[Irtalk] Fwd: [SCHOLCOMM] job posting: scholarly communication librarian

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 21:08:47 SAST 2015


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From: Penny Beile <PBeile at ucf.edu>
Date: 20 February 2015 at 20:22
Subject: [SCHOLCOMM] job posting: scholarly communication librarian
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Please consider applying for this newly created position at a dynamic, fast
growing institution located in sunny and warm Central Florida.  If you have
questions I’m happy to try and answer.



*Scholarly Communication Librarian*

*University of Central Florida Libraries *

The University of Central Florida Libraries seeks a dynamic and
forward-thinking librarian to shape future user-centered services at one of
the largest public universities in the country.  Under the general
direction of the Associate Director for Information Services and Scholarly
Communication, the Scholarly Communication Librarian collaborates with
other library departments and campus units to develop, implement, and
promote services and programming that support research and scholarly
publishing at the University.

This position will lead a group of library faculty and staff interested in
Scholarly Communication issues, provide internal training to Subject
Librarians and education and information to the University community, and
facilitate discussions about the changing scholarly publishing environment,
including the move toward Open Access and sustainable publishing.  The
Scholarly Communication program at UCF is unique in that it supports a wide
array of research and publishing activities (
http://library.ucf.edu/ScholarlyCommunication/ ).  The Scholarly
Communication Librarian also may serve as a Subject Librarian for an
academic program.


·         Sets goals and determines the direction of the Scholarly
Communication program; develops, implements, and maintains the Libraries’
Scholarly Communication program and initiatives.

·         Leads efforts to extend SC programming to the campus community,
including University administration, faculty, graduate students and
selected undergraduate populations; provides outreach, workshops, and
consultations to the campus community about authors’ rights, publishing
options, Open Access, and other issues related to Scholarly Communication.

·         Partners with Digital Initiatives and Subject Librarians to
promote and populate the institutional repository.

·         Collaborates with library and campus partners to build services
in support of the scholarly publishing lifecycle.

·         Serves as contact person for Scholarly Communication questions
and issues and works in close association with other library faculty who
support scholarly publishing services, such as the Metadata Librarian, the
Scholarly Communication Advisory Group, and Subject Librarians.

·         Plans and implements training and professional development
opportunities for librarians on all aspects of the scholarly publishing
process; works with librarians to integrate Scholarly Communication topics
into their disciplinary assignments.

·         Furthers the goals of the Information Services and Scholarly
Communication division; assists the Associate Director with development of
division-wide services and initiatives.

·         May serve as Subject Librarian to one or more University programs
or departments, which includes outreach, instruction, consultations, and
collection development for assigned areas.

·         Participates in library and university activities and committees,
is professionally active, and engages in scholarly activities appropriate
to rank.

*Qualifications: Required:*  Master’s degree from an American Library
Association-accredited institution; three years’ experience in an academic
library or related field; knowledge of or experience with Scholarly
Communication issues and programming or the scholarly publication cycle.

*Preferred:*  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty,
students, administrators, and others; excellent interpersonal skills, oral
and written communication skills, and organizational skills; experience in
management or in a team leadership role; familiarity with research
methodologies and publication patterns across a variety of disciplines;
familiarity with new and emerging tools and methodologies for scholarly
publication; experience with outreach and training activities.

*Environment:* The University of Central Florida is the nation’s 2nd
largest public university, enrolling over 60,000 students and offering 92
bachelor’s, 83 master’s, and 31 doctoral programs. The UCF Libraries house
collection of 2.2 million volumes and 44,000 serials, and serve as a
partial depository for government documents and patents.  Full-time
staffing of 116 includes 44 faculty. For more information about the UCF
Libraries see http://library.ucf.edu

*Salary and Rank:* Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is
a twelve month, non-tenure track faculty position with insurance and
retirement benefits, 22 paid annual days, 13 sick days, 9 holidays, and no
state income tax.

*To Apply:* For position number 37659 submit a letter of application
addressing the stated qualifications, a full curriculum vitae, and contact
information for three current professional references at
http://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/41000 by the closing date, April 2,
2015.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  Questions may be
directed to Search Chair, Dr. P. Beile, pbeile @ ucf.edu.  Searches are
conducted in accordance with the state of Florida open-records laws.  UCF
is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.
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