Denton, Denton County
Jul 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

University of North Texas


About UNT
As the nation’s 26th largest public university and the largest, most comprehensive in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while powering the North Texas region, state and nation through innovative education and research. A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

Job Summary
* Monitor landscape of current open access and open content trends in collection development, licensing, web publishing, scholarly communications and digital libraries; act as a representative of the library to consortia and groups related to open access initiatives.
* Advocate to UNT campus in support of open access, market open access opportunities to faculty, and conduct assessment of integration of open access publishing by the UNT community
* Disseminate knowledge of national and international developments in the use of open access and born digital information in instruction and research; report significant issues to colleagues.
* Conceptualize and recommend policies and procedures for the identification, acquisition, classification and accessibility of open access and born-digital materials.
*Collaborate with Scholarly Communications Librarian, Institutional Repository Librarian, and other librarians in efforts to raise awareness of open access resources and to foster adoption of open access principles among the faculty.
* Develop and evaluate educational and outreach marketing and programs that promote open access and born-digital content in instruction, research and collection use.
* Cultivate targeted subject collections of open access and born-digital materials and serve as collection development liaison for interdisciplinary subjects and research clusters.
* Establish and/or perform acquisitions tasks to ensure access to content in open access and born-digital collections via resource management systems.
* Produce finding aids to ensure discovery of content in digital collections using LibGuides and structured metadata; collaborate with subject liaison librarians to enhance subject guides and bibliographic instruction with open access and born-digital collections and resources.
* Develop knowledge of licensing agreements and university contracts; collaborate with Contracts Librarian to ensure open access content acquired from external sources is properly licensed and accessible.
* Seek out fee-free resources from consortia or other external providers; coordinate licensing and integration of content into resource discovery systems and/or the UNT Digital Library.
* Participate in periodic reviews of open access content, of other electronic resources, of journal subscriptions and in collection gap analysis.
* Oversee life cycle management, holdings maintenance and trouble shooting for open access resources in the Libraries' electronic resource management (ERM) and Serials Solutions systems.
* Investigate grants and seek funding opportunities for collection analysis and development of open access/born digital materials.
* Participate in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance collection development activities and promote scholarly communication.

Minimum Qualifications
* ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.
* Knowledge of collection development practices and trends.
* Experience developing online guides.
* Experience with integrated library systems.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Evidence of publishing and/or participation in professional organizations.
* Strong customer service orientation and positive interpersonal skills.
*Flexibility and ability to work in a dynamic environment.

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience working with SpringShare's LibGuides product.
* Understanding of open access issues.
* Demonstrated contribution to the profession through scholarly publications and/or presentations.
* Familiarity with III's Sierra or Millennium automation system.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service. As your "Other" document, please provide a statement answering the following prompt: "The future of open-access publication and acquisitions."

Posting Origination:

Libraries (N32100)

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