Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scholarly Communications Librarian

Indiana University South Bend has an exciting opportunity for an innovative, enthusiastic, and user-oriented librarian to lead the campus forward in meeting the challenges of changing modes of scholarly communication.  The successful candidate will develop and promote a scholarly communications program to faculty and library staff; communicate the value of depositing scholarly and creative output into open access sites, locally created digital projects and institutional repositories; explain alternative publishing models and consult on author’s rights; and act as the Libraries' chief resource on copyright, digital rights management and fair use.  This position will create and maintain web guides on scholarly communication and copyright; provide faculty support services; serve as the campus contact person for IU data management services; and assist in the planning and implementation of digitization projects.  Some grant writing may be involved.   

The Scholarly Communications Librarian also serves as a subject librarian to one or more disciplines, which includes collection development, research assistance, instruction and outreach to departments.   He/she will participate in general reference services, including some night and weekend hours, teach required information literacy courses, and participate in library-wide projects and committees. As a tenure track faculty position the librarian shares in university governance through memberships on committees. In addition, there are opportunities to participate on IU system wide groups.   This librarian reports to Head of Research, Instruction and Outreach, Schurz Library.
  • American Library Association accredited master’s degree.
  • Academic library experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of scholarly communication and publishing, including open access and copyright.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using and applying current technologies, e.g. social media, mobile, web, cloud computing, and multimedia tools
  • Evidence of flexibility and creative problem solving.
  • Excellent communication, time management and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member and to interact collegially with a diverse group of colleagues, staff, and teaching faculty.
  • Potential to meet the performance, professional development and service requirements associated with a library faculty tenure track appointment.
  • Professional library experience.
  • Experience teaching or training in group settings.
  • Experience or coursework in issues related to scholarly communication.

Visit the IU South Bend Libraries at The IU South Bend Libraries is part of the IU Libraries system, which is one of the largest university library systems in the country. 

Position available beginning July 1, 2013.  Review of applications begins December 1, 2012. Position is open until filled. Send letter of application, resume and three references to:  Linda Fisher, Chair, Search and Screen Committee, Franklin D. Schurz Library, P.O. Box 7111, South Bend, IN 46634  fax:  574-520-4472; email:

IU South Bend is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, applicants with disabilities, veterans, and members of other under-represented groups.  Indiana University South Bend is an Equal Employment Affirmative Action Employer.

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