The University of Texas at Arlington Job Posting

 
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Librarian - Director of Scholarly Communication

Hiring department Library
Monthly salary OPEN
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 13-12-19-01-0100
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Arlington, TX
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Finalists will be required to make a formal presentation to Library staff on a topic to be provided. Please include email addresses for references. Required to work some evening, weekend and holiday hours. Will supervise the University's 2014 CLIR/DLF Fellow in Data Curation for the Sciences/Social Sciences (a two year, nationally competitive fellowship). This is a non-tenure track position.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

Provides leadership and vision for the Libraries' scholarly communication program. Advocates for new and emerging practices in scholarly communication at the University, playing a role in shaping policies and support for the creation, delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at UT Arlington.

Essential Functions

Provide leadership and management of policy and planning activities for the Libraries' scholarly communication program. Responsible for directing and setting priorities for Libraries initiatives and partnerships in digital humanities and data management services. Lead education and outreach to faculty and provide guidance to all members of the UT Arlington community on issues related to scholarly publishing, including author rights, open access publishing, and current and emerging publishing trends. Serve as an advocate for new practices in scholarly communication at the University. Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among faculty, scholars, graduate students, and administrators and committees in campus and system wide offices to inform, support, and advance the Libraries' scholarly communication programs and goals. Serve as a strategist and resource person for the Libraries on trends in scholarly communication, including but not limited to issues related to intellectual property, open access publishing, copyright, and fair use. Stay abreast of and evaluate current and emerging issues, tools, research, and methodologies related to scholarly communication, and the impact of these issues on libraries and scholarship. Assess faculty and student scholarly communication needs and make recommendations for funding and support in the Libraries. In partnership with subject liaisons and digital projects librarians, provide consulting services and advocacy across the campus to scholars and students on issues related to the dissemination of scholarly output. Partner with Digital Creation librarians and staff in order to create strategies for collaboration, program planning, and support for projects that advance the Libraries' scholarly communication program.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Participate in cross functional campus or library teams and professional growth activities. Serve on library, university, professional and organizational committees. Act as academic liaison. Some evening and weekend hours. Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program and/or a Juris Doctorate Degree from an ABA-accredited program; expertise and experience in library intellectual property and scholarly communication issues in academic libraries, university presses, or higher education.

Preferred Qualifications

5+ years of experience in an academic library or related field; 3+ years professional experience related to scholarly communication, data services or digital humanities; a strong background in copyright; familiarity with research methodologies and publication patterns across a wide variety of disciplines; and demonstrated ability to lead change. Familiarity with new and emerging tools and methodologies for scholarly publication; knowledge of data issues in the research and knowledge creation lifecycle; 3+ years project or staff supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, subject librarians, archivists, digital project librarians and others; and excellent oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills.

Working conditions

Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Criminal background check conducted.

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