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. The incumbent will advocate for
digital scholarship initiatives at Clemson, such as open-access publishing and
the institutional repository. The Head of Digital Scholarship will raise
awareness at Clemson University about the emerging trends in scholarly
communications and their impact on the University, and serve as a resource on
intellectual property concerns. The incumbent 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
_Scholarly Communications (50%)_
* Serves as an advocate for new practices in scholarly communications at the University.
* 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 institutional repository.
* Provides guidance to library staff regarding scholarly communication and coordinates with subject specialists to broaden their understanding of scholarly communication.
_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 digital objects.
* Facilitates the use of digitized material in digital humanities projects and exhibitions.
* Participates in grant development and ensures compliance with current grant commitments.
* Helps to ensure that assessment plans are developed as part of any new projects.
_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 assigned.
* 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 description.
* 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 workflows.
* Direct experience in the scholarly communications or copyright field.
* Ability to collaborate with diverse groups and communicate ideas effectively.
* Supervisory experience.
**Salary and Benefits**
This position offers a highly competitive salary and faculty rank based on the
successful candidate's demonstrated qualifications and experience.
**About Clemson University**
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, a culture of collaboration, school
spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Nestled in the beautiful foothills
of the Blue Ridge mountains, Clemson is located in one of the fastest-growing
areas of South Carolina and a is short drive to the major destination cities
of Charlotte and Atlanta. The upstate South Carolina region provides a highly
desirable quality of life setting in which to pursue professional goals.
Prepare a letter of interest to the search committee directly addressing the
requirements for the position. Include a resume with the names, email
addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
Submit the package electronically as a single attachment in PDF format to:
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The application deadline for this position has been extended to April 7, 2013.
Applications received by this deadline (including those of previous
applicants) will receive first consideration.
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