Scholarly Communications Librarian @ UF Libraries

The University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Scholarly Communications Librarian who will be responsible for providing leadership for the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida’s services in support of students and faculty seeking guidance on fair use, copyright and intellectual property, as well as outreach and training efforts to build a scholarly communications program that supports open scholarship, open education, and open data. This twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position educates the university community about modes of open access scholarly publication, copyright and intellectual property issues and their impact on scholarly inquiry and instruction. The Scholarly Communications Librarian will form strong collaborations with colleagues across the libraries to provide training and consultant services to strengthen and broaden copyright and publishing competencies within the Libraries.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian also provides guidance on repository services and support for researchers’ publication, preservation, and funder compliance needs. This includes advising on the Institutional Repository at the University of Florida (IR@UF) as well as general, funder, and subject-specific repositories. This will include maintenance and outreach supporting the UF Author Rights Policy, implemented in Spring 2022.

Developing and maintaining strong partnerships is a major focus of this role, and the Scholarly Communications Librarian will play a key role on initiatives that require a detailed understanding of copyright and Creative Commons licensing. In consultation with UF General Counsel as needed, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will provide expert guidance to various units in the Libraries that frequently navigate rights-related issues, including Library Press@UF, Affordable UF, Special and Area Studies Collections, digital collections, course reserves, and others.

The search will remain open until April 1, 2024, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Joe Piazza, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at:

Education Requirement:

Master’s degree in a relevant field.


$67,279 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank

                                $77,817 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank

The Smathers Libraries offer a salary commensurate with experience and credentials