Open Access and Intellectual Property Librarian — Princeton University Library, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library (PUL) seeks a collaborative and innovative Librarian to lead and manage Library Open Access (OA) initiatives. The Librarian also provides expertise for copyright questions, including academic and OA licensing and use agreements for research data and code, for PUL employees and for Princeton researchers.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research Data and Open Scholarship (RDOS), the Open Access and Intellectual Property Librarian is part of the Data, Research, and Teaching Services (DaRTS) division. The Open Access and Intellectual Property Librarian leads services and programs that support and foster OA publishing, partnering with PUL and campus stakeholders to advocate for and promote open research and scholarship. The Librarian develops partnerships within the library and across campus to promote the understanding of copyright, scholarly communications, and how they apply to both traditional scholarship and emerging data and computation areas. The Librarian is a visible leader on campus, nationally, and internationally, representing Princeton University and its interests with respect to OA and scholarly communications at conferences, workshops, and other national and international venues.

PUL is one of the world’s leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. Further information available here.

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2024.

Required Qualifications

JD, LLM, MLIS, or equivalent educational background
Demonstrated experience within the field of Scholarly Communications and copyright, such as open access, copyright, or publishing
Demonstrated experience and expertise in copyright issues as they pertain to current and emerging trends in data, software, and computation
Demonstrated experience communicating complicated copyright issues to non-experts
Excellent written and oral communication skills

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted only from the AHIRE system through the office of the Dean of the Faculty website and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University Library is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and advancing the University’s commitment to racial equity within our community and in the world. We encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and life experiences to apply for our positions. To find out more about PUL’s work towards greater inclusivity, equity, and diversity, please see PUL’s “About” page.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO is the law.