Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Information

Job Title Scholarly Communications Librarian

Appointment Type 12 Month

Job Description

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will promote the university's institutional repository. Plan, implement, and assess FGCU's scholarly communications program. Partner with FGCU faculty and staff to collect, describe, and make accessible the university's intellectual assets. Provide outreach and consultations on depositing content, publishing options, author rights, copyright, and Open Access. Develop tools, guides, web resources, and services. Creates metadata for institutional repository and digital collections. Engages in service and scholarship; participates in assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services; and helps to shape department policy, goals, and procedures.



Required Qualifications

MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent.

Experience working with institutional repositories and/or scholarly communications issues.

Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the proven ability to develop and foster communication and teamwork.

Knowledge in copyright law as it relates to fair use and author's rights, public access, Open Access, new modes of scholarly communication, intellectual property and academic publishing.

Working knowledge of rights management and academic publishing practices, and familiarity with one or more major descriptive metadata standards (Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MIX, MODS, PREMIS, or others).



Preferred Qualifications

Experience planning and delivering workshops, presentations, or classes on scholarly communications, copyright, authors' rights, open access, ORCID, and fair use in an academic setting.

Demonstrated marketing and outreach skills to discover and recruit university scholarly materials for archiving in the institutional repository.

Experience with metadata creation, including XML-based and bibliographic standards (e.g. EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, LCSH, MARC21, LC Classification, etc.)

Experience working with Islandora.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices.

Knowledge of the scholarly publishing landscape, including legal issues, Open Access, and author rights.

Knowledge of and experience with copyright in the academic setting.

Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and analytical ability.

Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.

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.



Salary Range

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

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.



Other Duties

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F75P

Open Date 05/04/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of application materials will begin on July 1, 2017.

Appointment will be made at a faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian, commensurate with the candidate's experience on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis.

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.



Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience working with institutional repositories and/or scholarly communications issues?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please explain your directly related experience to the position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  5. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)



Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
Optional Documents

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