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Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Posting Details

Position Information

Academic Home Department: Library
Posting Job Title: Scholarly Communications Librarian
Recruitment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Position Details

Full Time Faculty Rank: Librarian Associate Professor
Area of Specialty-Discipline: Scholarly Communications Librarian
Administrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable: Scholarly Communications Librarian
Position Status: Regular Faculty
Tenure Track Status: Non-Tenure Track
Terms of Employment: 12-Month
Contract Type: Full-time
Date Position Available: 03/01/2017

Position Qualifications/Responsibilities

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:

Distinguishing Features of this Position:

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 campus-wide and system-wide committees. This position may spend time working at either the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus, or the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus.

Major Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the Director of Graduate of Library Services for the Kennesaw State University Library System, the incumbent serves as a member of the Graduate Library Unit and helps guide the library system to meet the challenges of today’s complex higher education organizations with an emphasis placed upon providing excellence in research, scholarship, digital publishing, and related intellectual property issues.

Scholarly Communication Librarian Duties (75%)

1. Develop policies and programming for library-wide scholarly communications program. Assist in the implementation of the KSU Library’s Strategic Plan and the Graduate Library Strategic Plan.

2. Work in tandem with Managing Editor of the Digital Commons to promote campus-wide awareness of the DC and to increase its holdings and usage.

3. Lead development and implementation of educational programs for
Library staff on issues related to scholarly communication.

4. 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.

5. Develop and implement a program to increase awareness among faculty, researchers, and students about scholarly communications issues.

6. 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 library’s scholarly communications programs and goals

7. 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; plan and organize campus programs and events in these areas.

8. Develop initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own copyright and improve the economies of and access to published research (e.g. establish mechanisms to assist faculty with publishing choices and agreements as authors; explore alternatives to facilitate faculty publication venues).

9. Act as a primary spokesperson at campus, system wide, state, national, and international levels for issues and policies related to scholarly communications, ensuring that the library actively participates in collaborative programs and services, is informed of global publishing trends and intellectual property rights, and contributes to the advancement of scholarly communication.

10. Serve as the lead librarian on copyright and intellectual property developments and issues. Work collaboratively with the university’s Legal Affairs department to provide timely and accurate information of author’s rights management; refers authors and researchers to Legal Affairs.

11. Participate in collection development activities in a subject area to be determined.

12. Serve as library representative to the Affordable Learning Georgia open educational resources initiative.

13. Serve as the library coordinator and representative for the Data Wall(s).

14. Identify, collect, analyze and communicate various statistics associated with position and responsibilities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Additional Responsibilities (25%)
1. Serve on library, campus, University System of Georgia and regional and national professional committees.

2. Be professionally active and contribute to developments in the field of library science, library technologies, and/or subject-specific discipline through scholarship, presentations, publications, and service.

3. Provide in class and one to one consultations with graduate students as necessary, supplementing the services provided by the Graduate Librarians.

4. Provide research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and other members of the KSU community as assigned in multiple formats.

5. Willingly work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends and at various KSU learning sites as needed.

6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent
AND
Five years of fulltime professional experience in a library or publishing environment with at least three of those years spent in an increasingly responsible role related to scholarly communications.

2. Impeccable written, oral, and presentation skills.

3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

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

5. Thorough knowledge of current professional library principles, methods, procedures, and best practices especially as they related to scholarly communications.

6. Knowledge of copyright and issues related to fair use.

7. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member in a rapidly changing, excellence-driven library. Ability to put the interests of the team first.

8. Experience in designing, developing, and implementing new services and programs for a broad user community.

9. Knowledge of academic publishing and the role of open access platforms in disseminating research.

10. Knowledge of FISMA requirements for grants and contracts

11. Ability to meet library faculty standards for job performance, scholarship, service, professional development, and promotion.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Project management experience.

2. Active professional development with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements and service to professional organizations.

3. Experience in the creation of online tutorials and research guides and in the use of social media platforms.

4. Experience with learning management systems such as D2L or BlackBoard

5. Experience in working with international and multicultural student groups.

6. Second Master’s degree in a subject related discipline.

7. Experience with academic collection development and assessment principles.

8. Knowledge of research methodologies, quantitative research methods, and qualitative research methods.

9. Knowledge of citation management programs such as RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, etc.

10. Knowledge of statistical tools such as SAS.

11. Experience with digital repositories.

ADA Requirements / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Kennesaw State University prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation(s). An individual is disabled under the Act if he or she:

· has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities; or
· has a record of such an impairment; or
· is regarded as having such impairment

KSU provides, and will continue to provide, reasonable accommodations to enable the hire and retention of qualified employees who are able to perform the essential functions of their positions. Any person wishing to self-identify as disabled or request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability should contact Human Resources.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

Required Qualifications:
1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience
AND
Five years of full-time professional experience in a library or publishing environment with at least three of those years spent in an increasingly responsible role related to scholarly communications.

2. Impeccable written, oral, and presentation skills.

3. Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

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

5. Thorough knowledge of current professional library principles, methods, procedures, and best practices especially as they related to scholarly communications.

6. Knowledge of copyright and issues related to fair use.

7. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team member in a rapidly changing, excellence-driven library. Ability to put the interests of the team first.

8. Experience in designing, developing, and implementing new services and programs for a broad user community.

9. Knowledge of academic publishing and the role of open access platforms in disseminating research.

10. Knowledge of FISMA requirements for grants and contracts

11. Ability to meet library faculty standards for job performance, scholarship, service, professional development, and promotion.

Desired Qualifications:

1. Project management experience.

2. Active professional development with a record of scholarly contributions and achievements and service to professional organizations.

3. Experience in the creation of online tutorials and research guides and in the use of social media platforms.

4. Experience with learning management systems such as D2L or BlackBoard

5. Experience in working with international and multicultural student groups.

6. Second Master’s degree in a subject related discipline.

7. Experience with academic collection development and assessment principles.

8. Knowledge of research methodologies, quantitative research methods, and qualitative research methods.

9. Knowledge of citation management programs such as RefWorks, Endnote, Zotero, etc.

10. Knowledge of statistical tools such as SAS.

11. Experience with digital repositories.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 02/03/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Search Committee Co-chairs
Sandra Barclay
Special Formats Cataloging Librarian
sbarclay@kennesaw.edu
1-470-578-4445
Ariel Turner
Discovery Librarian
Kennesaw State University
Library System
Aturner93@kennesaw.edu
1-470-578-6273

Additional Information for Applicants

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Salary range is $50,000-$54,000 annually pro-rated to start date based upon qualifications.

Rank non-negotiable at Librarian Associate Professor.

This is a non-tenured faculty position.

KSU Library System Representatives will be at the ALA Midwinter Meeting Open House / Job Fair on Sunday, January 22, 2017 10:30 am – Noon to answer questions about this position.

Open until filled. Applications received by February 3, 2017 will be given first consideration.

Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will be asked to give a presentation on a topic that will be provided in advance

References contacted should be advised by the candidate to highlight specific information of how the candidate meets or exceeds required qualifications in the job ad.

FOR THE JOB CANDIDATE:
Please provide the following:
1) Cover Letter highlighting specific information of how candidate meets or exceeds EACH required qualifications.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) Unofficial or Official Transcripts.

4) An example of a scholarly publication.

5) Email information for 3 references (Please note: KSU’s job application system will notify these references electronically for letters of reference. Please DO NOT supply these letters yourself).

6) List of 3 ADDITIONAL references with contact information for Search Committee to contact at a later stage in the application process if applicable. (Please note: DO NOT supply letters from these references yourself).

7) Submit a 1-page librarianship philosophy statement in the section of the application called TEACHING PHILOSOPHY.

Application Instructions

Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will be asked to give a presentation on a topic that will be provided in advance
References contacted should be advised by the candidate to highlight specific information of how the candidate meets or exceeds required qualification in the job ad.
FOR THE JOB CANDIDATE:
Please provide the following:
1) Cover Letter highlighting specific information of how candidate meets or exceeds EACH required qualifications.
2) Curriculum vitae.
3) Unofficial or Official Transcripts.

4) An example of a scholarly publication.

5) Email information for 3 references (Please note: KSU’s job application system will notify these references electronically for letters of reference. Please DO NOT supply these letters yourself).

6) List of 3 ADDITIONAL references with contact information for Search Committee to contact at a later stage in the application process if applicable. (Please note: DO NOT supply letters from these references yourself).

7) Submit a 1-page librarianship philosophy statement in the section of the application called TEACHING PHILOSOPHY.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000498
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 33951
Departmental/College Overview:

For more information about KSU Library System please visit library.kennesaw.edu

Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

EEO Statement:

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
  4. List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Sample Publications - Scholarship 1
Optional Documents