Scholarly Communications Librarian, Gettysburg College

By May 3, 2019

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College’s Musselman Library invites a librarian with a teaching and outreach orientation to join its Scholarly Communications department. Our library is a dynamic organization where every staff member makes a difference. We serve an increasingly diverse liberal arts community of 2,600 undergraduate students, including 20-25% first-generation college students and over 16% Pell Grant recipients. We recognize that excellence cannot be achieved without diversity, and we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that offers students and colleagues richly varied perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian plays a key role in providing and expanding library services related to open access, open education, and library publishing. The successful candidate is an enthusiastic and engaged teacher who can design and deliver outreach and instructional activities and programs, both to promote scholarly communications services and to contribute to an active information literacy program. This position will oversee sustainable growth and management of our established institutional repository, The Cupola, as well as collaborate to develop new open access journals like our undergraduate journals. This librarian will join a growing campus conversation about textbook affordability and work with administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders to improve affordability. They will also provide education and support that enables faculty to adopt, adapt, and create Open Educational Resources for use in their courses.

Like all Gettysburg College librarians, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will participate actively in collection development, serve as liaison to one or more academic departments, serve on library committees, participate in a weekly rotation at the research help desk, and benefit from continuing education and professional development opportunities. The librarian will participate in the hiring, training, supervision, and mentoring of interns and student employees. This position reports to the Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications.

Gettysburg College seeks candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of students, colleagues, and community members. Interest in creating an inclusive campus community, working with underserved populations, and a strong commitment to the liberal arts college experience is expected. The salary is competitive and is complemented with a superior benefits package.



    • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S.) by anticipated start date in August 2019
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, institutional repositories, open education, library publishing, copyright, and author rights
    • Excellent demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues
    • Teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and trends, and ability to contribute to an active information literacy instruction program that values creative instructional design and assessment
    • Demonstrated ability both to work independently, and to work collaboratively and effectively with a diverse group of people in a dynamic environment
    • Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community
    • Demonstrated ability to organize activities and projects


    • One to two years of work experience in instruction, scholarly communications, or related area (such as copyright), preferably in an academic library environment
    • Experience with bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform
    • Knowledge of and experience with digital humanities/digital scholarship activities for undergraduates


Application materials must be received by May 17, 2019. Anticipated start date is August 2019.

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