Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated Hiring Range: $4,167 -$5,000 per month
This is an excellent opportunity for a digital publishing professional who brings a passion for vibrant publishing methodologies and emerging platforms. The successful Research Fellow will demonstrate ingenuity and independent self-direction, coupled with experimental determination. Additionally, the Research Fellow exhibits excellent communication, project management skills, and the ability to multi-task in a creative and innovative environment.
Under general direction of the Exhibits and Campus Art Curator, the Digital Publishing Project Fellow will help investigate, develop, and pilot digital publishing approaches for library assets with a primary focus on faculty exhibit catalogs. The fellow will contribute to new directions in the open dissemination of digital materials resulting from the Creative Works program exhibition scholarship, research, and educational activities.
Housed in the Academic Services department, the Creative Works program rethinks access to scholarship by transforming the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students and re-imagines them into a digital exhibit catalog format. The Digital Publishing project goal is to raise the visibility and enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship by transposing the immersive on-site exhibits generated by faculty and students into a digital representation, such as an exhibit catalog. The digital publishing of exhibit catalogs presents a responsive publishing alternative and initiates additional access points to freely make available the research of faculty and students to wider and diverse online audiences. By creating a non-traditional pathway for publishing scholarly research, this pilot project enables the library to play an active role in strengthening Cal Poly's scholarly communication system and to ensure that Learn by Doing research is widely disseminated and preserved.
Research Fellow positions are generally funded through grants, contracts or other non-state funding sources. This position is temporary and of limited duration,contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. Research Fellows are not represented by collective bargaining.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
ALA-accredited MLS, or comparable experience with relevant advanced degree. Official certified transcripts of highest degree will be required of finalist(s).
Up to two years, or equivalent, of work experience in a library, archive, museum, or in publishing.
Familiar with a variety of digital publishing concepts, practices, and procedures including universal design and accessibility compliance, potential open data resources, metadata, and other core informational components.
Knowledge of copyright and open access issues pertinent to digital publishing.
Understanding of digital media trends and initiatives as they apply in an academic environment.
Understanding of and appreciation for the ways new technologies are transforming academic libraries, and willingness to pursue innovative approaches to challenges and opportunities.
Familiarity with digital repository/publishing platforms.
Familiarity with digital image publishing and curation platforms.
Strong interpersonal skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate across a diverse population.
Demonstrated ability to develop and foster effective working relationships within a diverse and fast-paced academic environment.
Ability to work independently and to collaborate and work effectively with a broad set of colleagues and library users.
Demonstrated ability to plan, implement and successfully complete projects.
Proofreading skills and familiarity with the editing and production of publications.
Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (especially Photoshop and InDesign) and HTML.
Experience in project management.
Demonstrated knowledge of copyright, author's rights/agreements, open access, archiving rights, and knowledge of the associated legal and policy issues.
Ability to research, develop and communicate a strong vision of the library's role in contemporary and emerging scholarly communications and alternative publishing models.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
For health and wellbeing, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.