Position:   Scholarly Communications Librarian
Department/School:   Armacost Library
Date Available:   July 1, 2017
Posting Date:   November 1, 2016
Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Brief Description
Armacost Library at the University of Redlands seeks a Scholarly Communications Librarian, an 11-month library faculty position. This person will play a key role in making the University of Redlands’s scholarship and unique collections accessible to the world. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will expand and sustain the institutional repository and will support the Library's digital projects and scholarly communication initiatives.

Detailed Description
The Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for assisting librarians, faculty, administrators, staff, and students with digital projects and developing and managing the University's institutional repository. They will plan services and develop standards for digital and repository projects and prepare related workflow documentation and procedures.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will take the lead in support of sustainable scholarly communication presented and preserved in the institutional repository, The Scholarly Communications Librarian is expected to support locally created online journals, conference proceedings, electronic theses and dissertations, undergraduate literary journals, scientific datasets, born-digital documents, and other similar content. They will develop and document digitization policies, preservation strategies, and scanning practices. As the Library's rights management specialist, the Scholarly Communications Librarian works closely with faculty to identify and to advise on issues related to intellectual property, open access, and copyright of scholarly output at the University. They will coordinate with library faculty and staff to devise and implement outreach activities regarding promoting digital projects, the institutional repository and scholarly communications on campus. In addition, they will serve as one of the Library’s liaisons with bepress, our repository platform.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian must possess the ability to work independently, in a supervisory role, and as a team member to develop the institutional repository and to solve problems. They must be capable of managing projects while effectively balancing competing priorities and deadlines.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will serve as a subject liaison librarian, providing collection management, reference, research, instructional and outreach services to students, faculty, staff and community users as the subject librarian for social science programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will be expected to demonstrate evidence of engaging in scholarly and professional activities in order to meet reappointment and promotion criteria.


ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree or international equivalent
Knowledge of institutional repository platforms/software
Evidence of ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students
Working knowledge of scholarly communication, intellectual property and rights management
Working knowledge of digital project techniques and repository trends and best practices
Ability to work independently, yet contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a team.

Experience with metadata and processing of library materials
Experience in developing and implementing technology projects
Knowledge of copyright law and use of intellectual property
Demonstrated experience with project management
Demonstrated experience in research assistance and library instruction
Background or strong interest in social sciences
Demonstrated initiative and flexibility
Knowledge of emerging technologies, and the ability to apply these technologies to a diverse range of library applications

To Apply

Please submit application materials (including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference, under separate cover) electronically at or mail to: Human Resources, University of Redlands, PO Box 3080, Redlands CA 92373-0999.  The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries can be directed to
The University seeks candidates who have experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Candidates who apply are asked to identify their strengths and experiences in assisting diverse student populations to accomplish their academic goals.
The University is located sixty miles east of downtown Los Angeles, in a town of 70,000. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast, and 45 minutes from Palm Springs. Commuter rail into downtown Los Angeles and coastal areas is available nearby.
The University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively encourages applications from minority and other members of underrepresented groups. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.
In compliance with The Americans with Disability Act, if selected for the interview process and accommodations are needed please call (909) 748-8040.