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Assistant Scholarly Communications Librarian (Full-Time), Framingham State University, MA



Reporting to the Dean of the Library and informed by the University’s strategic priorities, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will build relationships with other departments across the university to advance scholarly communication efforts on campus, including open access, open educational resources, and data management.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a member of the Research and Learning Department, providing information literacy instruction and research assistance to both students and faculty face-to-face and online.


  • Plan, implement, and evaluate innovative, sustainable, and inclusive scholarly communication services and policies that support open access and OER.
  • Collaborate with Digital Services Librarian to facilitate the publication, curation, and preservation of scholarly content such as journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, OER and other unique research and teaching materials via the institutional repository and other platforms.
  • Work with the Digital Services team and other librarians to promote and support the institutional repository.
  • Contribute to library initiatives to support FSU researchers in demonstrating impact of their work and explore new and alternative metrics.
  • Monitor advancements in scholarly communication, OA, OER, data management and communicate to opportunities to library and faculty.
  • Provide outreach and training on scholarly communication topics for library and campus constituencies.
  • Participates in the embedded librarian program to provide point-of-need service in the campus LMS.
  • Collaborates with the Research and Learning team on the assessment of departmental services.
  • Serves as the liaison to academic departments.
  • Assists with collection development projects.
  • Incorporates an anti-racist and diversity, equity, and inclusion lens into work in the Library and contributions to campus.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, and best practices in scholarly communications.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Librarian. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside campus buildings.

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter addressing teaching philosophy and any areas of specialization/expertise,
  • CV/Resume,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement*, and
  • Names and contact information for three professional references who will automatically be sent requests to electronically submit written letters of recommendation.

*An Equity and Inclusion Statement is a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts, as well as future plans, to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Regardless of personal demographic characteristics, FSU has a commitment to hiring candidates who share our commitment to the American Association of College and Universities (AAC&U) Inclusive Excellence Model. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment. Review of applications is ongoing  and has been extended through November 19, 2021.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or [email protected].