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University of Wyoming (UWYO) Libraries
Laramie, WY, United States
1 day ago
University of Wyoming (UWYO) Libraries
Laramie, WY, United States
1 day ago
University of Wyoming (UWYO) Libraries
Laramie, WY, United States
1 day ago
University of Wyoming (UWYO) Libraries
Laramie, Wyoming, United States
1 day ago



The University of Wyoming Libraries invites applications for a Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing Librarian, one of three collaborative librarian positions in UW Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Center, an initiative developed under the Libraries 2018-2022 strategic plan. The Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing Librarian provides expert guidance and training in contemporary scholarly communication issues and new modes of publishing for UW faculty, staff, and students. This position additionally provides leadership for and supports the UW Libraries Open Journals publishing platform, and advocates for open access publishing in the university community.

The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with:

  • The Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position is responsible for leading adoption and implementation of digital scholarly tools, methods, applications, and training for faculty, students, and staff, and coordinating with library systems staff, university IT, and UW’s Advanced Research & Computing Center (ARCC) to support digital applications and tools related to student and/or faculty scholarship.
  • The Data Management Librarian. This position has a key role in advocating for and fostering a culture of open data stewardship and best practices across all disciplines on campus and beyond. It provides leadership for data management, publication, and curation services to UW researchers and faculty members, and works closely with campus partners including the Advanced Research Computing Center (ARCC) and the Office of Research and Economic Development to manage the lifecycle of large datasets related to UW faculty research.

The Digital Scholarship Center is housed in Digital Collections, a department within the Education & Research Services Division.

The Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing Librarian reports to the Chair of Digital Collections.


  • Advocate for open access publishing in the university community and beyond 
  • Provide leadership for and support UW Libraries Open Journals publishing platform 
  • Serve as the point person for UW Libraries’ Alt-Textbook grant program 
  • Promote and support the use of UW’s institutional repository WyoScholar to faculty, students, and staff 
  • Develop partnerships to support the research lifecycle
  • Develops and collaborates closely with library and university faculty and departments to identify opportunities for open publishing 
  • Serve as point person for advice regarding author rights, copyright, fair use, and related topics, as well as UW Libraries’ OER Alt-Textbook program 
  • Coordinate, plan, and execute relevant workshops for students, faculty, and staff in the DSC with the assistance of Digital Collections staff 
  • Develop and implement training for librarians and staff on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship, including outreach to community college librarians and administrators


As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. ( ). 

UW Libraries is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment.  Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at  For more information on UW Libraries, please visit 


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.



  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for open publishing, open access, licensing, and open educational resources  
  • Demonstrated knowledge of content publishing and hosting platforms (e.g., Open Journal Systems, DSpace, Islandora, Figshare) 
  • Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility independently and in team settings 


  • Experience providing instruction, research consultation services, and/or workshops to faculty, students, and staff in an academic setting 
  • Experience with content publishing and hosting platforms (e.g., Open Journal Systems, DSpace, Islandora, Figshare) 
  • Experience promoting open scholarship and open access to an academic community 
  • Experience evaluating complex copyright & licensing questions 
  • Demonstrated research interest and scholarly activity in the field 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

*UW Libraries is committed to providing professional development funding and time to allow qualified candidates to acquire skills and grow into positions.    


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.  

Online Application at:

This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 2/10/2022 will receive full consideration.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 61103066
  • Location:
    Laramie, Wyoming, United States
  • Position Title: Assistant Librarian - Scholarly Communications and Open Publishing Librarian
  • Company Name: University of Wyoming (UWYO) Libraries
  • Industry: Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Job Function: Digital Projects and Initiatives
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $54,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
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