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Scholarly Communication Librarian

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Scholarly Communication Librarian to join our team. This newly-created position plays a key role in supporting the research lifecycle at the University by being a go-to resource for sharing, promoting, and preserving the scholarship and creative works produced by our faculty, students, staff, and Academic Centers and Institutes.  

The Scholarly Communication Librarian provides direction, strategies, and support for DigitalCommons@Fairfield (the open-access institutional repository) and Pure4EGS (our related faculty profile platform).  This position establishes, documents, and communicates policies and procedures that govern digital content acquisition, submission, and display for DigitalCommons@Fairfield. The Scholarly Communication Librarian generates reports for departments, academic centers, and the Library around DigitalCommons@Fairfield activity. In addition, this position will have, or develop, knowledge of ways to demonstrate research impact, such as altmetrics and bibliometrics, impact factors, ORCiD profiles, and readership reports generated via the institutional repository. This position will also supervise the Library Specialist for the Institutional Repository. 

As a collaborator with Faculty Partnership Program librarians, the Scholarly Communication Librarian leads workshops and promotes scholarly communication and repository solutions, while also advocating for barrier-free and open access to research. Additionally, this position serves as a valuable resource, providing guidance and advice to the campus community and Library on copyright, fair use, and author rights issues. 

If you are passionate about promoting scholarly communication, open access, and helping our community share our research and creative works with the world, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. We also welcome applications from experienced librarians from all types of libraries, including new library school graduates, to apply and join our team. 

Hybrid work schedule opportunity available. 

Candidates applying by August 12, 2024, will be given first consideration. 

To apply, please visit our campus employment web site, found here.   

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter and the contact information for at least three references at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. 

REPORTS TO: Associate Dean for Technical Services and the Budget 

SUPERVISION OF PERSONNEL: Library Specialist for the Institutional Repository 


  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans. 

  • 403b retirement plans. 

  • Tuition remission for employees, spouses and children/dependents. 

  • Relocation assistance. 

  • Generous vacation and holiday time. 

  • Recreational complex membership at an affordable rate. 

  • Library privileges. 

  • Employee Assistance Program. 

Please view the benefits snapshot summary for further details: https://www.fairfield.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-benefits/snapshot-summary/index.html 

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library empowers the members of our community in the development of their whole person, including their intellectual, psychological, spiritual, and professional exploration; their growth as critical thinkers; their endeavors as knowledge creators; and their quest for lifelong fulfillment. Recently, the Library updated its strategic plan to match the University’s ambition to grow in national prominence and reach. Read more about our strategic plan here: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/about/mission/DNL_Strategic_Plan.pdf 

Founded in 1942, Fairfield University is a modern, Jesuit Catholic University rooted in one of the world’s oldest intellectual and spiritual traditions. With campuses located in Fairfield, CT, Bridgeport, CT, and Austin, TX, we strive to create a workforce that is rich in skill, knowledge, and pride in our work. Members of the Fairfield University community exhibit mutual respect, compassion, and inclusivity, aspiring to be a welcoming environment representative of an ever-changing and diverse global populace. As our University rises in national prominence, we are committed to fostering a healthy workplace and lifestyle for our employees. At Fairfield, the future is filled with opportunities as limitless as your potential, and they all begin with you. 

Members of the Fairfield University community are committed to respecting and valuing one another, finding the common good rooted in us all, and working collaboratively to achieve our potential as a modern Jesuit Catholic institution. We aspire to be an inclusive, welcoming community that is representative of an ever-changing and diverse global populace. The Jesuit tradition of cura personalis – care for the whole person – animates our mission. We educate men and women who serve for and with others within the rich tapestry of cultures that comprise our contemporary world. 

By encouraging dialogue, communication, community partnerships, and a culture of understanding, we foster in our students, faculty, and staff the capacity and desire to build a better world through productive citizenship and societal stewardship. 

Position: Scholarly Communication Librarian
Organization: Fairfield University, DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Location: Fairfield,  CT 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/10/2024


  • Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program. 

  • Knowledge of best practices, current trends and issues in scholarly communication.  

  • Experience working with a digital repository.  

  • Excellent communication, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.  

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well about scholarly communication priorities and issues to a variety of audiences.  

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.   

  • Strong commitment to service.  

  • Second Master’s in subject-specific field. 

  • Experience working with the Digital Commons and Pure4EGS platforms.  

  • One year or more experience working in an academic library.  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of research impact measures.  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and intellectual property rights.  

  • Knowledge of researcher identification numbers (e.g. ORCID) and author rights. 

  • Previous management/supervisory experience.  

Status: This listing expires on: 9/8/2024
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Fairfield University, DiMenna-Nyselius Library
1703 N Benson Rd

Fairfield,  CT 06824
United States
John Novak