Scholarly Communication Librarian, Gonzaga University

By IS Lab April 29, 2020

Website Gonzaga University

Job Details

Proposed Rank/Hiring Title: Assistant Professor, Foley
Department: Foley Library Services
Proposed Hiring Contract Type: Tenure Track
Appointment Percent: 100%
Months per Year: 12 months
Open Date: 04/27/2020
Close Date: 05/27/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Hiring Salary: DOE


Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA seeks to fill a full-time, 12-month Scholarly Communication Librarian position in the Foley Library. The incumbent will develop programs, services and collaboration related to Scholarly Communication and Open Educational Resources in support of Gonzaga’s institutional commitments to social justice, diversity and inclusion, and global engagement. They will promote a more equitable and just system of scholarly communication, as well as the use and development of Open Educational Resources to provide more equitable access to course material. The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in the Foley Library. If hired, the candidate must be willing to relocate to the Spokane area.

Job Responsibilities

• Develop and promote policies and programs supporting electronic publishing and the institutional repository.
• Promote the use of Open Education Resources (OERs) at Gonzaga University
• Develop and promote informational resources and educational programs focusing on topics such as open access, alternative publishing models, open educational resources, and other issues related to scholarly communication.
• Collaborates with colleagues across campus to develop publishing strategies that raise the visibility of perspectives from underrepresented and marginalized communities
• Collaborate with colleagues in the Foley Library to develop practices and workflows supporting electronic publishing and the institutional repository.
• Provide University faculty, students, staff, researchers and librarians with guidance and resources concerning open access (OA) and open educational resources (OER).
• Keep abreast of the latest developments, trends, and best practices in digital collections, open educational resources, and scholarly communication, and communicate their implications to library and university stakeholders.
• Participate in the library’s liaison program, including outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs
• Chairs the library’s Open Scholarship Committee



• ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or the international equivalent at time of appointment.
• Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated record with issues related to open educational resources and open access publishing
• Demonstrated ability to articulate complex concepts, such as open education, open access publishing, and copyright to students, faculty, staff, and other stakeholders
• Demonstrated commitment to issues of social justice, diversity, global engagement, and care for/solidarity with vulnerable and marginalized communities
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively


• Record of preparing and delivering workshops and presentations focused on OER, open access publishing, and/or copyright-related topics
• Record of working with publishing tools, repository platforms, and software


To apply, please visit our website at: Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit the following required materials: a letter of application, addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including their experience and achievements with cultural diversity, curriculum vitae (CV), and the names and contact information for three references. Please direct inquiries to Brad Matthies, chair of the search committee, Position closes on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, midnight, Pacific Time. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Contact information for three professional references (name, phone number, and email addresses)
  3. Letter of Application, addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, including their experience and achievements with cultural diversity

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