Job: LIBER Open Access Project Officer

11/10/14 –  LIBER Open Access Project Officer
National Library of the Netherlands, The Hague, Netherlands


Would you like to play a role in the shaping of the future of open access publishing and policy?

Are you attracted to working in an international environment?

Are you a highly motivated individual with strong communication and organisational skills?

LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche/Association of European Research Libraries) represents over 400 member institutions and organisations from more than forty countries and is the principal association of European research libraries. LIBER has an exciting and dynamic future programme. Its current strategic goals are in the areas of scholarly communication and research infrastructures, reshaping research libraries to meet future needs, advocacy and communications, library management, and the development of services and facilities for European researchers.

LIBER is currently recruiting an Open Access Project Officer to implement its current and future portfolio of open access projects. The Open Access Project Officer will design and manage a 2 year Article Processing Charges(APC) funding pilot in collaboration with OpenAire.

This is an exciting opportunity to be at the cutting edge of open access policy and the development of best practice for the management of APC funds. The successful candidate will be an highly motivated, with a strong service orientation and proven ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders. S/he will be passionate about open access and cognisant of the challenges associated with the shift from subscription models to Gold open access publishing.

A full job description is available here:

Terms and conditions of employment

The appointment(F/T) will be for 2 years. The post will be located in the LIBER Office in the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague. Occasional travel outside The Netherlands will be required.

Salary will be based on Scale 10: minimum 2512 to maximum gross 3804 per month fulltime, plus a vacation allowance of 8%, and a December allowance of 8.33%. In addition you will be entitled to 42 days holiday per year. The Labour Agreement is based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Research Centres (

Out-of-hours working, including occasional weekends, will also be expected in association with conferences and meetings.

For further information contact Susan Reilly, LIBER Interim Executive Director: e-mail:


Interested? Please send your CV with a covering letter in English to: Please mention clearly your phone number and skype ID.

Applications from LIBER members or other individuals wishing to work on secondment are strongly encouraged.

Deadline for applications: 4th of December 2014Skype interviews will be held on the week of the 15th of  December (to be confirmed).

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