[Libs-Or] Job posting: Scholarly Communication Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University

Emily McElroy emcelroy at gmail.com
Mon Aug 1 15:47:41 PDT 2011

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library in Portland
seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian who will develop a
collaborative and creative vision for the scholarly communication
program at OHSU, and will subsequently establish and implement their
vision. OHSU is the state's only comprehensive public academic health
center and is made up of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and
Dentistry, and the College of Pharmacy.  OHSU is a member of BioMed
Central, Hindawi, and Public Library of Science.  Please visit
http://www.ohsu.edu/library/ or
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/library/services/communication/ for
further information.

The OHSU Library seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian who
understands the complex dynamics between publishing, technology,
legislative action, and academic culture. Working with other OHSU
librarians, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will develop
initiatives, services, programs, and policies that prepare the OHSU
research community to meet the demands and challenges of evolving
modes of scholarly communication. The qualified individual is expected
to facilitate discussion and collaboration with the OHSU community on
issues surrounding the production, publication and dissemination of
scholarly output through seminars and one-on-one consultations.
Additional responsibilities include developing educational programs
about open access paths; developing resources to help faculty manage
their research and publications; helping the research community
respond to changes in the publishing world that arise from changes in
technology, funding requirements or other parameters of the scholarly
communication cycle; analyzing the local, national and international
scholarly communications landscape; supporting e-science initiatives;
providing community support regarding the data sharing and public
policy mandates of the NIH, NSF and other funding institutions;
promoting the Digital Resources Library; and providing assistance to
the Data Curation Librarian in researching issues concerning the
development, dissemination and management of data.

As a member of the Library Faculty, the Scholarly Communication
Librarian participates in planning, policy formation and
decision-making relating to health sciences services, collections and
technologies.  This position requires scholarship and service that
contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and
the profession.

Position Conditions/Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science (MLS) or
other relevant graduate degree. Three years’ experience in a health
sciences, academic library or publishing setting; demonstrated ability
to establish effective programs.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated ability to think
creatively while developing products and services; have the ability to
function independently, take initiative and set goals and priorities
while developing the program’s vision; have excellent interpersonal
skills, with the ability to initiate and develop productive
collaborations with faculty from diverse educational and professional
backgrounds; experience working with the academic publishing industry;
substantial knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication;
demonstrated problem-solving skills; experience in instruction and
research consultation; ability to manage multiple, shifting

Substantial knowledge and experience with the management, development,
creation and preservation of scholarly output and digital collections;
established leadership or scholarly contribution to the library
profession; knowledge of health information resources; experience and
familiarity with alternative publishing models in the academic health

Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured twelve-month faculty position
at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Scholarly
Communication Librarian reports to Emily McElroy, Head of Content
Management & Systems. Salary and benefits are competitive and
commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.

Applications and Nominations: To apply, please visit our website at
www.ohsujobs.com, search for position IRC 34360 and apply online.
Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction and the
names of three references. Screening of applications will commence
immediately and continue until the position is filled.

OHSU is an AA/EO employer.

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