Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is
composed of eight academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a
friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University
hosts an enrollment of over 14,000 students, including approximately 1,900
graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities
(very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.
MSU is located in Bozeman, Montana, an extended community of about 70,000
nestled in the Rocky Mountains in Southwest Montana. In addition to providing
access to an extraordinary ecosystem for teaching and research programs,
Bozeman is renowned for year-round recreational and cultural opportunities to
include access to world class ski areas, multiple blue ribbon trout streams
and the Gallatin National Forest. The local airport is served by seven
national airlines with over twenty flights a day to nine cities.
Named an All American City, Bozeman boasts high-quality medical facilities, a
very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private
schools, a symphony orchestra and choir, an annual opera, and nationally known
events such as the Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts held in early August of each
year. Powder Magazine identified Bozeman, with "three distinctly different"
major ski resorts within an hour's drive, as the number one place to live and
ski in its November 2010 Magazine. Bizjournals.com ranked Bozeman #2 on the
list of American Dreamtowns - small towns that offer the best quality of life
without metropolitan hassles. The K-12 educational system, growing reputation
of Montana State University, and pristine natural environment of the area
combine to make Bozeman one of America's most desirable university towns.
Bozeman is located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, 90 miles north of
Yellowstone National Park.
The MSU Library plays an integral role in the teaching, research, and outreach
missions of the University. To succeed in this role, the library seeks an
energetic, articulate, and well-organized person to assume management of the
University's ScholarWorks Institutional Repository (IR) and scholarly
The successful candidate will have a keen interest in scholarly communication
and copyright issues, and a willingness to learn and develop additional
expertise through professional development opportunities in these areas.
Located on the Digital Access and Web Services team, the position is a
12-month, tenure track, faculty appointment with rank as assistant professor.
This position works both independently and in a collaborative environment to
promote use of ScholarWorks as a repository for university research and
publications (faculty and student works, online journals, MSU publications,
etc.) and as an integrated tool in the scholarly communication process on
This position also leads the efforts to raise awareness of scholarly
communication issues, such as open access, and actively participates in
education about copyright at MSU. As a member of the Library faculty, the
Scholarly Communications Librarian is expected to meet the research and
service requirements for promotion and tenure.
Duties and Responsibilities include: Managing the daily operation of the IR
which involves adding and editing content, metadata creation, training other
library staff in IR functions, etc. Working with appropriate parties and staff
to maintain and develop new functionality for the IR. Creating and updating IR
policies, procedures, and other necessary documentation. Maintaining and
developing new partnerships with Library subject liaisons, MSU faculty, MSU
departments and research units, and publications editors for adding content to
the IR. Promoting the IR to the campus community. Advising and educating the
campus community about authors' rights and other copyright issues related to
scholarly communication. Promoting open access as a policy and philosophy on
campus. Collecting and analyzing and reporting IR usage data. Coordinating and
providing training in support of ScholarWorks and scholarly communication on
MLS, MIS, or equivalent.
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, for successful
interaction via email, phone, in person, and in presentation venues.
Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.
Knowledgeable about open access publishing models including copyright issues
and authors' rights related to scholarly communication.
success with project management and leading project groups/teams
2. Experience working
with digital initiatives in an academic library environment
3. Experience in
digital conversion, file transfer, and file management
4. Familiarity with
digital preservation issues
success in cultivating and developing relationships with academic units and
6. Experience with
institutional repository platform(s), such as Dspace, BePress, Eprints as well
as publishing platforms like Open Journal Systems
7. Experience with
research interest and scholarly activity in the field.
The SuccessfulCandidate Will:
Have the ability to meet the research and service requirements for faculty
promotion and tenure.
Have a strong interest in learning on the job and applying new skills to meet
Have a strong interest in supporting the land grant mission of MSU and
outreach to academic units and citizens of Montana physically and virtually.
Demonstrate a friendly, approachable, public service attitude.
1. In accordance with
MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-
employment background check.
Notice of Unionized status. The position for which you have applied is a Union
position, and is represented by the Associated Faculty of Montana State
University (AFMSU). Faculty covered by AFMSU must begin paying either
membership dues or representation fees within thirty (30) days of hire. This
is a condition of employment. Additional information can be found at
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