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Scholarly Communications and Metrics Librarian position at York University

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A new job posting just went up at York University Libraries for a Scholarly Communications and Metrics Literacy Librarian, who will be in the Open Scholarship and Digital Scholarship Infrastructure departments. Applications are due by 12 January 2023.

York University Libraries is seeking a two-year contractually-limited appointment (CLA) for a Scholarly Communications and Metrics Literacy Librarian to support library and institutional priorities around increasing research participation, maximizing the impact and diversity of York’s scholarly outputs, and supporting the research visibility needs of scholars at York University. The successful candidate will be directly responsible for co-developing, advancing, and supporting a range of services around scholarly communications, research impact, and metrics literacy. Working in coordination with colleagues in the departments of Open Scholarship and Digital Scholarship Infrastructure, the candidate will support programs designed to monitor York’s publications and attribution record in bibliometric data sources; coordinate disambiguation and publication profiling efforts at the university; provide guidance on the responsible use of metrics; and support individual researcher needs around research impact reporting. The candidate will also support research data management programs at York, in partnership with data librarians and scholarly communications librarians.

My Interviewing at York University Libraries page is a little out of date (setting aside the pandemic and that we’ve been doing interviews online), but is still good about York and the whole search process. I’m on the search committee and would rather not answer questions about it, but anyone can email the address in the posting, or I could recommend someone else to talk to.

I will say that we have designed the requirements to suit new librarians, and people can think broadly about all their experiences when describing how they meet them. Examples don’t need to come from lots of work experience in libraries—they can come from library school, or work, or other interests. If you’re looking for work and think you meet most of the requirements, consider applying! Make your case in your letter and we’ll give it serious attention. We will be inclusive and expansive in whom we consider.

I encourage applicants to use the self-identification form as appropriate.