Scholarly Communications & Data Curation Librarian

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Mar 11, 2016

Duties: As part of a collaborative team of librarians within the Digital Scholarship Department, the Scholarly Communications & Data Curation Librarian will explore new models for scholarly communication and digital publishing, participate in ongoing scholarly communication efforts, and take a leadership role in the publication, sharing, and reuse of research data across the disciplines. The incumbent will work closely with the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator to advocate for broad access to all scholarship created within the Penn communities and will take serve as a primary point of contact for training, education, and support for copyright and fair use questions within the library. -Works closely with library liaisons and the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator on outreach and relationship building with faculty, departments, centers, and schools on topics related to scholarly communication -In collaboration with colleagues across the library, advises faculty, graduate students, and researchers on data management practices for project planning and funder compliance -Takes the lead in creating and maintaining a program to enable data curation, planning and management for researchers across disciplines. This work will rely on close collaboration and strong relationships with members of the Digital Scholarship team and colleagues in the STEM Libraries, especially. -Advises the library on software and tools for the deposit and storage of research data -Provides training and educational resources regarding the use of copyrighted resources and the application of US copyright law; in cooperation with the Office of General Counsel, serves as a key resource for queries on copyright compliance and fair use pertaining to library collections -Monitors trends, legislation, and pending changes in intellectual property rights, mandates for public access to research results, academic publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarship; communicates their implications to the Penn community; organizes regular campus events and programs in these areas. Serves as an advocate within the larger academic and publishing community for new, more fair and open approaches to the dissemination of scholarly research -Advocates for open access to scholarship; creates and manages programs that increase awareness of open access; promotes the deposit of research and scholarship in ScholarlyCommons@Penn, the university's institutional repository; and experiments with new publishing formats and venues for publications, where appropriate

Qualifications: -Master's degree in library and information science and two years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required. -An understanding of the goals, practices, and policies of research universities and their libraries -Knowledge of the publishing landscape across academia, including the scholarly publishing industry, open access initiatives, and the dissemination of digital collections, data, and research across platforms -Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues in the academic environment -Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with digital scholarly publishing, open access, and institutional repositories -Experience using, creating, and sharing data required; experience with relational database structures preferred -Evidence of leadership and initiative -Evidence of strong public presentation and written communication skills. -The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively

Reference Number: 50-22256

Salary Grade: 026

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: University Library

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: N-Museum/Library/Archival

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