Scholarly Communications Librarian

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 17, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Working Title
Scholarly Communications Librarian
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Location of Workplace
Main UNCW Campus
Randall Library - 30800
Academic Affairs - 30000 Division
Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Scholarly Communications Librarian is a part of Randall Library’s newly developed Scholarly Research Services team designed to support UNCW’s recently elevated status as a doctoral university and will serve as Randall Library’s functional expert on scholarly communications.

This position works to inform and educate UNCW faculty, staff, and students on the evolving scholarly landscape and will coordinate the vision, planning, and implementation of the Library’s scholarly communications program. This position will coordinate the Library’s open access initiatives, serve as a campus resource on issues and trends relevant to intellectual property, copyright, fair use, and author rights, and collaborate with liaison librarians to assist faculty with articulating research impact and managing scholarly reputation utilizing appropriate research metrics.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also lead the Library’s institutional repository initiatives through promotion and solicitation of content from students and faculty by overseeing the ingest of scholarly content to NCDOCKS, UNCW’s institutional repository, including the creation of metadata, communication with authors, and development/administration of author profiles.

This position identifies, develops, and promotes awareness of strategic scholarly communications initiatives through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. This position will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff inside and outside of Randall Library.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes awareness of strategic scholarly communications initiatives through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. This position will develop and maintain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff inside and outside of Randall Library.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

• ALA -Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science.

• Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communications topics, trends, and technologies
• Experience providing scholarly communications related services.
• Knowledge of open educational resources and their development.
• Knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues in the academic environment.
• Experience with digital content management or repository systems and software applications.
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training.
• Demonstrated commitment to fostering an inclusive educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

• Experience using technology to support service innovation and/or productivity enhancements.
• Record of interactions with faculty that demonstrate an understanding of the scholarly process.
• Experience with evaluating the needs of faculty, students, and staff in the areas of scholarly communication, open access, open education, and copyright.
• Experience in successfully presenting educational programs and resources to diverse audiences in informal and formal settings.
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues relating to research data and its role/place in scholarly communications.
• Evidence of leadership, entrepreneurship, initiative and ability to adapt to change in the workplace
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the academic mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices, and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship, and creative work as well as service to local, regional, and global communities. William Madison Randall Library supports the University’s mission through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats and specialized technologies to enable the creation of new knowledge; (2) efficient access to those informational resources and technologies; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning. Scholarly Research Services provide guidance and support to UNCW faculty and graduate students who are conducting and disseminating research, scholarship, and creative works, with an emphasis on those using emerging technologies and techniques.

College/School Information

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

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