Job Summary/Basic Function:
Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate’s education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service.
UNT Libraries is seeking qualified applicants for the Deputy Director of Scholarly Communications position. The ideal candidate is a passionate advocate for open access and is able to effectively communicate and educate the campus community on OA issues. The Deputy Director of Scholarly Communications is a member of the UNT Libraries Scholarly Communications Unit within the Public Services Division. The librarian is responsible for completing general duties related to open access, data management, and ancillary matters associated with scholarly communications. This librarian works with other members of the library to engage and educate the UNT community about open access and data management quandaries that arise. The librarian also collaborates with the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and Design (CLEAR), faculty, students, university administration, and other UNT stakeholders regarding scholarly communications issues. This librarian exercises broad independent judgment and authority under the direction of the Director of Scholarly Communications. The librarian serves on library committees and work groups as assigned.
* Works with the Director of Scholarly Communications to coordinate the development of policies, goals, and objectives that support the Libraries’ Strategic Plan and support effective decisions regarding scholarly communications services for the UNT Libraries and its collaborators.
* Assists with the Scholarly Communications blog by discovering and disseminating scholarly communications news, case law, statutes, and other related endeavors.
* Educates faculty, students, staff, and other UNT stakeholders regarding open access issues.
* Manages the DMP Tool, and stays abreast of policies, trends, techniques, and rapidly evolving practices in the area of research data management.
* Establishes policies for the DMP Tool.
* Collaborates with CLEAR in pedagogical environments, advising opportunities, and in establishment of websites and policies.
* Assists in organizing conferences at UNT.
* Collaborates with stakeholders through the library and the UNT campus to create awareness of open access.
* Provides training to students, staff, faculty, and the broader community regarding open access, data management, and related scholarly communications topics
* Leads the Scholarly Communications Transformation Initiative Task Force.
* Participates in Scholarly Communications Unit activities.
o Participates in Scholarly Communications Unit projects as assigned.
o Participates in strategic planning of the Scholarly Communications Unit.
* Stays current with developments in computer, library, and information science fields as appropriate.
* Maintains a collegial working relationship with other library departments and divisions.
* Works to meet the requirements for scholarly, creative, and professional activities.
* Works to meet the requirements for service to the libraries, university, and the community.
* Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University’s and Library’s commitment to diversity.
* Education: An ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information sciences or an international equivalent.
* Knowledge of current issues in open access and data management.
* Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
* Demonstrated ability to adjust priorities, manage time wisely, and make quick effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as publications, training materials, workshops, conferences, and other tools.
* Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and library departments and divisions.
* Demonstrated ability to manage scholarly communications projects from start to finish.
* Demonstrated ability to manage open access issues.
* Demonstrated ability to manage data management processes.
* Extensive presentation experience in a university setting.
Area of Specialty:
Deputy Director of Scholarly Communications
Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
Open Until Search Closed
Review of Applications Begins:
Required Applicant Documents:
April 6, 2015
Deputy Director of Scholarly Communications
University of North Texas