Scholarly Communication Librarian -- University of Texas at San Antonio -- San Antonio, TX

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seeks enthusiastic, knowledgeable, service‐oriented applicants for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections & Curriculum Support, the Scholarly Communication Librarian is responsible for participating in the development and delivery of scholarly communication programs and services, coordinating outreach, programming, and assessment of services and initiatives for licensing, copyright and fair use, the Libraries’ institutional repository, trends in scholarly publishing, author rights, and data management.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource on issues and trends relevant to copyright and fair use, scholarly publishing platforms, repositories, data management, author rights, public access, open access, open data, and reputation and identity management.
  • Reviews and negotiates license terms and conditions for information resources.
  • Manages the Libraries’ licensing practices, including license compliance.
  • Develops strategic relationships with campus community members to inform, support, and advance the scholarly communication program’s goals.
  • Manages the Libraries’ institutional repository.
  • Engages and partners with subject librarians to design and deliver educational programs to faculty and campus units about copyright and scholarly communication.
  • Develop relevant trainings, guides and tools for library and campus constituencies.
  • Establishes support mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices, publishing agreements, management of copyright and intellectual property, and compliance with funder requirements.
  • Sets goals for scholarly communication initiatives.
  • Leads and participates in committees, task forces, and strategic projects.
  • Monitors national scholarly communication trends and issues, and informs library and university constituents to ensure full benefits of the dynamic scholarly communication system.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA‐accredited MLS or equivalent degree
  • Three years of experience in a role related to scholarly communication, including copyright and fair use, scholarly publishing, data management, and author rights
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communication
  • Demonstrated experience with licensing electronic resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories
  • Skills to collect, create, disseminate, and analyze statistical reports and assessment metrics
  • Experience designing and delivering effective instruction and outreach activities
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with multiple and diverse constituencies
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in an academic discipline
  • Project planning, coordination, collaboration, and management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata schema and standards

Salary: $47,412 (flexible depending upon experience)

UTSA Libraries
UTSA Libraries is comprised of four library locations: the John Peace Library, the Downtown Library, the Applied Engineering and Technology Library, and Special Collections at the Hemisfair Campus. UTSA Libraries is a hub for research and discovery for our Main and Downtown campuses, where students, faculty and staff gather for study and collaboration in a welcoming environment. The Libraries is focused on helping UTSA become a nationally recognized research university and a model for student success.

UTSA
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is a public urban serving university specializing in health, cybersecurity, energy, sustainability, and human and social development. With nearly 31,000 students, it is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region. UTSA advances knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement, and public service. The university embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property—for Texas, the nation and the world. Learn more online, on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram, or on UTSA Today.

San Antonio
San Antonio, currently the seventh largest city in the United States, is a charming and colorful metropolis located on the edge of the scenic Texas Hill Country. San Antonio is rich with culture and arts including the annual, two‐week celebration of Fiesta and its annual public arts festival, Luminaria. You can experience the history of San Antonio through The Alamo and the San Antonio Missions, explore the city with a walk down the one‐of‐a‐kind River Walk in bustling Downtown San Antonio, visit attractions such as the Japanese Tea Garden, the Stock Show and Rodeo, one of numerous city parks, or catch a Spurs basketball, Rampage hockey, or Missions baseball game. The vibrancy of the city makes for an exceptional quality of life for San Antonians.

Closing Date: 12/11/2018

To apply, please visit https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/10898

UTSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans,
and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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