Librarian III (OER & Scholarly Communications Librarian)

From West Texas A&M University: “Cornette Library’s OER and Scholarly Communications Librarian, under the supervision of the Head of Outreach and Instruction, will address current faculty needs in the areas of research and scholarly/creative output including but not limited to: open access publishing specifically OER (Open Educational Resources), creating digital collections and maintaining a digital repository, copyright, bibliometrics, data analytics tools and assessment, and assistance with data management plans. This position promotes the use of the library’s digital repository to other campus entities and develops and leads an OER initiatives on campus, including co-chairing the university’s OER Working Group. Creates, manages, and maintains a libguide highlighting faculty resources and library’s scholarly communications web presence. Position works scheduled hours at the 1st floor service desk and as part of library outreach and instruction team, participates in delivery of library instruction as needed….”

Scholarly Communications Librarian (STA003881)

The Scholarly Communications Librarian works to develop and promote the Neumann Library’s scholarly communications services. This includes services available through the Texas Digital Library (the institutional repository, the data repository, and Vireo), and related topics such as copyright, open access, and scholarly metrics. Engages in scholarly collections analysis and develops and promotes research services specializing in assistance with digital tools for data analysis, management, visualization, and sharing. Collaborates with faculty and library staff to foster awareness of new technologies directly related to digital scholarship….”

The MFAH Collections | The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, houses an encyclopedic collection of more than 65,000 works of art created throughout the world, from antiquity to the present. Explore the Museum’s art collections through this searchable database, which is continually being updated. Browse to discover art across time periods, cultures, classifications, and more. Then visit the Museum to experience your favorites in person….”

Nine post-Harvey research projects receive funding from Rice

“The Harvey Memories Project [about the 2017 Hurrican Harvey] will launch and maintain a state-of-the-art, open-access digital repository to collect, preserve and publish community-contributed memories of the storm in multiple formats, such as photos documenting storm preparations, audio and video recordings of the storm in progress and survivors’ narratives….”

A Fantastic Milestone for Texas ScholarWorks! | Open Access at UT

TSW [Texas ScholarWorks] has now surpassed over 50,000 items! From theses and dissertations to newsletters to articles to student journals, we provide a wide-ranging collection of what is being produced by the UT Austin Community. We have been accessed millions of times by people in almost every country in the world! Thank you for your continued support.”

Workflow Development for an Institutional Repository in an Emerging Research Institution

“This paper describes the process librarians in the Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University undertook to increase the amount of faculty publications in their institutional repository, known as the Digital Collections. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM Digital Collections at Texas State University is built on a DSpace platform and serves as the location for electronic theses and dissertations, faculty publications, and other digital Texas State University materials. Despite having launched the service in 2005, the amount of faculty work added to the repository has never been at the levels initially hoped for on launch.”


“The Reference & Scholarly Communication Librarian will have primary responsibility for leading the development and activities of the University’s Institutional Repository and other locally created digital collections, including planning and administering the repository, developing and conducting outreach initiatives, and assessing the effectiveness of those initiatives and services….”

University of North Texas-Faculty Employment Site : Posting Details

“The University of North Texas Libraries, serving the largest and most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, are a pioneer in fostering the transformation of libraries and of scholarly communication. With four physical locations on campus and an even larger digital footprint, with digital-library collections including over 10 million items, the Libraries were one of the first to archive web sites, one of the founding members of the Library Publishing Coalition, and the first non-federal library to participate in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet). Since 2010 the Libraries host an annual open-access symposium with speakers from around the world, and the Libraries are the driving force behind the Cross Timbers Library Collaborative, which brings together library staff from across the region for professional development and collaboration. The Libraries receive about $1 million per year in funding from grants and foundations. 

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, the Scholarly Communication Librarian will contribute to the Libraries’ efforts to educate users about the transformation of scholarly communication and foster a more sustainable publishing ecosystem….”

Open access offers alternatives to traditional research journals | The Daily Texan

“For the UT libraries, which constantly grapple with a small number of powerful, dollar-minded research journal publishers over the cost of texts, solving a minor financial crisis could entail taking a step back from the age-old industry altogether. With spending stagnant and the cost of research journals steadily rising year-over-year, embracing the concept of open access — putting articles out freely on the Internet and skipping paywalls — has emerged as a practical work-around for the UT Libraries that also keeps UT at the forefront of academic publishing … But Haricombe said she sees opportunity in open access — for financial and philosophical reasons. Although the idea is not new, Haricombe said she hopes to establish a more serious focus on the concept at UT, declaring the 2015–2016 school year as ‘the year of open’ …”

Scholarly Communication Librarian at Texas Woman’s University Libraries | ALA JobLIST – Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology

“This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Libraries and is responsible for developing a broad range of services in support of evolving models of scholarly communication, open access initiatives, and intellectual property rights. The Librarian in this position supports university scholars such as faculty, graduate students, researchers, librarians, and administrators by establishing mechanisms to support the research, writing, and publishing process. The candidate must be able to assess and understand national and international issues, trends, policies, legislation, evolutionary changes in academic and commercial publishing, intellectual property rights, and information technologies impacting research and scholarly communication….”

EDITORIAL: Lamar, TSUS schools should cut textbook costs too – Beaumont Enterprise

“Growing anger over books bills spurred Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., to sponsor the Affordable College Textbook Act for a second session after it went nowhere in 2013. It would create a grant program for the creation and use of more open textbooks, which are under open copyright licenses and can be accessed online for free. Colleges in Texas and the entire nation should get behind initiatives like this to help more students climb up that first rung of the ladder….”

Scholarly Communication Librarian

“Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Libraries and working with Library staff, Graduate School staff, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs staff along with other university colleagues, this position will develop a broad range of services in support of evolving models of scholarly communication, open access initiatives, and intellectual property rights….”