NYU Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative: Building STEM for the Public Good: Cultivating Openness in the Sciences

“Primary School: Division of Libraries

Participating Departments/Units

Business and Government Information Services
Data Services
Scholarly Communications & Information Policy
Science Services

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STEM Librarian
Librarian for Open Innovation …”

Professor and Collections and Open Strategies Librarian (Tenure Track)

“Adelphi University Libraries is seeking a forward-thinking professional for the position of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Collections and Open Strategies Librarian. This position provides leadership and direction for the development and management of the Libraries’ collections in all formats, ensuring that the scope and quality of the resources which the Libraries hold or provide access to are appropriate to support the teaching and research mission of Adelphi University. This position will increase the impact and reach of Adelphi’s research and scholarship by supporting, innovating, and advancing open and sustainable models for knowledge generation, dissemination, and publishing. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and Collections and Open Strategies Librarian will direct the library’s collections and open strategies program. The position will also oversee a growing open access program, provide outreach to faculty in support of scholarly communications reform, and serve as an internal resource for content licensing policy and negotiations. The University Library is strongly committed to providing professional development and learning opportunities to ensure the incumbent has the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed across the position’s scholarly communications and collections responsibilities.”

Open Scholarship Librarian

“New York University Libraries is seeking a faculty librarian to support the open scholarship, digital publishing, and repository needs of research and teaching across a wide range of social sciences, humanities, and sciences fields at NYU. This individual works in a unit that includes the Scholarly Communications and Information Policy and Digital Scholarship Services departments as part of a team working to grow and sustain a constantly evolving set of services that supports researchers across the full scholarly communication lifecycle, including content creation, preservation, and storage; rights management; and content discovery and dissemination.

The Open Scholarship Librarian plays a key role in developing and implementing a broad-ranging outreach and education program for digital publishing and repository services for NYU. They work in close collaboration with other specialists to promote tools and services in support of Open Access and Open Scholarship, such as the institutional repository, ORCID Identifiers, and Digital Object Identifiers; to identify and document workflow best practices for the curation and management of digital collections and digital publishing projects, including collections such as electronic theses and dissertations; and to instruct researchers in navigating rights and access issues.This person works collaboratively with Liaison and instruction librarians, technologists, metadata architects, preservation specialists, and developers within NYU Libraries to maintain and improve systems for description, storage, discovery, rights management, and access to digital content held within the institutional repository.

The Open Scholarship Librarian participates in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new methodologies and scholarly communication practices, especially as they relate to open access and open scholarship. They will develop and maintain awareness of scholarly communication initiatives across subject areas, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development. As a member of the Scholarly Communications and Information Policy department, this position reports to the Director of Scholarly Communications and Information Policy and operates in close coordination with the Scholarly Communications Librarian, Digital Scholarship Services, Data Services, Preservation and Conservation, and Digital Library Technology Services.”

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….”