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Scholarly Communications and Research Librarian

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024
Job Description

The Opportunity:

Are you ready to shape the future of scholarly communication? Do you have a passion for promoting open access, digital scholarship, and maximizing research impact? If you’re a visionary who loves to connect with people and drive change, we want to hear from you! As our Scholarly Communication Librarian, you will be at the forefront of advancing our institution’s research and scholarly presence.

The Hazy Library and Learning Center ( provides an excellent opportunity for a librarian who enjoys scholarly communication, research consultation, faculty engagement, and outreach in an academic library. Consider joining our team.

Recent graduates and mid-career librarians are encouraged to apply. No aviation or aerospace background required.

The Hazy Library values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to hiring staff who share these values. We strive to create a collegial, inclusive culture of belonging for our staff and students, and welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Duties Include:

The Scholarly Communication and Research Librarian is responsible for assisting in managing the university's institutional repository and ensuring the proper handling and dissemination of scholarly works, datasets, and special collections. Collaborates with university and campus stakeholders to develop and enhance digital collections, advising on best practices for data management and copyright compliance, and promoting and advocating for open access publishing. Provides expertise in the administration of research information systems and supports researchers in creating data management plans, organizing and preserving data, and improving metadata for discoverability. Assists with copyright issues, analyzes scholarly metrics, and supports faculty in managing their research profiles. Develops outreach programs and engages with the academic community. Contributes to research assistance, collection development, and liaison services to support the university's academic mission.

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

At Embry-Riddle, we take pride in our position as the world's largest and most comprehensive university dedicated to aviation and aerospace. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, our esteemed residential campuses offer a prestigious educational experience. However, our commitment to education knows no borders as our Worldwide campus expands our reach globally, providing a world-class education online and at approximately 110 locations across the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central and South America. This breadth of reach ensures that students can access our exceptional programs without geographical limitations.

With a history spanning nearly a century, we have continually adapted to the dynamic needs of the industries we support. In the Academic Year 2022-23, we welcomed over 11,100 students to our residential campuses and over 19,000 students at our worldwide campus.

Join our global community and embark on a journey of academic excellence and limitless possibilities. Employees working more than 30 hours a week can enjoy medical, dental and vision benefits, an amazing retirement plan with immediate vesting that includes a 6% gift and up to 4% match, free tuition for employees and their immediate family members, and a generous personal leave program. To find out more about our benefits and why ERAU has been named a “Great College to Work For” for 13 consecutive years, visit our careers page .

Embry-Riddle is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Embry-Riddle is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We continually strive to recognize, respect, and celebrate differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe and inclusive environment and to create a climate free of discrimination where cultural competency is fostered through leadership, integrity, care, and respect.


Required Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
  • Competencies with management tools (Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, Access); strong statistical, analytical and evaluation skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication practices including copyright, open access publishing, data management, and repository management.
  • Experience with outreach and engagement to promote scholarly communication initiatives.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work well with a diverse range of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • Academic Library experience:
  • Experience or knowledge of reference and research assistance.
  • Experience or knowledge of collection development and liaison services.
  • Experience or knowledge of conducting faculty workshops.
  • Proven success with project management.
  • Experience with library technologies, i.e., Integrated Library Systems, discovery platforms, research information systems, and institutionary repository software.
  • Experience with Scholarly Metric Tools to track and analyze research impact and engagement.
Review of applications begins June 27, 2024, and continues until the position is filled or search is closed. A complete application will include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae or resume, and names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.

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