Scholarly Communication Librarian
University of Tennessee
The Scholarly Communication Librarian is an advocate for new practices in
scholarly communication and helps guide the campus toward innovative and
sustainable methods of dissemination. The librarian raises campus awareness of
trends in scholarly publishing, including open access to the scholarly record,
alternative metrics for measuring research impact, and copyright and fair use.
The librarian works closely with liaison librarians to provide the highest
quality information and user education programs, and in partnership with the
Office of Research and Engagement and the UT Institute of Agriculture Office
of Sponsored Programs, supports campus efforts to ensure compliance with US
funding agency requirements for public access. May serve as liaison to one or
more academic departments or programs.
* Monitor developments in scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and related legislative and funding initiatives, and communicate their implications to library and faculty stakeholders.
* Develop, deliver, and assess the effectiveness of scholarly communications workshops, programs, and services for the campus.
* In collaboration with liaison librarians, implement strategies to recruit faculty and student work for inclusion in Trace, UT's institutional repository.
* Promote the journal publishing capabilities of Trace and assist with ISSN registration, DOI assignment, Directory of Open Access Journals registration, Creative Commons licensing, etc. for library-supported journals.
* Work with library staff and vendors to maintain and develop new functionality and improved workflows for ingesting a variety of content types and research outputs into Trace, and to create and update repository policies, procedures, and other repository documentation as needed.
* Serve as a library resource on copyright, fair use, and compliance issues related to open access.
* Engage in professional development, research, and service activities.
* ALA-accredited master's degree
* Demonstrated knowledge of institutional repository trends and best practices
* Demonstrated knowledge of the scholarly publishing enterprise, including open access, and author rights
* Evidence of leadership, initiative, and creativity
* Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills coupled with the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
* Experience planning and delivering workshops, presentations, or classes
* Commitment to advancing the Libraries' and University's diversity goals as demonstrated by past experience or through leadership activities
* Must be able to meet the University's requirements for promotion and tenure, which include research and service components
* Supervisory experience
* Coursework or experience with copyright or other intellectual property rights
* Demonstrated ability to assess services or collections
* Experience working with an institutional repository platform such as DSpace or Digital Commons
* Conversant in funding agency requirements for public access to research
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