Job Opportunity: University of Sheffield is looking for a Library Scholarly Communications Manager!

Job Reference Number: UOS015654
Job Title: Library Scholarly Communications Manager

Salary: Grade 8 £39,324-£46,924 per annum with potential to progress to £52,793 through
sustained exceptional contribution

Closing Date: 31st March 2017

Copyright advisory and advocacy services form a critical component of the infrastructure necessary in advancing teaching and learning in the digital age. Specialist educative copyright and licensing services also benefit research within the context of more open publishing of scholarly communications.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Academic & Digital Services, you will develop and implement services and programmes that build an understanding of copyright and licensing within the scholarly communications landscape and publishing, across the university community. You will ensure compliance with the copyright legislation, university policy and licenses and develop a shared institutional understanding of both the opportunities and challenges associated with this field.

The post-holder will provide to the university community (Faculties and Professional Services) legally compliant, detailed interpretation and policy advice on copyright. You will actively coordinate advisory services, making available current and reliable information on the web and bringing together specialists in the areas of broadcast media, newspapers, music and other formats particularly where the university has agreed license schemes. Operationally, you will oversee the necessary information management processes and audit requirements.

You will be the key contact with the University’s Legal Panel Agreement on matters pertaining to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and subsequent statutory instruments including the 2014 exemptions. You will engage with external bodies including the Copyright Licensing Agency, the UK Government Intellectual Property Office and other license issuing bodies.  Professionally, you will establish effective external networks concerned with copyright and intellectual property in

Educated to degree level (or equivalent work experience) you will be able to think strategically as well as deliver operationally.  You will be a confident communicator and able to identify opportunities to innovate and change within the evolving regulatory framework. You will enjoy working with groups and individuals, including academic staff, researchers and  students, as well as networking beyond the University.

Please see the Job Description & Person Specification for further details and apply using the online application form.

Job Opportunity: Bibliometric Analyst at Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden is looking for a bibliometric analyst.

Chalmers, a highly progressive technological university, is situated on the west coast of Sweden in beautiful Gothenburg.

Information about the research/the project/the department
Chalmers Library is expanding its work with bibliometrics and university ranking analytics. The objective is to support the university management, departments and areas of advance with strategic advice for development. Currently there is a team devoted to this and they report to the Library Director. The work consists of analytics, developing strategies and report on publishing, impact and university ranking in close collaboration with researchers and relevant units within the university. By being active in national and international networks we collaborate with other universities.

Job description
Do you want to contribute to Chalmers development and research impact? If so, an exciting and stimulating position awaits! Your work will consist of studying and analysing Chalmers publications, impact and research collaboration. Data-points include the local system for research information, Web of Science, Scopus and SciVal. You are also expected to contribute to our university ranking analytics. Based upon your results and experience you will discuss development strategies with university management,  departments and areas of advance daily Participating in relevant networks and monitoring the development of methodologies is expected.

Read more and apply:

Application deadline: 17 January 2017

For questions, please contact:
Daniel Forsman, Chalmers bibliotek,, 031 7723751


Job Opportunity: Bibliometrician and Data Analyst at University of Leicester

Leicester is recruiting a permanent, full-time bibliometrician and explains the role thus:

You will provide high-level expertise, and advice to the University on the use of bibliometrics and related indicators in support of the University’s research objectives and to ensure that the University maintains a comprehensive record of its research outputs and that these are correctly indexed by the major citation services.

You will also ensure that the Library anticipates and meets the needs of the University Research community through user engagement activity with researchers, colleagues in the Research Enterprise Division and the Library to identify opportunities for, and new approaches to, using bibliometrics and analytics to support research, help maximise the quality and impact of research outputs and enabling researchers and professional staff to use altmetrics and other tools for their own analysis.

In addition, the role will require expertise in learning and library analytics and through the exploitation of bibliometrics, data analytics and the application of best research practice to inform Library strategic planning.

Click here to see the Job Summary for this position.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to

Job Opportunity: Research Information Analyst & Open Access Officer, LSE

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is currently advertising for a Research Information Analyst & Open Access Officer in the Research Support Services team, LSE Library:

  • Salary from £33,784 to £40,867 pa inclusive (pro-rata)
  • This is a fixed term appointment for 11 months (maternity cover) and is part time for 21 hours per week
  • Closing date 17 October 2016

 The Library is at the heart of LSE, one of the world’s greatest social science universities, and serves a vibrant community of students and staff in the centre of London. The Library has a high reputation both nationally and internationally for its extensive collections, its involvement in innovative projects and its high quality services.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Research Support Services team to provide bibliometric initiatives in the Library and oversee the LSE Institutional Publication Fund. You will lead on bibliometrics activities by providing expertise on citation analysis and conducting bibliometric reports to support the evaluation of research. You will maintain an in-depth knowledge of this area, providing advice on the use of a range of traditional and emerging publication metrics such as citation and altmetrics.

In this post you will also be responsible for administering the LSE Institutional Publication Fund and overseeing the payment of Article Processing Charges (APCs) for paid Open Access papers. This involves promoting the fund to researchers and managing workflows between authors, publishers and funders. This role will involve close liaison with the repository manager, academics, the Research Division and other groups in the School.

You will be a graduate with a CILIP-recognised professional qualification in librarianship or information science with post qualification experience of working in a library or similar customer service environment, preferably in higher education. You should be an excellent communicator with strong organisational skills. You will be able to initiate service developments as well as having the ability to work as part of a team. Experience of working with bibliometrics or supporting research would be an advantage.

 We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to If you have any queries about applying on the online system, or require an alternative format for the application, please e-mail:

The closing date for receipt of applications is 17th October (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

Informal enquiries can be made to Nancy Graham at

Job Opportunity: Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager, University of Salford

We are currently advertising for a permanent full time Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager at the University of Salford.

The University Library is looking to appoint a highly motivated individual to the position of Copyright and Scholarly Communications Manager. You will have responsibility for the management and development of our copyright service and the copyright licence for the University of Salford. You will ensure that the University complies with the law through appropriate copyright licensing agreements and that the Library offers an excellent training, advice and referral service on copyright to members of the University towards supporting this. You will ensure that our research outputs are copyright compliant and that Salford researchers are managing the copyright of their own outputs to maximum benefit of themselves, the University of Salford and the open access agenda the University is committed to. You will work collaboratively to maximise Salford’s engagement with the opportunities, challenges and changes taking place in the scholarly communications environment including open access, research information systems and repositories, research data management, digital scholarship and digital humanities. You will develop and deliver outreach programmes to build engagement and compliance with University of Salford and external funder policies and requirements. This role provides key support towards achieving Salford’s strategic aspirations for the next Research Excellence Framework. You must have excellent communication skills, be confident in working with academic and professional services colleagues, and able to manage your time and prioritize tasks effectively. You will be highly organized, flexible, innovative and evidence-based, with a passion for improving services and the student and staff experience at Salford. You will thrive in a dynamic academic environment, adapting to new roles and working practices as needs emerge, and contribute effectively and creatively to wider library and university planning and delivery. You will have an excellent understanding of copyright law, fair use, fair dealing, intellectual property rights and specific licensing arrangements and a good understanding of the wider scholarly communications landscape. Organisational Unit – The Library

Grade 7

Salary – £31,655 – £37,768

Contract type – Permanent

Hours – Full time

Closing date – 4 Sep 2016

Location – Main Salford Campus


For further specific details and to apply, please go to the University of Salford’s job pages.

Informal enquiries can be made to Helen McEvoy on (0161) 2952445 or email


Helen McEvoy


Helen McEvoy 

Academic Support Manager (Research)  |  The Library

Room 210, Clifford Whitworth Library, University of Salford, Salford  M5 4WT

t: +44 (0) 161 2952445 |

Job: Scholarly Communications Librarian

Scholarly Communications Librarian, University College Dublin (UCD) Library (permanent)
Applicants are invited to apply for the permanent role of Scholarly Communications Librarian within UCD Library.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an enthusiasm for the changing information landscape and the ongoing development of library services including the implementation of new processes and services. This is a developing area and offers great scope for an individual to provide leadership in this fast-changing arena. There will be opportunities for skills development specific to this post and also in related areas to support the overall work of the Research Services unit. See job description for further details. Salary Scale: €35,043 – €50,446 per annum Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines. Closing Date: 17:00 GMT on 15 July 2016 More details are available at:

Job: Manager, Digital Scholarship

The University of Melbourne Library (Research and Collections) is recruiting for the continuing  role of Manager, Digital Scholarship.  Full details available here:

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute as a leader and innovator in the digital scholarship space.  The role is responsible for services, projects, training and outreach  and collaborations in the areas of research data management, data forensics, data curation/preservation among others .  You will have an opportunity to contribute to the transformation of digital scholarship support delivered through Research and Collections by bringing together critical elements of digital scholarship expertise, programs and projects to build a cohesive capability that is recognised as an exemplar and highly valued by the Research community of the University of Melbourne.

Salary Range: $111,812 – 116,332  p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Close date: 15th July 2016

If you have any questions about the role please feel free to contact me: