Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian/Assistant Professor, St. John’s University Libraries, Jamaica, NY

Job Description

The St. John’s University Libraries seeks applications from innovative candidates to act as its Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian.  Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Scholarly Communication and Data Curation Librarian will support scholarly communication and data curation endeavors of faculty, researchers, students, staff, and librarians working locally and globally. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting library-led initiatives including the development and management of an institutional repository and development and implementation of an electronic theses and dissertations (ETD) program. The Librarian will provide leadership in the area of data curation on behalf of the Libraries and work with faculty researchers to identify, recruit, ingest and deposit data in the library’s digital repository. The successful candidate will play a significant role in outreach to the research community to deposit data in the digital repository and the creation of training programs, help guides and web resources to support this effort. The Librarian will also be responsible for providing leadership in areas related to digital publishing, copyright, intellectual property, open access, open education and other emerging trends in digital scholarship. The individual will monitor trends and developments in scholarly communication and act as a liaison to national efforts in the area (such as SPARC and HathiTrust). The incumbent will also develop outreach and educational programs that promote scholarly communication in furtherance of both the University and Libraries mission. This tenure track faculty position requires self-motivated and continual learning, professional development, and application of additional expertise in these and related areas.

The St. John’s University Libraries is committed to teaching and learning and provides content-based information resources, instructional services, and other support in the most effective formats for University programs and student and faculty research. The Libraries provide the foundation for the University’s mission of academic excellence and lifelong learning. St. John’s University is one of America ‘s leading metropolitan Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse community, and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John’s has distinguished itself by giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving lasting success – personally, professionally and spiritually. Our students can study at any of our three NYC locations (Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan), and also at our international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France, with other study abroad locations around the world.

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