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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: 07/01/2017

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 expanding and promoting the library’s scholarly communications initiatives. This position may spend time working at either the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus, or the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus. The incumbent will work under the general supervisions of the Director of the Graduate Library.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Develop policies and programming for library-wide and university-wide scholarly communications program.

2. 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.

3. Develop and maintain a broad network of partners among faculty, scholars, graduate students, librarians, administrators, and committees in campus and systemwide offices to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communications programs.

4. 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.

5. Develop initiatives that encourage and enable faculty to manage their own copyright and improve the economies of and access to published research.

6. 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.

7. Collaborate with the Managing Editor of the Digital Commons to promote and increase the holdings of the library’s digital repository.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

1. Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
A minimum of three years of recent full time professional experience in a library or publishing environment with at least two of those years spent in an increasingly responsible role related to scholarly communications.

2. Impeccable written, oral, presentation, and teaching skills.

3. Ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies: undergraduate and graduate students, university staff, librarians, faculty members, and senior level university administration.
Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Application Procedure

Application Deadline Date: 06/30/2017
Questions About Position Opening:

Search Committee Co-chairs
Sandra Barclay
Special Formats Cataloging Librarian

Jon Hansen
Director of Virtual Services
Kennesaw State University
Library System

Additional Information for Applicants

Representatives from Kennesaw State University will be attending the Job Fair at the American Library Association Annual Conference to answer any questions concerning the position on Sunday, June 25, from 10:30-noon.

Application Instructions

Salary range is $50,000-$54,000 annually based upon qualifications.
Rank non-negotiable at Librarian Associate Professor.
This is a non-tenure track faculty position.
Open until filled. Completed applications received by June 30, 2017 will be given first consideration.
Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will provide a writing sample in advance and give a presentation on a topic to be determined.
Please provide the following:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum vita
3) Unofficial transcripts

4) Contact 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).

5) One page librarianship philosophy statement in the teaching philosophy section.

Posting Details

KSU Faculty Posting Number: 000537
USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID: 36019
Departmental/College Overview:
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
Optional Documents