Library & Information Services
Library & Instructional Support
Open Until Filled
Utah State University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and proactive librarian to assume management of the Libraries’ digital scholarship efforts, including the university’s thriving institutional repository (IR), DigitalCommons@USU, and other scholarly communication activities. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the extensive scholarly communication landscape including: digital publishing and preservation, open access, open education, open data, and related intellectual property issues.
Reporting to the Head of Digital Initiatives, the position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment with rank as Assistant Librarian. This position works both independently and in a collaborative environment to educate the USU community about the use and creation of digital resources and opportunities with particular emphasis on the IR and USU’s Digital Library. This will include promoting DigitalCommons@USU as a repository and both the IR and Digital Library as integrated tools in the research and teaching activities across the USU campuses. This position also contributes to efforts to raise awareness of related issues such as open access, open educational resources, data management, and copyright.
Develop and implement scholarly communication programs and initiatives.
Build and maintain collaborative partnerships with research and administrative units on campus.
Promote and support USU’s Open Access Policy and data management efforts across campus.
Manage the development of and coordinate outreach in support of DigitalCommons@USU.
Promote the use of library resources as digital scholarship and support library efforts to integrate these resources into the curriculum.
Work collaboratively across the Library to identify and promote digital tools to enhance research and teaching.
Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
ALA-accredited Masters degree (awarded or near completion)
Highly effective communication and interpersonal skills, including listening, writing and speaking
Ability to work effectively with various university stakeholders
Knowledge of current trends and issues in scholarly communication, digital publishing and preservation, and data management
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities
Interest in learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment
Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills
Ability to meet the university’s requirements for promotion and tenure
Project management experience
Experience in an academic library setting
Familiarity with copyright law, specifically fair use and library exemptions
Familiarity with repository platforms
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent or Time or Hours per Week:
$40,000 plus excellent benefits
Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Resume/CV
Often Functional Requirements (25-75% time):
Both hands required or compensated by the use of acceptable prostheses
Continuous Functional Requirements (75%+ time):
Use of fingers (e.g. typing),Extended sitting,Routine visual requirements (e.g. reading with attention to details; seeing activities near and far),Routine hearing ability (e.g. whispers at close range; voices at 15 feet; converse by telephone)
Often Environmental Factors (25-75% time):
Continuous Environmental Factors (75%+ time):
Inside,Working closely with others
ADA Cognitive Requirements:
Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions, in books, manuals, and mathematical or diagrammatic form. Deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
ADA Math Requirements:
Use arithmetic to add, subtract, multiple, and divide whole numbers.
ADA Communication Requirements – Speech:
Expression of a level comparable to 5, plus highest order verbal skills such as ability to lecture to large groups, ability to speak on complex issues without prepared notes.
ADA Comm Requirements – Comprehension:
Comprehension and expression of a level to routinely draft narrative information such as case histories, compose routine correspondence on own initiative, make interview notes. May involved a large volume of such composition.
ADA Travel Requirements:
Minimal travel required – ability to travel infrequently (i.e., annually) for activities such as developmental sessions at a centralized training center.
September 3, 2015
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Utah State University