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

The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries seek 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.

Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource on issues and trends relevant to copyright/fair use and scholarly communication.
  • Reviews license agreements for information resources and maintains licenses for recordkeeping purposes.
  • Develops strategic relationships with campus community members to inform, support, and advance the scholarly communication program’s goals.
  • Supports 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. Develops 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 by date of hire
  • One year of experience in a role related to scholarly communication, including copyright and fair use, scholarly publishing, and/or author rights, or relevant coursework in an ALA‐accredited program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current issues, trends, best practices, and new and emerging technologies in scholarly communication
  • 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 area of specialization
  • Demonstrated experience with licensing electronic resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repositories
  • Project planning, coordination, collaboration, and management skills

Salary: Commensurate with experience
Posting close: Open until Filled

For complete position announcement, along with the online application, access the UTSA, Human Resources, STARS, website at https://jobs.utsa.edu/postings/12584. You will be required to attach a resume, cover letter, and a list with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. For assistance accessing the online system call UTSA Human Resources at (210) 458‐4250.

This is a security sensitive position. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. UTSA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

UTSA Libraries
UTSA Libraries offer four library locations: the John Peace Library, the Downtown Library, the Applied Engineering and Technology Library, and Special Collections and the Institute of Texan Cultures at the Hemisfair Campus. The Libraries are 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 are focused on supporting UTSA's goal to become a nationally recognized research university and be 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.

Member Job Posting: 
Texas