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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking aCopyright and Licensing Librarian will provide leadership in conceptualizing and implementingscholarly communication initiatives with an emphasis on fair use, copyright, authors’ rights, and
electronic resource licensing.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University
offering over 26,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven
academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over
1,087,000 volumes and approximately 47,000 unique print and electronic serial titles and an annual
budget of over $10 million.
UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202
with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the
country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city’s
performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.
• Master’s degree in library or information science, and a J.D degree from an ABA-accredited
• Undergraduate degree
• Demonstrated knowledge of issues associated with intellectual property, author’s rights, open
access, archiving rights, institutional repositories, and scholarly publishing, and associated
legal and policy issues;
• Experience preparing and delivering copyright education and instruction;
• Experience reviewing and negotiating electronic resources license agreements
• Significant experience engaging with scholarly communication issues as they relate to
academic/research libraries and higher education;
• A minimum of 2 years of successful experience in a research library with emphasis on faculty
interaction on matters of scholarly communication is preferred;
• Demonstrated skills in building strong relationships and partnerships and effectively
advocating on behalf of various constituents and stakeholders;;
• Advises the Library and Campus in the use, creation, and dissemination of copyrighted
• Represents the Library within UNC Charlotte and external scholarly communications
• Advocates on behalf of the Library in support of open access and open educational policies
and initiatives.
• Works closely with the Collection Development Librarian to review and negotiate electronic
resource licenses and user agreements.
• Collaborates with liaison librarians to promote copyright and scholarly communication
services, increase awareness of current scholarly communications issues, assess faculty needs
for services, and adjust library services accordingly.
• Advises Library Special Collections on fair use and other copyright concerns as they relate to
issues such as large-scale digitization, gift agreements, and oral history releases.
• Develops and delivers instruction and programming on copyright, publishing, legal research,
and related topics, as well as provides individual guidance, tailored to campus needs.
• Monitors legal requirements, best practices, and standards pertaining to scholarly
communication and public access to research and data that originate from a variety of sources
and disseminates relevant information broadly.
• Participates in and actively contributes to ongoing conversations regarding library publishing
and institutional repository services.
• Collaborates with library units engaged in library publishing activities in crafting policies and
procedures compatible with scholarly communication practices.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of data management requirements for federal grants and publishers is desirable;
• Grant writing experience is desirable.
• Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or
other contributions to the field
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment
• Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
• Full-time
• Work schedule may include occasional evening or weekend classes as needed
• Reports to the Dean of J. Murray Atkins Library
• Excellent benefits package, including 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12
University holidays (see for more information)
• Salary: Competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities
(Search Faculty Vacancies – Position #008992)
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
• Cover letter
• Resume
• Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email
addresses of at least 3 professional references.
The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying
The review of applications will begin immediately. Apply as soon as possible for full consideration.
Anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Appointment requires successful completion of background
check. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this
position. AA/EOE
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