The Scholarly Communications Department Head provides leadership
in identifying, developing, and coordinating services and programs
to support campus awareness of and participation in the evolving
scholarly landscape. Particular emphasis is on open access, author
rights, copyright, fair use, and digital rights and access. The
position will be responsible for maintaining awareness of national
and international publishing trends, intellectual property rights,
and copyright that affect access to scholarly information,
including researchers’ output. The position will provide vision and
planning for the library’s institutional repository and will
promote its digital publishing use for faculty, staff, and
students, including seeking out and maintaining partnerships across
Plans, directs, and manages the Department
Develops and implements the policies, procedures, and workflow
to ensure a well-functioning department.
Collaborates with other library departments to achieve
departmental, library-wide program, and university goals.
Advises the Dean on department and library-wide needs and
Serves as the library’s expert on scholarly communication
including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models,
intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact,
online identity management, open access, and open educational
Serves as a leader and advocate in the library and across the
institution on all issues related to the dissemination,
preservation, and use of the scholarly and creative output of
faculty, researchers, staff and students.
Monitors national scholarly communication trends, policy issues,
and best practices and keeps the community informed. Understands
both open source and hosted publishing solutions and e-publishing
tools. Understands author rights and recommended practices for
Applies knowledge of copyright, including fair use, knowledge of
orphan works, knowledge of creative commons licensing.
Creates educational and outreach materials about intellectual
property issues and provides consultative services regarding
scholarly works permissions.
Consults with faculty, researchers, and students on publishing
choices, publishing agreements, benefits of open access publishing,
retention of rights, and overall management of intellectual
Monitors national scholarly communications trends and policy
Institutional Repository Management
Collects, stores, and preserves faculty, staff, and student
intellectual output, builds relationships across campus and aligns
the goals of the institutional repository with campus research.
Devises strategies for promoting and growing the content and use
of the institutional repository, including born digital
Develops and applies policies and procedures for the
Plans and coordinates ingestion and migration of archival
content which may require relevant computer skills.
Keeps up to date with institutional repository changes and the
assessment of various platforms