Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research and transforming health. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Johns Hopkins is committed to setting the standard for excellence in research, education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health.
The Welch Medical Library seeks to hire a scholarly communication Informationist to provide and grow our deeply embedded library services while educating the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Health, and the Johns Hopkins Health System. This Informationist will work as an expert in scholarly communication, publishing, dissemination of research, and open access and science, alongside faculty, staff, researchers, clinicians, and students across the health sciences schools and hospitals.
The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment and build partnerships with user communities across the health sciences in partnership with the Informationist team and in coordination with similar efforts on the University campus. They will have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the Welch Medical Library’s Content and Discovery team which provides a broad vision of collections, scholarly communication, and data management to the JHU health sciences community, and will report to the Associate Director for Content and Discovery.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Works closely with Associate Director for Content and Discovery on collection development integrating advances in licensing policies and open practices
Participates in establishing and implementing services in support of open access, data sharing, and open science practices
Creates seminars, programs, and workshops for faculty, staff, and students on scholarly communications issues such as open access, copyright, authors rights, trends and new developments in communication of research results, funder compliance, intellectual property laws, and emerging data sharing policies
Communicates and promotes the Johns Hopkins University Open Access Policy across Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health
Consults with faculty, administrators, researchers, and students on publishing choices, publishing agreements, novel publishing models, retention of rights, benefits of open access publishing and submission to open access repositories, open science practices, and overall management of intellectual property, bringing an understanding of each discipline’s values to the discussions
Participates in the Information’s Services program providing orientations, instruction, and research services in collaboration with information’s colleagues and with guidance from the Associate Director for Informationist Services
Advocates for and applies transparent and emerging research and clinical practice evaluation methods and metrics. Monitors open access publications from JHU researchers and their impact using a variety of bibliographic research metrics.
Coordinates activities in collaboration with the Coordinator of the Office of Scholarly Communication in Sheridan Libraries and the JHU Libraries Scholarly Communication Group
Advocates for and applies transparent and emerging research and clinical practice evaluation methods and metrics
Promotes the value of the scholarly communication process and its central role in research as a human endeavor
Monitors the changing scholarly communication ecosystem and helps shape policies and practices for the entire JHU community
Serves on library and university committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required. An additional graduate degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.
3 years of prior professional experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment is required.
Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills are required.
Must be able to demonstrate experience at time of interview in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and a high level of analytical skills.
Understanding of the scholarly communication and knowledge production landscape in an academic setting
Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate medical, public health, and nursing education
Experience in an academic health sciences library
Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise
Classified Title: Librarian III Working Title: Librarian III - Scholarly Communication Informationist Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $59,280-$81,405 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002632-SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services Personnel area: School of Medicine
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