support, research networking services, research data, the institutional repository, open educational resources, copyright education, and open publishing. The Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator will serve as a core member of the scholarly communication program team and coordinate the Research & Learning Division’s efforts to design related education and support programs, with a particular focus on supporting researchers subject to federal funding mandates around public access. This position will also carry an assignment as a library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE).

Primary responsibilities include serving in a Libraries lead role for scholarly communications services, assuming the leadership role in PSE in coordinating and educating liaisons and staff in areas of research support services, working closely with faculty and students to enhance their changing workflows and patterns of research, dissemination, and management and preservation of research data, actively engaging with a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff in select departments, developing strong working relationships, building and managing library collections in select subject areas, partnering with faculty and graduate teaching assistants to integrate information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum, and contributing to the goals and strategic initiatives of the Libraries through leadership of and/or active participation in committees, working groups, and task forces.

Required qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications in a higher education environment, and library supports for these areas, excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, evidence of program development or project management skills, demonstrated experience working with diverse populations, demonstrated leadership skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with faculty, students, and colleagues in a research-intensive environment, ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, and demonstrated understanding of scientific research processes.

This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: ulib370

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