COLLEGE: University Library
POSITION TITLE: Scholarly Communication Librarian
As the center of campus intellectual discovery, the Sacramento State University Library promotes teaching, learning, research, and scholarly communication at the University by integrating the library with student success programs and instruction. One of twenty-three libraries in the California State University System, the Sacramento State University Library holds over 1.4 million volumes, comprised of print and electronic monographs and serials, and is a U.S. Government Depository. The library’s mission is to inspire excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarly activities.
The University Library is undergoing rapid transformation with a forward-thinking vision and a deep commitment to improving the campus learning environment. We welcome individuals from diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of 25 library faculty, 30 staff and approximately 30 FTE student assistants. We take pride in the collaborative nature in which our students, staff, and faculty work together in a professional and supportive environment to ensure one another’s success.
The University Library is committed to ensuring our library is a welcoming and inclusive place for all of our students, faculty, staff, and community members. Sacramento State is a minority-serving institution having the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Island Serving Institution (AANAPISI). We strive to provide equal access to educational opportunities and commit ourselves to anti-racist and social justice objectives in service to our communities. As an anchor university we aim to connect our students, faculty, and staff with the community to achieve lasting improvements through inclusive civic engagement.
We seek a professionally engaged and collaborative librarian to provide guidance on services and policies to the library and to faculty, students, and staff on matters pertaining to scholarly communication, such as institutional repository best practices, faculty profile system support, issues in academic publishing, copyright and fair use, user privacy issues, data management, and the Open Access and Open Education movements.
Appointment: This is a probationary, 12-month, tenure-track position at the Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian rank with an expected start date of Spring 2023; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience however the anticipated monthly hiring range is $6,190 to $7,538 (Senior Assistant Librarian) $7,102 to $8,450 (Associate Librarian). Librarians in the CSU system enjoy full faculty status and as such are eligible for campus service opportunities, sabbatical and other leaves, and additional benefits. Librarians are represented under Unit 3 of the California Faculty Association (CFA). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans; generous paid leave (24 vacation days and one personal holiday per year and one day of sick leave per month); and membership in CALPERS, the largest retirement system in the country. Library faculty must demonstrate professional competence, scholarly and/or creative achievement, and service to the University and community in order to meet university requirements for tenure and promotion.
Under the general direction of the Head of Collection Management Services, the Scholarly Communication Librarian:
Develops and implements the Library’s scholarly communication program in coordination with other library departments and library Administration. Creates goals and objectives for a cohesive program.
Leads development and implementation of an education program for library employees on issues of scholarly communication. Advises on how librarians in all subject areas can educate and communicate with their constituencies around issues of scholarly communication.
Develops and implements a program to increase awareness among faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communication issues in the digital environment, alternative publishing models, public-access requirements for grant-funded projects, Open Access, and Open Education.
Promotes the use of the campus’s institutional repository/faculty profile system: Sac State Scholars. Creates and maintains support documentation, policies, and workflow guidelines for the institutional repository. Selects content to include in the repository that is representative of Sac State and showcases the excellence of the university, including high-level undergraduate work.
Develops and maintains a broad network of partners, e.g., the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Information Resources and Technology (IRT), the Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED), Division of Inclusive Excellence, students, faculty and staff, California State University (CSU) system-wide offices, and the scholarly community to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals.
Stays informed of, and shares with the library and university staff and faculty, national and international trends and developments in scholarly communication, including legislation, changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information.
Leads library participation in current and newly developed initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own intellectual property rights, and improve access to published research. Establishes mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, data management plans, licensing agreements, and fair use of copyrighted works as users of information.
Establishes a means of analyzing and evaluating the progress of the library’s scholarly communication outreach and education program.
Helps faculty determine the impact of their scholarship, through both traditional and alternative measurements.
The Scholarly Communication Librarian contributes to library-wide decision-making and serves on library committees as needed.
- American Library Association accredited Master’s degree or accredited international equivalent, or accredited advanced degree in a field relevant to the position conferred by December 31, 2022.
- At least two years of professional experience in librarianship, research, publishing, law, or another relevant field.
- Strong understanding of scholarly communication trends in a diverse academic or research environment
- Evidence of inclusive and equitable leadership, collaboration, and initiative.
- Effective oral, written, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
- Experience with outreach, marketing, and/or promotion of services relevant to scholarly communication.
- Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property rights, Open Access, institutional repositories, accessibility, and related issues as they affect the creation and dissemination of scholarship
- Understanding of the research or creative scholarship process in higher education.
It is only necessary for applicants to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.
- Experience with institutional repositories, faculty profile systems and/or data management plans
- Experience preparing and delivering instruction to a diverse population relevant to scholarly communication.
- Demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships with academic units in a college or university campus.
- Advanced degree in subject area relevant to the position.
- Experience with assessment of library services.
Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2022; and continue until the position is filled.
Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
1. Cover letter
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. A diversity statement that describes how you would contribute to the development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning community in your role as Scholarly Communication Librarian. Please limit your response to 500 words.
4. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)
Final candidates will be required to attend an in-person interview at Sacramento State.
Final candidates will be required to submit contact information for their current supervisor to provide a professional reference after a job offer is made, but before a final offer is signed.
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued. Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.
To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.
Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.
It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process .
The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/.
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).