Open Publishing Librarian Job at University of Houston, Texas

  • University of Houston
  • Texas

Job Description

Open Publishing Librarian

University of Houston Job Location: TexasApply By: 06/30/2024Date Created: 06-07-2024

The University of Houston (UH) Libraries seeks a collaborative, enterprising, and creative candidate for the position of Open Publishing Librarian. This position resides in the Libraries’ Research Services department, which provides infrastructure, programs, and services in support of digital humanities, research visibility and impact, data management, and scholarly publishing activities. Reporting to the Head of Research Services, the Open Publishing Librarian contributes to and helps organize UH Libraries’ expanding publishing program. The successful candidate will manage and promote the UH Institutional Repository, oversee UH’s Vireo Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) management system, lead the Libraries’ open access journal and monograph support, and collaboratively advance other elements of its publishing operations, which span the Open Education Services department, the Teaching and Learning department, the Resource Description and Metadata department, and the Collections Strategies and Services department. The candidate is expected to collaborate throughout the Libraries while maintaining and expanding partnerships across campus to address current and emerging scholarly publishing needs among faculty, students, and research centers, including the Division of Research, University Information Technology, and the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute, among others.

The Open Publishing Librarian is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Libraries’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians, and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

Required Qualifications:
- Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Library/Information Science program
- Experience with digital publishing tools such as DSpace, Bepress, Open Journal Systems, Humanities Commons, or Vireo
- Demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively with stakeholders to build services, programs, and initiatives in a complex, changing environment
- Demonstrated excellent communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of scholarly publishing best practices, trends, and forces impacting the higher education publishing ecosystem
- Knowledge of, or interest in, library publishing program models

Salary: $65,000 to $68,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package; choice of retirement programs including TIAA; tax-deferred annuity program available; release time to take a class up to 3 hours/week; no state or local income tax.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at Visit the UH Libraries Employment page for more information: Potential applicants seeking further information should contact Santi Thompson, Interim Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Learning, and Talent at 713-743-9685 or

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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