Thomas Jefferson University invites you to apply for the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Paul J. Gutman Library on the beautiful East Falls campus in Philadelphia. The Scholarly Communications Librarian develops and implements library initiatives in support of scholarly publishing and digital scholarship by the Jefferson University community. The Scholarly Communications Librarian works closely with other Jefferson Library and Academic Commons (AC) staff to facilitate the use of Library and AC resources and services for scholarly publishing and digital scholarship creation by faculty and students on the East Falls campus. They conduct workshops and other programming on scholarly publishing and the promotion of published works, digital scholarship and data management best practices to students, faculty, and academic departments, specifically as it pertains to the East Falls Archives, Special Collections, and other East Falls academic departments. The Scholarly Communications Librarian collaborates with Information Services librarians at all Jefferson Libraries on outreach initiatives and responsibilities relating to information literacy instruction, research support, scholarly publishing, and collection development in assigned discipline areas and programs. This position will be a liaison librarian to the School of Rehabilitation Science. This position is a hybrid position. Hybrid means working from home at most one day a week and from our center city library, the Scott Memorial Library as  needed.


  • A year or more experience teaching or leading workshops on information management skills in an academic library setting.
  • Understanding of the scholarly information process, including the emerging areas and trends in scholarly communications, digital publishing, digital scholarship, and the functions of an institutional repository.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills; including the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, students, and faculty on various projects and library services.
  • Collaborative approach to outreach and problem solving and working across organizational departments in service of user needs.

Preferred Experience

  • Work with digital repository platforms such as bepress’ Digital Commons, DSpace, and/or other repository tools.
  • Supporting faculty and students publishing in the fields of humanities and liberal arts, architecture, fashion, and textile design.
  • Academic liaison services including collection development for a specific subject area.
  • In class and remote information literacy instruction and reference/information services support.

Required Education

  • An advanced library science degree (MLS or MLIS) or other relevant graduate degree and experience.

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