Publishing and Authorship Librarian

University of Minnesota Duluth

Publishing and Authorship Librarian

12-month, full-time position, P&A Professional position.

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The mission of the Kathryn A. Martin Library is to expand equitable access to information, enhance learning and research across campus, and serve as an inclusive center for collaboration in our community.

The University of Minnesota is an equal-opportunity educator and employer. Smoking, chewing tobacco, and the use of electronic cigarettes are prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds, and University vehicles.

About the Job
The Publishing and Authorship Librarian provides leadership, direction, consultation, and outreach in the areas of copyright, digital scholarship, publishing, and research data management, both within the library and broader UMD campus. This person leads our library’s efforts to promote open scholarship at UMD with collaboration and support from UMD library colleagues and from our Twin Cities University Libraries colleagues.

The person in this position provides library liaison services to a set of research institutes and programs with needs for focused scholarly communications support. For these areas, this librarian provides specialized research support services, creates learning objects, and provides specialized outreach and workshop-based information literacy instruction.

As part of the Research & Learning Team, this person will share responsibility for delivering information literacy instruction for courses within the College and Advanced Writing Program. The person in this position participates in Research & Learning Team meetings, activities, and projects; serves on teams and groups working on library-wide initiatives; and contributes to the library profession and/or campus.

Assigned liaison subject areas: The Graduate School and UMD research institutes including Large Lakes Observatory, Natural Resources Research Institute, and Sea Grant.

The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $53,000 annually.


Scholarly Communications (50%)

Advocate for the library’s role in scholarly communications and communicate the value of open scholarship to the campus community through participation in relevant UMD and university committees and initiatives
Provide expertise, guidance, and consultation on publishing and copyright to library staff members and the UMD campus community, in collaboration with University Libraries colleagues on the Twin Cities campus
In partnership with library colleagues at UMD and the Twin Cities, coordinate library outreach and education efforts on copyright, publishing, open access, and research data management, encouraging and enabling campus researchers to manage their rights to their work, explore emerging modes of scholarship, assess and document the impact of their work, and improve access to published research
Develop, maintain, and share knowledge of copyright, digital scholarship, publishing, and research data management
As a member of the University of Minnesota system-wide library Open Scholarship Committee, participate in university system-wide efforts to promote open scholarship and share relevant information and updates with UMD colleagues
Facilitate ongoing learning among library staff members through training and discussion about scholarly communications issues, trends, and best practices
Consult with liaison librarians on information literacy instruction that addresses questions about information ownership and access, and encourages students to view themselves as contributors to scholarly conversations
In collaboration with the Information Literacy Librarian, identify and pursue opportunities to increase awareness and adoption of open pedagogy and open educational resources on campus
In collaboration with liaison librarians, provide consultation-level research support for systematic review authors at UMD
Coordinate campus participation in Experts@Minnesota, the University of Minnesota’s tool for tracking research activity
Create and update research guides
In consultation with the Digitization and Metadata Specialist, foster relationships across campus to build awareness of and increase contributions to to the University Digital Conservancy, the University of Minnesota’s institutional repository
In collaboration with University Libraries colleagues on the Twin Cities campus, coordinate publishing process for UMD journals and monographs
Liaison Assignments (20%)
For assigned departments: The Graduate School and UMD research institutes including Large Lakes Observatory, Natural Resources Research Institute, Sea Grant

As liaison to the Graduate School, participate in Graduate Student Orientation and provide outreach and instruction about publication and scholarship for graduate students
Provide in-depth research support in assigned subject areas
Develop good working relationships with faculty to support teaching and research
Keep current on academic trends and changes
Assess user needs to develop and maintain relevant, high quality services and information resources
Develop expertise in specialized information resources relevant to liaison areas Contribute to decision making about resource renewals and cancellations
General Responsibilities as a Member of the Research & Learning Team (20%)

Provide general research support to library users during scheduled hours
Provide foundational information literacy instruction to classes in College Writing and College in the Schools
Assist students and other researchers in evaluating resources and refining topics for research
Keep current on professional issues related to research help services
Share information on resources and research skills with colleagues
Document data on research transactions and instruction sessions
Serve as a member of the Research & Learning Team and participate in team meetings
Participate in team events and initiatives
Work cooperatively with library staff
Library-Related Professional Service and Engagement (10%)

Participate in library, UMD, and community meetings and events
Serve on campus or university committees
Engage in professional development
Contribute to the profession through organizational work, presenting papers, or publishing
Other Duties as Assigned

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience
Excellent organizational and written communication skills
Demonstrated experience building collaborative relationships with colleagues, library users, and/or community partners
Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging trends in scholarship and publishing
Demonstrated experience with proposing and/or implementing actions that improve equity and inclusion in your work

Demonstrated experience or coursework with copyright and intellectual property issues
Demonstrated experience producing and sharing scholarship or creative work
Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Tuition Benefit Program
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
University HSA contributions
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Employee wellbeing program
Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
Financial counseling services
Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. The search committee will begin reviewing applications around June 3, 2024. We anticipate a start date for this position at the beginning of August.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-8647.

Required Application Materials: Resume and Cover Letter, references requested for finalists.
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

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Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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