Scholarly Communication Librarian
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Job No: 520285
Work Type: Non-Instructional Faculty
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association,
Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Librarian (Non-instructional
COLLEGE: University Library
POSITION TITLE: Scholarly Communication Librarian
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento
State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and
scholarly communication at the University by integrating the
library with student success programs and instruction. One of
twenty-three libraries in the California State University System,
the Sacramento State University Library holds over 1.4 million
volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials,
and is a U.S. Government Depository. The library's mission is to
inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly
The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a
forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the
campus learning environment. We welcome individuals from diverse
backgrounds to join our growing organization of 25 library faculty,
30 staff and approximately 30 FTE student assistants. We take pride
in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and
faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment
to ensure one another's success.
The University Library is committed to ensuring our library is a
welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty,
staff, and community members. Sacramento State is a
minority-serving institution having the federal designation as a
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native
American Pacific Island Serving Institution (AANAPISI). We strive
to provide equal access to educational opportunities and commit
ourselves to anti-racist and social justice objectives in service
to our communities. As an anchor university we aim to connect our
students, faculty, and staff with the community to achieve lasting
improvements through inclusive civic engagement.
We seek a professionally engaged and collaborative librarian to
provide guidance on services and policies to the library and to
faculty, students, and staff on matters pertaining to scholarly
communication, such as institutional repository best practices,
faculty profile system support, issues in academic publishing,
copyright and fair use, user privacy issues, data management, and
the Open Access and Open Education movements.
Appointment: This is a probationary, 12-month, tenure-track
position at the Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian rank with an
expected start date of Spring 2023; salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience however the anticipated monthly
hiring range is $6,190 to $7,538 (Senior Assistant Librarian)
$7,102 to $8,450 (Associate Librarian). Librarians in the CSU
system enjoy full faculty status and as such are eligible for
campus service opportunities, sabbatical and other leaves, and
additional benefits. Librarians are represented under Unit 3 of the
California Faculty Association (CFA). Excellent benefits, including
medical, dental, and vision plans; generous paid leave (24 vacation
days and one personal holiday per year and one day of sick leave
per month); and membership in CALPERS, the largest retirement
system in the country. Library faculty must demonstrate
professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and
service to the University and community in order to meet university
requirements for tenure and promotion.
Under the general direction of the Head of Collection Management
Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian:
Develops and implements the Library's scholarly communication
program in coordination with other library departments and library
Administration. Creates goals and objectives for a cohesive
Leads development and implementation of an education program for
library employees on issues of scholarly communication. Advises on
how librarians in all subject areas can educate and communicate
with their constituencies around issues of scholarly
Develops and implements a program to increase awareness among
faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication
issues in the digital environment, alternative publishing models,
public-access requirements for grant-funded projects, Open Access,
and Open Education.
Promotes the use of the campus's institutional repository/faculty
profile system: Sac State Scholars. Creates and maintains support
documentation, policies, and workflow guidelines for the
institutional repository. Selects content to include in the
repository that is representative of Sac State and showcases the
excellence of the university, including high-level undergraduate
Develops and maintains a broad network of partners, e.g., the
Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Information Resources and
Technology (IRT), the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic
Development (ORIED), Division of Inclusive Excellence, students,
faculty and staff, California State University (CSU) system-wide
offices, and the scholarly community to inform, support, and
advance the library's scholarly communication programs and
Stays informed of, and shares with the library and university staff
and faculty, national and international trends and developments in
scholarly communication, including legislation, changes in
intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research
scholarly publishing, and information technologies that affect
access and preservation of scholarly information.
Leads library participation in current and newly developed
initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own
intellectual property rights, and improve access to published
research. Establishes mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing
choices, data management plans, licensing agreements, and fair use
of copyrighted works as users of information.
Establishes a means of analyzing and evaluating the progress of the
library's scholarly communication outreach and education
Helps faculty determine the impact of their scholarship, through
both traditional and alternative measurements.
The Scholarly Communication Librarian contributes to library-wide
decision-making and serves on library committees as needed.
- American Library Association accredited Master's degree or
accredited international equivalent, or accredited advanced degree
in a field relevant to the position conferred by December 31,
- At least two years of professional experience in librarianship,
research, publishing, law, or another relevant field.
- Strong understanding of scholarly communication trends in a
diverse academic or research environment
- Evidence of inclusive and equitable leadership, collaboration,
- Effective oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to
work effectively with diverse populations.
- Experience with outreach, marketing, and/or promotion of
services relevant to scholarly communication.
- Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property rights, Open
Access, institutional repositories, accessibility, and related
issues as they affect the creation and dissemination of
- Understanding of the research or creative scholarship process
in higher education.
It is only necessary for applicants to meet the required
qualifications in order to apply.
- Experience with institutional repositories, faculty profile
systems and/or data management plans
- Experience preparing and delivering instruction to a diverse
population relevant to scholarly communication.
- Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with
academic units in a college or university campus.
- Advanced degree in subject area relevant to the position.
- Experience with assessment of library services.
Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022; and
continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must include the following attachments with the
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that describes how you would contribute to
the development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning
community in your role as Scholarly Communication Librarian. Please
limit your response to 500 words.
4. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts
required if invited for an interview)
Final candidates will be required to attend an in-person interview
at Sacramento State.
Final candidates will be required to submit contact information for
their current supervisor to provide a professional reference after
a job offer is made, but before a final offer is signed.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California's capital
city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is
situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails
and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the
"Farm-to-Fork Capital," is one of the most ethnically diverse and
livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a
million. Sacramento State's 31,000 students come not only from the
Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country,
and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to
meeting our mission: "As California's capital university, we
transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and
success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education,
innovation, and engagement." As the regional hub of higher
education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success,
diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement,
philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code,
Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment
where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and
valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus
is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to
celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and
perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please
visit the Why Sac State? page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical
condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully
authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to
provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with
disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you
need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the
application and/or interviewing process, visit
The University is committed to creating an education and working
environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual
violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For
more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime
Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy
and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report
(ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy
statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information,
crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and
drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains
statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last
three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request
at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a
position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to
satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the
application status of applicants or continued employment of current
California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the
COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their
highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work
in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a
sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).
Advertised: October 14, 2022 (9:00 AM)
Applications Closes: Open Until Filled
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