Colby College Libraries

Colby College – Scholarly Communications Librarian

Join a team of collaborative and creative library faculty at Colby College! Be a part of the growing movement toward more open and inclusive scholarship and teaching. The Colby College Libraries invite applications for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a faculty librarian position with teaching responsibilities and is a member of the Digital Initiatives (DI) team. The Librarian serves as the Libraries’ expert on scholarly communication, including alternative publishing models, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, open educational resources, and equitable access to the College’s scholarly output. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will develop and implement educational programs, support metadata creation for digital assets, and serve as an advisor for researchers (as well as library staff) on scholarly communications and digital scholarship issues.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will collaborate with the Digital Archives Librarian to manage and develop the College’s institutional repositories. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also collaborate closely with colleagues in other departments, including Collections Management and Special Collections and Archives, on open access, metadata standards, and the preservation of, and discovery and access to, the scholarly output of the College.

To apply, please submit applications through Interfolio at Please include cover letter, CV, and contact information for three confidential references. Review of materials will begin on May 19, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Darylyne Provost, chair of the search committee (

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

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