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Scholarly Communications Librarian, The Claremont Colleges, (Claremont, CA)


The Claremont Colleges Library seeks a service-oriented, collaborative, knowledgeable, and creative individual to further develop and advance our scholarly communication initiatives. The Scholarly Communication Librarian (SCL) will be responsible for planning and delivering initiatives promoting openness, effective sharing, and equitable access to scholarly knowledge and resources. Working closely with key stakeholders, inside and outside of the library, they will provide collaborative support regarding the management and assessment of The Claremont Colleges Library’s (TCCL) suite of scholarly communications services. They will plan and implement new initiatives, strengthen established protocols, and assess existing practices with an eye towards sustainability.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian (SCL) will report to the head of Digital Initiatives within the Distinctive Collections and Digital Scholarship Division. The SCL will work with the Digital Initiatives unit to provide vision and guidance for Scholarship at Claremont, the institutional repository, while setting priorities that respond to current and emerging needs of the seven Claremont Colleges.  The Scholarly Communications Librarian will actively engage with the rapidly-changing scholarly communications landscape while providing clear communication, advocacy, and outreach involving many different internal and external audiences. The SCL will create and circulate education and outreach materials, including web content, brochures/handouts, and resource materials for a range of constituencies, including research and teaching librarians, library staff, faculty, and graduate students.  These topics may include, but are not limited to: intellectual property rights, copyright, fair use, open access (OA), and open scholarship initiatives such as open pedagogy and open educational resources (OER).

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will manage, promote, and advance the library’s institutional repository, as a place to host scholarship produced by scholars from across the seven colleges of the Consortium. In addition, the SCL will also collaborate with colleagues within the unit to steward the unique assets and materials related to Scholarship at Claremont and the Claremont Colleges Digital Library.

Priority Deadline: The deadline for first consideration is May 31, 2024.

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