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Scholarly Communication Librarian Position in Duarte, CA

Posted by Editor on March 31, 2009

The City of Hope Graff Scientific & Medical Library seeks an innovative and enthusiastic Scholarly Communication Librarian to provide leadership in the emerging area of scholarly communication. Responsibilities include: developing and maintaining institution-wide policies and procedures to comply with the National Institutes of Health Public Access Policy; educating staff about publishing models and author rights; monitoring and reporting on global scholarly communication trends and related legislative issues; building and sustaining an institutional repository; and developing and supporting sustainable models of scholarly communication.


· Track institutional publications and submit articles to PubMed Central on behalf of researchers, draft policies and procedures, and establish publication workflows and system tracking according to professional best practices.

· Educate researchers about open access publishing requirements and foster awareness of scientific and academic publishing issues.

· Manage an institutional repository of digital content.

· Provide outreach to the City of Hope community to raise awareness about scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, author rights management, and legislative actions affecting these issues.

· Serve as a resource specialist on copyright law.

· Develop and sustain the institution’s web page on scholarly communication.

· Provide reference and research assistance to library patrons.

· Provide instruction on library resources and databases including PubMed, EndNote, and electronic books and journals.

Masters Degree in Library/Information Science. Preference for 3+ years experience in an academic library setting, undergraduate or second advanced degree in a scientific field, experience in an academic medical or scientific library, and familiarity with academic publishing models.

Salary and Benefits
Salary range: $51,238-$79,420. Additionally, City of Hope offers a competitive benefits package.


Melissa L. Just, MLIS, EdD, AHIP
Director, Graff Medical & Scientific Library
City of Hope

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