Looking for Librarians Engaging in Change
Are you a librarian interested in reshaping scholarly communication? Then you may be interested in learning that the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) is hiring a new Community Engagement and Outreach Librarian.
PKP is a research and development facility at Simon Fraser University dedicated to improving how broadly research circulates. PKP has been producing open source publishing platforms and engaging with academic libraries for 24 years now.
PKP is a research and development facility at Simon Fraser University dedicated to increasing the quality, diversity, and reach of scholarly communication. PKP’s team of software developers, librarians, researchers, systems administrators, educators, and publishing specialists from around the world have been working with academic libraries for over 24 years, and is best known for creating and maintaining the free, open source Open Journal Systems software.
As a result of PKP’s work, libraries all over the world are using its Open Journal System (OJS) to support journal publishing on their campuses. These libraries are demonstrating that another world is possible when it comes to publishing peer-reviewed research that is freely available to all who are interested.
At this point, PKP is seeking a relationship-builder to reach out and engage with these and other librarians, scholarly society leaders, funding agency officers, and other members of the larger academic community. You will be part of serving this community for the benefit of everyone and helping to expand the awareness and excitement about our work.
Caught your interest? Here’s the SFU PKP job announcement in detail.