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Library Assistant III, Digital Publishing Specialist

University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

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University of Delaware
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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 498608
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Libraries & Museums, Full Time

Pay Grade: 27N

Context of the Job:

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press seeks a detailed-oriented individual with strong technology skills to support digital scholarship, open access, and digital preservation initiatives.

This is a 12-month, full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Head of Digital Scholarship and Publishing and with additional responsibilities in support of the UD Press. The work is required to be performed primarily on-site.

Major responsibilities:

Support implementation of UD Faculty Senate Open Access (OA) Mandate
  • Track publications from UD authors using Google Scholar alerts: confirming UD author status, entering publication data in a spreadsheet, checking journal/publisher policies for open access self-archiving
  • Contact authors to inform them of OA mandate and ask them to provide final accepted manuscript; edit PDFs if necessary to remove publisher branding; depositing articles in UDSpace; notifying authors of UDSpace deposit; generating stats from each month's activity

Provide ongoing day-to-day support for UDSpace institutional repository
  • Deposit material submitted by faculty and staff in appropriate communities/collections
  • Respond to simple questions asked by faculty and staff, or elevate more complex questions to Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian
  • Monitor repository deposit reports, and identify possible usage problems to Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian
  • Collaborate with Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian and Data Analyst to generate data about repository usage to be shared with Library, Museums and Press and UD communities
  • Provide training, as needed, to staff who have been designated as UDSpace depositors for their department or program by creating training materials in collaboration with Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian
  • Record information about new departments/programs using UDSpace in a designated spreadsheet
  • Collaborate with Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian and Data Services Librarian to establish policies and processes for repository

Provide support for UD Press on special projects including marketing and outreach, correspondence with authors and other stakeholders, and tracking workflows.


High school diploma or GED and three to five years of related experience, or Bachelor's degree and one to three years related experience. Requires specialized knowledge of library records in automated library systems and other specialized library databases, and procedures in specific library operations. Ability to use advanced computer techniques in word processing, spreadsheet, database and Web-based applications. Ability to perform advanced bibliographic searches in a variety of databases and the internet. Ability to work independently and devise solutions to problems. Advanced organization and time management skills. Ability to perform detailed and accurate work. Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Ability to verify accuracy of information, resolve discrepancies, and follow-up on outstanding activities. Ability to understand, explain, and apply rules, policies, and procedures. Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds. Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Preferred: Ability to explain the fundamental tenets of open access and the purpose of institutional repositories.

General Information:

The University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press is committed to student success, scholarly research and inclusive excellence. The Library is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. See:

The Digital Scholarship and Publishing Department, currently comprises 3 full-time librarians, provides University faculty, researchers, and students with services for innovative digital scholarship, supporting the creation, publication, and preservation of digital research in multiple forms. The team collaborates with colleagues across the library to ensure effective outreach, instruction, and technical infrastructure for these services.

The University of Delaware Press supports the university mission through the worldwide dissemination of outstanding, peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of disciplines in the humanities. This position would provide support to the University of Delaware Press with a focus on building capacity for open access publishing and outreach.

Work Hours: Flexible 37.5 hours per week onsite work schedule between the hours of 7 am - 7 pm, Monday - Friday.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Applications close: Mar 31 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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