Scholarly Communications Librarian, Assistant/Associate Librarian, Req. #2429

Fort Myers, Lee County
May 30, 2016

Working Title
Scholarly Communications Librarian, Assistant/Associate Librarian, Req. #2429

Requisition Number

650100-Library Services

Advertised Salary Range
$46,000 - Negotiable based on education & experience

Class Code


Job Type

Job Classification

FGCU Campus and off site FGCU satellite centers in SWFL

Job Close Date

Minimum Qualifications
MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent. Experience working with institutional repositories and/or scholarly communications issues. Experience with metadata creation, including XML-based and bibliographic standards (e.g. EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, LCSH, MARC21, LC Classification, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with bibliographic consortia and shared bibliographic records. Experience with Islandora digital library platform. Experience planning and delivering workshops, presentations, or classes.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 12 month multi-year appointment.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request and become property of FGCU.

Other Information:

Required Licenses/Certifications and Other Specific Requirements of Law:
Police background check & fingerprinting
Adhere to FERPA Requirements (Buckley Amendment)

General Summary Statement:
Initial duties include promoting the University's institutional repository; planning, implementing, and assessing FGCU's scholarly communications program; partnering with FGCU faculty and staff to collect, describe, and make accessible the university's intellectual assets; providing outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights, copyright, and Open Access; developing tools, guides, web resources, and services; creating metadata for institutional repository and digital collections; engaging in service and scholarship; participating in assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and helping to shape department policy, goals, and procedures.

Other Licenses & Certifications:

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A&P/Faculty Job Responsibilities

1 Record
Function Type: Job Duty: Order of Importance
Promotes the University's institutional repository and works closely with the Head of Archives, Special Collections and Digital Initiatives to create and implement a sustainable scholarly communications program. Educates and trains campus partners to collect, describe, and make accessible the university's intellectual assets. Develops tools, guides, web resources, and services. Creates metadata for institutional repository and digital collections. Provides outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights, copyright, and Open Access. Participates in faculty governance and engages in scholarly activity. Participates in assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services. Helps shape department policy, goals, and procedures. As members of the University's faculty, librarians are expected to participate in faculty governance and engage in scholarly activity. Some evening and week-end hours may be required.

Support Personnel Job Responsibilities

1 Record
% of Time Job Duty

Additional Posting Details

Working Hours:

a. Identify daily hours and days of the week, example: 8 - 5 Monday - Friday.
b. Total Hours worked - 40
c. Any variation in workweek such as on-call status or rotation

If the person does not work the normal 8-5 schedule in this position, please select the correct shift hours.

Other Shift Hours:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices. Demonstrated knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape, including legal issues, Open Access, and author rights. Demonstrated experience with copyright in the academic setting. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and analytical ability. Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to work on simultaneous workflows. Evidence of detailed data analysis and reporting skills. Evidence of successful project management skills.

All library faculty are expected to be excellent librarians, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of library services resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; involved in scholarly activities as appropriate to appointment; and engaged in service to the library, university and community.

Physical, Mental, and Environmental Characteristics of the Position:
Workplace Safety Statement (Specified Below)

Other Characteristics of Position:
Notifies supervisor of potential workplace hazards for protecting themselves and others by following the safe work procedures identified by the supervisor.

Statement of Responsibility for Confidential Data
All rules and regulations concerning the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) must be followed regarding the handling of all confidential information such as student records, grievance issues, and personnel matters.

Required Documents
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Unofficial Transcript
List of 5 References (Name, Address, Phone #)

Optional Documents
Professional Reference Letter 1
Professional Reference Letter 2
Professional Reference Letter 3
Professional Reference Letter 4
Professional Reference Letter 5
Additional Materials 1
Additional Materials 2
Additional Materials 3
Additional Materials 4
Additional Materials 5

Eligibility determination will be made by the Florida Gulf Coast University Human Resources Office. Federal law requires that we hire only U.S. Citizens and lawfully authorized aliens. Males between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to provide proof of Selective Service Registration prior to employment.

Persons with disabilities needing reasonable accommodations to participate in the application/selection process must notify the Office of Equity and Diversity at (239) 590-7405, or via Florida Relay 711 for TTY/TDD/VCO, a minimum of five (5) working days in advance.

Official transcripts for Faculty positions are to be mailed directly to FGCU by the institution granting the highest degree and received by Office of the Provost, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Ft. Myers, FL 33965-6565 no later than the employment start date.

Application Types Accepted
Faculty/Administrative & Professional Profile

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