Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Open Scholarship Librarian 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 campus. Typical hiring range for this position is $51,183 to $70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System’s flagship institution. UMaine
The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree. Experience in an academic library in a role related to scholarly communications and experience with an institutional repository. Experience with copyright, open access, and other publishing issues.
- Demonstrated planning and leadership skills with the ability to take initiative, set goals and priorities, and work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse population.
- Ability to establish priorities, maintain good working relationships with colleagues, work independently, and collaborate and work effectively in a team-oriented environment and as a member of a diverse community.
- Successful management and strong supervisory experience; proven ability to hire, train, evaluate, and motivate staff.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent public service skills.
Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” on the linked original post page. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: October 23, 2023
Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: November 26, 2023
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: December 11, 2023
Tentative start date: March 18, 2024
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.