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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.

Reference Number: 50-22256Posted Job Title: Scholarly Communications & Data Curation LibrarianSchool Name: University LibraryOrg: University LibraryPosted to the Web: 03/09/2016Posted Job/Salary Grade: 026Employment Type: ExemptHours: 35.00Position Type: Full TimePosition Schedule: 9-5Months: 12Position Length: Ongoing   University Overview    
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
As part of a collaborative team of librarians within the Digital Scholarship Department, the Scholarly Communications & Data Curation Librarian will explore new models for scholarly communication and digital publishing, participate in ongoing scholarly communication efforts, and take a leadership role in the publication, sharing, and reuse of research data across the disciplines. The incumbent will work closely with the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator to advocate for broad access to all scholarship created within the Penn communities and will take serve as a primary point of contact for training, education, and support for copyright and fair use questions within the library.
-Works closely with library liaisons and the Digital Publishing and Repository Coordinator on outreach and relationship building with faculty, departments, centers, and schools on topics related to scholarly communication
-In collaboration with colleagues across the library, advises faculty, graduate students, and researchers on data management practices for project planning and funder compliance
-Takes the lead in creating and maintaining a program to enable data curation, planning and management for researchers across disciplines. This work will rely on close collaboration and strong relationships with members of the Digital Scholarship team and colleagues in the STEM Libraries, especially.
-Advises the library on software and tools for the deposit and storage of research data
-Provides training and educational resources regarding the use of copyrighted resources and the application of US copyright law; in cooperation with the Office of General Counsel, serves as a key resource for queries on copyright compliance and fair use pertaining to library collections
-Monitors trends, legislation, and pending changes in intellectual property rights, mandates for public access to research results, academic publishing, and information technologies that affect access and preservation of scholarship; communicates their implications to the Penn community; organizes regular campus events and programs in these areas. Serves as an advocate within the larger academic and publishing community for new, more fair and open approaches to the dissemination of scholarly research
-Advocates for open access to scholarship; creates and manages programs that increase awareness of open access; promotes the deposit of research and scholarship in ScholarlyCommons@Penn, the university’s institutional repository; and experiments with new publishing formats and venues for publications, where appropriate
-Master’s degree in library and information science and two years of progressively responsible experience in an academic library, or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
-An understanding of the goals, practices, and policies of research universities and their libraries
-Knowledge of the publishing landscape across academia, including the scholarly publishing industry, open access initiatives, and the dissemination of digital collections, data, and research across platforms
-Demonstrated knowledge of copyright and other intellectual property issues in the academic environment
-Familiarity with the technologies and standards associated with digital scholarly publishing, open access, and institutional repositories
-Experience using, creating, and sharing data required; experience with relational database structures preferred
-Evidence of leadership and initiative
-Evidence of strong public presentation and written communication skills.
-The ability to work both independently and collegially, and to collaborate effectively
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