Thursday, July 23, 2009

Associate University Librarian for Publishing

Associate University Librarian for Publishing

Position Summary
As a member of the University Library’s senior leadership, the Associate University Librarian for Publishing (AUL for Publishing) will direct the scholarly publishing activities at the University of Michigan by overseeing the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, the Library’s Institutional Repository Deep Blue, and the Library’s Copyright Office. The AUL for Publishing will lead the development of content delivery through a financially sustainable publishing program, involving both print and electronic models, and will represent the University Library in national and international conversations about the future of scholarly publishing. This position is located within the University Library system and reports to the University Librarian.

Position Responsibilities
• Leads and coordinates a suite of publishing activities for the University Library, including the University of Michigan Press, and serves as an advisor to the university community on issues surrounding scholarly publishing activities.
• Oversees the work of the University of Michigan Press, the Scholarly Publishing Office, Deep Blue, and the Library Copyright Office.
• Serves as a liaison or coordinator for collaborative efforts such as the Text Creation Partnership.
• Represents the interests of the University Library and the University of Michigan community in the development of university policy on author rights, public domain, textbooks, fair use, and other scholarly communication and publication issues.
• Cultivates an ongoing awareness of national scholarly publishing and communication policy issues, and ensures that the university community is informed and educated about the significance of these issues in the digital environment so as to retain and enjoy the full benefits of the current and evolving intellectual property regime.
• Consults and works closely with the university’s Office of General Counsel, campus IT services, academic departments, and senior university administrators on issues and programs related to scholarly publishing.
• Supports the development and exploration of resources and content delivery strategies built on new media and networked technology platforms in the context of the resources available in a research library.
• As appropriate, coordinates efforts with regional & national organizations such as the ALA Office of Information and Technology Policy, ARL, SPARC, and others on issues and programs related to scholarly publishing and communication.
• Assumes responsibility for related duties within this evolving area of expertise.

Required: Significant relevant experience with emphasis on publishing in libraries, academia, scientific or scholarly journals, university press environment or other similar settings. Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: academic or research library collections, services, and systems; scientific or scholarly publishing; successful management of a university or similar press environment; demonstrated ability to represent the interests of a university, based on an understanding of the technical, legal, and information policy issues of scholarly communication. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with and lead faculty, students, and academic administrators in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to think creatively in developing products and services, such as publications, workshops, conferences, and tools that meet the needs of the community.

Desired: Relevant and substantial responsible administrative experience in collection management, university press or other areas in a research library environment. Ability to communicate a strong vision of how discipline-based scholarship is changing in response to new technologies and what role libraries can play in meeting the evolving needs of scholars.

Benefits, Rank, and Salary
Final rank and salary will depend on qualifications and experience. As a professional appointment within the University of Michigan, University Library, this position offers full benefits and opportunities for professional development and travel, and participates fully in faculty governance.

Retirement Options include TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments.

Application Process
Send cover letter & resume to Robert Campe; Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205 either by US Mail or by email (preferred) to Call 734 764-2546 with questions or for further information.

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications will begin being reviewed on August 15, 2009.

The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer.

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