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Position Title: Scholarly Communications and Intellectual Property Librarian

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  • ascherlen
    Appalachian State University Library, Boone, North Carolina The University Library at Appalachian State University seeks a creative and proactive individual
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16, 2009
      Appalachian State University Library, Boone, North Carolina

      The University Library at Appalachian State University seeks a creative and proactive individual for a newly defined position of Scholarly Communications and Intellectual Property Librarian. The position is responsible for uniting and strengthening the Library's efforts in scholarly communications and intellectual property. The successful candidate will lead scholarly communication outreach efforts to the campus community; will develop and provide intellectual property and copyright services for the campus; and will develop and administer policies and procedures related to the ASU Institutional Repository and Faculty Publications Database. This position demands leadership abilities and the ability to work with library and university constituencies.

      Lead a working group in developing and promoting outreach efforts about such issues as authors' rights, copyright, open access, and the value of depositing scholarship in the ASU Institutional Repository; monitor and share expertise on current developments in scholarly communications, open access, and institutional repositories; serve as the official ASU Library representative for these areas; and provide reference consultations and instruction, including off campus.

      Develop and provide information to faculty, staff, and students about copyright, intellectual property, and fair use; develop and oversee a copyright permissions service for the university community that negotiates and subsidizes the use of copyrighted material for educational and research purposes; ensure intellectual property compliance within all library services including reserves, digital collections, electronic resources, and use of the Library's electronic classrooms; and work with General Counsel, the Graduate School, and other groups to develop comprehensive intellectual property policies, procedures, and support services for use across campus.

      Develop policies governing deposit of scholarly materials, procedures and workflow for the institutional repository. Provide usage data and assess the impact, functionality, and effectiveness of the Institutional Repository and Faculty Publications Database. Supervise at least one staff member.

      All library faculty are expected to participate in the Library's information literacy program both on and off campus and to engage in an active program of scholarship, library and professional service as outlined in the University's Faculty Handbook and the Library's Departmental Personnel Committee Guidelines. This position will monitor national and international trends and legislation in the areas of responsibilities.

      • American Library Association accredited master's degree.
      • Demonstrated ability in managing and completing projects.
      • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly communications and institutional repository issues.
      • Demonstrated understanding of standards and technologies relevant to institutional repositories.
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
      • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
      • Potential to meet the library's requirement scholarship, service, and leadership.

      • Professional academic library experience.
      • Supervisory experience.
      • Experience communicating with faculty and other campus constituencies.
      • Experience presenting at professional workshops or conferences.
      • Commitment to developing expertise in scholarly communications, institutional repositories, open access, and policies related to copyright and fair use.
      • Second advanced degree. Rank as an Assistant Professor and continued employment beyond the Instructor term requires an advanced degree in addition to the ALA- accredited master's degree.
      • Life experiences similar to those of under-represented populations at Appalachian. The Library strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic and racial groups representative of Appalachian's student minorities, principally African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans.

      This twelve-month position may be filled at the Instructor, Assistant Professor, or Associate Professor rank. Rank as an Assistant or Associate Professor and continued employment beyond the Instructor term require an advanced degree in addition to the MLS. Salary and rank are determined on the basis of qualifications and experience. Minimum salaries for the ranks are: Instructor $45,000, Assistant Professor $50,000, and Associate Professor $55,000.

      Review of completed applications will begin April 3, 2009 and will continue until position filled. Send completed application, including a statement of qualifications; a full resume of education and relevant experience; and the names, address, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to: Dr. Mary Reichel, Attn: Scholarly Communications and Intellectual Property Librarian Search, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at perrysj@....

      Appalachian State University is a constituent institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has over 15,000 students, primarily in bachelor's and master's programs. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Belk Library and Information Commons is a beautifully designed and heavily used facility with over 1 million visits per year. Additional information about the Library, the University, and the surrounding area may be found at http://www.appstate.edu

      Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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