Scholarly Communications Librarian

Job description

Position Number 998854

Functional Title Scholarly Communications Librarian

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative librarian to serve in the position of Scholarly Communications Librarian. This position will lead the University Libraries' outreach efforts to campus faculty in support of scholarly publication innovations and reforms, act as the Libraries' resource on copyright compliance, collaborate to further the Libraries' Open Access initiatives, and facilitate other local content reproduction and dissemination functions. This 12 month tenure track position will collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Technical Services, Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT), and Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI). The position will exercise broad independent judgement and authority under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications, and with guidance from the Dean of the University Libraries.

Specific Position Responsibilities:

Develop and implement an educational program to increase UNCG community awareness of copyright, Open Access, and other scholarly communications issues.
Serve as a resource on licensing policies, as well as copyright compliance issues related to e-reserves, fair use, and Open Access.
Serve as a campus advocate for Open Access, speaking and writing about the issues in local and national forums and publications.
Consult and advise on publishing agreements, retention of right to deposit materials in the campus institutional repository, and the process of placing materials on print or electronic reserve.
Monitor national copyright and intellectual property trends and policy issues.
Develop and maintain the University Libraries' Scholarly Communications web presence.
Serve on relevant Libraries' and University committees.
Participate in local, regional, and national groups and initiatives related to scholarly communications, copyright, and related issues.
Work in concert with institutional repository and open access publishing team members across multiple departments to provide user support for tools and platforms related to scholarly publishing and digital scholarship.
Work to promote Open Educational Resources and lowering the cost of textbooks for students on campus.

Minimum Qualifications

Required Qualifications

•A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
•Demonstrated knowledge of intellectual property and copyright issues in the academic environment
•Evidence of leadership, entrepreneurship, and initiative
•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and openness to new ideas
•Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a diverse staff in a rapidly changing environment, in a courteous and professional manner
•Aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools relevant to scholarly communications, copyright, and fair use
•Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of professional involvement and development at a level that would merit reappointment and awarding of tenure
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

•Three years relevant experience, preferably in an academic library environment
•A Juris Doctor degree
•Experience in preparing and delivering copyright instruction.
•Understanding of the changing environment for scholarly communications and alternative publishing models.
•Experience with digitization projects
•Project Management Training

Special Instructions to Applicants

Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, 12 month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan and 24 vacation days per year.

Application Procedures

Upload an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University's mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Recruitment Range Salary commensurate with experience

Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601

Job Open Date 03/14/2018

For Best Consideration Date 04/16/2018

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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      Posted: 3/15/2018
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