Open Knowledge Librarian

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Position Number: 00103599

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NCSU Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State University community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the University. The Libraries Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center advises on issues of scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and copyright related to the Libraries' services and collections. The Center also investigates and promotes digital information strategies and tools to support new forms of scholarship and sharing. For more information about the Libraries, please see

Essential Job Duties: The Open Knowledge Librarian in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center: - Develops programs, advocacy tools, and partnerships that facilitate and promote open and publicly engaged scholarship. - Works closely with colleagues in Digital Library Initiatives and Research Collaboration, investigates and promotes digital technologies that support open practice across the research life-cycle and maximize the dissemination and impact of scholarship. - Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to support innovation in areas such as open education, digital scholarship, data management, data analysis, visualization, and digital humanities. - Directs projects and initiatives to partner with researchers in the creation and management of research assets. - Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. This position reports to the Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center.

Minimum Education/Experience: ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.

Department Required Skills: - Demonstrated understanding of digital scholarship across the research life-cycle. - Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in open and public scholarship, including open access, data, education, and open source. - Experience conducting outreach and developing programs that engage scholars, researchers, and/or students. - Demonstrated understanding of tools and practices for managing scholarly identity and evaluating and maximizing the impact of scholarship in the digital environment. - Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. - Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. - Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: - Experience working with research faculty, including efforts to build collections and scholarly communication programs. - Knowledge of emerging technologies in scholarly identity management, research data management, and visualization of scholarship. - Record of public engagement through scholarly presentations and writing. - Understanding of copyright and related laws that affect scholarly practices and access to scholarship. - Understanding of issues related to funder mandates for open access, open data, and broader impacts of research.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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Posted: 11/15/2017
Application Due: 11/15/2018
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