Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated professional to
work with a vibrant library faculty and staff to envision and implement a
digital scholarship initiative that creatively engages all members of the
The Head of Digital Scholarship, reporting to the Head of the Office of
Library Technology, will play a key leadership role in shaping the creation,
delivery, and preservation of original digital scholarship produced at Clemson
University, with specific responsibilities for scholarly communications,
rights management, and digital production. Incumbent will advocate for digital
scholarship initiatives at Clemson, such as open-access publishing and the
institutional repository, will raise awareness at Clemson about the emerging
trends in scholarly communications and their impact on the university, and
serve as a resource on intellectual property concerns. The Head of Digital
Scholarship will also supervise the production of unique digital material and
metadata at Clemson's Digital Imaging Lab. This is a 12-month tenure-track
position with faculty rank and status.
Scholarly Communications (50%)
Serves as an advocate for new practices in scholarly communications at the
Assesses faculty and student scholarly communication needs and makes
recommendations for funding and support in the library.
Advises library on issues related to intellectual property, open access
publishing, and fair use.
Facilitates the deposit of faculty scholarly output into the University's
Provides guidance to library staff regarding scholarly communication and
coordinates with subject specialists to broaden their understanding of
Rights Management (20%)
Advises library on issues related to copyright.
Maintains an awareness of copyright and fair use legal interpretations in
higher education and communicates to faculty and students.
Creates digital publishing and copyright information resources and workshops
for the campus community.
Provides guidance on rights management as it relates to digital projects.
Represents the interests of the University Libraries in the development of
University policy related to copyright and user privacy issues.
Digital Production and Metadata (20%)
Works with the Digital Projects Manager to identify new collections for
digitization and facilitate working relationships with partners.
Supervises the integration of metadata across a variety of library
applications, following standards and best practices for the description of
Facilitates the use of digitized material in digital humanities projects and
Participates in grant development and ensures compliance with current grant
Helps to ensure that assessment plans are developed as part of any new
Library and University Affairs (10%)
Remains current with advances in information technology, scholarly
communications, and rights management and the impact of those advances on
libraries and digital scholarship.
Serves on library, university, and professional committees, elected and
Undertakes research and/or professional development related to professional
and scholarly interests.
Serves as part of the leadership team that develops policies and standards
within the Office of Library Technology.
MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school or university.
Familiarity or some experience with issues related to scholarly
communications, rights management, and digital production/metadata
Experience with library technologies and applications.
Experience with project management.
Evidence of, or potential for, professional and/or scholarly activity.
Strong background in rights management or scholarly communications.
Strong background in digitization/metadata best practices and digital project
Direct experience in scholarly communications or copyright field.
Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and communicate ideas effectively.
Position offers a highly competitive salary and faculty rank based on the
successful candidate's demonstrated qualifications and experience.
Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented
research university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern
corridor. Ranked as one of America's Top Universities by
U.S. News & World Report, Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community
characterized by high academic standards, culture of collaboration, school
spirit, and competitive drive to excel. Nestled in the beautiful foothills of
the Blue Ridge mountains, Clemson is located in the fastest-growing area of
South Carolina and a short drive to major destination cities Charlotte and
Atlanta. The upstate South Carolina region provides a highly desirable quality
of life setting in which to pursue professional goals.
Letter of interest to the search committee directly addressing requirements
for the position. Include resume with names, email addresses, and telephone
numbers of three professional references. Submit package
electronically as single attachment in PDF format to: [log in to unmask]
Application deadline for position extended to April 7, 2013.
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