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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Schaffer Library
Categories: Administration
Position Grade: LS

Union College seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify, develop, and coordinate services and programs to support campus awareness of and participation in the evolving scholarly landscape. The librarian will support a diverse group of faculty and students as they navigate increasingly diverse venues and formats of scholarly discourse, staying current with trends and legislation related to the scholarly publishing ecosystem. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Public Services Division, the librarian develops and participates in digital scholarship and instruction services and programs. As a member of the general faculty, the librarian will also be expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of two years working in the field of publishing or research. An equivalent combination of degree and experience will be considered. Demonstrated knowledge of research workflows and lifecycles. Demonstrated understanding of scholarly repositories (e.g., SSRN, arXiv) and the ability to communicate opportunities and address issues related to their use to the campus community. Experience with bibliographic and citation databases that provide bibliometric data (e.g., Journal of Highly Cited Data, Dimensions, Plum Analytics, Scopus and Web of Science). Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and emerging trends in scholarly publishing. Awareness of U.S. copyright law and creative commons licensing as it relates to the scholarly communication process.

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth-oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Union College offers an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous 11% retirement plan contribution and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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