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Scholarly Communication Informationist

Scholarly Communication Informationist

Strauss Health Sciences Library Job Location: Colorado Date Created: 12-03-2021

(Early Career) Scholarly Communication Informationist Location: Metro Denver, Colorado 

Outside or indoors, Colorado has something for everyone. Close proximity to the Rocky Mountains means easy access to beautiful national parks, hiking and mountain bike trails, world-class skiing, rafting, and climbing. In addition, the metropolitan area offers professional sports, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, eclectic and award-winning dining, and craft breweries. The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a rapidly growing, dynamic campus, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront transformative education, science, medicine, and healthcare.   

The University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library (library.cuanschutz.edu) seeks resourceful, energetic and innovative candidates to join the team of professional, fun, creative, and flexible library staff.   The individual hired into this position will be required to provide in-person services (though we offer flexible work arrangements) and will receive an annual professional development stipend that is available for all employees, and the opportunity for career mentorship in health sciences librarianship.  The Scholarly Communication Informationist is a non-tenure-track faculty, early-career position that will be the lead on scholarly communication initiatives within the Education and Research department.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Developing and conducting trainings on scholarly communication topics (e.g. copyright, research impact, and predatory publishing)
  • Coordinating training and technical support of citation management software 
  • Education and outreach to the campus community about the campus digital repository  

New graduates and new to health sciences librarians are encouraged to apply. On-the-job training is provided and encouraged. Preferred qualifications are not required for consideration for this position. 

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Notable benefits include paid parental leave, moving cost assistance, and 22 paid vacation days each year. Benefits are extended to spouses and partners (including common law and same gender) and children. Complete information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services

Required Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree in library science. For current library students, Master’s degree must be earned by August 31, 2022. 
  • Experience and/or familiarity with scholarly communication topics 

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found here for the Anschutz Medical Campus. Information about exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found here

Salary: $50,000–$58,000 maximum.  

Timeline: Priority will be given to applications received by January 2, 2022. Anticipated start date is April 2022. 

Submit: Cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three to five references.  For a full job description and to apply, please visit www.cu.edu/cu-careers. If the posting does not load, search job posting 23762. Please address any questions to Christi Piper, christi.piper@cuanschutz.edu

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