Website New Jersey Institute of Technology
The Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a
collaborative, curious, and detail-oriented Open Access and Scholarly Communications (OASC)
Librarian to lead the open access, data management, open educational resources, and
scholarly communication programs and related strategic initiatives. This is a 12-month
professional staff position and works under the direction of the University Librarian. The
successful candidate will incorporate resilience, resourcefulness, and solutions orientation to
manage time and deadlines, as well as balance demands and priorities. The position typically
works a 35-hour work week with one remote workday and may require occasional evening and
weekend hours based on instructional needs.
Open Access and Scholarly Communication Services (85%)
● Assists faculty, researchers, and students in navigating a complex and challenging
publishing environment (predatory publishers, open access, APCs, copyright and fair
use, and creative commons licensing).
● Provides individual and group consultation in guiding open access, author’s rights, and
other related publishing models.
● Supports researchers and liaison librarians on ORCID, fair use, journal, and funder open
● Provides support for compliance with funders’ data management plan and sharing policy
● Supports data curation and management, including technical challenges such as format
migration, preservation, metadata, and data retrieval and use.
● Works collaboratively with subject liaison librarians and other units on campus to
develop, promote, and support various programming for open access, data
management, open educational resources, and scholarly communications.
● Partners with the Student Success Librarian to collaborate and manage the Open &;
Affordable Textbook (OAT) program by assisting in discovering, adapting, creating, and
using OER content.
● Collaborates with the Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian to a) assess open
access publisher’s read-and-publish offers, b) analyze author metrics and trends related
to open access offers, c) develop guidelines and policies for evaluating successful open
access transformative partnerships, and d) assess open access partnerships to inform
● Collaborates with the Archivist and Digital Initiatives Librarian to co-manage the
institutional repository using metadata best practices to improve discoverability and
ensure documents comply with accessibility standards and link to supplemental
materials in data repositories.
● Monitors the scholarly communication landscape, including legislative, funding, and
publishing trends. Assesses findings, communicates implications where appropriate, and
incorporates them into existing programming.
● Serves on library, faculty, and university-wide committees.
Subject Liaison, Instruction, and Outreach Services (15%)
● Serves as the subject liaison librarian to a STEM academic department as assigned.
● Contributes to on-call shifts during work schedule to answer questions in person, via
chat, phone, and email.
● Creates and maintains research guides and instructional materials for the assigned
● Participates in outreach and engagement to promote library resources and services.
● Performs other duties as assigned.
● An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library information science or related field.
● Three (3) years of relevant professional library experience supporting open access,
scholarly communications, open educational resources, or research data services.
● Demonstrated knowledge of issues, trends, and technologies related to academic
research, OER, scholarly communication practices, and research data management.
● Demonstrated excellent communication, interpersonal, and project management skills.
● Strong analytical problem-solving skills and developing creative solutions.
● At the university’s discretion, formal education and experience prerequisites may be
accepted if the candidate can demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and
experience to the satisfaction of the university, specifically preparing the candidate for
success in the position.
● A second Master’s degree in a STEM discipline.
● Training/certification with data management workflows and research impact metrics.
● Experience providing instruction in data curation tools or services (Figshare, DMPTool,
etc..),research profile systems (ORCID, Google Scholar, etc.), and repositories (Digital
● Experience in searching Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and other academic
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
To apply for this job please visit njit.csod.com.