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Open Scholarship Librarian - NYU

Location: USA - NY - New York

New York University Libraries is seeking an Open Scholarship Librarian. This is a faculty librarian position and will support the open scholarship, digital publishing, and repository needs of research and teaching across a wide range of social sciences, humanities, and sciences fields at NYU. This individual works in a unit that includes the Scholarly Communications and Information Policy and Digital Scholarship Services departments as part of a team working to grow and sustain a constantly evolving set of services that supports researchers across the full scholarly communication lifecycle, including content creation, preservation, and storage; rights management; and content discovery and dissemination.

The Open Scholarship Librarian plays a key role in developing and implementing a broad-ranging outreach and education program for digital publishing and repository services for NYU. They work in close collaboration with other specialists to promote tools and services in support of Open Access and Open Scholarship, such as the institutional repository, ORCID Identifiers, and Digital Object Identifiers; to identify and document workflow best practices for the curation and management of digital collections and digital publishing projects, including collections such as electronic theses and dissertations; and to instruct researchers in navigating rights and access issues.This person works collaboratively with Liaison and instruction librarians, technologists, metadata architects, preservation specialists, and developers within NYU Libraries to maintain and improve systems for description, storage, discovery, rights management, and access to digital content held within the institutional repository.

The Open Scholarship Librarian participates in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new methodologies and scholarly communication practices, especially as they relate to open access and open scholarship. They will develop and maintain awareness of scholarly communication initiatives across subject areas, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development. As a member of the Scholarly Communications and Information Policy department, this position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy and operates in close coordination with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services, Data Services, Preservation and Conservation, and Digital Library Technology Services.


  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration. A second graduate degree will be required for tenure.
  • Academic or professional experience in scholarly communication principles and practices, such as copyright and fair use, open access, digital publishing, and repository management.
  • Ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrated ability or interest in conducting teaching, consultations, and outreach to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity, and accessibility.


  • Experience providing repository and digital publishing outreach, education, and services in a large, research-intensive academic setting.
  • Familiarity with digital repository technology and trends.
  • Experience with navigating issues relating to copyright, fair use, and rights management.
  • Reference/consultation, teaching, and/or outreach experience in an academic library.
  • Experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.

Application instructions:

We would love to hear from you! To ensure consideration, submit your CV and letter of application, including the contact information of three professional references to
NYU Division of Libraries requires all candidates for this position to supply a statement demonstrating their dedication to inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging as part of their application. Access the Diversity Statement prompt here
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 6, 2021.

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