Scholarly Communications Librarian


Gettysburg College's Musselman Library invites a service-oriented Scholarly Communications Librarian to join its staff in a key role providing and expanding library services related to open access, Open Educational Resources, and library publishing. This newly-created position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as promotion, outreach, and education for various campus constituents.

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Application Deadline: 
Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017
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The Musselman Library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve a small, liberal arts community of 2,600 students.

The Scholaraly Communications Librarian position will provide primary support for library publishing activities, which currently include five undergraduate journals. The position will also provide education and support to faculty who adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources. This librarian joins a growing department dedicated to supporting scholarly communications and digital scholarship.

Like all librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. This librarian reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.



  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, library publishing, copyright, author rights, and institutional repositories
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as cross-cultural competencies to maximize effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic environment


  • One to two years of experience in scholarly communications or related area (such as copyright), preferably in an academic library environment
  • Experience with bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Knowledge of and experience with digital humanities/digital scholarship activities for undergraduates
  • Experience with information literacy instruction

Gettysburg College is committed to a climate that welcomes and supports diversity. Candidates should address in their cover letter how they have contributed to a campus/workplace culture of inclusion, as well as how they would envision contributing at Gettysburg.

Application materials must be received by March 31, 2017. Anticipated start date is summer 2017.

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