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Reference and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Library Services - A17006A2

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Position Information

Job Title Reference and Scholarly Communications Librarian, Library Services - A17006A2
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
Department Library Services

Posting Information

Job Description Summary

The University of Southern Indiana’s David L. Rice Library seeks an experienced, technologically adept, forward-thinking, and public service oriented individual as our Reference and Scholarly Communication Librarian. The University of Southern Indiana is among the fastest growing public institutions in the state of Indiana, with over 10,000 students, four colleges and seventy academic programs. Our collaborative culture, regional connectedness, and robust fiscal condition set us apart. Benefits include medical, dental, group term life, full tuition waiver for employees and 75% tuition waiver for spouses and dependent children, vision benefits and more.

The Reference and Scholarly Communication Librarian will lead the library’s scholarly communication efforts, including directing related assessment activities and providing research instruction for faculty members, library staff members, and students on scholarly communications issues, and provide reference service. This librarian will remain current on scholarly publishing matters and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarly information. This librarian will lead efforts to design and deliver systematic and sustainable approaches to scholarly communication outreach. This librarian will engage with the scholarly community both within and outside the university in order to inform, support, and advance the library’s scholarly communication programs and goals. This librarian will consult with faculty, staff, and students about publishing choices, understanding publishing agreements, and rights retention, as well as copyright issues. This librarian will perform periodic assessments of the campus environment with regard to scholarly communication issues, develop and maintain research guides to support USI programs, and develop and maintain the library’s copyright information page.

- American Library Association-accredited Master of Library Science degree (or equivalent) required.
- Minimum three years of professional experience in academic reference work, including research instruction.
- Demonstrated knowledge of issues surrounding scholarly communication, including fair use as it applies to libraries, author rights, open access, archiving rights, and institutional repositories.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty members.
- Proficiency with technology used in an educational or library setting.

To apply, please follow the directions on our page to log in or set up an account. When you select the Apply to this Job link near the top of this page, you will be prompted to complete the appropriate Faculty/Administration application. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include cover letter, current resume, names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references, and unofficial transcripts. Materials should be provided electronically within this web-based applicant system and addressed to the attention of Ms. Joanne Artz, Head of User Services and Search Committee Chair. Official transcripts also will be required of candidates who are finalists for the position. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the University of Southern Indiana considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Open Date 02/28/2017

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Cover Letter or Letter of Application
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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