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Program Analyst for Scholars & Scholarship Position Open at ARL

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) seeks an exceptional colleague to advance the Association’s advocacy, scholarship, and policy agenda. The program analyst will be a member of ARL’s Scholarship and Policy Team, which advances a portfolio of public policy and institutional initiatives to achieve equitable and barrier-free access to information, and support new forms of scholarship.

ARL is a collective of leading libraries and archives in Canada and the United States. The Association has a proven record of accomplishment in law and public policy, most notably in copyright and intellectual property; digital information access; diversity, equity, and inclusion; accessibility; privacy; and open scholarship.

This position presents a unique opportunity to work on some of the leading research and professional practice questions of the Information Age, in close collaboration with higher education and scholarly communities and with the ultimate aim of advancing the research enterprise and equitable and enduring access to knowledge.

The program analyst for Scholars & Scholarship’s major responsibilities will include the following:

  • Track global open science and open scholarship developments and work with the ARL membership to lead and partner in these developments
  • Work with other research, higher education, information technology, and library organizations on institutional and public policy issues that arise from new and emerging practices in research, teaching, and learning
  • Represent and advance the Scholars & Scholarship program with key partners, allies, and joint ventures to advance program objectives, particularly as they relate to the broader mission of scholarly communication, information stewardship, and publishing
  • Lead key initiatives and task forces of the Scholars and Scholarship Committee

For details about the position and qualifications, see the full job posting.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately, and the posting will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants should submit a letter outlining interest and relevant experience, a résumé, and fill out the application form.

With questions about the position, contact: Judy Ruttenberg, senior director of scholarship and policy (judy@arl.org).

ARL is an equal opportunity employer, and is firmly committed to providing opportunities for outstanding persons of every race/ethnicity, gender, creed, and background. ARL encourages applications from candidates who thrive in diverse and inclusive environments.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.