Reference and Scholarly Communications Librarian

Evansville, IN
Mar 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reference and Scholarly Communications Librarian

The University of Southern Indiana's David L. Rice Library seeks an experienced, technologically adept, forward-thinking, and public service oriented individual as our Reference and Scholarly Communication Librarian. The University of Southern Indiana is among the fastest growing public institutions in the state of Indiana, with over 10,000 students, four colleges and seventy academic programs. Our collaborative culture, regional connectedness, and robust fiscal condition set us apart. Benefits include medical, dental, group term life, full tuition waiver for employees and 75% tuition waiver for spouses and dependent children, vision benefits and more.

The Reference and Scholarly Communication Librarian will lead the library's scholarly communication efforts, including directing related assessment activities and providing research instruction for faculty members, library staff members, and students on scholarly communications issues, and provide reference service. This librarian will remain current on scholarly publishing matters and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information. This librarian will lead efforts to design and deliver systematic and sustainable approaches to scholarly communication outreach. This librarian will engage with the scholarly community both within and outside the university in order to inform, support, and advance the library's scholarly communication programs and goals. This librarian will consult with faculty, staff, and students about publishing choices, understanding publishing agreements, and rights retention, as well as copyright issues. This librarian will perform periodic assessments of the campus environment with regard to scholarly communication issues, develop and maintain research guides to support USI programs, and develop and maintain the library's copyright information page.



  • American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree (or equivalent) required.
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in academic reference work, including research instruction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues surrounding scholarly communication, including fair use as it applies to libraries, author rights, open access, archiving rights, and institutional repositories.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty members.
  • Proficiency with technology used in an educational or library setting.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.