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Scholarly Communications and Systems Librarian
Duquesne University

Date Posted Feb. 21, 2019
Title Scholarly Communications and Systems Librarian
University Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Gumberg Library
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Library

Gumberg Library invites application from candidates who are highly collaborative, self-directed, and productive to apply for the position Scholarly Communications and Systems Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Systems and Scholarly Communications, this full-time non-tenure track faculty position supports the library’s systems and scholarly communications efforts through collaborative development of the institutional repository, advancement of the library’s culture of assessment through data collection, and support of the server-based and endpoint software used by the library. The position will actively engage with the scholarly community through teaching, service, and publication.


Collects, promotes, and enhances access to campus scholarship, including electronic theses and dissertations, and other mission-centric collections through the institutional repository.

Provides education and consultation services related to scholarly communication.

Coordinates the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation filing process.

Consults with faculty and graduate students on the current and emerging trends associated with scholarly communications.

Supports information literacy by teaching sections of the library’s credit-bearing information literacy class, and participate in other activities related to instruction.

Serves as Liaison Librarian to an academic unit.

Provides general research assistance through multiple modalities.

Participates in the management of the library’s suite of digital resource platforms.

Serves on appropriate library, university, and professional committees.

Contributes to the knowledge of the profession through appropriate scholarly venues.

Assists in managing and supporting the library-specific server-based and endpoint software

Facilitates the collection, analysis, and interpretation of library operational data.

Assists in developing the library’s website and various server-based applications.


Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited institution.

Customer-focused orientation with excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, technical, written, and oral communication skills.

Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment with a diverse constituency.

At least one year of experience as a professional librarian in an academic setting.

Demonstrated familiarity with current issues of scholarly communication, including copyright, and the ability to convey these complex issues to a diverse audience.

Knowledge of tools related to scholarly communication including repository platforms, data management software, scholarly profile platforms and services, content management systems, citation management software, and data cleaning tools.

Ability to develop, deliver, and assess instructional content in person through individual classes and required courses, and virtually through tutorials, screencasts, and webinars.

Ability to meet the criteria for faculty promotion through job performance, service, and scholarship at or above the level of Associate Librarian.


Additional advanced degree.

Experience with Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, Islandora, or similar repository software.

Knowledge of Dublin Core, METS/ALTO, MARC, and other metadata standards.

Knowledge of standard statistics applications, such as R, SPSS or SAS.

Familiarity with one or more of the following SQL, JSON, Python, PHP or JavaScript.

Knowledge of the standard technologies and processes employed at modern academic libraries.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty and staff job applications electronically. Please send a letter of application describing your experience and interest, resume/CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references to Screening of applicants will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resources
    Duquesne University
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15025
  • 412.396.1403
  • 412.396.2236


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