Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian, University of California, Berkeley, CA

The Library of the University of California, Berkeley seeks a creative, collaborative, and diligent individual to join our growing team supporting the campus with needs related to scholarly communication, copyright, and research-related information policy matters.

The Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services (OSCS), established in 2016 and led by the Scholarly Communication Officer, helps scholars use, create, and publish scholarly information by providing guidance and support throughout the knowledge lifecycle.


Reporting to OSCS’ Scholarly Communication Officer and serving as a key member of the scholarly communication program, the Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian will bear the following essential job duties:

  • Consults with faculty, researchers, and students regarding scholarly communication and copyright-related research needs;
  • Supports faculty, staff, and students with services, outreach, and instruction related to scholarly communication and publishing, including: copyright fair use and permissions; author rights; text & data mining; data publishing and licensing; information policy; research impact; institutional repositories and scholarly publishing platforms; affordable course content and open educational resources (OERs);
  • Advances Library efforts to develop and promote copyright education programs and copyright best practices among faculty, researchers, and students;
  • Helps advise UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students on submission of works to the UC system’s repository,, and compliance with federal or funder access mandates;
  • Serves as a Library & campus resource on issues related to open access scholarship and affordable course content or OERs, and conducts outreach and educational programming on these topics;
  • Works with liaisons/subject librarians to develop educational materials and provide relevant outreach and programming to increase awareness about scholarly communication issues;
  • Helps maintain OSCS reporting efforts, and develop and execute OSCS strategic directions;
  • Monitors and reports on trends, legal requirements, and best practices regarding scholarly communication, public access to research and data, copyright-related scholarly publishing issues, and OERs;
  • Participates in the Library’s Scholarly Communication Expertise Group and relevant Library- or campus-wide entities; and
  • Contributes to OSCS’ web presence, tools, and materials.

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