The Copyright Librarian, reporting to the Scholarly Communication Librarian, has primary responsibility for helping faculty, staff, and students with questions and issues concerning all aspects of copyright in higher education instruction, scholarly and creative productivity, and publishing, with a secondary focus on broader scholarly communication topics. This highly collaborative position will work closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Scholarly Communications Team.
Additionally, this position is Milner Library’s liaison to the Graduate School and is responsible for enhancing the learning and persistence of graduate students. This position is responsible for understanding and anticipating graduate students' information and knowledge needs and facilitating their relationship to the library, its resources, and expertise of librarians. This position will also be responsible for providing reference services, classroom instruction, and individual consultations.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Graduate-level degree from an American Library Association-accredited program or an ALA-recognized international equivalent
- Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and intellectual property through experience or coursework, and willingness to learn and keep current in these areas.
- Demonstrated knowledge of scholarly communication, open access, and publishing issues and trends affecting higher education
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with instruction
- Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated experience implementing initiatives to better understand and identify user or student needs.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Experience with teaching copyright and scholarly communication topics including lesson planning, assignment development, creating digital learning objects, and/or assessment.
- Experience and commitment to using assessment tools for evidence-based decision-making
- Experience incorporating assessment data to improve instruction and demonstrate student success.
- Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences and to listen to and respond to people's situations in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism.
- Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely in writing and to interpret, clarify, explain, and apply copyright law, regulations, policy, and procedures.
- Exceptionally self-motivated and directed.
- Keen attention to detail.
- Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
- Exceptional service orientation.
Initial review of applications will begin 03/01/2023. Applications must be submitted no later than 03/28/2023. For a complete description and to ensure consideration, please apply online at https://jobsearch.illinoisstate.edu/en-us/job/516224/copyright-librarian.
Illinois State University:
Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a co-educational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with more than 20,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 78 undergraduate programs and 83 graduate programs in over 300 fields of study. Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service.
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