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Scholarly Communications Librarian

Posted by: Kennesaw State University Library System

Posted date: 2017-Jun-06

Location: Kennesaw State University Library System

The KSU Library System seeks a dynamic, collegial, flexible, experienced, and research-oriented librarian to further the promotion and outreach efforts related to scholarly communication. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the extensive scholarly communications landscape including digital publishing and preservation, open access platforms, open educational resources, open data, copyright, and related intellectual property issues. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as the librarian will be expected to play an active role in expanding and promoting the librarys scholarly communications initiatives. This position may spend time working at either the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus, or the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus. The incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Director of the Graduate Library.

Major Responsibilites:

1. Develop policies and programming for library-wide and university-wide scholarly communications programs.

2. Work closely with Graduate Librarians and Undergraduate Subject Liaisons to promote faculty awareness of scholarly communication issues. Develop informational and training tools that can be used by these librarians.

3. Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among faculty, scholars, graduate students, librarians, administrators, and committees in campus and system-wide offices to inform, support, and advance the librarys scholarly communications programs.

4. Stay informed of and keep library and faculty up to date on national and international trends, legislation, and pending changes in intellectual property rights, commercial and academic/research scholarly publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information.

5. Develop initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own copyright and improve the economies of and access to published research.

6. Serve as the lead librarian on copyright and intellectual property developments and issues. Work collaboratively with the universitys Legal Affairs department to provide timely and accurate information of authors rights management.

7. Collaborate with the Managing Editor of the Digital Commons to promote and increase the holdings of the librarys digital repository.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

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Job Title Scholarly Communications Librarian
Start Date
Library/Institution Name Kennesaw State University Library System
Salary $50,000 to $54,000 annually based upon qualifications
Certification Required? No
City Kennesaw
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Education, Qualifications and Experience:

1. Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
A minimum of three years of recent full time professional experience in a library or publishing environment with at least two of those years spent in an increasingly responsible role related to scholarly communications.

2. Impeccable written, oral, presentation, and teaching skills.

3. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies: undergraduate and graduate students, university staff, librarians, faculty members, and senior level university administration.

Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

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Application Instructions Applications are only accepted through the KSU Faculty Jobs website.
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Special Notes Complete applications received by June 30, 2017 will be given first consideration. Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will provide a writing sample in advance and give a presentation on a topic to be determined.

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