Copyright Librarian (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)
University of Notre Dame
University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries
Location: Notre Dame, IN
The Copyright Librarian is the Hesburgh Libraries' coordinator and consultant
on issues that span copyright, licensing, scholarly communications and
information policies pertaining to library services and initiatives. In
conjunction with the University of Notre Dame's Office of General Counsel and
internal library stakeholders, this individual is responsible for analyzing
intellectual property policies that pertain to the creation, addition, or use
of copyrighted or licensed content.
As a member of the Digital Library Initiatives and Scholarship Program and the
Center for Digital Scholarship, this position oversees efforts within the
Libraries to ensure that the use and dissemination of resources is compliant
with university policies. This individual guides overall
library activities pertaining to copyright in conjunction with campus
The individual also provides information about copyright-related issues in the
library, for example fair use, permissions, scholarly communications, and
specialized requirements of data access, use, and sharing.
The position considers issues related to emerging technologies specific to
copyright, rights management, and intellectual property as it relates to a
university library. As a new area of focus, the individual will contribute to
the long-term evolution of the position.
Serves as the Libraries' internal coordinator regarding the
use, creation and dissemination of copyrighted works.
Provides direction regarding copyright, content and related licensing, and
permissions. Recommends best practices, for example, with
documentation and training on copyright compliance issues. This includes
exploring intellectual property issues pertaining to the Libraries' digital
In consultation with University's Office of General Counsel
and other library and campus stakeholders, oversees the Libraries'
comprehensive approach in coordinating efforts to ensure that terms,
conditions, and expectations for use of library resources are clearly
communicated to users.
Using university legal counsel as a resource, organizes and
develops seminars, programs, and workshops to educate faculty and students
about copyright and licensing practices.
ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or J.D. and
significant experience with copyright required. 2-3 years
post-graduate experience in a legal or higher education setting
preferred. Electronic content licensing experience
Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills,
enthusiasm for instruction and communicating emerging issues, experience
working with Section 108 of the US Copyright Act, and a proven ability to work
well with colleagues required.
The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a
collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is
Salary and Benefits:
Appointment salary and rank are competitive, commensurate with experience and
qualifications. Librarians are non-tenure track members of the Library
Faculty. The University offers an excellent benefits and annual vacation
The University of Notre Dame is a highly selective national Catholic teaching
and research university in northern Indiana about ninety miles from Chicago.
Approximately 8,200 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students pursue a broad
range of studies. For more information about the University of Notre Dame,
please visit the University of Notre Dame homepage at
http://nd.edu/. The Hesburgh Libraries
(http://library.nd.edu) hold about 3.5 million volumes and provide access to
more than 23,000 serials. The Libraries have 124 staff and 50 librarians. The
Libraries are a member of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), ARL, NERL
and other consortia. The University of Notre Dame is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer strongly committed to diversity. We
value qualified candidates who can bring a variety of backgrounds to our
Further details & application instructions:
This position posting and additional information about Hesburgh Libraries can
be found on the Libraries' website:
Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain
open until filled.
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