CUNY Jobs – University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources (University Dean) in New York, New York, United States

“[CUNY Office of Library Services] manages and coordinates the CUNY-wide library services platform, discovery, and authentication; cataloging and records management; centralized e-resource procurement and licensing; a centralized scholarly communications office and repository platform; Open Educational Resources (OER) funding and implementation….”

Digital Repository Software Developer – METRO

“Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is a non-profit organization working to develop and maintain essential library services throughout New York City and Westchester County. The METRO membership consists of a diverse group of over 200 libraries, archives, and information organizations ranging from New York’s largest libraries to small community archives. METRO provides professional development and continuing education opportunities for our membership, in addition to digitization, metadata, and hosting services for digital collections.

METRO is seeking a highly motivated Software Developer/Software Engineer with demonstrable understanding of modern PHP code, an interest in cultural heritage and/or Open Science and ideally with prior experience developing Drupal 8/9 modules. We have architected and developed an innovative open source DAM/Digital repository system called Archipelago, and as part of the development team, you will have a chance to significantly contribute to this project, support our pre-existing stack and popular home-brewed software. You will also help our partners transition to our platform and participate in related digital GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) initiatives constructed on top, on one side, or under it. Archipelago taps deeply into the marrow bone of Drupal 8/9 by implementing a different approach to data modelling that enables nearly infinite GLAM metadata and media workflows.  By running under innovative DevOps approaches and making use of JSON’s nimbleness, Archipelago is navigating the shifting technical landscape with real world LoD implementations, Natural Language Processing, complex data mangling, and graph traversing. Part of your work will include reflecting on our current roadmap and exploring how our existing code base can be improved upon. You will help us determine what code needs to be pruned, what parts need better documentation, and how we can leverage our community values like openness and inclusion to build better and just software systems. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Digital Strategy and Archipelago software architect, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with our team moving each code release forward, building new custom repositories and new features for our national and international partners….”

Why Congress should invest in open-source software

“Although such direct investment is one way to encourage positive, effective outcomes, there are additional cost-effective methods that require less upfront capital outlay. For example, my recent research has shown that changing federal procurement regulations that favor FOSS over proprietary software can have numerous positive spillovers to the private sector, including increases in company productivity, the number of technology startups founded, and the size of the technology-related labor force. This research shows that the passage of such a law in France led to as much as an 18% increase in the founding of French IT-related startups and as much as a 14% increase in the number of French workers employed in IT-related jobs.

While some FOSS contributors are paid by their employer to contribute, most contributions to FOSS are made without direct compensation. Therefore, another option is to provide tax credits to the people who volunteer their free time to help create and maintain FOSS. A bill for such a credit has been introduced in the New York State Assembly every legislative session since 2009 but has never made it out of committee. If passed, this bill would provide a $200 tax credit for expenses related to FOSS development, which would help incentivize more individuals to contribute, likely leading to spillover benefits for the state of New York similar to those from the French procurement regulation….”

Digitization Coordinator in Manhattan, New York | Careers at The New York Public Library

“The New York Public Library seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Library’s Digitization Coordinator. The successful candidate will work closely with the Library’s curators, research divisions, digital imaging unit, metadata services, permissions office, rights clearance team, registrar, conservation units, and collections strategy department to shepherd the digitization of the Library’s myriad collections through the digitization workflows so that digitized collection items can be made available as broadly as possible for patron use and reuse.”

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION LIBRARIAN | Union College

“Union College seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify, develop, and coordinate services and programs to support campus awareness of and participation in the evolving scholarly landscape. The librarian will support a diverse group of faculty and students as they navigate increasingly diverse venues and formats of scholarly discourse, staying current with trends and legislation related to the scholarly publishing ecosystem. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Public Services Division, the librarian develops and participates in digital scholarship and instruction services and programs. As a member of the general faculty, the librarian will also be expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service….”

SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION LIBRARIAN | Union College

“Union College seeks a Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify, develop, and coordinate services and programs to support campus awareness of and participation in the evolving scholarly landscape. The librarian will support a diverse group of faculty and students as they navigate increasingly diverse venues and formats of scholarly discourse, staying current with trends and legislation related to the scholarly publishing ecosystem. As a member of the Digital Scholarship and Public Services Division, the librarian develops and participates in digital scholarship and instruction services and programs. As a member of the general faculty, the librarian will also be expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service….”

Job Opportunity: Open Educational Technologist, CUNY Graduate Center – Digital Initiatives at the Grad Center

“GC Digital Initiatives, in collaboration with The Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), seeks an Open Educational Technology Specialist who will work on programming related to CUNY’s institutional investment in Open Educational Resources (OER). Beginning in 2017 and continuing into the upcoming academic year, New York State has made significant investments in supporting the development, deployment, and integration of OER across the curriculum.

This position will focus on CUNY’s instance of Manifold, an open-source publishing platform that faculty use to share OER, and it will have a secondary focus on the CUNY Academic Commons, an academic social network used by many CUNY faculty to teach their courses. The Open Educational Technology Specialist will support faculty and staff from across CUNY who are doing OER-related work on these platforms….”

Syracuse University Online Employment Site | Head of Collections and Research Services

“The Head leads a unit of approximately twenty librarians and supervises four team lead librarians. The Head coordinates their efforts to:

– Build collections
– Develop services that directly support the University’s research enterprise (including the joint Office of Research and Libraries project Experts@Syracuse)
-Support new modes of scholarship and the creation/distribution of open content on the University’s behalf (including the institutional repository SURFACE)
-Support the Libraries’ Information Literacy Program via departmental instructional services….”

Scholarly Communications Librarian

“The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a tenure-track, faculty position responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources. Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy, this individual works as part of a team to grow and sustain a rapidly evolving set of services that supports researchers across the full scholarly communication lifecycle in the broad array of disciplines served by a large research library….”

Scholarly Communications Librarian

“The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a tenure-track, faculty position responsible for developing and delivering an active program of education, training, advocacy, support and information sharing regarding a wide range of issues that promote effective sharing and barrier free access to scholarly resources. Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy, this individual works as part of a team to grow and sustain a rapidly evolving set of services that supports researchers across the full scholarly communication lifecycle in the broad array of disciplines served by a large research library….”

METRO | 599 | Digital Repository Developer – Metropolitan New York Library Council

“METRO is seeking a developer with experience working as a Drupal 8 site builder and theme developer. We have developed an innovative new open source repository architecture called Archipelago, and as the Digital Repository Developer, you will have a chance to contribute to this project in its infancy! Archipelago uses a modified version of Drupal 8 for the public front end and administrative interface. The first software METRO will build using this architecture will be a digital asset management solution meant for libraries, archives, and museums. Reporting to the Lead Developer, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with our team on our base repository solution, contracts building new custom repositories and new features, and they may manage a portfolio of support contracts as well….”

Senior Program Officer, Scholarly Communications, Mellon Foundation

“The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”) invites nominations and applications for the position of Senior Program Officer (“SPO”) for Scholarly Communications (“SC”) to succeed Donald J. Waters, who is retiring after 20 years of dedicated and exceptional service.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit, grantmaking organization that seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies. Scholarly Communications, which was established under the Foundation’s umbrella in 1999, is one of the Foundation’s four core program areas. Through this program, the Foundation assists libraries, archives, museums, universities, presses, and arts organizations in realizing the potential of digital technologies to further the collective understanding of societies and cultures around the world. As it exists today the program promotes the common good by supporting the creation, dissemination, use, and preservation of original sources, interpretive scholarship in the humanities, and other scholarly and artistic materials. Scholarly Communications grants have given rise to scores of nonprofit enterprises, including: Artstor, Digital Public Library of America, Hypothes.is, Ithaka, LOCKSS, and Portico; dozens of new types of professions, such as scholarly communications librarians, digital repository managers, digitization specialists, and data curators; and a large variety of standards and digital tools for knowledge-making. Broadly, the program aims to develop the sustainable tools, organizations, and networks of scholars and other professionals needed for these purposes, thereby making these resources available for potentially broader audiences and users.

The successful candidate will be an individual who is deeply immersed in innovative conversations around the challenges and opportunities that exist in the field of scholarly communications today and its future. Drawing upon her/his/their academic background and administrative experience in a related field, the next SPO will ensure that cultural and scholarly records are preserved for future work, teaching, and research; that records are accessible broadly; and that the economics surrounding this work are viable outside of forprofit industries. She/he/they will also embrace the possibility of reimagining and redefining this program area to best meet the challenges and opportunities of today through initiatives such as prioritizing the support of community-engaged research and knowledge or building previously underprioritized areas, in addition to the work traditionally supported by the Foundation….”

Columbia University: Recruitment of Academic Personnel (RAPS) | Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian

“The Columbia University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and engaged Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian to provide technical leadership and vision for re-imagining Columbia’s institutional repository as a hub for scholarly communication and open knowledge creation across campus. The librarian will have deep knowledge of cutting-edge scholarly technologies and workflows that will help evolve the operations, integrations, and services of the institutional repository. They will collaborate with campus and community partners to gather requirements for and implement innovative integrations with broader library, campus, and general scholarly communication infrastructure, with the goal of supporting frictionless scholarly workflows for new and evolving forms of scholarship across and beyond the University. This new librarian position reports to the Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication and Projects, and is part of a values-driven team that encompasses scholarly communication, digital humanities, and computing fundamentals….”

Professional development varies widely to support instructors teaching online and using OER

“Faculty members in the State University of New York system who want to transition from proprietary course materials to open educational resources can take advantage of the OER faculty fellowship, a semester-long series of seminars and workshops that culminates in the creation of a new openly licensed course resource. The program originated in 2014 and has grown since New York state’s substantial investments in OER….”