Essential Functions: The Wayne State University Library System (WSULS) seeks an innovative, service-oriented Publishing Librarian to advance the University's mission to create and advance knowledge, prepare a diverse student body to thrive, and positively impact local and global communities. The university mission embodies 150 years of educational excellence and access: its students, staff, and faculty are driven to transcend historical and divisive inequities in our society. Our mission of access and proud culture of diversity demands a Publishing Librarian who embraces an environment of inclusion that extends beyond simple tolerance by leveraging the power of peoples' individual identities and diverse perspectives to produce scholarly content in multiple forms. The successful candidate joins an accomplished team of library professionals in a long-standing library publishing program, which is a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition. Within WSULS' Discovery Services Unit (DSU), the digital publishing team works to support four active journals, and has focused on and supports the adoption and growth of the University's institutional repository and digital collections. Alongside other WSULS units, the publishing team is working on open educational resources, digital pedagogy outreach and training materials, digital humanities projects, and digital collections platforms, as well as open-access backlist eBooks and journal archives from the university press. As we expand library publishing, WSULS seeks to further its leadership in digital-publishing workflows, infrastructures, and pedagogy and welcomes a librarian whose commitment to uncommon thinking in these areas will push forward our diversity of thought, embodied practice, and publication outreach. For more information on our current work, see http://publishing.library.wayne.edu. Position Description:The Publishing Librarian works within the DSU under the supervision of the Assistant Dean. Located in WSULS's developing organizational unit called the Publishing House, which is a pedagogically focused publishing center in the Libraries, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with students, faculty, librarians, and the broader community to conceive, enact, advance, and sustain digital library-centered publishing and scholarship. This position has broad latitude to collaborate with partners in and outside the university to pursue advancements in areas including but not limited to publishing workflows and competencies, digital publishing platforms, publishing pedagogy, digital humanities, and digital collections. Early opportunities will include contributing to the implementation phases of the Vega publishing system, the establishment of the Publishing House, and collaboration with the Michigan Digital Publishing group-a coalition of publishing thought-leaders at state universities in the Michigan Research Corridor. Essential Job Functions:Collaborate with partners inside and outside the library to conceive and support open scholarship, repository services, and other publishing-related initiatives.Translate ideas developed in collaboration with partners into actionable workflows and infrastructure in the library, with an emphasis on open digital models.Provide project management for ongoing Initiatives in the support and advancement of scholarly publishing services.Contribute to the production activities of the publishing team
Qualifications: Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school.Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in a higher education setting. Curiosity and a commitment to learn where knowledge gaps exist.Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently to manage projects and initiatives and to set priorities.Understanding of scholarly communication issues.Competency in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems.Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
Internal Number: 76_207087
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.