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Scholarly Communication Librarian

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 11, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Other Communications, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Other Academic Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Scholarly Communication Librarian Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ Department: Library-Metro Hiring Manager: Ana Fontoura Hiring Manager Title: University Librarian College: Position Type: Professional Administrative Grade: 26 FLSA: Exempt Faculty Rank: Salary: Commensurate with Experience Status: Full-Time Months Worked: 12 Month Job Summary:
Under the direction of the University Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Systems and Collections, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will spearhead library-wide efforts to advance open access initiatives, provide scholarly publishing guidance and training to researchers and scholars including copyright and fair use, and manage and maintain the library’s institutional repository. The incumbent will lead and support efforts to develop and promote a sustainable campus community of practice surrounding open access and scholarly communication through advocacy, seeking out contributors, marketing and collaboration efforts with the university community. The librarian is responsible for new and ongoing digitization projects, provides copyright guidance to users, advocates for access, creation and use of open access in support of the library’s and university’s mission. Required Qualifications:
1. MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school. Additional Master’s Degree in a discipline related to courses of study offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University preferred.

2. Five years of professional experience working in scholarly communications field, preferably in an academic library setting. Experience managing digital initiatives, copyright, fair use, open access materials and institutional repositories required.

3. Experience with Open Educational Resources including identification, dissemination, adoption and assessment of affordable course content.

4. Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers (Microsoft suite), various software, Web and library relevant information technology applications.

5. Knowledge of MARC records, RDA, AACR2, LCSNH experience with original cataloging preferred.

6. Knowledge of OCLC WMS preferred.

7. Knowledge of current trends in scholarly communications in higher education setting and commitment to professional development.
8. Effective analytical skills to quickly assess and resolve library procedural and system issues.

9. Effective organizational skills to work on several projects simultaneously while continuing to meet schedules and implementation dates.

10. Project management experience.

11. Ability to work independently with strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

12. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

13. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including administration, staff, faculty, students and vendors.

14. Experience with instruction and staff training.

15. Valid driver’s license and accessibility to transportation for travel between campuses.

16. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.
Preferred Qualifications: Hours Worked
35 Posting Date: 09/22/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants: Application Types Accepted: Application for Employment Supplemental Questions

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2
  3. Letter of Reference 3

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