Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Scholarly Communication Librarian position at Syracuse University

The Syracuse University Library seeks an energetic and visionary librarian who is passionate about the challenges of digital scholarly communication. This librarian will have a deep knowledge of the scholarly process and an avid interest in the future of digital research. A main assignment will be to direct SUrface, the university’s new institutional repository/research database at http://surface.syr.edu, with the goal of building it into a model, state-of-the-art online resource. The scholarly communication librarian will develop an understanding of the theory, principles, and evolving practice of scholarly communication in the academy in order to make available, facilitate, and extend the broadest access to resources needed by the Syracuse University community for teaching and learning.

This position will bridge the gap between the library and the SU research community by advising, instructing, and advocating for best practices in open access, and digital resources and preservation. This position is part of the library’s Unit for Research, Collections, and Scholarly Communication (RCSC), and will work closely with the associate dean to communicate with faculty and graduate students.

A complete position description can be found on the Syracuse University Library website:

To apply, visit the Syracuse University Human Resources website:
[Scholarly Communication Librarian / Job # 027057 ]